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    From CNS to CM? other options?

    Hello everyone! I wanted to pick some brains out there on what options I may have to work in the case management field, as well as get some general opinions or suggestions overall. A bit of background: I was a NICU nurse for a few years, and then finished my Masters and worked as a NICU and Pediatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist for a good 5 years. My kiddo was diagnosed with a disability and my world turned upside down. I ended up needing to leave my work and have been home with her and not working for a good 4 yrs or so. I am at a point where I would like to go back to work, but would need to do so from home due to her therapies and schedule. Does anyone or has anyone out there worked in case management from home and somehow make their own hours? Or anything like this? I have seen quite a few job postings that are full time but wanted to see if I could find some real life experienced nurses out there, and maybe a CNS or two, who has delved into different roles (as many of us have) to give me any sort of suggestions on how to break into the field (or anything else you can think of for an ex-CNS) and if there are specific companies that do this part time perhaps? Or if anyone has any other suggestions or things they have done having been a CNS that may be an option for me at this point in time? I would love any and all suggestions!! I am in CA if that helps Thank you in advance!
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    CM options for work at home

    Hello everyone! I wanted to pick some brains out there on what options I may have to work in the case management field, as well as get some general opinions or suggestions overall. A bit of background: I was a NICU nurse for a few years, and then finished my Masters and worked as a NICU and Pediatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist for a good 5 years. My kiddo was diagnosed with a disability and my world turned upside down. I ended up needing to leave my work and have been home with her and not working for a good 4 yrs or so. I am at a point where I would like to go back to work, but would need to do so from home due to her therapies and schedule. Does anyone out there work in case management from home and somehow make their own hours? I have seen quite a few job postings that are full time but wanted to see if I could find some real life experienced nurses out there to give me any sort of suggestions on how to break into the field and if there are specific companies that do this part time perhaps? I would love any and all suggestions!! I am in CA if that helps Thank you in advance!
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    Interview questions for CNS position

    Hi everyone, I'm just starting the process for applying for a position as a new CNS. Can anyone offer any potential interview questions that might be asked on an interview for a CNS position? I figured this might be good practice and offer some ideas of what they may ask. :) Thank you!!
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    Parent - Child CNS?

    I am currently a NICU nurse, and I believe I just finished the parent-child CNS program you happen to be looking into! Feel free to contact me, as I just finished that program last week :)
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    genetic nurse?

    Hi everyone, I have been trying to find out more about genetic nursing for some time, and it has been difficult. I have found a lot information via isong and such, but wanted to see if there were nurses out there who know anything about this field, or better yet work in genetics? I have not been able to find much out there as far as what options are within genetics... Can anyone offer any information or advice? Thank you in advance.
  6. I'm in the 2nd year of the SCAN accelerated program at APU... I think almost everyone who held a PT job in our program had to let it go. It was just too intense, especially in the summer, to be able to handle everything. Not sure if yours is much different than the one we're in... I have kids myself, and I know I could not handle any more than I had on my plate. :)
  7. due to the fact that i had a hard time finding direct entry msn's and accelerated bsn's here in ca (requirements are a bachelor in another field for both), i thought i'd post a list for those looking for one: direct entry msn: azusa pacific university - second careers and nursing (scan) samuel merritt college - entry level msn (elmsn) san francisco state university - generic ms uc san francisco - master's entry program in nursing (mepn) university of san diego - master's entry program in nursing (mepn) university of san francisco - master's entry option (meo) western university of health sciences - msn entry (msn-e), in pomona another one that wasn't listed is cal state los angeles - entry level masters (elm) and yet another new one is at loma linda university, not sure of its title accelerated bsn programs in ca are offered at: csu long beach loma linda university mount st. mary's college samuel merritt college most of these are found at: http://www.cnashealth.ucr.edu/nics.pdf www.allnursingschools.com has many, but not all of them listed as well feel free to add on if there are any i missed! hope this helps someone out there...
  8. due to the fact that i had a hard time finding direct entry msn's and accelerated bsn's here in ca (requirements are a bachelor in another field for both), i thought i'd post a list for those looking for one: direct entry msn: azusa pacific university - second careers and nursing (scan) samuel merritt college - entry level msn (elmsn) san francisco state university - generic ms uc san francisco - master's entry program in nursing (mepn) university of san diego - master's entry program in nursing (mepn) university of san francisco - master's entry option (meo) western university of health sciences - msn entry (msn-e), in pomona another one that wasn't listed is cal state los angeles - entry level masters (elm) and yet another new one is at loma linda university, not sure of its title accelerated bsn programs in ca are offered at: csu long beach loma linda university mount st. mary's college samuel merritt college most of these are found at: http://www.cnashealth.ucr.edu/nics.pdf www.allnursingschools.com has many, but not all of them listed as well feel free to add on if there are any i missed! hope this helps someone out there...
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    CSULA or Azusa anyone??

    Hi there everyone, I am trying to find any current/past students out there who are currently enrolled or have attended Cal State Los Angeles or Azusa Pacific. Is anyone out there currently attending or a student of either? I would love to talk to a student or graduate of both of these schools, RN, BSN, or Master's level. I got into one and am interviewing for the other, and I would REALLY love to hear any opinions about either school, since I have not been able to find any contacts for either one as of yet! Thank you so much!!!
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    Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in?

    Hey everyone... I was wondering if anyone out there had a copy of these rankings they could send me via e-mail? I know us news has a ranking but they charge to see it... is this the ranking that is brought up in this thread? Does anyone have one I could glance at? thanks so much! (I'm curious )
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    Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in?

    Just thought I'd pipe in and mention that I, too, am really freaked out about having to go back into the entry MSN after having been an at home mom for so long!! I've been home pretty much all the time, I have a 5 and 2 year old. And am a single mom, so going back for school wasn't even an option for me. I think in the long run we are all doing what is best for our families... as scary as it may seem! I'm sure there will be some tough times ahead but it will all be worth it in the end... or so I've kept telling myself too! Best of luck!! (and yeah, I've wodnered how these other moms can do this!!)
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    Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in?

    That's so great that they can offer that!! I assumed FAFSA was only for financial aid as well as loans for undergrad, but for grad FAFSA only helps with loans. Money that does not need to be paid back would have to come from scholarships at the grad level, right? So low income doesn't qualify you for financial aid help as it did for undergrad at the grad level... although I have come across some scholarships which were based on your financial situation, but not many... It's just been tough finding them out there since it's a grad program (technically)...
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    Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in?

    has anyone that has gotten into one of these entry MSN's taken a look at scholarsihp info by chance? I've started looking, and most graduate scholarships ask for an RN already, whereas a lot of the general ones are mostly ADN or BSN... any suggestions?
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    scholarships for grad programs?

    Hi everyone! I am trying to find any info out there on scholarships available for grad programs... my situation is that I got admitted to an entry MSN program... most of the scholarships are either for basic RN programs, ADN's, or if at the graduate level are requiring an RN already. Does anyone know of any good sites or scholarships? Any info regarding funding for grad school would be immensely appreciated!!
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    entry MSN- got in- anyone in one?

    Oh yeah, I forgot to put it in there... I got into Azusa Pacific
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    entry MSN- got in- anyone in one?

    we should start an entry MSN thread so we can all jump in and talk about what we're going through... anyone interested? I think it'd be kinda neat to have a place where we could post/read?