Student Nurses Notes SNA-SC Information

Volume 2, Number 2
Student Nurses Notes
A Publication of the Student Nurses’ Association of South Carolina
Brought to you by
SNA-SC Information
President’s Letter
SNA-SC Executive Board
NEC Director’s Letter
Running for SNA-SC Office
Important Dates
First Vice President’s Letter
Leadership: Can You MEET
the Challenge
Meet Those Who Have Met
The Challenge
Career Development
13 Hurst Review Questions
14 Career Corner
Welcome to a new school year South Carolina! Hope you all are having
a great summer! A big Thank You to all those students that was able to
attend the 2006 annual NSNA convention that was held in Baltimore, MD.
We all had a great time participating in the House of Delegates, focus sessions,
elections, and many other events. I hope that the spirit of NSNA will stay
with many of you throughout the year.
Our profession of nursing is one that requires dedication, compassion,
hard work, and, of course, leadership. As a leader in SNA, I can’t express
how much this experience has enhanced my education and time spent in
nursing school. Each and every one of you decided to become a leader when
you enrolled in nursing school. With that being said, I would like to encourage
each of you to expand on your leadership skills and consider running for a
position on the state board. I can tell you personally that my time as president
has been one of the most rewarding of my life. I have been given the opportunity
to travel across the country, meet many other student nursing leaders, and
form many friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I have been fortunate
to work with and learn so much from the current board members during this
term which has influenced my term in office. If you think you would be
interested in running, I strongly encourage you to contact the NEC Director,
Natalie Cupps, at [email protected]
With the fall approaching, this is a great time to become more involved
with your local and state SNA chapters. Fundraising will soon be underway
to send students to the 55th Annual SNA-SC State Convention in North
Charleston. It’s a great time to get involved on your local level! Please visit
our website for continuing convention updates. Also feel free to contact myself
at [email protected] if you have any questions. I hope you all are as
excited as I am about this upcoming year and I look forward to hearing about
how active you all are in your SNA’s!
Jordan Stoner
SNA-SC President
Notes • August 2006
The Torch
• January/February
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Student Nurses Association of South Carolina
2005-2006 Executive Board
Jordan Stoner ................................................................................................................. President
[email protected]
Ryan Bell ......................................................................................................... First Vice President
[email protected]
Rebecca McArthur ..................................................................................... Second Vice President
[email protected]
Jessica Simpkins ............................................................................................................. Treasurer
[email protected]
EmilyAnn Raynor ............................................................................................................ Secretary
[email protected]
Andrea (Andie) Bain, RN .................................................................... Community Health Director
[email protected]
Lashell Strickland ...................................................................... Breakthrough to Nursing Director
[email protected]
Naida Harris, RN ............................................................................................ Legislative Director
[email protected]
Anita Cauthen, RN .................................................................. Newsletter Editor/Website Director
[email protected]
Natalie Cupps .............................................................................................. Historian/NEC Chair
[email protected]
Brooke Huggins, RN ..................................................................................... Executive Consultant
[email protected]
Jenny Simpson, RN ....................................................................................... Executive Consultant
[email protected]
Gloria Fowler, MN RN ............................................................................. Professional Consultant
[email protected]
Yvonne Dudderar, BSN RN ..................................................................... .Professional Consultant
[email protected]
Congratulations to all graduates during
the year 2005-2006 from the SNA-SC
Executive Board!!
We look forward to seeing each of you
continue as leaders as nurses and
members of the ANA, NLN, SCNA!
Thank you in advance for your
contributions to the nursing profession!
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Elections are coming up this year for a new Executive Board.
In addition to a new executive board, there will be an open
position for a Professional Consultant.
If you know a nursing professor who has a be a HUGE influence
in your life and you believe that the state would benefit from their
wisdom, influence, and experience, then PLEASE encourage them to
apply for the position of Professional Consultant for 2006-2008!!
An application is available online,
or contact [email protected]
Thank you for all your help to find another inspirational leader
to influence the state of South Carolina!
WOW what an exciting time of year! A new semester is
beginning and, for some of us, it will be our last! Our SNASC convention is just two short months away! Sadly, that
also means my time in office is coming to an end. However,
you all have the opportunity to become a part of the SNASC executive board! The anticipation is building to see our
next group of leaders as they apply to pre-slate, prepare
their display boards and give their speeches. I have had a
wonderful year on the board, and I can say it has prepared
me to step into my role as a nurse. Please do not let this
opportunity pass you by! Information on becoming a preslated candidate can be found on our website, or by emailing me at [email protected].
