Become a nurse in just 12 months!!! - page 8

How do you feel about the nursing shortage being relieved by "fast track" nursing programs? A program that only takes 12 months. Read this article: ---------------------- College grads... Read More

  1. by   youknowho
    Quote from rhp123
    Intersting thing to know that accelerated program is not recognized in European countries. If this is true, I feel bad for these people who spend so much money on the accelerated thing.
    I may visit Europe someday but have NO intentions of being a nurse anywhere but here in CA. Luckily for me, CA BON will recognize my "cracker jack degree" and I will sit for the NCLEX the same as everyone else...to me thats what matters in the end.
    Oh by the way, I already have a job with a contract when I graduate a year from now To top it off, my school is paid for by the future employer which I had the opportunity of choosing.
  2. by   youknowho
    Quote from lizz

    I don't even think a two year ADN is enough time, really, to be adequately prepared as an RN.

    Yet I dont see a thread about how an ADN program is waste of money and time. hmmm.
  3. by   rhp123
    Quote from youknowho
    I may visit Europe someday but have NO intentions of being a nurse anywhere but here in CA. Luckily for me, CA BON will recognize my "cracker jack degree" and I will sit for the NCLEX the same as everyone else...to me thats what matters in the end.
    Oh by the way, I already have a job with a contract when I graduate a year from now To top it off, my school is paid for by the future employer which I had the opportunity of choosing.
    That's good news to hear. Most people do not want to pratice in other countries. Besides, I once saw an Ad for Nurse to work in Mideast, the qulifaction is Rn license in US or Canada plus two years experience. I didn't see anything about length of education on the ad.
  4. by   BCzito
    [QUOTE=lizz]This is an excellent point.

    Originally Posted by shodobe
    You don't see MDs cutting their medical school in half just so there can be more doctors out there.


    And you also don't see MD's going back through medical school when they want a second specialization. They just go back for the part reguarding the specialization. I am not skipping any class that any other nurse has to take. I took them all plus an additional 130 credits of courses most of which were biology courses. YOU GUYS ARE MAKING ON ARGUMENT BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT THERE ARE NO PREREQS WHICH IS INVALID THEREFORE YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID. its logic.. I must have learned logic in one of those courses I took but you didn't.
  5. by   DidiRN
    Let's here from some graduates of these programs who have been out in the field for a while (ie. at least out of orientation)...haven't seen any yet on this thread. Or some people who have trained some of these accelerated grads.
  6. by   DidiRN
    Quote from BCzito

    And you also don't see MD's going back through medical school when they want a second specialization. They just go back for the part reguarding the specialization. I am not skipping any class that any other nurse has to take. I took them all plus an additional 130 credits of courses most of which were biology courses. YOU GUYS ARE MAKING ON ARGUMENT BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT THERE ARE NO PREREQS WHICH IS INVALID THEREFORE YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID. its logic.. I must have learned logic in one of those courses I took but you didn't.
    Pretty illogical to discount opinions of experienced folks in the field, who would have a much better idea of the real world than you. I don't think you have to take a class in logic to understand that.
  7. by   BCzito
    Quote from DidiRN
    Let's here from some graduates of these programs who have been out in the field for a while (ie. at least out of orientation)...haven't seen any yet on this thread. Or some people who have trained some of these accelerated grads.

    I agree but we mustn't forget to do this in an unbiased way, and really the only way to do that is to get someone who has trained a good deal of both traditional and accellerated grad (not just one or two), and not just get someone who is angry or biased in either direcetion as we've have already heard from them.
  8. by   BCzito
    Quote from DidiRN
    Pretty illogical to discount opinions of experienced folks in the field, who would have a much better idea of the real world than you. I don't think you have to take a class in logic to understand that.

    You think I don't know anything about the real world? Are you so sure of that? I've worked on a receptor involved in new drugs for asthmatics at a major pharmaceutical company doing in vitro assays from cells that I cultured, and then electrophoresed to create cells that were transiently transfected with that receptor, not to mention finding and culturing the monoclonal antibody. In addition I do neurosurgery to implant an electrodes into the lateral hypothalmus of a rat to manipulate his dopamine pathway through an electrical current so I can study the changes of this pathway in response to cocaine. Oh yeah I also worked in clinical researcher in endocrinology, I was doing research on a project at harvard that was lost when the challenger exploded among other research. Oh yeah and I also worked in a treatment program with women with borderline personality disorder including someone who's maladaptive behavior was to gut herself until her intestines came out and she would shove them back in. and then of course I was a counselor for victims of domestic violence. So maybe you should get all the facts before you make such a broad statement.
  9. by   sirI
    It is most unfortunate that there is so much bickering back and forth.

    This thread needs a little cooling off period.

    When is reopens, I do hope all can post without the remarks that have been so condescending.

    A good topic that needs to be discussed without hurtful remarks to each other, o.k.?
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    I am just happy to be in a program period :chuckle

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