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    Hi SpecFuz,

    Nashville is great! You will love it! I lived up in CT about 45 min from NYC for about four years. It is definitely a different culture down here from up north but it is great. The weather is definitely one of biggest differences. One of my best friends from CT was down in July and kept saying "this heat is just deadly". It is pretty hot in the summer, but we generally have mild winters and beautiful spring and fall seasons. I have looked into probably all of the BSN programs in the area. Some other schools you should look at are: Belmont, Aquinis (I think that is how it is spelled), and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt also has a bridge program to a MSN if you would be interested in that, but Vandy is VERY expensive. I think MTSU is supposed to be pretty good though. You can do all your coursework online for the RN to BSN and arrange your clinicals on an individual basis (at least that is what I have heard). Good luck in your search!

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    PRN Nurse,

    Why not Gore (the puppet)? To put it frankly, because he sucks. I'd hate to think what kind of situation this country would be in right now if Gore was President. He just doesn't have the goods. Please, move to CA or Texas, our state's population is growing fast enough.

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    Thanks Dennie for the info. I understand about the hospital thing, no biggie. Yes, I am a CPA, was in accounting since 97. I couldn't stand it. I figured out real quick after I got a real job that I am much more a people person than I am a sit at your desk by yourself person. Nothing about it intrigued me which I guess should've been a big red flag for me, but I think I was just too young to know better. I really think after my experience it is a good idea for a young person to get out into the real world and figure out who they are and what they like before going to college. I know many would disagree with me there though.

    I am super excited about getting into nursing. It is something I have been really thinking about for a few years. I feel like God kept calling me back to it so I finally just stepped out in faith. We didn't know how exactly we (I'm married) were going to make it financially, but we knew somehow we would and will. It has been a big adjustment without my salary. My husband is a Firefighter here in Nashville and makes decent money but not a lot. We really scaled back a lot to be able to do this. Each time money gets really tight God comes through for us and the money comes in from somewhere we didn't expect. I'm in the Columbia State program in Franklin which is really pretty reasonable.

    I looked at your website and see you are in neuro. I am thinking about L&D .

    Great talking with you!

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    Hi! Wow what a great post. I was beginning to wonder if I was the only Tennessean here! I live in Nashville and really like it. I moved from Oklahoma in 98 for my then job as an accountant. I just started an ADN program this week and am totally freaking out. I have no idea what to expect or what to study. I only have about 1,000 pages assigned for my first test on 2/1. Yikes!!! For those of you in Nashville, which hospital do you think is the best as far as nurse work conditions? I heard St Thomas and Baptist were good and to stay away from all the Tri-Star facilities. Do you agree?


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    Congratulations on going back to school! I, too, already have a BS in an unrelated subject and will be starting my nursing clinicals in the spring (an ADN program). I am facing the same dilemma as you. Please let me know if you find out anything. One program I do know of is through the National Health Corps. The program will reimburse NURSE PRACTIONERS a portion of their educational debt for a particular number of years of service in rural areas in need. It means going to school longer but may help if you are really in a pinch. I have decide to pursue my ADN first (which is much much cheaper because I can get it at the community college which is only about $800 per SEMESTER!), then going to work for a hospital which will often pay your tuition once you are an employee there and entering a RN -BSN program at one of the universities around here. Good luck to you and hang in there!

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    Thank you all for the wonderful advice. No, I wouldn't try working and school at the same time if I didn't have to. Unfortunately my first degree has left me with enormous student loans already and I REALLY don't want to add to them if I don't have to and I don't qualify for any other type of aid. Hopefully after the first semester things will change and I won't have to work(my old car is almost paid for!!). I guess I will just march myself down to the HR dept at the hospital, try to charm them, and see what I can find. Again, thank you all!

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    Hi there! This is my first post, but I've been reading posts for a while now. I am so glad I found this website. I have decided to return to school to pursue a career in nursing and am very excited about it. Four years as an accountant is four years too many! Hopefully I will start the nursing program in the spring (my fingers are crossed that I get accepted), and of course all the classes are during the day (which is the only time accountants work). I definitely have to work during school and am having a hard time finding something that would be flexible. I really want to go to work in a hospital but have absolutely no clinical experience yet. I've read that a lot of you already work in hospitals and I am wondering what you do? Is there anything I would be qualified for now to do in the hospital that offers shift work? How do I go about getting a job there? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!