Natalie Cupps
SNA-SC NEC Director/Historian
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Mark Your Calendars!!
August 5, 2006 at 10am, SNA Headquarters
September 2, 2006 at10am, SNA Headquarters
October 7, 2006 at10, Location TBA
SNA-SC 55th Annual Convention, October 12-15, 2006, North Charleston, SC
NSNA Midyear, November 2-5, 2006, Atlanta, GA
NSNA National Convention, April 11-15, 2007, Anaheim, CA
SNA-SC 56th Annual Convention, October, 2007
Award Application Deadline (for SNA-SC): October 7, 2006
Dear South Carolina constituents,
I would like to invite you to experience a wonderful event this October
with student nurses across our great state. We will be holding our 55th annual
Student Nurses’ Association of South Carolina Convention on October 1215, 2006. The event will be held at the North Charleston Embassy Suites
Hotel Airport and Convention Center. Countless hours and hard work has
gone into the planning of this convention to make it even better than in years
past. I expect that you will all enjoy contagious fun, great food, informative
speakers, the FAMED HURST NCLEX REVIEW (with a new twist!), and
many opportunities for all of you to get involved. I encourage every nursing
student to attend this event so that no one misses out! Please also consider
running for an SNA-SC office, so that you can further make a difference in the
career you will soon hold. If you have any questions/concerns, please email
me at [email protected].
Thomas Ryan Bell
SNA-SC First Vice President
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Leadership: Can you MEET the challenge?
Editorial By Anita Cauthen, SNA-SC Newsletter Editor/ Website Director
Can you meet the challenge? Each nursing student will be a future
leader in the lives of patients, changing healthcare, and evolving
communities. During the education process, we attempt to develop our
skills in leadership, which leads to the next question.
What does it take to be a leader? I looked toward several sources,
such as the internet, journals, and books, looking for the answer. If you
are interested in the overwhelming results, then I suggest using the internet
site, type in “Leadership Traits,” to see how the
NUMEROUS different websites define it. If you aren’t a computer person, then visit your local
bookstore and peruse some of the books on leadership. The answers are so diverse that it’s
hard to answer the question. However, I find that reading this information is helpful in assessing
where I am and what things I can incorporate into my leadership skills.
In the nursing journals, I found there were several articles that feature different topics such
as examples of leadership in action; CEU’s to teach
leaders how to encourage other leaders; and areas of
“I think one’s feelings waste
nursing that leadership is lacking in. I had a hard time
finding an article that focuses on the leadership traits themselves in words; they ought
in nurses. However, I did find an article that seems to
all to be distilled into actions
briefly address leadership in nursing. Vickie A. Miracle
which bring results.”
has a brief closing word in Dimensions of Critical Care
~ Florence Nightingale
Nursing. Among the character traits that she believes
a leader in nursing should have, she also writes
“Nursing today has some wonderful leaders but we desperately need more (Miracle, 2006).”
I can agree with her. For those of you that attended Nationals and last years state convention,
many of you can remember that pre-slated candidates are rare. Last October, we had less
than 4 people pre-slate for the 10 positions that are needed to be filled every October. Nationals
had similar results for the 14 positions that were available on the National level.
So what keeps us from running for a position? Fear? Failure? Time Constraints? <you can
insert a well thought out reason here>? I’m sure that all of us, me included, can come up with
several reasons to not run for an office before conventions. However, many of us arrive at
convention and the energy is contagious. We get caught up in a whirlwind of the SNA-SC
spirit and before we know it, we have signed up to campaign for a position on the board.
These events we attend show us the results of being apart of something bigger than nursing
school that is performed by students and full of excitement. Many people want to be apart of it
and become interested in being an elected member of the board.
So, can you meet the challenge? Introspect and reflection will help you discover how you
can be the leader you can be. You can supplement your self-knowledge with books, school,
and theory. However, the knowledge isn’t
complete until you can meet the challenge and
Florence Nightingale Quotes. Retrieved June 19, 2006
experience the leadership. Only then, do we really
learn about ourselves and our leadership
Miracle, V.A., Leadership, Dimensions of Critical
capabilities. Are you ready to meet the challenge
Care Nursing, 2006 Mar-Apr; 25 (2): inside
back cover.
and discover yourself? Pre-slate today!
