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  1. DNP and then Law school?
    I think you should give it a few years before deciding. The situation may change considerably between now and when you will be ready to make those decisions. I think your biggest potential for...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Elective courses for nursing programs
    I recommend following your heart in the choosing of your electives. Take things that appeal to you. Enjoy them. Sometimes taking something totally different form "health sciences" courses opens...
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Pre-Nursing Students for Military Spouse
    You are right to be concerned -- and smart to plan ahead. I am not associated with the military in any way, but have worked with many military spouses. Be prepared to live apart from your...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. ASN to MSN
    Your cheapest options are probably going to be state-supported schools in your own state (where you would get "in-state" tuition). The private, for-profit online programs will probably be the most...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. When to leave Med-surg?
    One short-term job doesn't usually hurt your career much. But 2 or 3 short-term jobs often hurts your career by making you look like a job-hopper. (Well actually, by definition, a person with 2 or...
    Nov 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. We're supposed to be perfect everday?
    It sounds to me that you have a good job that you enjoy ... supportive teammates and management ... and are doing well. You're just tired of having to work so hard and "be perfect" etc. You need...
    Nov 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How do new grad programs narrow down applicants?
    All of the above.
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Looking for an employer that offers good health insurance
    I've always thought I had pretty good insurance ... but then, I don't live in your region.
    Nov 20
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  9. I messed up on my interview, feeling terrible :(
    Don't beat yourself too much, but learn from this experience and move on. For me, telling them that you were sleep-deprived would not help you if I were the interviewer. It might even make things...
    Nov 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Continuing Education Options
    You are looking at this backwards. Instead of searching for the easiest, cheapest program you can find ... and then hoping that it will help you find a job you don't hate, you should start by...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. 2nd degree BSN worth it?
    Definitely check into the financial implications of finishing that first Bachelor's before doing so! It may make you ineligible for some forms of financial aid -- which may force you into taking...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Nurse Scientist?
    I think your observations are pretty much on track with reality. The people who actually do the technical, laboratory, "bench work" are rarely nurses. They are lab techs or people with degrees in...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Looking for an employer that offers good health insurance
    Maybe you should tell us what features you are looking for in a health insurance plan? Personally, I wouldn't mind a plan with a higher deductible if it were considerably cheaper and/or provided...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. pro vs con of online BSN
    It teach a few classes in an online program -- and I have mixed feelings about it. I work for a reputable (public) school with a brick and mortar campus (that also has a brick and mortar BSN...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Brain bleed surviver
    Is this for a particular patient? Or are you a nurse in school looking for help on a student paper? etc. For any health condition, the treatment of a specific patient depends on the details of...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is this the right career choice?
    Everyone on this thread is saying that $90K is too much debt. And yet, you seem unswayed by their posts and committed to attending this expensive school regardless. It sounds like you already have...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Nurse Researcher
    A bio-statistician is a mathematician who specializes in statistics related to the health care field, biology, etc. It's a math major. Do an internet search. Hospitals, universities, drug...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Research Nursing
  18. Nursing School
    Oh, so true. I hadn't thought to include that possibility in my earlier post. But I have seen it happen many times. New ADN grad can't get a job in the field that she really wants to work in --...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Msn,rn,apn,acns-bc,cen,cpen
    I have the same question as the previous poster: Were the credentials listed in the text of the article? That is usually unnecessary and sometimes inappropriate. However, it is appropriate to...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Nurse Researcher
    It depends on what type of research you want to do and at what level. Do you want to be the principle investigator of your own research projects? If so, then you should aim for a PhD -- but there...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Research Nursing
  21. Reality vs. Validity in Nursing Research
    ... and you seem to be confused about levels of measurement vs. validity and reliability. Those are 3 different things. I think you need to do a a little more thinking and then clarify your...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can an employer ask?
    It is probably legal -- assuming that the information is not shared with the people making hiring decisions. It is common practice for hospital employees to have to undergo a required "health...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Do I include a job I left after a few months?
    If they ask you to list all your jobs ... or all of your jobs within the past X years, etc. ... then it would be considered lying if you don't tell the truth. If discovered, it would probably lead...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. Nursing School
    I would look at the quality of both schools -- and the opportunities for financial aid. Sometimes, a more expensive school has more aid available that lowers the cost significantly. Don't rule...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is the hard work worth it?
    Some people are simply better at balancing their personal and professional lives than others. Some people are better at delaying their gratification ("sacrifice now for a reward later") than...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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