kinbari08

kinbari08 BSN

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  1. I also am far from being an extrovert. It takes me awhile to open up to people, but once I am comfortable with someone all is good. I've been an OR nurse for 6.5 years. Every OR has their fair share of strong personalities. There will be coworkers an...
  2. I worked at St Alexius in Bismarck for a year and a half. I know they hired new grads to mother/baby and labor and delivery. I don't know if they are hiring now though but it wouldn't hurt to apply. They offered some relocation assistance when I work...
  3. Review Resources for CPN

    Hi! I just took the CPN this past Saturday and passed. I used NurseBuilders. They offered a class through my hospital which I took but the exam study guides are available to purchase on their website. I basically studied the exam content outline book...
  4. ENT perioperative RN vs L&D OR RN

    I work at a peds hospital where we do lots of ENT elective cases. We usually don't do an IV on ear tubes unless the kid has some reason we should do one. But I've placed an emergent IV in many ear tube cases because the kid laryngospasms and cannot m...
  5. Transition to Peds OR

    I know this thread's a few months old but figured I'd comment. I started off in an adult OR that did some minor peds cases (ear tubes, circumcisions, etc.) and then transitioned to a level 1 pediatric OR. Lots of things are similar but case wise, you...
  6. St. Alexius Bismark,ND

    Those units always seemed to be hiring actually! And the hospital doesn't just serve the city of Bismarck. People come from all over the Western and Central part of the state, and also Montana and South Dakota to seek care.
  7. St. Alexius Bismark,ND

    Good luck to you! St A's was a great place to work for my first job. If it wasn't so far away from home I would probably still be there. I still miss some aspects of Bismarck. All the stores I needed were less than a 15 minute drive away, the commute...
  8. St. Alexius Bismark,ND

    I'm no longer in Bismarck. I found a job back home in my home state. I was at St. A's for a year and a half. I would not recommend living in Bismarck without a car. There is a bus system but I hardly saw the bus around in town. You can walk places I...
  9. I agree with the those saying the coblator. The settings are always in the single digits. One of our surgeon's uses the bovie for his T&A's. The bipolar is set at 12 and the coag at 36. Once he starts the adenoids he asks us to turn the coag dow...
  10. How much betadine to prep with?

    I too was taught that a messy prep is a good prep. And I too tend to get betadine everywhere, but I've gotten better at it. I'm very meticulous about getting all of the surgical site covered with prep and I think that is much more important then kee...
  11. St. Alexius Bismark,ND

    moongirl250, just thought I'd let you know, I know you said you planned on applying later this year. St. A's is a great place for a new grad to start. I started as one and really enjoy my job. However I was told by my department head that because of ...
  12. Peri-Op 101 Final Exam

    You can only take Peri-op 101 if you are a) affiliated with a school that will offer the course or b) you are a new OR nurse and your hospital uses it as part of your orientation. I took it as part of my orientation. It's all online and you complete...
  13. Peri-Op 101 Final Exam

    Yes, I think it was 114 questions.
  14. Peri-Op 101 Final Exam

    I took it this past September and my test and fellow classmates' tests were all multiple choice. Definetely go over the modules that you are not as familiar with and read the summaries at the end of each module. I missed passing by 1 question the fi...
  15. New grad at St. Alexius in Bismarck, ND

    There was a produce stand in Kmart's parking lot this past summer till early fall. It's the only one I know of within Bismarck. I remember a sign saying they sold fresh corn on the cob. There might be some out of the city limits but I'm not really su...
  16. New Grad and AORN Periop 101

    If you can get into an OR residency/internship program at a hospital after you graduate, they should pay for you to do Peri-Op 101. That's how it was for me. I've heard of some community colleges offering it, but that's rare. It's a very expensive co...
  17. St. Alexius Bismarck ND

    I did my senior preceptorship in the OR and knew it was where I belonged. I'm going to be trained in both but so far have only done circulating. I'm from out of state also and so far I'm really liking my job and the hospital. I really like Bismarck a...
  18. St. Alexius Bismarck ND

    The OR...they stopped hiring new grads into the OR right after I was hired so I'm thankful I made the cut! The main OR is in the basement but you will find me mostly on the 2nd floor in the Women's Surgery Center OR. :)
  19. St. Alexius Bismarck ND

    You get the official offer letter during your HR appointment. You sign and return a form stating you received one and agree to the terms of employment laid out in the letter. They go over your benefits during the HR appointment as well. And you will ...
  20. Reflection of accepting a job offer for North Dakota

    It took St. A's nearly 2 weeks to get back with me after my interview so I'm sure everything is okay! The people who hear back within 1-2 days are usually ones where they did their background and reference checks before the interview. I have a cowork...
  21. Will I get a job?!

    It does depend on where in Ohio you are. I'm from Dayton and with tons of nursing schools all over churning out tons of new grads each semester, the market there is overly saturated. I have a BSN myself and had to move out of state for my first job. ...
  22. New Grad Jobs in North Dakota?

    RNEABV, I got your PM but I can't reply since I don't have enough posts. If you feel comfortable PMing me your email address, I could send you an email and answer your questions!
  23. New Grad Jobs in North Dakota?

    Hi Henrica80! I started working at St. A's a couple weeks ago and I remember my interview wasn't that bad. They asked me very general questions...what are your strengths, an example of when you went above and beyond, why you want to work there, an ex...
  24. New Grad Jobs in North Dakota?

    I am BSN. Good luck to you! :)
  25. New Grad Jobs in North Dakota?

    Yep it's the posting from October 2013! I didn't have my ND license either when I applied. I had a license in my home state...it doesn't take long to endorse it over. If you are still waiting to take NCLEX and for your license in NY, my classmate got...