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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: 4,588 (61% Liked) Likes: 8,475

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  • May 30

    Thank you, k011408. The interview was with two assistant managers of the unit since the nurse manage was not there on that day. Some standard question like: Tell me about yourself. What do you expect you are going to be in five years? I think one thing you have to convey is that you really like this hospital and you are going to stay really long after the residency program. They don't want to invest money and time on a person who won't stay long. Just my 2cents.

  • May 15

    I worked for a non-union hospital system as a nursing assistant while in school where none of the hospitals were union and the BSNs got paid more that those with a Diploma or ADN/ASN and they own some Diploma schools! They are very education/certification focused (tons of alphabet soup after names!) and 3 of their hospitals are Magnet with others on the Journey to become Magnet.

    I work for another hospital system in the same region as nurse where 2 of the hospitals are union (including mine), one of their non-union hospitals is Magnet and I'm not sure if any are on the Journey to become Magnet and the BSNs get paid more. My hospital is not focused enough on (real) education much at all. I am not sure when or how it started but now I'm curious and I will let you know!

    I do think that BSNs should get paid more for their additional schooling. I have a BS in Education and taught for a long time but unfortunately no other degrees are recognized but Nursing ones which is why I'm back in school for my BSN.

  • May 15

    This topic, is literally over four decades old.....not meaning to be rude, but this June, I will have been a RN, for 44 years....

    depends on market demographics

  • May 13

    Quote from lillian08
    HI,
    Statistics question. I am not great with Math, is Statistics going to be killer? What book is used for it? I'd like to get a head start if possible. Thanks!
    lillian
    I definitely recommend using the tutors online to verify your work in stats! I had done all the work, logged on, and had them check it and walk me through those questions I didn't quite understand. I ended up with an A in the class that way!

  • May 9

    Kahn Academy on youtube helped me a lot in stats. Watched the video on the topic. Then watch the video while completing my problems (stopped, restarted, paused, restarted, stopped, restarted a lot, lol). Then did the same thing for the next problem.

  • May 9

    Quote from lillian08
    Hey tokmom,
    thanks for the input! It seems like stats has gotten mixed reviews here.
    Probably matters who the Prof is..I know 2 that are sought after..1 shares the same name of a Wrestling super star,lol I had the other and she was fine..very helpful....youtibe videos..Even did the Excel portion of the homework for you..BUT you had to work for the grade......

  • May 8

    None of my employers even recognize it.

  • May 8

    Same as last year. An unstable cardiac in the hallway & shortstaffed.

  • May 2

    HI,
    Statistics question. I am not great with Math, is Statistics going to be killer? What book is used for it? I'd like to get a head start if possible. Thanks!
    lillian

  • Apr 30

    Hi all! happy to find this thread! I'm hoping to start the RN to BSN program next month and it's good to see so many of you completing it

  • Apr 25

    Quote from smusher83
    Okay this may be a stupid question but, What is an RN refresher course????
    If you have not worked a a RN in awhile..or have not meet the hours required to keep your license valid, then its back to school for a "refresher" Some are theory based and some are theory and clinicals. I am doing the theory part online...then 2 weekends of labs..then 4 weekends of working on a med-surg unit. Good times

  • Apr 25

    I like sharp things...

  • Apr 23

    I do know the VA pays a premium for education. BSN, MSN etc. I don’t think they view it as being a better nurse pay or doing more pay, but rather showing appreciation for furthering and paying for your own education in the form of compensation. If a manager looks over your resume and notes you have spent time on CEU’s even when not necessary and have been on committees, went the extra mile in educating yourself and have other skills, they may have a good stance for the pay increase.

  • Apr 21

    I took the exam (through AMSN) a while back, and I can definitely say with confidence that their exam is Level 10 in comparison with NCLEX. It was a bit harder IMO. I believe using floor experience would be more valuable. Good luck!

  • Apr 21

    It is amp 450 I've heard its easy. Pretty stoked as I'll be 35 weeks pregnant when that class starts and I've got really bad baby brain already lol


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