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  1. With all the money you have to pay. I think they should arrange it especially for instate students. A list is a little better but all students get that list so there is still competition and people on the list may not be willing or else they may already have students. Seen it even with coworkers in top ranked state schools.
  2. brookwood and the va in birmingham. i would also try the alabama state nurses association. i would also tyour college's financial aid office to see if they have any scholarships you can apply for.
  3. Calalilynurse

    Needs RN job in Prattville/Montgomery area

    you might have to try applying further away. i had the same problem when i graduated from nursing school. i have to commute to birmingham.
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    Nursing graduates find tighter job market

    i live in alabama so georgia's farther away. it seems like a nice place to work though despite the inconvenience
  5. Calalilynurse

    RN salaries in Montgomery, AL

    to iamlvp, i finally got a job in birmingham. i started in january.
  6. Calalilynurse

    Nursing graduates find tighter job market

    i graduated in august and started my first nursing job in mid january. ninety minutes from home. so good luck.
  7. Calalilynurse

    RN salaries in Montgomery, AL

    to redstepchild, no i guess nursing is not recession proof. you could travel after you get the dreaded one year of experience buts its hard to get.
  8. Calalilynurse

    Nursing graduates find tighter job market

    dear myspirits, i am in the exact same boat. I made As and Bs in nursing school. My NCLEX cut off at 75 questions. I was picked over for jobs by C students and have had difficulty getting interviews. on of the few interviews i had the nurse manager told me they were picking only the cream of the crop. sure doesnt seem like it. the other interviews i had they really wanted someone with experience.
  9. Calalilynurse

    Auburn BSN

    dear inactive rn, uab school of nursing provided a prep course we paid for from tutition and fees. it wasnt good at all. so one of my parents had to pay out of pocket for hurst review. i wasnt prepared for nclex at all by the nursing school. at least not adequately.
  10. Calalilynurse

    States Hiring New Grads

    amen. you know exactly what your talking about. i am also a new grad that is having difficulty finding a job.
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    Auburn BSN

    i think what nursing school you went to wont matter with getting a job. UAB is better ranked than bama and auburn and i and most of my class still dont have one. I think passing nclex has more to do with how and what you study than what school you went to. one of the new nurses where i precepted went to jeff state and passed studying hurst review. i definitely dont think going to uab increases you chance of passing. their score is only going up because our class and the may class did well. which hasnt been averaged in yet. without those scores there pass rate is 90.9. i know from the nurses i work with for a long time it was in the 80s. however it is just as hard to get into bama as auburn's nursing school. uab is much easier to get into.most of my classmates were transfer students from those two schools.
  12. Calalilynurse

    Auburn BSN

    I didnt think I received a great education at all. Most of our teachers didn't like teaching. There was no in what they taught and what we were tested on. In first semester skills lab their were 5 or 6 instructors who taught 5 or 6 ways. then we were graded by someone who was not our teacher who would fail us for doing what we were taught. there was no consistency between what you had to to pass and what mistakes resulted in failure. for example, when i was in 1st semester you got two attempts to pass a validation ( now its three). if you didnt pass the last attempt no matter what your grade you recieved an F in the course. one of my classmates never passed a single one and graduated with my class while one of my friends failed twice because of inconsistency between teachers and was nearly kicked out of school. they spent more time making us do stupid clinical paperwork than giving us the opportunity to practice skills such as venipuncture and starting IVs. SO when my class entered our last semester of school it was the norm to have started between zero and two IVs. I graduated only having ever started ONE. I graduated this August. I had about 100 people in my class. Only about 20 had a job. Only about four of those were where they precepted. I got my license two weeks ago I still cant get a job. I have only had two interviews since july and no job offers. I went to UAB and applied there several times and got one interview. the school and the hr department do nothing to help you. even though they hire a lot of students from other nursing schools. I have friend who worked for UAB for four years partime (24 hours a week) as a tech she still couldnt get a job there. I had several teachers at UAB that flat out didnt care about teaching or their students. then they would tell students that served on committees with them how much they hated our class. some of my teachers had been teaching so long they taught my boss (at the part time job i had in school) when she went to nursing school in the 80s. we had some of the exact same teachers. mostly the ones who had no real joy in teaching. on paper UAB has a good reputation. i dont know how. one of the nurse practitioners i worked with on work study said it might be for research dollars. but student satisfaction is very low. i had maybe 6 really good faculty and instructors and all my part-time clinical instructors that were not SON professors were really good. my 2 faculty clinical instructors were no where near on the same level as the part-time instructors i had. they were great. they really liked teaching and sought opportunities for us to practice skills. they were also tough when they needed to be. if UAB had more teachers like them it would be a good school. UAB doesnt give a preference to its own grads at all. My classmates with jobs are about evenly split between UAB and the other five hospitals in the area. but most of dont have jobs. the nclex pass rate when i graduated was a 90.9. now its going up because most of my class and about 95% of the may class passed. but the review course they gave us was sorry. they have a deal with ATI so we did there review. it was boring. the book was a badly condensed version of the books we had gotten from ATI throughout nursing school. it was a three day waste of time. i did hurst online review it was FABULOUS. it was the only reason i passed. not a single thing the ATI lady guaranteed would be on NCLEX during three days was on there and she made it seem like NCLEX would be easy its so straight forward. ITS NOT. its tricky. Now the nursing school is the has the highest tuition on campus. uab raised its tuition by about 13% a year like all colleges. because they allegedly are so strapped for cash. nursing school tuition used to be about 20 dollars more per credit hour. this fall they raised the tuition about 21% making it $271 per credit hour in state. i looked it up that was the instate graduate tuition my last year of school. try to get scholarships through the university the nursing school scholarships suck. i have heard there need based. i got one with a A average before nursing school but my mother was a single parent who made about 40,000 a year. the president of the student nurses association couldnt get a scholarship from the nursing school and she an A average in nursing school. Samford's website is Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. i went to church with a nurse that went there and works for UAB. she liked. i know they have small class sizes and are supposed to really be supportive of and work with students. but i did not go there and my friend has been a nurse for a few years so it might have changed. you should ask someone that went there. it is more expensive because its private.
  13. Calalilynurse

    RN salaries in Montgomery, AL

    I've been having a hard time since I don't have experience. I don't know if experience in another country would count against you. But I think its better to list it than not because its rough even getting an interview if you dont right now.
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    will relocate to Montgomery AL and is concerned....

    where are all of these great jobs in Alabama. I just got my license and my entire class cant get a job in alabama.
  15. Calalilynurse

    RN salaries in Montgomery, AL

    Yes I know RNs in Montgomery and Birmingham. I live in Montgomery and am an RN. But I am a new grad so I'm having trouble getting a job because I dont have experience.
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