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  1. Nursing School. Did you work?
    I work 24-36 hours a week (I work 12 hour shifts..2 to 3 days a week) and I'm in my 2nd semester of nursing school and have gotten all As and Bs so far. It's definitely possible, but like others have...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Take a pay cut to be a CNA for the experience??
    Med-surg gives you LOADS of experience. Don't discount it. I was a CNA for 2 1/2 years on a post op floor and I wouldnt trade my experience for the world. And btw, I'm now a CNA in the emergency...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Do you eat well/exercise while in the program?
    I run, and try to keep up on my running while in school but it's hard going to school, going to work, and trying to find time to work out! I try to run at least 2-3 days a week. I try to eat healthy...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare
    Picky can be good, if you can afford to be picky. Not everyone can afford to sit around unemployed for a year or more waiting for their dream job to come around. No one is saying you should work in a...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Working while in nursing school.
    +1. I honestly believe if I didn't work I wouldn't do as well in school as I do. If I'm not under pressure I slack off and procrastinate. I work between 24-32 hours a week usually and I think it...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. RN to BSN
    It's still easy for ADNs to find hospital jobs around here too, however, many bigger hospitals do prefer BSN (but will hire ADN sometimes). I do think it's worth it, because for almost anything...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. How do you decide on a speciality?
    I would just worry about getting any job first. The market is so tight today, and I don't know where you live, but in many areas it's hard for new grads to find jobs let alone in a speciality. Once...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare
    I don't think obamacare will really have any impact on it, but as others have said it really depends where you live...I live in Wisconsin and plenty of hospitals still hire a lot of ADNs. Even magnet...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. 2020 BSN law
    As others have said, it's not a law..Simply a goal that 80% of nurses have a BSN by 2020. In some areas it's almost impossible to get into a hospital without a BSN, in other areas it's still fairly...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. How different is ASN vs. BSN?
    There may be a much larger salary for BSN nurses where you live, but this isn't true everywhere. I live in the midwest and at the hospitals around here there is no salary difference whatsoever. A few...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. difference between associates and bachelors in nursing
    There is very little difference between my ADN program and the local BSN programs. I had to take chemistry, A&P 1 and 2, micro, psych, sociology, etc just like the BSN students. It's true that the...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. RN wondering is it worth getting BSN
    Um...no it's not. I live in the midwest and I can tell you the hospitals around here still regularly hire ADNs. Some magnet hospitals may be requiring BSN, but it is hardly 'mandatory everywhere'.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ADN vs BSN
    Where I live BSN's make the same as ADN RN's at almost all the hospitals. BSN's don't have to get paid more because they carry the same license as an ADN and are licensed to do the same job. Yes,...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. ADN's being pushed out
    I think what he's talking about is cases where hospitals hire a new grad BSN over an experienced ADN.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. Thoughts
    Well, what do you think you would prefer? LTC or hospital? I'd try for both. It's sometimes hard for a CNA without any experience to get hired in a hospital. However, I was hired in a hospital...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Do not underestimate the difficulty level of nursing school...
    You're in for a surprise lol. You take pre-reqs before entering nursing school, but then you have your actual nursing classes. Yes, I "only" have 3-4 classes every semester. Nursing school however is...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I remember reading some posts of PMFB's awhile ago where he did state that many of the BSN grads left the program before their contract was up for CRNA school, and that was why the program preferred...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I think it really depends where you live. I can name 3 BSN programs within an hour of where I live that would cost $40,000. Even if you take all the pre-reqs at a community college, the BSN programs...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Job market- ADN students being warned?
    Yep, my ADN program has an agreement with almost every BSN school in the state that all the credits will transfer. They are also looking into actively partnering with one of the schools in the area....
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Do not underestimate the difficulty level of nursing school...
    Great post, except there are people who manage to work who also have kids...Some people don't have a choice and just have to find a way to make it work.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. I need some guidance!
    A few schools around here offer RN-MSN in the classroom. Take a look around at your local schools, it seems RN-MSN programs are becoming much more popular
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Does anybody know anybody that has been pregnant in nursing program?
    I know plenty of people that were pregnant during nursing school. Some took a semester off and came back, some just went part time, and some came back right away. Just depends on the support you have...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    If you're paying that kind of money to do an RN-BSN program, you should at least be writing your own papers so you are the one gaining knowledge from them, not your son, daughter, significant other,...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Applying for jobs while completing last semester?
    A friend of mine graduates in May and has already been offered a job. However, she is a student nurse intern for the hospital she was hired for so they may be more willing to take a chance on her...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Which is the hardest part of the nursing program?
    Which semester is going to be the hardest depends a lot on your individual program. In my program 3rd and 4th semester are really hard, and 1st and 2nd are a bit easier. For my friend at his school,...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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