It's finally happened...
It may have taken 5 months, but I finally found an RN job. To make it even better, I found my dream job! I will be working in the Emergency Department at a major hospital in an urban area of New Jersey. I'll be working 11 am - 11 pm, which is the perfect shift for me. I know that 11-11 is going to be a crazy shift, busy from start to finish, but I won't be getting up at 5 am, so despite being exhausted, I won't feel like death all the time, getting up and going to be in the dark.
I'm starting on January 9th, so I will still have a little mini-vacation in St. Thomas over Christmas. It'll probably be the last Christmas that I'll be heading to the Caribbean for a while, so I best enjoy it while I can.
I've decided to switch to part-time for school; still progressing with my nurse practitioner, just at a slower pace. At this rate, I'll be graduating in May 2014. I'll be taking a course over the Winterum semester, so a 13-week course condensed into 3 weeks. It'll be intense, but I'll get through it, it will just require me to take a text book to the beach.
The background check is done, physical, drug test and pharmacology exam next week...
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