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  1. Not an easy choice to make
    Be sure to make an honest assessment of yourself. What if this retail store goes out of business? Do you think you could easily find another equivalent retail job with your company's competitors your...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Day in the life of a crna
    I would encourage you to try to shadow one before deciding on this career. I have met a couple CRNAs that shocked me when they said they would not do it again. They stated that they don't enjoy the...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Hate Medical Nursing! I want Psych!
    Well, its either stay in medical nursing to please others and be miserable, or go into psych nursing and make yourself happy...just decide which of these people are most important and make the...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Graduating NP School
    I agree with above response, jump right into a NP job for a year or two and then travel as an NP and you will still be able to do travel nursing but earning a lot more $. And remember the opportunity...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Inpatient Psych - Ever call the police on a patient?
    At state psych hospitals they usually have agency police on grounds who went through the same training as and are actual state troopers. They would respond to all psychiatric emergencies in tandem...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Psych home care
    Psych homecare may seem easy because you just give meds and go, but the trade off is that there is increased danger. My co-worker went in to wake up her long time patient in his apartment to refill...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Dating a former patient
    Putting ethics aside, the way I make decisions would be to consider the worst possible scenario and then see if i could deal with that worst case scenario. What if things go poorly in your...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. LPN salary in Palm Coast Fl
    You will be seriously disappointed with the pay rate you will find. Much less than NY. Expect to make only 50% per hour of NY rates. But cost of living is way lower and the weather is glorious.
    Oct 25
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. PMHNP Courses
    Thanks for updating us. How many classes are you taking each semester?
    Oct 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. FNP - How to make enough $$$ to pay the bills?
    Per diem (no benefits) rates for NPs in Connecticut range from $60 to $100 per hour. I would imagine many larger cities nationwide would have comparable per diem rates so picking up a per diem job in...
    Oct 25
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Psych RN vs Medical social worker
    Psych RN. Of course I am biased because this is a nursing website and I am a Psych RN. But in terms of flexibility of working all three shifts and the number of different upward career advancement...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Are state benefits really all it's cracked up to be?
    One thing nice about my state is that you get *full* health benefits even if you are a part-time state employee with hours between 17.5 to 32 per week. A hybrid employment strategy that I am going to...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Undergraduate gpa
    I believe many of the NP programs set a minimum GPA of 3.0, so i would not get too worried. Check the schools you are trying to get into and many times they list the minimum gpa right within the...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Are state benefits really all it's cracked up to be?
    Forgot to mention in my earlier post that as state government budgets are coming under more scrutiny, and depending on what type of governor is in office at the time for that particular state, more...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Are state benefits really all it's cracked up to be?
    Strong unions, tuition reimbursement (usually covers minimum of 75% of tuition), career mobility (program that allows you to go to class instead of work 2-3 days per week and be paid the same all...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Which Graduate Degree??
    For both I would say Adult NP. The Acute Care NP and CRNA are more specialty tracts which by definition are not as flexible as an adult NP would be.
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Post Master's FNP Help
    Everyone here who has had problems with Umass needs to contact the the state of Massachusetts dept of education and file a complaint, otherwise this program will simply continue to abuse future...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Working with a schizophrenic nurse
    This apparent religious zealot might have developed this delusion as a way to cope with her divorce and having her former spouse come out as being gay, both rank high as being extremely high life...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. UMASS Boston FNP program
    Someone needs to print out all the bad pub that the UMass has received on this message board and mail it to the head of the UMass director of the FNP program to enlighten them of how they are doing....
    Sep 14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. from the VA to private sector ED
    I understand what you're saying. Funny how this twenties age thing works because I am 38 and I placed happiness above all else when I was in my 20s too...then I got older and suddenly benefits make...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. from the VA to private sector ED
    See if you can stay with the VA part-time, just the minimum # of hours to be eligible for benefits and then work elsewhere in private sector or per diem. Some state jobs (not sure about federal)...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Changing occupations
    Keep your LPN license active. Never narrow your options because if worse case scenario comes then u could always go back to working as LPN. Pursue your RN unless you find another line of work that...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Goodwin College
    I never did not change my normal work schedule of 32 hours per week while I was in Goodwin's nursing program (I graduated in May 2013). Although, I did work nights and was able to have a lot of down...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  24. kaynor lpn program
    Call up Kaynor Tech and ask the operator to put you thru to the LPN program department. The person that picks up the phone in that dept will be able to guide you, or, some schools have all the...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
    My state does not allow you to hold both at the same time. I will bet your state is the same in that. Once you qualify for RN they will force you to relinquish your LPN.
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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