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  1. Philadelphia Area "New" RN: 30 applications rejected : When will my dream come true?
    You are definitely not alone. My background is similar (BSN plus BA and MBA, significant time in pre-hospital healthcare as an EMT) and my experience with the nursing job market is also similar -...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  2. new grad RNs in Pittsburgh
    I don't think there has been much change in nursing employment in most urban areas around the country the two years this posting has been quiescent. If anything, the situation has deteriorated in and...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. FNP vs AGNP
    Both FNPs and AGNPs are providers of primary-level health care services. The difference between the two seems to be that the FNP works with the "family" including infants & children as well as adults...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Nursing Workforce Spikes Despite Projected U.S. Shortage
    While it's refreshing to see that the nursing shortage canard is finally getting its just deserts, its legacy - a large and still growing increase in nursing school enrollment - will be with us for...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Drexel ACE University Campus Safety
    Both the Drexel and the adjacent UPenn campuses are well-lit with a significant security presence and are as safe as any big-city college campus can be. The city of Philadelphia is actually...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. DCCC nursing program- starting this fall 2014!
    Welcome to all new members of the DCCC nursing program. As a graduate of the program myself, let me first point out that while the program is not particularly difficult, it does require quite a bit...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. 38y/o male nurse?
    I was quite a bit older than you when I completed nursing school and like, already had both a graduate degree and another baccalaureate. Your sex is not a barrier but contrary to some of what you...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  8. Crozer  approves strike vote, informational picketting June 2
    I wish the Crozer nurses all the best. I know from firsthand experience that the hospital is woefully understaffed and has been for a good number of years. It's also unfortunate that CKHS has...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Salt Lake RN Job Market
    I know this is an old thread, but wanted to bump it to check to see if there's been any change in the SLC-area job market for RNs.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  10. How much do new BSN nursing grads make?
    From just under $21k to just over $33k, if this recent posting for a hospital position in the Research Triangle area of NC here on AN is to be believed. The low end works out to about $11.75 per hour...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Community college for an ADN
    Your local CC is likely to have an open admission policy, and your high school diploma should automatically qualify you for admission to the college. Most CC's have separate, usually more stringent,...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Online Rn to Bsn as schools as good as brick and mortar?
    I don't doubt that is true in your area however, it is not the case in the metro regions around the country that I've looked into (NYC/NoJersey, Phila, WDC, Seattle). In these areas -and from what...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  13. BSN from 4 year program required
    I also don't doubt that this may be the case in your area but that has certainly has not been my experience as a male RN. This is not to say that I have not faced discrimination: I am certain that I...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Don't choose a school until you ask these questions!
    I couldn’t agree more that nursing schools should be more selective, and there seems to be a reasonably high correlation between selectivity and NCLEX pass rates. Years ago, my local CC had a...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. OU RN-BSN: using old book editions
    I used the previous edition of texts exclusively throughout the OU program, rarely paid more than $10 for a book, and often less than $5. Amazon is a good place to start, and you can at least find...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  16. Don't choose a school until you ask these questions!
    The original and subsequent posts provide an excellent outline of what to consider when selecting a nursing school but I would add a caveat to the advice regarding NCLEX pass rates: The rate alone...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Petitioning for DCCC 2014 Nursing Program
    Unless things have changed since I graduated from DCCC in 2009, you can test out of the math requirement at the orientation. While the questions are not particularly difficult, you have to get 100%...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. MSN-PMHNP Program Recommendations?
    Looking for suggestions regarding online PMHNP prgrams that are still offered at the master's level. Right now, I'm considering the Drexel program primarily because of it's nearby location (there are...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. thinking about OU online...
    If you look through the early posts (when the OU thread was first started), you will get a good feel for the process and both the good and bad about the OU program.
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  20. Am I Too Old?
    Don't want to hijack this thread, but really want to add my 2 cents here. You don't need to spend a fortune to get your nursing degree and you certainly don't need to go into debt to become a...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Am I Too Old?
    At your age, you are certainly not too old to handle the classroom and clinical rotations of nursing school. I speak from experience on this. If you are in reasonable shape, you will also be able to...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Ad on Craiglist for ghostwriter for nursing student
    I'm thinking I should respond to this - I graduated summa cum laude from my BSN program and wrote dozens of "A" papers, but have not had much luck in finding a meaningful nursing job. Ghostwriting...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What is your grading scale?
    My CC nursing program used a different grading system than the other programs at the college. The system was similar to what others have already posted: A - 100% - 94% B - 93% - 87% C - 86% - 80%...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Frustrated with RN-BSN classes
    If you are second-degree RN, nearly all MSN programs will allow you to enroll however, most require a number of "bridge" classes for non-BSN degree students.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. I don't have a clue what to do with myself!!
    The best advice I can give is to find a job as a patient care tech or hospital aide and keep the job through nursing school. Nearly all of those from my 2010 graduating class who were working as PCTs...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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