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  1. I graduated 2 years ago, so I guess it was about 5 years ago we practiced bed bathes. We were told to wear a bathing suit or shorts/shirt to get wet. We had a same sex partner and our fake hospital drapes were closed (that was part of the learning as well, pt privacy). I am heavy set, I have body issues, this was no big deal... Definitely a good learning experience, nothing to get weirded out by or jealous over. Now if they said I had to practice catheters on a classmate I would have said no way, but that's alot more invasive... We had to practice injections and IVs on eachother too, it all goes along with learning to be a nurse, and we always have a choice to participate or not, but you can't expect to practice on someone else if you aren't willing to be a guinea pig for others..
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    FREEDOM! I Quit my med-surge job!

    Hilarious NocturneNrse! I was thinking the same thing, TAWANDA!! I love that movie )
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    FREEDOM! I Quit my med-surge job!

    Ay to go girl!! You have done what many wish they had the courage to do. Enjoy your new found freedom!! Here's hoping you find a great job with a dream emploer!! Good luck to you!!
  4. JessicaA you make your job sound wonderful :) I originally went to nursing school to be a school nurse; maybe I should revisit that thought
  5. Here are my answers 1. Do you love, like or hate your job? LIKE 2. What field of nursing are you in? HOSPITAL-LABOR AND DELIVERY 2 YEARS 3. Are you FT, PT, PD? FULL TIME (3 12'S WEEKLY) 4. Do you look forward to going to work or dread it? SOME DAYS I LOOK FORWARD TO IT, IF I'M SCHEDULED WITH A GOOD/POSITIVE/FUN/SUPPORTIVE GROUP OF COWORKERS... OTHER TIMES I DREAD IT-LIKE ON WEEKENDS WHEN MY FAMILY IS HOME AND I HAVE TO GO TO WORK FOR 12 HOURS 5. What gives you the most job satisfaction? DEALING WITH APPRECIATIVE PATIENTS, BEING PART OF A DELIVERY FOR FIRST TIME PARENTS WHO ARE EXCITED TO BECOME PARENTS OR A FIRST TIME GRANDMA AND DAD IS CRYING OR GRANDMA IS CRYING AND THE PATIENT SAYS THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP, BEING COMPLIMENTED BY A COWORKER, SEEING A LOOK OF RELIEF OR THANKS IN A COWORKERS EYES WHEN I HELP THEM WITHOUT THEM ASKING OR EXPECTING HELP 6. On a scale of 0-10 (0 being least stressful, 10 being most stressful) how stressed does your job make you? SOME DAYS WHEN IT'S CRAZY/CHAOTIC BUSY AND ALL THE POOP IS HITTING THE FAN AT ONCE--10. ON DAYS WHEN THERE ARE BARELY ANY PATIENTS AND A FUN GROUP OF COWORKERS, AND EVERYTHING IS GOING NORMALLY AND SMOOTHLY--0 7. What causes you the most job stress? WHEN I'VE BEEN WORKING MY BUTT OFF AND A DOC COMES IN JUST TO BE RUDE OR UNAPPRECIATIVE, DRUG MOM'S IN PRETERM LABOR BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN DOPED UP ALL NIGHT AND THEY'RE SCREAMING AT YOU TO MAKE THEY'RE PAIN STOP AND NOT COOPERATIVE AND DELIVER THEIR 29 WEEK BABY AND THINK THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB, FETAL DEMISES 8. What do you think could make your job better, so you get the most joy and satisfaction out of your work day? BETTER TEAM WORK, LESS GOSSIP, MORE POSITIVITY FROM MY COWORKERS (NO MORE FETAL DEMISES OR DRUG MOM'S)
  6. 1. Do you love, like or hate your job? 2. What field of nursing are you in? 3. Are you FT, PT, PD? 4. Do you look forward to going to work or dread it? 5. What gives you the most job satisfaction? 6. On a scale of 0-10 (0 being least stressful, 10 being most stressful) how stressed does your job make you? 7. What causes you the most job stress? 8. What do you think could make your job better, so you get the most joy and satisfaction out of your work day?
