Attending VMI training in May in Chicago

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    Hi everyone!

    I am very excited to be attending the VMI training in Chicago May 10-15th. However - like many others -I am nervous! I have been an RN for about 15 years. Most of that time has been spent in the hospital in L and D and in med surg. as well as Home health (the majority of it!). Last January I began completion of my BSN and will finish it in Spring of 2011. I had plans to continue on to become a DNP after that. I am still looking into it but have become very intrigued by the CLNC course and have been mulling over it for a year now. I am highly motivated and a self starter , but am concerned about ,marketing myself. I also chose the Basic package - not the VIP for financial reasons. I am thinking ahead about marketing and starting my own business. I currently am taking about 6 -8 hours a semester and work weekends only. I am giving myself a full year to make this happen before I begin a BSN - DNP program. I am wondering about help after the course and know that it is limited with the basic program. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you!
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    SMA4028 - Hello! I recently attended the CLNC Conference in Nashville to renew my certification. I did not get the VIP when I first started, just the basic. At the conference I heard many CLNC's state that the VIP is not what it used to be and that it is not worth it at this point. I think the biggest difference is the mentoring, which a lot of the CLNC's at the conference had trouble getting through to get mentoring at all. Apparently they did away with a lot of the benefits of the VIP, at least at the conference. I'm glad that I did not go with the VIP. I hope this helps.
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    Hi everyone!

    I am very excited to be attending the VMI training in Chicago May 10-15th. However - like many others -I am nervous! I have been an RN for about 15 years. Most of that time has been spent in the hospital in L and D and in med surg. as well as Home health (the majority of it!). Last January I began completion of my BSN and will finish it in Spring of 2011. I had plans to continue on to become a DNP after that. I am still looking into it but have become very intrigued by the CLNC course and have been mulling over it for a year now. I am highly motivated and a self starter , but am concerned about ,marketing myself. I also chose the Basic package - not the VIP for financial reasons. I am thinking ahead about marketing and starting my own business. I currently am taking about 6 -8 hours a semester and work weekends only. I am giving myself a full year to make this happen before I begin a BSN - DNP program. I am wondering about help after the course and know that it is limited with the basic program. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

    Hello and welcome to allnurses.com. Good to have you with us.

    And, kudos to you regarding your education endeavors. Good luck with the remainder of your BSN program and your plans for the DNP!!

    If you will check out the threads at the top of this forum, they will assist you in marketing strategies. Also, just come back here for one-on-one mentoring. We are here to assist you with that.

    Good luck with everything. And, hope you enjoy the VMI training.


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