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  1. Grand Canyon University (GCU) MSN-FNP online
    According to their website, the online FNP is offered only in New Mexico and Tucson. See: Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner I'm applying to their online acute care NP program...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. New Army Nurse Corps officers:  first things first!
    I commissioned in February 2014 and I finally received an email that I am going to BOLC this August. I think they are giving priority to providers over nurses.
    Mar 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. New grad RN at a SNF
    I worked in a SNF as a new grad. It was unbelievably difficult. You should be able to find another SNF job at a safer facility. Check out non-profits and stay away from corporate chains. If you have...
    Feb 26
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Army nursing or Air force nursing?
    Don't forget he's going into the reserve side and not active duty. With the drawdown, the reserves will probably not be tapped as much for missions.
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Army nursing or Air force nursing?
    BOLC phase II for reserve (Army) nurses is 3 weeks and 4 days at Fort Sam Houston. You will need to complete phase I online before you apply for a seat in phase II. The online portion is super...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Army nursing or Air force nursing?
    1) What do you folks that are med surg typically do on your drill weekends exactly? Just curious as to what is considered boring....paper work? Meetings? Etc, By boring, I mean I do a lot of...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Army nursing or Air force nursing?
    It sounds like it might come down to what specialty you would like to practice on the military side - med/surg or flight nursing? Also, if possible, I would ask each respective unit what your drill...
    Dec 10, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. I would like to become a Army Nurse but I have no experience
    Have you thought about switching to the Guard? In my state, I was direct commissioned as a new grad without much problem (I was also an E4 previously). Might be worth looking into especially if the...
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Thanks for the response. Your case sounds very different from the case I posted. I think a lot of people would miss that because the complaints were so vague and it was going on for a while. Also,...
    Jul 6, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Wow, I wasn't looking for the absolute right or wrong answer for this specific case. Obviously we can't know that and will never know that. I'm asking about missed cases in your personal experience...
    Jul 3, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    I'm familiar with the cardiac enzymes taking some time to show up on a test so in this case I'm guessing the first hospital didn't wait long enough. I mean, the guy coded mere hours after being...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Recently there was a case where a man in his early 40s with no history of cardiac issues died of a MI. He was seen in the ER of hospital A and released. Later that day, he suffered cardiac arrest and...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Pregnant New Grad
    Happens all the time and it's illegal for them to discriminate against you. My facility recently had a pregnant new grad and she's currently out on maternity. It's not a problem. My original...
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  14. Ten Tips for New Grad Nurses
    Not entirely true. I volunteered during nursing school through a hospital's internship program (program did not require any medical experience). I rotated through a tele floor, stepdown, and finally...
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. New nurse with panel interview for PACU
    I am beyond thrilled that I received a call for an interview with a PACU department. I am still pretty new to nursing. I've only been working for 5 months in LTC since obtaining my license. In...
    May 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. The Army's On Its Way
    Aww .. brought back memories of my days in basic. Thank you for posting this! I really can't wait until I get to BOLC.
    Mar 19, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. BOLC June 2014
    I'm in the Guard and I'm pretty sure the prerequisites are the same. We need to pass a PT test and complete the online portion of BOLC before we can ask to go to BOLC. From what I remember, I believe...
    Mar 19, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. BOLC June 2014
    Congrats to the both of you!
    Mar 18, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    LOL, in high school recruiters were a bit aggressive with me too but that's because it was only a couple years into both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and they needed as many warm bodies at they...
    Mar 14, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    The Guard and Reserves are both Army. The training is one and the same as active-duty soldiers. You wear the same uniform and you follow the sames rules and customs. You are considered an American...
    Mar 14, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    I'm NG, never been part of the active component. That's good you stay fit and healthy. I know my fitness level was a big (positive) talking point when I went before the board for my commission. It...
    Feb 21, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    It was a non-nursing degree. I obtained my first bachelor's about 5 years ago and then recently got my BSN so I hold 2 bachelor's degrees. No, I think you misread. I enlisted 6 months prior to...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Help! I want to join the Army Nurse Corps
    The requirements are always changing. I know right now both the active duty and reserve components want experienced nurses but next year, they may accept new grads. Just contact a healthcare...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. BOLC June 2014
    :( I did some research and looks like you're right. That's crap! A short-course shouldn't even exist! Everyone should go through the same exact training for the same length of time! Thank goodness...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  25. Working in NG or Reserves before/during nursing program?
    Hi inspired, I enlisted in the Army NG as a student and commissioned as a 2LT recently. Since I'm Army and you're interested in the Navy, I'm not sure if the same path can be taken. I'll tell you...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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