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Jordan Anne Stoner
Sumter, SC
President of SNA-SC
Council of State
Presidents Chair
Current School: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Past SNA Positions: Secretary (SNASC), NEC/Historian (SNASC/USC
SNA), President (SNASC)
What influenced you to become a leader? I was influenced by those
around me to become a leader. I felt I had to step up after seeing those I
looked up to. Now I’m so glad that I did, because I know I’ve become a
better nurse and person.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? This position on the board has
offered me many opportunities to expand on my leadership skills in addition
to developing and using critical thinking skills. I feel like I will be better
prepared for my career as a nurse because of my experience I’ve had on
the executive board.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? The highlight of my
term is the professional connections I’ve made with many other nursing
students and professionals around the state and country.
Current School: University of South Carolina-Aiken
Past SNA Positions: President, SNA at USC Aiken and Website/
Newsletter Director at USC Aiken
What influenced you to become a leader? My high school AP
U.S. History teacher influenced me. She told me I had a gift of speech and
leadership and I should follow my heart in any roles where I could use
those talents.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? I have learned valuable
communication skills while on the Executive Board. Sometimes we may
disagree on some matters, but we have to work together to come up with
a compromise that allows us to effectively execute our tasks. I know this
team work I have experienced on the Board will follow me through my
nursing career as I work with many different kinds of people.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? I really have enjoyed
the friendships that I have made on the Board. I truly feel we could be
friends for life, and I have treasured the trips we have taken together.
This really has been one of the most awesome experiences of my life,
around the state and country.
Thomas Ryan Bell
Edgefield, SC
First Vice President
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Rebecca McArthur
Blenheim, SC
Second Vice
Current School: Florence Darlington Technical College
Past SNA Positions: N/A
What influenced you to become a leader? I wanted to be a leader so that
I could help encourage others to reach their GREATEST potential. Also, there
were Really Great role models in my life that were an influence (my mom!)
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? I have had the opportunity to
network with students, faculty members, and professional organizations from
around the US. This has allowed me to meet great people, practice
communication skills, and work in a group for a common goal — a
SUCCESSFUL 2005-2006 SNA-SC term!
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? Meeting friends on
the executive board that will last a lifetime, (— and some great role model
nursing instructors from various schools around our state).
Current School: Piedmont Technical College
Past SNA Positions: Treasurer for PTC SNA
What influenced you to become a leader? My mother was the biggest
influence in my life. My mother had a 13 month battle with cancer. During
this time she left her job as a RTT at the Cancer Treatment Center for 21
years. She told me, “Jessica things can come in your life but that does not
mean that you give up.” My mom gave speeches to groups, churches, and
families with cancer. My mom spoke on being the caregiver and the patient.
I have never before seen so much courage, strength, and honor in a person.
My mom touch lives in different ways. A true leader touches your life.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? My job has prepared me to be a
nurse in many different ways. The one that impacted me the most was you
learn to work as a team. When you work in a hospital or other facility you
have to be the person the team can count on and this is what I have learned
being on the board.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? The highlight of the
career is the friendships that I have acquired. These are friendships that
will last through the test of time.
Emily Ann Raynor
Aiken, SC
Secretary, SNA-SC
Treasurer, NSNA
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Jessica Mitchell Simpkins
Greenwood, SC
Current School: University of South Carolina-Aiken
Past SNA Positions: USCA fundraising coordinator and Community
Health chair
What influenced you to become a leader? I have always wanted to
make a difference in everything I do.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? Nursing is all about
teamwork. Working with the SNA-SC board this year
has been a great opportunity to work with others to accomplish great
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? Being able to
attend NSNA midyear and annual conventions together with the group
has been an incredible bonding experience.
Current School: Tri-county Technical College
Past SNA Positions: TCTC President
What influenced you to become a leader? I enjoy being a positive
influence and, when the opportunity presented itself in college, I did
not want to pass it up.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? Leadership and being a
team player would be top on my list. Both of these are needed in your
daily life as a nurse.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? The highlights
of my term have been the friendships that I have gained and meeting
a number of nursing students throughout the state. Also, being an
important part of what happens in our state and local SNA.
