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andrewschultz LVN

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andrewschultz has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

ARMY Veteran currently nursing in So. Cal.

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    Should I run...

    I work at a residential, partial care and intensive outpatient facility in Southern Ca. I am the ONLY LVN on duty. Medical records get signed off by an RN that works from home. MD and PSYD come weekly if there is an admit. Other than that....I'm on my own as well.
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    Everest College Ontario RN program

    Hey, Jmira.... Thanks for the PM offer. I'm currently at work, but will shoot you off a pm tomorrow. I have read the thread since page one; so most of my questions were already answered. I'm just curious as to wether or not the program received the ACEN (formerly NLN) nod for accreditation. And if you feel your education prepped you for NCLEX. Gonna hit ya up tomorrow to ask clinical site questions. Thanks again!
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    Anyone here attending cni college rn program?

    Actually, to work for the Veterans Affairs, you need to come from a NLN or CCNE program. It stated clear as day on their job postings. A few jobs also list this. So, it just depends on where you want to work and if they require it. So if you go to PCC, you can't work for the VA Hospital.
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    One more thing.... Please read the whole thread before you fly off the handle about me "seeking" out a recruiter. It is clearly stated it was at a career fair. The recruiter came to my classroom to present. I had no choice but to sit there.
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    Actually, I was at a career info session and the recruiter ca to my location. I only went to a recruiting office to get a brochure. And it wasn't a healthcare recruiter btw. So no, I didn't waste anyone's time.
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    Thanks for the info. I'm not looking to go back in; but was just curious as to what was offered. I appreciate the insight.
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    Los Angeles Community Colleges ADN Programs

    AshleySable, The info from the state board you are receiving are for approved programs. You are correct there. That means the school meets the standard to have you sit for the NCLEX. Accredited programs mean that the school has gone above and beyond the approval of the state board to offer more quality education. In a nutshell, approved just meets the minimum standard, while accredited goes above the standard. You may be right, in that it will not matter to you. However, take into consideration where you want to work, and if they need you to come from an accredited program. I personally will chose an accredited program as I feel it will not limit me so much job wise. I would rather graduate from a program that goes above the standard rather than just meeting it. But that's me. Look into the schools admitting info and see if you need to come from an accredited program to get in. Some schools will ask for you to come from an accredited program with a ADN. it's better if you do... That way you don't repeat classes. There are tons of threads on here about the subject. Unfortunately you have to search them all. You can also get on the ACEN and CCNE websites to read more about accreditation and what it means. I sincerely hope this helps you out a bit. I'm not trying to be discouraging and hope I don't come off that way.
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    Dranger, Sir, I just navigated to the ARMY website and they are still popping off with the loan repayment program. Is that at least correct?
  10. andrewschultz

    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    Really? I just spoke with a recruiter in March at a career fair. Hmmm.. Maybe it is.
  11. andrewschultz

    Everest College Ontario RN program

    Wow! 6 months sure is a long time to be waiting. Must be nerve racking.
  12. andrewschultz

    Attitudes of New Nurses

    Thank you to the OP for this post. The responses you have solicited have made my evening. BTW, I'm a newborn nurse... Not even a newbie. I just passed NCLEX on 22 July. :) how many years do I have to put in to be considered "seasoned"? Not "haggard"... "Seasoned". :)
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    Sorry for my typos and misspelled words. I'm using my smartphone. :)
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    Is military career pathway as a nurse good for me?

    True....there is a lot of info here if you search the threads. That being said... The ARMY has a sign on bonus of quite a lote of money. Also, there is the loan repayment program that they offer. Please talk with a recruiter to get more information. Take that information and double check it online. Recruiters are numbers people and will say almost anything to make you sign. The military is a great place to grow career wise if you want to make it a career choice. I'm a little sorry I left after so long. I miss it. Anyhow, if you are thinking of the service, check the physical fitness standards for your age group and gender. Ensure you can meet the standard for the Officer Basic Course (OBC). If not, you should start now! Trust me... It'll pay off in the long run. One of the first things a recruiter will look at is to see if you cancer ht and wt standards and pass the fitness test. Good luck on your search here. I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for.
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    Los Angeles Community Colleges ADN Programs

    I'll be going to LAVCC to get info for winter term this month. Sorry, forgot to answer your main question.
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    Los Angeles Community Colleges ADN Programs

    Please look at the ACEN website, a majority of the schools you have posted are not accredited. For example, PCC is not accredited but has a good program. If you can, please look at the places where you want to work and look at the job requirements. For example: the Veterans Affairs will not hire nurses unless they are from an accredited program. I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, it's just that I am in the same situation. From what I have seen online, there are about 4 CCs near Pasadena (where i live) that are accredited. I plan to get my masters and work for the VA, so this accreditation has a big impact on where I will go. Either way, I wish you the best with your education :))