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  1. Hey! I was wondering if I could pick your brain about the PMHNP program. I won't flood you with questions unless you're up for it.
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    What happened to all the Walden Haters?

    Hey! I've seen some of your other posts over time while searching about Walden. I'm 99% committed to starting my PMHNP MSN with them in February. I have to file my FAFSA yet, but that's really it. I had previously taken 4 FNP courses at the school I got my ABSN from. I decided FNP wasn't what I wanted to do. Unfortunately, Walden is only awarding me transfer credit for one class, but that's better than nothing! I'd love to pick your brain about them sometime if you don't mind.
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    Should I get my MSN first?

    Hey! So I had begun an online FNP program at the university where I got my accelerated BSN. After 4 classes, I started to realize that FNP wasn't what I wanted to be. I really want to be a PMHNP. So I've been talking to Walden U, but they've denied transfer of 3 of my classes so far and are dragging their feet on the fourth. Can I get a MSN online without a specific concentration and then go back to a uni such as Walden and take the post-master's specialization classes? Are universities generally agreeable to this or no? Im not putting all my eggs in Walden's basket, but they are who I have spoken to most recently. Any suggestions? I'd love to hear from people who got their MSN and then went back. Thanks so much I'm advance!
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    Chamberlain FNP program

    Hey! Did you go through with the FNP? Are you still working on it? I'd love to hear follow-up regarding your experience.
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    Olivet Nazarene University ABSN Program

    I'm not sure about your TEAS exam. They administer 5 now, so my guess is that you'll have to re-test. The per-reqs (off the top of my head) are A&P 1&2, Nutrition, Abnormal Psych, Statistics, and English...I'm probably leaving something out, but that's a good start. Call them and request the info. They are so nice and will answer any questions you have.
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    Olivet Nazarene University ABSN Program

    Hello. I am conditionally accepted for the fall session. I was wondering if any of you are farther along in your journey?
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    ADN or BSN

    I'm at about the same point that you are in the process. I, too, have less than stellar credit and I'm looking to take out probably 13,000 in private loans for the first 12 months of the program. I keep looking online for scholarships but I can't really find anything,so I'm probably going to have to suck it up and apply on Sallie Mae or simple tuition to see what rates I can get.
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    ADN or BSN

    Hm. I had replied the other day, but my post seems to have disappeared. I am going with Olivet Nazarene University's (Oak Brook campus) accelerated BSN. I have not personally heard that the hospitals are moving towards Master's degrees as an entry requirement, but then again, I am not surprised by much nowadays. Are they going to provide the salaries to go with that requirement and off-set the cost of the education? I highly doubt it.
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    ADN or BSN

    Thank you to everyone who has replied. I have decided to go with the accelerated BSN. Even better- I found out today all my ducks are in a row, so to say, and I can begin in May instead of in the fall! I appreciate everyone's input.
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    ADN or BSN

    Thank you for your reply.
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    ADN or BSN

    I'm currently an LPN. I was waiting for a spot to open in a 2 year RN bridge program. Because I hadn't heard anything, I applied to an accelerated BSN program here in IL (16 months to complete) and was accepted (contingent on my financial aid), and that starts in the fall. The ADN starts in a few weeks, and they called me this morning to offer me a seat. I don't know what to do! Are hospitals in Chicago really only hiring BSNs? What would you do?
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    Demand for LPN in Chicago?

    Uh, LPNs *are* nurses. :) Did you mean are they in as much demand as registered nurses?That being said, I have never had trouble securing a well paying gig in Chicago (and the north shore area) as a LPN. I do not choose to work in a long term care facility myself, but that is an option, of course. Also, there is a need for nurses to ride the school bus with children with medical needs and to care for them through the school day. That employment is almost always secured through an agency.
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    Foley Induction?

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    Foley Induction?

    I definitely hope my experience will be similar to yours. Thank you for sharing it with me...makes me feel better!
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    Foley Induction?

    yay! Thank you. I was curious about whether I might be sent back home if it doesn't 'work' right away. Thanks for your answer.
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