KatrinaRN

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  1. Why the high drop out rate of nursing students?

    I am also an educator and hear the student complaints about their instructors and how "we're" out to get them. The one advantage to being an educator is that we understand "both" sides of the situation. We have been students and now are educators and...
  2. Nursing Clubs

    Hi Brandie, I don't have an answer for you, but could you possibly start an informal on-campus nursing club? Several months ago, I contemplated doing something like this, but unfortunately haven't had the time to think about it any further. If nothin...
  3. Last-minute clinical instructor: Is this usual??

    Hi Kacy, When I started as a clincial instructor, I was hired 3 weeks AFTER the semester started and was given 1 week to prepare. I remember the program chair met me at the hospital where I was to do clinicals for about 2 hours. She gave me a whirl w...
  4. No I wouldn't recommend nursing

    I usually just lurk and enjoy reading the valuable information, but I find that I should chime in on this one. I agree that everyone has the right to voice his or her opinions both good and bad regarding nursing; however, I'm concerned that nursing s...
  5. What other types of jobs are available for APNs???

    Hi traumaRUs, Don't feel guilty, I think we all suffer from this at some point. I'm certainly not an expert by any means, but have some experience in keeping myself from burnout:) Like yourself, I started out as an LPN, then ASN, BSN and now current...
  6. How do you handle student complaints?

    Hi nursebrandie28, I have been going through the same thing lately. Students complaining the exams are too difficult seems to be the most prevalent complaint. I usually have anywhere from 4-7 students fail each semester, but they are almost without f...
  7. Educator credentials BSN vs MN

    I have a BSN and currently teach A & P I/II to PN students at a community college which only requires a BSN and I teach Med/Surg clinicals and will be teaching the theory and clinical portion this summer at another community college. This particu...
  8. Nurse Educators, Introduce Yourselves!

    Hi tgb1966, I changed my degree focus from FNP to Education this week. I never saw myself as someone wanting to teach, but was kind of roped into it and now I love it. I currently teach a Med/Surg clinical on Saturdays for one community college and I...
  9. Online masters?

    mathilda843, I just completed IWU's BSN program and thouroughly enjoyed it. I felt the staff and facilitators were very caring and helpful. I'm sure the MSN program will be similar with the same care and helpfulness. The only reason I will not be att...
  10. Ready for fall semester??.....

    CardioTrans, I begin the FNP program at Ball State University on August 21 and my first two courses are Theory and Research. I dread Research so much. It was my least favorite class in my BSN program. I guess the bright side is that I'm getting it ov...
  11. Rn

    lichy, I'm a student in the Indiana Wesleyan University online RN-BSN program. I have four more nurses courses before I graduate. The classes are accelerated and classes range from 4 weeks to eight weeks. The majority of the classes are five weeks. I...
  12. RN to BSN online

    Congratulations! I'm taking my seventh class through IWU for my BSN and I love it. It's a lot of work, but definitely worth it. Good luck to you. Katrina
  13. ISU or USI

    I also looked into both of those programs for an RN-BSN program, but I decided to do the RN-BSN program through Indiana Wesleyan University. It is a little more expensive, but I'm happy with my decision. I had already applied and been accepted to U...
  14. graduate school for nurses

    I'm also interested in a forum for nurses interested in or currently enrolled in grad school. I'm an ADN RN and will complete my BSN in one year. Afterwards, I plan to start an MSN program to become an FNP. It would be very beneficial to myself an...
  15. University of Phoenix ON LINE Nursing program

    The website is http://www.indwes.edu I'm also a student of the BSN online program and am currently taking my third class. I love it. Most of the classes last 5 weeks. There are two classes with clinicals but those are arranged locally. Those two ...