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    Jacksonville New Graduate

    for a new grad the base pay is $24 but if you have CNA experience they add more depending on how many years of experience. Another dollar for BSN. How much does Mayo Clinic pay? Please let me know lol. I heard Mayo pays the best. St. Vincent also pays well. Their SNF in Riverside offered over $25
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Thank you for the encouraging words! I am still hesitant only because I've never done anything like this before. I can't imagine settling down in Florida but it would be nice to get established there for a few years and see where my career takes me. I aim to explore other specialties during my residency before I completely adopt any specialty. I want to get out of my comfort zone. Nobody likes the idea of signing a contract. Neither am I. But between my husband and I, we both agree that I might as well take this opportunity for the time we will be in Florida.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Yes I totally understand how competitive it is in California. I've heard of applications reaching in the thousands but only filling 2-4 positions. The pay is great but the cost of living is high. Anyways, after a few years in Florida I'm confident Ill be able to transition back in CA just fine. My classmates will have jobs in hospitals who I can turn to, and family friends who can refer me to their hospitals. I really just need experience. In Northern CA, residency programs are rare and competitive. Majority of nursing positions are filled by experienced nurses or travel nurses. Maybe I can be both in the near future!
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Thank you! Not a lot of people really understand my situation. I'm quite private but just really needed to vent. Imagine your husband leaving for 6 months, feeling ALONE across the country. I have no friends and family out here. Then that same weekend having to fight all the emotions and spontaneous crying that comes with deployment in order to continue with work, school work and prepare for an interview. I'm amazed that I even did well on my interview. But anyways, that's nursing. Gotta be able to push through. I'll def. make more of an effort to make friends out here and make the most out of it, especially since I'll be here a while.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    We're stationed in Florida. We live in a very a military friendly city. I had let them know that I'm a military spouse during the interview. So... Idk what that says about them now. From my experience before, when I shared this information that seemed to have affected my chances of getting into a residency before.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Thank you all for the advice! I have no signed any contract yet, they are still processing me and will send the contract over to me at the end of the month. I am aware that I will have to read it carefully before I sign anything. I will definitely be looking for a military clause and see if I can have somebody from a legal perspective look at it.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    I can't tell if it is my best option. All of the hospitals where I live in Florida have new grad programs. In my interview they said they don't hire anybody outside of the program with less than one year experience. If I don't accept this then I'll be going through uncertainty again and wasting time. Even if I don't accept this job and then get a year's work experience instead, is it going to be enough for them to want to hire me? or any of the hospitals? Idk, I could wait for another half year but I would be working in non-acute settings which is not great either. Also, my long term goal is to get experience in Florida for the meantime and easily transition back in CA with those experience on my resume. Yes, fortunately, I can explore other units. I only have to commit to 1 year on the unit I'm assigned to. But I can also float to other units as needed.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Yeah I'm not ecstatic about the years either but I would definitely benefit from the training.
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    Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Thank you! If I can do it you can too! Definitely keep trying at all the hospitals around you! I wish I had applied again sooner but got distracted with working and my BSN online. So just keep that in mind and stay focused. Keep your eyes open for new grad programs. Yes, it's definitely a sacrifice but I figured no pain no gain! 3 years might even go by fast. It's gonna take some time to shake off my friends' reactions
  10. Hello everybody, I really would just like to vent. So I moved from CA to Florida beginning of the year because my husband is in the U.S. Navy. We have spent 3 years apart so I could finish nursing school, and moved as soon as I was done. I had missed new grad programs during my transition so I decided to work in long term care for a little bit (5 months). I decided to apply again to a residency program at a reputable hospital even though I was close to passing my 1 year post-grad. Weeks had passed and I no longer was expecting to get a call for an interview. So since my husband was deploying, I planned to come back to CA and work in LTC through an agency and save up money. Well the same weekend my husband left for a deployment, I was invited to interview which went really well! I was offered the job which I thought about overnight and then accepted. However, I initially hesitated due to low rate, they offered me same rate I was receiving at LTC which was supposedly non-negotioable. But I was able to raise a dollar due to CNA and medtech experience. Plus when I get my BSN I'll get another dollar. However, the other major hesitation came from the 2 year contract. Overall I would have to commit to 3 years. My parents are happy for me, but my in-laws and friends were sad and disappointed about being away for that much longer. My friends especially thought of it as modern day enslavement, like an indentured servant. My friends are not in the healthcare industry and I should have known that they weren't going to understand. As for my husband, I haven't been able to talk to him yet since he's deployed but I bet he could relate since I'm sure he got the same reaction when he joined the navy. I see it as taking a step forward in growing as the nurse I always pictured myself to be.
  11. Hello everybody, I really would just like to vent. So I moved from CA to Florida beginning of the year because my husband is in the U.S. Navy. We have spent 3 years apart so I could finish nursing school, and moved as soon as I was done. I had missed new grad programs during my transition so I decided to work in long term care for a little bit (5 months). I decided to apply again to a residency program at a reputable hospital even though I was close to passing my 1 year post-grad. Weeks had passed and I no longer was expecting to get a call for an interview. So since my husband was deploying, I planned to come back to CA and work in LTC through an agency and save up money. Well the same weekend my husband left for a deployment, I was invited to interview which went really well! I was offered the job which I thought about overnight and then accepted. However, I initially hesitated due to low rate, they offered me same rate I was receiving at LTC which was supposedly non-negotioable. But I was able to raise a dollar due to CNA and medtech experience. Plus when I get my BSN I'll get another dollar. However, the other major hesitation came from the 2 year contract. Overall I would have to commit to 3 years. My parents are happy for me, but my in-laws and friends were sad and disappointed about being away for that much longer. My friends especially thought of it as modern day enslavement, like an indentured servant. My friends are not in the healthcare industry and I should have known that they weren't going to understand. As for my husband, I haven't been able to talk to him yet since he's deployed but I bet he could relate since I'm sure he got the same reaction when he joined the navy. I see it as taking a step forward in growing as the nurse I always pictured myself to be.
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    Jacksonville New Graduate

