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freezebabyRN

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freezebabyRN has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC, med/surg, oncology, cardiac.

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    Any RN's at Northside Hospital?

    I had a total of 8 interviews, and no none would pay for the interview travel. After the first two said they wouldn't I quit asking. Some would pay anywhere from 1000 to 2000 for relocation. I did not take a job in a hospital as I felt the nurse to patient ratios are too high for me. I worked in MN where it is 3-4 on the day shift not 5-6 I've heard some hospitals go up even more than that. I didn't get a good feel at Northside hospital or other hospitals either. I actually am doing hospice and love it here in FL until I finish my MSN degree and then hopefully teach with my summers and holidays off so we can be "snow birds" :) Tampa general hangs corvert (I don't know if your familiar with that drug, but you need the crash cart out and ready), and their patient ratios are 4-5. That is unsafe! Across the board I find that down here and I'm not going to risk my nursing lic. Hope my reply helps you! :)
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    Capella University vs. Walden

    All I know is if you want to get your DNP you want your MSN in either informatics or leadership/management. If you have the education specialty they make you take several more classes. I am in the education track as I want to teach online. I've since accepted a teaching position in FL and will be taking 4 months off of school. I believe I have 7 classes left to finish the MSN. The school I will be teaching at I get my tuition paid for 100% after one year, so I would pursue my Phd over my DNP as it is better if you want to teach. DNP is more clinical settings etc. Staff Update If interested in what others have to say about Capella University please take a look at our Best Nursing Universities | Peer Reviews.
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    Any RN's at Northside Hospital?

    hi Cabbagehead! That is one hosptial I will be having an interview next month at for the same area. I have a total of five interviews lined up waiting on one more while I visit. You will have to keep me posted on how you like it there. I'm relocating too from out of state, so new to the entire area also. Might me nice to have support for us transplants! :) I have one friend that lives down that way, but other than that no family or anyone else! I am really looking forward to the new adventure!!!
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    Walden University Jan 3rd BSN to MSN in Education support

    Welcome SRDAVIS!!! What state are you teaching in? Any advice for teaching that you have? I did talk to an instructor and she said it takes a good two years to get a system going and to really start enjoying it. Are you teaching theory and clinicals? How many students in your clnicals? It is difficult to make friends per say on line! I have one girl I talk to and text from my last class, but it would be nice to have some support in your current classes. Say you have a silly quick question or you just want to blow some steam! I bet your looking forward to your core classes! Yay! Congrats! So far I'm enjoying Walden, but I am noticing it is taking time away from my exercising! I've been researching FL to move to (we want to move south), and so far it looks like schools are year round with a couple weeks off between quarters. The other option is school nursing, but I'm not sure if they allow you off for the summers down there either. I know here in WI there is no school nurse on in the summers during summer school. We would really like to come back to MN/WI for our summers. Janet! I read you post on the turnitin the other day (maybe you already got a response), but I have the resubmit button. Check it out, you can resubmit your discussion post that way just enter turnitin again and it should be there!
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    Walden University Jan 3rd BSN to MSN in Education support

    Awww, the cardiac floor! LOL To be honest, I'm getting burnt out of bedside nursing (why I'm back in school so I can teach). I would love your schedule (holidays & weekends off)!! Someday hopefully soon! This site can be kind of fun just to post random stuff (school or NOT school related...hehe). Kind of like..... HoW aRe PeOpLe HoLdInG uP oUt ThErE? LOL Well, I better go write a response for this weeks discussion!
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    Walden University Jan 3rd BSN to MSN in Education support

    That is good to hear Janet! I'm looking forward making the transition into education. I was offered a teaching job down south, but just too soon to move. It was similiar to the $65k but not the full summer off instead about a total of 8 weeks off a year. To be honest, that is better with the no holiday/weekends etc and way more time off compared to floor nursing! Yes, no other posts! That is OK! I know I'm really busy with school, work and family so having to come to another site to read/post things might be a hair much! Alright! Need to get some stuff done around the house!
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    Capella University vs. Walden