Lashell T. Strickland
Conway, S.C
Breakthrough to
Nursing Director
Andrea (Andie)
Michelle Bain
Starr, SC
Community Health Director
Current School: Horry Georgetown Technical College
Past SNA Positions: HGTC BTN Director
What influenced you to become a leader? I was influenced to
become a leader by my sisters and brothers. I had to take care of them
every since I was a little girl. Then I learned leadership skills from
working in the church. I first became a good follower. You will never be a
good leader until you can follow someone else leadership. I realize
sometimes people could lead you in the wrong direction and I wanted to
be the director of my life. I am a take charge kind of person. If something
needs to be done I am more than willing to do it. We need good leaders
and good nurses.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? My position as BTN Director
has made a tremendous impact on my role as a nurse. There are very
few minorities in the RN position. So it is very important that we recruit
minorities into the field of nursing.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? The highlight of
my term was meeting the different diversity of people. I love the BTN
position and would do it all over again without hesitation.
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Naida Harris
Bartow, FL
Legislative Director
Current School: Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Past SNA Positions: N/A
What influenced you to become a leader? I was approached after the
spirit luncheon at last year’s state convention by an executive board
member. I was so excited to be apart of the convention, so I decided to
run for office. Although I ran for the BTN position, I was selected to be the
Legislative Director.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? When you enroll in nursing
school, you automatically sign up to be a leader; classmates look to you
for support, patients look to you for answers, and instructors look to you
for initiative. We are all leaders. Being on this board further enhances
those leadership abilities.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? Planning and
executing Capitol Day.
Current School: University of South Carolina - Columbia
Past SNA Positions: BTN Director and Parliamentarian for USC SNA
What influenced you to become a leader? Actually, I was very
supportive of others who were becoming leaders. In the process, I
became involved and found myself stepping up to the challenge of
becoming one myself.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? I have learned how to
establish professional relationships with professionals from fields other
than nursing. I’ve not only worked with other nursing students but also
with companies and recruiters. Also, through my experience, I have
improved my public speaking abilities as well as networking with people
from all over the United States.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? The highlight of
my term has been making changes to the website. It has been long
awaited and I’m glad that I was able to take part in the process.
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Anita Lisa Cauthen
Spartanburg, S.C
Newsletter Editor/
Website Director
Nursing is a career
you love.
...those words not only describe our beautiful South Carolina
location, but also the excellent environment you’ll find at our
growing Hospital System. You’ve already identified yourself as a
compassionate individual by choosing a career in nursing. Now
you’re ready to take your education and find a hospital that offers
an atmosphere where you can establish yourself. We understand
your needs and are here to help. When you join the Georgetown
Hospital Family you become part of a dedicated, caring team of
healthcare professionals who share a commitment to outstanding
patient care.
Join a team
that respects you.
Georgetown, SC
Murrells Inlet, SC
Competitive salaries & benefits, including relocation assistance,
a supportive work environment, generous tuition assistance,
excellent growth opportunities and many amenities available on the
South Carolina coast are just a few of the many reasons to join the
Georgetown Hospital Family.
Please visit our website at to learn more about
current RN opportunities at Georgetown Hospital System and to
complete an online application, or you can reach our Nurse Recruiter
at [email protected].
Georgetown Hospital System – Human Resources
P.O. Box 421718
606 Black River Road, Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-527-7165,
Fax: 843-520-7889
Natalie Dianne Cupps
Greensboro, NC
Historian/NEC Chair
Current School: University of South Carolina-Columbia
Past SNA Positions: Historian of the USC SNA
What influenced you to become a leader? I am one of those Type A
personalities that naturally leads. I wanted to be a part of the SNA-SC be
the best that I could be.
How has your position on the 2005-2006 SNA-SC Executive Board
prepared you for your role as a nurse? It has done so much! I have
gained a much broader perspective of nursing and learned about the political
aspects of nursing. Therefore, I think that I know better what it really means
to be a nurse.
What has been the highlight of your term thus far? All of the people I
have met. They have taught me so much! Of course, I also enjoyed exploring
Louisville and Baltimore.
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Get on
with life...
Pass Boards
First Time!
A course in critical thinking
and application.
Learn the NCLEX way to
answer test questions.
Improve your judgement,
prioritization, critical thinking
and application.
Learn how to delegate,
manage, and intervene
properly with real patient
Learn how to figure out which
patient you will see first.
Live, Video, and
Online reviews.
111 South Railroad Ave.
Brookhaven, MS 39603-6025
(601) 833-1961
Money back guarantee. Payment plan available.
