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seanynjboy

Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT
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seanynjboy specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

Nursing School (ADN): Pima Medical Institute-Tucson.

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  1. Wow - lots of questions. 🙂 - finished in 23 days. I took off work to just do school. My life was Eat/sleep/school. I don’t have kids and have an abundance of PTO days. But Indont recommend doing it that quickly. It was a little overwhelming. Whether you finish in 23 days or 12 weeks. The end result is still the same. - I always was registered in 2 classes at the same time. You can only be in 2 simultaneously. - APA - I am familiar with it so it wasn’t a big deal for me personally. the PERRLA add-on in MS work was a godsend though. It formats your title/reference page and keeps a reference library in case too you the same reference twice. -You don’t have to be the best writer to do well. If you get your point across, use the appropriate amount of resources, and follow the rubrics you should do fine. -The best resource was the facebook group. Once you get in there there’s A HUUGE amount of posts regarding who are good instructors. It often will have guidance on some of the harder topics. -I am in also NO WAY one of those “have to get an A” people. If you are great, that’s fine, but it may take a bit longer with revisions. I am Very happy with a B or a C here and there. Like I said before. The end result is the same #BSN. If you are in the RN to MSN program it may have different grading requirements. I only went for BSN. Hope this Helps and best of luck 😀🍀 Sean
  2. Hi 🙂 I personally didn’t need any additional classes but I can direct you to a place I mentioned above. If you have facebook I HIGHLY RECOMMEND joining RN TO BSN CAPELLA SUPPORT GROUP. They have posed that question numerous times about which additional elective to take and which to steer clear of. It’s also a HUGE reason I got through the program. It’s very helpful and very motivating 🙂. Best of luck in the Program. My name is Sean. You may see A LOT of my posts in the facebook group if you join 🙂
  3. I took two weeks and 2 days off from work To concentrate on all things Capella and finished in 24 days. I was always in 2 classes at one time. You can register for a second class the day the program starts and you most likely will have access to blackboard the Friday or Saturday before your start date. If you haven’t already - Join the RN to BSN Capella group one facebook. It’s VEEEERRY helpful. Talks about ways to help, good instructors, and it’s also a great motivator. It helped me a lot!
  4. Currently in the program and I am wondering how long it took some of you to complete. I am doing pretty well I think but just wanted to get a general consensus. I only have the 8 core classes to do. I had AN OBSCENE amount of classes I had taken in the past in addition to the Nursing Associates in addition to some upper-level classes so that was good. Hopefully will get this done in one billing cycle 🙂 Thanks! Sean
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    Capella Flexpath RN to BSN 2020

    Thank you for your reply. I am starting (most likely) on 5/11.
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    Men working in Clinics

    I used to manage an Primary Care Office. Didn't do it very long. Informatics job came across my lap and I snatched it up. Been working at home for 2.5 years now...
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    8 Work From Home Jobs

    Another option is also coding. I do risk-adjustment coding for BCBS. A lot of insurance companies hire nurses to code charts. (Some require CPC credential and some do not). I've been working at home for over 2 years. ❤️ it!
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    I hate nursing

    Hi! I just have one question. Have you looked into informatics? I'm an RN but I do work with a bunch of LPNs and we all work at home doing risk adjustment coding for an insurance company. I did a 6 month stint in a hospital and hated it and I found this job. I love it. Have ge you ever thought of doing HEDIS? (ok that was 2 questions)
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    Why I'm leaving nursing

    I left bedside nursing after 6 months because it was not for me. I managed a doctors office after that for another 6 months and loved it but the (micro)management company i worked for was terrible so I threw my resume out there. Got a bite from a head hunter and did a HEDIS season on a 4 month contract and loved it! Then got an offer to work in informatics and review charts for an insurance company I did HEDIS for. I make more $ there, I work from home, and it's challenging work that you are still using your nurse brain There are so many different facets of nursing that I hope you re-consider leaving the field entirely and think about a different field of nursing. Whatever you choose, just be happy! ::hugs::
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    3 Years out of school - Happy in life

    I can't imagine going back to school either. I have my ADN and once I am with this company for a year they pay up to $5000/year for BSN and up to $7500/year for Grad school. I have 2 out of 10 classes done for my BSN and had to stop...I am in the "don't want to go back but want to get it over with" boat...
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    3 Years out of school - Happy in life

    Ditto - but as a whole nurses do get some recognition at least (ie nurses week, most trusted profession). I still get the "oh wow" reaction when I tell people I am an RN. That always makes me smile.
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    3 Years out of school - Happy in life

    Hey all, I just felt the need to share my experiences as an RN in the world today. I have been an LPN since Oct 2012 and got my RN Sept 2013. I have already worked in a bunch of different areas of nursing. I was lucky enough to be able to land various jobs before finding what I want to do with the rest of my life basically. I am currently 32 years old. I started working when I was 16. History of me: PRE-NURSING Jobs: - Pharmacy technician for 10+ years in both retail and hospital setting - Secretary for a Hospice - Office assistant for a non-profit - Local Coffeehouse Manager/Barista - Cashier NURSING jobs: - Long-term Care facility with lots of vent/trach patients (LPN) - Med-surg-tele nurse - Cerner Analyst contract for a local hospital system (went around and helped nurses transition from paper charting to EMR - loved that) - Home Health (short-time) - Managing a Doctor's office - Research/HEDIS nurse for an Insurance Company (Current job - started as a contract and got hired on full-time last Nov). I currently work in informatics and now I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. I am very computer-based. I love computers when it comes to healthcare. I do a lot of chart reviews, audits, coding, and data extraction. As much as I loved working with patients and working clinically I realized I love this more. I work at home, that gives me opportunities like traveling often that I would not be able to do with other nursing jobs. As long as I have a WiFi connection, I can work. I live in NJ and have traveled to Colorado and Arizona to see some friends (I worked during the day on Eastern time - typically 5a-1p) and then hang out with friends for lunch/dinner. It has been a long time since I could say with 100% sincerity that I love my job! It has also been a long time to where I feel I achieved a happy balance between my professional and personal life. :) Thank you for reading and have a great day!! :)
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    Nurses: How far is your commute?

    My commute is about 25 feet (I work at home) :)
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    Why Nursing Sucks...

    I worked on a Med/Surg/Tele unit for 6 months - HATED IT (Loved the people, even all the doctors!) Just the job was not for me. Got a job as a manager of a doctor's office. That was fun :) I left that job when I got a random contract opportunity to do HEDIS and fell in love with informatics....I probably will never go back to bedside nursing or direct care ever again. I work at home now doing computer stuff :) I LOVE IT!!! (It's not for everyone though, I am perfectly happy on my computer, reviewing charts, no phone calls, watching movies in the background, in PJs) :)
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    Unpaid Mandatory Meetings?

    Say on your way to the huddle, finished your huddle, on your way to the time-clock you slip and fall and fracture something.....workmans comp? Probably not - you were not "on-the-job" because you were not clocked in.....??
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    Do I NEED to get my BSN?

    I would say go for it. Nursing is changing their requirements. It may not happen soon but it is definitely happening. I started a BSN program (I am an ADN) and I could just take 1 course at a time. I had to stop because I started a job that was working me 60-70 hours/week. I have since left that job and once I saved up for the tuition I will definitely go back and finish (I only have 8 classes to go). If you go to work in a hospital a lot of them have tuition reimbursement....Is that an option for you?