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Kyla RN

Kyla RN BSN

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Kyla RN is a BSN and specializes in Research, Neurology.

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  1. Hi Oldmahubbard, thanks for your feedback. I knew there were a few M-F people out there that succeeded and I'm glad to have heard your story. With the one program I'm looking at, its about 1-2 days of clinicals/week per each clinical rotation. And a former colleague of mine who went through the program had a few classmates who were working M-F simultaneously. They did things like work 4-10s, worked on weekends so save weekdays for clinical days, and saved PTO. I agree it will be very challenging, but I'm trying to avoid changing jobs just for the sake of the program. I also have no intention staying in my department after graduation.
  2. Hello Rocknurse MSN

    I've come across your posts several times while sifting through different posts on this website. You are one of the very few nurses on here that I've seen that have worked a M-F type of job while attending grad school. I also work this type of schedule as a Research RN. I am strongly considering pursuing my MSN FNP online, but have been feeling very discouraged after reading opinions about needing to drop to part-time or quitting work altogether while in school, which is simply not an option for me. I was hoping to pick your brain and ask you about your work/school balance. Please let me know if you are agreeable to this and I will happily send you my questions on this forum or via personal email. 

    Kind regards, 

    Kyla RN

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      ·         Clearly and accurately identify at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

      ·         Clearly and accurately identify at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

      ·         Clearly and thoroughly explain in detail why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

      ·         Clearly and accurately explain how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

  3. Hi all, I haven't seen very many Sacred Heart University online FNP reviews. Spoke with an advisor and I like how the program is geared towards full-time working students. Any opinions? Thanks in advance!
  4. Hello all, I need some advice/feedback from RNs who have (or know someone who has) persevered through NP Grad School (online) while working 5-8's. I am interested in pursing my FNP through an online program that one can complete full time or part time. However, I'm a research RN and work 40 hrs/week in a Mon-fri 8-4 type schedule, plus some on-call duties. I am salaried so there is some flexibility to adjust my work hours (and sometimes I can work 4 10s). I'm not so concerned about the classes/coursework portions of the program, but I am worried about when the clinical/practicum hours need to be completed- will I be able to get my clinical hours in working mon-fri? I am the bread-winner in our house so the thought of dropping to part-time or quitting all together (and taking out more loans for basic needs) for the practicum portion seems impossible and not ideal. The program I'm looking at said the heavy-practicum part is in the last 1.5 years of the program. And I'm assuming since I want FNP, most clinical sites will only offer practicum hours during Mon-fri and may not be open weekends. Most people I know or read online about have worked 3 12s in the inpatient setting while completing their programs, but I know "5-8s" people exist (although not as common). So I'm curious to hear from those individuals how you planned everything out? Is it possible to do this? Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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