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  1. FLboundBSN

    Thought they loved me!

    Yes they sure did do me a favor. I have been playing the interview over and over in my head and have some thoughts about it, which is a learning curve. Hope the next interview goes better! Thank you!!
  2. FLboundBSN

    Thought they loved me!

    I certainly am very happy that I got an interview of course and I am sorry if I offended anyone about the minority comment. I do know that companies are required to interview different types of people to fulfill their quotas, that is the only reason why I said that. I appreciate your kind remarks. Thank you!
  3. FLboundBSN

    Thought they loved me!

    I actually thought about calling HR on Monday and asking if it was something I did, said, or if I was not chosen due to the skills or degree that I did not have. Since you mentioned it, I think I will do just that! Thank you! They called and told me. All she said was that they went with another candidate. At the moment I was so stunned, all I could say was "ok!" ************************* Thanks to all of you with the kind and helpful comments. They really did help!
  4. FLboundBSN

    Thought they loved me!

    Thanks, that helps.
  5. This was posted more than a year ago but I still agree with this members thoughts. Looking for an RN job with no BSN and no aide experience bites. I am contemplating returning to a desk job and finish my BSN. Maybe by then i wont even want to do this anymore. Sooooo discouraged
  6. FLboundBSN

    Thought they loved me!

    What a bummer! I went in my first hospital interview as an RN. I researched the hospital and everything. I had had a list of questions to ask about the position, N:P, orientation, special precautions re cancer meds and even asked why they chose to call me. She seemed happy I had a lot of questions. The interview lasted almost three hours. I got a tour and introduced to about 15 nurses. "they chose another candidate!" wait what? We bonded! I thought she liked me. They didn't give me an explanation as to why I wasn't chosen. I wanted to vomit - legit felt like my heart was torn out. I didnt even think to ask "what went wrong? Did I talk too much? Did I act a certain way she didn't like? Did I ask too many questions? Should I have waited to interview #2 to ask most of those questions?" Ok I will go cry now! But I didn't cry. I became angry at them for even calling me since I have ZERO nursing aide work experience. Was I just a guinea pig for them? Was I used just to say they interviewed a minority? I thought for sure they were gonna offer me the job. I'm so crushed
  7. FLboundBSN

    New RN drowning

    hii!! I didn't get an offer yet but I'm praying for it but glad you finally got something!!
  8. FLboundBSN

    Flu clinic job offer...sending vaccine to my house?

    I almost applied to the same deal. My husband looked at their contact and it basically said I have to defend THE COMPANY if I gave a shot to someone and they had a reaction. It seemed like easy money - how hard can it be giving shots??!!!! My husband wouldn't let me work for the company. Seemed very sketchy. Run away, and fast !
  9. FLboundBSN

    New RN drowning

    I love this thread and am posting because I am a FIRST TIME NCLEX graduate!! And brand new RN!! I also want to be alerted and bookmark this thread. I have zero experience as a nurse, never was an aide during school and had the worst clinical experiences being that I never did anything but a few heparin shots, and dc'd two male foleys and one IV. (Ya that's a run on sentence!) i have interviewed with a small hospital to floating between a specialized floor and med surg floors. I hope to the heavens they call me back because I will take that job! Ya it's the first interview I have gone on but when I asked what made her contact me, she said my resume was very organized and she "liked the tone"!! She is probably the only real human that actually looked PAST my lack of knowledge and experience and saw something through my cover letter and resume that other commercial hospitals in my area haven't bothered to look at. I don't have a BSN YET - but I'm already almost there. The other hospital apps are so worried about having two years experience with a BSN that my apps probably get tossed and not even looked at. Anyway, I am about to hopefully embark on a new job soon, whether it be this one or another and have the same concerns about being a new nurse, being with a preceptor and being judged cuz I'm just out of school. I pray that the nurses won't treat me like I was treated in nursing school (not very nice at all!) and instead, offer a smile, a pat on the back, or a hand to guide me through the next several months of being a new nurse. Good luck to all that are starting new jobs soon. Let's stay in touch and support each other. There is so much that we can learn from each of our experiences and it helps to know that we can always come here to vent and to get that smile or hand to guide us. May we all be blessed!
  10. Many of the jobs I saw posted in Florida required a BSN and two years of experience. My peers always speak about how their family member works at this hospital or they have friends at that hospital "that can get me a job" and these statements are not entirely accurate. I think it all depends on the power of your application and resume without having any experience. I am an inexperienced nurse and asked my interviewer why they chose to call me for an interview. They replied that my resume was very organized and they "liked the tone". This surprised me, despite having so many declining emails. Keep applying and have faith! I have faith that my experience here up north will prepare me to land that BSN job in Florida in about two years!
  11. FLboundBSN

