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  1. COVID-19 Testing

    So I’m torn. I’m the nursing supervisor at an urgent care facility. My boss just informed me we are to start COVID-19 testing in the near future. They have stocked us with disposable gowns and Home Depot safety glasses (insert eye roll) and surgical ...
  2. COVID-19 Testing

    Yes, it’s honestly pretty scary. I was speaking to one of our providers about it and he said we would be at high risk if there was a covid+ patient who coughed while we were swabbing and all we had was a surgical mask on. Honestly my parents live wit...
  3. Wanting to quit

    Hello all, I'm a new grad RN on a med-surg/tele unit. I'm on my second month of orientation and I've come to the realization that med-surg Nursing is not my niche. I think it's a combination of working med-surg and doing nights. I feel like I have no...
  4. What would you do?

    So, I have been truly fortunate to be offered two new grad positions. I would like some input about what you would do if you had to choose. First position: med-surg- I would Spend a week on two separate med-surg floors and pick which one I want to wo...
  5. What would you do?

    I'm currently living with my parents. I plan on staying home for a couple of months to a year to save money, and then move. For the large hospital I didn't actually meet the unit manager for either unit that I could pick from. There was an HR lady at...
  6. What would you do?

    That's a really great idea! Completing a shadow opportunity in each unit would definitely be beneficial in my decision making process. Thanks!
  7. What would you do?

    Yeah the contract is throwing me off. That was one of my first choice hospitals, but I didn't know about the contract. I want to get two years of experience before I start travel Nursing anyways, but it's just scary to commit to something for two yea...
  8. What would you do?

    The community hospital I'm referring isn't that small!! lol :) So I guess you would consider I‎t a regional hospital because I‎t has the units that you describe. Thank you for your advice!
  9. What would you do?

    ThePrincessBride- Thank you for your advice! I really appreciate I‎t. I've never had to commute a long distance so I wasn't sure if an hour seemed long or not. I think this really boils down for me between a community hospital or large teaching hos...
  10. Maryland (DMV) new grad pay

    Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time out to respond to my post, and your information was really helpful. I will be sure to check out the other post you suggested as well.
  11. Maryland (DMV) new grad pay

    Does anyone have any up to date information on what the going rates are for new nurse graduates in the DMV area. I will be graduating in December and was curious about what the different hospitals in the area were starting out at. Thanks!
  12. Maryland Hospital Starting Salaries

    Any new salary information for Maryland or surrounding DMV area? I do have some info to add: Medstar St. Mary's hospital new grad pay 25.50-26.50 (BSN vs ADN) offers nights/weekend differentials
  13. Mary Washington New Grad Residency

    Hello all! Has anyone applied or heard anything from Mary Washington's new graduate residency?
  14. November 2017 Caption Contest - Select $100 Winner!

    I think the anesthesia wore off.
  15. November 2017 Caption Contest - Select $100 Winner!

    Don't worry I saw this on YouTube, I can basically do the procedure myself.
  16. I feel like Im going to fail clinical!!! what do I do

    There are some quality videos on YouTube on how to complete a head to toe assessment.
  17. Failing score on clinical evaluation (long story)

    Yeah girl you just have a tough instructor. It's hard to really judge because everyone's clinicals are different and our expectations maybe different. The only thing I would have done differently is look up the medications prior to getting my intstru...
  18. Ditto what JenGirl said, many nursing programs require you to take a background check before you can start clinicals. I would check to see if your program does this.
  19. Okay so I looked on FAU's website and saw that they did in fact have a freshman direct admit program. In which case please disregard my initial post. Lol I think your grades are great, but I would see if you could contact an advisor at the school for...
  20. I don't know about FAU's nursing program in particular, but most nursing programs don't take into account what grades you received in high school. They only factor in your gpa from taking your prerequisites prior to entering the nursing program. Your...
  21. I don't get how tax payers are funding "The Ten" isn't the nursing home that is offering the class just funding them in exchange for them working there for X amount of time? Which isn't uncommon.
  22. When to apply

    Okay, thanks I will definitely start looking around to see what's out there. Also I think I'll take your advice and fill out the information for the nurse recruiter the worse they can say is to wait until I'm licensed and try again. Thanks for the ad...
  23. When to apply

    When should you start applying to hospitals for fall graduates? A lot of hospitals also have forms to fill out to contact the nurse recruiter, when would you start looking into these things? Thanks
  24. Relocation advice

    Hey everyone! I'm entering my fourth semster of an ADN nursing program and will be done by December. I am looking to relocate, and I'm just wondering if anyone knows any areas that are new grad friendly (meaning I can get a job there) and take ADNs. ...
  25. Relocation advice

    Yeah I'm definitely looking for more of a small town or suburb, I'm not a city person. Thanks for the idea of looking for areas where there aren't a lot of universities for less competition. Good tip thanks!!!