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  • Jul 24

    The relationship might not work out. The job might not work out. Live in the moment, go for it.

  • Jul 23

    Quote from roser13
    DO NOT lecture me on the future of nursing. You are not a nurse, no matter your aspirations. You have no authority or real world experience from which to have a opinion, let alone to lecture me.
    So she can't have an opinion of the future of nursing because she isn't a nurse and has no real world experience but you are qualified to talk about her future as an NP without any real world experience as an NP.

    Didn't you just post about how this is the Internet and everyone has their right to an opinion?

  • Jul 23

    Quote from rock hopper
    Hey guys..I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on accelerated BSN/MSN...

    I have a BS in Psychology from a state university. I worked for a few years after college and didn't know what I wanted to do..had a terrible back injury with multiple herniated discs that has caused me to have to drop a few classes during 2 semesters and effected my grades in other courses. Maybe a poor choice by me to begin with but i digress..My GPA is a 2.7 but the last 90 or so hours has been around a 3.5.

    I am working in the ER as a scribe and have been since May. I plan on taking the last of prereq's this fall and applying in dec-jan timeframe. I guess i'm getting really nervous as my GPA is not high and I keep hearing that so many people get rejected from accelerated nursing programs it's not funny..I fit the type of person who needs to prove that I can do the work because my GPA doesn't reflect it. My extracurricular portfolio is outstanding, although I have little HCE.

    I'm really worried that I won't get accepted to a single school, even though I plan to apply to about 30 schools. Do you guys know of any schools that accept lower GPA or would be a private school that would accept as long as I met the requirements? Be it BSN or MSN..i don't care as long as they would be willing to give me a shot.


    Thank you in advance
    Work hard on your prereqs and get straight As, prove to admission panels that you are a more mature and decimated student now than you were.

    I can't urge strongly enough that you stop thinking about casting a wide net and settling for whatever takes you. You are considering a big investment in a future career and you should build as strong of a foundation as you can.

  • Jul 23

    Quote from msufan3710
    Not my job to support your unfounded claim. What I found when I have done searches is that NP and MD outcomes are statistically similar. So, how about you put your research to the task. If you want to make a serious claim, let's see what supporting evidence you have.
    The article was already posted.

    Stanik-Hutt, J., Newhouse, R. P., White, K. M., Johantgen, M., Bass, E. B., Zangaro, G., ... & Weiner, J. P. (2013). The quality and effectiveness of care provided by nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9(8), 492-500.


    Also a 2015 update.

    Swan, M., Ferguson, S., Chang, A., Larson, E., & Smaldone, A. (2015). Quality of primary care by advanced practice nurses: a systematic review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, mzv054.

  • Jul 23

    Quote from roser13
    I continue to be amazed by the number of folks who want to *be* a nurse without actually, you know, *being* a nurse.
    And what is "being a nurse"? Nurses fill many roles from bedside roles to advanced practice roles to administrative roles. The OP never mentioned not wanting to "be a nurse" just not wanting to be at the bedside for her career. Is it really that amazing that there are people interested in the myraid of other roles in nursing?

  • Jul 22

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    It was supported and backed by grants and funding mostly from the AACN. If you can't figure out how they benefited from the pre-determined and paid for results, then I know you're going to be in trouble when your organization downsizes. I presented the facts from the lie itself which you chose to ignore because you and your like-minded associates knew it was the truth. Just a couple to remind you: the data pool for the study on BSN staffing and mortality rates was used for an earlier study about staffing levels and mortality. The information was just copied onto another template for the BSN study. The authors then said they would simply factor out the results from first study for the subsequent study. It wasn't even an original study. They only applied data that was first manipulated 133 times (according to the authors’ own admission) to hypothetical situations, not real conditions. They ran the data through a logistical regression model to see what might happen in a hospital if it had a 10% increase of BSN nurses. They did not even attempt to compare the relative levels of RN education in real hospital situations; which is supposed to be the reason for the study in the first place. Just those two facts alone render the fabrication (I won't even call it a study anymore because there was nothing scientific about it) worthless. And above I've shown that JAMA is not the scientific trust-worthy organization they were held out to be. You can continue to be venal and ignore the facts in front of your face. I know your wife has worked for a college and your probably still getting some kind of tuition reimbursement through some school affiliation. I still remember three years ago when you were bragging in a smug way about whether to go for a doctorate in psychology or the DNP. You did so because you knew you wouldn't have to pay the full tuition. That was on a different thread. I never cared about your opinions. I care about the plights of real working nurses and patients and getting the truth in front of them. These are the nurses in their 40ss and 50s who have demonstrated expertise along with certifications in specialty areas of nursing who are being told by idiot nurse managers and administrators that they must go and spend $15,000 to $20,000 to write APA papers on nursing theory so a bunch of portly middle-aged nurses in academia and on boards can have positions till they retire. The BSN deception is unraveling on it's own as most lies do. Myself and others are just expediting the process.
    It was funded almost entirely by a grant from the NINR which is a division of the NIH with additional funding from the RWJF.

