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  1. How do you go about communicating with and delivering care to patients that don't speak English when you also don't speak their native language? Does your facility have traslators readily available(by phone or in person), what resources do you use if any to communicate with non-English speaking patients? Do you use the family or your co-workers to communicate if they speak both lanuguages? What do you do?
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    Are experienced nurses having an easy time finding work?

    I had assumed that after having at least 1 year of experience, it would be relatively easy to find work, but from the posts it seems that nurses of all experience levels are having a difficult time, hopefully the market gets better soon
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    Do you feel society is in denial about the nursing field?

    There are jobs, they just happen to be reserved for certain people,lol
  4. Are experienced nurses that have re-entered the job market or looking to change nursing jobs having an easy time finding work, or is it difficult for experienced nurses to make the transition given the current market?
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    where are the damn jobs

    The job market is crazy is NY, CT, NJ, and PA. Is almost non-existent unless you know people personally. Its not fair, but its the reality of the situation. Good Luck, everyone I know that got jobs as new grads had some type of connection. Use any possible connection you have, regardless of how distant those connections may be. Many people have said that the jobs are in upstate NY, upstate also pays much lower than other areas of NY, however I think its better to get the experience and worry about salary later.
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    Collaborative Agreement

    Can someone explain what is a collaborative agreement in regards to being and NP? Do all NPs need a collaborative agreement with a physician? How does an NP go about getting a collarborative agreement, and is it difficult to obtain one? Thank you!
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    NYP ED Residency

    I've not heard of any restrictions on how many years of experience one must have to work in an ED in NY, although experience is usually preferred. I know for sure that all the nurse residency programs at NYP is for new graduates with no experience, including their ED nurse residency program, they will provide all the training necessary to support a new grad
  8. Anyone know how much tution reimbursement is offered at NYP and Mount Sinai Hospital for graduate school. Also how long does a nurse have to work with them to be eligible to receive the tuition assistance? Thank you
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    Is NYU's nursing program even good?

    Wow, 200 to 250 students per class, I don't see how anyone can really learn in a class that size. My nursing school had 20 to 30 students per class. It doesn't seem worth it to pay so much money to go to a school where the faculty to student ratio is not conducive to learning. Also, the teachers that teach at NYU also teach at other nursing schools as well because many professors work part time at different schools. Yes, the name is known, but at the same time it's not an ivy league school, so I don't think that choosing a more affordable school would be a setback, if anything you would possibly save thousands of dollars
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    States with Real Nursing Shortages?

    Places that would definitely NOT be on the list of nursing shortage areas are NYC, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania. Places that are more likely to be in shortage areas include Southern States and rural areas, as well as places that pay lower wages.
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    2nd Interview after a year!!!!

    Review common interview questions, and know how you would respond. Also sell yourself to the employer, let them know why they should invest in hiring you over an experienced nurse. Good Luck! And even If it doesn't work out, take mental notes so that if you interview elsewhere you are even more prepared!
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    Ok, what's the real deal with new grads?

    Well regardless of whom you are seeking info from, you should first get your degree and pass the NCLEX before you refer to any nurse as a "moron".
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    Ok, what's the real deal with new grads?

    I agree, it's not a good idea to first try to demean the people you are trying to obtain information from, that is offensive. But as for the job market right now, a number of factors play a role in obtaining employment as a new graduate; including location, previous clinical experience, having a BSN, networking, and who you know. The market is very bad, in some places more than others. The market is not only bad for new grads, it is difficult for some experienced nurses as well. Although there is a nursing shortage, many facilities have decided to work understaffed to save money, rather then employ new people.Unfortunately, new grads are considered a burden to some employers due to the increased resources that are required for training.
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    new graduate nurse...worried and scared!

    I think you should try nursing jobs in clinics or in homecare. New grads are considered for these areas too, you don't have to limit yourself to only hospital positions. Some places hire new graduates for in-office case manager position as well. So explore other areas!
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    NYP ED Residency

    The NYP nurse residency program is very competitive, Congrats on landing the interview, that's great. from what I've heard the length of the residency program is about 6 months, but for the ER I would assume is longer. I don't know what the interview process at NYP is like though, but their residency program is well known in NY. Good luck!!
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    do RN residency programs really make a difference?

    I've found that simply because a program has the name of "nurse residency program" doesn't mean that it is much different than any other orientation process for a new grad at another facility. When I think of a residency program that is advertised as being a 1 year residency program, I think of a program where the new nurse works with a preceptor for a full year, but in actuality that is not the case. In a nurse residency program, the preceptor component still comprises 8-16 weeks, just like any other orientation process for a new nurse.