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  1. LuckyDevil2020

    Job hunt

    I am in Duke's WHNP program and scheduled to graduate in December. I would like to start applying for jobs. My husband and I can move anywhere in the USA. I would love any advice on where to look for openings (I've looked on ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and Google jobs), when to apply (is six months out too soon?), things to look out for, the best cities/states to be a WHNP, etc. Ideally I would have a job to start ASAP after graduation. I vacillate between being totally focused on school and being paralyzed with fear about finding a job. It feels almost completely overwhelming. How did you all work through this process? Any and all advice is welcome!
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    WHNP - Fertility Medicine?

    Any update? Did you break in to the specialty?
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    How much of a pay cut is worth the name and experience?

    Based on the OP I would go with #2. I know someone said that no one cares about Magnet, but I have worked in both Magnet and non-Magnet facilities, and I was way happier at the Magnet facility. The nursing culture at that location was just more caring and involved, but I know not everyone wants to be involved (which is okay!). I think overall #2 sounds like the better choice. Good luck and congratulations on having options!
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    Frontier WHNP

    I enrolled at FNU currently. I was admitted into the FNP program, but have since transferred to the WHNP program. They are proud of their CNM program, and should be - it's the #1 program in the country. The midwife program is the foundation of the school. During Frontier Bound (the onsite orientation) they inform the WHNP students that they can complete the CNM and WHNP together in almost the same amount of time as they can the WHNP alone. It works out to numerically just one additional class. That might be part of the reason why they graduate more CNM than just WHNPs alone. The class I applied to, along with the one before and after, had their admissions close early -so you have to keep an eye on the dead line. I will say that my class is fairly diverse in ethnicity, age, and background. There were also two men in the class, both in the FNP program. I have 5 years of nursing experience, both hospital and clinic. I have a 3.9 GPA, wrote the essays honestly, and hoped for the best. If you have any other specific questions I'd be happy to answer them best I can.
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    Military spouse overseas

    Hi - I am also a military spouse in Germany (the KMC). I am a WHNP student at Frontier Nursing University. Clinical sites are slim to none here - despite what I was told before I arrived. New command, new rules. I will be going back to the States for my clinical practicum. Do you have good internet where you live? It's an absolute MUST in any program, and it's been my biggest headache since arriving here. Where are you at in Germany? I really love the school, FNU, and I am not sorry about my choice in that regard! You can PM me if you like. Good luck!
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    Is anyone applying? I applied to the FNP program. I know it will be a long wait, so I thought I would see if anyone will be waiting with me! lol Class 136 has their Frontier Bound in the beginning of March 2015.
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    Next week is seven weeks out from Frontier Bound... we should hear something in the next two weeks according to their schedule. My birthday was last Thursday, so I was hoping for an early notification and a big birthday present! lol No such luck though. I hope everyone had good holidays!
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    I was just thinking this morning that we should know THIS month! Woohoo!
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    Their six-week out from Frontier Bound puts us as hearing from them the last two weeks of January.... somewhere after MLK day. I am hoping that if the other class got their info sooner, then perhaps we will get it a few weeks early, too. Fingers crossed!
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    Have you heard anything?
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    Has anyone applied for Frontier's CNM class 136?

    Yup! I did... https://allnurses.com/student-nurse-practitioner/frontier-nursing-uni-958636.html
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    Maranda_b - That's a tough one! A bigger factor for me would be which position has greater long-term earning potential, and (of course) the happiness factor. Good luck!
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    Frontier Nursing Uni. Class 136

    The last time I talked to the admissions rep at Frontier she told me that they would not make an early decision on class acceptance because the class closed sooner than expected. It would be awesome to know before Christmas if we get in or not! I'd love to know either way!
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    Frontier Nursing University Class 134 applicants

    I applied for class 136 as well. Congratulations to everyone who was accepted into class 134!
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    Frontier Nursing University Class 132