    They used extant survey data, what's the problem with that? Hundreds of studies a year use data from surveys like the NAHANES. That means nothing for validity of a study. Again, take some classes so you can understand.

    I don't think you really have any understanding what "manipulation" means in the context you are using it. Of course data is controlled for other factors. It has to be in order to study a single variable. And you are talking about an entirely different study with the 10% model.

    I have no idea what you mean about "real" versus "hypothetical" hospital situations. It doesn't make any sense.

    JAMA is one of the most trusted scientific journals in the world. If you don't like the results then please keep ready your conspiracy theory blogs. Just don't cite them here as "evidence".

    You insult others education because our haven't finished anything on your own. You can continue to call names and dismiss others but the vast majority of others here have invested in themselves and have accomplished that which I am sure deep down you wish you had.

    And to be very clear, my wife works in an undergrad institution that does not have a nursing program and in no way involves my education. I worked for or paid for all of my education. Just like you should have. It's never too late.

  • Jul 22

    It's never just one thing at a time!

  • Jul 22

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    It was supported and backed by grants and funding mostly from the AACN. If you can't figure out how they benefited from the pre-determined and paid for results, then I know you're going to be in trouble when your organization downsizes. I presented the facts from the lie itself which you chose to ignore because you and your like-minded associates knew it was the truth. Just a couple to remind you: the data pool for the study on BSN staffing and mortality rates was used for an earlier study about staffing levels and mortality. The information was just copied onto another template for the BSN study. The authors then said they would simply factor out the results from first study for the subsequent study. It wasn't even an original study. They only applied data that was first manipulated 133 times (according to the authors’ own admission) to hypothetical situations, not real conditions. They ran the data through a logistical regression model to see what might happen in a hospital if it had a 10% increase of BSN nurses. They did not even attempt to compare the relative levels of RN education in real hospital situations; which is supposed to be the reason for the study in the first place. Just those two facts alone render the fabrication (I won't even call it a study anymore because there was nothing scientific about it) worthless. And above I've shown that JAMA is not the scientific trust-worthy organization they were held out to be. You can continue to be venal and ignore the facts in front of your face. I know your wife has worked for a college and your probably still getting some kind of tuition reimbursement through some school affiliation. I still remember three years ago when you were bragging in a smug way about whether to go for a doctorate in psychology or the DNP. You did so because you knew you wouldn't have to pay the full tuition. That was on a different thread. I never cared about your opinions. I care about the plights of real working nurses and patients and getting the truth in front of them. These are the nurses in their 40ss and 50s who have demonstrated expertise along with certifications in specialty areas of nursing who are being told by idiot nurse managers and administrators that they must go and spend $15,000 to $20,000 to write APA papers on nursing theory so a bunch of portly middle-aged nurses in academia and on boards can have positions till they retire. The BSN deception is unraveling on it's own as most lies do. Myself and others are just expediting the process.
    It was funded almost entirely by a grant from the NINR which is a division of the NIH with additional funding from the RWJF.

    They used extant survey data, what's the problem with that? Hundreds of studies a year use data from surveys like the NAHANES. That means nothing for validity of a study. Again, take some classes so you can understand.

    I don't think you really have any understanding what "manipulation" means in the context you are using it. Of course data is controlled for other factors. It has to be in order to study a single variable. And you are talking about an entirely different study with the 10% model.

    I have no idea what you mean about "real" versus "hypothetical" hospital situations. It doesn't make any sense.

    JAMA is one of the most trusted scientific journals in the world. If you don't like the results then please keep ready your conspiracy theory blogs. Just don't cite them here as "evidence".

    You insult others education because our haven't finished anything on your own. You can continue to call names and dismiss others but the vast majority of others here have invested in themselves and have accomplished that which I am sure deep down you wish you had.

    And to be very clear, my wife works in an undergrad institution that does not have a nursing program and in no way involves my education. I worked for or paid for all of my education. Just like you should have. It's never too late.

