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Joined Nov 10, '07 - from 'Irving, TX, US'. sbfairy is a RN. Posts: 47 (47% Liked) Likes: 63

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  • May 18 '15

    Quote from SubSippi
    Nursing school tests should be given with a bunch of different dings and beeps going on in the background...and also with a phone ringing. And with someone standing right in front of you saying "Mama says she feels like she can't breathe."
    While wearing contact gowns, sterile gloves, and having someone standing outside the door trying to get your attention by calling your name over and over again.

  • May 18 '15

    Quote from SubSippi
    Nursing school tests should be given with a bunch of different dings and beeps going on in the background...and also with a phone ringing. And with someone standing right in front of you saying "Mama says she feels like she can't breathe."
    And you MUST ask "Who is Mama?" and deal with the family's wrath or else you fail that part of the test.

  • May 18 '15

    Quote from blondy2061h
    When she finds the distraction free environment to work in I'll be interested in joining her.
    Nursing school tests should be given with a bunch of different dings and beeps going on in the background...and also with a phone ringing. And with someone standing right in front of you saying "Mama says she feels like she can't breathe."

  • May 18 '15

    When she finds the distraction free environment to work in I'll be interested in joining her.

  • May 18 '15

    I know you're looking for congratulations, but, I can't help but think if you'd put as much time into doing the work required to pass the classes in the first place (or time spent thinking your BSN degree is somehow going to make you a MUCH better nurse than a peon ADN) as you did into writing your appeal and dissing a huge population of great nurses, you wouldn't have had to make such a humblebrag post

  • May 18 '15
  • Jul 6 '14

    Quote from mariah96
    Thank you for giving me a realistic financial frame! Maybe after becoming a nurse and talking to realtors, I'll find an affordable cheaper house that comes close to the style of house I'm looking for (A house built in 2004 sounds perfect). I really didn't know in any means how much I would be able to afford as a nurse and that helped a lot! Thank you!
    I think you need to do a little more research. First of all a house in Florence Alabama is not the same house for the money in Mobile Bear in mind you NEVER want to be house poor. First homes should be one that you build equity in and are in a neighborhood that offers a good education for your children.

    While you are wanting to be a nurse...nursing school are very competitive right now....and expensive. Most facilities are hiring only BSN new grads and the "median salaries" are a combination of the highest to the lowest paid in a specific area and are by NO MEANS an indication of what you will make as a new grad.

    There is NO NURSING shortage right now. Most areas in Alabama have a surplus according to job density data keep in mind again that the salary shown are MEDIAN salaries and NOT reflective of a new grads pay Nurses Schools, Salaries, and Job Data
    Alabama

    City and Area Median Salary Employees Job Density
    Anniston $55,000 970 +20%
    Birmingham $60,000 14,710 +47%
    Decatur $51,000 980 +2%
    Dothan $56,000 1,750 +65%
    Florence $53,000 1,370 +46%
    Gadsden $55,000 980 +63%
    Huntsville $58,000 4,180 +2%
    Mobile $56,000 4,990 +44%
    Montgomery $61,000 3,170 -1%
    Tuscaloosa $59,000 2,240 +32
    Based on your numbers a house that is $370,000.00 WITH A $20,000.00 down payment and an interest rate of 3.2% will have a payment of $2240,00/month for 30 years. Student loans of $30,000.00 for 20 years are about $300.00/month.

    That is a a lot of cash. IF you can find a job out of school right away.

    While it is great to dream....reality is a tough pill to swallow.

    Be cautious of student debt ans getting in over your head.

  • Jul 6 '14

    I have recently had a lot of positive UDS pts, and the excuses I hear as to why they are positive simply blow my mind! Anyone have any good stories? I'll start with my favorites.....

    + marijuana: I was trapped in a car with 10 other people smoking and the windows were broken
    +methamphetamine: I don't use it, I just cook it, and usually not at my own house
    +cocaine: I was asleep, and my boyfriend blew it up my nose. The 2 gay men that live next to me put cocaine in their air vents, and it must have got into my apartment.
    **my all-time favorite: well, of course my wife is positive for cocaine, you have no idea how many cokes she drinks everyday**
    Anyone else???

  • Jul 6 '14

    Quote from classicdame
    the writing is on the wall - if you want to work you need the credentials. There is no way you can lose with having more education. For instance, we used to have LVN's in the hospital where I work. We are down to 2, and they retire soon. Another hospital in town laid off ALL LVN's recently. So those who failed to advance their education are now out of work. Sign of the times.
    That simply isn't true. You can have more debt and make the same money doing the same job. That's losing.

  • Jul 6 '14

    I am so glad I don't have a dog in this fight. I originally had an ADN, but I also had a bachelor's degree in another field. I found the RN to BSN classes to be basically silly, stupid, and nowhere near worth the tuition expense. I learned FAR more in the ADN program, and the requirements to get into my ADN program were FAR more stringent, than the BSN. I agree hospitals would be shooting themselves in the foot if they expect seasoned ADN nurses to go back to school. Tons of nurses have education in other fields, and I can say my business and accounting degrees were far harder than the BSN ever thought about being. I simply can't see how the almighty BSN is so important. The newer nurses I work with, who have a BSN, don't have skills to do much with. All the theory in the world won't help you if you can't perform on the job.

  • Jun 19 '14

    Carys... It's the facilities deal, not UTA's... there is at least one partnered hospital that will only allow the students to do their clinicals there if they are also employees... I believe it is because they are paying for their employees' degree. I didn't fall into that category, so I didn't try to get more info, but luckily that wasn't the norm, but rather the exception. However, it does affect the selection process some when it comes to accepting students into the program. But, as I can attest, it wasn't a deal breaker. There are other ways you can make yourself more competitive when applying. It is an extremely competitive program to get into, but tuition at UTA is worlds better than other places where it might be easier to get accepted to (**cough**cough**WestCoastUniversity**cough**).

    Don

  • Jun 23 '13

    HR is probably bogged down. I'd find out the unit manager's email address and send off a nice email about how you enjoyed your clinical experiences on that nursing unit and wanted to work there. Include in there that you have already applied for the position. Email is generally better received than phone calls or showing up in person.



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