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AccelCNL MSN, RN

PCU, LTAC, Corrections
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AccelCNL is a MSN, RN and specializes in PCU, LTAC, Corrections.

Graduate of direct entry-MSN CNL program. Hope to one day work in a level IV NICU and become a NNP. 

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    Changing specialties

    Has anyone successfully transitioned from adults to a NICU? If so, what pointers can you give to make me an outstanding applicant? I am an adult PCU nurse ( with four years of experience) who has worked in Level II PCUs, LTAC, and corrections. I am interested in a Transition to Pediatric Nursing program that is offered by the local children's hospital. This hospital has a level IV NICU ( which happens to be the only one in the state).
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    Adult to pediatrics

    Has anyone successfully transitioned from adults to a NICU? If so, what pointers can you give to make me an outstanding applicant? I am an adult PCU nurse ( with four years of experience) who has worked in Level II PCUs, LTAC, and corrections. I am interested in a Transition to Pediatric Nursing program that is offered by the local children's hospital. This hospital has a level IV NICU ( which happens to be the only one in the state).
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    Adult to NICU

    Has anyone successfully transitioned from adults to a NICU? If so, what pointers can you give to make me an outstanding applicant? I am an adult PCU nurse ( with four years of experience) who has worked in Level II PCUs, LTAC, and corrections. I am interested in a Transition to Pediatric Nursing program that is offered by the local children's hospital. This hospital has a level IV NICU ( which happens to be the only one in the state).
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    Children's Hospital of Omaha

    Anyone here work at the NICU at Children's? I am interested applying to the Transition to Pediatric Nursing program.
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    Never Give Up on Your Dreams

    Wow time flies. So much has happened since I wrote this article. I am about to hit my four year mark as a RN in Sept. Have completed several travel contracts over the past year and half. Working hard on doing a few more months of contracts and then want to transition into peds ( hopefully the NICU).
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    Failed my NCLEX + PVT

    I failed the NCLEX-RN the first time in June. I used Saunders and Kaplan. I did not study as well as I could have and spent a lot of time simply learning content. After failing I was told to use the NCSBN review. However, I did not like it and I thought it was much to content dense. I decided to use Uworld alone. I cannot say enough about this program. The questions look exactly like the NCLEX setup. The questions are mostly priority based which are higher level questions. I did questions all the time. There is an app and I literally was doing questions during any spare minute. The rationales are succinct and very helpful. When I sat for the NCLEX, I remembered some rationales and this became very useful. I passed in 75 questions on 9/14 and I finished the exam in less than 90 minutes. I would also use the free 35 page study guide that is floating around on this site. Just do questions and commit to completing a certain amount each day. The Uworld questions have a higher difficulty than NCLEX questions in my opinion. The next time you will pass.
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    Colleton Medical Center and TRMC Orangeburg

    just bumping. hoping for replies
  8. Does anyone one work here? I have an interview here within the next two weeks. I like what I see on the website. I just would like some info from nurses who have worked there. How did you like it there? How were your experiences?
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    Colleton Medical Center and TRMC Orangeburg

    I'm going to be living in Moncks Corner. I've applied to several new grad positions ( at least 8 at MUSC) but these are the only hospitals to respond. I'm willing to drive the hr for the sake of gaining experience.
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    Vibra Hospital Charleston

    A goal of mine it be an acute care/ICU travel nurse. As a future military spouse I would rather start this sooner rather than later while my partner is stationed in the area for the next two years. I would love to start in an LTAC facility. Does Vibra hire new graduates? If the answer is yes, are new grads hired into working in the areas with the highest acuity patients? How is the orientation process? Do you feel that you as a new grad received all the support that was needed?
  11. I am moving to the Charleston area after graduating from a direct entry program. I have some interviews lined up at both of these hospitals. Does anybody have any comments about hospitals. I have interviews for PCU, 3West, and 4West at TRMC Orangeburg. How do you like working there? What is the culture on the unit? I also have an interview on the two med/surg units at Colleton Medical. How do you like working there? What is the culture? Any other comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    St. Louis University AGMSN

    I am presently 3/5 through with the program. Right now I am doing 12-hr shifts with my preceptor on an abdominal transplant floor. I also was able to pick up a few shifts in an ICU because I asked and my goal is to work in an ICU after graduation. Other than that everything is going great. I enjoy the program. Yes, it is stressful and the work can be demanding at times. However, never at one point in the program did I feel as if the work was impossible to complete. If you have any other specific questions send me a PM. Good luck with your application.
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    St. Louis University AGMSN

    Yeah, I am going to specialize and get my DNP but that is a least four or five years down the road.
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    St. Louis University AGMSN

    I applied around this time last year and I didn't hear about it until the week of MLK Day in January of this year. I think the program is great. Stressful ( yes), expensive ( YES), but rewarding and so worth it. The professors want us all to succeed but you will have to put in the work. We finish the first semester in three weeks and I can't wait. If you have questions just send me a message or post back right here. FYI. There are no interviews for admission unless they decided to do something new.
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    St. Louis University AGMSN

    I would apply anyways. There is an essay for the admissions process as well so just write a strong one. It's better to try than not at all. As long as you performed well on the prereqs I would take the chance if I were you. It's a great program and I don't regret my choice. Hope that helps.
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    Direct Entry Programs Illinois/Wisconsin

    I would apply to the programs anyway because you never know. There is another program in your area. I considered applying to Elmhurst College. However, I decided to attend the program at Saint Louis University. Your GPA isn't terrible. I got into two program ( I only applied to 2) without having a perfect undergrad GPA or only As in me prereqs. If you feel like to you want to have backup then apply to traditional programs as well. But don't automatically think that you will not be considered. If you are interested the link is : Elmhurst College: Nursing Master's Entry
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