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  1. highschool senior curious about neonatal nursing
    I disagree slightly with classicdame. There are very few nurses who work in the "well baby nursery" anymore. Most of those nurseries have been converted to "mother-baby" units -- in which the...
    Dec 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. BSN vs. MSN
    Start with your BSN unless you already have a BS or BA in another field. Spending a fortune on a bachelor's degree in another field will rarely help your nursing career -- and will probably leave...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. confused
    I disagree with the previous post. It will effect your career. The longer you wait to get that first job and make that transition from student to professional, the harder it will be to find a...
    Dec 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Should I get my Traditional BSN while I'm in undergrad or aim for an Accelerated program?
    Also, if you finish a first degree ... you will become ineligible for certain types of undergraduate financial aid for the BSN degree. So, unless you are wealthy, you will be stuck with forms of...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. RN & BS but need BSN! HELP!
    What exactly are you looking for -- a school that will not make you take ANY nursing courses? A school that will not require any supportive coursework in other fields? Are you expecting a school...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  6. giving meds late when it's not in pixis
    I agree with GrnTea: Why are you letting any old nurse tell you what to do? Was this nurse "who told you" your boss? If not, I would ask someone in authority (e.g. your boss or your unit...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Not an easy choice to make
    How do you do it? It might not be possible if you have a lot of family commitments on top of school ... but ... Can you work part time during breaks in the school calendar? (In between the...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Does MEPN equal MSN ?  MEPN or BSN?
    RN is not an academic degree: it is a license you get from the state after you pass the nursing licensing exam (NCLEX- RN). You become qualified to take that exam after graduation from a couple...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Not an easy choice to make
    It's a choice you have to make with your heart -- and your post didn't give us a clue to that. How do you really feel about being a nurse? If you don't take the opportunity to become one, will...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    Happy to see that you have an open mind, aspiringnurse1122. We all have/had different motivations for going to nursing school -- and we don't all have to be alike. Most of us also all have...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How to I address this with my boss
    I don't mean to blame you, the victim, here ... but this is a good example why you should always get promises in writing before accepting a job. If they don't present the offer in writing, then...
    Dec 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. nursing school vs nursing job
    I hated nursing school ... but have not hated being a nurse. You don't have to like school to like being a nurse -- or to be a good nurse.
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Internships vs externships vs volunteer: which has better market value?
    I agree with HouTX. It all depends on the particulars. Hiring managers are looking to see if the experience, knowledge, and skills you have match well with those required by the job. As a...
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. BSN or MSN
    If you are ready for MSN work and know for certain what career path you want, then I would go for the MSN. However, if you have only been a nurse for a very short time and/or you aren't sure what...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Institutional problems
    1. Does your State Board of Nursing know about the situation? If not, they should. Ask them to look into it. 2. Does the school claim to be accredited by any agency? If so, contact that...
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Questions and Myths Regarding Your Nursing Career
    Hooray, Brian!
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. need help - no enthusiasm to finish nursing school
    Be honest with yourself and with your friends & family. Is there another career you are interested in? If so, then I recommend taking a semester or two off from school to explore that option. ...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Should I get another loan?
    A general guideline that a lot of experts use is this: The total amount of student loan that you have should not exceed you can reasonably expect to earn the first year after you graduate. That...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. How do prerequisites work?
    It depends on the school. Some schools take students right out of high school as college freshmen. The students take their basic pre-req's at that college and automatically move into the nursing...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. ADN-BSN??
    You need to talk directly with the BSN program you want to transfer to. Each school has its own rules and requirements. What is true for one school may not be true for another. So someone...
    Dec 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Why are Nurses paid so low in the south ??
    One thing about Michigan though ... It is a heavily unionized state, and that has driven up compensation. (In some cases, to the point of hurting industry and the economy. The high wages were one...
    Dec 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Professors fail everyone?
    I am grading term papers this week. Thank you to everyone in this thread who has reminded me of my duties in that regard. For the record ... I don't give sympathy points -- but I am a little...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Help! I am scheduled every holiday!
    The DON wants to talk with you tomorrow. OK. Go talk to her and LISTEN (with an open mind) to what she has to say. For all you know now, this might be a mistake and she may change it for you. ...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Jobs?
    While the nursing school deans report a great shortage of faculty ... the truth is as you have discovered it to be. Most of the university-level jobs either require a PhD and active research program...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. It's that time  of year...Christmas stories
    Many years ago, I was working in the NICU at Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was a day or two before Christmas and we had to send our transport team to the East -- to Bethlehem, PA to pick up a sick baby.
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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