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  1. Hi ! I have an upcoming appointment with NYU HJD and was told to take a pharmacology test. Has anyone taken this before? Can you please tell me what it will consist of? Was it hard? and also, what will they ask on the interview ? This is my first RN job and i'm very nervous... please help.
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    Where to take ACLS in NY

    Hi, do you know where else to take ACLS besides health force solutions? any others in queens, manhattan & LI area?
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    Any IVF coordinators out there?

    Hi, do any one you work at an IVF facility? What exactly do IVF coordinators do? Thanks for the insight :)
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    New grad discouraged about job oppurtunity

    how long have you been a new grad? it's very hard to find a hospital job nowadays. have you looked at other areas in nursing besides nursing homes? private offices, ambulatory centers..etc. It took me a year after graduation to find a private ambulatory job. Apply everywhere and keep your options open because one day, someone out there will want you. Meanwhile, I am working and still searching for a hospital job so I'd suggest you take anything for now to get your foot in the door. I have friends who worked at nursing homes for about 3 months and end up getting a hospital job. Try it, you'll get the experience you need and will have something extra to add to your resume.
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    New grads can't get jobs afraid of becoming an old new grad.

    hang in there, I was a new grad from may 2009 and found a job 2 months ago. Don't give up, you'll find something and someone out there will want you; they just haven't found you yet.
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    Nurses, I need advice

    i would suggest taking the LPN classes. you can still go to college and become an RN and while you're at it, you can try working at the hospital as part-time. When you graduate from college, you'll already have the LPN experience and that will help when you apply for any RN jobs for the future.
  7. Do any of you work at unique fields in nursing? I've seen job postings and saw positions like Infertility nurse, cosmetic surgery, medical spa nurse, IV infusion nurse... etc. I thought these were very interesting and was wondering if there are any more? I love exploring options and I'm aiming towards less acute settings for the future... I already know bedside is not for me but I'm sticking with it for now.
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    What are some unique, non-acute RN jobs?

    aww that's no fun!!!
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    New York Presbyterian New Grad Program?

    you will automatically get into the "new grad" program when you get hired for a position. what they want you to do is apply online for positions and if they want to consider you, they'll call you in for interview.
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    where to get malpractice insurance

    Where else can I buy malpractice insurance for RNs aside from NSO? Just curious
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    where to get malpractice insurance

    s yes but I would get it anyway regardless of requirement. I've previously used NSO and recently saw another malpractice company on Nursing Spectrum but I forgot to write it down before I threw it away. That is why I wanted to know if anyone else use other companies :)
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    Can You Ask for More?

    I'd suggest doing some research on avg. salary for nurses in SC .... that way if you negotiate (only do this if you have an offer), then you'll have an idea of what you're really worth. I don't live in SC but if the interviewer asks me what salary I'm looking for I'll just respond with "Whatever is fair for a new grad and having done some research, I know how much my degree worth" and then you can switch it around and ask "What is the range that you're offering?" but anyway, it's hard to get a job nowadays ...and if this is a job with great experience to build from you should just take it :)
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    Am I stupid for giving this up?

    I agree. Having a balance in life is very important. Sounds like the clinic job will suit you well. Who knows? You might end up loving it and grow within the practice... and then you can bring those experiences on to another facility in the future. I've known several people who started out in the clinic as new grad and after years of experience, they were still able to get a hospital job. Volunteer at hospital on weekends if you can and start making connections for the future. :)
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    new grad looking for work with limited resources

    why not volunteer at a hospital in the meantime? Your pharm tech experience is still "work experience". I would emphasize what you've done in clinical during nursing school :)
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    Three-page resume

    well, you have many years of experience so 3 pages is appropriate :) good luck! what is your dream job?
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    did i just ruin my career at 21

    Are you kidding me? You are young and have full scholarship to get your BSN. You have made the best choice to resign and to advance yourself. When you come out with your BSN, you will have a great future :) don't beat yourself up!!
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    New Grad starting out at SNF?

    sry... what is SNF?
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    Every life has a story video

    Love it. Thank you!
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    RN positions shortage in nyc

    Be persistent and follow-up after you've filled out an application or sent your resume. Call the recruiter every other week to check your status. If possible, try to find a manager's name & contact info and introduce yourself. Be open to all kinds of positions even though it's not your dream job. Have you tried nursing homes? long term care? private offices? clinics? Also, look for healthcare recruiting agencies (most of the time they want experience nurses but flu season will start soon and you may get a flu shot job)... although it's a temporary job, at least you're doing something with your license. Have you tried volunteering at a hospital? If you have the money to spend, you can go ahead and advance yourself by taking ACLS, IV therapy, PALS, NRP... depending on what your interest is. Also, you may look into joining associations like american nurses association, med-surg association.... etc depending on your interest. I graduated last year and I never gave up job hunting. Don't give up! Good luck :)
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    failed nclex, what DIDN'T you do the 1st time?

    If you're taking kaplan, you should be okay. Study, study, study and keep doing their Qbank questions. Good luck!
  21. Do you think a Med/Surg unit of psychiatric patients is a good place for new grads? I have an interest in psych patients but I'm not sure if I can handle this type of unit...
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    Behavioral Med/Surg Unit for new grad?

    Not too sure but it is a teaching hospital so I assume it may offer a decent orientation?
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    UT Southwestern Interview help!

    i saw on the nursing magazine that they do offer $5,000 sign on bonus
  24. Hi Everyone... I have a pre-screening test for a job soon. Was told that my pharmacology test would take about an hour. Pharm was my weakest subject during nursing school, although I did well in class but it was because of constant studying. It has almost been a year of job hunting and I've never had a pre-screening test for a job. I'm a lil worried b/c I don't remember a lot of stuff. What was your trick to understanding and remembering the drugs? What should I focus on studying ?! I asked the recruiter and they just said "calculations, side effects, a lil of critical thinking".... I feel like I have to know EVERYTHING by heart and i'm freaking out. ahhhh
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    Are there any new grad nursing jobs anywhere?

    where in upstate?