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Medic2RN has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ER, IICU, PCU, PACU, EMS.

Wife, mother, former firefighter/ paramedic; ED RN

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  1. Medic2RN

    Will my EMT experience help get a job as an ER-Nurse?

    Hi SOCAL! Here's my 2 cents if you're interested. I would definitely list your EMT-B experience. It shows you have prior knowledge of emergency situations and assessment skills. I would only recommend becoming a Paramedic if you are going spend some years getting the experience under your belt. Without the experience, those in EMS refer to it as a "Paper Medic". Since you stated your goal is to become an ER nurse, go to nursing school and advance your goal that way. Although ER nurses and Paramedics are in the same area of emergency medicine, they are different. I was a firefighter/paramedic for some time before becoming a nurse. I could not get into the ER even with 9 years of 911 experience. I was able to get hired in the IICU/PCU area (which I thought was strange). I finally got hired in the ER after 2 years of critical care experience. My Paramedic license helped me personally with IV starts, assessment skills, medications, and reading EKGs, but it did not help me get a shoe in the ER. I found that they only counted hospital nursing as experience. I know this is anecdotal, but considering my background, I would still advise to go the nursing route if you want to be an ER RN or go the Paramedic route if you want to be in EMS. Best wishes to you and your future!
  2. Medic2RN

    WSSU NUR 2313 Books

    Moved to the North Carolina Nursing forum for more of a response.
  3. 1mrsbs, I was apprehensive about writing papers also since it's been 20+ years for me. They walk you through the first assignment and supply multiple resources to assist you with paper writing. It took me a long time to write that first one, but it's actually easier now due to the technology. Just follow the rubric and the topic with all of its points and you'll do fine. Best of luck to you!
  4. Medic2RN

    ULL RN-BSN January 2015

    I started last semester in October. I'm pleased with the program so far. 353 & 354 were not bad at all and I was able to work full time while studying for my classes. Good luck everyone!
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    University of Louisiana-Lafayette online RN-BSN

    You should have received a degree plan with the semesters marked. I did when I was accepted there. Do you have other general courses to do? I would talk to your adviser and explore other options of taking the gen ed courses somewhere else (comm college, CLEP, online). They are very open about options other than taking them at ULL. Don't give up, 7 weeks will be over soon and you can look into other ways to reach your goal. Good luck!
  6. I guess we will be classmates, squirrel12!
  7. I start on October 20th. The application process was very easy. The advisers have been great about keeping touch with me. I needed two additional classes and they were terrific about suggesting alternative ways to fulfill those requirements to save me tuition costs. So far so good!
  8. Medic2RN

    Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?

    Yes. I was hired with only PCU nursing and paramedic experience. I think it depends on the ER and what the manager is looking for at the time.
  9. Moved to the Virginia Nursing forum.
  10. Medic2RN

    Alabama nursing programs

    Moved to the Alabama Nursing forum.
  11. Medic2RN

    nova and barry information

    Moved to the Florida Nursing forum for more of a response.
  12. Moved to the New York Nursing forum.
  13. Medic2RN

    ECU Accelerated BSN SS2 2014

    Moved to the North Carolina Nursing forum.
  14. Medic2RN

    Ohlone fall 2014 hopefuls

    Moved to the California Nursing forum.
  15. Medic2RN

    Nova Southeastern University Fall 2014

    Moved to the Florida Nursing forum.
  16. Medic2RN

    Samuel Merritt Fall 2014 BSN

    Moved to the California Nursing forum.