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704RN2MSN has 8 years experience.

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    Suspended WGU enrollments

    This was written in another link, I think it sums it up perfectly... Sep 21 by elkpark There are existing threads about this, and you can do a general on-line search and find the information from the UNC board and NC BON. A growing number of states (the state education authorities, not the BON specifically -- this has nothing to do with nursing specifically) are starting to set limits on on-line educational programs. The UNC board has taken the position that, if a school in another state is providing education to NC residents, that school has to meet the same requirements and be subject to the same oversight that schools physically located within the state of NC are required to meet. The other schools have to register with the state and prove to the UNC board that they meet the state's requirements. Some on-line programs that want to be able to enroll NC students have done that. It's nothing something that would ever affect me personally, but I think it's a good thing that NC (and the other states doing this) want to protect their citizens and make sure that the education they are getting meets the same minimum quality standards as other education offered in the state. (Same as when you buy insurance from a national insurance company, the policy they sell you has to meet the standards established by your specific state.) It's a basic consumer protection issue.
  2. 704RN2MSN

    Suspended WGU enrollments

    I didn't think it should have anything to do with the NCBON, since we are already licensed nurses. However, the wording of the email I received sure made it sound like it did. Thanks for checking on that. My advisor said it was the NC legislature that is causing the hold up, and that they are reviewing the curriculum of programs that require field experience. I am just so ready to start, I guess this is a good lesson in patience. Don't know if this link will work, but if it does it talks a little bit about the University coming to NC https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDUQFjABahUKEwjlxO_fsY3IAhWImoAKHY9OAts&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncpolicywatch.com%2F2015%2F05%2F21%2Fcontroversial-online-college-on-its-way-to-north-carolina%2F&usg=AFQjCNHVzuLvTJE507zkjJeQVgZn5mf7yg
  3. 704RN2MSN

    Suspended WGU enrollments

    I was affected by the enrollment suspension too. My advisor said it would probably take 6 months, have you heard anything else?
  4. 704RN2MSN

    Anyone starting MSN at WGU

    I have a little more information now. You guys are correct it is not the NCBON, per my enrollment counselor it is the state/governor that is trying to bring WGU to NC; just like Indiana, Texas, Washington, Tennessee and Missouri did in previous years. While the state and school finalize things, enrollment is being suspended for any program that requires 'field experience' until approval is granted. She said that in 2013 it took about 6 months for TN to begin re-enrolling students.
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    Anyone starting MSN at WGU

    I guess I may have to change my original post. I just got an email that WGU is suspending NC enrollment for certain programs and mine is included. Hopefully the NCBON and WGU come to some kind of resolution before December, I really just want to get started:(
  6. 704RN2MSN

    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    1) Do you take the flu vaccine yearly? If you do not, what is the reason you do not participate (if you don't mind answering this question)? I had my first ever flu vaccine last year (2014) only because it became mandatory at my place of employment. I didn't think it actually prevented the flu, I just thought it made the symptoms easier to get over. 2) Does your employer have a mandatory influenza vaccination policy as a condition of employment? If yes, where do you work? Yes as of 2014; large hospital corp in NC 3)What concerns do you have about the flu vaccine? I am not anti-vaccine. I think vaccines are necessary. I just would like to have the right to refuse a vaccine (that may or may not prevent the illness) and just wear the mask as I have done in previous years. 4)Do you know if anyone who has been released from their job because they did not get the flu vaccine? No
  7. 704RN2MSN

    Anyone starting MSN at WGU

    Wonderful, I wish I could start now as well! Are the classes completed in the order they are listed or do you choose the order you take them in?
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    Anyone starting MSN at WGU

    I'll be starting Dec 1st too!! However, I will be doing Leadership and Management, but I'm sure many of our classes will be similar. Good luck to you.
  9. 704RN2MSN

    starting RN-MSN program in December at WGU

    I will be starting Dec 1st too! Good luck to us!
  10. 704RN2MSN

    DCCC Nursing acceptance letters (NC)

    Clinicals are totally doable, The first semester I stretched them out over the course of 10 weeks. But I knocked them out in 5 wks during the 2nd semester. Just concentrate on your tests and finals, that is what will pass or fail you. Don't be nervous, it is a great program. They will tell you you can't work and to dedicate all your time to it, and that may be the case for some, but I was able to wok 40+ hours a week, with a 1 year old. I am thankful for programs like this. Good luck to you!!
  11. 704RN2MSN

    Lpn pay at carolinas healthcare System

    Yea, it's a pretty good company to work for, good luck!
  12. 704RN2MSN

    LPN to RN PROGRAMS near Charlotte, NC

    I just graduated from Davidson County Community College in Lexington. It is 1 hour from Charlotte and is a hybrid program that is mostly online and requires only a few campus visits. The clinical portion can be done in Charlotte, I did mine at CMC university.
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    Lpn pay at carolinas healthcare System

    If the job code is under LPN/CAII the starting pay is around $15 and tops out at $23. If the job code is under LPN only it starts at $17. Most of the jobs are LPN/CAII and it takes an act of congress to change a job code.
  14. 704RN2MSN

    DCCC Nursing acceptance letters (NC)

    I just graduated from DCCC!!!! You guys will love this program:yes:
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    Dccc transfer courses

    If I'm not mistaken the Sciences need to be within 10 years, but I would contact the school for the correct information
  16. Just wondering if anybody here has been accepted to Davidson County Community College's hybrid LPN to RN program starting August 2014.