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Okay, so maybe you didn’t think testicular torsion, which
is okay. At least you know they are having some kind of pain
that YOU cannot do anything about. Tylenol isn’t going to
help SEVERE pain. Apply an ice pack and elevate? Picture
this. Not a good answer. Prolonged ice could make the problem
even worse. Now, look at D. You are saying, “This is
normal”….you’ll be okay. You just brushed off the complaint
which could bring harm to the patient.
Sample Questions Provided
l. After administration of epidural anesthesia, the nurse obtains
the client’s blood pressure and notes it has fallen to 92/42.
The priority nursing action would be to:
The answer is A.
3. The nurse suspects fluid overload in a client receiving IV
fluids. Which of the following symptoms is indicative of water
a. Decreased urine output
b. Weight gain
c. Change in level of consciousness
d. Muscle rigidity and arrhythmias
Elevate her head off the bed
Begin oxygen by face mask at 40%
Change her position to side-lying
Begin dopamine as ordered
Answer = C
Remember the word priority changes everything. When
you see this you should say….okay, if I could only do ONE
thing, what would I do? Another way to approach this
question is to follow these rules: #1. What’s the problem?
Low BP. #2. What is the best way to FIX the problem? Let’s
identify the problem and fix it as well as we can.
If you elevate the head of the bed the BP would drop and
make the problem even worse. Oxygen sounds good and you
certainly might put oxygen on someone who is hypotensive,
but oxygen will not make your BP come back up.
Don’t you think dopamine is a bit drastic? Let’s start with
something less invasive first. Rule: Always go with the least
invasive measure first and see how that works.
If you turn the patient on their side this would relieve
pressure on the vena cava which would increase blood flow
back to the heart and therefore increase cardiac output. If you
increase cardiac output there will be more volume out in the
systemic circulation. More volume…..More pressure.
Answer = C
To answer this question you must understand too much
water affects the body. When you overload your body with
water you become too dilute. When you are too dilute your
serum sodium does down. Rule: Your brain does not like any
change in the serum sodium. Rule: Sodium problems….think
brain changes! So the answer is “C”.
Yes, the client could gain weight, but this is not life
threatening. A change in LOC is possible in this situation and
could be life threatening. The urine output should not decrease,
it should increase. Muscle rigidity and arrhythmias aren’t even
applicable. These symptoms are more often seen with
potassium problems.
If you do not know fluids and electrolytes like the back of
your hand you better be calling my office or visiting my website
and getting my CD’s on this topic. Everybody hates this
content, but it is the foundation of Med-Surg and NCLEX is
80% Med-Surg!
So “C” is the correct answer.
4. You are making an assignment for a Certified Nursing
Assistant. Which assignment would be most appropriate?
2. A 14-year-old male visits the school infirmary complaining
of sudden and severe scrotal pain. The priority nursing action
is which of the following?
Refer to physician immediately
Administer Tylenol with mother’s permission
Apply an ice bag and elevate the scrotum
Explain to the client that occasional pain is
common for his age group
Answer = A
Assist a 1 hour post-delivery up to the restroom
for the first time.
Empty the catheter of a 33-year-old female and
describe the characteristics of the urine
Administer an enema to a 3-day post-op abdominal
hysterectomy patient.
Take the vital signs on a patient receiving
magnesium sulfate.
Answer = C
First, I must emphasize that the only gender that ever
misses this question is female! Next, what is the problem?
Severe pain. Is there anything I can do about this? What is
the worst possible thing that could be happening? Remember,
to ask that question as often as you can. I know it is not my
place as a nurse to diagnose, but sometimes I have to try and
figure out what is going on so I will make a good decision for
my patient.
This patient could be having a testicular torsion which
could lead to permanent infertility. EMERGENCY! For this
young man to have come to you and reported his symptoms,
I would think they would they must be in a LOT of pain as this
situation would be embarrassing.
Now I have to know what this type of personnel can do. “A”
is wrong because this is a dangerous time. The patient is
unstable. I know nursing assistants help people get up all the
time, but since I feel this patient is medically fragile I, as the
RN, will help them. “B” was sounding great until it said
“describe the characteristics.” Describing is a part of
assessment. RULE: Never delegate assessment! “D” is wrong
because I will have to use my nursing judgment about the
vital signs so I can adjust the mag sulfate properly. Nursing
assistants only get ROUTINE vitals. So, the answer is “C.”
This is a common tasks done by nursing assistants. If the
patient had just had some sort of intestinal surgery, then this
would make the situation different.
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Career Corner
Heat Up Your Job Search During The Summer
As your nursing classes may be coming to a close for the
summer, it’s tempting to take a vacation from your job
search. However when the weather heats up, your job
search should too.
