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    looking to relocate

    Five openings in Tucson AZ! I came in with nearly a year of med. fragile HH and adult med prior. If interested, PM me 😉 GREAT UNIT to work on, with a huge team effort. We are never alone, teaching hospital and always someone to lend a hand/help out. Our census has skyrocketed and we need more great nurses!
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    Relocating to Arizona

    Banner UMC Tucson Main campus has med surg spots open. I'm not sure about low census but it is usually far and few between in Med surg. I do know that they are actively recruiting nurses for the unit currently. I'll PM you the other info.
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    Relocating to Arizona

    I work for Banner in Tucson. It's a large system, with many options for locations in the Phoenix area as well as two in Tucson. Honor health has a presence in Phoenix as well as N. AZ. I'm happy at Banner. Benefits are a little pricy but a great coverage network. If you have any ??'s PM me.
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    Banner New Grad Experience

    You should get a call from a recruiter as the next step. I was just offered and accepted a position at Banner UMC (Tucson). I applied to west valley, east valley and tucson. My recruiter handled some Phx area hospitals and tucson as well. They'll ask your hospital preference as well as unit preferences. You may want to apply to Tucson as well, since they handle more than one area. Sometimes it results in a quicker response. I am about 5 hours from Tucson, so i did the initial phone interview with the recruiter, and then a second one with her as well. She does the hiring and recruiting. I had three choices of start dates. Once I finally got a call back (I'm a May 2018 grad) it went really smoothly and fast. I had an answer/offer the following day.
  5. Hi! I'm not completely a new grad anymore, but Banner requires all less than 12 months exp. to enter their new grad program. FINE WITH ME!!!! I'm starting at Banner UMC/Tucson in March. Any other Banner new grad "acceptees" check in! We will be relocating to the area, but not from too far away. Stop in and say hi! I'd love to hear your experiences/concerns etc too!
  6. Check in! I start at Banner UMC/Diamond Children's in March. Just curious if anyone else out there is too!
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    New Grad NICU Support Thread

    I'm so glad someone kicked up this thread from the trenches 😂! I start in the nicu in a few weeks! Level III I can't wait! Graduated in May and have worked in tele/ortho and Pediatric HH (Medically fragile). NICU was always my end goal so I'm beyond excited (slightly terrified too) to begin! Any wisdom appreciated!
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    residency for associates nurse

    I'm graduating with my ADN in May. I already have a list of "residencies" that accept ADN's longer than I can count, all over the country! Feel free to PM me if you like.
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    Peds CVICU New Grad Nurse

    I don't have any advice, since I graduate in May, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! I want to get into PEDS ICU, PEDs or NICU myself!
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    Which parts of the U.S. need new grads the most?

    New Mexico is far from saturated. Low cost of living, and decent pay too. A lot of critical access hospitals need nurses, and areas like Las Cruces, ABQ and Santa fe all hire new grads.
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    Why do you visit allnurses.com?

    To learn new things, ask questions and get NO ******** answers from those in the field. I'm a 2nd yr student, 45 and while I LOVE this field, I want to be REALISTIC about my expectations haha.
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    Please help fellow NMicans! *Carrington college question*

    Haven't heard much good or bad about them, but I'd take a long hard look at WNMU. I'm attending currently and it's a solid program. BSN only (5 semesters) No wait list.
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    New grad seeking help with a great NICU handoff sheet!

    if you click on Bortaz' link above, it will take you to the download (for the NICU sheet)
  14. Hi all. I'm a nursing student in NM, but am wanting to return to AZ after I graduate. Are there any ADN New Grad Programs? I will be going straight into my BSN upon finishing up my ADN and passing the NCLEX, so not sure if that makes a difference, or not. Trying to weigh all of my options well in advance. Thanks! Kristie
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    LPN to RN help!

    Western New Mexico University has a great program as well. You may be able to get in, depending on your pre reqs, transfer credits etc. They have a campus in Deming and Sliver City
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    Anyone else a planner nerd?

    I'm a new planner convert, and I absolutely ADORE my StraightANursingStudent (Etsy) planner. It was only $10 for the file and then I just printed it on heavyweight paper (light almost cardstock) and put it in a 3 ring binder. I was going to print it online but just never got around to it. Definitely worth it, and it's cute, and has lots of nursing blurb info in it. Places for non school activities and list making.