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  1. Im so freak out about the entrance exam at Greater Lowell Tech !!!
    Just an FYI if anyone is interested. I've found that the best site for ordering books is www.dealoz.com This site actually searches every other website online and returns the prices for each site...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  2. Job and salary outlook for a new grad with an associate degree?
    Its tough out there for new grads right now whether or not you have your BSN. If finances are an issue 2 year community college route is the way to go and once you're gainfully employed, pursue an...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  3. Fake nursing/CNA licenses or what?
    you need to also consider those CNA's who started working while they were in nursing school, but never actually finished nursing school. One clinical semester would have qualified them to work as...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. How do I break into Pediatric Nursing - RN with 1yr exp.
    I'm an RN with a BSN & 1 year of nursing experience. I'm looking to break into pediatric nursing. I've been applying to absolutely every pedi or infant care job I can find in my area and then some....
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. 7 more weeks left, but feeling down.
    Quit your whinning and START CELEBRATING. ITS ALMOST OVER. YAYYYYY!!!!:)
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  6. Unionized Massachusetts NPs?
    NP's working at any mass state hospital & centers are also covered by union under their own salary range and make more than RN's
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  7. ADN vs. BSN in Boston
    I couldn't justify the cost of the BSN program either. I went the ADN route, was working at a rehab hospital as a CNA and they promoted me to an RN the minute I passed the NCLEX. I'm now enrolled...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  8. Newly single mom....will nursing still work for me?
    I once worked with a nurse who had 5 children, all under the age of 12. She worked 2 - 16 hour shifts on the weekend only so that she could be home with her kids during the week. Working in a...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. New RN.. Where to get work with no experience
    Try the rehab hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes. Community hospitals will post positions with "BSN preferred" vs. "BSN required" which gives them wiggle room. Spaulding Rehab in...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. New Graduate Assisted Living
    Congratualtions! Working in an assisted living facility may not be the perfect place for an RN just starting out but it is a definite step up from unemployed and inexperienced. Am I correct in...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  11. Medical Professional Institute in Malden, MA LPN Program
    I'm glad it worked out for you. Unfortunately not many people qualify for enough financial aid to cover most of that tuition, at least not those who have a spouse at home who makes an average...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. Medical Professional Institute in Malden, MA LPN Program
    $24,000 for an LPN program is a hell of a lot of money when you can take the same program at your local community college for around $5,000. Heck, you can taken an RN program at your local community...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  13. Am I making the right decision?!!
    If you need to work you're better off going the LPN route and then work part-time while getting your ADN and sitting for the NCLEX so that you can work as an RN. I would then take classes part-time...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. 12 hour shifts...dangerous?
    I used to do 12s on the weekends. Loved it. I also don't mind 16s. When i have a day off I almost always pick up an additional shift and pull a 16 hours shift before my day off. Its a great way...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Any New Grad Programs North of Boston, Boston, or South of Boston Location???
    Good Luck! But don't just look for "new grad programs" lots of places will hire a new grad even though they don't have an actual new grad program. Be willing to take part time and per diem just to...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  16. Any New Grad Programs North of Boston, Boston, or South of Boston Location???
    try some of the state hospitals - Some of the hospitals use the RN II as their entry level and the clinical experiences under education will substitute for the one year of experience. I know someone...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. Anyone here from Boston MA?
    Also look at Curry College, their classes run around $1250 each and they offer summer classes. The application process for non-degree classes are super quick there.
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  18. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Romney/Ryan all the way!
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. MCPHS masters online?
    I would also be interested in this information. Anyone out there?
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. Will Donate Blood for New Grad RN job!!!!
    Try the nursing homes and rehab centers. Don't be picky about hours and shifts....take whatever you're offered and suck it up so that you can get your foot in the door. Once you have that 1 year of...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. CEUs
    If you just graduated 2011, you're renewing in December because your birthday falls in that month. and you will then go on a 2 year renewal schedule. You will not need CEU's for this renewal. When...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Prospective BSN student needs encouragment
    I say go for it, find a school with a great reputation whose tuition is low. Once' you've graduated and are an RN, it really doesn't matter which school you earned your degree in. I also suggest...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. Assertive Desperate Professional In-need of EMPLOYMENT!!  (ADPIE) ;)
    Also try Spaulding Rehab. They have locations in Boston, Cambridge and Danvers.
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. Help :'( I'm lost on the steps I need to take to go into med school.
    A lot of colleges have a pre-med program. Majoring in Biology will not give you the classes that are required as "pre-requisites" for med school such as microbiology, anatomy I & II, Ethics, etc, and...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. News article claims Nursing shortage is on the rise in MA.
    I for one, don't think their research took into consideration the increase of RN's that colleges/universities are spitting out yearly. It far exceeds the vacancy % which is why there are so many...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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