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  1. From IT to RN and now back to IT/IS
    It's been a while since I posted last. I had been working in many different areas of computers and IT since I got out of the Navy back a few years. Mostly I worked as a government contractor though...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  2. Is it easier for men to get into a nursing program?
    Sure it is. Nobody would admit to it officially, but they want men in the profession. As long as you are competitive with the other candidates, you'll get in.
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. Please Nursing, Stop Trying So Hard!
    I'm sorry, but what the op posted isn't an article with some content worth perusing but a diatribe. What is worse, he didn't even bother to proof read it; assuming that as he is getting ready to...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Anyone seen any all-white shoes?
    Get thee to amazon.com and search on "mens white nursing shoes" and you will have lots to choose from, more than I had when I ordered them almost 3 years ago. I ordered the Pro-Step Men's Anderson...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  5. Riverside lpn to rn bridge
    It's an 18 month program at nights and on weekends. You start with a bridge course and then roll in to the last two semesters of the RN program. Now that the last E/W class is finishing up in...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  6. Accepted! Now what?
    Take it one day at a time, one test at a time, one clinical at a time. Sure you have to look down the road and prepare, but it can become very overwhelming at times, hence the one day at a time...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  7. Riverside RN Program Fall 2012
    If they haven't changed what they ask (I'm going into the last term starting in June) then its pretty basic stuff, why do you want to be a nurse, maybe a question or two about your background or...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  8. Check your manliness at the door...
    Good article. My only comment about the "manliness" is that maybe a better term would be "macho" or "machismo" if you want to be technically correct. That type of behavior or attitude has no place...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  9. Where to go for sample nursing resumes
    Lots of the posts here are from folks looking for help with their resume or cover letters or both. I've been around the block in other industries and have had success over the years (over 20) with...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. What is a performance report? Prison job
    My guess would be they want to see one of your performance reviews from your current job. I've never had a prospective employer ask for something like that, but I've never worked for a state prison...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Starting to become hopeless with this resume, please help?
    Your resume should read like a sales brochure for you. You are selling yourself to a future employer. Start out with a summary or branding statement. 3-4 lines that describes what kind of nurse you...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. Help wit resume and cover letter. critique please.
    Good advice so far. One of the things you want to add to your resume would be an objective or "branding statement" at the top that essentially sells you to the new employer. It has to summarize...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  13. Second career nurse-resume help needed
    I'm in the process of moving from one career field to another and as part of the transition I got professional assistance from a company called "Right Management" for updating my resume and job...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. Resume/Cover Letter Critique
    Way too long. You don't need to spell out Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing twice, just use BSN and do it once, they will remember. Use the cover letter to tie the job requirements to specifics...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. she has a crush on me
    Rule #1: Don't mess around in class with any of the ladies, because if it goes south, then you have to see her and all her friends for the next several years and they do talk. Rule #2: Learn to...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  16. Young new male nurse concerns
    Long term you may want to rethink going for RN. Of course its all dependent on location, but in many areas they are moving away from LPN's to using RN's. Plus, an LPN salary isn't going too go to...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. LPN programs near norfolk (sorry)
    Riverside in Newport news has both a days and evening/weekend LPN program. Days is 12 months, E/W is 18 months and the cost is about 4 grand a semester (3 semesters either way). It's a well...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. Torn between MCI and Riverside RN Program in New Newsport
    Tell me what bad things you've heard about Riverside, I've been going there for over 2 years now in the evening program, and I haven't heard anything really critical. It's a well respected program...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. Male nurses i have a question?
    As everyone else has said, officially there is no discrimination for or against guys getting into school. Unofficially, they love having a few of us in there, it adds a perspective to the class that...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  20. Clinical - A Place for Your Things
    Not sure what your uniform looks like, but I have pants with pockets so I keep my wallet there. We also have these silly looking vests and the pockets are deep enough for bandage scissors and tape...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  21. Hey guys!  Post what you are going to do right after you graduate.  I'll start.
    Hopefully get a job. After that, we'll see.
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Discouraged
    You'll do fine, don't psych yourself out. You got this far and it wasn't on luck.
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. should i pursue a career in nursing?
    It sounds like you are in a similar situation to my stepdaughter. She said she wanted to be a nurse but was not accepted into the program at her school so she was taking classes in anticipation. ...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. A little freaked out about nursing school
    Dude, don't freak yourself out. If you already have the EMT training, you have a flavor of what nursing is about. First semester will probably not be as intense as what follows, so you have time to...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Does RN-BSN programs have more "old" people???
    Sorta makes me wonder how you are going to relate to all those "old" patients. Maybe you can find a hospital that only accepts patients in your chosen age range...:clown:
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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