BertG77

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  1. HI there, my family is relocating and I am updating my resume after working 2 years in an IMCU, which of course will go at the top of my resume, and prior to that my first RN job was 1 year in primary care. Prior to these RN jobs I was a CNA for seve...
  2. NCLEX-RN June 2017

    what was the time frame between sitting for your exam and receiving results? I am taking it on June 30th and am trying to get current feedback. I recently attended an event where the head of the CA BRN was present and talked about how streamlined and...
  3. NCLEX-RN June 2017

    what was the time frame between sitting for your exam and receiving results? I am taking it on June 30th and am trying to get current feedback. I recently attended an event where the head of the CA BRN was present and talked about how streamlined and...
  4. Disturbing Conversation on Overweight Healthcare Workers

    It really really frustrates me that the main reason that so many people lack the time and energy to adequately care for themselves is because their jobs are so engrossing and demand so much of them. It's the fault of the system and the institutionali...
  5. Does this feeling ever go away?

    It gets better if for no other reason than you will begin to notice that everyone working around you feels that they're behind and frustrated or trying to cope. It's hard work, give yourself time and you'll get in the groove.
  6. Male graduate and pinning

    I am a guy, the oldest person in my BSN cohort I might add, never one for ceremonies or recognition. I don't want to go to my cohort's pinning or my graduation ceremony. I'm almost 40, my parents are old and live far away and I'd rather just celebrat...
  7. Applying for nursing school on antidepressants

    I must admit that as an "older student" with plenty of life experience working in different industries, and a person with anxiety and depression I am saddened by the callous/jaded attitude many of you have developed in response to your experiences. A...
  8. Applying for nursing school on antidepressants

    In response to the first person to reply: What was the point in stating this?! As a 2nd year BSN student who has battled with sever anxiety and depression his whole life and is currently on medication to help with these issues I feel like your comme...
  9. There are many medical staffing agencies throughout the country that will help you get per-diem shifts at local hospitals. I found one here in the bay area that took new CNA's with little experience and got me into one hospital here. The fact that I ...
  10. What Can't You Live Without?

    I am super busy as I am on the BOD for my school's SNA, working, volunteering and I live 1.5 hours away from school and am married! Anyway, people always ask me how the hell I do all this stuff and aside from knowing myself well enough to understand ...
  11. US RN to work abroad?

    I just got back from a clinical experience in various hospitals in Cuenca, Ecuador which I absolutely LOVED. At each hospital I asked what was needed for a US citizen to work there. The nurse managers stated that our BSN degrees are recognized in Ecu...
  12. Age and nursing school

    The fact that you are complaining about how long you think it's taking to start your nursing school journey just illustrates that you are in fact very young and have a lot of life experience to catch up on. There's more to life than school, and your ...
  13. Jobs as a Pre - Nursing Student

    No CNA schools/courses I've heard of have anything to do with the science courses/ pre req's for nursing school. CNA programs are vocational programs that give you the very basic training necessary to go out and do a specific job safely. While of cou...
  14. Jobs as a Pre - Nursing Student

    Yes, it is worth it. I am in my 3rd semester of 6, in my BSN program and have been a CNA since I began. The experience has helped me in so many ways. First, it's exposed me to so much more than school can/does, it has provided networking opportunitie...
  15. I applied to 5 programs, with a 3.8 GPA,and having scored an 89 on the TEAS. I also had 1 year of volunteering in a hospital, and doing public health research as an intern with a university. I got into only 1 BSN program, but on a wait list for anoth...
  16. Mine was a 3.8. I had volunteer experience at a hospital, recommendations from them, and a public health internship with recommendations too. I got an 89 on the TEAS, and got into a BSN program.
  17. What did you do before nursing?

    I was a musician and recording engineer for almost all of my 20's, then got into cooking and worked as a chef in various restaurants in San Francisco for about 8 years or so. The whole time I was having fun but always felt like I was selling myself s...
  18. Tips for entering nursing school

    The positive things about nursing school are those moments in clinicals when you connect with your patients and realize that you're helping people in an immediate and direct way. When a patient smiles at you and is put at ease by some words or interv...
  19. CNA Agencies?

    The ones I know of in northern California include UNI, Star Nursing, and MGA which is the agency I work for. Agencies seem to be the perfect solution for people with changing or limited schedules. I am starting the 3rd semester of my BSN program afte...
  20. Post semester blues

    Hey thank you for chiming in! Now going into 3rd semester I am gaining confidence yet still quietly freaking out inside (all the time) based on what is expected of me, by my instructors, patients, etc. I am eternally grateful for my CNA experience as...
  21. Post semester blues

    It's the end of my first semester of my BSN program and though there is a sense of relief, and my grades have all been good, I feel like I have no idea what I learned. Over the holidays, when attempting to explain how things were going to my relative...
  22. Oh, cool, thanks for clearing it up. Obviously I'm totally unaware of what was actually going on here. I misunderstood.
  23. Oh gosh, reading these posts makes me anxious! As a CNA I certainly hope I do not come off as some of the people that are being complained about here. I am a new(ish) CNA as well as a BSN student and there are times when I have to ask questions at my...
  24. Took the TEAS today. Help.

    Retaking it can only benefit you! Sign up now to take it again as soon as that one month time frame has lapsed. Your score isn't horribly, BTW, that's what I scored and go into my BSN program with however I did have all A's in my science pre-req's. Y...
  25. I don't complain to my wife that much because her job is insane and horribly stressful for her (she's a social worker/ CPS) and she also can't relate. She often tells me that she can't fathom how I am able to learn, understand, and retain the technic...