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  1. Beware of what you read about how much time to complete RN-BSN
    Congrats! But you have to agree that many posts are from students that already have a bachelors degree or took the program over a year ago.
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. Beware of what you read about how much time to complete RN-BSN
    I started the RN-BSN program 4/1/13. One of the reasons that I chose WGU was reading the posts about how fast the program could be completed. Well, I want to clarify that for those of you that are...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  3. WGU won't accept per diem nurses
    That sucks, I have also worked most of my career per diem for the same reasons. I'm a current RN/BSN student. I wasn't asked much about my employment except that I needed to send a resume. Don't...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  4. Health Assessment Class
    First of all, the pre-assessment is much worse than the objective assessment, so don't get discouraged by that. The preassement was written by the school? and the objective test was written by the...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  5. WGU's New MSN curriculum
    Here is some info if you are currently in the RN-BSN program and may want to switch. I'm currently in the RN-BSN program and was considering the MSN education track before these changes. I called...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. Why are there no nursing jobs available for new grads?  What is going on??
    I think what you are really asking is why are there no HOSPITAL jobs available? When I started nursing school in 1997, they best information they gave us was "when you graduate, there will not be...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Advice on HH Books, Gadgets, and More!!!
    Here is some of the stuff I used, if your agency does not supply them: 1. pill boxes at the dollar store to use in a pinch 2. a fast electronic thermometer at the drug store or a tympanic one if...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Wondering about books
    I really don't like reading extensively on a computer. Therefore, before I start the class, I go online to Amazon.com and look for a used version of the textbook for the class. So far, I have been...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  9. So confused about SOC?
    If you are working a weekend, call on Monday morning to get orders. Call the doctor that is going to sign the 485, which is either the doctor that signed the original order from the hospital or the...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Iphone Apps for Home Health
    Epocrates is the best drug app around. Its so good I can't believe its free!
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Help I have a HH interview this Friday
    There are many HH agencies out there. You need to decide if this is the one you want to work for. Here are some questions that you should ask. Try to remember, you are interviewing them too! Is...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Are all home care agencies a disorganized mess??
    oh yes, many HHA's are a mess! But thank goodness there are so many agencies out there to choice from. There is no reason to stay with a bad one. I do know changing jobs frequently takes a toll on...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. CHF and weights
    You can measure calves/ankles/feet as long as the nurses all agree on how to measure. For example, if you are going to measure calves, how many centimeters from the knee or the foot? If you can agree...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Baylor Opinion
    What is a Baylor position? I've been 11 yrs in home care and have not heard of it.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. New grad & home health?!
    This topic has been talked about a lot. Check the searches.:yes:
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. What do you do if a patient needs to go to the hospital?
    If they absolutely refused to go now, then I would call the doctor to let him know about the refusal and the possibility of the patient going later. ALWAYS call the doctor in these situations! Then,...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. WGU transcript evaluation appeal
    Both my husband and I tried to appeal, no luck!
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  18. WGU RN-BSN in 1 1/2 years??
    I don't know anything about that. I think you messaged the wrong person.
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  19. Thinking of giving up school nursing position for Home Health... need advice
    First of all, if your interested in a flexible RN-BSN program with affordable tuition, check out Western Governors University. I have been in home care for 11+ years. There was only a handful of...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Is WGU just another money muncher?
    Personally, if I had to take all that stuff again, I wouldn't do it! I would go into another less stressful, field! It wouldn't be worth it for me.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  21. Is WGU just another money muncher?
    I have an ASN and an additional year toward my BSN and I still have to take 6 prerequisites. I happened to have some other classes that fit because I started to major in another field before nursing....
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  22. New to Home Health - NEED ADVICE
    I think you should have experience in the hospital with peds before you take a home care job with a pediatric company. Nursing school is not enough training when it comes to pediatrics.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. End of Per Diem?
    Where I work, they don't use per diem, but will use agency staffing. That makes no sense to me. Either way, they don't pay benefits but I know agencies charge them a lot. Am I missing some part of...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Home med lists make me crazy.
    I'm a home care nurse. When I admit a patient to home care, I have to try to reconcile their medications. Sometimes it can take hours just trying to FIND all the med bottles in their house! After...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Oasis-C, does the RN complete this?
    The RN completes the Oasis at the Start of Care (SOC visit). A physical therapist can also complete an OASIS but an occupational therapist cannot. For more info about the OASIS get this book: "The...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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