Exclusive SNA-SC career resources
Whether you are looking for part-time work, an externship
or full-time employment, the SNA-SC is here to help you.
The SNA-SC provides its student members with an online
job board and career resource center, accessible through
the SNA-SC website at and click on
Many people take a break from job hunting during the
summer, which means you can stay ahead of your
classmates by looking for opportunities while they may be
relaxing on the beach.
The SNA-SC job board and career resource center is
designed to meet the specific needs of job seeking nursing
students throughout South Carolina. Available on the job
board are the following resources:
Nursing Internships / Externships
There are often more internship and externship
opportunities during the summer than at any other time of
the year. Even if the internship is only for a few months, it
can help you make the appropriate connections until you
find a permanent position. It also adds to your nursing
experience, plus helps you determine whether a certain
facility or field of expertise is the right fit for you.
New Grad Programs and Internships from across
South Carolina and the rest of the country
Salary Center (Salary Worksheet, glossary of key
terms, negotiation tips, etc.)
Interview Center (Including sample questions,
advice, tips, etc.)
Resume Writing Center (Including sample
resumes, action verbs, etc.)
Stay Cool
Even though the summer heat calls for flip flops and tacky
Hawaiian shirts, you must still dress accordingly for an
Men can wear suits made of a light-weight material and
lighter color, like pale gray or khaki, instead of the usual
darker tones. Women can wear a sleeveless top under their
suit jacket instead of a dress shirt, but only if you don’t
plan to remove your jacket. And remember, don’t wear
scrubs to an interview!
Stay Flexible
Take Caution
Keep in mind that nurse recruiters’ schedules may change
over the summer.
Privacy concerns in the Information Age
Students should be very careful when registering with
online services or sharing contact information with
vendors at conferences. Many career related services
will actively sell your contact information and resumes
without your knowledge. We urge you to please be
cautious when choosing online services and to be sure
and read each website’s privacy policy.
It may be more difficult to schedule interviews during the
standard work week, since many people take time off for
extended summer weekends. This just means that you
need to be as flexible as possible when scheduling
Don’t Sweat It
* If you register through the SNA-SC job board, your
contact information and resume are 100% secure.
AfterCollege, Inc. will never share or sell your
Don’t take it as a bad sign if nurse recruiters aren’t
responding to you as quickly as you are used to. People
spend more time on vacation. It often just takes longer to
get things done, and that may impact the length of time
when making hiring decisions.
Keep submitting resumes, following up with nurse
recruiters, and sending thank-you notes to anyone you
meet with. In short, do everything you’ve always done on
your job search. Just remember that you’ll need to be
aggressive. B-E Aggressive…and probably a bit more
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006
2005 Winner South Carolina Family
Friendly Workplace Awards
working here lets
palmetto learn
from the best
Start your career at South Carolina’s
largest healthcare employer.
Palmetto Health is a great place for students or
new graduates to start their careers. Still in school?
You can gain real-world experience through working as a Student Nurse Tech or participating in our
Summer Nurse Extern program. Graduating soon?
You can work alongside the southeast’s leading
healthcare professionals who care for nearly half
a million patients each year. With three extraordinary hospitals to choose from – Palmetto Health
Baptist, Palmetto Health Richland, and Palmetto
Health Baptist Easley – we have plenty of room for
you to grow with us. EOE.
We’re expanding our
facility and looking for
exceptional nurses to
join our team. You’ll
find a warm work
environment and one
of the best benefits
packages in the
industry, including
unique scholarship
opportunities that allow
you to grow as we do.
Exceptional nurses needed
Please contact
Bryan Gates by phone
803-791-2219 or by email
[email protected].
Apply on-line at
+ Enhanced Compensation & Career Ladder
+ Health Plans/Dental Options
+ Life Insurance
+ Short - and Long-term Disability
+ SC State Retirement Program and 401(k) Plan
+ Tuition Reimbursement
+ Sign on Bonus
+ NCLEX Reimbursement
+ Career Development
+ Unique Scholarship Opportunities
+ Annual Leave
+ On-site Day Care Center
+ Critical Care
+ Medical/Surgical
+ OR
+ Summer Nurse Fellowship (rising seniors)
Apply online at or call 800-321-5552
AfterCollege Healthcare
98 Battery Street, Suite 502
San Francisco, CA 94111
Student Nurses’ Notes • August 2006