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EDboundSN has 5 years experience as a EMT-B and specializes in the Emergency Department.

I'm a California native, born and raised in Orange County.  I am currently in my last semester of the ABSN program at the California State University San Marcos.  After graduation, I will be accepting a position in Nashville, TN in an Emergency Room of a local Trauma Center.  I have 1.5 years experience as an Emergency Room Technician working in two ER's, one of which was a Level II Trauma Center.  Other healthcare experience includes working as an EMT-B on an emergency response ambulance.  My former Bachelors Degree is in Business Management/Accounting.

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
- Rabindranath Tagore

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  1. EDboundSN

    Sharp New Grad Summer 2020 - August

    Memorial emailed me two weeks ago and said there was a delay in application review due to coronavirus and applications would be reviewed over the next 4 weeks. I really wouldn’t be surprised if Summer cohort is cancelled though, I know UCLA and some other places in LA already cancelled theirs.
  2. I guess people were trying to tell me that using lesser PPE (masks) simply because the appropriate PPE (N95) isn't available doesn't justify putting your health and safety as risk, especially if the hospital does have N95's available but is not giving them out. Again - not my opinion, that's why I was seeking other opinions.
  3. I agree. I have a background in military and law enforcement though, so putting myself at risk to help others has always been in my character. But other's don't necessarily agree, so I was curious others opinions and legality of it all.
  4. EDboundSN

    Vanderbilt Summer 2020 Nurse Residency

    Yeah Pearson Vue closed testing centers until mid April nationwide.
  5. EDboundSN

    Vanderbilt Summer 2020 Nurse Residency

    Just out of curiosity, have they said anything about potentially delaying cohorts due to covid?
  6. EDboundSN

    COVID-19: Pearson VUE test cancellation

    So when do you realistically expect testing centers to reopen and hospitals to start allow new grads again? Summer? Fall? Next year?
  7. I'm a senior nursing student and this debate arose with a couple of my classmates and me. I work as an ER tech and they work as patient care techs on the floor. As of right now, CDC guidelines state for PPE: So basically CDC is saying wear an N95 if you have it, but if you don't, wear a surgical mask until you can get an N95. So if you have a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient, and all you have is a surgical mask and no N95, can you refuse to take care of that patient? Do you face any legal repercussions or potential fallout from your employer if you do refuse? Asking not only about tech positions, but RN positions as well.
  8. I go to a state school in San Diego. All of our lectures were cancelled early last week and moved to online, clinical were cancelled last weekend. The School of Nursing is saying May graduate should still graduate on time, but they're still working on a plan to see if that's possible. Some of the other cohorts (we run 7 at a time) have already been told that their graduation is going to be pushed back a semester.
  9. EDboundSN

    Sharp New Grad Summer 2020 - August

    I'm at CSUSM. They haven't put out a plan yet, but we finished all of our required rotations per the BRN, which is geriatrics, med/surg, pediatrics, OB, and mental health. We were doing community and internship this semester, both of which got cancelled.
  10. EDboundSN

    Sharp New Grad Summer 2020 - August

    So I got an email from Sharp today around 7pm from Sharp Memorial Residency Program saying COVID19 has caused application delays and applications will continue to be removed over the next 4 weeks with a tentative goal of sending updates within those next 4 weeks. In regard to school, all of our remaining classroom/lecture/didactic work is online and clinical is cancelled. I'm not sure were we stand in regard to hours and units because the state requirement is confusing, but our director seems to think we'll be okay to graduate. What program are you in?
  11. EDboundSN

    Sharp New Grad Summer 2020 - August

    I'm sure it's going to have some effects on hiring, especially the interview process. I was in another state interviewing recently and they were doing interviews all through February and March; however, to what I've heard, they've all gone to Skype or phone interviews. Assuming Sharp still hires, I wouldn't be surprised if they do something similar. Also, I was completing my senior internships at Sharp and they were one of the first in SD County to stop allowing students. Not that this necessarily means anything, but might me hiring new grads is not their top priority right now or in the foreseeable future.
  12. So as of last night, my program director said the two classes graduating in May should still graduate. More junior cohorts have not received initial word, but the rumor for them is they're getting delayed at least 1 semester. No official word yet.
  13. Not at all, just that there’s a lot more politics, legality, and red tape today than there was in 1918. Don’t get me wrong I really want to graduate on time and help and do my part, but I don’t know how many corners if any they’re gonna cut to allow it. For example, many of the nursing schools in CA are petitioning to the governor to increase the cap of 75% clinical time and 25% lab time to 50/50 to make up hours lost by hospitals kicking students out. But I don’t know if that’s going to fly with the governor.
  14. Haha, interesting but it’s not 1918
  15. https://www.ocregister.com/2020/03/13/coronavirus-fallout-schools-seek-change-to-graduate-nursing-students-on-time/ According to that article, as it stands in CA, cancelled clinicals will delay nursing graduates.
  16. Yeah my program was doing the same, but all of the major hospitals we go to are saying no more students. Either because of the risk of COVID19 transmission, or them trying to limit all non-essential personnel due to supply and equipment shortages.

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