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  1. A dear friend has been a RN for a year, but like all new grads, she hasn't had a single job offer. She sent me an email today asking how she can use Magnet as a tool to help her get a job. In other words, she wants to get involved with Magnet and add it to her resume. And if she is interviewed, she will highlight how she will be involved on Magnet comittees or the Magnet journey, etc. Excellent idea for new grads. I did a google search to see if there were any classes that anyone could take for credits.certification, but nadda. Any ideas?
  2. I've been a RN for 6 years, and before becoming a RN, I was an LPN for 5. I had the same job as an LPN for the entire five years, but after becoming a RN, I have majorly jumped jobs. A year here, 3 years traveling, a year there, a year traveling. Why, you ask? The BOYFRIEND. I followed my bf around, wherever his job landed, I followed. Even if we were split up, I would still follow him because I knew we would get back together. I loved him so much. Looking back, yeah, totally dumb. We split up 3 months ago for good. There is absolutely no way we are getting back together, and even if we did, I am not going to move anywhere. I would like to get one of my old jobs back in my hometown, but I know they are going to ask why I only stayed put for 1 year *5 years ago*. I think about this a lot and I do believe that giving them the honest answer and the lessons I've learned is the best answer to give. And to ensure the manager that it won't happen again, I will probably include how I want roots, how I am looking forward to buying a house in the same neighborhood as the hospital, etc (which is true). whadda think?
  3. raindrop

    how can i get the job?

    BE BOLD. If I were you, I would type up a nice, but succinct coverletter and try to gather someone, anyone (teachers, guidanance counselors, former coworkers, etc) to type up a letter on your behalf. Take the CL letter, reference letter and your resume.....and ndeliver it to the manager. If she isn't available, leave it in her mailbox. When she does call you for an interview (and she will), highlight your experience and tell her you were very pleased with what you witnessed when you walked hand delivered the above. If he/she asks you for specifics about what you were pleased about, tell her you are anal about call lights being answered timely and you witnessed call lights being answered very prompltly. And you noticed the rooms looked tidy, etc.
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    I'm so nervous!!!

    wow, thanks everyone for your words of wisdom. I have some soul searching to do for sure!! I do like the idea of bypassing the MSN and just getting a DNP. I also like the idea of infomatics!
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    I'm so nervous!!!

    I;'m ready to pursue a MSN, but I just don't know what field !! I'm scared that if I choose the educator route, I won't be able to find a job because most colleges will prefer a PhD by the time I"m done. I'm scared that if I choose the NP route, the same thing, a PhD will be preferred!!
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    NE's and job security?

    Everyone knows that there is a severe shortage of NE's. Becoming a NE is something that I am considering, but I'm a little concerned about the job security of this role. As of 2010, every college in my area (including community) now offer nursing classes 100% online. How is the cyber world affecting the job security of NE's? Are colleges giving online instructors more work and eliminating positions??
  7. I just made contact with the nurse recruiter about the timeline. She said they are still interviewing and encouraged me to look at other hospitals and "not put all your eggs in this hospitals basket." I have nobody to be upset with except myself, and I must say I am really mad at myself for even going to this interview now. It cost me hundreds of dollars in flight/hotel expenses. I tried to get HR to conduct a phone interview, but she wouldn't do it, so I flew in for the interview. I guess I thought it would show how much I want the job and would put me at the top of the list. I have plenty of experience, a BSN, and I interviewed well. Lesson learned.
  8. I made my interview on- time after a lengthy flight, sent my thank-you card that evening, and then called HR and the Asst Manager to express my interest a few days after the interview. The only feedback I received after I called to express my interest was "OK," and "Happy Holidays" (from the asst manager). I haven't heard from HR. It's been a week and I haven't heard anything. I thought the interview went exceptionally well. And I have plenty of experience, too. Any advice?
  9. I'm applying for licensure in CA. I was arrested in Illinois when I was 17. The sweet age of 17 is considered an adult age in Illinois, so needless to say, I was fingerprinted, etc, etc. Luckily, all charges were dropped. When I applied for Illinois licensure, I ran into probs with the BON. I then had my arrest expunged by an Attorney. The only reason the BON questioned my application was because they found record that I was fingerprinted at some point in 1995. The Attorney also sent the Illinois BON a letter explaining that I was NEVER convicted, that all charges were dropped, no penalty fee was paid, etc, etc. I had my license within a week. THE CA BON wants to know about any convictions, even if expunged. Well, I was NEVER convicted, so should I still disclose this? I am reluctant to do so, because it can prolong the process by 8-12 weeks. Since everything pertaining to the arrest was expunged (including my fingerprints), I don't think it is necessary.
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    I think I just ended someone's career

