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  • Aug 25 '13

    Quote from RNinC
    I don't know if this is helpful or not, but I emailed my adviser to be sure that the 2 courses I am signed up for in the fall were all I needed to graduate and to also see what I needed to do to graduate and this was her response -

    "Assuming you receive passing grades in the classes you are registered to take, you will have completed all of your course requirements this Fall. Just be sure to apply for graduation when classes begin (and before the deadline of Sept. 30)."

    And congratulations!!
    I paid my graduation fee weeks ago. I passed all of the courses and had the okay from my advisor that I had completed all of the coursework to graduate.

    To anyone graduating within a semester--make sure you do not miss the application deadline!! There ate specific dates to apply for each semester. If you are taking any courses outside OU there is also a deadline for transcripts and grades to be in to meet graduation requirements for the semester. After you complete the paperwork, eventually the fee will show up in your OU account.

    Congratulations to all of my fellow summer graduates!

  • Aug 19 '13

    Finally this class is DONE! Thank god! What a LONG 15 weeks!

  • Jul 29 '13

    If you're not familiar with how to utilize online libraries, although many people will think this class is difficult, I would take the nursing research class as early as you can in the program. If I hadn't had friends who had taken on-line nursing classes it would have been a huge challenge and the first week in research teaches you how to do searches using the library system.
    Good luck. I will finish the program in December. I don't think the program is especially difficult work, but it's extremely time-consuming. I compare each class to a busy day at work. In the morning after report, you think there is no way I can do all this. (That's the first week in each class.) By the middle of the day you think you have a handle on it. (That's the 3rd week.) And when you're giving report at the end of the shift, you think--I did it. That's about how each class has gone for me. You just have to dig in and start doing the work.

  • Feb 18 '13

    I've been looking for a job for 7 months in San Diego (and within 120 miles). I went to National. The classes are not at night consistently. Good program though.
    @Murseman, I thought you could only get hired through Scripps New Grad Program as a new grad? How are you hiring 4-5 per week and how do I find you!

  • Feb 2 '13

    Please don't describe your behavior as "retarded.". That is an insult to morally upstanding intellectually challenged individuals.

  • Jan 23 '13

    Quote from sharee1027
    I often wonder how many CDC employees are forced to take these same heavy metal containing shots? How many doctors are actually taking the vaccine? We all know that simple hand washing and covering the mouth can go along way when it comes to prevention. All kinds of people visit the sick in hospitals on a daily basis and its not mandatory for them to have a flu shot. So my point is viruses have so many avenues to enter in hospitals and clinical settings, not just through nurses who didn't recieved a flu shot. I agree with wearing the mask during flu season to protect the patients. Many who got the vaccination still got a ugly case of the flu, so whats the use!
    All the physicians on my service take the flu shot every year. Handwashing and covering the mouth are valuable infection control precautions -- so is vaccination. Hospitals have no ability to require that patients and visitors have had a flu shot before entering the hospital, but they can require employees to do so. How many is "many" ("who got the vaccination and still got a(n) ugly case of the flu"), what percentage of the total population who receiving the vaccination?? Yes, there are many, many ways that viruses and "bugs" enter hospitals and clinical settings, and that is exactly why healthcare employers are trying to minimize that in every way that they practically can. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, and to make choices about your own healthcare -- and to work for an employer that doesn't require employees to take flu shots.

  • Jan 23 '13

    As of this year, all employees at my hospital must have the flu vaccine, or lose their jobs. It's not illegal.

  • Jan 23 '13

    Quote from AQEELSMOM
    I looked up title vii of the civil rights act and your explanation makes sense. I'm not an American citizen, so can someone tell me whether the law protects an individuals right to make decisions about their own health care? And if so, why doesn't this carry over to protection in the workplace? It seems a little crazy to me that an employer could have such power over its staff that it could force them to take drugs/receive vaccines that they may not want, especially when there are many (noninvasive) ways of avoiding the flu.
    The employer is not forcing anyone to take drugs or receive vaccines they do not want; if they do not want them, they are free to work elsewhere. The hospital is looking out for itself: fewer staff calling out sick, staff not infecting each other or patients because they come to work sick.

  • Jan 23 '13

    First, it's not illegal. The doesn't actually require employers to honor religious beliefs, they just need a business related reason not to, an argument hospitals can make.

    Second, opposition to vaccines isn't a religious belief. It's a personal belief held by people who sometimes also happens to be religious. Legally, religious beliefs have to be well established and commonly held within a particular religious group. The basis of a religion based opposition to vaccines is that preventing disease interferes with God's plan, which would then also mean one would have to shun healthcare in general to cite a religious opposition. A Nurse trying to argue that they consider the prevention or treatment of disease to be a sin is pretty much an opposing lawyer's wet dream.

  • Jan 23 '13

    Employers have the right to set criteria by which their employees must abide. Don't want to comply with the criteria? Don't work there. Simple as that.

  • Jan 9 '13

    My loves, please don't give up. Yesterday, after 10 months of applying, an unknown number of applications and six interviews, I was offered a New Grad position. Never give up. I was on the verge of saying "screw it all" and going back to school, or moving to another state, or quitting entirely and becoming a hobbit.

    That call will come. Keep working. Believe in yourselves. <3

  • Sep 9 '12

    I have just started my orientation as a new grad in a level 3 NICU and I have to say it has been the most enjoyable couple of days so far! I feel so lucky to have such a great job in a wonderful facility with people who are absolutely amazing and willing to teach and respect me even as a newbie. The pace has been set in a way that makes me eager to try new things instead of feeling overwhelmed and afraid. There really are places out there that want to teach you properly and want you to be successful and comfortable with what you are doing! I can vouch for it! I believe that all nurses should be oriented this way and it really is a shame when it doesn't work out the way mine has been so far. I just wanted to tell everyone out there that although anxiety is common when starting a new job, sometimes the people there make all the difference! I couldn't thank my unit enough and can't wait to be a more functional member of their team that I am sincerely honored to be a part of!



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