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AJL_91 has 17 years experience.

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    Missouri RN Refresher Course

    Hello, I'm a MO licensed RN that has worked away from the bedside since 2002. After sitting behind a computer for the past 17 years ... would really like to pursue clinical 'hands on' care again (at least on a PRN basis.) Know I will need an RN refresher but after doing internet search the options are kind of confusing. For example, there are many 'on-line' refresher courses. Wouldn't you need to do an on-site course to work on hands on skills, etc? Would love to hear experiences from anyone else who has done this. Thank you! ~ AJ
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    US RN with ADN/ASN degree moving to AUS

    Hi, does anyone know if it must be a 'brick & mortar' BSN ... or will online be accepted? Had read this on another message board but not able to find a source to back it up. Thanks!
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    Anyone work for Fonemed?

    Thanks for the information! I don't have tele-triage experience but I do have lots of varied nursing experience.
  4. I wouldn't let this hold you back! I have been researching online progams and I'm considering SLU, too. My only hesitation is $$$.
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    Anyone work for Fonemed?

    I just heard of this company recently. Would love to hear more about your interview experience with them!
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    Not bad ... Chamberlain RN-BSN update!

    Congrats on a successful search! Thanks for sharing all of your research! That is so awesome that they are waiving College Algebra. Economics is not that bad. I really enjoyed it but maybe I'm weird.
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    Papers and APA, argh!

    Someone on another thread mentioned 'Reference Point' software.
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    Do I need to keep my nursing school textbooks?

    Nope! Not unless you need some door stops. :chuckle Seriously, I never used mine again. I just used an NCLEX review book. If you don't sell them right after the end of the semester, they usually aren't worth anything, though.
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    GE's out of the way or are they de-stressor classes?

    I think I probably would have made a better GPA had I spread things out a bit more. If you're not in a hurry for a paycheck maybe it would be better to to a 5 year plan?
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    Maybe it was a big mistake to be a nurse :(

    The advice "you need a year of Med-Surg" is so outdated! I heard the same thing from almost every one of my nursing instructors. I spent six miserable years in Med-Surg because I listened to them (thinking I would only do one year) then I got 'stuck' there. It was soooo hard to break into a new nursing specialty without having any experience in it. During my new grad hospital orientation, I was sitting next to other new nurses who were going straight into the ICUs. I remember thinking, 'why didn't I do that?' It's one of my biggest regrets to this day. I eventually wound up where I wanted to be in the first place; the Neonatal ICU. But I had to do a lot of legwork over the course of a couple of years. I put out tons of resumes, went on many interviews and really had to 'sell' myself as someone who could excel in a completely different specialty. So, make a clean break now and go where your heart leads you...you won't be sorry! Nursing is really a wonderful profession. There are so many areas to explore. Med/Surg just isn't a good fit for you and that's okay. Good luck!!
  11. I took A&P in my first semester of ADN program and there were no pre-reqs. Good luck!
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    Dismissed from school

    If you've been academically dismissed it would seem there has to be some sort of appeals process. I would pursue that with the school first before going down the LPN road. I'd pull out my student handbook, college catalogs and start reading! There should be more information regarding appeals in those resources. Good luck and I'm sorry this happened to you.
  13. Thanks, Becky! I'll look into those.
  14. Thanks, RN007! I did look into the RODP but the out-of-state tuition is pretty high. It looks like a great program, though. I'm originally from Nashville and could stay w/family if I needed to travel there. Oh well. Maybe if some extra money finds me. :) Good luck to you!
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    Pre-requisite for Masters

    some schools will consider rns with a bachelor degree in another area. but you would have to remove any deficiencies first and may have to take 'bridge' courses before proceeding into masters level courses. i am looking into this and i will need to take statistics, health assessment and a research course before i can be accepted into most msn programs. some of the on-line schools that offer this option are drexel, vandy, u of wyoming, u of s. alabama and st. louis university. i'm sure there are others; those are just the ones i know of from my research. good luck! :)

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