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  1. Career Change- Need Advise
    Several of the community colleges in my state offer a part-time ADN program on nights/weekends. This program was designed originally to take working Patient Care assistants and CNAs through RN...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. CRNA Needing Doctorate?
    Today one only needs to have a MSN degree in order to sit for certification. This will be changing in the next few years. In 2025, one will need to have a DNP or DNAP in order to sit for...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Best major before BSN/MSN program?
    I cannot speak for all of the 750+ schools with BSN or MSN nursing programs in the country; I can only speak my own institution. One's college major has very little importance. What matters more is...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  4. Thinking about grad school but not sure how to start.
    I've worked in University admissions for nearly 30 years, and have dealt with this question many times. You cannot change your old GPA from your old school. Some graduate programs will average...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  5. Signing a contract with a hospital to pay for tuition
    These types of arrangements (to become a RN) were more prevalent a decade age when there was a nursing shortage. Nowadays, there are more new grads than jobs in hospitals in 48 of the 50 states (the...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. I will already have a BS in different field...
    There are three pathways for you. One is to go to the community college and get an ASN. But in many cities/markets, getting a job in a hospital with only an associate's degree is getting more...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Direct Entry MSN Programs 2013
    I am not aware of any Master's Entry programs that are part-time. In my state there is one accelerated BSN program that can be taken part-time (1 weekend day and 2 evenings a week), but that takes...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  8. Talking to Dean about returning to nursing school, advice please?
    I have been in higher education for 30 years, and will chime in as well. 1. I would also recommend that you move on and do not return to your old school. Your 'old' transcript remains valid...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Advice for 2014 UVA hopeful!!
    Students do not park at the hospital. Student and commuter parking is at the JPJ Arena/University Hall ($18/month) with a free shuttle bus from 6am- midnight to the School and Health System. Keep...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  10. direct entry level MSN programms
    Stephen: No, we do not have fully online MSN/NP programs. All of our MSN programs meet face-to-face one day a week (part-time status) or Thursday and Friday (full-time status). Our program is...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  11. direct entry level MSN programms
    There are 71 Master's Entry programs in the country. Here is a list by state: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/research-data/GENMAS.pdf. All of these programs enroll someone from a...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  12. Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship
    Present AENT grants go through June 30, 2014. Schools need to re-apply for funding for July 2014 to June 2016. It is up to your school what the traineeship grant covers (tuition and/or stipend)...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. For Virginia Any Hampton Roads Excelsior Graduates
    You cannot work in Virginia under a NC license. While Virginia is a compact state, you would still need to apply to obtain a Virginia RN license using your NC license as proof that you are a RN. ...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  14. Brick & mortar NP school
    The University of Virginia offers a BSN-DNP for Acute Care (NP and CNS) that is classroom based. All practica are at the UVa Medical Center (a 620-bed, Level I trauma center that is 1 block from...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  15. Does going to a "top-rated" nursing school really make a difference?
    I think much will depend on where you want to work. UCA is more of a regional school, and its reputation likely does not go much beyond Arkansas. Finding employment for a UCA grad in the region...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Non-nursing major graduate wants DNP!
    There is no requirement for the DNP in 2015. It was a proposed goal set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2006. It was a "stretch goal" as AACN did not have any ability to...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. Advice for 2014 UVA hopeful!!
    Kaityn: The email from UVa today was sent to all graduate applicants in all schools today. Every applicant regardless of School or whatever the academic decision will be has an account in the...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. UV Medical Center Nurse Residency summer 2014
    The Nurse Residency Program at the UVa Health System is for the first 12 months of employment as a new RN. Prospective new graduates apply for this program shortly before they graduate (the...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  19. Online RN to BSN Programs Legitimacy - Help Needed
    I'd encourage you to take a look at the admissions requirements for the NP or CRNA programs as well. For example, the APRN programs at my University require an academic letter of reference...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  20. This is a long shot.
    The Excelsior grads I have known have needed to leave Virginia to get their clinical experience. They were unable to find any hospital in VA willing to take them on with a provisional license (since...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  21. Advice for 2014 UVA hopeful!!
    The Acute Care, Family NP and Pediatric NP will have on-Grounds interviews in December. The Psych, Public Health and Health Systems Management programs have not finalized their interview methods or...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  22. Which school to choose?
    If you want to be a NP in the ICU setting, then I recommend the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP program. Pursue the role and the certification that you aspire to. A primary care credential would...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  23. Do my last semester of pre-reqs matter since I'll get a decision after the fact?
    While I cannot speak for all of the 1,000+ schools of nursing in the country, we reserve the option to rescind offers of admissions -- and we have done so.
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Is this salary range realistic?
    It all depends on cost of living in your particular city. Do not extrapolate data from one area to another. In my state of Virginia, new grad salaries range from $14.25 - $38.50 per hour. ...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. Advice for 2014 UVA hopeful!!
    We only conduct phone interviews for the CNL program. We have applicants from all across the country, and did not wanted to disadvantage those who were unable (or could not afford) to come to...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing


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