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if i want to take the rn-bsn root i have to pass the nclex after i receive my community college AA right? i just want to know isnt the nclex for students who have gone through nursing school? how would i pass the nclex when my knowledge goes only as far as pre-requisites
I would say it's not very important beyond being neat and professional and pleasant (smiling).
I have worked at several magnet hospitals (as a traveler and full-time RN), and I find them to be the best places to work. The facility I currently work at is trying to become magnet and I can tell you the process is very long and does include implementing many changes. Magnet required Evidence Based Practice, goals, nurse career ladders, nurse certification, BSN nurses, and many outcome measures that are compared to a national data base. I find these to be all good things; however, the problem I usually see is that the facilities don't know how to get nurses "buy-in," and instead just start making changes without really relating the message to nurses.
There are manys studies that support decreased nurse turnover, increased nurse satisfaction etc. I wouldn't say patients necessarily look for a magnet hospital, but to be maget you have to prove that you have many great process (inlcuding patient satisfaction & safety) measures in place. Many of the requirements will fit right into the new healthcare laws and requirements. Also, I have noticed that many goverment funded healthcare programs are requireing evidence based practice so if you are not familiar with how to conduct an EBP project then you could loose funds for many needed healthcare programs that could not survive without additional funds from the government.
With change comes pain and growth, and its up to each individual to choose which one will affect them the most. Today nurses have to be lifelong learners due the constant change.
*** The irony of that is that Magnet hospitals have become the least desirable employers of last resort for lots of RNs, in particular my ICU, transport and ER friends.
Something is just brewing inside of me that needs to come out...
This primarily an emotional response but there's some logic and reason that gird it...
Try as I might, I just can't help myself...
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and I almost consider it a privilege to work there (though I'm an unabashed capitalist and unionist).
Congrats! You've managed to accomplish a lot.
I'm a nurse educator - with a large health care system. MSN is entry-level for nurse educators in my organization. BSN for unit-based education coordinators. All of my educators began at the unit level. They are required to become AHA instructors (BLS, ACLS, NRP, etc) in the programs appropriate to their clinical area. This is a great place to start. They also work with the educators to perform administrative functions to support education services such as data collection, skills checkoffs, content development (with SMEs or literature searches). They serve as super-preceptors, helping to coach and assist new preceptors as well as ensure that new nurses complete all their orientation 'stuff'.
If you're interested in new grad transition, there is very little that hasn't already been well-researched. Rather than reinvent the well-worn wheel, take a look at the NCSBN Transition to Practice model that has been underway for a few years. https://www.ncsbn.org/363.htm They have concluded the demonstration sites and will be coming out with final program recommendations soon. Frankly, I think that they are missing some components - such as awareness of regulatory impact on nursing practice (core measures, NPSGs, etc) but it is probably going to be adopted as a national standard.
Sorry, I can't really give you meaningful feedback. I'm just an ADN who has decided not to pursue further education, career work horse. But it is good to see you back around here!
Arrhythmias can develop at any age. You took a sensible first step in eliminating caffeine, and it appears now being evaluated appropriately. Good luck to you!
Education is usually the first heading on a resume.
Experience, is the second major heading. Underneath, listed each placed of employment with most recent place of employment listed first. Beneath each employer, you can list your specific job duties
Some people include a separate heading :"Related Experience" to encompass anything that is relevant but not tied to a specific job... like volunteer jobs, community service or elected offices. Others may put this as a sub-heading under Experience
Agree with PP - don't include school rotations as experience. It will come across as though you are trying to exaggerate your qualifications.
I think certifications are a great idea. You took the extra step to better yourself by obtaining that certification! You also gain more knowledge from preparing and in my opinion, knowledge is power. Most places also give you a little pay incentive for having a certification, too.
What are some examples that they felt you lack critical thinking skills? maybe we can help. How long have you been out of school?
Because what better way to feel superior than to come tell all of us what we're doing wrong?
I had always assumed it was for the free beer and sandwiches.
Oh! And let's not forget the medical assistants who politely come to warn us that they'll soon be replacing us, cause they basically do everything we do anyway.
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