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    I know there is lots of info. on this subject and I've seen lots of it. What I was looking for was more specific situations on a personal career level rather than the general info. I should've been more specific for what I was looking for. I know there isn't much difference in the pay. Does anyone have a specific instance such as "I got this great position over someone else because I had BSN" - or "I only have my ADN and I was hired over someone else who had a BSN" - or "Having a BSN has helped me in my career because ..." or any other situations on a more personal level that would give me some insight. Thanks!

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    Hi- I am graduating from an ADN program in May and will be a new grad. nurse. I am considering pursuing my BSN degree. I have gotten mixed opinions from nurses out there. Some say there are not alot of benefits ar advantages of having a BSN degree vs. just and ADN while others say it is well worthwhile. Does anyone have any specific experiences how a BSN has helped their career? Any advice or opinions on this? THANKS

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    Hi- I will be a new ADN graduate in May. I am very excited to begin my nursing career, but I am terrified at the same time. There are many times in clinicals that I feel inadequate and like I don't know half of the things I should know. I find myself second-guessing my skills and I just don't have the confidence I think I should have. Is there anyone else out there who felt the same way? Will my skills and confidence really come with experience once I begin working?

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    Hi- I am an almost new ADN grad and I'm planning on taking boards in June. I know there are lots of programs out there to help study for NCLEX and I'm wondering if anyone has heard about ERI (Educational Resources, Inc.) My ADN program has made this a mandatory thing for 2nd year students. We even have to pay the fee for ERI the course with our tuition! I've been looking at bulletin boards on the net and it seems the consensus is that Kaplan is the best. I'm wondering if anyone ever used ERI, and how it was? I would've liked to use Kaplan instead, but since I've already paid the fees for ERI- I don't want to spend more $$ for Kaplan. Any insight would be very much appreciated!!

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    I am a student nurse,and I've had a few situations with isolation precautions and doctors that concern me. 1st situation was a 11 yr. old ped. pt. with osteosarcoma with mets to the chest wall. He had had finished chemo/radiation 1 week ago and was now admitted for fever unknown orgin. Labs showed WBC .4, Platelets 5, etc.. Of course this pt. was on isolation. When the Dr. came in he didn't even wash his hands- NO gown, NO gloves. As a student nurse- I felt this dr. was jeopardizing this pt. and didn't know how to handle the situation, so I said nothing. Now, today I had a pt. with MRSA and Psuedamonas on isolation. A surgeon came in for a quick consult and he did gown/glove, but after he finished with the pt. he asked me (a student nurse) how he was suppossed to take his gown/gloves off and wash his hands without contaminating things! I wanted to ask him- what are you going to do when you do surgery on this pt. in 2 days?!? Any comments/suggestions on this kind of a scenario?

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    Hi- I am an ADN student who will graduate in May!!!:hatparty: I am on the committee to select a theme for the "pinning ceremony". Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? What are some themes other ADN programs have used?
    THANKS!

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    HI- I am a student nurse who will graduate with my ADN in May. I have just finished an OB rotation and I loved it. I have decided that this is the direction I would like to focus on in my nursing career. I am wondering if I should work as a med/surg nurse for a year or so and then move on to OB - or should I try to find a position in OB as a new grad? Any suggestions?



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