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  1. AshBlonde83

    Help! New EMR System

    Good to know, thank you for your insight. It's so difficult to choose something that you haven't actually used with real patients.
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    Help! New EMR System

    Hello, I am in need of some help! We are going through the process of selecting a new EMR system for our Hospice and Home Health company. So far we have looked at Kinnser, Home Care Home Base and Healthwyse. I would like to know if anyone has good/bad experience with any of these or if there is another program out there that we should be looking at. This process has become more daunting that I ever envisioned. Thanks in advance!
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    Employer Provided Online CEUs

    I am the Clinical Nurse Educator for a home health and hospice company. We currently offer our staff online CEUs through a site that each one of the employees has their own account. I'm not very happy with the courses being offered or the organization of the site. I would like to know if your employer is providing something similar, what is the name and what do you like or dislike about it. Your feedback is much appreciated.
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    regis interview

    I interviewed with Regis for their ABSN program last summer & all I can say is that if you have gotten that far, they already are impressed with your grades and writing ability. In the interview you need to shine as a person. The questions that they ask have to do with what sets you apart from everyone else. 1. Why do you want to be a nurse? (Don't give the typical answer "because I want to help people.") 2. What do you do when you are stressed out? (They want to know that you can handle this kind of fast paced program.) 3. Why you chose Regis? (DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! Know what the school is about and how it is different from other schools. Look at their mission statement: http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=abt) 4. Have you been in a situation where someone was upset or unhappy & how did you handle it? (They want to know if you have people skills.) 5. Talk about your past experiences and how they will help you in your nursing career. That's about all I can think of right now...Good luck, be yourself & be confident in your answers.
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    plz answer my qestion about GED

    From my understanding, you only need your GED in order to start a ADN program at a community college. You will have to start out with your general ed. first of course & because it sounds like you have struggled with school in the past, it may be difficult for you to get your academic skills polished up to par for what they need to be to enter a nursing program. Although, if you have desire and dedication and seek tutoring, you can do anything that you set your mind to. Good luck with your endeavor! It will be a long road, but well worth it!
  6. AshBlonde83

    What state can I practice in?

    Thank you Katnip. Very informative and good to know! So, I hear all the time about traveling nurses. Do these nurses have licenses in all the states that they work in or do they just travel within the state where they are licensed? This is just a little confusing to me, but thanks again for all your input!
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    What state can I practice in?

    Hello All, I'm getting ready to choose a RN nursing program and was thinking of attending a school in Iowa. Then I got to thinking, how does it work after I graduate and pass the NCLEX? Can I move back to CA and work or is my license only good in the state that I went to school? What would I have to do if I did want to move to another state? I know this may be a silly question, but I just wanted to check! Thanks!
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    Need Help Finding the Right Path

    I Need Coffee- Thanks for your uplifting message. It's nice to hear from someone that was in my shoes. I was wondering if you went through a traditional or accelerated BSN program and how long did it take you to complete the program not including your science prereqs.? Thanks again for the message!
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    Need Help Finding the Right Path

    Flightline- Thank you so much for your input, that is an angle that I hadn't really considered. You are totally right though, I could still work in a clinical setting and that might be a happy medium for me. I will start checking out some programs. Thanks again! :)
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    Need Help Finding the Right Path

    Hello all, I am getting really discouraged with my efforts to becoming a nurse. I already have a BA in psychology and wish to be an RN. Then after working for a few years complete my education by becoming a FNP. I have applied to several BSN accelerated programs and have not heard back from some of them yet, but the few that I have I did not get in to. I believe that this is because my overall GPA was not very high, although in all my nursing prereq. classes I have a 4.0. I'm now thinking of just doing a traditional RN program but I'm not sure if I should go for a BSN or ADN. Will this decision affect my later wanting to go into a masters program? I'm 26 now and didn't want to be in a 3 year program, especially since I have already had 4 years of school. I feel like this is a never ending endeavor. I was also thinking about doing a direct entry masters program, but since I'm not getting into any accelerated BSN programs, I probably wouldn't get in to that sort of program either. I'm looking at any programs in CA, Denver, or Des Moines. I have always wanted to be a nurse, but my university didn't offer a program. I don't really have a plan B for my life, so I would really appreciate some guidance from all of you that have been there. Thank you so much!
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    Need Help with Finding the Right Path

    Hello all, I am getting really discouraged with my efforts to becoming a nurse. I already have a BA in psychology and wish to be an RN. Then after working for a few years complete my education by becoming a FNP. I have applied to several BSN accelerated programs and have not heard back from some of them yet, but the few that I have I did not get in to. I believe that this is because my overall GPA was not very high, although in all my nursing prereq. classes I have a 4.0. I'm now thinking of just doing a traditional RN program but I'm not sure if I should go for a BSN or ADN. Will this decision affect my later wanting to go into a masters program? I'm 26 now and didn't want to be in a 3 year program, especially since I have already had 4 years of school. I feel like this is a never ending endeavor. I was also thinking about doing a direct entry masters program, but since I'm not getting into any accelerated BSN programs, I probably wouldn't get in to that sort of program either. I'm looking at any programs in CA, Denver, or Des Moines. I have always wanted to be a nurse, but my university didn't offer a program. I don't really have a plan B for my life, so I would really appreciate some guidance from all of you that have been there. Thank you so much!
  12. Hello All, I just had my interview with Regis for the accelerated BSN program & I am awaiting my letter, which they said that they would send out the first week of November. I was wondering if anyone else that had applied has logged into their Regis web account to find out if they had gotten in? Nothing has changed with mine yet. I just can't stand this waiting process. Keep your fingers crossed for me, it's my top choice school! Thanks!
  13. AshBlonde83

    Regis Univ

    Wildchipmunk, Thanks again, you have been a great help! I really appreciate all the info! :thankya:
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    Regis Univ

    Wildchipmunk, Thank you so much for your advice, you brought up some really good points that I would not have been prepared for otherwise. I was also wondering if you could tell me what direction to take in reading up on the Jesuit tradition. I am familiar with what the Catholic church believes but being a nondenominational Christian, I am not sure where to start looking to be able to form an opinion. Your help again would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  15. AshBlonde83

    Regis Univ

    HI there! I saw your post that you were accepted to Regis, I was wondering if you could give me some advice :) I have applied for May 09 & just got invited to interview on 10/17, could you give me any help with what to expect during the interview? What kind of questions they asked? Where you interview individually or in front of a panel? I'm just really nervous & Regis is my number 1 school that I would like to get in to...Any help would be great! Thanks a bunch! Ashley
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