R.N. reentry course's Atlanta

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    Hello, I am thinking of starting the Kennesaw (Wellstar) RN reentry course in Atlanta. Does anyone have experience with this program?? I have not practiced since 1985, but had extensive critical care, cath lab and CCU experience. I then went into a sales job in medical devices. Time to return to Nursing. Thanks
    Last edit by deedledumpling on Jul 29, '08
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    Hello, I am thinking of starting the Kennesaw (Wellstar) RN reentry course in Atlanta. Does anyone have experience with this program?? I have not practiced since 1985, but had extensive critical care, cath lab and CCU experience. I then went into a sales job in medical devices. Time to return to Nursing. Thanks
    I have a friend who did it, and she said it was great. She did the clinical hours in the ER at Northside and then was hired there FT. Good luck!
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    Disneyfan, thanks so much for your response. I spoke to someone today who did it some years ago, and had to do all clinical at Kennesaw, then Piedmont didn't seem to want to hire her. I have emailed and asked about current clinical alliances with Piedmont and other intown hospitals. Still thinking I will do it, the hosp. is just down the street and I loved working there years ago. Thanks again.
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    Disneyfan, thanks so much for your response. I spoke to someone today who did it some years ago, and had to do all clinical at Kennesaw, then Piedmont didn't seem to want to hire her. I have emailed and asked about current clinical alliances with Piedmont and other intown hospitals. Still thinking I will do it, the hosp. is just down the street and I loved working there years ago. Thanks again.
    Is your license still current? If so, does Piedmont have any Nurse Intern (NG) programs? I am starting back at Northside on Monday in the NICU after being out 8 years. I interviewed for their Intern program and was hired. I do not have to do the formal "re-entry" program through KSU, and I earn my full RN salary! They said it would work since the program is 16 weeks of clinical and 92 hours of classroom. Worth a shot! It's saving me a ton of $$ and time. Good luck!
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    Disneyfan,
    No, I have been out too long, so think going thru the refresher is the best for me. Thanks again.
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    I just did the March on-line program at KSU. There would be no easy commute from where I live to Kennesaw, so I was grateful for this option. After the theory on-line or on-site, you will have 160 hours of clinical. Some of the folks in my class were not happy with the commuting distance for that. KSU seems to have difficulty finding sufficient preceptors for the students. I am told some facilities pay staff a bit more to precept, which seems like an excellent idea.

    You will find yourself in good company--one of the more inspiring students in my class had been out for over 30 years! She is doing great with multiple job offers since finishing her clinical.
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    Thanks NorthGa. gal, where are you??
    So where did you do your clinical???
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    I'm in Forsyth County and was fortunate enough to get my first choice of a clinical placement at an inpatient hospice near home.
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    Awesome, congrats. Thanks for your input.
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    Hi deedledumpling. Did you do the program? Did you get a job?


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