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    Putting the feelers out

    I agree. i had several clinicals at places where the wife was the office manager- always a toxic environment. I have yet to see it work out well. I was one of the deal breakers for me when i was looking for work. i'd keep looking if I were you. Or you could talk to the office staff when you interview and see what they think about it/how it works (or doesn't work) there.
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    New Grad NP feeling Overwhelmed, Scared

    I was very nervous too when i first started, but I had a wonderfully supportive doc that I worked for and a nice patient population with 2 great MA's. I was completely set up for success and yet every day still stressed me a little. You constantly see new things in primary care (at least I did) but knowing that you have support (a doctor who welcomes your questions and gives you support on whichever correct way you choose to treat a disease, an MA who is experienced, and a great online tool like UpToDate to reference while in the room with the patient) makes ALL the difference in the world. Wait for a job like that- seek that out even if you have to make some sacrifices for it because it preserves your sanity. I regret leaving that job SO much just because I wanted to live in a different part of the country and I can't find anything like it here. I took a laptop in the room with me and while the pt was talking would look up (in UpToDate) anything i needed to know about what they were telling me. I spent so many hours in uptodate that UpToDate actually cut me off, thinking i was sharing my subscription- i had to call them to tell them, no I'm just new lol
  3. Does anyone know how to find out how much revenue I've generated for the clinic I work for? I'd like to use this to negotiate a fair salary at my next job. They did send me a spreadsheet of all my billings but its complicated and I can't figure it out. If it helps I'm in southern CA, work for an acute care clinic at a large hospital company. Thanks!
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN Fall 2011

    I find it weird that they haven't yet accepted you to the university- i applied back in sept and go accepted right away- within maybe like 3 weeks or so... maybe something happened to your application- i would def. call them and ask about it
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    thanks for the response. It's helpful to know that the professors are great. I want to move back to Miami ASAP after graduation but who knows i may have to hang around VA if thats where i get a job, it's not so bad :)
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN Fall 2011

    On another note: I've heard a couple people say that communication and organization aren't great in the mason program and that really concerns me, especially if school is stressful enough I hate having to fix problems with the school that should have been done correctly in the first place (this has perpetually frustrated me with public schools ..private seem to do a much better job- but you PAY for it$$). Could someone please elaborate on the communication/organization issues (ie can't get in touch with people, no emails returned etc)... are they annoying enough that I should choose a different, more expensive school like GW? Also, what is Mason's reputation with local hospitals? I've heard INOVA is a great hospital and since clinicals take place there do you think they would be more apt to hire a Mason graduate? Where do Mason graduates typically get hired? Does one typically have a job lined up right before graduation? Thanks
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN Fall 2011

    Thanks for the reply AEP. I hear ya on GW- I know it's not "proven" yet, but I feel as though it can't be bad since they have a great reputation... but worth the money, i dont know. I too, am trying to figure out which is the best value.. I regret not applying to Hopkins since it's number 1 in the country it may be worth the money (esp their 3 year RN-MSN program seemed great). I'm curious to know your final decision :)
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

    I've heard a couple people say that communication and organization aren't great in the program and that really concerns me, especially if school is stressful enough I hate having to fix problems with the school that should have been done correctly in the first place (this has perpetually frustrated me with public schools ..private seem to do a much better job- but you PAY for it$$). Could someone please elaborate on the communication/organization issues... are they annoying enough (ie can't get in touch with people, no emails returned etc) that I should choose a different, more expensive school like GW? Also, what is Mason's reputation with local hospitals? I've heard INOVA is a great hospital and since clinicals take place there do you think they would be more apt to hire a Mason graduate? Where do Mason graduates typically get hired? Does one typically have a job lined up right before graduation? Thanks :)
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    George mason pre-req ? Biomedical ethics

    I was accepted to Mason's accelerated BSN for fall and I took ethics as part of my MPH (masters of public health) and it satisfied their requirement, though i dont think it was entitled "biomedical" ethics, it may have been research ethics, i can't remember. I would check with them, ask if you can send someone a course description and see if it satisfies the requirement. Every nursing school I looked at and applied to required ethics.
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    Applicants to GWU's ABSN 2011

    If anyone else here is debating between George Mason and GWU, I'd love to know your thoughts or any info you've found from researching their differences... I'm going crazy trying to make a decision. thanks
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    Applicants to GWU's ABSN 2011

    Hi, I'm debating between George Mason (would have to be out of state, but still cheaper than GW) and GWU.. I'm curious to know where you are looking for information to compare schools as I've found myself going around in circles and it's quiet time consuming.. I really don't know which school to choose... I'd like to be able to choose Mason b/c its so much cheaper but GWU has such a great reputation, the facilities are new/state of the art, and they are soo responsive... is it worth the extra money? I feel like I'm choosing between designer fashion and brand name lol
  12. Me too! I got accepted for fall 2011, but I'm debating between Mason and GW just because of the cost... any advice is appreciated! Thanks
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN Fall 2011

    AEP1209, have you been accepted to mason and/or GWU? The schools you've applied to are really good and highly competitive so I'm wondering if you'd choose Mason, over say, Hopkins or GWU? and would that be based soley on cost? (I'm debating between mason and GWU for fall)
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    George Mason Accelerated BSN Fall 2011

    So I just found out I got into Mason and GWU... I'm not sure which program is better (I'm leaning towards mason just because its 20k (out of state) cheaper than GWU) ... Does anyone have any experience with either program? I'm trying to compare them but it's hard.. I feel like mason is less competitive (they only require a 2.75 gpa, which is the lowest of any program I've looked at) which makes GWU more appealing but I really dont know if it's actually worth the extra money.... any thoughts? any experience in the program at mason?
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    Applicants to GWU's ABSN 2011

    i called their financial aid dept and the person said they dont know of ANY scholarships at all and I'd have to take out all loans >:-( such BS , i KNOW there are scholarships out there I can't believe the dept in charge of aid isn't willing to help $$$
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