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  1. I am in a similar position to you regarding age and stage of life. I went back to school to become an RN in my late 30s. I also have a bachelor's degree in business and made a good living in the banking world earlier in life. I became a nurse beca...
  2. New grad RN positions are very hard to come by these days. There are so many people vying for limited positions. It has been my experience that it really is a "who you know" kind of world when it comes to getting a job. With computer generated app...
  3. New NP @ post acute care setting---need advice!!

    I'm sorry. I must have read the date from another post that I was reading right before this one. I thought that you wrote it over a year and 1/2 ago. Sorry. I look forward to the responses you get.
  4. New NP @ post acute care setting---need advice!!

    I'm currently an FNP student. I see that this post is quite old, but your concerns were definitely disheartening knowing that I might have to face some of the same issues in the future. I'm curious to know how it all worked out for you. Are you st...
  5. Free Standing Emergency Rooms

    Pixie, RN. I think that we might have worked for the same hospital system, and I'm happy to say that their freestanding ER's are top notch!
  6. Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

    lizbit120, I know. It's absolutely exhausting. I used to love my job. I still love my patients, but these ratios are just dangerous and I dread going into work every shift. The unit culture is really changing, too. Although the nurses are nice...
  7. Free Standing Emergency Rooms

    The ones I know of that are affiliated with hospitals are actual emergency rooms that are staffed by very experienced nurses and doctors. In fact, my old hospital has a few. I worked in the hospital's main ED. Only the most experienced and autonom...
  8. Remembering the Nurse-Patient Relationship

    Very well written and spot on! I, too, have been struggling a lot lately with watching the demise of nurse/patient relationships due to all of the changes in staffing, etc. Its ironic that in a time that hospital reimbursement is directly tied to p...
  9. ASN or BSN???

    I would definitely go with the BSN as many hospitals are seeking magnet status. All of our local hospitals (Washington, DC area) are now requiring current LPNs and ADNs to acquire their BSN to keep magnet status. On a side note, are you a CA residen...
  10. Mixed Emotions About Nsg School

    I know that you've gotten a lot of good advice here, but I couldn't keep myself from posting. I, too, am a mother of 3 ages 16, 11, and 9. I had been an at-home mom for most of my eldest's life and for all of the other two. Going back to school wa...
  11. im taking the test tomorrow! wish me luck! :)

    Good luck! Stay calm and focused. Like the other poster said, "YOU GOT THIS!" Please keep us updated when you know your results. Take care.
  12. You Want Me To Do WHAT??!

    This was an incredibly refreshing article to read. It's nice to read something positive for a change. I do suffer from a fear of public speaking so I would be terrified of your assignment. I'm sure, though, with the important content of your discu...
  13. What are your study techniques?

    Hi there. I know your dilemma. I am the mother of 3 and I'm currently doing an accelerated BSN program. It is a tremendous amount of information to learn. I do make up study guides from my notes/power points and they are usually somewhere between...
  14. Any Anatomy/A&P I courses offered online?

    You might want to try Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC.edu). I took my HA & P 2 online through them, and some people have been in my online classes as far as Europe. There is a lot of material and you have to be diligent in your studie...
  15. Trying to avoid undesirable CNA duties

    This makes me very sad as it directly relates to one of the reasons that I am in nursing school now. I spent 6 days in a hospital, completely immobile with a Foley, and I never received any kind of bathing or linen changes. I finally had to get my ...