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    Job searching with a disability

    I recently sustained an injury that prevents me from working as a floor nurse until it is healed. If it heals as projected, I should be cleared of work restrictions in about 2 months. I'm a little concerned that it will take longer, require further s...
  2. Yes, it is probably normal. Places with adequate staffing don't need constant per diem coverage. When I was per diem, I usually got called once a month to arrange coverage for planned vacations and so forth, and then only sporadically other than that...
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    We were soooooooo skeptical when they decided to do away with alarms in my facility several years ago. But it is really much more pleasant, and I don't think falls have increased. It gets a little frustrating sometimes with residents who probably ...
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    Statistics course

    At the time I enrolled, Statistics had a time limit of, I believe, 5 years. So, if yours is recent enough, it should transfer. Mine was 15 years old, so it didn't... but I found the WGU version incredibly easy and quick because of my previous exposur...
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    They sent out a survey to alumni a few months ago asking about interest in FNP and DNP programs, among other things. Didn't respond, as the options they gave didn't really fit my personal situation. Whether I would personally pursue another degree...
  6. It's possible that this individual responded to the thread without realizing it was about a specific school.
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    Slow nursing jobs? So I can go back to school.

    When I decided to apply to a Masters program, I was working in a small rural ER. There were many nights when we had *nothing*, or nearly so. I could work on outdates, stocking, or other busywork for hours, and still have plenty of downtime. Professio...
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    MSN - how long does it take?

    Because it is self-paced, "usual" isn't really an useful concept with WGU. According to the chart on their website, approximately 20% finish in 1 year, 25% in 1.5 years, 30% in two years, and the rest take longer.
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    Switch Shifts?

    This is very very valid. I recently switched to 5 8s, and found that, despite a pay increase, I'm earning around $1000 a month less because of lost overtime/per diem opportunities. If working nights is impacting your ability to pick up extra shifts, ...
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    RN to MPH-Nursing- Where to Go?

    I looked into a public health master's options when considering which MSN to choose. I wasn't looking at quite the same thing, since I already had a BSN, but this is what I found. You've basically got three options. MPH, MSN/MPH dual degree, and M...
  11. I screwed up my first round of university. Hasn't mattered in the slightest. I did an RN to BSN program, and am currently working on an MSN. RN to BSN programs don't tend to be particularly selective. You've proven yourself capable of the work by...
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    Panic attacks following never event.

    Yes, we had an event at my facility - I was there that day, but it wasn't actually my patient. A co-worker took most of the fallout from the event, but I'm 100% sure the situation would have happened the exact same way if he'd been my patient, and I ...
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    I GOTTA KNOW!!!!!

    Well, combining a lasix shortage and a urinal shortage just might work out.
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    RN best -BSN or RN- MSN ,FNP

    https://allnurses.com/western-governors-university/if-you-went-837412.html The quick answer is that yes, plenty of people have gone on to MSN/NP programs after WGU. You will not be coming out of it with a 3.0 GPA because you have previous colle...
  15. I knew where I wanted to work. Like you, I'd volunteered in a certain setting, and that's what led me to nursing in the first place. Clinicals didn't change my mind. I found that I liked most other areas just fine and could potentially be happy wi...
  16. I agree that contacting your BON is the answer, but keep in mind that all sorts of schools shut down - it isn't a problem limited to for-profits. The state university I'd thought about going to shut down their nursing program (good thing I didn't go ...