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  1. Is it possible to get a ASN if you already have a Bachelors? A friend of minewas asking me this because she really wants to be a Nurse Practitioner, but getting a BSN right now is way too expensive especially the accelerated ones for those with a B.A Already, she was considering looking into community colleges and then get a Nursing job and have them help her pay. I told her I was not sure if she could do this considering she has a degree already. Although I was thinking they may but she would still need to take the sciences required? I was told by someone else that she couldbecause it's a Associate of Science not a Associate of ARTS it's career training not the same as the one your really planning to transfer to a University. Im not sure were confused she and I will be looking at the responses so if ANYONE could please educate us on this Thank You!
  2. :uhoh21: Hello everyone!!! I am finally able to start my pre-reqs. I had to stop because of financial issues but now Im registering for classes. I read a great post by someone who said they took their first two years at STLCC (pre-reqs) and then tranfered into UMSL Accelerated program. And now will have a BSN in 3 years! This sound like the perfect approach for me, but I have to be very careful with my finances and I think I may have to go the ASN route first. I am starting literally from scratch I have no credits. Is it possible to get my ASN in 3 years? I have been told it will take FOREVER if your starting where I am. I have heard so much Non sense I was just about to give up Nursing and just get a BA in something else, but I LOVE Nursing. Please give me some advice. I have two kids and a full time job to work around as well. But I am very determined to get this done as quickly at least 3 years and frugally as possible. Thanks everyone.:typing
  3. I am finally able to start my pre-reqs. I had to stop because of financial issues but now Im registering for classes. I read a great post by someone who said they took their first two years at STLCC (pre-reqs) and then tranfered into UMSL Accelerated program. And now will have a BSN in 3 years! This sound like the perfect approach for me, but I have to be very careful with my finances and I think I may have to go the ASN route first. I am starting literally from scratch I have no credits. Is it possible to get my ASN in 3 years? I have been told it will take FOREVER if your starting where I am. I have heard so much Non sense I was just about to give up Nursing and just get a BA in something else, but I LOVE Nursing. Please give me some advice. I have two kids and a full time job to work around as well. But I am very determined to get this done as quickly and frugally as possible. Thanks everyone.:typing
  4. Angela.RN2B

    How to report my boss

    I have for sometime been harrassed at work, I have been a Student Nurse tech for a year. and I have been just letting it slide. The other day the nurse I was teching fr made a family angry. She got into a confratation with the family members and storms out of the patients room. I am prepping the patient to leave and she said here finish up. The family says to me don't touch the patient get the Manager or who ever her boss is. well I do I go out to the boss and I tell her what has happen and says the family wants to see you immediatly they will not allow me to take vitals on the patient until they speak with you. She says to me well tell the family I will finish up what Im doing and I will be down to talk to them once the patient is discharged. I felt completly blew off. very alone wondering ok. How am I suppose to handle it? I return tell the family what she said and they blew up not really at me but at how abusive the nurse was and that the manager was just acting like it was not a big deal. I have also had Nurse who have jerked items out of my hands, yell at me like Im a dog to do something that they could have handled. I tell this Manager and she acts like Im lying is always making me feel like I am blowing things out of porportion. I have to sit in a break room with co-workers who will not even say jello to me have a conversation with everyone but me and also ignore me when I ask for assistance. I was told by someone who used to work on the same unit that she was treated the same, we are both minorities and she feels like maybe there is some racism going on. I just want to leave this unit if possible but I want to make sure I address the issues with this manager I think she should be more professional and i am sick and tired of her making me look like a fool in front of patients. Blaming things on me that nurses do. She always has their backs and acts as if what I say or do does not matter. She is constantly calling out my faults and she discusses my weaknesses with other employees. I have had them come up to me and say she is really upset with how you do such and such, and they are always checking up on me telling me I need to hurry up they are Techs too they have been here longer, sure but I don't appreciate her tealling them I have difficulties but she never comes to me first. Isn't there privacy issues regarding this. What should I do turn her into employee relations? SOme of the other Techs have said to me I would not do they they'll fire you. They don't like hiring minorities here anyway. I was told that by a couple of mintority nurses who seem afriad of the consequences if you make trouble. I cannot sleep at night this is causing me health issues and I have to have this position to get through school and to become a PA. Thanks
  5. Angela.RN2B

