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  1. Has anyone else noticed a lack of RNs working at urgent cares in your area? I would love to work at an urgent care, but every clinic I've looked into is only using MAs or paramedics. Maybe it's not a new phenomenon, but I think it's kind of sad and disconcerting.
  2. cowan19

    CMC NorthEast in Concord

    I'm considering a travel nurse position in the emergency room at CMC NorthEast in Concord. Does anyone have any information/experience/feedback on this hospital? Also, some information about Concord would be helpful. 😁 Thanks.
  3. cowan19

    Some travel nursing questions

    Oh, I can see how this was confusing. I found the job posting on the hospital's website, not a travel company website. Thanks for your reply!
  4. cowan19

    Some travel nursing questions

    Hi everyone. I am an ER nurse in Michigan and I have been thinking more and more about trying travel nursing. I would like to go to Nashville, and I have found a specific job posting at a hospital in Nashville that interests me. Can you experienced travel nurses guide me with some advice about how to potentially acquire this position (or one similar) as a travel assignment? Should I contact the hospital directly and ask if they contract with certain agencies? There seem to be so many agencies from which to choose, it's hard to know where to start. Also, my overall vision would be to do an assignment from Sept to Nov, take Dec off and return home, do another from Jan to March, and then return to my home in Michigan to work at my current hospital during the summer. Does this seem feasible? I welcome any and all advice about travel nursing! Thank you! --Erin
  5. cowan19

    MSU or LCC?

    Thanks for your comments. I have really good grades (4.0 in my prereqs so far, 3.8 GPA from by bachelor's) and I also volunteer, so I'm hoping I will have enough points to get into LCC's program (fingers crossed!). I've spoken to some nurses in the past couple of days and they've basically told me, BSN or ADN-- no difference in pay/hiring. So I think I'm going to go with the cheaper and more reputable (?) program at LCC. If I ever want to go in a different direction in the future, I'll just end up doing an RN to BSN program. AnnaN5-- could you comment a bit more on the acc. program? What your weekly schedule was like, how the instructors were, etc? Thanks!
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    MSU or LCC?

    Can anyone comment on either of the following programs: the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at MSU or the Accelerated ADN program at LCC? I already have a Bachelor's, and I'm trying to decide which program to pursue (they are both 14 months, both leading to RN). I've heard tons of good stuff about LCC's nursing program, and it's also much cheaper than MSU. I haven't heard anything about MSU's program, but it would give me a BSN rather than an ADN in the same amount of time. It's hard for me to try to apply to both because the pre-reqs are slightly different. I think overall I would prefer doing LCC's...but their programs are so competitive, I don't know if I would get in or not. Please offer me your two cents on my dilemma! I would love to hear about people's experiences in these programs. Thanks!
  7. cowan19

    Lansing CC - Health Biology Proficiency Exam

    hi, i know you posted awhile ago, but i thought i would respond in case you were still wondering about the test. i had to take it a couple of months ago in order to register for anatomy at lcc (i didn't have the necessary pre-req). let me warn you, it is a tough test and is not to be taken lightly. the questions are specific and you have to know your stuff. if you haven't taken cell biology or chemistry recently, then you will really need to study for it. you can't just cram the weekend before...i studied for about a month before taking it, and i passed with 35 out of 50 (you must get 25). definitely print off the study guide that they provide for you on the lcc website, and check out the recommended textbook from a local library (or get hold of a similar biology textbook). i was able to get hold of a copy, and i read all of the chapters that the guide recommended, took notes, and studied. follow the study guide...the material on the test is all listed on the guide. it was a lot of effort to devote to passing a test for a stupid pre-req, but i had no choice, i HAD to take anatomy this summer, and passing that test was the only way that i could do it. when you are forced to do something, you will work hard and devote yourself to it. i know just how you feel, lcc is making me jump through all kinds of hoops in order to take their classes, even though i have a b.a. from msu, they don't seem to care. good luck to you, you can do it if you really put in the effort!