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    A little clinical exp....

    I feel that it has been crucial for me to have some experience in the clinical setting, before I attempted nursing school. I Hope to work in the ER setting one day, and I am lucky to have been an ER Tech for the last 4 years. I am in my 4th semester of a 2 year program. As I get closer to graduation.....I find myself at a crossroads. Working in an ER, I have gained the trust and friendship of the people I work with. It is uncommon for the ER I work in to hire new ADN nurses. Yet, I have already been offered a position....informally by my manager....and of course pending my passing the N-CLEX! As time draws nearer, I am questioning whether or not this would be a wise move. I work in a small critical access hospital. There is a fair amount of "action", but nothing like a big city ER. There is a program at a large hospital....60 miles from home, called "Transition to Specialty Practices", it is for ADN students(new grads), to learn ICU and ER, with placement at the end of a 4 month training period. Do I try and complete it and get experience, then try to get a bob closer to home later on? Anyone out there have any advice for me, based on their experience? I know taking a job close by may rob me of some exposure. I want to do what is best for my career, but will need to make some sacrifices, in order to train at a larger hospital....
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    Men in Nursing...

    Hello, I am new to nursing, almost done with an ADN degree program. I have been working concrete construction most of my adult life...then got involved in healthcare and have found new direction. I am 6'3" 245 pounds. Just curious about any obstacles or insight on experience as a male nurse....and not fitting the traditional mold of a nurse. The days of Florence Nightingale are gone.....Modern "nursing" seems different than that of even 20 years ago.....? So far patient response has been positive. Anyone else feel a bit like a fish out of water, when people say that "Nursing" is something that men shouldn't do. Simply because Nursing is a feminine desciption of the job....?
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    New to Nursing....

    Hello, I am new to nursing, almost done with an ADN degree program. I have been working concrete construction most of my adult life...then got involved in healthcare and have found new direction. I am 6'3" 245 pounds. Just curious about any obstacles or insight on experience as a male nurse....and not fitting the traditional mold of a nurse. The days of Florence Nightingale are gone.....Modern "nursing" seems different than that of even 20 years ago.....? So far patient response has been positive. Anyone else feel a bit like a fish out of water??
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    BSN online, or at university??

    Hi, I am wondering about any experiences on obtaining my BSN. I am in the last semester of an ADN nursing program. I would like to continue on for my BSN ASAP. I have had mixed feedback about schools for my BSN. Some people feel that it is better to go to a "Brick and Mortar" university....than to go through something like Western Governors.....because of the accreditation?? Do employers like to see a university on a resume?? Thanks any input is appreciated!
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    New to nursing...

    Hello, I am beginning my last semester as an ADN nursing student.I hope to be a nurse in an ER when I graduate, but i have been told it is extremely difficult to be hired without a BSN, in critical care areas. I know that there is a LOT to learn from this point on....Wondering if there are any nurses out there with any input or advice on getting hired in an ER, with only a associates degree?