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  1. WGU RN-BSN prereq question
    I probably had about 160 credits before I came to WGU. Only about 80 of them transferred. Every school will require you to get X amount of credits from their school before they will offer you a...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  2. "Quickest" classes to complete?
    I think most of the really long classes are toward the end of your program. I don't remember ever spending this much time on the previous semesters of work. I am working nights now, which makes all...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Is wgu right for a newish nurse?
    You have plenty of experience to work on a WGU degree. I started at WGU about 4 months into my first nursing job. For most of the core nursing classes, it is not really relevant to what you are...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  4. Did I choose the wrong career?
    It will get better. Since you have only been a nurse for 4 months, I'm going to assume that you have only been off of orientation for about 2. At about 6 months you will start feeling much more...
    Sep 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should I leave ICU and go into L&D?
    Shadowing is a great idea. You have to think about what you want in the long-term. You have gained some very marketable skills in Neuro and ICU that can transfer to about any other department of...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Stethoscope recommendations
    Honestly, buy a cheap one. I bought my first one on Amazon for $2.99 and it sufficed just fine through nursing school. I later got a Littman for much more, but I couldn't notice much of a...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Holy cow! My book total is how much?!
    I also did the same all through my 8 years of being in a phyical college. No one ever said anything, and I saved a ton of money. The chapters were sometimes in dfferent order, so I would just look at...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Help!
    Don't go back to school for nursing. You'll be sorry that you did. You will be starting from the very bottom again, and you've come too far for that. Work for a couple of years and reassess.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. color coding staff
    I'm coming from a smaller facility without a dress code to one with color coordination. I was against it at first, but it makes sense in the bigger organization, with less confusion to who is...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. I Hate People (my rant)
    I can understand where you are coming from. I'm very similar in many ways...alot of things get on my nerves and a lot of people get on my nerves. I can be very social at times and very outgoing and...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is Your Biggest Challenge as a Nurse or a Nursing Student?
    Talk to a doctor. After you get help you are going to wonder why you waited so long. Trust me on this one. Been there, done that.
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. possible interview at Barnes Jewish in St. Louis, MO
    Did you ever hear back?
    Jul 18
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  13. extracurricular activities
    There are plenty of places that hire techs without being a cna. I could name a few of them in the St. Louis region.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. How do you spend your first day off?
    I work nights at the moment, and I do not consider myself a night person at all. I typically sleep about 5 or 6 hours, wake up, eat dinner, spend some time with my boyfriend, and go back to bed. If...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    umbilicus Merriam-Webster Pronunciation
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Don't be afraid to negotiate!
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Wellpoint/Anthem BCBS phone interview
    I had a phone interview with Anthem recently and they seemed to move very quickly. I don't believe it said "hiring manager review" ever...if it did, it wasn't long before an offer was extended and...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. Grade of compression stockings
    The Fytto Style 1066 from Amazon is a good sock that is pretty thick and doesn't feel like Grandpa's dress socks. I find that my feet don't get too sweaty in them, either. They are usually under...
    May 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. St. Louis, MO LD RN?
    Did you ever decide to come to St. Louis? I'm familiar with the area, so I was just wondering if you still needed help.
    May 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. 2-5 Years Clinical Experience
    In your experience, when a job description for a case management position asks for 2-5 (or however many) years of "clinical experience", are they referring to floor experience, case management...
    May 15
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  21. Is it a good idea to get an EMT while doing pre-reqs for nursing?
    It will definitely be helpful when you are looking for your 1st nursing job. Almost no one is able to get in the ER upon graduation, but your experience will definitely make you a "shoe-in".
    May 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. SSM DePaul or SLU?
    One is definitely closer to where I am currently living, but I don't plan on living here for very much longer and I may move closer to the other hospital. I was hoping someone would be able to...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  23. Slow HR and 2 week notice
    Don't give a notice until you have the job.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Pay rate for new nurses in the south
    I would say that around $20 is pretty accurate.
    Feb 17
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  25. SSM DePaul or SLU?
    I have potential job offers from Saint Louis University and SSM DePaul, both as a floor nurse (more than likely, Med floor). Would anyone want to weigh in on one or the other? I don't know any $$$...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Missouri Nursing