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    I have a year before I start FNP program and would like to take advantage of the time and the last year remaining of my VA benefits. Could you guys please help me by letting me know which schools have good quality online/distance learning Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced pharmacology? I prefer a school that is in semester because my first choice of FNP school is in semester so that it'll be easier to transfer the credits. Thank you so much!

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    Has anybody in the thread started or finished the program? I'd love to hear any feedback. thanks

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    I'm just checking to see if any of you who got accepted have started the program. What's your experience like so far? I'd love to hear about it.

    Thanks!

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    Hello. I just happen to see your post and I'm inspired. I'm wondering what you've decided so far. I'm 40 with two younger children and strongly contemplating about getting a psych NP degree

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    I'm so glad to have found this thread. I have two children, I'm 40, and I work part time as a bedside RN. I'm seriously contemplating about getting my NP and have been discouraged by the tuition, my age, and etc.

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    I have 10 years of experience as an RN. I'm 40, live in Seattle, I work per diem, and I have two children 3 & 5, and my spouse has a decent job but I will have to take student loans. Is DPN worth it? I want to work in primary care and have been wanting to go back to school to get my NP for years. I would like to take about 1-2 classes per semester, so I might end up being in the program for 7 years, which I don't mind. For those of you in the program or have finished the program, what are your thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

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    i'm thinking of applying to wsu for next year. do you know if they set up your own clinical/preceptorship?
    also, do they still have the program where you can earn your NP with an MSN while working on your DNP? thanks!

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    I moved here from the bay area 3 years ago. My family was able to buy a house in a decent school district, and we are loving it here. However, I am still working in the bay area 4-5 nightshifts per month because I just cannot justify the pay here anymore. I work in San Francisco per diem and get paid about $100/hour plus differential. Working 4-5 night shifts there is considered full time work here. I know that work situation is not for everybody. I have two young children, and I feel like I get to be with them more because I'm only gone 5 days out of the month, and I'm a stay at home mother for the rest of it. It's really depressing how low the nurses get paid here.

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    with the housing market continue to rise at a fast rate, we rn's cannot keep up with the inflation in this area. i have found what worked for me is to work in the bay area part time and get the pay there (plus or minus $100/hour for experienced nurses), and live here. working there for 4 nights is equivalent to me working here for 11 days. it just isn't worth it for me to work here anymore as an RN.

    is it wsna? we need some influential and strong advocates here as nurses!

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    For those of you looking for a Statistics course, Seattle community colleges, I find, are the most affordable online Statistics course. U of Phoenix and other online schools are over $1,000. If you're a resident of WA, it's only half of that at WA community colleges. I'm currently applying for a DNP FNP at Seattle U, and my stats class is over 5 years ago.

    With that, has anybody taken online statistics course at any of the SEattle community colleges? I'd love to know cuz I just signed up

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    I have 2 years to decide which school and what specialty to get my MSN. I know this is weird, but I'm in this interesting predicament: I have 2 years to take my post 9/11 GI bill to pay for my education (I can't transfer it to my children unfortunately plus it expires in 2 years), I am currently working per diem in an ICU, in about 2 years my children will be old enough that I can start taking classes, I am interested in advancing my career in nursing but just don't know what.

    I am thinking of FNP primarily because I believe that it will improve my knowledge. I also feel that with an NP, if I don't really want to practice and prescribe, my work options will be more broadened.

    I like the idea of being a case manager or a private duty nurse once I'm done in the ICU.

    Any suggestions/ideas/questions would help. thanks in advance

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    I just want to clarify what was indicated on the DOH WA website regarding renewal. License renewal is yearly, but we have 3 years to log these hours and CEs? Meaning within 3 years, (not 1 year), we need to have worked 531 hours and clock in 45 hours of CE?

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    That sounds hopeful. May I ask which state you are working? I'm glad it worked out for you.

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    Which hospitals in Seattle, east side or south sound are do you work? Where would you work? What do you recommend? Also, what is the average hourly rate for an experienced critical care nurse? Per diem, travel, versus staff hourly rate? I have 7 years under my belt. I would appreciate your input. Thank you.

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    All my certifications, such as acls, bls, pals, and rn license, ccrn are current. Do any of you happen to have suggestions re books, online classe, etc. that will help me brush up on my skills?


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