  • Jul 22

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    It was supported and backed by grants and funding mostly from the AACN. If you can't figure out how they benefited from the pre-determined and paid for results, then I know you're going to be in trouble when your organization downsizes. I presented the facts from the lie itself which you chose to ignore because you and your like-minded associates knew it was the truth. Just a couple to remind you: the data pool for the study on BSN staffing and mortality rates was used for an earlier study about staffing levels and mortality. The information was just copied onto another template for the BSN study. The authors then said they would simply factor out the results from first study for the subsequent study. It wasn't even an original study. They only applied data that was first manipulated 133 times (according to the authors’ own admission) to hypothetical situations, not real conditions. They ran the data through a logistical regression model to see what might happen in a hospital if it had a 10% increase of BSN nurses. They did not even attempt to compare the relative levels of RN education in real hospital situations; which is supposed to be the reason for the study in the first place. Just those two facts alone render the fabrication (I won't even call it a study anymore because there was nothing scientific about it) worthless. And above I've shown that JAMA is not the scientific trust-worthy organization they were held out to be. You can continue to be venal and ignore the facts in front of your face. I know your wife has worked for a college and your probably still getting some kind of tuition reimbursement through some school affiliation. I still remember three years ago when you were bragging in a smug way about whether to go for a doctorate in psychology or the DNP. You did so because you knew you wouldn't have to pay the full tuition. That was on a different thread. I never cared about your opinions. I care about the plights of real working nurses and patients and getting the truth in front of them. These are the nurses in their 40ss and 50s who have demonstrated expertise along with certifications in specialty areas of nursing who are being told by idiot nurse managers and administrators that they must go and spend $15,000 to $20,000 to write APA papers on nursing theory so a bunch of portly middle-aged nurses in academia and on boards can have positions till they retire. The BSN deception is unraveling on it's own as most lies do. Myself and others are just expediting the process.
    It was funded almost entirely by a grant from the NINR which is a division of the NIH with additional funding from the RWJF.

    They used extant survey data, what's the problem with that? Hundreds of studies a year use data from surveys like the NAHANES. That means nothing for validity of a study. Again, take some classes so you can understand.

    I don't think you really have any understanding what "manipulation" means in the context you are using it. Of course data is controlled for other factors. It has to be in order to study a single variable. And you are talking about an entirely different study with the 10% model.

    I have no idea what you mean about "real" versus "hypothetical" hospital situations. It doesn't make any sense.

    JAMA is one of the most trusted scientific journals in the world. If you don't like the results then please keep ready your conspiracy theory blogs. Just don't cite them here as "evidence".

    You insult others education because our haven't finished anything on your own. You can continue to call names and dismiss others but the vast majority of others here have invested in themselves and have accomplished that which I am sure deep down you wish you had.

    And to be very clear, my wife works in an undergrad institution that does not have a nursing program and in no way involves my education. I worked for or paid for all of my education. Just like you should have. It's never too late.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    The Aiken and report and everything related to it were just promotional pieces backed and funded by the very institutions that stood to benefit. No amount of academic BS jargon will change that fact. That researcher hit the nail on the head with his critique and people like you can't stand that. Again, I'll do what I must. And you're right; the same phony data was laundered and recycled to be used again in many other unscientific printings that would have made P.T. Barnum proud.
    Who do you think funded the Akien study? And how exactly do they benefit from the results?

    Again, there is you and your ranting on one side and the full breadth of the extant scientific data on the other side.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    The conclusion that BSNs save more lives and are better nurses is an outright deception. Anyone who believes this this deception should also believe that someone with a doctorate in nursing would provide the ultimate in patient care.
    Again, cite some legitimate sources (not blogs or forum posts or opinion pieces). If you are so passionate about this, why not invest in some research classes so you could better understand what you are talking about.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    The conclusion that BSNs save more lives and are better nurses is an outright deception. Anyone who believes this this deception should also believe that someone with a doctorate in nursing would provide the ultimate in patient care.
    Again, cite some legitimate sources (not blogs or forum posts or opinion pieces). If you are so passionate about this, why not invest in some research classes so you could better understand what you are talking about.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    The Aiken and report and everything related to it were just promotional pieces backed and funded by the very institutions that stood to benefit. No amount of academic BS jargon will change that fact. That researcher hit the nail on the head with his critique and people like you can't stand that. Again, I'll do what I must. And you're right; the same phony data was laundered and recycled to be used again in many other unscientific printings that would have made P.T. Barnum proud.
    Who do you think funded the Akien study? And how exactly do they benefit from the results?

    Again, there is you and your ranting on one side and the full breadth of the extant scientific data on the other side.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from avengingspirit1
    I had you pegged three years ago; someone who they them-self or spouse works for academia and someone who didn't have to pay for their higher education.
    I actually paid quite a bit, probably more than you did for your education. It was by no means "free".

    You can make as many personal attacks as you'd like, but it doesn't change the fact that on one side is a plethora of scientific evidence and on the other side is you and your anecdotes.

    Calling the full scope of scientific data a "lie" because it doesn't support your agenda does not make it true. You cited a forum post as your evidence. That forum post addressed concerns about a single study; those concerns noted are conjecture, they are not substantiated. This data has been replicated more than a dozen times both nationally and internationally and published in major peer-reviewed publications. The OP of that post went on, in 2007, to say "this flawed and un-reproducible study is worthless" yet it has been reproduced more than a dozen times by different authors in different countries using different designs.

  • Jul 21

    Let's let this get back to the original topic. And let other people weigh in on the OPs initial question rather than the sludge that has developed.


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