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  1. I'm trying to set the record straight, once and for all. I've heard mixed answers. Here is my situation. I'm currently going to nursing school for my BSN in Texas. My fiancé has been stationed at Fort Campbell. We plan on getting married before I graduate. I'm aware of the "spouse preference" and it's great. My main concern is... would a military hospital even hire a new grad? Will the spouse preference make a difference?
  2. misskayy

    New grad with a BSN salary?

    Hi all. I'm currently living in Texas. My fiancé has been stationed at Fort Campbell. We plan on moving to either TN or KY. Not sure yet. I heard from one person that new BSN grads get paid $19/hour in East TN and that it isn't much higher throughout the rest of the state. That's far too low and this is why we're contemplating moving to KY instead. However, I'd like to hear what others have to say instead of going off one persons statement. If anyone works or knows someone that works in NW Tennessee, what do new grads usually get paid? Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi all. I'm currently living in Texas. My fiancé has been stationed at Fort Campbell. We plan on moving to either TN or KY. Not sure yet. I'm very interested in living near Hopkinsville. Does anyone here work near the area and know what a new grad usually gets paid? Websites like Indeed aren't too helpful. Thanks.
  4. Does anyone know what the average hourly wage would be in KY? I hear new grads with a BSN in Tennessee get paid $19 an hour and that's just ridiculous. I'd like to see if Kentucky pays any higher.
  5. misskayy

    Nursing school has pushed me to the edge. Anyone else?

    Did you go back to being a type A over achiever after it was all done? And how quickly did it happen?
  6. I have to get this off my chest, but it doesn't seem like a common problem with nursing students. I grew up with strict parents who instilled good habits and values in me. I always listened to my authoritative figures, did things on time, followed the rules, got high grades, was very competitive, and was basically a perfectionist. Then nursing school came along... that was a shocker. Their expectations are so unrealistic that I have just given up on trying to be a good student. I do have time for myself, but not enough. My mental health is suffering. I feel like I'm treated like a child by my clinical instructors and the school in general. I've hit my breaking point. My grades are mediocre now. I've been late to clinical so many times. I skip lecture if I can. I do the bare minimum, but enough to pass. My clinical instructors annoy me with their "advice" which are usually just insults. I feel so bad saying this, but it is what it is. The way nursing programs are set up is a shame, in my opinion. I think they purposely make them chaotic to prepare us for the real world and make us better nurses, but it's had the opposite effect on me. Anyone else?
  7. This. If I could go back in time, I would not go to nursing school. Sad, but true. They are so extra about everything. It's almost like joining the military. The funny thing is, my nursing school purposely hires nursing instructors with a military background... I wonder why
  8. Right! But then they'll also tell you "Please don't come to clinical if you're sick... just stay home, please" *face palm* Luckily, my immune system has strengthened since I've started nursing school. I no longer have to worry about missing clinical due to illness.
  9. Ah nursing school... don't you love it? I disagree with a lot of commenters on here. She shouldn't have gotten angry if you gave an excuse. **** happens. That's the problem with nursing culture, they expect you to be on time for everything no matter what... even if your family dies in a car accident, they still expect you to show up to work on time, mentally stable, and prepared to work a 12 hour shift. It's ridiculous, honestly. And don't get me started on their absence policy... you can't even have the flu without them warning you that you're at risk of being kicked out of the program.
  10. Just wondering if this is done at every nursing school. I hear it's a common thing in the nursing school's in my city.
  11. I'm wondering what you use to take colorful notes. I'd really love to buy gel pens, but I hear they take a while to dry and smear easily. Any suggestions?
  12. misskayy

    Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant)

    Did you not read the last few sentences in my post? I'm not so much hurt, but shocked how unprofessional some people can be, especially towards a beginner. I've had some bad days, but I never took it out on someone like that.
  13. misskayy

    Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant)

    Thank you! You have no idea how much it means to me hearing this from someone who went through a similar path. That made my day.
  14. misskayy

    Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant)

    It's better to prepare yourself for the worst. I'd hate to be the student who thinks nursing is all lollipops and rainbows and then finds out it can be horrible at times. I've read the stories here and on reddit. I know it doesn't happen often, but when it's bad... it's bad.
  15. misskayy

    Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant)

    Yep. She was a paramedic. She kept asking these difficult questions (things that we, as students, would not know at the top of our heads) and she would look directly at me until I nodded or shook my head. She wouldn't give us the correct answer to the question until I gave her a response. Of course, I didn't know the correct answer to most of her questions so I felt humiliated. Not sure what her problem was, but I hope she fixes it soon.
  16. misskayy

    Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant)

    It was through the American Heart Association. I can't find a complaint number on their site. If anyone knows a way to send a complaint to them, let me know.

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