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    HVCC - ADN admissions 2019

    I can't speak to the TEAS cutoff, but all the clinical rotations are done in local hospitals. I was at Albany Med the first semester. Ellis this semester. St. Peters and Samaritan are also sites. There are lots of nursing programs in the area so the location depends a bit on what's available. I believe there are also rotations at St. Margarets and Pathways for SNF/peds time.
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    Career planning advice needed

    Hi all, I'm a 30 year old about to embark on nursing as a second career. I have a previous bachelors in Wildlife Biology, and 11 years of EMS experience (including 6 years as a medic in the army). When I first started my journey back into healthcare, I had targeted PA schools. The mid-level provider is really where I want to be. I opted for the nursing track instead, for a couple reasons. One is that I like the patient centered nursing care model more. The other reasons are more practical. I can finish an RN program faster and hopefully secure a job where the employer offers education benefits...thus, not sacrificing years of income. I chose the associates level programs since the accelerated BSN programs near me were over 4x the price....but I am fully committed to furthering my education, and hopefully making it to the DNP level. I'm not so sure what the best path to that is though. The way I see it, I have several options: 1: Do each degree. ASN-BSN-MSN-DNP 2: Skip the BSN. ASN-direct to MSN. I believe there are some programs for this; especially given that I already have a bachelors 3: Do a combined BSN-MSN program (I know SNHU advertises one). Go back for DNP later. Are there programs out there that offer a direct jump to DNP? Most I've seen require the masters. Is getting a BSN prior to the masters worth it?
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    NHTI Nursing

    I got in! Now trying to decide whether I should stay put here in upstate NY or head out to NH. Also got in at Lakes Region in Laconia.
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    Choosing NY or NH

    Hi all, My name is Jim, and I've recently been accepted to several ASN nursing programs....now I have a dilemma. I'm currently living in upstate New York, but have family in New Hampshire. From a tuition standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to stay put...going to a NH school will cost twice as much as staying put. However, we want a family soon and our in laws live up in New Hampshire. The wife and I would really like to get closer to them. The schools I'm looking at are: -Lakes Region CC (NH) -NHTI (NH) -Hudson Valley CC (NY) The Hudson Valley program is cheaper and I'd be working at clinical sites I'm already familiar with (I work as an EMT up here), but I don't have anything else to go by. All three programs appear to have NCLEX pass rates at 95% or above, but I'm not sure how else to judge the quality of the programs to make an objective decision. I'm also afraid of getting "stuck". We've been trying to leave NY for nearly 10 years. If we stayed put and saved the money, how difficult will it be to switch states? Is there a strong residency bias in nursing jobs or is it simply a matter of paying the money for reciprocity? I know this post is a little back and forth, but can anyone offer some insight on these three programs, or assuage/confirm my fears about getting stuck in NY if I stay here for school?