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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    LOL, yes.
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    Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires

    Jenni811 hit the nail on the head, it's about $$$. Shockingly, inexperienced nurses (those with 1-3 years of experience) are cheaper to hire than an experienced nurse. Additionally, those coming out of nursing school are typically young and attractive as 22 to 25 year old females are apt to be. What I'll also say is that as a male I never had to deal with the garbage that the more... experienced... nurses dealt out to these new grads. That isn't to say I didn't hear about it, probably since I wasn't viewed as any type of threat to the pecking order. I even had one nurse tell me that the nurse manager was purposefully hiring attractive people to work the floor. That made me chuckle a little bit. What I'd suggest is to get over it. NOTHING good will come from being so superficial. Is it their fault that they're attractive? No. Is it their fault that they are young? No. Are you liable to let your jealousy over SUPERFICIAL things ruin some potential relationships? Yes. If you see that they are not acclimating the the job/culture (ie cell phone use while patients need something) let them know. I'll say though that you may need an attitude adjustment just as much as these new nurses because your feelings will translate in to actions in how you treat/interact with them... and then we'll get to read new posts about how we continue to eat our young.
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    Georgetown University ONLINE FNP...

    From the Georgetown website: To be eligible to apply, all applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or CNL from a U.S. Department of Education and NLNAC or CCNE-accredited institution, hold a current U.S. Registered Nurse (RN) license and have successfully completed (“C” or better) a 3-credit course in Statistics. AG-ACNP/CNS students are required to hold the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification prior to entering the program. I would suggest that you get at least one year of floor experience before you apply to this program. There is an expectation that you will have a certain level of experience when you enter this program and without this background I think that you would struggle in this program.