    Failed NCLEX 2X

    Many people say not to study for hours and hours at a time every day but your study techniques are your own. All through nursing school I could easily study 12 hours a day. I got good grades in school and on my tests. For the NCLEX, I was told to only study 3-4 hours a day. I was not comfortable with that and did my normal 12 hour days. I studied every single day until an hour before my test. I studied all day the day before the test and woke up at 5 am to study until 12 pm. My test was at 1 pm. Don't let people tell you how you should study. Study the same as you did during school (however, if you didn't study much in school and barely got through, then you need to really get on the ball.) With the regard to a review class, be careful which one you choose. Hurst and NLNAC are good from what I hear. Most people get through by only using Saunders and there is a great app -- NCLEX Mastery which I highly recommend. Passing the NCLEX isn't about having strategies on how to answer the questions, but more so KNOWING the content of everything from school. Know who that priority patient is and who you go to first, knowing all the components of any SATA they throw at you. Strategies learned do not always work for every question. Courses that are strategy based, tailor their questions to be able to use those strategies. NCLEX isn't about strategies, it's knowing the material. You took the test before, so perhaps you just we're not properly prepared and that is why you thought you were being tricked. Take lots of breaks during your test. Bring healthy snacks and hydrate. Work hard all the way though, and definitely do not take any time off. Keep doing 50-100 questions or more every day. Make good use of your 45 days. The best of luck to you!
  12. For me, coming into nursing as an adult and not out of high school, I looked at all the options. I knew I was going to get a BSN because of the research I did online as well as talk to nurses. I got the requirements for the BSN from the school I thought I would go to. I started taking the prereqs for the ADN along with a BSN class. When it came time to start at the community college or start nursing at the four year university, I chose to stay at the community college, get my RN, work and continue my BSN online. That decision was mainly due to cost but also convenience of the school location. Depending on where you live, I would research hospitals and see if they hire ADNs. Some hospitals in my area won't even look at you unless you have a BSN. Others will hire an ADN with the commitment to get a BSN within five years. You need to do what is right for you but I am happy with my decision on the path I took. I graduated in May and took my state boards last week and am an RN. I have applied for jobs and let them know I am almost done with my BSN. It's not impossible, so do your homework and make the decision that is right for you. I wish you the BEST on your journey. It has been by far, the most challenging endeavor I have ever encountered!
  13. FLboundBSN

    Goodbye, fellow nurses

    I am glad that you have chose to leave rather than taking your anger and dissatisfaction out on the future patients and families that you may have. I commend you for doing what is right for you and being happy so your family can be happy in turn, if momma isn't happy - nobody is happy!!
  14. FLboundBSN

    Passed NCLEX, got licensed...now what?

    Ohio's BON takes the prize for having the most user-unfriendly website. Ya that is for sure. OBN takes the cake for having the most unfriendly site I have ever visited !! I actually have been going through the different links and reading but I have to say it is quite mind numbing
  15. FLboundBSN

    Passed NCLEX, got licensed...now what?

    i am an RN. is there a different page for RNs? This is for LPN
  16. I know everyone, get a job!! Working on that. So my license says it expires next year in August. So what do I do between now and then? How do I keep it? Do I need continuing education? Will the BON tell me when I get my certified license on paper? I'm in Ohio if that helps. Thank you in advance for your responses!