    This situation was handled unprofessionally. The only people who should have been in the room with the impaired nurse was the charge nurse and house supervisor. The charge nurse should have sat with her, looked up the policy for employee impairment, and followed it accordingly. I'm sure the impaired nurse should have been wheeled to the ED per policy. The ED would have made the diagnosis and dealt with her ride. Instead, it sounds like all of you were more interested in the "OMG" aspect. OMG did you see her snort that? OMG... yes and OMG look at how she is acting. OMG, I will run upstairs to (why did you go upstairs again?) while you guys' sit with her. OMG, she is so impaired she doesn't know we are abusing her with the staples/cups. OMG, she doesn't even know her husban'd number. OMG. OMG. OMG. Shame on all of you.
  11. mickey mouse 200 south mouse city/state phone number email summary: Ÿ ten years of nursing experience (5 years rn; 5 years lpn) Ÿ nursing specialty: medical/oncology Ÿ several years of charge nurse experience Ÿ well-organized and efficient Ÿ self-motivated and assertive experience: annony hospital city /state rn (staff nurse; oncology) 10-09 ---11-10 annony hosp city/state rn (staff nurse; medical/oncology) 5-08--- 6-09 travel company(saint francis hospital) city/state rn (travel nurse; medical/surgical) 2-08 --- 5-08 travel company(good samaritan hospital) city/state rn (travel nurse; medical/surgical )9-07 ---1-08 travel company(cedars-sinai hospital) city/state rn (travel nurse; oncology) 1-07 ---9-07 travel company(greenwich hospital) city/state rn (travel nurse; oncology) 7-06 ---1-07 travel company(saint mary's hospital) city/state rn (travel nurse; med/surg) 2-06 --- 7-06 travel company(cedars-sinai hospital) city/state rn/lpn (travel nurse; oncology) 6-05 --- 2-06 education: mouse university illinois bsn -- in process december 2010 mouse community colleg, illinois aas-adn (nursing) 2005 license:registered professional nurse: license number xxxxxxxxxx expires 5/31/2012 references:
  12. I've been a travel nurse for most of my nursing career: I have had 10 travel jobs in 5 years. Ten jobs with 8 different travel companies. And I worked one full year as a staff nurse. I'm now looking for a permanent/staff nursing position. But I'm not getting any bites. I believe it's because my resume shows every job, with every company. And this is scary to prospective employers! would it be appropriate to list my experience as "travel nurse" with the years spent as a traveler, excluding the companies/hospitals. example: Travel nurse (Oncology) Various hospitals across the United States 2005---2010 instead of my current resume which looks like: clinical one (st. francis hospital) city/state 9-07---12-07 Procare USA (Sinai medical Center) city/state 6-07---9-07 emergency Resource 5-06---9-07 city/state Also, three of my former travel agencies are no longer in business. Their numbers are simply disconnected, and I can't find them anywhere on the Internet. how will I explain this on my application? Should I put their old number, or say it's been dosconnected??
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    My resume as a traveler - yikes!!

    I've been a travel nurse for most of my nursing career: I have had 10 travel jobs in 5 years. Ten jobs with 8 different travel companies. And I worked one full year as a staff nurse. I'm now looking for a permanent/staff nursing position. But I'm not getting any bites. I believe it's because my resume shows every job, with every company. And this is scary to prospective employers! would it be appropriate to list my experience as "travel nurse" with the years spent as a traveler, excluding the companies/hospitals. example: Travel nurse (Oncology) Various hospitals across the United States 2005---2010 instead of my current resume which looks like: clinical one (st. francis hospital) city/state 9-07---12-07 Procare USA (Sinai medical Center) city/state 6-07---9-07 emergency Resource 5-06---9-07 city/state Also, three of my former travel agencies are no longer in business. Their numbers are simply disconnected, and I can't find them anywhere on the Internet. how will I explain this on my application? Should I put their old number, or say it's been dosconnected??
  14. Hello, hello!! I found the PA BON website, but I only found how to obtain a PA license from scratch. If anyone can direct me to the transfer section, I would really appreciate it. Also, does anyone know how long the process takes? Do you think it's OK for me to apply for job as soon as I get the ball rolling, or, should I wait until the PA license is in hand?
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    suspended

    a CNA was being extremely inappropriate, I pulled he rinto an empty room so we could discuss things. she started to raise her voice and i raised mine. no cursing was involved and neither of us were yelling by any means. Door was closed. Another CNA reported it to the manager....the manager then listened to both our version and gave us each advice (we were not in the same room during this). manager basically told me that I should have pulled her into a conference room instead of an empty patient room. I questioned which conference room, since our unit does not have any such room or even a break room. she said we should have used the room waaaaayyyyy down the unit. I said that would have been hard to do given I just got hit with 3 admission, but I took full responsibility and walked away with it as a learning experience. 2 hours later she called me at home, we are both being suspended for a day for "inappropriate behaviour", apparently the patient next to that room heard us. I am beyond the panic level since I am thisclose to accepting a transfer, which is probably not going to happen now. I have to get out of there because I am now "ex" with another RN and he is treating me like hell. I am thinking about moving back to "the city" where all of my friends are, but how is a suspension going to look, I ask. man, I am screwed, and I honestly tried doing the "right" thing. this particular CNA is a bully, tries to intimidate. I stood up to her! And the worse part of the night, my ex and her were talking about me behind my back. i dont know how to deal with all this.
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