    I am getting my packet ready for the 131 class as well, but after reading some of these posts I am getting pretty nervous about the waiting process!
  16. The last two hospitals I worked for had color coding (in PA and NC respectively). I was there when the switch happened from "where whatever you want" to nurses being burgundy, aides grey, etc. I was hired into the hospital in NC with color coding. There it was nursing: royal blue, respiratory: black (which always made me think of black lung disease), aides: burgundy, med clerks: grey, etc. Personally, I like it. I looked good in both colors (lol) and it made getting ready for work EXTRA simple. But mostly I loved making it easy to narrow down who the last "nurse" was that my patients talked to. Before the color coding it was, "the nurse was just in here and said x,y,z" and it could be a PITA trying to figure out who it was. After the switch it became, "Tell me what color they were wearing? Was it this color that I am wearing or something else?" - anyway, it helped.
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    Help with career decision

    I work in a family practice clinic that has been PCMH certified (and it was the clinic that got awarded the certification, not the individual in my case). I do a lot of administrative functions, but I also do way more care than I expected. The clinic I work in is also a teaching clinic and quite large - 34,000 pts assigned to it. There is always something going on and so far my skills are still in pretty good shape! I agree with what the first poster said, but I am the opposite! I would want to pull my eyelashes out if I had to deal with kids (and their parents!) all day long! lol As far as school, have you considered some online MSN programs or combo programs? Another big factor for me is traffic. I grew up an hour away from everything and after leaving home and moving to places where 15 - 30 minute commutes were the norm I could never go back. I had a job once as an adult where I was 45 minutes away from my job in good traffic, but NEVER traveled in good traffic and it could easily be 2 hours each way parked on I-5. I quit after three months because I just couldn't take it anymore. The positive news here is that you have options, and that is always a good thing!
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    A Ban=Bsn?

    I find this comment pretty condescending. After reading the thread I feel like you are very defensive of this degree; do you have a BAN? If so, are you concerned that people don't take your degree seriously? If you siggy is any indicator it looks like you have a wealth of amazing nursing experience and nothing to feel defensive about. But, I could be interpreting your posts wrong. The only two programs (in the USA) that I was able to easily find after a quick Google search were both in MN. Their program requirements are still heavy in the sciences, and look like great programs. Like everything new, this is just one of those things that will require some adjustment time before people in the greater nursing community are aware of the program and understand what it is. Just because it's a BA instead of a BS does not mean it's light in the sciences (at least this program isn't: http://wp.stolaf.edu/nursing/files/2013/10/MINC_ProgramPlanningSheet_10-22-2013-1.pdf) The only thing I think that pops out to me as missing is statistics. As for the ADN - BAN bridge program I think this would be a good option, at least for me it would have been. My ADN was VERY science heavy, so I didn't have to take much at all in my BSN bridge program.
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    New job with Humana, WAH RN case manager

    I have an interview this Friday for this job. I applied because a friend that I went to nursing school with started working there and just went on and on about how much she loves the job and the company! I actually came on here tonight to see what there was to find about it from other sources.
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    Need Advise ASAP....

    In a field where having a high ethical standard is essential this student seems to be failing BIG time and repeatedly. By the time nursing students get into actual nursing classes students should have completed enough classes to be quite familiar with APA formatting. The difference between this student and the others is that while the other students were able to recognize what they did wrong and verbalize understanding of where they went wrong (and I am guessing how to avoid it in the future), this student was not willing/able to acknowledge any error at all. It's disturbing that he could be kicked out of a program and then reinstated against the departments wishes. Is his tuition check really worth that much to the school? Any update?
  21. As long as there are people there will be drama. More so when it is the same people in the same place every.day. But, if you work through it and refuse to participate in the gossip mongering it isn't bad.
  22. LuckyDevil2020

    How do Clinic Nurses get their jobs?

    Almost all of the RNs in my clinic have experience in the emergency department or the ICU. The ones who don't are typically uncomfortable with performing clinical tasks when the do come up in the clinic.
  23. I do feel that way sometimes, but I have to remind myself that I am looking at my past jobs with rose colored glasses. There are upsides and downsides to every nursing job. And as for those people who give me half an eye-roll and "the tone" when they hear I work in a clinic are usually the ones asking me 15 minutes later how I got my job and if there are any openings.

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