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SunshineNRainbows

SunshineNRainbows BSN, RN

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  1. My husband received a job offer in England, and would be closer to our family, therefore we are seriously considering the move. His main concern is my ability to secure employment. I'm looking at nursing agencies to help aide my search and transferring my documents from US to UK, but it's overwhelming. Does anyone have any recommendations or positive experiences with any international agencies I could look at? I'm a duel citizen, of US and EU, and so visa requirements are a little different, however, I do need to prepare documents for transferring my license. Also, for US nurses to UK, did you keep your US license active? Thanks! This was sudden and unexpected, so I'm trying to pull as much information as I can as quickly as possible. Also, can I take my CBT after arriving in UK? We may be moving before the end of the year.
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    Leaving Bedside after 1 year

    I need to preface with, I've been on a COVID critical care unit since this all started. I was really interested in LNC but know I am limited due to lack of experience, etc. But I'm absolutely burned out at the bedside right now. Not that I wouldn't ever go back, but I need a serious break right now. Are there any jobs where I could be away from the bedside, maybe even remotely that I could possibly look at with only 1 year RN experience?
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    Interested... yet afraid

    Hi everyone! I've been researching legal nurse consulting for a while now. Let me begin by saying, I'm new in my career, 1 year, but this is my second career. My goal was always to end up in policy work or hospital administration, maybe lobbying, etc. I always wanted to work to improve our systems and protocols. I feel like LNC would be worthwhile to gain some insight and experience moving forward with that ultimate goal. I have also seen a possible Master's in Medical/Healthcare law and policy that seems worthwhile. Also, let me say that I have no intent to leave the bedside anytime soon. I like the bedside but I want to grow more. Here's my problem, I'm terrified. What if I make this huge investment of time and money and then I'm unable to market myself? What if I cannot find any work in the field after? I keep trying to tell myself that learning these things will also make me a better practitioner, it will help improve my documentation and my critical thinking. But as much as it excites me, it terrifies me. Any words of advice?
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    That's good to hear, because sometimes I feel I'm asking too many questions
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    Thank you!
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    No, my feedback has been great. I may just be overthinking things... Actually, I have an amazing manager, director, preceptor (who still checks on me and provides feedback), and coworkers... I'm just confused by the fear and anxiety that hits me time to time
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    Recent Grad: So Many Feelings...

    Hi everyone, I'm a recent grad, several months into my first job, and still fresh off orientation. Let me say I love my job, I love what I do, and I love my unit... but oh, the feelssssss... I know everyone talks about how hard the first year is, but it's hard whenever your in a low part not to think "this is because I suck, and I'm horrible". I have way more good days than bad, and everyone says it is ok to feel not good enough, that's how the beginning is until you gain experience and confidence. But how much of feeling like this is normal? Where is the line of, struggling as a new grad and struggling because you are horrible?
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    Girl, I am at a different hospital system and I live in my figs! Even when I'm not at work, so comfy my non-medically inclined husband bought several pairs instead of sweats!
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    I need HELP! Texas Nurse residency program resume

    So, I'm an older student who had work experience, PM me, and I will exchange emails with you and see how my school changed my resume!
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    WHat unit were you waiting on?
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    Congrats!!!
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    That's true, previous cohorts have told us people were getting offers the day of graduation, and the December cohort didn't find out until end of January.
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    I think there were 30
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    I didn't get asked for the additional information either. Just the questions and the behavioral assessment. Nope, I got thru it pretty easily. I even checked a couple answers over.
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    It was stated on the page for the Residency where it listed what units were hiring.
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    Houston Residencies Summer 2019!!

    I just rechecked, they are on the list, but Sugar Land only has 4 units listed...