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    Graduating in 5 Weeks

    Also, nurse residencies are offered at different times and have deadlines so if you wait you may miss out. Here's list by state: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/nursing/nurseresidency.php
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    Graduating in 5 Weeks

    Hey! When I was in the same position as you, I applied to nurse residency programs. They will be offering to interview before your NCLEX. As for other hospitals who did not offer a residency program, I still applied to positions that were applicable to me. Applicable in sense that they didn't require 2 or more years of experience. I tried to apply to jobs that were not so strict about experience or preferred 1 year. If you don't apply, you will never get a chance. Best of luck!
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    Lehigh Valley New Graduate Nurse Residency 2014

    Hi! When you first apply, it depends. I do not remember when they got back to me. If you get a reply back, you do a general interview with a few other new graduates. If that goes well, you go for a second interview with a manager.
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    Lehigh Valley Nurse Residency 2014

    Hello Nurses! I just got a job as a nurse intern at Lehigh Valley Hospital. I am not from the area, and was thinking about relocating. Anyone else get a job in Lehigh Valley Health Network and is looking for a roommate? Thanks!
  5. Pennsylvania Graduated: 5/18/14 with BSN Passed NCLEX 6/25/14 Applied to many jobs earlier in the semester, and then closer to graduation. Got 3 job offers in different areas of PA. Took nurse residency position. Certification: BLS
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    Help with PCU interview?

    Hey! Did you end up taking the PCCU position?
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    Buying books off eBay?

    throughout my nursing school journey, I used gettextbooks.com. It is much more accurate to put in the ISBN with different editions of books. The website will you find the cheapest book on half.com, ebay.com etc... as a purchase or a rental.
  8. Hey Kim! Thank you :-). I really appreciate your detailed and informative response. I had already ordered a few books by the time I read it though. The book you mentioned sounds wonderful! I had bought two books from amazon based on overall ratings, comments, and recommendations: ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation (Huff, ECG Workout) Huff RN CCRN, Jane (This book has a ton of exercises as well as explanations) Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition Dubin, Dale (Has 4.5 rating from over 400 reviews. Is recommended by all healthcare professionals due to ease of reading) I had also bought Kathy White's fast facts for critical care as a reference book to have with me during my job. If the two EKG books I bought do not suite me, I will definitely purchase the one you recommended. Thanks again!
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    Allentown/Bethlehem

    The new graduate position was up earlier in the summer. It comes up, and then disappears. It may or may not come up again.
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    Allentown/Bethlehem

    Good luck! I sent you a private message.
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    Allentown/Bethlehem

    PCCU. I found out that day but it was by coincidence. Usually they say a few days.
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    Allentown/Bethlehem

    Good luck!!! I got the position. Hopefully I'll see ya! :-)
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    Allentown/Bethlehem

    Shayk16- Did you end up getting a job in the Allentown area??
  14. Hello Nurses! I just got a job as a nurse intern at Lehigh Valley Hospital. I am not from the area, and was thinking about relocating. Anyone else get a job in Lehigh Valley Health Network and is looking for a roommate? Thanks!
  15. Hello! I just got my dream job at a PCCU (cardiac step-down unit). I will be going through a lengthy 5 month orientation which consists of an ACLS class, "ECCO", and preceptorship. Could anyone recommend a good cardiac book I could start reading? I would like a book that has it all: EKGs, pathophysiology, cardiac drips etc... I have seen others recommend Kathy white's binder, and Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery. I feel like Bojar's book might be too in depth for me? I was thinking of Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy. Maybe I should buy a critical care book? Not sure. Any advice is appreciated!