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Samaritan health Services-Oregon Samaritan Locations •Albany •Corvallis •Lebanon •Lincoln City •Newport •Sweet Home Graduate Nurse Transition Program Looking for a chance to fine tune the skills acquired in nursing school while receiving competitive nursing wages and comprehensive benefits? Our Graduate Nurse Transition Program provides registered nurses with a transition between nursing school and on-the-job, on-your-own patient care. The program offers focused, multidisciplinary classroom training, as well as a customized preceptor clinical experience. Both the didactic and clinical components emphasize the transition skills and knowledge base you will need to bridge the gap between school and workplace. Candidates apply to and orient in a specific health care setting such as critical care, perioperative and perinatal. During the transition program, you will be paid nursing wages and may receive comprehensive benefits. All along the way, you will have the support and guidance of highly-trained, caring professionals. Application Timeline •Two training periods are offered each year in the summer and winter. •Applications for the summer program are generally accepted from April to June, with the program starting in August. •Applications for the winter program are generally accepted from November to January, with the program starting in February. Application requirements: •Applicants must have graduated from a registered nursing program within 12 months of starting the program. •Complete an online application. Positions are listed as “RN-New Grad.” Please include an estimated date of licensing. Graduate Nurse Transition Program
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Peace Health Springfield, Oregon Error 06-03-10 STAFF NURSE - NEW GRAD TRAINING POSITION PHOR-Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Riverbend Springfield, OR PHOR-ICU - RIVERBEND (SHRB/CCSVC/ICU/60110) 36 Day 06-03-10 STAFF NURSE - NEW GRAD TRAINING POSITION PHOR-Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Riverbend Springfield, OR PHOR-ICU - RIVERBEND (SHRB/CCSVC/ICU/60110) 36 Night 06-07-10 STAFF NURSE - NEW GRAD PHOR-Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Riverbend Springfield, OR PHOR-CARDIAC SURGERY UNIT (SHRB/CARDI/CSU/60770) 36 0.9 Night 06-07-10 STAFF NURSE - NEW GRAD PHOR-Sacred Heart Med Ctr, Riverbend Springfield, OR PHOR-CARDIAC SURGERY UNIT (SHRB/CARDI/CSU/60770) 36 .9 Evening
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Adventist Health Adventist Health: Job Search Search Results Job(s) 1-7 of 7 RN - New Grad | Posted: 06/05/2010 Nursing: Med/Surg (Pulama) Castle Medical Center Job Code: RN - New Grad | Posted: 06/05/2010 Nursing: Med/Surg (Pulama) Castle Medical Center Job Code: RN - New Grad | Posted: 06/05/2010 Nursing: Med/Surg (Pulama) Castle Medical Center Job Code: RN - New Grad | Posted: 05/29/2010 Nursing: Telemetry (Laulima) Castle Medical Center Job Code: RN-ED-New Grad | Posted: 06/02/2010 Nursing: Emergency Ukiah Valley Medical Center Job Code: 201 RN-Med/Surg-New Grad | Posted: 06/02/2010 Nursing: Medical Surgical Acute Ukiah Valley Medical Center Job Code: 201
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    New Grad RN Job Code: 33902 Facility: Palmdale Regional Medical Center Location: PALMDALE, CA US Travel Involved: None Job Type: Full Time Job Level: Minimum Education Required: Associate Degree Skills: Health Care -> RN, Acute Care Category: Nursing FTE: .9 Position Summary: Under the direction of the Department Director, the Registered Nurse is responsible to provide, delegate, and coordinate nursing care provided at LCH, and is guided by the policies and procedures of the hospital. The R.N. utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate direct and indirect nursing care of the patient. Contributes to nursing and the Hospital through support of philosophy, vision, objectives, educational and recertification efforts. Accountable to assure that HCAPS, patient and physician scores fall within acceptable ranges by providing service excellence. Responsible to follow all National Patient Safety Goals and Core Measure Initiatives to ensure compliance falls within acceptable ranges. Population served includes – patients, family members other visitors, physicians, nursing team and other Hospital disciplines. Appropriately follows the chain of command. A. To assure that the highest quality nursing care is delivered to the patient in a timely and cost effective manner. B. To help return the patient to a state of optimal wellness or to a state in which the highest quality of life can be maintained. C. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team, including physicians, to deliver quality health care. D. Is able to alternate patient care plans and own assignment in a changing, fast-paced environment. Communicates verbally and in writing in a consistent, positive manner. E. Performs a hand-off communications when patient transfers and during shift report using SBar Tools. F. Functions as charge nurse as requested. G. Floats to sister units with a positive attitude. Requirements A. Work Experience – New graduate RNs accepted with IPN License from Board of Registered Nursing pending Board results. Must have already taken the RN Boards or be scheduled within one (1) month from hire date. B. Education -- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing (BSN preferred). C. License, Certification, or Registration Required -- Current Registered Nurse licensure (or IPN) in the State of California. Current BLS for healthcare providers. ACLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Additional specialty certifications required for: • OR, PACU, ED – PALS. • National certifications preferred (CCRN, ORN, etc.) D. Language Skills – Must possess ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, families and the general public in a positive manner. E. Mathematical Skills – Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. F. Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical/clinical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Follows the nursing plan of care and initiate changes, need critical thinking skills. G. Special Qualifications – Able to function effectively in a busy, fast-paced environment. Must be capable of making decisions under pressure and managing anger, fear, hostility and violence of others appropriately. https://uhs.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=33902
