Here is a list of new job postings for Nursing and all other Positions available at Stony Brook University. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read the file, which may be downloaded from Adobe’s website here. It’s an 82 page document with vacancies in a variety of departments. These listings are current as of May 5th, 2013.
For most positions, you will need to fill out a State Application. Click here to go to the State Application Page.
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Remember that an interview is a two-way conversation. For you, the interview has three purposes, in the following order of importance:
One, to sell yourself,
Two, to evaluate the position, and,
Three, get their commitment for (or at least establish their desire for) the next step in the process (whatever it is)
Don’t forget to ask questions during your job interview, for the following reasons above. Pohly’s Net Guide has a listing of important job questions you can ask during the job interview, in case you’re stuck and not sure what to ask. As always, make sure to tailor the questions to your job search and functions. A question such as, “Are any acquisitions, divestitures, or proxy fights on the horizon?” may not be appropriate for certain types of jobs. As always, use common sense and don’t think of asking questions as a bad thing.
P.S. Pam Pohly’s website also has a listing of resources for workers in the medical profession. Take a look at the resources they have to offer.
Books about Interviewing:
Barrier-Breaking Resumes & Interviews – Jumping the Hurdle of Unemployment - Anita Doreen Diggs
No Nonsense Job Interviews : How to Impress prospective employers and ace any interview – Arnold Boldt
Sweaty Palms : The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed – H. Anthony Medley
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Nursing requires almost superhuman strength, stamina, and compassion. And due to its nature, none involved in the profession practice in a vacuum. Both students and recent graduates preparing to enter into their studies or career should look to the experiences of their predecessors for information and inspiration. Some have plenty to say about the profession and their particular specializations.
101 Blog Posts Every Nurse Should Read
Thinking about going to Nursing School or already enrolled? This website lists 101 Blog Posts that every Nurse should read!
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NYSA – School of Nursing
The New York State Nurses Association have listed licensed Nursing Schools for the convenience of students interested in a Career in the Nursing professions. Also included is a valuable FAQ for Nurses interested in continuing their education as well as technical questions.
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A Nursing education comes in two parts: in the school and at work. Learning day by day is a challenge that most professions face, and nursing requires a large amount of on the job training to get used the the pacing and environment. For new nurses, it may take up to two years before a Nurse is comfortable with procedures and the general culture. If you’ve passed your NCLEX and are currently working as a new nurse, check out the article written by Donna Cardillo, RN and MA at Nurses.com. Written by a nurse with more than 30 years of experience, Donna is writing to new nurses and letting them know what type of issues will come up, along with how to deal with them. While there are many great tips in the article, nurses should make sure to focus on the positives, making sure you are patient with yourself, continuing to learn and to manage your stress.
The Brentwood library has over 200 books on nursing available. One book that continues the advice that Donna gives is the Everything New Nurse Book: gain confidence, manage your schedule, and deal with the unexpected. (Link to Catalog). It helps prospective and new nurses a guide to becoming a nurse or adjusting to the new career. Come to the library and pick up a copy today.
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If you are taking the CNA exam in New York, the Written Exam section requires you to take a multiple-choice, Computer examination. There are 60 multiple-choice questions, with 90 minutes given to complete the written portion of the exam. If you visit the Nurse’s Aide Manual by clicking here, you can see the Content Outline of the written portion on Page 24-25. The outline also includes a percentage to each section, letting the tester understand the exact construction of the exam. Prometric, the administrator of the Exam, offer an interactive practice exam for 10$ on their website. The Practice exam contains 50 questions, written in the same way as the actual exam. You can register for the practice exam by clicking here. If the candidate considers English to be their second language, they can opt to take the Written Portion Orally. In order to determine whether a candidate has the proper reading skills to take the Written Exam, on page 27-28, there is a short reading assessment to determine which is the best course of action.
In the library, feel free to request the CNA study guide from a librarian or online by clicking here. These books are located in the Test collection, which is to the left of the reference desk and left of the Career Computers. You could also use Learning Express, which is on the right hand side of this page.
Click on Learning Express, and create a username and password if you haven’t already done so (It’s free). Once you’re logged in, you can click on the section on the left titled Occupation Practice Tests.
Clicking on the Nursing and Allied Health Tab will expand the section and show you all the different Practice Exams available. Other Exams include Certified Medical Assistant, NCLEX-RN, ExCPT, and Veterinary Technician.
Click on the Licensure and Certification Test Preparation to expand that section.
If you click on “Add to My Center”, you will then be able to take the practice exam. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the library.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new online tool that will allow current and prospective health care workers to explore more than 80 different occupations, identify local education and training programs, and tap into current job listings. Through the Virtual Career Network, users also can learn how previous experience such as military or on-the-job training can be applied toward a health care career, take free online courses and find sources of financial aid.
The Department of Labor launched a new Website dedicated to learning about working in Healthcare. Called the Virtual Career Network (Healthcare), anyone interested in working in the Medical, Dental or Nursing fields should visit this site. While it might not help in getting a job right away, it will help you understand what it takes to get in the field from a reliable source. With the information given, develop the plan that works best for you to attain that career goal.
The Resources part of the page is invaluable, listing National Association websites related to Healthcare. These websites often have job boards with reliable job listings, so keep that in mind when visiting this site.