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    Has anyone on here went from RT to RN?

    Hi everyone! I wasn't sure where to post this, but I'm just curious if anyone on here used to be a respiratory therapist and is now an RN. I graduated recently and respiratory therapy is just okay, but I really want to be a nurse. I know its not an easy job, and the pay is slightly better, and the nursing field has its issues just like the respiratory field does. But I really like how nursing has a lot more opportunities and I want to be more involved with patient care. Right now I have an associates in respiratory and I want to go back to school to get a BSRT later this year or early next year and then after working for a years I want to apply to an entry level MSN program. I figured that would be easier than trying to do an ADN program and then an RN to BSN program and then doing an MSN program.
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    Question about patient care technician/cna.

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I was about to pay $876 for a CNA certification. I definitley want to be a patient care technician. Do only vocational/technical schools offer PCT training? Also should PCT's get certified?
  3. Sorry I dont know where to post this exactly. I want a job in health care while I finish up my degree program. I was about to sign up for a phlebotomy program until I did my research and learned that its very hard for people to find jobs. So I was thinking maybe I will do a CNA training program instead. Do hospitals hire CNAs to be patient care technicians and they train them for EKG and phlebotomy or does a CNA already have to have training in those things before a hospital hires them? I dont have enough money to do all three of them. Just the CNA and EKG or CNA and phlebotomy. Also is it hard to find a job as a CNA outside of LTC?
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    Part time jobs?

    Hi everyone. I didn't know where to post this on here, but I'm looking for a part time job while I'm in school full time. Sorry I posted this on another forum on here, but no one answered so I figured since there are students on here maybe someone could suggest something. I'm not going to school for nursing anymore since that didn't work out. So I'm in school getting a B.S in cardiovascular technology so I can be a vascular sonographer. I have NO idea where to look for a part time job. I was going to do an EKG technician program that is at my local technical college that lasts a few months, but it turns out no one is hiring EKG techs where I live at and I read that demand for them is going down since other health professionals are learning about EKG on the job. Right now I'm currently waiting tables and I'm extremely tired of waiting tables and have been for 8 years now. I'm not making enough money and I'm miserable. I really want to get a part time job in a health care setting. I will eventually be doing an 18 month internship after I'm done with my courses next year so that will give me experience in my actual field, but in the mean time I REALLY want a job in a health care setting. Can anyone please give me suggestions? Thanks everyone for your help.
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    Part time jobs while in school

    Hi everyone. I didn't know where to post this on here, but I'm looking for a part time job while I'm in school full time. I'm not going to school for nursing anymore since that didn't work out. So I'm in school getting a B.S in cardiovascular technology so I can be a vascular sonographer. I have NO idea where to look for a part time job. I was going to do an EKG technician program that is at my local technical college that lasts a few months, but it turns out no one is hiring EKG techs where I live at and I read that demand for them is going down since other health professionals are learning about EKG on the job. Right now I'm currently waiting tables and I'm extremely tired of waiting tables and have been for 8 years now. I'm not making enough money and I'm miserable. I really want to get a part time job in a health care setting. I will eventually be doing an 18 month internship after I'm done with my courses next year so that will give me experience in my actual field, but in the mean time I REALLY want a job in a health care setting. Can anyone please give me suggestions? Thanks everyone for your help.
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    Should I take Microbiology this summer? Or A&P II?

    Im glad to see you are so excited. Well really you should just take A&P II on the summer since it does build on the knowledge you acquired in A&P I. Plenty of people have taken A&P II over the summer and have gotten As. If you work hard you will be fine. Just save Microbiology for the fall semester. I enjoyed microbiology the most I thought it was kind of fun.
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    PLEASE HELP i cant get into nursing school

    I agree with some of the other posters on here. You need at least a 3.5 minimum thats how competitive it is. So many people are wanting to get into nursing. Schools will say their minimum GPA to apply to their program is a 2.75 or 3.0, but in reality its not. If there werent so many people trying to get into nursing school then you would be able to get in. TEAS need to be really high too. What you need to do is email nursing program coordinators/admissions people at schools you havent applied to and ask them what they have accepted for TEAS and GPA's for the past couple of semesters and ask them about the applicant pool so far for the upcoming semesters and also how an estimate of about how many people apply that way you know whether or not you have a chance of getting in if you apply. I did that when I was looking at nursing programs. The only reason Im not in one now is I dont want to be on a waiting list until late next year or the following year. Good luck!
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    Question about the TEAS Exam/study guide.....

    What??!! Its $110 just to register to take the test??????????
  9. Is there any way to get the TEAS study guide for cheaper than $88? Also I have been studying for the SAT test and I was wondering if that would be sufficient studying material for the TEAS or is it a must that I buy the TEAS study guide?
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    Bill To Change Rules For Immigrant Nurses

    Wow. I dont understand why they want to bring in more foreign nurses when they really know there isnt even nursing shortage. They think most people are idiots and dont realize there really isnt a nursing shortage. Im sick of hearing that lie. Our government is so backwards. Ugh.
  11. Hi everyone, Im waiting to get into a nursing program and I want to work as a CNA while I wait. The cheapest CNA program I have found in my area is $675. I dont have that kind of money and Im wondering would it would be worth it to go to my credit union to get a loan for a CNA program.
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    WHERE do I buy a TEAS study guide?

    Hi, does anyone know where I can buy a TEAS study guide?? I looked on Barnes and Noble, Booksamillion, and Amazon, but I dont see anything. I emailed an adviser for the nursing program Im trying to apply to and she said you can find the TEAS study guide at many book stores. Does anyone know where I can buy one or does anyone have a used one they are no longer using? Also how much is the TEAS study guide? Thanks everyone.
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    Midlands Tech Students who have been waitlisted

    They are very vague when it comes to sooner start dates. Bottom line is you might get bumped up a semester, but thats still a long time to wait. See if you can get in some where else sooner.
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    Thinking of quitting nursing program...

    Quit ASAP. No need to continue doing something you dont even have a passion for. Go after something you want to do in life. Its YOUR life and YOU CONTROL YOUR LIFE. Just simply tell your parents you dont have any desire to be a nurse. Tell them what you really want to do. If they dont like it then tough. Its their problem not yours.
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