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Joined Aug 20, '09 - from 'Somewhere in the USA'. tokmom is a CMSRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff'. Posts: 4,602 (61% Liked) Likes: 8,494

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  • Jul 26

    Tok= Tons Of Kids. I have 7 of them.

  • Jul 11

    Quote from howlee
    I am currently a student at GCU and starting my 3rd class. The last few months have been extremely rough. The amount of articles and chapters in the book to read is over whelming with a paper due almost every week. Two group project were terrible with me spending my weekend doing the work for others who did not participate. The discussion questions are very involved and ask multiple question. My post are not Substantive when they are several sentences long (with comments and questions) but students with a short two line note of agreement get a medal. Each teacher wants something different. Are all programs like this? I'm not sure I should keep going! Does it get any better?
    There seems to be a steep learning curve for some through the 3rd class. After that, a person seems to find their sweet spot and be ok.
    As for all that reading? I didn't read every last word. Skim and focus when needed.
    Don't over think those DQ. Don't write a book. I could answer many of those in a paragraph.
    Are you getting full points and contributing appropriately? If the answer is yes, then you are good.

    The group is a killer. You will consistently get those that don't have a freaking clue, and others that are strong. I signed up and took the lead, because I'm OCD like that, as was a friend.

    Is there someone you can buddy up with? I found someone here on AN and we went through the program together. She is from Ill. and I'm from WA, but we made it work. It also took a lot of the pressure off in group assignments, because we had each other.

  • Jul 8

    And if anyone needs an incentive to get through this program, check this out...

    Attachment 14241

  • Jul 3

    Flames said it beautifully! Pick a topic you like and your articles before the class starts. I didn't take the class until April (?) and I had my topic and articles in December. I printed them out and then put colored dots on them to show Qual, Quant and general articles. I also highlighted important parts I wanted to mention. By the time April came around, I was very familiar with them.

  • Jul 2

    We scan our meds and our charting is computerized. It documents when we pass meds and do notes, so no hiding anything.

  • Jun 20

    Someone mentioned unionized hospitals having the same contract language. That is not necessarily true. You can always check your union website and look at other contracts. You most likely will find similar language throughout, but for the most part, your contract is individualized to your hospital.
    What nurses need to realize is your union works for you. My union seems to understand that, and we have pushed our agenda on the table even though the union didn't fully back it.

  • Jun 20

    Before you blame the union, remember that management is the one that also drives the contract as well as your FELLOW NURSES. Yep, that is right. If you don't like what your contract says, then get on the negotiation team and change it.

  • Jun 17

    Before you blame the union, remember that management is the one that also drives the contract as well as your FELLOW NURSES. Yep, that is right. If you don't like what your contract says, then get on the negotiation team and change it.

  • Jun 15
  • Jun 14

    Someone mentioned unionized hospitals having the same contract language. That is not necessarily true. You can always check your union website and look at other contracts. You most likely will find similar language throughout, but for the most part, your contract is individualized to your hospital.
    What nurses need to realize is your union works for you. My union seems to understand that, and we have pushed our agenda on the table even though the union didn't fully back it.

  • Jun 14

    Before you blame the union, remember that management is the one that also drives the contract as well as your FELLOW NURSES. Yep, that is right. If you don't like what your contract says, then get on the negotiation team and change it.

  • Jun 14

    Before you blame the union, remember that management is the one that also drives the contract as well as your FELLOW NURSES. Yep, that is right. If you don't like what your contract says, then get on the negotiation team and change it.

  • Jun 13

    Someone mentioned unionized hospitals having the same contract language. That is not necessarily true. You can always check your union website and look at other contracts. You most likely will find similar language throughout, but for the most part, your contract is individualized to your hospital.
    What nurses need to realize is your union works for you. My union seems to understand that, and we have pushed our agenda on the table even though the union didn't fully back it.

  • Jun 13

    Before you blame the union, remember that management is the one that also drives the contract as well as your FELLOW NURSES. Yep, that is right. If you don't like what your contract says, then get on the negotiation team and change it.

  • Jun 13

    Quote from mrphil79
    When I hear Grand Canyon University, I automatically think "EXPENSIVE!"

    I have a BS in psych from a small state school that offered an online program.
    I have a friend who was working toward a psych degree at GCU at the same time.
    I paid around $180 a credit for my degree.
    She paid almost $480 a credit.

    Was her degree worth almost $40,000 more than mine?
    Nope.
    Not by a long shot.

    I really don't get why people look at these phenomenally expensive schools and get drawn in and ignore the price - when there are SO MANY schools that have an accredited RN-BSN for around $200 a credit:
    Fort Hays State University - $194 per credit.
    Minot State University - $211 per credit.
    Western Governors - about $3000 for as many classes as you can cram in in 6 months.
    GCU - $470 per credit.

    GCU wouldn't even crack the top 25 of schools I would want to even look at - based on their insane tuition alone.
    I didn't even pay close to that with tuition reimbursement, and grants. I echo what Flames said. This program worked for me. I wanted an online Christian school with an actual ground campus. My choice.
    I'm glad you are happy with your results, just as much as I am with mine.


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