    Hats oiff to you!!!!!
  8. freezebabyRN

    Capella University vs. Walden

    lepew....which track did you do through Walden? CONGRATS at seeing the end very soon!
  9. Hi all! Just wanted to start a thread for support for anyone that has been accepted or to be accepted for the education track at Walden University Janurary 3rd BSN to MSN in education! I'm looking forward to my new chapter in my life. I am a divorced mom of two, work 64 hours on a cardiac floor, and so want to move south when I'm done w/school or even this fall if I can land a teaching job. I see many concerns with students that do not want to get their MSN in education because of the pay decrease. I've talked to many full time instructors and they actually make decent $ here in MN around $65k and in addition to that they get 4 plus months off a year. That is way more than staff nurse on the floor makes! Couldn't ask for more! They all seem to really love their job too! Anyway, just hope maybe this thread can be a support tool for us doing the education track! We will be busy, and it will be crazy w/what life brings us but w/added support we can make it through!
  10. freezebabyRN

    Capella University vs. Walden

    Did you start a thread for the Jan 3rd eduction track? It would be a great resource for all of us!
  11. freezebabyRN

    Capella University vs. Walden

    I start Jan 3 w/their education program. We might have some if the same classes at the same time.
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    Capella University vs. Walden

    Thank you for your response! I did check w/some local colleges & both said Capella & Walden are excellant schools. I decided to apply to Walden as the cost in the end would be cheaper. I want to do their nurse education track & eventually move south & come back to the midwest for the summers. Good luck on your jouney w/the DNP program. :)
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    Capella University vs. Walden

    Hello all! I'm a BSN prepared nurse looking to get out of the hectic floor nursing and would rather teach at a college and take my summers off. Anyway, I was looking at Capella's program and Walden's program. I noticed that Capella is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). No accreditation in nursing. I was wondering if this was more important for the BSN level. Walden has the CCNE in addition to the other accreditation as Capella. Any help is greatly appreciated! I wanted to start class in Jan. I was hoping to move more south in the winters and back up to the midwest over the summers. Thanks in advance! Staff Update If interested in what others have to say about Capella University please take a look at our Best Nursing Universities | Peer Reviews.
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    Potential MN Nurses Strike?

    I work in a MNA hospital and to be honest I think staffing is AWFUL as far as all three shifts it is 1:4 (even the night shift). It bugs me how nights only has to have 4 patients as the day shift. 4 on days is fine w/me and I do not believe it is unsafe staffing at all. This strike for patient safety is for the birds! Also, I had issues w/staffing in the past. Do you think MNA helped me? Nope, it took them MONTHS! Then your supposed to stand behind a picket line for what? There is safe staffing ratios right now (at least in my hospital) and my understanding is the pension is "no strike" clause that is up every 4 years. Just happens to be up this year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that is what I was told by one of our union reps. Anyway, I feel in this economic time that we should be lucky to even have a job this is going over board.
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    Best AZ hospital

    Thanks for your information! I just emailed Banner and will see what they say. I don't want to apply until I talk to them since I found another hospital that will not consider out of state nurses due to the cost of relocation.
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    Best AZ hospital

    Hi! I will be relocating to AZ as soon as I get a job this year. I'm not in any rush and want to apply to the best hospitals. Looking to live in the Mesa area. I have been an RN since 2005 and have worked in hospice, oncology, and telemetry. I really enjoy my telemetry floor though as it isn't so heavy as working hospice. Anyway, I am wondering if you would be able to provide any information on which are the good hospitals to work for? I have my BSN, and would like to go back for my masters eventually. Like I said I'm in no hurry, so looking and applying for jobs I can take my time and really determine which hospital would work for me. Looks like most of the jobs in AZ are 12 hour shifts too, that is a switch for me but I could see that being nice too having an extra day off during the week/weekend. Thank you in advance for your posts~ Oh, are there better areas in live in Mesa/better schools etc??
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