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  1. Figs scrubs for petite women

    I'm 5'1, 110 pounds. I usually wear grey's anatomy, 5 pocket pants with mock wrap scrub top. I have Figs jogger pants as well and I like them, but I definitely don't feel like I own em as well as the ladies with longer legs LOL
  2. 2016 US RN to Australia

    They didn't give me too many options (either appeal or accept) and when I called, they gave me the option of a bridging course. I was able to get transferred on the phone to a registration officer, and she said with 720 hours, I can't get full regis...
  3. AHPRA Letter of Eligibility

    They received my application in May and gave me a response 5 weeks later requesting more documents. I requested an extension due to needing stuff mailed over from the US. That was due July 21, and they gave me my final decision mid-September.
  4. Sleep-night shift

    I never adjusted to sleeping well on the night shift, but that was because I did a lot of swing shifts also. I had some luck with Trazodone, but I really disliked having to rely on a pill to sleep. I mostly relied on coffee to get through the night...
  5. I'm Quitting nursing to work in coffee shop

    You can always go back into nursing if it doesn't work out. Just because you leave nursing doesn't mean it's the end. I took a break to travel and go work at a ski resort and it was the best time of my life! You are lucky that you have a husband to...
  6. Considering switching to psych after 24 years in pediatrics

    Definitely, my old nurse manager worked in L&D for decades before she switched over to psych. I absolutely loved working in mental health and also drawn to this population. I worked with many nurses who were judgmental against this population a...
  7. 2016 US RN to Australia

    I have a BS in another degree, and went for a Master's Entry to Nursing program (which is basically the same as an accelerated BSN). I'm pretty irritated that my program didn't meet the required 800 hours. We focused a LOT on theory and research......
  8. AHPRA refused registration for USA nurse to be registered in Australia

    I know this is an old thread, but I had 720 clinical hours. However, they must've changed some things because they granted me registration but with with restrictions. I have to be under direct supervision for 3 months full time. Therefore, I'm pret...
  9. 2016 US RN to Australia

    Hi there, I'm a US RN that went through the process of applying and would like to share my experience. AHPRA granted me registration HOWEVER, with conditions. I fell short of the 800 required clinical hours in my nursing program. My university confi...
  10. Background checks + interviews

    I managed to secure two different RN jobs. There are different background check services out there. I came clean for my first job, because after reading the background check paperwork, it only looked for felony convictions in Wisconsin, while I onl...
  11. New Grad resume... Seeking feedback please

    Thanks! I ended up getting a job offer a month later. In the end, my manager told me it was me dressing in a suit and printing it on nice paper (not computer paper) that really sealed the deal. Hopefully, it will be a while before I'm job hunting ...
  12. Should I get Essentials of Correctional Nursing?

    Now that you mention that, I feel like I should probably get that book too. I just got hired in corrections and I feel like I might be in over my head. I also work in a psych hospital and bought a book for it, and that was greatly helpful. It wasn...
  13. are correctional nurses allowed to wear knee-length skirts?

    The place I'm at requires you to wear scrubs. Even if they didn't, I definitely would not want to wear skirts. If the inmates made the rules, the answer would probably be yes LOL
  14. Importance of good grades!!!

    I agree- it NEVER hurts to get the A!! I worked very hard in nursing school and got a high GPA. It was also horrendously stressful for me, because I was in a Master's Entry program and they kick you out if you get below a 3.0. You also fail the cl...
  15. Almost new grad who wants to work in psych--advice please!

    Of course you should try. I'm a new grad working in psych, and I work with other new grads. You should not have to start out in med-surg especially if that is not what you want to do. I will caution you that not many new grads get their specialty ...