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  1. MJB2010

    University of North Georgia

    Did you end up doing the program? I am considering the post-masters FNP. It's been an endless game of phone tag thus far.
  2. Northside is "known" to be the best for birthing babies in the ATl area, has been for many years known as the maternity hospital. Id start looking into that place first. Not my specialty though.
  3. I want to go back to school but I can't justify the cost since I am still paying on my loans. But, if I wait, the degree won't have much of a return on investment.
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    WGU vs Aspen University

    Aspen is Nationally accredited but NOT regionally accredited. This will matter kater if you want to pursue your education further. WGU is both. I enjoyed the RN- BSN at WGU and felt I got a lot out of it, but I also did my MSN there and did not love the program, but different people get different things out of it depending on what you are looking for.
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    Unemployment/ PRN nurses

    Does a PRN nurse qualify for unemployment? Cant find anything on the unemployment site about this. My facility just cancelled all elective surgeries per the CDC guidelines and put the OR/Periop/Pacu/PST staff out for at least 45 more days. They were going to send us the the floors, but apparently that got dicey when they tried to put OR staff on floors they never worked on etc. Some fo these departments have a very high number of PRN staff and they are all freaking out. The facility is saying that we are not laid off and we will be cancelled daily or put on ATO "until further notice, but at least end of April". It looks like the full time and part time staff can apply for unemployment, but what about PRNS? It seems so odd to not use RNS in a time like this. But I also don't want to get put in a role I would be fumbling.
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    Post Masters FNP after WGU

    Which others were you accepted to?
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    Do you think I can get my job back?

    Do you even want to work with that lady? She sounds dreadful. Do you have colleagues you can use as a reference? Is there an HR or corporate you can contact, in writing, to clear your name? I wouldn't want to go back but Id want a good reference and my record to not be blemished by personal vendettas.
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    The only way to spark change would be for multiple people to write written complaints about this providers behavior. It has to be a pattern. So if it is just you that has an issue they will blame you. If they get multiple complaints from nurses about that office, they will be forced to address it. So if it happens again to someone else, encourage them to report it. If you have to call again, and the charge nurse ok's it, maybe do the call on speaker phone (in a private office) with the charge as a witness just in case of more bad behavior.
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    Nurses secretive about getting another job

    Maybe she just kept it from you. Why are you so interested? I'd just stay out of it. No good can come from this kind of gossip. Keep in mind, if they gossip with you, they are probably also gossiping about you.
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    Is it worth it?

    I don’t disagree completely and jobs vary greatly. There are plenty of terrible places to work, I recently stumbled into one. But there are still decent jobs to be had. They are harder to find. And I really feel like who you work with and how you support each other can make all the difference. I unfortunately have bills to pay. So I’m going to be working. I am going to keep trying to make the best of it. I’m worked with some amazing nurses thus far. And it really does make or break a job for me.
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    Is it worth it?

    Be the change you want to see in nursing. I try to be the nurse I needed when I was new. It’s a hard job full of stress. It’s the culture of the unit that makes or breaks you. It’s not easy, especially when new. But we all got through it. You can, too. When you do clinical try to find a unit where staff seems happy and like a good team. Make note of the ones where everyone seems miserable. It will help you when job searching later. Also working as a float tech while in school can help you learn the good from bad areas. It can also help you network.
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    What now?

    Go back to work. Keep your head down. It takes time to gain trust. Don’t let one incident ruin you. The other employees probably know this doctor is an *** if it’s true. Start looking for another job on the DL. It’s easier to find one when you have one.
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    Secretly breaking contract

    It has nothing to do with honesty. It’s none of your business. Getting in other’s business is not a good quality when you work on the floor. Stay out of the drama and mind your own. I promise you’ll get much farther.
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    What would you do

    Should I say that or just not mention?
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    What would you do

    Ok guys, I’ve got past the phone interview and now am planning for in person interview. The potential job email is asking me for my current employer and if they can contact. (No!) Do I tell the truth and let them know I just took this job and already plan to quit? I know that looks bad. Or just leave it off and tell them my previous job I recently left. My previous job doesn’t know I took another job. I’m an upfront person and would rather just tell the truth but I know it looks bad to leave a job right after taking it. But it was not presented honestly. I don’t want to hurt chances of the new job. What should I say?
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    Looking up patients on Facebook

    Meh. So many bigger fish to fry. Who has time for that anyway?