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  1. I in all likelihood will be moving to MDR in Feb' 2006. I am aware of how expensive it is but have opportunity to rent 3 bed/3 story home for 2K. I will need roomates but my questions are as follows: I want to know how to find out what utilitity expenses for property are - in Arizona you can call up utility company give them property address and they'll tell you what cost of electricity was at the property for past year. Also what costs are for trash, water, phone service (have no cellphone)? How do I also find out what it will cost to register my car? And are there local papers where I can place free ads for roommates? I am not using this website to look for roommate as it would violate policy just assistance in how to place ad for MDR area..Tried some online roommate services but they are all 18 and I'm in my early 40's so want someone more age appropriate..Thank you...
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    Career Conflict: Nursing, yes or no

    I agree follow your heart. Do not be like me. I have always wanted to do nursing but have not always followed my gut instinct. I took Human Anatomy classes as far back as 1992 and guess what I am still not a nurse! Despite what many people's experiences are in nursing, even today 13 years since took my first Anatomy class still want to do nursing. I am well aware of the good and bad in nursing but still think it is one of few careers where you have many options.I just graduated (May '05) with degree in Business and Gerontology and as US population is aging rapidly a nursing degree can only enhance things. So at age 43 (nealry 44) I have decided to apply to accelerated nursing programs and take my chances.I will probably have to retake couple of classes but that is fine. I just wanted to let you know that there are older folks contemplating nursing as career, to go with your gut instinct and wish you the very best in your pursuits.
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    New Grad ready to quit...

    Nelligolitely, I wanted to thank you for writing your email. Like you I have extremely low self-esteem, have suffered from depression and do not always handle stress well. I am over-cautious as I doubt my own judgment so double check everything! When I lock my house at nite to go to bed I will check 3-4 times that I have locked doors that I know I have already locked! I think for me a lot of it has do to with not having as a young child anyone in my corner giving me positive reinforcement. Unlike you though I am a coward and have never pursed a nursing degree even though I would love to. I love the variety, the sciences, the people and am well-educated on pros and cons of current nursing conditions. But for all of the above reasons I do not pursue nursing as a career. I KNOW you have what it takes. I agree with all others that your orientation/preceptorship was less than desirable. Take some time for yourself and do not put all blame on yourself for errors made. Perhaps you need to look for another job. I have taken meds before for depresson and it helped me. I am not advocating it but something to consider...There are probably many places that will accept and give you the proper orientaiton that you require. Don't knock yourself - you hve come this far. Take time off and look at your options...Good luck
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    2nd Career RNS >40?

    I would like to know from 2nd career RNS who are either in process of getting RN degree or in the field now if you regret your decision to enter nursing or happy with decision? I would like to know the pros and cons. Thanks...
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    Second Degree Accelerated or 5 semester BSN- Help me decide

    If I were you I would go for an accelerated BSN. It will be more expensive but you will be out in the workforce 18 months earlier than in the regular BSN program. Many people nowadays take accelerated BSN programs and are wonderful nurses. I would suggest if you take the accelerated BSN route that upon graduation you accept job that has a long orientation/preceptorship. Accelerated programs are good programs and many fpeople don't seem to understand that yes you have a degree already but all the programs require prior to entry that you still need miro, chem, human anat and physiology. It's not like you just enter BSN accelerated program without having these. But ultimately do what is best for you. I think with your years in college as evidence by your degrees that you will have no problems doing an accelerated program. Do ultimately what your gut instinct tells you to do. Whichever way you go you will still be an RN! Good luck. I intend to do the acclerated BSN..
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    Want to move to AZ, help me with some ??'s please!

    There are many nice place to live such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix.Flagstaff is nice but I have never lived there. Temperatures are more reasonable than in the Valley. But like all places there are bad areas within each of places I mentioned. Banner Health in Mesa has good reputation and housing around there is nice. Scottsdale Healthcare also has great reputation. I live in Mesa and I like it a lot. My advice would be either move here and stay with brother before you get a job. You'll have no probelm getting job believe me! Research the hospitals and the areas and then get job. Or else if get job first prior to moving out here rent apartment for short lease and check around for places/areas t live. Arizona has good freeway system. Flag would definitely be worth a look as well.
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    Want to move to AZ, help me with some ??'s please!

    There are many nice place to live such as Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix.Flagstaff is nice but I have never lived there. Temperatures are more reasonable than in the Valley. But like all places there are bad areas within each of places I mentioned. Banner Health in Mesa has good reputation and housing around there is nice. Scottsdale Healthcare also has great reputation. I live in Mesa and I like it a lot. My advice would be either move here and stay with brother before you get a job. You'll have no probelm getting job believe me! Research the hospitals and the areas and then get job. Or else if get job first prior to moving out here rent apartment for short lease and check around for places/areas t live. Arizona has good freeway system. Flag would definitely be worth a look as well.
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    Am I really doing the right thing?

    Cindee, Many of us older students know how you feel. I am 43 in October and currently finishing my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (business and Gerontology) and then either want to pursue degree in nursing or radiation therapy. I do well in all my classes except for math in which I get C's. When I was young I was keen for all A's but know that math is not my forte and I am actually happy to even get a C as means don't have to take darned class again.I left my well paying secretarial job over 18 months ago to finish school and pursue career in nursing and I am scared that I will fail but I have lived most of my life wondering what others though of me and now I have to live for me. Just do it and even if it's not for you or you don't succeed at least you will have tried and that's most important. Just do your best in math (sure you will do fine) and if you get C well so be it - it's a passing grade.. Good luck in your endeavours...
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    Ready to call it quits!!!!

    MsJKm, Many years ago I had a "W" grade on my transcripts and like you it pulled my GPA down. I had it on transcripts for years until about 5 years ago I just asked if it could be removed and it was. I just think you need to look into it and see if it helps. Good luck..
  10. I currently have insurance thru the university so may want to look into their policies but not sure if cover kids or not. Another good website is ehealthinsurance.com. good luck. next semester I can't afford insurance so will be without it but have no choice..
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    HealthSouth

    I saw the CEO of Healthsouth interviewed last week on CBS - what an arrogant ba...rd! Blamed everything on everyone else and admitted no wrongdoing. He blamed others for financial improprieties and of course he is tremendously wealthy they showed the 4 huge mansions he owns.... In contrast the CEO of IMCLONE was interviewed week before and he is no angel but he did admit his wrongdoings and I admired him for that..I am not condoning their actions at all
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    Top Rated Accelerated BSN programs

    Jennifer, Which university are you attending and what is your tuition? I will graduate from ASU with degree in Business and Gerontology (2 minors) and want to do accelerated program as I just turned 42 yesterday and need to get back into the workforce...
  13. Carolyn - I attend ASU right now (another program) and wondered how you liked ASU's nursing program? I have good and bad things about it in the past few years...
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    Any suggestions on a good resignation letter

    Mu apologies 'Cometothecradle". WendyM's resignation letter would be a perfect one to use. I am sorry to hear of your predicament. You probably don't want to hear this but it might be best thing for you - sounds like crappy place to work anyway. You'll be fine - good luck...
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    Any suggestions on a good resignation letter

    Wendy - your resignation letter is perfect. Don't change it. I am sorry to hear of your "forced" resignation. What a profession...
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    Lumps in breasts.......................

    yes please tell her to get a mammogram. One of my closest friends died last year of breast cancer at age 38 due to initial misdiagnosis by first doctor.