    A RN or HealthCare Management

    Thank You. I have been told that and have seen that as well. many walk around and won't even speak to anyne thats a Nurse or a Tech. Wow. That is so crazy all I can think to say is get over yourself.
  6. Angela.RN2B

    A RN or HealthCare Management

    I had a lunch with a couple of doctor friends at a hospital where I shadowed a Nurse for a week. I was floored at how these Nurses have to bow down to these Doctors. I heard a Dr. go off on a Nurse. One saying I want to see the whites of her eyes I want to know why this patient has not been walked in the hall today. I expalined this is what some Nurses told me happens all the time. My Dr. Friends said You don't wnat to be a Nurse your basically a Slave for the Dr. And your expected to just please the Dr. You should look into healthcare management where you can make some real difference. I was told by Both Dr. that they would have chosen Healthcare management if they had not gone to Med school. I had no Idea Nurses where looked so down on by Doctors. and I was told they are just blue collar workers as a Nurse your basically like a little soldiers giving orders, Doctors never really have to get their hands dirty thats what nurses are for and they were laughing and a couple other Doctors walked in during the conversation and they all laughed and agreed. One of them was a Head Physician and he said that Nurses are usually people who couldn't get into medical school. I should be either a Doctor or in management if I want the healthcare field other wise I would always be considered lowly and a bottom dweller and a joke at Doctor parties and conventions. They were so adament about convincing me being a Nurse was they lowly choice. I was and still am so hurt. I always though Nurses were on the healthcare team. Does anyone see this treatment going on or hear such verbal abuse?
  7. Angela.RN2B

    Im am being harrassed at work possibly because of my race

    Funny this comes up my husband is WHITE and HE is the one who said to me. This is racism, the decreat white way, And he broke it down for me how it works. He is not being silly trust me he is white as they come!!! but he is just. and he believes in equality and even though some hites make stupid comments many times it's out of ignorance BUT does that mean I have to put up with it at work Absolutly not. You can be the grand dragon of the clan but when your a nurse working in a multi ethnic work place you better keep it in check is what he told me. You took this job as a racist knowing what it entailed and who I would be working for and working with. You cannot harrass peple just becsue you dont like them.
  8. Angela.RN2B

    Im am being harrassed at work possibly because of my race

    I love my job and do it well. I have many patients who complain about these nurses and their attitudes. Like the Nurse is doing the pt. a favor. No the pt. is paying your wage. My attitude is right I hear these Nurses say they hate certain patients I hear them make remarks that because a african american pt. has HIV it's no wonder they are the highest woth the disease. This place is full of **** where I work and I think it's high time they face the music.
  9. Angela.RN2B

