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    Role Transition Advice

    I'm starting my final semester of nursing school in the fall and need to choose where I want to do my role transition in a couple of weeks. My school requires us to choose an acute care setting, but I'm not feeling particularly inspired by any of the acute care floors available to us. I'm have an interest in women's health, but found labor and delivery and postpartum floors to be lackluster and the nurses were pretty cliquey and unwilling to teach. Obviously this may not be the case on another L&D floor, but it was a little bit scarring. I'm thinking I really want to do some sort of outpatient/clinic women's health/public health situation after graduation. Something like a free clinic for reproductive care, or maybe nurse-family partnership home visiting. Does anyone have any advice on choosing a floor? I'm feeling uninspired. Side note - if anyone has any advice on working in acute care for a few years before transitioning to outpatient/public health vs. going straight there after graduation I would appreciate that too.
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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    I so appreciate your reply. I think this is exactly what I needed to hear.
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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    You mentioned that you're moving on to plan B. What is your plan B? I assume that the intense pressure to be as efficient as possible is more likely happening in hospitals. Are you moving to a clinic, private practice, or something else? Do you see any sort of solution to these issues at any level, nursing or systemic? Do other healthcare professionals feel as frustrated with pressure from upper and middle management, or is the burden heavier on nurses because they are kind of the worker bees of a healthcare facility?
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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    What changes have been made in terms of clinical preparation of students? I have heard from new nurses, older nurses, and NPs alike that a huge portion of nursing skills and education happens post graduation on the job. Do you think that part of the reason there is a decline in skill is that there just isn't the time/patience/care put into training new grads on the job?
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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    I get that, but the extent of negativity I have seen is pretty shocking. I mean, walking up to a group of students and telling them to quit is pretty extreme no matter how rough of a day it's been. Nursing will be a career change for me, I worked previously as a social worker. It was a lot of complaining there too - not enough funding, heavy caseloads, emotionally heavy work - but at the end of the day there was always a "we are here to support each other and our work is important" sort of sentiment. I guess I'm wondering if that sort of comradery and support exists within nursing?
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    Do nurses hate nursing?

    I’m a second degree, second semester nursing student and I’m feeling really discouraged. Nearly everything I see online about nurses and nursing is negative. From the “all mean girls become nurses” trope to endless comments on silly tiktoks from nurses telling students to “quit while they can” and talking about how much they hate their jobs. One of the clinical groups in my program even had a nurse walk up to their group at lunch time and tell them it’s not worth it and they shouldn’t become nurses. What the @#$% is up? I know burnout is real, especially right now. But should I be as terrified as I am to enter the field in 10 short months? I’m really concerned that I won’t have supportive professional relationships to help me succeed as a new grad nurse.
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    Would anyone who turned down their offer be willing to share what led to that choice? I’m having a hard time deciding
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    Did anyone else get the email about the MN? Thoughts?
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    It’s super expensive, but comparable to other private programs. Northeastern is $90,000 as well. It’s private and has an excellent reputation. However, I’ve heard they give tons of scholarships so it’s possible that after it’s all said and done tuition will be in the same ballpark as other ABSN programs.
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    I was told we would hear about scholarships by February.
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    I applied to Drexel, Duquesne, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Penn State, Rutgers, Creighton, University of Tennessee, Medical University of SC, University of Miami and Arizona State University. So far I've been admitted to ASU, Emory, and Duquesne.
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    Emory ABSN Fall 2020

    Hi! I was accepted last month. TEAs: 90% Undergrad GPA: Overall, 3.86 but I had transferred schools my sophomore year and I had a 4.0 at the school I graduated from. I wrote a personal statement! I did not take the GRE. I am hoping I will be able to attend Emory as it's my top choice, but my god it is expensive!