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1gr8trnstudent ADN, BSN, RN

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    VA interview

    Hey Olivialulu1, I am waiting to take and pass the NCLEX to be given a conditional position. I went through a recruiter so I was informed I would be a direct hire. Maybe that is why I did not have any questions asked. The manager did ask me if I was agency or through the recruiter. I will update after passing my NCLEX and speaking to my recruiter again
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    Richmond area ?

    I know UVA is a great teaching hospital and offers great benefits like VCU. The pay at UVA is higher than at VCU. I do not know anything about Culpeper hospital. I know you are closer to spotsylvania hospital which is part of HCA. I would opt for UVA over Culpeper just to increase your skills and gain new knowledge.
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    Richmond area ?

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I did see them remove all their hiring positions as they are all about the money. I hope something opens up soon in the near future. I agree that you should stick to Forest because Parham is not desirable. Their ICU nurses get burnt easily and it's a very small hospital so some of the patients arent true ICU patients. I worked at Parham for 2 years. Good luck with traveling. Richmond is opening up so best of luck! FYI I havent seen too many travelers for HCA. They prefer to hire prns
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    VA interview

    Hello, I had a VA interview but was not asked any performance based questions. I handed in my resume and was asked to speak of myself and then ask questions. I am a new grad RN. Is this common or does it mean I didn't get the job? Anyone have this experience?
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    VA orientation schedule

    Thanks for the info. Do you know if the schedule for orientation was based o the preceptor and how many hours per week?
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    VA orientation schedule

    Thank you for the response. It's helpful
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    VA orientation schedule

    Hello, I am wondering if anyone who started as a new grad at the VA can give some insight as to what their orientation schedule looked like? I understand its different as every VA. Just want a general overview. Is it Mon to Friday classroom for a specific number of weeks? Or is it some classroom and then unit training? Any information is greatly appreciated! Thanks
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    New grad interested in infectious disease

    Thank you for the information! I took a job on the cardiology stepdown. My hospital has an infectious disease department. But don't take new grads as they want you to be exposed to such patients with 1 year experience first.
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    VCU WIP nurses. A little clarification please

    I am not sure what the pay is but with VCU being a teaching hospital, they do pay less. That incentive is very low to require every weekend commitment tho. I suggest staying at your current location.
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    New grad interested in infectious disease

    Hello, I am a soon to be new grad nurse. I am interested in infectious disease and wanted some help in finding out what floors will expose me to the patient population. I am aware you need 1 to 2 yeara experience before looking for a job in the specialty. I need help figuring out a floor to get started. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
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    Liberty University

    I think its 70 to 90. The ranking before was based on GPA, passing A&P with A's, and passing patho to get in. I don't know how important the TEAS played but now it the HESI A2 you started. My sister just graduated the accelerated this past December. She said junior year was harder than sophomore and senior year.
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    VCU WIP nurses. A little clarification please

    Okay thank you! I appreciate you
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    Henrico StaRN residency program

    I currently do my clinicals at HCA facilities only. Chippenham is very busy and a trauma hospital. They love to push people into leadership rolesas soon as you are hired they start working on getting you into classes to preceptor, getting leadership classes to be an nurae leader, manager, or director. The floor I do clinicals on had a director who is in her late 20s. I do not know about the CICU or CVICU but you will learn alot at Chippenham. My sister is beginning her StaRN next month. Ill keep you updated.
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    ODU RN-BSN

    I did ODU rn to bsn whiles in my ADN program. The courses are all 16 weeks. It was papers and was not hard. The problem I ran into was RNs working not getting assignments done because the program is heavy on group work. I found myself doing alot of the work. Also, the courses have to be taken in a particular order. I left the program and am in GMUs program and I love it. Their courses are 7 weeks each so you can take as many as you can handle and they do not go in any order. I take a light course when in my ADN program (into course, informatics, etc) and this summer ill take 4 courses that are more paper oriented (research, etc). Ill finish the program in 1 year, 3 semesters including summer. Their courses are 10 total.
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    Liberty University

    Hi, i started at Liberty and disnt make it into the program but my sister just graduated this past december. She did the accelerated program. The campus is beautiful. Staff are so so with help. The clinical instructors are wonderful. The 1st courses in the accelerated program ia hard with doing a full assesment of all the body along with testing all the cranial nerves. I was the test subject for my sister. She said the senior year is easier and so is sophmore which ia what the accelerated program begins you in. Pathophysiology is their course to weed out students so study hard. Liberty prepared ger for the NCLEX but she also studied for 2 months before taking it. She was lucky to have all her clinical sites at Centra but most students had 1 or 2 hour away clinicals. If you need any clarifications ask.
  16. Hi, Im wondering if anyone knows what VCU's WIP program entails. Is it Friday and Saturday or Friday, Saturday, and Sunday? Thanks for your help!
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