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  1. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?
    I don't know much, I just know that my director told me the corporate director would like to set up a phone conference with all the nursing directors from schools in our parent company across the...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?
    I agree with your concerns about the make or break test requirement to graduate. This has been a big struggle for me. I do see however, that the only students of mine in the past two years (very...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Should I do an MSN or RN to MSN program
    It is confusing, and I also believe the requirements for teaching in the classroom depend on the State Board of Nursing where you practice. I think that you need to differentiate between the...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  4. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?
    We use HESI entrance exams for our candidates applying for entry into our program, and we also have always used the HESI exams throughout our program (worth 10% of their exam grade for the various...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. Curriculum revision & mapping
    After much research and struggle, I think I have it down. I cannot believe how much I have had to use the stuff I learned in grad school so early on in my teaching career path! From the get-go I...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. Curriculum revision & mapping
    Hi, We are in the process of revising our program outcomes and curriculum. In looking at the curriculum map template given me, I see we are to have both program goals and program outcomes. Our...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  7. Need help from an Arizona nursing instructor
    Hi Katy, I am a nursing instructor at a Phoenix associate degree nursing program & teach the NCLEX RN review course in which we administer the Exit HESI. I would be willing to dialogue but I only...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. This might make you think twice about which nursing school to go to
    My gosh! People forget that there are different perspectives because people have had different experiences and well... different perspectives from various roles. I have been a nurse a long time. ...
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  9. Advice for future Nursing Faculty
    I didn't choose teaching because i always wanted to be a teacher. I chose to teach nursing because I was always a nurse, and started to see some bad practice in my beloved profession and wanted...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. Passing State Boards' Grades Verify Competency of Nursing Program?
    It's not just NLN... The state BONs have much control over schools. Specific passing rates are required... In my state, the BON has an "education board" that approves nursing schools and programs...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  11. Teaching w/o a MSN in nursing education...
    My school requires MS or MSN for nursing instructors to teach in the classroom. While they do NOT require ED focus of the degree, it is a plus.
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. Is there an educator category? Questions on simulator education job.
    I think a clinical education background is a plus... However, simulation has become a field of its own that has a ton of research/education practice to back it. If you have simulation experience or...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. Hesi Exit Test
    It depends. The conversion score is based on which questions you got correct. There are varying levels of difficulty of the questions. You need to see your actual score. An 82.4% for you could...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  14. RN pay and benefits in Az
    If you have 17 years experience it may not be that difficult. The market is no where near what it used to be, but experience still means a lot. I'm guessing on a range, but with 17 years as an RN...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  15. If not a hospital, then where?
    I know the immunization clinics are hiring and the prison system. I don't know what the pay rate is in comparison. Also if you know anyone who needs office help, although I never thought this paid...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  16. How much prep for theory?
    I spend way more time in prep than I do actually teaching. It makes a difference if you've taught the material before or if it bran spanking new. My new director tells us that we get only 2 hours...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  17. New grad doesn't want to work on the floor...
    And after analyzing further, I don't think you must have a desire to work in a hospital, but you must desire the caring for patients part.... That could be in a variety of settings, but truly the...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New grad doesn't want to work on the floor...
    I'm not trying to be insensitive or rude, but I really don't understand why you chose nursing. What exactly is it that makes you "love this field to death". There are all kinds of science degrees,...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pay rate
    Exactly right. One of my students who just graduated was thrilled to get into the Abrazo new grad program (many did not) and is gladly taking tech salary until the orientation is completed.... and...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. lack of preceptor spots MCCD
    There was such a nursing shortage not too long ago, and the government along with all of us and everyone else was pushing to increase nursing programs and nursing school enrollment. The nursing...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. How much does a Clinical Instructor make a year?
    Ditto to what elpark said.
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  22. Nursing Educators please advise on career path.
    you may find work as psych nursing educator as this is a specialty and sometimes hard to find faculty able and willing in that specialty. At the same time, your experience greatly limits your...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. new grad programs in AZ?
    Abrazo actually just started a new grad program (one of the few left in the Valley). I know three new grads who recently got hired. I believe they filled this run, but I would get your name in the...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. lack of preceptor spots MCCD
    I am a nursing instructor and I heard the number was 75, although this is still very bad.
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. John C. Lincoln
    Also, I see you said you would be living in the west valley. Boswell is a good hospital (It is Banner too). It is in Sun City (geriatric community). They have a pretty big cardiac program, are a...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing


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