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    Maryland Hospital Starting Salaries

    I recently listened to a presentation put on by someone working on recruitment and retention at UMMC; she indicated that all new grads make $28 and change/hr, and that this is not a secret. I believe they also make holiday/night/weekend differentials. I don't get the impression there is any room for negotiation, but all in all, it seems like a decent wage relative to the other major employers in the area, and the benefits (particularly for tuition) are pretty good imo.
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    Best Hospitals to Work At?

    Sorry - I should have been more specific. Where I am in Maryland, there are, of course many small community hospitals, but there are several large healthcare systems. For instance, there are several hospitals owned/operated by University of Maryland, some operated by a group called Medstar, some by Johns Hopkins, etc etc. I would be most interested in hearing if there is a particular system that people feel treats nurses well, as opposed to one that has a generally poor reputation among area nurses. Does that help? Thanks!
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    Best Hospitals to Work At?

    Hi North Carolina Nurses :) I'm curious about your experiences, preferences, and general gossip regarding best places to work in NC. Are there hospitals that you feel have a lot to offer? Give them a shout out here, and please let me know what you love about them. I'm starting to consider job searching there and would like some opinions. Thanks!!
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    UMSON Fall 2015

    Hi faa, I sent you a friend request, which I think, if you accept, will mean that we can start messaging. Check it out.
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    UMSON Fall 2015

    Hey newbies! Welcome to UM! I just wanted to let you all know, if/when you start buying your books, we have a few facebook groups that senior students have been using to sell their books. If you search "UMB SON Book Exchange," you will find at least one of them. Also, please feel free to PM me if you have specific questions about the program; I just finished my second semester. Best of luck this fall!!
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    UMSON 2015 of Shady Grove

    You will want to be asking this in the Maryland forum, rather than the general student forum. Good luck!
  7. I believe impaired parenting is a diagnosis that might fit this scenario.. possibly?
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    Knitting during class: ok or not?

    (Never been tested for learning differences, not a 50 minute lecture - 3 hrs). Surprised and grateful for the many views expressed here.
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    "Nursing Shortage"

    Not that I'm an expert, and I really don't have an answer for you, but someone mentioned to me the other day that there are some projections (mind you, these shortages are cyclical) that around 2017/2018, a wave of the "returned-to-work-when-the-economy-crashed" folks will be re-retiring. Not that this is in anyway the definitive answer to your questions, but I thought it was interesting so I'd share it.
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    Knitting during class: ok or not?

    Appreciate the majority of the responses in here, although it does seem like some of you are drawing some sweeping conclusions about my aptitude for school/nursing. Anyway, I will certainly take it up with my professors, who seem generally fantastic. To further clarify - my mindset was that in a medium-large lecture lasting 3+ hours, with lots of laptop screens, eating, and keyboard clicking, I was surprised (and still am) that a quiet hand occupier was flagged as the most offensive thing. I could probably find a stress ball or some such toy to serve a similar purpose, but I guess it just seemed more practical to produce something from my fidgety tendencies. Fwiw, several classmates have also indicated that they find it totally acceptable. Good perspectives on this topic, allnurses :)
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    Knitting during class: ok or not?

    Wow.. I am surprised at the overwhelming majority of you that find it rude. To clarify - certainly some of the students use their tech for class related work, but many of them are working on other projects or something completely unrelated to school. Not that it changes this issue. And related to the size of the project, it is quite small - certainly contained in my lap. There are some classes I take notes in, but certain classes that I prefer just to sit/think/fidget. I certainly am kinesthetic, but perhaps I'm incorrectly attributing my need to move during long lectures to this. When not knitting, the fidgeting comes out in nail picking/biting, and rocking, both of which seemed worse than knitting. Thanks for the thoughts. PS - I promise it is not the clicking. I am not a clicky knitter. Maybe the person sitting right next to me might hear the sound of my yarn slipping on the needle, but no clicking. I could totally understand if it were clicking.
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    Knitting during class: ok or not?

    Hi folks, so I'm an auditory/kinesthetic learner, and I recently decided to start bringing my knitting to class, to see if it kept me more engaged in the lecture and off my electronics. It's pretty much a silent hobby, so I was surprised when a friend/classmate mentioned that she felt it was distracting and rude to the professor and other students. This is a class with many people on their laptops/tablets for lecture. Anyway, I grew up with a knitting mama who had hers everywhere, so I've never really seen it as inappropriate. Just curious what you all think? Would it bother you? More or less than people using electronics or eating in class? Thanks for for the thoughts :)
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    Hello I got question of johns hopkins

    JHH is legit, but personally I'd be leery of an agency asking for 25k to move you out here. That is a TON of money to get you a job. Sounds scammy to me, personally. Not that I necessarily know what I'm talking about.
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    I wore professional attire (a suit) for my interview, came prepared to talk about my background and why I wanted to attend UMSON over the other schools I had been accepted to, why I wanted to be a CNL, and ready to provide the short writing sample. It worked for me. Good luck!
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    Oh how exciting for you guys!! I think they accepted between 50-60 students for our cohort.. Assuming not everyone takes the offer, I'd guess they probably send out a few more last minute acceptances. Hope to see some of you on campus soon! try not to stress - and start brushing up on A&P as well as dimensional analysis for med calc. Good luck everyone!
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