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    Student Nurses Association? Whos In It?

    Hi, I'm a member of SNA at my school as well. We are the new group, since all of the officers just graduated. I am in my next to last semester in school. This year for freshman orientation we furnished doughnuts and juice, and answered lots and lots of questions! We have also sold t-shirts, and do a lot of charity work. It's very well supported in my school. I think it's a good thing to be involved in, we have a pretty good time!
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    major distance from home to school

    I drive 50 miles a day. 25 both ways.
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    How many of us are 25 - 35 yrs. old?

    I'm 34. I'll be 35 when I graduate.
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    Seniors - putting out feelers for jobs?

    I'd be interested in finding out too! I graduate May 2006 as well. And, unfortunately, (or fortunately I suppose) I will be movng away afterwards...so I really have no clue as to when I should start communicating w/potential hospitals. Sometimes I think I know what I want to do...but there are so many possibilities. I am interested in so many areas. I love critical care, but I also fell in love w/L & D over the summer during my externship. Hopefully in these last 2 semesters of school there will be some guidance from intructors on how to approach the job market. Manna, I see you're from Mississippi. I'm originally from West Tennessee. Will be going back w/my family after graduation. What part of Mississippi do you live in?
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    Fall '05, what are you taking???

    I'm taking....eek!...yet another med/surg class, peds, and the long dreaded, put off until the next to last semester...speech class.
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    New Grad L&D Nurse! Any others out there?

    Welcome! I sincerely hope to a be a new grad in L & D come May 2006! I'm very interested to hear about your experiences!
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    Question for Chicago area nurses

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    Seniors in the House

    May 2006 for me too! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. OK guys, I tried to read through all the posts...because I'm sure my ?'s are answered in there somewhere...I didn't get through them all...so here goes. First of all...this is a great idea, making this a sticky..and the fact that the OB nurses on the boards are willing to answer all these questions! Here is my thing... I just finished an externship at a LDRP unit...and I absolutely loved it. I am moving as soon as I get out of nursing school (in the spring 2006), so I will have to apply at new, unfamiliar hospitals. Are there any extra things I can do to make myself more marketable for an OB job? We do our preceptorships in our last semester...but of course there is no guarantee I will get OB, it's a pretty sought after spot. I've head that nurse managers consider where you precepted, among other things when hiring new grads. Should I do anything extra...I mean w/in my scope...take classes? Or, do they even consider anything like that? I didn't realize I would react as passionately to OB as I did this summer. I really, really, enjoyed it. It actually wouldn't kill me to start in another area of nursing, but I do want to give OB my first shot. Sigh, if we were staying here, I have an almost guaranteed job where I externed! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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    Why don't nursing schools offer ICU electives?

    Wow...that sounds good. Does anyone know of any of these types of distance programs in the states?
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    Starting nursing school in aug. need advice

    There was a girl pg in our second semester, and she completed it and did fine!
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    Is it too soon to make change?

    I echo the above posters...I say go for it...apply for the L & D position.
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    Do you sometimes get grossed out at clinicals?

    :) Hee hee!
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    I'm going to ask....

    Thanks guys for the good advice. Last night I spent a verrrry loooong time going back through the posts in the career/advice forum while watching the news. I found some really great suggestions. I will probabaly contact the local hospitals next spring and see what their hiring process is. The resume/interview thread is great. I never even considered the "thank-you" note after an interview. That is a good idea. Anyway, thanks for the words of encouragement.
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    Do you sometimes get grossed out at clinicals?

    You know, my first GI bleed in clinical made my stomach do somersaults. Something about squatting on the floor, with my stick in a bloody hat trying to get a hemacult (it was EXTREMELY obvious to @ least 4 of my senses it was positive...so why was I doing this? ) sort of made me gag...so I would say yeah...it's pretty normal. 10 GI bleeds later, it isn't pleasant...but the nausea is gone...so far at least! Yuck!! I can't believe I actually typed that!
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    I'm going to ask....

    possibly a very stupid question...but, here goes. When applying for nursing jobs as a new grad, do you actually apply for certain positions open in the hospital...or do you just put in an application as a nurse and choose from what is offered? I'm asking because I have some definite interests, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to apply for only the areas I am interested in or what. Some hospitals hire new grads into all areas, and some want experience. I'm not finished with school yet, and I have found out that my husband will be transferred to another city right after I graduate. I know the hospital where I work now as an extern and have made some good contacts, and even been invited to come back and work on my floor as an RN...but as a brand new nurse in a different city...I'm just not sure how to go about getting that first job. Sorry if I asked a question with an obvious answer...but my brain is fried!