Do Galen credits transfer?! October - page 2

HellO! I'm trying to decide whether or not to start Galen in October. My plans are to go there and get my RN then go to someplace like IUS and do their RN-BSN program but I heard that Galen's credits do not transfer to 4-year... Read More

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    Oh, Gabriella- that's what nursing school is for. You will never have to deal with an emergency situation by yourself as a nurse. And when you do have to deal with an emergency, you will have the knowledge of how to deal with it.
    Do you know any local nurses you can shadow to help make your decision?

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    Quote from BBFRN
    Oh, Gabriella- that's what nursing school is for. You will never have to deal with an emergency situation by yourself as a nurse. And when you do have to deal with an emergency, you will have the knowledge of how to deal with it.
    Do you know any local nurses you can shadow to help make your decision?
    Hahaha. If you haven't been able to tell already I over think everything. In fact, I do know a few nurses. That is a good idea.
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    I've been accepted into UK's RN-BSN program, so it really depends on the institution. I do know Galen now has an agreement with Indiana Weslyan for the RN-BSN program. Its actually up to each school whether or not they accept another's credits. I'd take course descriptions from Galen and take them to IUS and ask them.

    Btw I graduated from Galen in May and was accepted into the BSN program in June, so it can be done. Its the general education classes that may get you though.

    Research thoroughly.
    I just looked up Indiana Wesleyan and it is accredited by the CCNE not the NLN. Does that make a difference when it comes to job hunting?
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    CCNE is a good thing. IW has CCNE accreditation, because they have the BSN, MSN, etc.
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    I just looked up Indiana Wesleyan and it is accredited by the CCNE not the NLN. Does that make a difference when it comes to job hunting?
    Accreditation makes no difference when it comes to job hunting. It makes a difference in which school accepts which schools degree, though IMO that's more of a money issue :-)

    Employers only care that you graduated and passed NCLEX, and your license is in good standing; not which school you graduated from.
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    If you want to go for the RN and be able to have many options open to you, YET you think you would prefer something like a doctor's office... you could consider public health nursing. You usually need to have at LEAST an RN degree to get into public health, though often a BSN is actually preferred. But, with an RN it is still a possibility.

    And, some doctor's offices will hire RN's, but like BBFRN said, they may prefer to hire LPN's for cheaper.
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    I think I am becoming more and more interested in holistic nursing. I guess I will find out my likes and dislikes as time goes on. Does one get their Master's to get into specialty nursing?
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    gabriella- there is a holistic NP in this area, who is very supportive of nursing students. She's great! I'll call my friend this week, and ask for her name. I can't remember it right now, but she will.
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    gabriella- there is a holistic NP in this area, who is very supportive of nursing students. She's great! I'll call my friend this week, and ask for her name. I can't remember it right now, but she will.
    You are awesome!
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    You are awesome!
    OK- she can't remember her name. I'm going to try to email my former Community Health professor who knows her, and see if she can't tell me her name.


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