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  1. Can I go for an NP at the UT Health Science Center with a BSN from an A&M branch?
    NOPE - Aggies will never accept UT credits - LOL :roflmao: Srsly, PP's advice is spot-on. The only source of accurate information is that school. We can only give opinions. My opinion of...
    11:32 am
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Has anyone used this program for RB to BSN
    This seems just like The College Network. Do a search here on AN and you'll see a lot of info. If so, they only sell you materials that are supposed to help you with CLEP tests. BEWARE
    11:18 am
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. If hospitals require 85% BSN...
    It seems while nurses have been debating the 'BSN entry into practice' debate for decades, hospital employers have made the decision for us. But at this point, this is only affecting acute care...
    11:11 am
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. a wannabe nurse with a fainting problem
    OK - I got this one ... My parents were understandably concerned when I fainted each time I had a minor injury or got an injection as a child, so they followed up to see if anything was wrong......
    11:00 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Just Finished Orientation - Miserable :(
    Seems like OP has already made up her mind - but is seeking validation to justify the decision.
    9:26 am
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Getting attached to patients
    Maintaining professional boundaries is an eternal issue for nurses and other 'caring professions'. Hopefully, as time goes on you will become more adept. In order to be effective as a nurse, you...
    9:22 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. serious bad karma, and yet...
    If you breach the terms of an employment contract, you will be categorized as "not eligible for re-hire" by that organization. Althoug you will be able to pay back the financial penalty, that...
    9:19 am
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. RT vs. RN? Is RT a useless profession?
    If your job involves dealing with mechanically ventilated patients, a qualified RT is an essential member of the team. Why in the world would we want to take on respiratory therapy treatments as well...
    9:10 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Exercise Science to nursing degree
    I admire your enthusiasm and energy! You have outlined some very specific educational goals. I would encourage you to investigate a bit more about the programs in which you are interested. You...
    8:26 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. San Jacinto College ADN Spring 2015
    Jump on over to the Texas forum - you'll find lots of San Jac students.
    8:15 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. nursing school decision help! (Un. of Memphis)
    You'll probably have a much better response rate if you post your question in the Tennessee forum.
    8:11 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. East Coast vs. South
    No matter what anyone's opinion of Houston is -- and we certainly have a lot of haters -- it continues to be a very dynamic city with a diverse economy that has been in continuous growth mode for...
    8:02 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    You are very smart to be concerned about accepting this responsibility as a new grad. In fact, some states (including mine) have recognized & responded to the inherent danger in this sort of...
    7:50 am
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. HELPP!!  :(
    You cannot 'abandon' a patient if you didn't even accept the assignment. Check with your nurse practice act, but I can't imagine how it could be construed as abandonment. That's ludicrous. From what...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What are your thoughts about care management vs hospital?
    Get started on that baby - LOL! Unlike job searching, fertility DOES have an end-date & the best job in the world would not make up for missing that deadline. Nursing is so much more than...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. regarding admission in tcu
    What TCU? Are you referring to Texas Christian University in Ft.Worth? If so, you may want to post your query in the Texas forum for a better response.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Accelerated BSN Program in Texas 2015
    Please be aware that the UH-Victoria program is closing - with UH moving it to the Sugarland campus. It's causing quite a bruhaha, particularly with the Victoria community that made significant...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  18. Pre req Science Classes?
    I don't know what you mean by 'integrated science classes', but that doesn't sound like a standard (transferable) course to me. If you take classes at an accredited community college, they are fully...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. labor and delivery vs acute care
    Yes, unless you are working in a free-standing birthing center. Any sort of bedside jobs in a hospital, caring for patients that have been admitted - is considered acute care.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Texting While Working
    LOL - we're becoming the world Isaac Asimov envisioned in his "Robot" scifi series when he began it in the 1940's -- humans living in physical solitude, interacting with robots and communicating only...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Leaving my LTC job
    What a terrible situation. I'm glad you are taking necessary actions to remove yourself from it. The DNS you described seems absolutely incompetent. Please believe me when I say that it will get...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. terrified about my new job
    Make sure you get to know the RN who will be your supervisor. You need to be comfortable enough to call him/her for advice or backup when you come across something that is beyond your capabilities. ...
    Jul 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Too old for Nursing?
    That's a very good question. Direct care (bedside) nursing is a very physical job and most hospitals have 12 hour shifts. In my organization, only 13% of our bedside nurses are > 50 years old & 7%>...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Old New Grad
    Basic truth. If there are no jobs in your area for which you are qualified, you have to either go where those jobs are or do something else to stay afloat until some nursing jobs open up.
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. RN ready for the next step
    I apologize in advance if my response is perceived to be offensive - I don't mean to be. The thing is, it is unlikely you will actually be able to earn a decent living in any sort of 'holistic'...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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