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  1. Is Excelsior and college network the same thing?
    Caveat emptor!!
    Jan 23
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  2. Conduct your own research from scratch?
    I have done a solo, IRB-approved research study. Two, in fact with plans for a third. I work closely with our hospitals Research and Regulatory Affairs liaison. The first one was a requirement for my...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Research Nursing
  3. Looking for accelerated RN to MSN online!!!
    WGU does not offer a track for advanced practice MSN. Their only two foci are Leadership/Management and Education.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Touro Anyone?
    I'm starting the DNP program in March. You?
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. freaking out
    Thank you for the explanation. I learned something!
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Advice, please :)
    I think as long as you stay employed and stay working in peds, you should be fine. I transitioned to vent PDN peds to PICU- and my experience definitely helped me get the job.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. freaking out
    Define 'incidental exposure to ethanol"
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. RN license on probation looking for online BSN
    WGU requires an unencumbered license. I would wait until you no longer have this barrier in place.
    Jan 20
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  9. What's your tip for success?
    Do something related to school every day. Don't let two consecutive days pass without something school-related happening.
    Jan 19
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  10. do you wash your hair every day?
    I wash my hair every day- but I have done it for the last 50 years, so......
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. for those who work 12 hour shifts, how long is your lunch break?
    I am supposed to get 30 minutes unpaid. This seldom happens. I generally eat at the desk while catching up on charting.
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What grinds your gears about your coworkers?
    We're in the middle of RSV season in the Peds ICU world - and every darned night I start my shift by emptying an overflowing hamper jam-packed with used yellow isolation gowns. Arghhh.......
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. radiology tech vs respiratory therapy vs nursing
    Why don't you arrange three job shadows with each of these professions - and then ask people who are doing the jobs your questions? Nurses cannot tell you if they would rather be a rad tech- because...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Cross-Post New Grad PICU
    The AACNs Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care is the 'Bible' of PICU. Comprehensive. How long until you're comfortable? Years- PICU is the most challenging area of critical care nursing...
    Jan 16
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  15. Obtaining a BSN
    It matters only that you attended an accredited BSN program. I don't know of ANY employer who would rule-out an online grad. They are in the majority these days I suspect- the RN-to-BSN variety that...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Color me confused, can anyone please explain this shift?
    The only way to find this out is to ask the hospital HR people. We cannot possibly know this - sorry
    Jan 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Night Shift is killing me!
    There are a large number of threads on AN on adapting to night shift. That would be a good place to start. IF you want to keep your current job.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Faculty Shortage Puts Nursing Field in Critical Condition
    I think this is actually the larger problem- it is in my area anyhow.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Western governors u
    I am one of thousands of WGU RN-to-BSN grads. Getting ready to start a doctoral program in March! Do you have specific questions?
    Jan 15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. Any tricks on how to get abg correct
    First, decide the system that works best for you. Memorize the steps. Do a butt load of practice problems. Lather, rinse, repeat
    Jan 15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Night Shift (only twice a week) Advice
    The bonus here is 1) the two nights are consecutive and 2) eight hour shifts. I'm jealous!
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Any WGU students in Hawaii?
    I think you're mistaken about California. WGU has a pre-licensure program there and we have many, many RN-to-BSN students there as well. They have slightly different requirements esp. for Community...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  23. Night Shifter can't sleep on days off!  HELP!!!
    This is exactly the strategy I use as well. Additionally, be sure you're are not being exposed to light (trips to bathroom, etc) during your sleep time. Light falling on the retina supresses...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. BSN vs other degree
    You need a bachelor's of some sort to get into grad school. I contend a BSN would be the most helpful to you if you want an MPH and to practice as a nurse in the public health arena.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any WGU students in Hawaii?
    Why do you think your degree would not be 'recognized'? There are thousands of WGU nursing grads in the US - all 50 states. I assume you're already an RN and are in the RN-to-BSN program, right?
    Jan 13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing


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