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  1. My next move -seeking advice-
    Not sure why you think the LPN will shorten your path to ADN by a year and half. Things vary from one Community College to the next but LPN's at my CC only skipped one semester of the nominal five...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Ball State MSN-FNP program
    Thanks Cauliflower. I'm not bothered by the self-study aspect of the program - this seems to be the trend and in any event, is something I'm familiar with from my RN-BSN program a few years back. I...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  3. My next move -seeking advice-
    Both ADN's and Diploma nurses are anachronisms that are likely to disappear in the not-too-distant future, with the active support of the ANA abetted by a poor job market all but ensuring that...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. Cal State Dominquez Hills FNP
    Looking for some info on the CSU-DU MSN-FNP program. The website provides a great deal of data but is a bit lacking in useful information however. A quick search here on AN did not turn up much, so I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  5. Any good "nurse" shows on tv?  Netflix?
    A very big second to this. IMHO, it is one of the best shows on television and the blackest of black comedies. Doctors, nurses, patients and family are equally skewered, but the writers do an...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Career Change
    If you enjoy interaction with patients and want to get a bit more "hands on" experience with patient care, you could consider getting your EMT cert and volunteering. This option will depend largely...
    Mar 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Broomall rehab
    I don't really have any info on the facility per se, but can tell you about my experience with them. Some years ago, I went to the facility to drop off an application in response to their...
    Mar 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. RN ~ BSN @ 55 ?
    I would look for a program with both regional (e. g., Mid-Atlantic, New England, Western States) and national (CCNE, ANCC) accreditation. There are many such on-line programs and many are also run by...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does the University you get your BSN from matter?
    I have a slightly different take. Your job and salary prospects are considerably enhanced if your degree is from one of the Ivy's (Penn, Yale, etc), Ivy-equivalents (e. g. Stanford, Johns Hopkins) or...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  10. Ball State MSN-FNP program
    Considering the Ball State program and looking for feedback from anyone familiar with it.
    Feb 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  11. New RN (almost), 401k, and Retirement
    Nearly all employers in the US have moved from defined benefit plans (pensions) to defined contribution plans (401k). Since your odds of having an employer-provided pension are already low and likely...
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. BSN or RN?
    Let's address the BSN question first. As others have already pointed out, it is an increasingly essential requirement to work in nursing and I second those who suggest that is the route you take....
    Feb 21
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. Job prospects in upstate NY
    Greetings all. Looking for a general idea of the job prospects in upstate NY - the Adirondack region particularly and even more specifically, in and near Essex County.
    Feb 19
    Forum: New York Nursing
  14. Get the Bsn or leave nursing?
    I think that what Smartnurse is hinting at above is that the the BSN debate is a distraction from a more basic issue, namely that it's hard to circumvent the laws of supply and demand. For some...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. DCCC night and weekend program and work?
    Most of the roughly 32 students in the Eve/Weekend program at DCCC when I attended several years ago worked full-time. We lost only 2 students - one of whom ironically was not working and was...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  16. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    This is not quite true. In relative (rather than absolute) terms, total compensation for the broad middle and upper-lower classes, which had been increasing since the end of WWII, began a precipitous...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Nursing occupation, politically ineffective due to inequalities of both gender?
    Judging by the election results, it looks like many folks in WI are happy with union busting. Gov Walker's popularity seems to be increasing and it appears likely that he will be be campaigning for...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Nursing occupation, politically ineffective due to inequalities of both gender?
    I agree wholeheartedly with almost everything said above but wanted to add my two cents. It's quite true that the police and to a lesser extent, firefighters, unions still wield enough power...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    Interesting article on wages from a frequent contributor to Politico. The thrust of the article, is toward hourly, rather than professional workers, but it provides a good explanation of wage...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Financing
    My advice is to limit the amount of your student loan to the absolute minimum needed. Borrowing $60k for school will put you in a pretty big hole nearly immediately upon graduation - your payment...
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. Will an expunged record restrict how far I can go in Nursing?
    You are really asking for legal advice - something not many RN's are qualified to dispense and I would urge you to instead contact an attorney. Spending a few dollars for a qualified legal opinion is...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. Philadelphia Area "New" RN: 30 applications rejected : When will my dream come true?
    You are definitely not alone. My background is similar (BSN plus BA and MBA, significant time in pre-hospital healthcare as an EMT) and my experience with the nursing job market is also similar -...
    Oct 2, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. new grad RNs in Pittsburgh
    I don't think there has been much change in nursing employment in most urban areas around the country the two years this posting has been quiescent. If anything, the situation has deteriorated in and...
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. FNP vs AGNP
    Both FNPs and AGNPs are providers of primary-level health care services. The difference between the two seems to be that the FNP works with the "family" including infants & children as well as adults...
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Nursing Workforce Spikes Despite Projected U.S. Shortage
    While it's refreshing to see that the nursing shortage canard is finally getting its just deserts, its legacy - a large and still growing increase in nursing school enrollment - will be with us for...
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing News


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