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  1. Looking for advice on career change to PA or RN
    Usually your science courses "age out" and are no longer generally accepted by programs anywhere from 2-5 years old from when you completed them. You general education credits usually don't expire at...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Connecticut LPN to RN Programs?
    Goodwin College in East Hartford. Great program with super nice, brand new facilities.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  3. Negotiating Salary -- Do it!
    TammyG, you are right, it will work out fine. To be a great negotiator you have to be willing to walk away. Some employers are great negotiators as well and are willing to walk away as well as you...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Do schools give preference to full time vs part time applicants?
    They are implying that they would rather have more tuition money with full-time rather than less tuition money with part-time is my guess. :-)
    Jan 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Scheduling/Vacations?
    Check what your local employers are offering by investigating what they are advertising within their help wanted ads in MN on top job site aggregators like Indeed and SimplyHired. I have seen 4 weeks...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Independent Contract NP and Billing
    The corp only hides you if you hire another employee and they commit the error/injury on behalf of your corp...and even then if you are aware your employee is committing the negligence you can be...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Nurses, how do you keep track of your schedule
    Google calander is free and you can share it with your family or friends who can view it, and you can view their calander, from your phone, laptop or tablet. Syncs automatically between all of them...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Pt given porn-calm now
    I love corn, smoked corn to be exact, and it would calm me right down. Lol.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Independent Contract NP and Billing
    One point even before you start billing, think long and hard regarding your ownership structure. Before you decide to take on a corporate entity (i.e. LLC, C corp, etc.) remember corporations don't...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Are FNP salaries in family practice really this low?
    Yes, I agree its about lifestyle...especially as you get older because you want to enjoy life instead of trading your hours for dollars. So, as a NP you are able to make in a 32 hr workweek what you...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Question about college tuition reimbursement benefits
    They are still around. University of Connecticut Health Center, the major teaching hospital in central CT, offers such a program: Tuition Program › Benefits › Human Resources › UConn Health .
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. BSN Student looking for LPN jobs.. Don't ask, don't tell?
    My state allows you to hold both titles/licenses. I pay yearly license fees to maintain both my LPN and RN licenses (and will maintain 3 once I get my APRN). Check your state rules. As long as you...
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Not an easy choice to make
    Be sure to make an honest assessment of yourself. What if this retail store goes out of business? Do you think you could easily find another equivalent retail job with your company's competitors your...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Day in the life of a crna
    I would encourage you to try to shadow one before deciding on this career. I have met a couple CRNAs that shocked me when they said they would not do it again. They stated that they don't enjoy the...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  15. Hate Medical Nursing! I want Psych!
    Well, its either stay in medical nursing to please others and be miserable, or go into psych nursing and make yourself happy...just decide which of these people are most important and make the...
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Graduating NP School
    I agree with above response, jump right into a NP job for a year or two and then travel as an NP and you will still be able to do travel nursing but earning a lot more $. And remember the opportunity...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. Inpatient Psych - Ever call the police on a patient?
    At state psych hospitals they usually have agency police on grounds who went through the same training as and are actual state troopers. They would respond to all psychiatric emergencies in tandem...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Psych home care
    Psych homecare may seem easy because you just give meds and go, but the trade off is that there is increased danger. My co-worker went in to wake up her long time patient in his apartment to refill...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Dating a former patient
    Putting ethics aside, the way I make decisions would be to consider the worst possible scenario and then see if i could deal with that worst case scenario. What if things go poorly in your...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. LPN salary in Palm Coast Fl
    You will be seriously disappointed with the pay rate you will find. Much less than NY. Expect to make only 50% per hour of NY rates. But cost of living is way lower and the weather is glorious.
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  21. PMHNP Courses
    Thanks for updating us. How many classes are you taking each semester?
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. FNP - How to make enough $$$ to pay the bills?
    Per diem (no benefits) rates for NPs in Connecticut range from $60 to $100 per hour. I would imagine many larger cities nationwide would have comparable per diem rates so picking up a per diem job in...
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. Psych RN vs Medical social worker
    Psych RN. Of course I am biased because this is a nursing website and I am a Psych RN. But in terms of flexibility of working all three shifts and the number of different upward career advancement...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Are state benefits really all it's cracked up to be?
    One thing nice about my state is that you get *full* health benefits even if you are a part-time state employee with hours between 17.5 to 32 per week. A hybrid employment strategy that I am going to...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Undergraduate gpa
    I believe many of the NP programs set a minimum GPA of 3.0, so i would not get too worried. Check the schools you are trying to get into and many times they list the minimum gpa right within the...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing

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