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    Brian Short News

    I am deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy. My condolences to all those involved. Please continue with the maintenance of this website...I have found a lot of support on here throughout my nursing career...
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    Experiences w/Recruiters (Hospital)

    i know right? in this day & age of emails..how hard is it to send an automated email. i can understand not so much for those who didn't get to the interview stage, but I at least had an interview-and I waited for a month before i left 2 messages to the recruiter for a follow-up. if she didn't want to call me back with the bad news...which i already had a feeling after not hearing anything....then at least send me a cheap email LOL!
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    What Kind of Experiences before ER

    @Lev
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    Med-Surg to ER

    @Lev
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    What Kind of Experiences before ER

    I was just wondering what kind of experiences and for how long before you went to the ER. Also, what made you transition to ER nursing. Thank You!
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    Experiences w/Recruiters (Hospital)

    @BeachyRN2Be This hospital is 140-bed hospital that is barely a year old. It is owned by a for-profit company that has 2 other nearby hospitals in the area. I understand that there are a lot of applicants, but all I ask is even a measly automated-generated email that says that the position has been filled or something.... Anyway, I learned to not take it personally anymore:woot: IMO, if I or any of my family had an emergency...I wouldn't take them to any of the facilities here...I'd rather drive 30 miles away & get a speeding ticket & rush them to the hospital I work for..OoOps, did I say 2 much?
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    Med-Surg to ER

    hello, i have an opportunity for an RN position in the ER in one of our hospital's other facility. i been in med-surg for more than 10 yrs...and i'm ready to move on. i know...its been a looong time. I've been soul searching for the past 2 yrs, and its been such a roller-coaster ride. i actually took on a new specialty position in our ER over the summer, but changed my mind after a few shifts...it is a level 2 trauma with 44 beds, 3 triage rooms, 1 trauma, 1 cardiac trauma in the ER dept. the difference this time, is that this smaller ER sees more of a geriatric population and its not a designated trauma. it has 107-acute beds. this smaller er will stabilize any patients, then transfer them out to the main hospital facility which is a 288-bed facility. i don't really have any other specialty interests with other floor nursing..i don't have an interest in icu, tele, pcu, or surg. eventually i would like to try clinic nursing or urgent care sometime..any suggestions? thanks for reading :)
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    Experiences w/Recruiters (Hospital)

    i would've been fine with an automated email that says something like "the position you have applied for has already been filled, thank you for interest...." etc...
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    Any advice for this Stagnant RN..

    hmmmmm....we do have similarities im looking into transferring into another position that i jus applied for...butwe'll have to see how it turns out.. im hoping to hear something by next week. i jus dont wanna jinx myself jus yet so i wont say anything..but im thinking this is just what i need. ive been having "itchy feet" for the last 2 years...and it's not fun..ill update hopefully w/good news..
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    Any advice for this Stagnant RN..

    ur right! there is always room for growth :) thanx for ur input..i might look into joining some committee or something..make myself useful for the time-being until i know what my next step will be..
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    Question for interviewers

    @RunBabyRunRN I'm not sure if you wrote it somewhere...but what is your nursing experience? In my facility, if you don't have experience in the specialized areas like ICU or ED..you need to apply through a New Specialty Program. It is for experienced RN's (at least 1 year) that would like to transition to a different/new "specialty."
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    Question for interviewers

    if you don't mind me asking...what kind of position and unit are you applying for? depending on the facility & position...some places/people just operate differently, IMO.
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    Any advice for this Stagnant RN..

    I don't think I'm too old yet..I just turned 42..Nowadays, they say 40's is the new 30's?? It would probably be nice to have a master's degree eventually. Maybe I'll wait till my kids are a bit older and look around for a program.. I have a 6th grader and 3rd graders. My boys are a handful...If it's NOT work on my mind...it's my kids! Thank you for your input @caliotter3
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    Any advice for this Stagnant RN..

    Yup, I feel the same...I guess I prefer to be bored as well if I get to choose. With me, it seems like I go through extremes...either I am bored with my work or feel overwhelmed! I have also tried unsuccessfully to get a part-time or per-diem at another facility..as a floor nurse on med/surg/tele...but my hourly pay is probably too much to match?
  15. Hello..My post are for anyone who feel like me...I'm not going anywhere or anyone who can give me any friendly advice..Although, I am blessed to be at the facility/unit where I've been..I've been on the same unit (med-acute-oncology) for more than a decade! For the past 2 years I've been going thru like a "midlife crisis" as far as my work is concerned.. I've been there done that with being chemo-certified in the past, relief charge, preceptor..took outside classes EKG, ACLS..Even took on a new specialty position in ER for about a week..thinking I needed a challenge & different unit... Obviously, I went back to my home unit because that change wasn't what I thought I wanted...I know sounds confusing...Anyway, I came to the conclusion that maybe I should just stay where I am (at my home unit) & try to make the best of it. I was going to start on maybe getting my Med-Surg Certification... But I am just lagging...i have a brand new review book sitting on my desk...i don't have the motivation....but I feel like I'm bored doing what I do and I'm just going through the motions of "working." I don't want to feel or be like the "old school" RNs who are comfortable & complacent in what they are doing..and just waiting for retirement LOL! I do want to stay within the same facility...since I have seniority..in 2 more years...I don't have to "float" anymore .......I could even be a supervisor...but I DONT want to... I'm perfectly fine w/my personal & family life...so I feel stuck...Any advice?? Thank You!
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    I help to get a position in the er

    I suggest reviewing the Interview Questions & Answers, then practicing out loud. It seems like you are already confident in your nursing skills...so as long as you're confident in interviewing...you should do fine!