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    Oklahoma Nurses

    I was in the float pool and worked at sites in Yukon, Bethany, Edmond, Chandler, NW Expressway, May Ave, and a couple of others. I really enjoyed most of them except Chandler (since I live in Tuttle that is a long way to drive). They did pay for mileage and the hourly rate is higher since you don't have guaranteed hours or any benefits. It depended on the time of year. At the holidays and when people want to take off for vacation I worked a lot. You are on call, there were days someone would call in sick, I would get a call at 7am and decide at that time if I was going to work or not. A lot will depend on your schedule for school, they will work around it. I really did enjoy Mercy. They are a good place to work. Good luck with school! :balloons:
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    Oklahoma Nurse - Hello All.

    :rotfl: Hello to all, I have been a nurse in Oklahoma for almost 4 years. While I was in nursing school I worked for Mercy PRN for their clinics (float pool - more flexible and more money). I also worked for Deaconess in the ER as a tech and I learned as much there as I did most of the time in school. Hats off to ER nurses, especially there ones at Deaconess. I'm married, have one son, one cat, 2 budgies, 7 Zebra finches and a host of outdoor critters that I help nature take care of. (Only on the Oklahoma page will you see the word critter. J) I currently have been working in Clinical Trial Research and have just passes the certification test in this field. I think that this may be my cup of tea. I make far more money than I could as an LPN on the floor, still get to use a lot of my nursing skills, work Monday thru Friday with normal hours and get to travel to a great number of places that I would not have seen other wise. I just found the Oklahoma Site today and look forward to hearing from more Oklahoma Nurses as well as other nurses around the world!
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    ACNP Program

    I worked for an ACNP while in nursing school and after graduation. (I was a Medical Asst.) She spoke very highly of the program at OU. She did have concerns for some other programs but she did go to OU. I don't know how easy it was for her to find a job in OK. She worked with a great physician in a private practice. She was very good and had no problems with employment when she and her husband moved out of state. She was able to pick and choose where she wanted to work. Hope this was of some help.
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    Oklahoma Nurses

    :rotfl: Hello to all, I have been a nurse in Oklahoma for almost 4 years. While I was in nursing school I worked for Mercy PRN for their clinics (float pool - more flexible and more money). I also worked for Deaconess in the ER as a tech and I learned as much there as I did most of the time in school. Hats off to ER nurses, especially there ones at Deaconess. I'm married, have one son, one cat, 2 budgies, 7 Zebra finches and a host of outdoor critters that I help nature take care of. (Only on the Oklahoma page will you see the word critter. J) I currently have been working in Clinical Trial Research and have just passes the certification test in this field. I think that this may be my cup of tea. I make far more money than I could as an LPN on the floor, still get to use a lot of my nursing skills, work Monday thru Friday with normal hours and get to travel to a great number of places that I would not have seen other wise. I just found the Oklahoma Site today and look forward to hearing from more Oklahoma Nurses!
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    Where shall I work, after graduating

    I know that you withdrew your post but I thought it was a good thought for someone just graduating from nursing school. I had a lot of ideas where I wanted to work and was sacred to death to jump into 50 feet of water and not know how to swim. I was also terrified since one of our nursing instructors kept telling us that nurses eat their young and that the older nurses would make our lives miserable. Well it has been over 4 years since gradation and I have worked for a hospital, a private physician, a hospital owned physicians group, and now I do research. None of those jobs were perfect but I had to find the one that fit me. Just don't limit your self to the positions that they tell you about in nursing school. There are far more options, research is one of those positions that they never tell you about. It can be quite interesting and provide you with many number of options. Good luck
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