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    New Grad Nurse - NIGHT SHIFT ONLY

    Nights felt totally fine to me working a 12 hour shift. Honestly when I got off at 0630 it was still dark and I was so tired I fell right asleep. I put 3 in a row and when I got off after the last shift just napped for a few hours then went to bed at normal time that nights and thus was back on my regular schedule for the 4 days off. I do think 8s would be way harder. Working “only” nights is definitely the way to go, switching back and forth is hard. You want to get into a routine. Good luck!
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    Finding a job in the Bay Area

    hey i'm about the same age and same area. tbh you're lucky to get any job as a new grad in the bay area. once you have a job in acute care, you are MUCH more likely to get a job in L&D. just apply to anything that's acute care, i think if you're tunnel visioned on L&D, you're actually going to end up taking a lot longer to get to L&D.
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    New Grad Group Interview - Kaiser

    Hello, I am wondering if anyone can provide some insight on how to prepare for a Kaiser new grad group interview. I understand the first day is a written exam and simulations. If I am lucky enough to get an interview I want to be as prepared as possible. Can anyone who has been through this or a similar new grad group interview provide some tips on what to study? I am feeling a little lost on how to prepare.
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    Kaiser New Grad Group Interview

    Hi there: Can anyone who has been through the Kaiser new grad group interview tell me a bit about what to expect? I'm told there is a written exam and simulations. I want to study and be as prepared as possible in case I get an interview, but i'm not sure how to narrow this down. I would love some tips from those who have been through it on how to best prepare. This is for Med Surg/Tele.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN workload/schedule?

    Hey! I got there now and haven't been able to take on much part time work, however my part time job is writing/analyzing and my mind is too tired. I know people who have kept jobs as unit clerks, servers, etc. I think if you don't have to do a bunch of writing it could work but it's hard. There's something to do almost every day and then on top of that you have to study. Every week you have at least one exam, some weeks 2 or 3 exams. If you don't stay above a 72 average on your exams in every class you can't continue on in the program. It is more time consuming than I thought it would be.
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    At orientation they told us you can't miss any clinicals even for a wedding! Have you had to miss one? Who did you speak with to get permission?
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    Omg phew!!! That makes me feel soooo much better. Thank you :)
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    How bad is it to miss one clinical? I'm in a friends wedding in the fall and it's on a Saturday!
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    USF MSN-CNL non-nurse summer 2018

    I'm April start San Mateo! Super excited to start and hoping everything works out for everyone on this thread too!
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    USF MSN-CNL non-nurse summer 2018

    Hey there! I'm going to Samuel Merritt Absn too so if you decide on that illl see you there! I did the math and it ended up being a lot cheaper bc I would only be unemployed for 12 months instead of 2 years (I can go back to my old job once i graduate while I look for nursing jobs). I originally applied to USF but ended up withdrawing, and now I'm following along bc I've got my fingers crossed for a friend. Good luck!
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    USF MSN-CNL non-nurse summer 2018

    That is so messed up that they made you apply again! I was admitted to Samuel Merritt last year and could not attend and received a medical deferral no problem- I am starting next month. I hope you get another acceptance!!! (And I'm following this thread bc i have a friend applying :))
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    For San Mateo April start we registered for classes this past Monday! I have 3 kids under 5 so i def need to plan lol.
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    I remember them being pretty responsive when I was waiting to hear and emailed. Makes sense that they would be doing April and May starts first and then get all the June starts out. Good luck!
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    We haven't formed the group yet but I'm thinking it makes sense for everyone to friend Claudia (link above) and then we can form the group. Our group is for April 2018 San Mateo ABSN.
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    Ok I finally found you! I sent you a message so you can friend me!
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    Samuel Merritt University ABSN Summer 2018

    That is so weird- you aren't coming up at all! My name is too common I don't think it would work if you tried to find me.
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