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EricJRN has 16 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

I'm a NICU nurse with an education focus and a clinical instructor for an undergraduate nursing program. I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student.

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    How to answer behavioral & clinical questions?

    I realize this is an old thread, but it’s a good question and might help somebody else. If you have any work or clinical experience, you have probably run into a time when you disagreed with someone. (When I’m conducting an interview, I ask this as “...
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    Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?

    I’m another EC grad here. I finished back in 2005, so I’m not going to be much help to you, but I wanted to say good luck!
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    Two ADN programs

    Good luck to you. It’s a little disconcerting to think that students in the second program will wash out so frequently, but it sounds like you would be an above-average student in that program. Something you might check into: Do these progr...
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    Clinical Grading

    Mine uses pass/fail, but the student has to achieve certain numeric scores (like a minimum numeric grade on care plans) in order to pass.
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    First interview for nurse residency program!

    Here are a couple of things to think about. Do you have a specific strategy that you are implementing to address this weakness? Also, since "I don't know when to say no" can come across as sort of a self-serving answer, an interviewer may ask yo...
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    I saw the Bat signal

    Congrats on getting it done in spite of the complications created by the pandemic and life circumstances in general. Good luck on the NCLEX!
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    Any MD Anderson Nurses here?

    Good luck to you, Chasslane. I worked at MDACC in the early to mid-2000s before I was a nurse, and I liked the organization. I wish I could be more help to you as far as the current pay and such. Hope you get some helpful replies.
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    online graduate statistics course?

    Just adding one here for future reference: Mizzou Online (University of Missouri) offers one that can be completed in a few weeks. It’s through their educational psychology program and is not too difficult. It’s online but you have to have your thre...
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    Excelsior and Texans

    I’m a Texan and an EC graduate from ~13 years ago. I’ve really been out too long to give good advice, but I wanted to wish you guys good luck.
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    Ready For The CPNE

    I passed the CPNE so long ago that we didn’t even have the FCCAs, so I don’t have any particularly relevant advice, but I wanted to wish you good luck!
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    Confused about MSN degree options?

    For most positions that I know of, your FNP program would be sufficient if you wanted to teach. I have a master's with an emphasis in nursing education because I wanted to pursue teaching but was not ready for an advanced practice role like NP. I am ...
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    6 Things Your Professor Wishes You Knew

    Nice work! I enjoyed reading this. When I earned a distance-based master's degree, my favorite professors were the ones that I saw as the most engaged with us in discussions, but it's certainly a two-way street that really starts with the students be...
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    Dropping the "Nurse Card"?

    It's so weird... I was stopped tonight (for having a brake light out) after seeing this thread just this week. Strangely, the officer said that my insurance was also coming up as expired, but I just now verified that I have current coverage and no ou...
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    Dropping the "Nurse Card"?

    Did it once by complete accident. I had driven home after forgetting my wallet at a restaurant less than a mile from home. As I was driving back to the restaurant, I got stopped for an expired inspection sticker. Of course I didn't have my license (w...
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    50 years!

    Outstanding! I'm so glad to have had you around AN all this time!