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cathering, ADN, BSN, RN 4,025 Views

Joined: Aug 21, '12; Posts: 86 (22% Liked) ; Likes: 41
RN, BSN, ADN, PHN; from US

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    I think it may also be that my friend was hired in ER. But yes she is getting almost $40. I am not sure if she is night though.

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    Hi I don't mind. It was $31.74 + benefits. FT Day Shift

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    littlepeopleRNICU likes this.

    Thank you everyone for bringing me back to reality. I am so fortunate to have found a job so I am crazy for even contemplating a negotiation. Haha. It was that my friends got hired and are getting $5+ more than me so I thought maybe I should have negotiated.

    I got in a new grad program for Med-Surg floor. However, they said after 6 months on M/S, they will train me for ICU which is what I wanted in the first place. And its day shift so I got very lucky!


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    JustMe54, Purple_roses, joanna73, and 2 others like this.

    Thank you all so much!

    You are absolutely right, I am very thankful to have a job. I just thought I would ask (:


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    Hi everyone,

    I am a new grad RN and I was recently hired as a new grad RN. I accepted and I signed all the paperwork. I am just waiting to start on June 1st.

    I was wondering, is it too late for me to negotiate salary? Also, if I do negotiate salary how many dollars increase can I ask? Is $5 too much?

    Thank you so much.

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    dorkypanda, elkpark, bsnprg, and 1 other like this.

    when i was in nursing school, esp during clinicals, i was so focused on my patients that i would not have even noticed a unicorn flying around in the room... unless that unicorn was flying over my patient of course X)

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    haha sorry for multiple posts, for some reason my phone skipped thru your post. the kaplan decision-making tree only confused me and i did not use that method. it works for some but not me and it seems like not for u either. use kaplan qbank, and search thru hurst for things u think u need to absolutely memorize (like the isolation types for what diseases & diagnosis) because hurst seems to have easy mnemonic for memorizing those

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    and dont change ur study method no matter what ppl say. if ure the type to study right before entering the building, do that. if u need a full day of rest before a test, do that. if you have passed nursing school, your method of studying has worked for u well (:

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    dont concentrate on pharm. dont study content separately. do questions over and over again and read the rationales for all of your answer questions. that is content review for you. nothing else. questions over and over and read up on rationals. i had 75q, 2 psych med questions i had no idea on, and most delegation and priority. i used kaplan qbank only. good luck.

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    adventure780 likes this.

    Wow, thank you all for you suggestions! From your suggestions, I am pretty clear that I'll probably go for a MSN program for FNP or ACNP if it is available. I just finished my precetorship in a step-down ICU and LOVED it. Thank you again! It made things a lot more clearer Cathy

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    Thank you everyone for your replies and suggestions. Now I have come across another problem. A professor of mine told me that starting in 2015, NP programs will be at the doctorate level, not masters. Which means that I will need to do extra time: first MSN, then a DNP program. Is this really true? So far I've heard of both yes and no. But there are some straight RN to DNP programs as long as you have a bachelors. Will that get me MSN along the way?

    I am in California. What have you heard?

    Thank you!

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    Thank you ryguyNP and BostonFNP so much for your responses. I can see it more clearly now. I agree that I think I may need to work a bit to really find my niche and the population that I like working in.

    I was looking at some programs online today and I had another question. For some schools, the NP is under Master's degree, but in some it is listed under DNP. Isn't that a doctorate like a PHD? If so, would that mean I need to get my MSN then go for the DNP-FNP? Or can I do straight from BSN to DNP-FNP?

    Also, how can I get the ACNP? Is that from experience or from a certification class that I take and test for?

    Thank you so much again!

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    Hi thank you for reading.

    I am currently in a BSN program expecting to graduate Spring or Summer of 2015. Now that my BSN is starting to wrap up, I am looking into MSN programs.

    However, being that I don't have much experience yet, I am confused to which MSN program I should choose (i.e. family nurse practitioner, Adult-gerontology primary care, clinical nurse specialist... etc.). I don't know what all those specialties do and in what setting. Can someone explain the differences?

    I think I am pretty sure that I want to be a nurse practitioner in an acute care setting like the hospital. I recently saw a nurse practitioner at the emergency department. What MSN program/degree must I complete to work in a setting like that?

    My plan is to finish my BSN, maybe work for about 1/2 to a year (I know this is not enough to gain experience, but I want to finish school ASAP).

    Also, if you have any idea, can you tell me how long that MSN program might be?

    Thank you SO much!

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    Dyspnea restlessness and cough. Classic symptoms of a pe? Could blood clot from the afib become pe?

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    Finish your degree with everything you've got and get good grades from now.

    After, take nursing prereqs and get As.

    Then, apply to as many ABSN & ADN programs.

    Good luck, if youre really ready for this you can do it.