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    Thank you for the wonderful information about WGU MSN Informatics program!
    I am in the middle of the application process and I saw your comments regarding the capstone project. I currently work for a Home Health company with EMR services outsourced, do you know of any peers that had a similar situation? How would I go about connecting with someone that could assist me with the capstone project when that comes? Thank you again for your information!

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    Hey there AN!!

    I am starting a topic that I hope isn't replicating many other topics, but I am a nurse that is thinking about starting a new business but I can't decide if it is a viable option or if there are implications that I can't foresee to this point.

    Basically what I am interested in is creating a company run by nurses that would offer services to large and small corporations and the services would be employee health related services. Education, screenings, consultations, answering questions, etc... I know that there are a fair amount out there already but most of them that I've heard of are mainly geared toward large corporations that have huge bottoms lines. What about ones that have smaller bottom lines and therefore need their few workers to stay healthy, and not only their workers but their workers families too. How would I even go about billing this? Or what kind of liability would I be opening myself up to? Any thoughts fellow nurses?

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    This is my personal opinion from my nursing point of view... I have worked in a few different nursing positions, all of which used different charting systems. Before I get into that, let me say a little bit about where I am coming from.

    I was born and raised in a family that continuously embraced different modes of technology in every day life and also sough out new technologies to integrate into our lives as well.

    With that being said... I was excited to join nursing in its post-technology integration, with computer charting, integrating patient information and streamlining information to benefit patient outcomes. However, I soon was disappointed to figure out that the technology that was being used was far behind the current capabilities, and the "newest" things are FAR behind. My questions as a nurse and a "techie" are quite simple. Why is healthcare so far behind technologically?? While we are becoming a more automated, integrated, and lightening fast society, healthcare is far behind the curve when compared to the rest of the evolving technologies. I am in no way arguing that medicine itself is not evolving, only the technology that is being used on a day-to-day basis. Again, I am not saying that the use of technology has come to a stand still, but in a time where technology is expanding and advancing at an exponential rate, why is healthcare technology remaining linear? Charting systems remain labor intensive to navigate, slow to load, and there are so many different ways to do the same task that frequently you have to scour to find the information you're looking for. The intention of technology in healthcare is to not only increase patient safety and produce better outcomes, but also it was supposed to help nurses and healthcare professionals to streamline their workload and concentrate more on the patient.

    Now to the point of all of this, I am curious if anyone else follows in my frustrations with the way things are currently being done. I am not necessarily seeking individual ideas of what to do but rather see if anyone else is sharing the same feelings that I am. For me, this is kind of the tip of the iceberg of thoughts on the subject. I hope to one day to be in a position in order to bring new innovations to the healthcare arena.

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    I don't believe there is a public breakdown of the salaries for public view, however you can PM me for more details. I may know a thing or two that can help you out a bit.


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    Well I received the worst news possible for this. I was called by my recruiter today and I was told the waiver that I applied for about a surgery I had 5 years ago was denied and that I was disqualified medically. It is not a temporary disqualification either. It is permanent. So sadly this is the end of the road for me. Stinks because my packet is in and everything, all that work to be disqualified at the last minute. Well, good luck everyone!!

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    In meeting with my recruiter she told me that even if i qualified for the 8a identifier that there is no longer any loan repayment or signing bonus. I hope this is wrong information she gave me because it would be nice to at least have some kind of incentive.

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    Thank you for getting back to me, I have completed my personal statement and my references are working hard at getting all of those complete as well. I am really trying to stay positive about all of this, even though it may seem like a one in a million shot for a new grad. But like Leekun said, I am going to apply anyways and hopefully something good will happen and I will get my dream position!

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    Hello everyone,
    I am currently working on getting my packet all together, and I am so glad that I found this forum. I am a recent new grad from a BSN program in May 2012 and I have been working in a level 2 trauma center since that time. I just started with my recruiter but I have everything worked out so I should be able to finish my packet with no problem by the October selection board. From what I have been told by my recruiter, this year for active duty they are taking 10 nurses with more than 2 years experience and 10 nurses with less, is this true or has anyone heard anything like this? Also, I am wondering if there is anything anyone could suggest to make myself a bit more appealing to the selection board. I am afraid that my GPA is not really impressive enough to totally capture the board's attention so I need to find something more. I did get PALS and ACLS certified, is there anything else that I can do to shine a little brighter? I understand that as a new grad, just by the nature of time, I will not have a extensive profession record but I really want to put my best foot out there. I know it's a long shot but I thought I'd really try and maybe I'd get lucky who knows. Any and all advice/help would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to everyone!