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  1. r0b0tafflicti0n

    Fall 2010 applicants for ccac

    Thanks to all of you for your responses. I have some of the books from the second semester left, but most from the 1st I've sold already. I'd say that Shadyside's the same deal book-wise as what people have said on this thread: don't worry about buying the newest editions, for the most part, especially for the nursing courses. I have the Pharm book and N102 for sure. . .I can check to see what else I have lying around. Oh god, now I'm seeing drug calc seminars? That was the bane of my existence in Pharm.
  2. r0b0tafflicti0n

    Fall 2010 applicants for ccac

    DonK/others: I'm looking for info about the flexibility of the program. I dropped out of Shadyside because I am a VERY single parent (no shared custody/visitation, no family in the area), and things really just were not working out for me there as a working mom. What time is the earliest clinical? Do you know how old transfer credits can be accepted from? It looks like, if I finished at CCAC, I'd be taking 1 course per semester most semesters as I have a previous degree and all the gen ed-type courses covered (and A&P, Micro, etc out of the way from Shadyside). This would be much more do-able for me, I think, if I can swing it financially. If I even want to be a nurse anymore (which is a whole other matter. . .).
  3. r0b0tafflicti0n

    UPMC Shadyside 2010 hopefuls

    If any of you want to buy my SSON uniforms, XS petite, PM me. I only wore them for one semester. I have 2 tops, I pair of pants, and a lab coat. I also have a not-as-nice S top and S regular pair of pants that I would sell cheaper or give to the person who buys the other stuff.
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    No, Caps Are Not Totally Gone

    Seriously. Only when men started becoming nurses were we permitted to stop dressing like nuns. Now RNs are supposed to start dressing like Student Nurses/orderlies again, go figure.
  5. That is ridiculous advice. She already has a bachelors degree; if she goes on to get an RN through any route she can go on to get a Masters without even obtaining a BSN. That said, I don't know that any of the city programs are "quicker" than any of the others. I did the CNA program at Truman and I thought it was a joke.
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    frustrated with "online" NP schools

    I think one aspect of this conversation that's being overlooked is the comparison to med school. Well, this ISN'T med school. Along that vein: I plan to practice in a rural area where there is a great need for family clinicians, and there certainly is no medical school or nurse practitioner program in the area. There is a PA program that would be a do-able commute, but I don't want to be a PA. My point is that making (quality) NP programs less accessible to qualified individuals would be a great detriment to patients, especially in rural areas.
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    is rape reportable?

    Also, this is not to say that the patient must file a police report; if they choose not to cooperate/press charges, they certainly have the right not to deal with the criminal justice system.
  8. r0b0tafflicti0n

    is rape reportable?

    It depends on your state. In Illinois, where I worked as a Rape Crisis Counselor, if a patient presents in an ER as a sexual assault victim the staff were required to report to the police (who rarely came in Chicago) and to a Rape Crisis agency to have an advocate present for the patient.
  9. Public Health, which I may end up doing. . . As for something I won't end up doing: I always said I should've been a Pharmacist.
  10. r0b0tafflicti0n

    online nurse practitioner

    One of the reasons I'm looking into Drexel is because I have a bachelors in non-nursing. I believe Frontier will accept this as well. I haven't finished wading through all of the other programs yet. . .I'm not sure how many others are in this boat and can weigh in, but I'm not planning to get a second bachelors so will be ruling out any school that requires a BSN. I MAY get a MPH prior to starting, but I haven't decided. I don't know yet.
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    NP Salary vs. RN salary

    Notice how it goes down the line in hospitals: Nurse aides become jealous/judgmental when another aide decides to pursue nursing school, RNs are unsupportive of each other when another pursues a master's level career, and so on. . .
  12. r0b0tafflicti0n

    online nurse practitioner

    Is anyone here familiar with Drexel's online program?
  13. r0b0tafflicti0n

    Is there a reason why most CNMs don't do homebirths?

    At any rate. . .does any one know if there's any progress being made on this???
  14. r0b0tafflicti0n

    Is there a reason why most CNMs don't do homebirths?

    I didn't say homebirth was illegal; she asked why CNMs didn't do homebirths. It's illegal for CNMs attend homebirths in PA. I assume it's considered "practicing medicine" stepping-on-toes nonsense. At any rate, I know there are D.L. midwives that practice homebirths here, and of course there are the Amish midwives, but good luck getting them to attend for the "English" (though some of the Mennonites might).
  15. r0b0tafflicti0n

    Is there a reason why most CNMs don't do homebirths?

    I live in Pittsburgh.