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    Best Path to Wound Care Nursing?

    Hi all, Hoping to pick your brains for some advice to moving my career toward wound care. I work on a Med-Surg unit and my hospital only has 1 wound care nurse who doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon. I'm hoping to get as much training (certifications, training programs etc.) as possible to learn about wound care and would like to know what certifications are best and what is needed to obtain those certifications. Thanks in advance.
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    Best Path to Wound Care Nursing?

    Anyone???
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    Best Path to Wound Care Nursing?

    Hi Guys, Hoping to pick your brains for some advice to moving my career toward wound care. I work on a Med-Surg unit and my hospital only has 1 wound care nurse who doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon. I'm hoping to get as much training (certifications, training programs etc.) as possible to learn about wound care and would like to know what certifications are best and what is needed to obtain those certifications. Thanks in advance.
  4. Has anybody ever been put on a "Hiring List" following a job interview. I recently interviewed for a position with a hospital and was told that I'm being put on a hiring list so that when a position opens up and they get to me, I'll be hired. I'm just curious if this is a common policy with hospitals? And while I'm extremely grateful, on the other hand like Tom Petty said, "The Waiting is the Hardest Part", and every day that passes it just seems less and less likely. Thanks
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    Hi South Oaks Hospital, LI

    Hi guys, I don't know if you're still following this thread but I'm interested in Mental Health Nursing and would like to apply to South Oaks, but every time I click on the "Join our team page", it takes me to a nursing home website with an application only for employment in the nursing home. Can you explain to me how the hospital operates? Does everyone start off in the nursing home? Thanks.
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    Question About Internships

    Please forgive me for my lack of knowledge in the field but, I'm a new (soon to be) graduate and I'm looking into applying for an E.R. internship and hope that somebody can give me some information about them. First of all... How do they work??? Are nursing internships the same as the classic internship that people do in college where it's basically volunteer work and you get paid in experience with the hope that the boss takes a liking to you and hires you? If not, and you do get paid, do you get the same pay as any other new hire nurse? Are there any guarantees for employment down the road or are there any mandatory commitments? Finally, are internships viewed as a good opportunity in nursing or is it more of a foolish move to get into a position? Thanks
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    No KJM, I took Friday clinicals at Mather and Nesconset Nursing Home. Anyway, still feeling like there's so much to do and so little time. I also haven't bought the books yet, and have my physical scheduled for August 1st (talk about cutting it close) :brnfrt:. Still, I can't wait to start the classes and actually get into the curriculum.
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. Hope you're having a great summer! --- See you in August.
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    Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn?

    Brookdale is located on Rockaway and Linden. The neighborhood is NOT far from the worst, but I guess that is just my perspective. If you do take a job there, you WILL get many different patients with a wide variety of disorders. The neighborhood is very poor and with that comes the high crime rate. Expect alot of assault victims (shootings, stabbings, rapes, child abuse etc.), and then alot of sniffle and cold cases on one end of the spectrum as well as alot of incurable diseases with hard to pronounce names and origins overseas on the other end of the spectrum. The way that I would judge a hospital is to ask if that is a hospital that I would want family or friends to go to if needed and the answer is a resounding NO! The others that I would highly recommend against are Woodhull, Lincoln and North Central Bronx. That's just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth.
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    Steen, To be honest I haven't gone onto the ATI website yet but, that's how I understood it as well. Create the account and you will be able to access the Nurse Logic section. Then at some point you will have to pay for the use of the companies product.
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    Is anybody taking a gym class? I wasn't going to but after they mentioned that we should... I thought, what the hell. So I took a Pilates class. LOL. I can't wait to see those videos in Youtube. :lol2: :lol2:
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    I just wanted to check in since it's been a while since anybody posted here. I went for the BLS / CPR certification today in Lindenhurst. The class was scheduled for 4 hours but only lasted 3. It covered CPR for adults, children and infants, use of the AED and also choking. The course was pretty basic and ended with a 25 question test. There were 4 people in my class and everyone passed. That's all for now. Hope that you all have a happy and safe Memorial Day!
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    anyone apply for sccc fall 2011 nursing program?

    Congrats to all who have been accepted. There are 2 new threads which have been started for all future nursing students who will be attending SCCC Ammerman Fall Nursing programs. One is for the Evening students found in the New York Nurses heading and the other is for the Day students found in the NY Nursing Programs heading. Please use these threads as additional resources and to get to meet your future classmates and good luck in the coming school year!
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    What do I wear to cover my tribal head tattoo? :rckn:
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    Congrats Hopeful!!!
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    SCCC 2011 Ammerman Day Nursing Program

    Thanks for the replies guys! That's hopeful if you know somebody that started at St. Charles right out of Suffolk. It's funny, I'm just leaving one job and already can't wait to start another. Oh well, 2 years to go.