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  1. Food for thought: The People vs. Donald Trump – Verdict: Guilty of Negligent Homicide – Trusted Legal Advice for Technology Companies (kelmanlaw.com) (Fiction, obviously, but an interesting read). Nonfiction: Glenn Kirschner, a retired Federal prosecutor, has been saying since early in the pandemic that Trump's behavior and decisions regarding the coronavirus pandemic more than meet the necessary standards to charge, try, and convict him for negligent homicide/involuntary manslaughter (different states use different terms). Also an interesting read (or listen): Deconstructed Podcast: Is Trump Criminally Responsible for Coronavirus Deaths? (theintercept.com)
  2. Not only that, but, at the same time, the perpetrators didn't bother to also take the majority in the Senate and increase the Democratic majority in the House -- pretty smooth! I guess that was to throw everyone off the scent ... MTG is the Q-Anon kook just elected to congress.
  3. Hi Elkpark, I'm considering a position as a State Health Facilities Surveyor Nurse and I noticed you were on a thread about that position. I'm curious if you have any insight about career growth in that role and/or any opportunities that can become available from having that experience? Thanks

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    A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

    I've lived and worked in a rural part of NC most of my career, and also traveled around the state visiting small hospitals in other rural communities as a hospital surveyor for the state and CMS. Not only are those hospitals the main source of healthcare in those communities, with the nearest "city" hospital sometimes two or three hours' drive away, but they are also often (usually) the biggest employer in those communities, as the article notes. The hospital closing is not only a loss of healthcare services, it is a huge economic blow to the area generally.
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    NP program with low gpa

    (No, you're not.)
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    MedLife Institute

    Oh, just visit the "school's" website. They'll be all over you.
  7. The OP didn't say s/he has an MSN, s/he said s/he has an MS in Health Informatics. Entirely different field. Unless I'm misunderstanding, OP?? If you have a master's that isn't in nursing (MSN), there isn't any "bridge." You have to take the full component of MSN core classes. There might be some individual courses, like graduate levels stats or research methods, something like that, that might transfer, but even that is not particularly likely. Best wishes for your journey!
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    RN that Graduated from non accredited

    What state are you in? Most do not require ACEN or CCNE accreditation to be eligible for licensure, just BON approval.
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    Partnerships will advance personalized medicine

    Further updates on Theranos (probably the last, I guess): Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve - WSJ Theranos Closes Deal With Fortress to Shut Down Embattled Firm - WSJ
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    Does California issue ID for Nclex passers

    What kind of "ID card"? A smaller copy of your license? States have gone to electronic systems in which licenses are verified by checking the state BON/BRN website directly, and copies of licenses are no longer considered valid verification. Most states still send a decorative certificate that you can frame and hang on the wall if you wish. What really matters, though, is the "primary source," which is the website. Welcome to allnurses!
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    Questions on how to transfer Nursing License

    All the information and forms you need should be on the Florida BON website. Have you looked there?
  12. It simply depends on the individual school. Some schools will care, some won't. It certainly can't hurt for you to do your best to get top grades in everything going forward. Best wishes!
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    MedLife Institute

    There are some existing threads here about this "school." I encourage you to use the "Search" feature to find them and have a good read.
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    PAs Do Not Like Us

    "Funny," sure, but many of the comments (about large numbers of poorly prepared NPs flooding the market) are right on point.
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    Did you keep your RN license and why?

    Well, if you're coming to the US, then the answer is simple. Yes, you'll have to maintain active licensure as an RN (in whatever state you'll be in) in order to be licensed and able to practice as an NP.
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    % infants in Peds? Male RN in Peds?

    When I was in school 30+ years ago, one of our two peds instructors was a young man who was making his career in pediatric nursing. He was great! I wasn't aware of any issues related to his gender coming up during the time I was in clinical with him.