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I want to give. I desire to help. I tend to be analytical. I thrive on good vibes & energy. Smiling compels you to feel good....try it!

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    Resume for Jobs that Lasted 3 Months with 5 Months Gaps

    Thanks for the reply! All the while, I have had consistent independent work outside of nursing, specifically in the music entertainment industry. While this may "take up space" on an otherwise nursing resume, I feel that it is worthwhile because it shows consistency in an otherwise apparent inconsistent resume. Perhaps, it is time to start using a second page?!
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    Delray Medical Center

    Not entirely. 1) I think they use self scheduling like most places 2) You pay back a prorated rate if you leave early Dont know anything about the pay rate. I didnt end up taking the position. Best of luck!
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    Harlem Hospital Entrance Exam

    Why, I actually never took the exam, but got hired by another hospital. I therefore cannot tell you anything about it other than that the woman (Jennifer, I think) from Harlem Hospital was not helpful in guiding me on how to prep for it. I DO have a previous classmate who is on orientation right now in Harlem so I could ask her if it is still worthwhile for you. G
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    Joining a union: obligation?

    I just began working at Mt. Sinai in NYC and feel confused about the obligation (is it really an obligation?) to join NYSNA. Do you know....? Is joining NYSNA obligatory if I am working amongst -what is considered- a unionized work force? While I will (putting aside my feelings about unions) join if it clearly secures me greater security in my job, I want (perhaps it is wishful thinking) to make an informed decision and not be coerced. A union rep who came in to speak to the group of nurses recently joining Mt. Sinai told me (Based on the weak delivery of his presentation I am not convinced that he actually knows what he is talking about) that it is compulsory that I join. Really???
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    NYSNA Union

    while on the topic....I just began working at Mt. Sinai in NYC and feel confused about the obligation (is it really an obligation?) to join NYSNA. Do you know....? Is joining NYSNA obligatory if I am working amongst -what is considered- a unionized work force? While I will (putting aside my feelings about unions) join if it clearly secures me greater security in my job, I want (perhaps it is wishful thinking) to make an informed decision and not be coerced. A union rep who came in to speak to the group of nurses recently joining Mt. Sinai told me (I am not convinced that he actually knows what he is talking about) that it is compulsory that I join. Really???
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    NYSNA Union

    What are you talking about or responding to? Did the previous post state anything about NNOC?!?
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    Harlem Hospital Entrance Exam

    Hey! How was the exam? I am slated to take one after I get back to the recruiter with my preference of date. Can you please let me know? I would be grateful for your help! Thanks!
  8. Hello All! I am currently one year out since my NYS licensure and I have not yet obtained the employment that I have been looking for. For about 8 months I worked in a group home with the DD population and for another 3 months I worked at an urgent care center. Currently I just joined up with a home care agency to begin doing home assessments and maybe some private duty nursing just to "pay the bills". The purpose of this post is to obtain feedback regarding my career aspirations and guidance/shared experience from those who have the experience in the fields that I desire to join. I desire to be in a RN position where I am on my toes and feel like I am performing an critical role in patient care. Consequently, there are two areas in which I think I would thrive and accomplish the aforementioned desires: transplant coordination and emergency care. Transplant coordination, beside for it having personal relevance in my life, as I had a close family member who was a transplant recipient, requires a lot of what I see as my strong points (critical thinking, constant contact/coordination) and has the excitement of being in a pivotal role. Emergency nursing, while maybe not requiring the broad range of skills that transplant coordination requires, seems appealing because a lot of the care is time relevant (as it requires quick thinking and acting) and you don't need to develop a LT relationship with patients. While living in NYC has severely limited my employment options (no nursing shortage here that warrants new grads having an easy time time getting hired), I am willing to relocate to get the job I want, or at the very least, get on the career path towards the job I want. So here are some direct points that I am looking to get addressed from all of my RN brothers and sisters: How can I find personnel in the above fields who would allow me to shadow them so I can see just what it is that gets done?...get a feel for these positions? How can I find out in which states or locations would I have increased odds in obtaining the job I want? Is there one place to get this info? I figured I could try to reach out to recruiters who do recruitment nationally (is there such a thing?) I look forward to hearing your responses and I am grateful that you have taken the time to read this! Gershon
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    How urgent is URGENT?

