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  1. First major error.

    I've been working as a nurse in California for almost 1 year. My nurse tech notified me that he was unable to get a temperature on my patient. It was a busy shift. I made a mental note to assess later. I wasn't until I got home and was called by my m...
  2. Sharp Memorial Hospital

    roser13, I have located one campus map online. However, it is difficult locating the all of the towers which is why I'm soliciting the information here.
  3. Sharp Memorial Hospital

    Where are South, East, and West towers? In the newer building, there's the north tower. Is the east or west tower next to north?
  4. I'm located in Florida. Hospitals here are constantly hiring due to high turn-over rates. I'm from out of state and was interviewed and hired within 1 week of applying. The cost of living here can be lower depending on where you are now.
  5. I just finished my first year of med-surg and looking towards moving back to my home state. I'm writing my resume now and was wondering if it's too late to include volunteer/externship experiences back when I was in nursing school 2 years ago? Since ...
  6. Can I purchase Botox for personal use?

    I suffer from TMJ issues leading the jaw tension, pain, masseter hyper trophy. Rather than spending time thousands each year at the doctors office/medical spa, is it possible to buy Botox legally for personal use? I know the regulations vary from sta...
  7. I'm currently working at my first nursing job at a med-surg unit. I can count on my preceptor to be a good reference. I'm considering volunteering at animal shelters/food pantries/other non-healthcare areas in order make connections and find referenc...
  8. I'm preparing to move from California to Florida for my first job and unsure of what I need to do. Currently, I'm living with my parents. I'm planning on driving there by myself with just clothing since my car is so small. The furthest I've driven is...
  9. I applied for Florida RN license through endorsement two days ago. I haven't heard anything back or gotten any instructions. I believe I will need to get fingerprints done. Do I do that now or wait until I get instructions? What other steps do I need...
  10. Has anyone been accepted into Orlando Health System/ Dr. P. Philips Hospital new grad program? How do you like working there? How long is the contract? What's the nurse to patient ratio like? Any info would be helpful. Do far I believe that med/surg...
  11. Is it OK to contact recruiter?

    My friend works as an ICU New Grad RN in Orlando. I believe she makes around $25 per hour, not including night and weekend differential.
  12. New Grad - Just got a job at Starbucks. Help.

    Hi Everyone. Thank you so much for your advice. After much thinking, I decided to quit Starbucks. There were too many schedule conflicts that didn't allow me to fully pursue nursing, like having time to attend job fairs. For now, I'll just have to fi...
  13. when to start studying for NCLEX

    My recommendation is to start studying even before you graduate. Many of my classmates took and passed the NCLEX within weeks of graduation. Most of them found new grad positions not too long after that. It really depends on how you pace yourself and...
  14. Head to Toe Assessment

    This is my full head to toe assessment that I used during clinical. My instructor was able to do all of this in less than 10 minutes. I would probably take 10-15 minutes. Neuro LOC/AAO x3 balance/gait/coordination sensory/thought process PERRLA Crani...
  15. Any advice would be much appreciated. I don't know what to do. I feel trapped and anxious. I'm 6 months post-grad in Southern California. I've have been applying to jobs in CA for the past 2 months with no responses so far. Due to tight finances, I t...