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    Has anyone heard anything about ashworth university?? I know of a previous supervisor that I worked with that is taking classes through them but I dont know of anyone else going that route? And she is doing her masters.

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    Hi all, I am wondering if you took classes through any of those sites I see listed such as the pre-req's and such, what if you took a few classes like the nurs 102, 104 (online) etc.. and then decided to get into a school, would you have to take those classes again or would it count?? Provided they are transferrable. Just curious.

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    Hi all, as I am reading around this thread I cant help but to wonder if I was reading the right information on the CA BRN website, I thought they would accept an EC grad provided they have the right amount experience to meet the "standarrs" of the CA brn.... and now from what I am reading, it seems like its their call.  What if you were an EC grad with the ADN and then went on to get a bsn through a "traditonal" or "accepted" school, would you have a probelm then with the CA brn?

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    Hi all, as I am reading around this thread I cant help but to wonder if I was reading the right information on the CA BRN website, I thought they would accept an EC grad provided they have the right amount experience to meet the "standarrs" of the CA brn.... and now from what I am reading, it seems like its their call. What if you were an EC grad with the ADN and then went on to get a bsn through a "traditonal" or "accepted" school, would you have a probelm then with the CA brn?

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    Hi I had another question. If you got an ADN degree from excelsior, and went to another school for a BSN, would CA have a problem with it? Wouldnt the school you recvd the BSN count more than it would count for Excelsior

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    Hi All, I am currently living in CA, I looked at the CA BRN carefully and if I read right, CA will take graduates of Excelsior, provided they have the required amount of clinical practice to meet the CA BRN's standards. Also, if I read right, one might have to take the NCLEX again. I could have read it wrong but I read it multiple times but I want to make sure. I emailed the CA BRN to see what answer they give me. Does anyone have any information to share?

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    Hi all, Well since I started reading here and some other websites, I got to work. I wrote complaint letters to numerous places. I got resolution and a cancellation letter from TCN. As the letters states, I am now waiting for a "Release and Settlement agreement". I think now they are willing to grant refunds and cancellations due to the meeting in CA. And to think, I had more letters to mail. I am glad to be almost free of the The College Network. In most of the letters I wrote, I included the fact about the meeting and the website in which the meeting minutes can be viewed. I also included copies of my contract, where it was pointed out to me on the back regarding refunds and breach of contract. Almost free.

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    Quote from 240zRN
    I heard, from a non-official source, that unlike the custody side where options for relocation are by county first, medical staff options will open throughout the state and bypass the inter-county phase.

    To answer your question, it is correct that if you are still needed (and have limited term status) you will remain an active employee but you are not safe from a senior RN bumping you for your position number. The main difference between limited term employees and perm employees is that we (limited terms) are not eligible for lateral transfer in the traditional reinstatement sense. Luckily for me I work in one of the least desirable locations and we are currently short staffed, however I have seen strong officer transfer movement lately (guys from all over the state came to work here) so I don't underestimate a person's ability to relocate to keep their job. Its a tough job market out there and it isn't exactly easy to go from a prison to the hospital so many nurses who get layed off will not have other choices than to cling onto their state options.
    Hello, from what it seems, its almost like they arent laying off nurses. I looked at an overage/underage report on lifeline and it seems like there are openings at alot of the prisons. At the prison where I am, they are srill hiring nurses. Lets hope for the best

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    Quote from missnurse01
    college network does not grant degrees. they are a publishing company-they put out study guides. The school they do this for is Excelsior, which you can not go thru living in Cali- Ca BON does not recognize this school as meeting all of the CA requirements.

    I do not know any of the other programs you spoke about, hopefully other's will chime in.

    In cali I believe you have to go to a brick and mortar school to do a bridge program if you are already a LVN.

    good luck
    Also check the other threads where cali people are talking about it

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    Quote from missnurse01
    college network does not grant degrees. they are a publishing company-they put out study guides. The school they do this for is Excelsior, which you can not go thru living in Cali- Ca BON does not recognize this school as meeting all of the CA requirements.

    I do not know any of the other programs you spoke about, hopefully other's will chime in.

    In cali I believe you have to go to a brick and mortar school to do a bridge program if you are already a LVN.

    good luck
    Well with the college network they are also in partnership with indiana state univ, which dealt with cali, sonoma state univ is where the clinicals are connected and actually indiana state univ also gives cali residents in their in state tuition rates.... Check the isu website and fyi there are multiple lvns that went through the college network/isu program as well as people that lost money also, so no you do not have to go to a brick and mortar school.

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    I have been reading about calif/isu. I plan to file complaints to get my money back. If the program has ended. What good is the college network in california? I read all around and found my contract and now I have something to use. I also saw that info on the calif brn website. I also noticed somewhere that isu wont be accepting anymore calif students so pretty much this means that sonoma state univ is done too because of the isu/college network/sonoma state univ partnership is ended?

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    Hi All, I am curious to know whether a degree that was done online, would it show that it was online?? Would anyone know that you did it online??

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    I work in prisons now and the correctional staff dont have a right to know what imates are taking, that is HIPPAA, at least in CA, we dont discuss mediactions, illness, or anything when we are asked. We tell them straight, that we are not obligated to give them that info. Now will we do it if its something contagious?? We wont divulge, but we make sure the officers wear whatever protective equipment they need to wear, such as masks, gloves etc... As for mouth checks, we do it and the officers do it if we think there is a problem but those inmates, are going to "cheek" meds if they are going to do it. I have seen inmates get busted with crushed T-3's, handfuls of it.... and they are made to show us empty cups and all but he still managed to get a handful. Inmates will swallow and bring it back up.

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    I work in prison and as for chest pains, I have to say that some fake it to get out to the hospital etc (some inmates ahve told me they would fake chest pains becasue they dont get what they want but there will be one that you think is faking and it turns out to be real) ... But I think that the vital signs give clues too. Use your judgement and intuition. and cover your self. If in doubt, send them to your "emergency area", better safe than sorry. This is just from my own experience and I have been dealing with jails and prisons for over 4 years now.

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    I have worked in corrections for the last 4 years in florida and cali, its different state to state, in Fl, they arent pro-inmate, in cali, they are... the prisons in cali are like resorts. I love it though. You just have to find your niche in nursing. Your typical day could be easy and it could be hard. No two days are alike. Prison and Jail is very unpredictable, you just never know how your day is going to go. I say, try it and see if youlike it but one thing I will say to you is.... If your're scared, dont let on, inmates smell this miles away but if you decide to do it then once the imates know not to play with you, they will respect you. They treat you exactly how you treat them. If you have good officers then its good. As for meds, this will vary no matter where you go. I work in Cali now and I handle 3 bldgs plus diabetics and I am done with one bldg in about 25mins, but that takes practice though. Oh yeah, your coworkers matter too. If you have good coworkers, then your day is usually smooth. but if theyre selfish and lazy and you will be on your own. But its all good.


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