    Sour, Thanks for the feedback! I am certainly learning almost everyday over here and I have been here since the beginning of Feb. However, I was hired at a lower-than-competitive wage with the understanding that within 3 months (as long as I am doing a satisfactory job) I would get an increase. I thought that getting an urgent care position (despite being underpaid and not considered a FT employee) would open doors for me in the long run, as far as getting into hospitals, and therefore chose this position over moving down South to a hospital that required a 3 year commitment. If this experience will not get me an closer to earning a hospital position, I will begin looking for something else ASAP. The tough part is that I live in NYC, where the hospital market is saturated with nurses, resulting in 2/300 or so responses to my applications at local hospitals. If I have to get back on looking sooner than I thought, I will focus on Jersey hospitals. Gershon
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    Perspectives/Experience Wanted!!!

    I am currently in my first clinically focused position out of school (I got my license about a year ago), working at an urgent care center. I took this position in the hopes that it would open more doors for me in obtaining a hospital position because I'll have had (what I thought is) acute care experience. While I am not dead set on what type of RN degreed nursing I want to do, I do have interests in ER and transplant care and my long term goal is to become an NP. However, I was recently told that urgent care nursing is not considered acute care, but rather medical-practice/doctor's office type nursing. As you can imagine, this surprised me, considering that in the work that I do I can see a range of injuries and illnesses. Ultimately, if the nature of this current clinical experience will not open any more doors for me, than -say- a doctor's office, I need to know because I will work on moving out of this position even sooner than I intended. A few questions: What value will a nurse recruiter/future employer place on urgent care experience? Is it considered acute care? Has anyone out there had their first clinical experience in an urgent care center? If yes, what was your subsequent position? I look forward to your response!
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    How urgent is URGENT?

    I am currently in my first clinically focused position out of school (I got my license about a year ago), working at an urgent care center. I took this position in the hopes that it would open more doors for me in obtaining a hospital position because I'll have had (what I thought is) acute care experience. While I am not dead set on what type of RN degreed nursing I want to do, I do have interests in ER and transplant care and my long term goal is to become an NP. However, I was recently told that urgent care nursing is not considered acute care, but rather medical-practice/doctor's office type nursing. As you can imagine, this surprised me, considering that in the work that I do I can see a range of injuries and illnesses. Ultimately, if the nature of this current clinical experience will not open any more doors for me, than -say- a doctor's office, I need to know because I will work on moving out of this position even sooner than I intended. A few questions: What value will a nurse recruiter/future employer place on urgent care experience? Is it considered acute care? Has anyone out there had their first clinical experience in an urgent care center? If yes, what was your subsequent position? I look forward to your response! Grateful for your time and feedback, Gershon
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    Delray Medical Center

    Hi! I was offered a new grad position at Delray Medical Center in FL. I would be grateful to hear from anyone who works/worked there. Some questions: What kind of scheduling system do they use? For how long do I earn the new grad rate? What happens if you decide to leave the position before 2-3 years? Please respond asap! I have to get back to them. Gershon
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    New York Methodist Interview Process

    I never made it to a clinical interview. I had the meet-the-recruiter interview with pharm/math assessment etc. How do you even know you'll be getting clinical questions?
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    Nurse liability insurance

    Elk, Incredibly thorough post! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!
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    HUMC online application

    I am applying to HUMC in Jersey and was looking to hear from others, who may have applied online at HUMC, what they did about a cover letter. The online portal doesn't have a designated entry for a cover letter, but has anyone attached a cover letter to their resume instead? If yes, was that recommended by HUMC HR? If yes, did you make it the first page or second page of your "resume" upload? Thanks!
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