    I just got accepted into Baptist Adult Hospital residency. I will let you know how it goes! I was a bit hesitant about it due to low pay. The offered pay is the same as my rate at the SNF I worked at. But Baptist offers night differentials and I figured acute care is what I have been working towards, so I accepted it.
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    Can I take the Nclex in Florida?

    So while we towards the end of the our RN program, us student applied for the CA BRN nclex. I decided that I should study and take the nclex in CA since it would be nice to have a license in my home state. As soon as I passed the nclex and got my ca license number, I immediately started my application for my florida endorsement. Go on the FL BRN and read whats required from Kansas in order for your license to get endorsed over. Suprisingly, I was able to get my Florida license within 2 weeks. That's unusual because CA BRN takes FOREVER with everything. I thought itd take them a months to get to my license verification request, which is when your home state confirms to your endorsing state that you do pass all backgrounds checks, etc. and do indeed have a license! Also, I ended up not applying for the multi-state license in Florida because I was advised not to do that since I didnt have an actual home address in Florida at the time. If I did apply for the multistate it would have delayed my FL license. Hope that helps. I'm here in Florida now and just starting to look for jobs! I have been too relaxed ugh lol
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    NEW grad please review my resume and advice

    These are the changes I made. I think I still need to add skills and leadership. But please continue to advise me I appreciate it. I was told that my old resume is appropriate for ATS? or resume scanning computer. But Idk. NAME, PERSONAL INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Highly motivated, organized Nurse with diverse clinical experience in various acute care settings. Prepared to leverage valuable skills to an entry-level Registered Nurse role. Maintains excellent clinical qualifications while possessing effective communication skills and delivers patient care procedures with empathy and compassion. Develops strong working relationships with patients and nursing staff to build rapport and remain open to new procedures and knowledge within the medical field. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, team collaboration, critical thinking, and professional bedside manner. Experienced in analyzing and documenting data in EPIC and Paragon. Bilingual in English and Tagalog. EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS Associate Degree in Nursing, SCHOOL CITY, 05/2018 Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Emphasis in Math and Science, SCHOOL, CITY, 05/2015 Certifications Basic Life Support (BLS)- American Heart Association, 9/2018 CLINICAL ROTATIONS HOSPITAL- Senior Preceptorship (196 hours) 03/2018 - 05/2018 HOSPITAL - Geriatrics (54 hours) 02/2108 - 03/2018 HOSPITAL - Psych / Mental Health (81 hours) 01/2018 - 02/2018 HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical III (135 hours) 10/2017 - 12/2017 HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical II (135 hours) 08/2017 - 10/2017 HOSPITAL - Pediatric Unit (108 hours) 03/2017 - 05/2017 HOSPITAL - Maternal/Child Health (108 hours) 01/2017 - 03/2017 HOSPITAL - Medical/Surgical I (135 hours) 01/2016 - 12/2016 CORE COMPETENCIES  Clinical Intervention & Assessment  Adaptable to Fast-paced Environments  Patient Centered Care  Treatment planning  Team Collaboration  Excellent Interpersonal Skills  Experienced in Electronic Medical Record  PICC Line/Central Line Dressing Changes  Foley Catheters / NG Tube Insertion  Medication Administration  Follows HIPAA Regulations  Excellent Patient Relations  Infection Control  Wound Management Professional Experience Private In-Home Caregiver, CITY, 8/2016 - 5/2017;  Assisted resident with activities of daily living; grooming, bathing, toileting, meal planning and transfers using assistive device.  Provided companionship and automobile transport for client.  Communicated changes in client's condition and behavior to family and physician. Certified Nursing Assistant, 8/2016 - 12/2016; COMPANY, CITY  Promptly responded to residents' pagers and calls for requested assistance.  Completed daily rounds on 80+ residents to ensure resident safety.  Documented and reported observed changes in resident's condition and behavior to nurse. Certified Medication Technician, 5/2012 - 8/2015; COMPANY, CITY  Duties included preparing and assisting in administering medications to residents.  Responsible for overseeing medication room be in accordance to state regulations and facility policies, including but not limited to taking accurate orders, transcribing and clarifying orders with physicians, as well as ordering and securing medications.  Handled patient emergencies in accordance to facility standards and policy. Performed daily temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar checks prior to administering medication.
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    NEW grad please review my resume and advice

    SHOULD I JUST GET RID OF THE CLINICAL SKILLS SUMMARY? especially since core competencies already mention these. Instead I can replace that portion with details of my role in my past employment?
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    NEW grad please review my resume and advice

    I've actually already deleted that. I thought that was strange to have "sterilize and make minor adjustments to medical equipment". I've already deleted a lot but I feel like there is still so much fluff. Even if i repost the edited version, it's still fluffy. I have to literally undo everything this person has done to my resume.
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