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Application Process for August 23, 2010 New Graduate Program Thank you for your interest in nursing opportunities at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. We will be accepting applications June 1-15 only from candidates currently residing in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Any applications completed prior to June 1 will not be considered for the program. Please apply for the “RN – New Graduate” posting. Only complete 1 application and include in the cover letter your top 3 units of interest from the following: Emergency, Medical Surgical Trauma (5S), Telemetry (4C), Neuro (4E), Med/Surg (5C), Mother Infant Unit, Oncology (6C), Orthopedics (4S), Medical Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Subacute, Outpatient Surgey, and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. The hiring managers will contact you directly between June 21 - July 23rd to schedule an interview if interested in pursuing your candidacy Job Opportunities
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Nursing Students New Grads New Graduate Registered Nurses Application Process Children's Hospital Central California encourages new graduated Registered Nursing students to apply to any open RN I position. All open positions are posted online and are updated frequently. Children's Hospital provides an individualized new graduate training program specific to the unit in which they were hired. The level of acuity for each unit will determine the length of the orientation. This can range from two to four months. The orientation period can be adjust for each individual and may be extended or shortened depending on performance. The optimal time for a student nurse to apply to an RN I position is no greater than two months prior to graduation. Once an applicant applies online, a recruiter will review the application to ensure that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. If the minimum requirements are met the recruiter will forward the application to the hiring manager or supervisor. If the applicant is selected for an interview they will be contacted by the appropriate manager or unit specific recruiter. Although your application is reviewed usually within the first 24 hours, please allow a minimum of two weeks after submission of your application to be contacted for an interview. Some of the new graduate positions are very competitive and it can take up to two weeks for applicants to be selected for interviews. New graduate RNs have been hired into the following units: Rehab, Discovery, Apollo, Explorer, Voyager, Craycroft, Emergency, NICU, PICU and OR. New Graduate RN Benefits Children's Hospital provides competitive salaries, healthcare and retirement benefits, relocation allowances and sign on bonuses to those who qualify. The sign on bonus for a new graduate is currently $1500 and is paid out in three installments. The first installment is issued the Friday following their start date and receiving a California Nursing License. The second and third installments are issued 6 and 18 months following the first installment. New graduate RNs are eligible to receive relocation assistance which is based on mileage. In order to receive a relocation allowance, individuals must live further than 100 miles from the hospital. The greater the distance determines the amount of relocations you will be awarded. The range of relocation for new graduate RNs is $1500 - $4500.
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Entry Level Jobs and Internships 6/4/2010 New Graduate RN - Def Observation Unit 12HR Schedule Huntington Hospital | Pasadena, CA - Prefer one year med/surg experience, including IV and telemetry. Will consider new grad. Current RN license or Interim Permit and BLS required. Acute Care New Grad Internship Program Children's National Medical Center | Washington, DC - Children's National Medical Center is accepting new graduate nurse applications for our August and September programs. Our year long acute internship program at Children's National Medical Center, will provide you with a strong, concrete knowledge and skill Critical Care New Grad Internship Program Children's National Medical Center | Washington, DC - Children's National Medical Center is accepting new graduate nurse applications for our August and September programs. Positions are available in the following subspecialties: . Pediatric Intensive Care . Cardiac Intensive Care Our year long critical care
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    Dameron Hospital - Stockton's independent nonprofit community hospital since 1912 .:[ Online Career Center ]:. 2000 -- 7400 -- RN -- LABOR & DELIVERY VERSANT RN RESIDENCY AG Nights Full-Time 6 / 1 / 2010 2000 -- 6070 -- RN RESIDENCY-- INTENSIVE CARE NEOL VERSANT RN RESIDENCY AI Nights Full-Time 6 / 1 / 2010 2000 -- 6010 -- RN RESIDENCY -- INTENSIVE CARE VERSANT RN RESIDENCY AB Nights Full-Time 6 / 1 / 2010 2000 -- 6030 -- RN RESIDENCY -- CORONARY CARE UNIT VERSANT RN RESIDENCY AA Nights Full-Time 6 / 1 / 2010
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    California's 2010 New Grad RN Program

    CHW Careers - Home RN NEW GRAD VERSANT TELEMETRY 4 EAST / 4 WEST BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD, CA RN NEW GRAD VERSANT MED/SURG 1ST EAST / 5 EAST ORTHO BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD, CA RN NEW GRAD VERSANT LABOR AND DELIVERY / FAMILY CARE BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD, CA RN NEW GRAD VERSANT ER / ICU BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD CA RN NEW GRAD VERSANT PACU /OPS BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD, CA RN NEW GRAD VERSANT PEDIATRICS / NICU BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BAKERSFIELD, CA
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    A totally different career path please

    Definitely try other areas of nursing before you decide you hate nursing. If you don't like floor nursing you can always try a Dr office as others have mentioned, home health, public health like another previous poster said or psych nursing. I rather enjoyed my psych rotation in nursing school (and everyone loved their home health clinical rotation). Psych was less medical and more, well psych ) Otherwise you can try a class for nurse informatics (it's like computer system operations and training or something like that), or maybe get a masters to do physical therapy... NP, PA, CRNA... So many options with a BSN degree... Good luck and let us know what you try next!
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