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Joined Jun 6, '12 - from 'Minneapolis, MN'. MrsStudentNurse is a Nursing Student/C.N.A.. She has '5' year(s) of experience. Posts: 294 (21% Liked) Likes: 89

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  • Aug 4 '14

    I feel like it would be easier and less stressful to stay with the Metro State path. We are all guaranteed entrance into the BSN program so why stress and apply elsewhere? My brother and a few of my friends have all graduated from Metro with Bachelor degrees and they all loved it. Im not too worried about it. The thing Im worried about is trying to keep my student loans as low as possible through the next six semesters of nursing school

  • Aug 4 '14

    Good point! I hadn't thought of that part.

    I was told that we will need to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum while at Metro. I don't see that in anything posted online, but I did ask my advisor about it. The generals are obviously cheaper at the cc, so it might be a good idea to get all those (and stats) out of the way.

  • Jul 29 '14

    Would anyone post in it?

    I looked forward to being a nurse for so long....my second thoughts aren't because of nurses eating their own (I have never seen that!) or hours or mean docs (haven't seen that either)... it is because the only conservatives I have met are my fellow military vets.

    The vast majority of nurses I have met (or been attacked by) have been liberals who treat me like I am insane because I am a conservative! Wow!

    So....out of curiousity, how many conservatives are on this board???

  • Jul 21 '14

    Im attending Anoka in the Fall…they haven't really said anything to us about Metro's part of it. I received my acceptance letter to Metro and was a bit confused. WHen I met with a councilor at IHCC when I was applying, she told me that Metro's part was all online with the option of having in class time. I was planning on taking my NCLEX right away in December/January before BSN classes start. Does anyone else have more information on Metro???? and Who else is taking the NCLEX right away?????

  • Jul 21 '14

    I can't speak about Metro State in particular, but having gone to other schools, I'm pretty sure that pretty much all schools create similar frustrations with all students. I'm not sure if I'll continue with BSN right away but if I do I probably will stick with Metro State for ease of transfer and all of that.

  • Jul 14 '14

    I went to look at the MetroState curriculum plan. It's 46 credits. Mankato is only 30. So, even though MetroState is cheaper per credit, when everything is included, it could actually be the same or cheaper elsewhere.

  • Jul 11 '14

    Yeah, it's super cheap. I was finally admitted on July 5. So, at least that part is cleared up. I guess I'll wait to see how much of the program can be done online. Flexibility may trump cheap (to some extent).

  • Jun 16 '14

    The DNP is not similar to the MD. You can get a DNP with a leadership or education focus and no advanced clinical training. NP's with DNP's do not have more clinical training than do MSN prepared NP's. Their additional hours are practice hours, not clinical. We all need to be very clear that DNP training is not at all comparable to medical training. Physicians spend thousand's of hours in clinical training and then graduate to another 3-5 years of focused clinical training. NP's are advanced practice nurses who provide skilled care. We need to accept that we are not the same as MD/DO's. Read the work around the development of the DNP. Nowhere does it compare our education to that of physicians.

  • Jun 16 '14

    Quote from Carley77
    So now we are left with the decision of pursuing MD or DNP... 3 years (11 semesters) for full time DNP program, $80000 to 5 years ( part time) $75000-105,000 or MD: 4 years unpaid plus 3 paid about 50k and about $100k for tuition... Making double that of a DNP.
    Except most people work full or part-time during their DNP programs. I worked full-time, deployed, and completed a full-time DNAP program in 2 years (post-MSN).
    Medical/DO school with residency/internship is a minimum of 8 years with low pay during internship/residency.
    A CRNAs average pay is more than FP physicians. The average salary for NPs is around 100K which about 2/3 what the average FP physician makes. There just isn't a simple way to compare salaries and loss of incomes when considering DNP/APN or MD.

  • Jun 2 '14

    I purchased one set via Amazon just last night for maybe $43 for top and bottom. I hope someone knows of someplace cheaper! I am guessing that I'll need more than one set.

  • Apr 27 '14

    It depends on so many factors (location, type of facility, experience). I started at $15/hr plus benefits at a hospital in Minnesota, with no experience. Almost 4 years later I'm up to $18/hr.

  • Apr 27 '14

    i like the start "i don't want to hear that doing your dream is worth more than the money"

    i like your way of thinking. I also get tired of the cushy "ohhhhh do what you loveeee and youllllllll be suuuuuperrrr happpyyy. says the person heading to file for a foreclosure.

  • Apr 26 '14

    Quote from Bea40448
    I think people look for ANY reason to be offended.

    I started this thread because I was looking for INSIGHT and OPINIONS from those who have experienced or are currently experiencing nursing school. That's it. ALL OPINIONS/THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME. If she would have said "you will need the power of Satan to get through nursing school" I would been a little creeped out, but I would not have been offended because thats HER opinion. Y'all need to relax and stop taking thing so personal. Geez!
    LOL, "power of Satan" oh you made me laugh with that one! And I think you are right. That poster was just stating how FAITH and HOPE may be necessary when dealing with the wrath of certain clinical instructors .... or patients, or family members!!

  • Apr 26 '14

    Quote from Bea40448
    I think people look for ANY reason to be offended. I started this thread because I was looking for INSIGHT and OPINIONS from those who have experienced or are currently experiencing nursing school. That's it. ALL OPINIONS/THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME. If she would have said "you will need the power of Satan to get through nursing school" I would been a little creeped out, but I would not have been offended because thats HER opinion. Y'all need to relax and stop taking thing so personal. Geez!
    Agreed! I was thinking the same thing! Everyone is entitled to speak/write whatever they want! Sheesh!

  • Apr 26 '14

    I think people look for ANY reason to be offended.

    I started this thread because I was looking for INSIGHT and OPINIONS from those who have experienced or are currently experiencing nursing school. That's it. ALL OPINIONS/THOUGHTS ARE WELCOME. If she would have said "you will need the power of Satan to get through nursing school" I would been a little creeped out, but I would not have been offended because thats HER opinion. Y'all need to relax and stop taking thing so personal. Geez!


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