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  1. shadowapollo

    Returned to ND after living away 5 years

    Yes, pay in ND is lower than most other states but the cost of living is quite low also so that is part of the reasoning, perhaps nurses need to organize a union
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    LPN in canada..

    You will have to check that out with the Canadian board or nursing
  3. shadowapollo

    Hello. New to site; Reside: CA School: ND

    There are Four AD-RN programs in ND- BSC, WSC, MSU-B, and LRSC- these programs combined are called the Dakota Nursing Programs- it is a consortium consisting of these 2 year colleges. They are going on the 4th year of the PN program and the 3rd year of the AD-RN program. I do hope this helps. The AD-RN program had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX last year. Good luck!
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    Any Minot Nurses here?

    Welcome to the Dakota Nursing Program. That program last year had 100% pass rates on the NCLEX-RN . Many Minot nurses have graduated from that program and are employed. You will all do well.
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    About Bismarck????

    You should not have trouble getting a job in Bismarck- very nice city- St. Alexius is a magnet hospital and both are excellent hospitals. Those are the only 2, I am not sure about the pay- some large hospitals in ND are starting new grads @ $21 per hour. This is not a union state though I think it should be but yes a 4 letter word, both LPN's and RN's are used. Hope this helps some
  6. shadowapollo

    glutting the market with ADN's

    Many facilities in ND are in dire need of nurses!
  7. shadowapollo

    Tips for New Nurse Educators

    Get the instructors manuals ( resources) for the text books you are using- they have all kinds of student activities as well as other goodies that should help you. For grading, our assignments are usually about 15% of the grade depends on the instructor though the exams carry the most weight. You will do a great job- just keep asking quesitons.
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    Tips for New Nurse Educators

    Greeetings to all! I am new to posting but not new to this site. I am not sure my questions belong in this thread so forgive me if not. I have a couple of questions. How much psych do any of you teach in a PN program and what kind of clinical psych experience do your students get.? How about cardiac and maternal/child in the PN program 1 credit- 2 credits? I also teach in the AD-RN program and I think we are to heavy in critical care when just the basics should be covered. We do have a " lab for the ADN students where we do case studies and other learning activities that tie in with the theory to give them that extra pratice at critical thinking. What are your thoughts on these quesitons. Thanks so much. I think we need to somehow streamline our programs but with such little time it is hard to know what to cut down on if anything. Any advice on your curriculums would be appreciated. This will be a great resource for me and I am very appreciative!:spin: :spin:
  9. shadowapollo

    Nursing Model vs Medical Model (again!)

    Greetings to all! I am new to posting but not new to this site and love the conversations and different opinions, I am a FNP and would rather be governed by the BON rather than the BOM. NP's can start an independent practice where PA's cannot ( unless the laws have changed) I like the fact that in order to become a NP you have to be a nurse first and many NP's have years of nursing experience before even attempting graduate school. I think this is an asset- I have worked with PA's who have had a degree in ( for instance) Biology, no previous healthcare experience and on to PA school though I realize also that each school has different requirements. I am not suggesting that is wrong just a fact. NP's do not have to have onsite MD visits and I think in most states PA's do. Overall, I see more flexibility in the NP role, however, I want to be clear in that I work with both and healthcare is fortunate to have all of us. I don't ever get into turf isues over NP vs PA as we are all needed. At our medical school in ND, the PA program requires that the applicants are nurses- I find this very interesting, I believe because they want them to have that previous healthcare experience. I do think PA's and NP's both receive excellent education, One other issue is that of your preceptor, that makes all the difference in the world as to how you will fair in grad school. I was fortunate as my preceptor was a walking medical school and a walking pharmacy also, just brillant so my student NP experience was awsome, some of my colleagues had preceptors that could have cared less if the student was there and they were not interested in teaching them much, in that light, that student will have a hard time. I think the preceptorship makes all the difference in the world regardless of what program one attended.
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    NP in Rural America

    I live in Rural ND and practice in several of the local clinics on a part time basis as I teach in nursing full time. ND is in need to mid-level providers. We can have an independent practice though we need to have a collaborating MD for prescriptive authority. The next legislative session we plan to introduce legislation to get rid of the collaboration law. I am currently in the process of finding a collaborating MD as I want to start a small scale mobile NP clinic as this is a needed service. NP's can start their own practice with a collaborating MD though that person does not need to be on site. I think NP's need to band together and get the BON's to change the rules and take legislative action if needed. We have full prescriptive authority with DEA numbers