soxgirl2008

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  1. Nursing School. Did you work?

    I work 24-36 hours a week (I work 12 hour shifts..2 to 3 days a week) and I'm in my 2nd semester of nursing school and have gotten all As and Bs so far. It's definitely possible, but like others have said management is key. I'm in school alllll day M...
  2. Take a pay cut to be a CNA for the experience??

    Med-surg gives you LOADS of experience. Don't discount it. I was a CNA for 2 1/2 years on a post op floor and I wouldnt trade my experience for the world. And btw, I'm now a CNA in the emergency department drawing blood, doing splints, wound care, et...
  3. Do you eat well/exercise while in the program?

    I run, and try to keep up on my running while in school but it's hard going to school, going to work, and trying to find time to work out! I try to run at least 2-3 days a week. I try to eat healthy but it can be hard. For breakfast I usually have a ...
  4. Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare

    Picky can be good, if you can afford to be picky. Not everyone can afford to sit around unemployed for a year or more waiting for their dream job to come around. No one is saying you should work in a horrible LTC facility, but I know plenty of new gr...
  5. Working while in nursing school.

    +1. I honestly believe if I didn't work I wouldn't do as well in school as I do. If I'm not under pressure I slack off and procrastinate. I work between 24-32 hours a week usually and I think it helps my studying because I know any free time I have I...
  6. RN to BSN

    It's still easy for ADNs to find hospital jobs around here too, however, many bigger hospitals do prefer BSN (but will hire ADN sometimes). I do think it's worth it, because for almost anything besides bedside nursing you will need a BSN, and you ne...
  7. How do you decide on a speciality?

    I would just worry about getting any job first. The market is so tight today, and I don't know where you live, but in many areas it's hard for new grads to find jobs let alone in a speciality. Once you find your first job you'll figure out what you l...
  8. Hospitals hiring BSN & Obamacare

    I don't think obamacare will really have any impact on it, but as others have said it really depends where you live...I live in Wisconsin and plenty of hospitals still hire a lot of ADNs. Even magnet hospitals will hire ADN's sometimes if they've had...
  9. 2020 BSN law

    As others have said, it's not a law..Simply a goal that 80% of nurses have a BSN by 2020. In some areas it's almost impossible to get into a hospital without a BSN, in other areas it's still fairly easy to get a job even in ICU or another speciality ...
  10. How different is ASN vs. BSN?

    There may be a much larger salary for BSN nurses where you live, but this isn't true everywhere. I live in the midwest and at the hospitals around here there is no salary difference whatsoever. A few hospitals pay more to the BSNs, but it's only be a...
  11. difference between associates and bachelors in nursing

    There is very little difference between my ADN program and the local BSN programs. I had to take chemistry, A&P 1 and 2, micro, psych, sociology, etc just like the BSN students. It's true that the ADN is rarely a 2 year degree anymore. My clinica...
  12. RN wondering is it worth getting BSN

    Um...no it's not. I live in the midwest and I can tell you the hospitals around here still regularly hire ADNs. Some magnet hospitals may be requiring BSN, but it is hardly 'mandatory everywhere'.
  13. ADN vs BSN

    Where I live BSN's make the same as ADN RN's at almost all the hospitals. BSN's don't have to get paid more because they carry the same license as an ADN and are licensed to do the same job. Yes, their degree requires more classes, but they took the ...
  14. ADN's being pushed out

    I think what he's talking about is cases where hospitals hire a new grad BSN over an experienced ADN.
  15. Thoughts

    Well, what do you think you would prefer? LTC or hospital? I'd try for both. It's sometimes hard for a CNA without any experience to get hired in a hospital. However, I was hired in a hospital without any experience so it's possible! Working in a hos...