RunawayN 5,482 Views
Joined Apr 29, '10.
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Grad student loans carry a higher interest rate and the interest capitalizes from day one so I would use the money to pay as I go for the NP. Your other student loans probably have a lower interest rate and if subsidized the interest would not capitalize while you are in school with an approved deferment.
Also consider changing your withholding so you don't get such a large tax refund; you are simply giving the govt an interest free loan. Why not increase your take home pay and then use it to help pay all your bills now, not at the end of the year.
Depends on what certification. For me, I was looking into a wound care program which costs around 7k and there are other certification classes that have that high tuition. Of course, something like a Med Surg cert will cost only 400 dollars but I want to become certified in something where i might be able to expand my career
The second link. Just put in the hospital address and look at the score.
I'm not sure about the mental health score. You should ask your representative to see if you can work there
Magic eraser doesn't work, and the parts I tried it on are a lot duller/less shiny than before. I have the same issue, lemon lime stethoscope. It is COVERED in markings and discolouration. Ill just have to send it in and get new tubing. Nothing works
Id put it towards buying a foreclosure and fixing it up (i know it will be wayyyy more than $7,000, but its a start)
Everyone is going to NP school at the moment.
If you have 7k, from say, tax returns, would you use it to
-Pay off part of your 30k student loan
-get a specialty certificate such as WOCN
-Apply and enroll in NP school around 25k
What would you do?
I have the question from the cheap seats, I'm enrolling in a WOCN course for late spring/early summer and I'm hoping to get a job as a wound care nurse something by fall (hoping!!)
My question is that if I take the WOCN course, do I immediately have to sit for the WOCNCB exam? Or is it one of those things where I work as a WOCN first and then sit for it after a couple of years of experience?
Not that bad lol. I make 55k and some of my colleagues make 65k plus.
Well....not so good if you work at a university in Texas. However, the intangibles are amazing. Working with great people and holidays off and making a difference and having time to really get to know your participants is really great.
I'm thinking about getting into research as a nurse but I can't seem to find any concrete information on salary and how it compares to bedside.
So I wanted to ask everybody, how does your research salary compare to when you worked bedside?
I actually just finished the nurse corps nursing scholarship program.
If you have any questions, you can message me
(I like to ask my orientation buddy what they do when a pt complains of chest pain - I've had everything from getting an EKG/Troponin and trying SL nitro before calling the doc to calling right away).
By the way, that feeling is actually a good thing. It keeps you sharp and improving professionally. No chance of falling into a rut or taking shortcuts.
I just started traveling and I'm at my first new facility after working two years in a hospital in the south. While I only have a few years of experience under my belt, I feel completely brand new when entering this new hospital. I feel like I'm a new grad who knows how to nurse but hasn't adjusted to my unit's culture...
My question is that feeling always there, with every new assignment I take? How do you get use to it?
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