Latest Comments by FocusRN

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    It really depends on why you failed. Think back to most of your questions where they content, prioritization/delegation, critical thinking? If nothing really sticks out, are you a bad test taker?

    I passed my RN Nclex the first time, 75 questions, in about 30 minutes. This is what I did:
    -Hurst online for content if you need it and can afford it - I called it "Nursing school in one week" (if you don't need content pass on it)
    -Kaplan Strategies
    -LaCharity
    -Saunders- my strategy was to take the end of chapter test, if I scored over 70% I moved on to the next, under that I read the entire chapter.
    -Lots of question, pay for them if you want, but free would be just as good. You need to build up the mental stamina to answer questions and still be on your game.
    -Relax, because having anxiety won't help. repeat the affirmation "Nclex is apart of my past, I have already passed"
    -Jam to your favorite music the morning of the test, and on the way to the test center, it always put my in a really good place before taking exams.

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    Does anyone have experience in enrolling in the BSN program, and then switching to the MSN in your first term? I'm asking because the waiting period is to long to get into the RN-MSN, but the BSN is still doing monthly enrollment. When I asked enrollment, they were fuzzy. I got the feeling that it's possible, but they don't want you to do it.

    So, I'm just looking for anyone with first had experience.

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    Quote from kdunurse
    What the others have said. Often ADN or diploma nurses aren't eligible for non-acute nursing roles. The BSN is designed to prepare you for those. I'm surprised your counselor wasn't able to explain this to you clearly.
    Exactly. Most nurses wish ASN or Diploma nurses often find difficulty getting non acute positions. I also don't work in acute care, as I feel that I better serve in QI, management, and education (I've been told I'm the best in these roles, by many different clinicians and supervisors ). But I have an ASN. I know for a fact that it stopped me from getting a position a few months ago, that would have put me at a 100k salary (in the south). The director was exited, so was the team and recruiter, them she dropped the bomb that per the medical systems guidelines I had to either have a BSN, or 2 more years of experience in the specialty.

    If I would have gone through WGU 3 years ago like I had initially planned. that position and others, would have been mine for the choosing.

    And if you are going after an acute position, BSN prepared nurses are supposedly higher level thinkers, giving you an edge with those also. So yeah, it's a good thing.

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    They just got my last transcript. How long did your transcript eval take?

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    BrittanyMcGheeCole likes this.

    How many CU's are you required to complete?

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    BrittanyMcGheeCole likes this.

    I'm hoping to start on November 1st. Have you gotten everything in?

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    704RN2MSN likes this.

    I spoke to the BON, and according to the person that I spoke to, it has nothing to do with the WGU-NC curriculum plans, nor any clinical components. The UNCGA requires that all distance universities pay a fee, to serve NC students, and are trying to make WGU pay the fee. So, as per usual, it's about the money. Please feel free to call the BON and confirm, they can also give you the name and number of the person to call at the GA about this issue.

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    I actually left my last position because of the manager (crazy) although I really wanted to like her, and the company (cheap, cared nothing about patient care, and dangerous), oh and the administrator was a pathological liar, very scary.

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    Anyone? I need to give an answer ASAP, I want the job, but I need a benchmark to see if I am being compensated fairly.

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    I got an offer, and I wanted to get some insight on salary for staff educator or SDC in home health.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I got an offer, and I wanted to get some insight on salary for staff educator or SDC in home health.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Anyone? I have no idea and this is urgent. I have an offer.

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    Anyone? I have no idea and this is urgent.

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    How much could I expect to make as an RN Case Manager in Hospice in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area (or anywhere in NC) either hourly or salaried without any experience?


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