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  1. Redhead,RN

    Passed NCLEX in 60 using Kaplan ONLY!

    I thought there was a 75 question minimum...
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    Whatever you do, don't work in a nursing home. Once you do that, you will most likely never get a hospital job. I have several nurse manager friends who told me this when I graduated. It gives you a bad reputation even when undeserved. Keep looking and good luck!
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    New Grad Interested in Leaving Bedside

    Get out as quick as you can. However, consider that once you leave bedside, it will be harder to get back in. So you better be sure! I left hospital nursing after 4 months and have never looked back. That was 15 years ago. I've been lucky enough to try several things before setting into working in public health. Don't waste your time being miserable! The old "requirement" of staying for a year is antiquated just like not being allowed to have tattoos. Times have changed.
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    This whole program needs to be restructured. There needs to be some kind of cap. Sorry, but it makes no sense to award it to a few with super high debts instead of awarding it to a lot who have normal debt amounts. It encourages irresponsible borrowing. I do not understand that logic...
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    2019 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Got a CREDCO check today too! RN, 3rd year applying to Nurse Corp, DTI about 125%, FQHC site score 17. Now the wait gets excruciating...
  6. Redhead,RN

    Quitting job after only 8 months

    The ones judging are the same ones we were warned about in nursing school...You know, they eat their young and are jaded and bitter! Who cares what they think 😊
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    I totally agree. 200k is ridiculous. That's medical school amounts, not NP. Borrow responsibly...I would rather see a lot of people with lower D/I ratios get it then fewer with outrageous ratios.
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    New nurse staying way past 9:30 pm on day shift

    Exactly why I couldn't leave the bedside quick enough! Nine patients is ridiculous...I wish I had some advice for you, but I don't. You will eventually with time get a good rhythm and feel more confident, though. It really is just a struggle in the beginning for all of us. Hang in there!
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    Quit while on orientation

    You should give notice if you can, but if not, oh well. They aren't required to give you notice if they are going to let you go...And yes, you will be ineligible for rehire. So think long and hard before you just quit. But...I did the same thing and 12 years later it has made no difference in my life and probably won't. No regrets, do what is best for you.
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Yes, the credit check was on Credit Karma on the Equifax report.
  11. Redhead,RN

    New RN looking to quit floor nursing?!

    ...and no, you don't have to make yourself miserable for a year. That's crap advice. You only get one life to live. I only worked 4 months in a hell hole and said goodbye and have not had any problems finding another job...I've done hospice, school nursing, case management. All so much better than floor nursing. But definitely give 2 weeks notice, always.
  12. Redhead,RN

    New RN looking to quit floor nursing?!

    Ya, floor nursing truly sucks. I got out and never looked back! There are so many other things you can do with your degree. Don't waste your time being miserable.
  13. Redhead,RN

    Getting Hired as a new grad

    Really? Peddling a book...is that even allowed? You spam every thread.
  14. Redhead,RN

    2017 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    What you borrow, you should come out of school making. Nursing isn't a $100k/yr job unless you have been doing it a while, are ICU, NP, CRNA, agency, or a lot of overtime. Do they not tell students this?
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    2017 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Do people even look at what they will earn and weigh it against what they pay for the education? $200k in student debt is for MDs and lawyers, not nurses (although CRNAs are up there, so I don't blame you at all. But you are the top of the field). I guess nursing is getting too expensive to go into any more...

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