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Nclex passer with tno experience...what is the best department to work?

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hi everyone... i graduated 3 years ago and it took me that long to pass my nclex...I never had any work experience and this is my first time to look for a job...since its been a while since I did any clinical skills what depatment should I consider as my first job? To be honest,Im no longer that confident and Im afraid to make any stupid mistake that could make me lose my license...there is a nurse I opening for Nursery and med.surgical...which one is better?any insights pls...? i need your oinions...
Like other new grads, you can expect to have a difficult time getting your first job, so the best place to work is the place where you get hired. Do not be discouraged if you have to start out in long term care. Lots of people start there when they can't get a job in a hospital. Good luck with your job search.

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Quote from caliotter3Like other new grads, you can expect to have a difficult time getting your first job, so the best place to work is the place where you get hired. Do not be discouraged if you have to start out in long term care. Lots of people start there when they can't get a job in a hospital. Good luck with your job search.

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the best dept is the one that gives you moral support and encourages you to learn.

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The "best place" is difficult to determine. It depends on your interests, your desire of what is more important, such as a higher paid position or one that is more rewarding. I was forced to work MotherBaby Unit, which I expected to hate, but turned out to love. I was placed on a Surgical ICU, which I was terrified of, but also learned to love. My point is, not all things that matter are apparent until you actually work the position. Med/Surg gives you a good starting point because that foundation can be used to bridge to other jobs. Good luck!

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Try a nurse refresher course to get your skills up. You might want to start out in LTC like another poster said.Also, take an IV therapy class and other classes such as ACLS, reading EKG strips etc because you will have a better chance of being hired and you need to know these anyway.A nursery position would require the newborn resuscitation class.

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Quote from FaeriewandTry a nurse refresher course to get your skills up.

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Quote from elkparkThis was my thought, also. This is a v. difficult time for nurses to find employment in general, esp. new grads, and as a person with a significant gap between finishing school and looking for your first job, you will not be a v. attractive/competitive applicant. A recent refresher course would reassure potential employers that you are "up to date" and ready to go to work. It would also increase your confidence.Best wishes!

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Quote from FaeriewandTry a nurse refresher course to get your skills up. You might want to start out in LTC like another poster said.Also, take an IV therapy class and other classes such as ACLS, reading EKG strips etc because you will have a better chance of being hired and you need to know these anyway.A nursery position would require the newborn resuscitation class.

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Ok I have been a nurse for 9 years and to be very honest I truly believe that all nurses should start off by working on a Med/Surg floor at least for the first year or two. On the Med/Surg floor you get your basic nursing down before trying specialty floors.Its just my opinion, in the end it will come down to where you have always seen yourself working. Good Luck and God Bless.

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LTCF is a good option for first job if you not confident with your skills.

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Quote from Judy, LVNOk I have been a nurse for 9 years and to be very honest I truly believe that all nurses should start off by working on a Med/Surg floor at least for the first year or two. On the Med/Surg floor you get your basic nursing down before trying specialty floors.Its just my opinion, in the end it will come down to where you have always seen yourself working. Good Luck and God Bless.

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My vote is for med/surg, too, for the same reasons already mentioned. I also think med/surg experience will make you more marketable when you try to move on to your next job down the line. If you start in the nursery, your experience will be very limited, unless of course you plan on staying in L&D or NICU. It could restrict your career opportunities, but plenty of people have made the switch from babies to adults and vice versa.Why not apply for both and see what's offered to you?
Author: peter  3-06-2015, 16:30   Views: 1160   
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