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  1. GCU RN-BSN program?
    Where the group projects difficult to accomplish? Or were must be people grownups and got the work done fairly? Also - how challenging were the week-to-week assignments?
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. GCU RN-BSN program?
    I start the online program on 9/16/13. Kind of bummed because I don't want the degree, but things are changing quickly and it is fast becoming mandatory...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  3. How do you introduce yourself to patients? First name? Mr/Ms/Mrs X?
    First name, last name: "Susan Smith."
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    I came to nursing as a second career, and I notice something that many RN(s) don't - nurses have an unerring ability to make their lives difficult. Many times what they perceive as a "mandate" can be...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    Cut them every way and in every way. You cannot constantly heap more work on someone's plate without taking something away. "Managers" like yourself are the easiest to deal with. Make the charting...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What should I expect from Maricopa Community College Nursing Program- Block One?
    It is not academically difficult but very time consuming. Make sure you have a supportive partner and rock solid daycare plans. Reread previous sentence. No one will give you much sympathy if either...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  7. burning bridges?
    It is a complicated and really good question. In my experience, you are not burning bridges with your current health system. I ditched a job only 6 months after an orientation (Critical Care at that...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Your thinking is very good - but here is where I plead ignorance. I don't know if the VA hires part-time...but yes, once you are in the door, you can basically move anywhere there is a job. Their pay...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  9. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Must be Michigan - and that is without research! Yeah, c'mon out to AZ!!!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  10. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Veterans Home (LTC) is run by the State of Arizona. VA Hospital is run by the Federal Government. It is much better to work for the federal VA hospital...our state is very broke, too!
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. Which Stethoscope should I get?
    I love my Littmann electronic stethoscope - at $300 expensive but worth it (overkill for what you need). The $50.00 lightweight Littmann is perfect for nursing school...apical heart rate, bowel...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Ouch, my bad! :) Ok - yes there is a pay range but the State of Arizona for many jobs (including RN) does not have "steps" that increases you automatically each year. So think of $30.85 as being...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. The math doesn't add up
    Welcome to healthcare. The only way to escape that nonsense is to leave patient care. Innovation in nursing is usually the creation of more needless work or another useless form.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    You are awesome. What a silly, sanctimonious OP....
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?
    You are awesome!
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Actually not passive aggressive in the least. Nor flaming. Just stating fact. AZ Forum is often the blind leading the blind.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  17. Any Arizona Nursing Agencies Offer Housing Vouchers?
    Some people used to work "local agency" for years. They would permanently live in Phoenix and then get "travel" jobs to hospitals in the Phoenix metro area. To my knowledge, I have not run across...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    Then write questions here...all good. No great secrets anyway! Just be careful with the advice you get. It is worth what you pay for it. A lot of information is just flat wrong, though people offer...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    A reason to be careful on this board, my friend. It is not the "VA" but the State Veterans Home. State - not federal. Be careful...take everything (including what I write) with a few grains of salt.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    No problem! BTW, I did clinical time at the AZ Vets home (and had several friends who actually worked there) and loved it. The patients are just awesome, and the facilities were impressive. Granted,...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    If given the choice (again), I probably would not have moved back to AZ. But you must have a draw to the state (that is neither here nor there!)...You have nothing to lose by asking nicely, right?...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. Can you Negotiate Salary or Relocation with Arizona State Veterans Jobs?
    AZ Vets home is a state job. AZ state jobs generally pay very little. With 6+ years experience you would be making in the neighborhood of $35.00 at my hospital. But that is a "private sector" job. I...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. BROOKLINE COLLEGE
    I have always made a good living as an RN. Very good living. But not $79,000 or even for that matter $46,000 worth of a good living (i.e.: I have earned more than $79k but that does not make the...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. BROOKLINE COLLEGE
    It is a matter of debt to income. As a new RN you can expect to RN between $48,000-$60,000. Brookline charges $46,150 if you have a degree (BA/BS) and over $79,000 if you do not. THAT IS OBSCENE and...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. BROOKLINE COLLEGE
    save your money and run...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing


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