    Im am being harrassed at work possibly because of my race

    No they make blatant racist comments
  10. Angela.RN2B

    Im am being harrassed at work possibly because of my race

    No It's not that it's the Im a Nurse and your not factor. I've had these people cut me off mid sentence. Start talking over me while Im talking as if what I say doens't matter. Make fun of Black patients and I am not the only person who sees this I also have been told I better buckle down and study hard if I want to be a Nurse. And am I sure I could afford Nursing school? Well I can say this I own my haouse I own my range rover, I also have never pruchased a car on payments. I am in a place financially that yeah in ways I am well off but that is because I am frugal. I make wise choices with my money I am not extravagant but I like nice things. I have never had a credit card and my Credit is absolutly perfect WHY? because I make sure to be sensible. and for them to assume Im poor cause of my color is BS I went to private school both of my parents are surgeons but noone knows this because I dont ride on the coat tails of other. I want to be a success in my own right and I have never asked anyone for anything. I cannot lose this job because I have to kids to set a fine example for. Even though we may live in a expensive neighborhood we did not get her easily nor by accident. I may make 10 and hr. but I work hard or my money I wnat my kids to learn to make theor own way. There is never an excuse to disrespect anyone. Honestly my hsband owns a multi million dollar business and we mingle with a lot high class people. But the woman with the most class I ever met was a single Mom at community college who walked to school in the rain cause she could either put the last $15 in her gas tank or feed her 3 kids her old man wlaked out on. She graduates this spring with a degree in Nursing as well she comes from nothing but she never ask for anything but unlike these nurses I work with she always has a smile on her face. My mother could kill over right in front of me and believe me she is my world but I would never make someone feel bad at work becasue of what happen to me today.
  11. I would love to have some good advice from seasoned Nurses regarding setting a clear path to reach my nursing goals. I am currently a PCT at a major hospital and I enjoy my patients but I find that the Nurses have a lot of negative attitudes and it has really been bringing me down to the point I was considering a Teaching career instead. They complain constantly they are always talking behind people backs, and making snyde comments about patients about how gross they are or how they eneded up on our unit which is critical care Step Down aka the poop factory everyone is hooked up on a FMS or incont of stool and we constantly have to give them baths. I am totally burned out. I think I have lost sight as to what I loved about Nursing. We have to work on this floor for six months before we can transfer and that means until Nov. for me. I don't think I can handle it. But I wanted this experience to teach me about Nursing, and I would have my foot int he door when it came time to look for a job as a RN. I think the job of a PCT is degrading on this floor your over worked underpaid and I even hear Nurses make racisit comments and it really bothers me. Even the Manager is this way. What can I do I cannot afford to lose this job I have two kids to support if I want to go to Nursing school and I also want to have some experience under my belt because I feel I will fair so much better when I am in Nursing School. My plan is to become a Nurse Practioner I told this to my manager and she snickered and said that they are far and few between, wouldnt likely find a job at this hospital. I am the only minority on my unit as a PCA, I was told by a PCA now RN on another floor that she was harrassed there too, she said they are very racist in a sneaky way like they never say high, make racit comments always blame you for things, she luckily got her RN and took a position in th ER I am very frustrated and I am hating work daily and it's affecting my love of nursing...What can I do? Can I go higher up and see if I can change floors, I am miserable. Also is Nurse Practioner jobs becoming more rare?
  12. Angela.RN2B

    Nurse Salary vs. Teacher Salary?

    No Being a Nurse is the best choice for me and my family. I cannot even live in my town a suburb of St.Louis on that salary. The average Salary here is $80,000...I love the neighborhood and I hope to live and retire here. I appreciate all the wonderful debate. Thanks for all the wonderful advice which allowed me to really think things over in different points of view.
  13. Angela.RN2B

    Teaching vs.Nursing in Missouri

    I found out that a RN start out making around $20 an hour and so do Teachers. I thought RN's made a lot more and teachers I always heard made very small salaries. I have always wanted to teach but I also love Nursing and want to amke a good living. Am I making a mistake? would it be smart to get a teaching degree then a RN and do Nursing on a part time basis like weekends and summers when Im not teaching?? apprently I would be starting out the same? some advice please.
  14. Angela.RN2B

    Nurse Salary vs. Teacher Salary?

    I was talking to a friend this morning and she is just finishing Nursing school and said that she could have become a Teacher with better hours and the same pay? Is this true? I know as a RN we start at $20 an hour. Is this the case for Teachers. I have always been told RN's are paid so well and Teachers not so well. Was I always misinformed? I googled this very question and I didn't get any clear answers. I would love to teach and also get my RN degree and possibly be a RN part time if thats the case.
  15. Angela.RN2B

    How Good is Chamberlain School of Nursing

    Thank You So Much for the advice. I was thinking about Stlcc and then transfering to UMSL I did not know I could get the BSN in 15 months Though! That is such good news! So I will basically be getting my degree in 3 1/2 years! Yes that is the route I want to take as it was my original choice. I thought I would have to do another two years after say Flo-Nursing. I am currently a PCT at a big Medical facility I wanted this job so I could make sure I had a good idea what Nursing is all about. I have learned a lot on my unit. I know I love nursing and the career is my calling. I just wat to get my BSN and start advancing. I have so many goals I just want to make smart and economical choices. Thank You so much WDWpixieRN and Libra 8 you have helped me solidify my choice. I am going with STLCC and UMSL 15 mo. program!
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