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  1. Hi all, I'm currently a California telemetry nurse looking to transfer to ICU. I'm located in the LA area but may move to Sacramento in January (assuming my partner gets a job up there!) so I am considering taking a critical care course online to get a leg up in the application process when I apply (not sure how competitive Sacramento will be). I have two questions: 1) do any of you have experience with the Sacramento job market/how hard will it be to get a job in ICU coming from telemetry (w/3 years of experience when we move)? 2) I found 3 online course offerings all accredited; if anyone has recommendations regarding which of these would be best to take, would appreciate advice!! They are: ~Nursing Excellence Training (NEXT) course http://meded.cvent.com/events/nursing-excellence-training-next-/agenda-db2f39a3fb084b65a825bd99bd19ecef.aspx?refid=ELEARNINGWEBSITE ~PESI course https://catalog.pesi.com/item/critical-care-nursing-conference-comprehensive-success-19756#tabCourse ~LA Career College Course https://www.lacareercollege.com/course/online-critical-care-course/ Thank you so much in advance!!!
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    Ortho floor nursing job?

    Thank you guys! It's a hard decision.. managers seem pretty great, hospital seems great, but not sure ortho is quite right.
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    Ortho floor nursing job?

    Hi all, I am relocating and just got an offer for a job on an ortho floor -- "joint & spine" -- and I'm wondering what it's like. I'm currently a tele nurse with year of experience, I love tele, it's so challenging and high acuity. I am interested in moving into ER at some point in the future, so I definitely don't want to close any doors for a move towards that. Would orthopedics be a bad place to be for a move to ER (or possible ICU)? What do you think about working on an ortho floor in general? Love it, hate it? What's the acuity of patients like? Thanks in advance!
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    Southern California Nursing Jobs

    Thanks to everyone!! Really don't have a good idea of hospitals and such (or traffic, really, though of course I hear it is bad) in the area, so I really appreciate all the input. :) I figure I should give myself 1-2 months to find a job so that I'm not scrambling last minute! Thanks all!!
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    Southern California Nursing Jobs

    Hi all, I'm a relatively new nurse (1 year in), currently working on a telemetry floor and looking to relocate to the Long Beach area when my boyfriend moves there in January. I've been considering applying to hospitals like Loma Linda or even in Corona or even out into Temecula area, as well as Long Beach. I'm not from Southern California and I have no idea how hard it will be for me to get a job there, how far out from Long Beach I need to look, if there are hospitals that are always in need of nurses, etc. I work in Fresno now. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.
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    Nclex RN February 2017

    Have you checked BREEZE? My license came up there A LOT sooner than anything from the BRN, though I think when things get posted just varies person-to-person a lot.
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    Nclex RN February 2017

    Hi! Yeah I'm in California- I only got the one packet from the board, which included my license. No other communications from BRN or Pearson (at least not yet)! My license popped up on Breeze 3 days after I took the NCLEX, though.
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    Nclex RN February 2017

    My physical RN license came after about 2 weeks!
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    Nclex RN February 2017

    I passed! Took my test on February 11, and when I checked my BREEZE account yesterday, I was listed as an RN with my license number. Test shut off at 75 questions, a little longer than 1.5 hours. I mostly used Kaplan for studying, got between mid 50s-71% on my QTs, 67% on the Readiness Test.
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    Stanford RN New Grad 3/2017

    My status has been changed to the same thing... "Consider for future." I'm very curious as to what this means, too.
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