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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: 4,595 (61% Liked) Likes: 8,489

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jun 9

    Good advice, Flames! I emailed my papers to myself, just in case of a crash.

  • Jun 9

    Quote from rob4546
    Yes, and a PICOT question as well from Intro to Research. I have 16 articles but not sure that I will be able to use all of them. Thinking I need to come up with a couple more just to make sure I have enough.

    Over the Thanksgiving Holiday I am going into work and print out all the articles so I can have hard copies.
    Do you want to share your topic? I'm curious on what people choose.

    I was a hard copy person. I had pink stickers for the quant topics, and green for qualitative with 1-18 on them. It goal was a quick visual and numbering helped me keep them straight, lol. The hideous lit review was the worst. That sucker took me 10 hours. Everyone abandoned me except my cat. I think he kept me sane, yet annoyed me by flopping on my papers, lol.

  • Jun 7
  • May 28

    Quote from smusher83
    I just signed up for a 2 week break between classes. Planning a move from Hawaii to the mainland and I just don't have the time and energy for both school and all the headaches of moving across an ocean. So sad I have to push finishing farther away
    You'll get there soon! I wouldn't want to deal with a move and school either.


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