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  1. I graduate from a Florida school and I plan to move to Mississippi. I want to have my license registered in Mississippi and I plan to work there. What would be the simplest way to do it, I can take the NCLEX in either place. Do I need to file with the Florida BON and then transfer the license to Mississippi, or can I just take the test with Mississippi BON? Would my school have to send all my files to the Mississippi BON then? Since both states are compact am I able to apply for a compact state license in Florida and then just work in Mississippi?
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    Graduating in Florida but Moving to Mississippi

    I am not currently living in MS but I will move there, I already have a house ready to move to, just not the "paperwork" that I live there but I would do it immediately once I move. Do you think I should just take it in Florida and then get it switched once I move to MS?
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    Florida Schools RN to BSN

    I am graduating from a program with my ADN fairly soon. I already have finished all the prerequisites that I would need for any Florida BSN program. I am wondering which school would be the best one to go to. Right now I am considering USF, UCF, UF, UWF but UNF/FIU/FAU all also have BSN programs. I am looking for feedback from those who did their RN to BSN at state schools. My goal is to be an NP, I know I will have to put considerable effort in all programs but at the same time, I don't want to tank my GPA if I can go to a program that's easier. I will be working full time but I do not have kids so I am sure I can manage.
  4. I am just wondering if anyone has done the RN to BSN at UTK. I graduate from an ADN program soon and have chosen to get my BSN pretty much right away. I have to apply to the school and my GPA is 3.7 so I would have no problems with transferring. If anyone has done it how was it? I know that RN to BSN programs require a lot of discussions and papers which I don't mind doing. But I do want to go to CRNA school and want to have the highest GPA possible, plus the cost is really high and I could go out of state and pay less at some other programs that are not as rigourous.
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    College of Central Florida (CF) ADN Program Fall 2018

    It's alright, they teach you how to pass the test. 1st semester clinicals are ok but its entirely dependent on the facility and instructor. There is one instructor that everyone hates but passing the actual clinical part is easy. They make you do a lot of busy work and things that aren't beneficial in my opinion. For pharmacology study the powerpoints and study guides that they post on canvas, don't try to memorize every side effect of each drug you will just get lost and do bad on the test. Other two classes are allright, Clinical concepts is mostly focused on the book and how to actually do nursing skills.You should listen to how YOUR instructor wants them to be done since they change their mind too much and are never on the same page. Foundations of nursing is all about how to be a caring nurse and things like that. Biggest problems for me was that clinicals in first semester were useless, but that will depend on the facility as we literally were not allowed to do anything with patients. Instructors are not on the same page and each have their own ways of doing this, so just stick to whatever intructor you get and make sure you understand their expectations. Pharm is taught by an upper level instructor she is great.
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    College of Central Florida (CF) ADN Program Fall 2018

    Good luck applying. I just finished my first year at CF. There is no real gpa cut off, if you are above 3.6 and got mostly A/Bs in prerequisites you are good to go. A lot of people drop the program once they enter usually about 50% as they dont expect how much time you have to devote to school.