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6/20/13 8:41 A

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Thanks Sully28!

FYI, I was in HR at the hospital and asked about the hire stats:

For etch RN job that opens in this hospital, HR receives approx. 300 applicants;
This hospital (typical of most Chicago area hospitals) is moving toward hiring only BSN/MSN applicants.

It made me reflect upon the current BSN journey:
1) At the school I attended only 1 in 5 qualified applicants gained admission;
2) After admission, approximately 10-20% do not make it through the program;
3) Approx. 4% in Illinois do not pass NCLEX;
4) How many of those who make it to this point cannot find a hospital position?
5) Of those remarkable achievers that do get hired, the starting pay just does not seem equitable to the achievement;
6) What happens to those who don't get hired?

At the same time, I see almost every week a news report about how the nursing profession is the "#1 most in demand job."

It is an irony.

Hope you did well while your child was away on the first-flight! I am sure there were stories to tell. Tom

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6/20/13 8:11 A

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Congrats Tom! Hope you enjoy it.

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6/15/13 12:27 P

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How fast things change. I have a great new job.

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6/10/13 10:21 A

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I am having a hard time getting my first job as a nurse. It is a humiliating experience.

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6/7/13 6:58 A

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Son left on a class trip last night that involves flying. This is the first time he will be away without us that far away. It will be a challenge to not eat for comfort!

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6/5/13 8:55 A

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thanks for the encouragement

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6/3/13 9:32 P

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Just keep plugging away. We all have bad days from time to time, but you can do it!!

~Mrs. Addie Cobb RN


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6/1/13 7:53 P

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Very tired and unmotivated today, I just want to go back to bed. I was hoping exercise would help but it didn't.

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11/11/12 4:34 A

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I wanted to make a message board where we can all post our thoughts, ideas, frustrations, or any other random post. I'm finding that being active in the Sparks teams is helping me be more motivated in my own life. I hope you all feel the same way. I would like to encourage everyone to be more active with posting and huddles. I know its hard to find time. We all lead very busy lives and have hectic schedule (especially with the holidays). I find that logging on to Sparkspeople and keeping the tab open in the background while I'm surfing at work or home helps me to find brief minutes to post and update myself. Anyway, I would love to see our team really kickoff and be active. To accomplish this, we have to work together as a team. Happy Thanksgiving All! emoticon

Edited by: ADDIERN80 at: 11/21/2012 (01:52)
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