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    I am starting a CNS program next week. I am wondering what all of you want to do as a CNS when you are done with school? What are your career goals?
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    I am starting a CNS program next week. I am wondering what all of you want to do as a CNS when you are done with school? What are your career goals?
    What do I want to do "when I grow up?"
    Run a diabetes program! A vibrant, exciting program for people with T2DM and high risk for T2DM. Mentor students and younger staff, maybe teach in a more formal academic setting someday.
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    Quote from dreamct
    I am starting a CNS program next week. I am wondering what all of you want to do as a CNS when you are done with school? What are your career goals?
    Im heading into my last semester of clinicals and always thought I'd do staff development but I fell in love with palliative care last semesters rotation. So now I'm torn between the two. Whatever opportunity opens first I guess.
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    Hello everyone, I am not currently a CNS student, but I have researched programs and will hopefully be applying this fall. I was quite surprised to find that there are very few programs in the country, fewer still that are online and even fewer that are related to my specialty: NICU! (Special shout-out to NICU_babyRN!! ) I will be taking classes with NNP students and Peds CNS students so I expect to mostly be on my own. Glad to know you all are here and facing similar situations! Good luck to everyone this semester!
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    Hi NICU_babyRN, where are you going to school? Will you be taking a cert exam specific to NICU? Good luck with you capstone project?
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    I go to the University of South Alabama. No thesis done....I'm not sure if the program is thesis or capstone but maybe I will find out this upcoming semester? I am taking health assessment and nursing research. I have managed to go through the my first two semesters (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) without complaining. But I have to say this summer semester is difficult. I am so glad that I have only one summer semester of this. Seriously I keep thinking it is just two months! But feel like it has been longer!! So in the Fall, I start my CNS class and practicum. I am so excited! The time has flown by in school....with the exception of this past month of summer semester...LOL!
    Hi Tyloo. How did your summer class go? I "met" 2 women on the STTI Facebook page that did their CNS/MSN at ur school and are now in the DNP program there as well. USA is very popular :-)
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    Hi Tyloo. How did your summer class go? I "met" 2 women on the STTI Facebook page that did their CNS/MSN at ur school and are now in the DNP program there as well. USA is very popular :-)


    Let me just say I am glad the summer semester is over....whew!! I love the full term semesters when the material and assignments are a lot more manageable!

    What is STTI? Yes, USA is a rather large university for nursing. There are many NP programs and several other non-NP options on top of that. I would imagine it is popular because they have affiliations nationally and also overseas (for the military), and the tuition is reasonable. I have been happy with their program. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend a CNS program, as many local and regional universities closed their CNS programs in my area.

    So are you are done after this falls semester right? I was thinking of buying some study materials that would cover the direct care portion of the ANCC Adult Health exam- like Hollier or Fitzgerald. What are you doing to prepare?
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    Quote from tyloo

    Let me just say I am glad the summer semester is over....whew!! I love the full term semesters when the material and assignments are a lot more manageable!

    What is STTI? Yes, USA is a rather large university for nursing. There are many NP programs and several other non-NP options on top of that. I would imagine it is popular because they have affiliations nationally and also overseas (for the military), and the tuition is reasonable. I have been happy with their program. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend a CNS program, as many local and regional universities closed their CNS programs in my area.

    So are you are done after this falls semester right? I was thinking of buying some study materials that would cover the direct care portion of the ANCC Adult Health exam- like Hollier or Fitzgerald. What are you doing to prepare?
    STTI is Sigma Theta Tau International. I'm hopefully done this fall (fingers and ties crossed). Ur university seems very popular and only good things heard about it. If I go back it's my first choice bc it has both an educator and Palliative care option. I was given some Fitzgerald review CDs that I'm listening to but I'm not as uptight about it as before bc I now know its not required unless I get an opportunity in palliative care where I'd definately need to prescribe. I intend to take the exam no matter what but I'm not going to put so much pressure on myself about it.
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    Hey fellow CNS students, wishing everyone a successful semester. There is a CNS Terri Ares completing a study nationwide regarding CNS experience in graduate school but unfortunately she hasn't had enough replies. If you haven't received/completed this survey already please consider doing so. I am posting the link below since I'm the only CNS in class.

    https://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/69311...se-Specialists

    I'm sure she will greatly appreciate your time and effort.
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    I answered her survey...


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