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  1. How old is too old?
    Hello! For what it's worth, plenty of students were in their 40s and 50s, as well as a few in their 60s, in my nursing program. Of course, there were 20- and 30-somethings as well. In my...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  2. No one wants to hire a entry level nurse in Nevada, what should I do?
    Have you tried long-term care (LTC) or home care? While many experienced nurses say that home care is not a good idea for new grads, due to the autonomy and lack of resources when in the field, with...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Las Vegas LTC wages for RNs?
    Hello all! I'm a Las Vegas native currently living in Michigan. Just wondering, what are the typically wages and shift differentials in LTC for RNs in Las Vegas these days? Do Las Vegas LTC...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  4. university of arizona rn to msn
    Hi! I am also interested in this program. From my cursory research on it, it seems very, very expensive. Has anyone completed this program? Thanks in advance! Wendy
    Jul 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  5. changing careers to nursing - worth it?
    Well, perhaps you can later do both PT and chiropractic medicine, or combine the two. Is that a possibility? You could also later teach chiropractic medicine and/or PT. It seems that the combination...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  6. Start time after application and transcript evaluation?
    Thanks, TheCommuter! I appreciate the advice.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  7. Start time after application and transcript evaluation?
    Hello all! I'm considering entering the WGU RN-BSN program in Fall 2015. My questions are: How long does it take for the school, in general, to evaluate transcripts after all transcripts...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  8. changing careers to nursing - worth it?
    You're welcome! However, here's some more food for thought. In general, the salaries for PT are MUCH higher than registered nursing; i.e., they are more in line with mid-level practitioners,...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  9. changing careers to nursing - worth it?
    Hi! Have you considered physical therapy? It seems that a background in chiropractic medicine would be well suited to the pursuit of physical therapy. Nursing is a very, very tough job. I am a...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  10. 1) ADN-BSN or 2) Work?
    Hi moomoo134! I also think you should take the job, as jobs are much harder to come by in our present economy, especially for new grads. You are quite fortunate to have 3 potential job...
    Jun 30
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. MD to a RN
    Hello! I have heard of MD-to-RN programs, specifically geared to international medical school grads. Florida International University has such a program. Kennesaw State University has an...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. CNA with bachelor's in biology cannot find job. What next?
    I too live in Michigan. Are you in the Metro Detroit area? While I'm not surprised of your difficulty finding a position within a hospital (since everyone wants to work in one, especially in this...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Tai Sophia Institute/Maryland University of Integrative Health
    Again, thanks so much for your reply. I'm about to sign the dotted line! All the best to you in your private practice!
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  14. Tai Sophia Institute/Maryland University of Integrative Health
    Thanks so much for your reply! However, could you clarify the following phrase, please?
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  15. Tai Sophia Institute/Maryland University of Integrative Health
    Hi! This message is intended for zahryia and other fellow nurses who have attended Tai Sophia Institute, now Maryland University of Integrative Health. I was recently admitted to the school's M.S....
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  16. Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not
    OP, just curious, but why are you so adamantly opposed to working in LTC?
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Metro Detroit LTC/Subacute/SNF/ECF recommendations
    Thanks for your reply! Have you seen postings for RNs at these facilities as well? Just curious. Thanks in advance.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  18. New job: "Don't worry about following the MAR" & other scary stuff
    Hello! I'm a new grad RN too on an Alzheimer's unit in a long-term care facility. I just finished my 30-day orientation, which I felt was reasonably adequate. I go on my own next week. I don't...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. 3 days orientation & now this new grad is on her own. So nervous!
    Hi KKahn! I don't want to sound discouraging but, in my opinion, three days is definitely not enough orientation time! I assume there will be other nurses in the building, though. So, I encourage...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. ADN Graduate with questions
    Hello! Having to repeat the entirely of nursing school seems too stringent. (One time in nursing school is more than enough!) Would Texas let you retake the NCLEX-RN if you were to take a...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. New grad RN jobs in Michigan
    Have you considered long-term care?
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  22. need advice: baker or oakland community college for lpn to rn?
    Hi! For what it's worth, I graduated from the OCC ADN program (not the bridge program) in April of this year. If I were you, I'd go with OCC for these reasons: It's much, much cheaper than...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  23. I just want to use my skills!
    mhasan77 is correct about the high turnover rates, in general, at LTCs/SNFs. I would attribute that, in part, to most nurses wanting to work in acute care and leaving LTC as soon as the opportunity...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I just want to use my skills!
    You're welcome! Good luck!
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. I just want to use my skills!
    Hello! We have similar backgrounds. I am also a new grad ADN with a previous bachelor's and professional background (in IT and publishing). I graduated at the end of April and passed the NCLEX at...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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