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    RN-MSN, MBA question

    Hi fellow nurses, I am currently enrolled in a MSN/MBA online program. I am also currently earning Lean Six Sigma certification (Green belt). I really want to move up the corporate ladder in a healthcare organization. I know this question is very subjective, but what is the best way to move up? My goal is CNO or higher. Should I specialize in Healthcare Compliance? What about the Director of Nursing route? Any advice is much appreciated! Thank you!
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    First job - HIV unit

    The problem is that almost all of the patients are psych. From an LPN that works on that unit, she said there have been instances where certain patients have tried to transmit hiv to care providers due to the psych issues from the disease. Now that I think about it, this facility is the only one hiring new grads anywhere nearby. The interview was quick with no real nursing interview questions. Don't get me wrong, I want to start working and I know I can't pick and choose being that I'm a new grad but I'm actually scared working on a unit with these issues.
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    First job - HIV unit

    Hi all, I graduated from my ADN program in May, passed Nclex in June and got a job offer, after much hunting, this past week. It's a full time position in a sub-acute nursing facility. The facility has an HIV unit and that's most likely where I'll be placed as per the DON. I'm just nervous working on the unit because the patients, according to people who worked there in the past, are not happy and agitated. I'll be working the night shift which will be just me and maybe 3 or 4 aides. I know I shouldn't be nervous but it's hard not to be coming outta school and having a job on a unit that I need to be very careful on. Any advice?
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    Applying at Maimonides Medical Center

    Hey all, Been away for a while due to finishing nursing school and passing the NCLEX! The excitement of graduating from nursing school and passing the NCLEX first time have almost completely worn off due to losing confidence in finding that first RN position. I graduated in May, passed NCLEX in mid-June and have been applying everywhere in NYC (hospitals, LTC facilities, urgent care centers, etc) and no luck. Granted I knew it would be difficult with an ADN but I am currently enrolled in a BSN program. The best chances I have are at Lutheran Medical Center and Maimonides Medical Center - both in Brooklyn. I wanted to know if anyone else has applied to Maimonides and if it is usual for the Nurse Recruiter to send a postcard to your home address thanking you for applying. Crossing my fingers and hoping that was a clue they might be considering me.
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    St Paul's School of Nursing Jan/Spring 2012?

    Dreag87, sorry that your experience with St. Paul's was so negative. I'm a fourth semester student about to graduate in a month. I had an awesome time the last 2 years at SPSON. My admissions process was quick. I had everything ready, was proactive when it came to getting the next thing done that was in the admissions checklist and so I was in with no hiccups along the way. Most of the students had the same experience I did. But as usual positive experiences are usually not shared as readily as negative experiences. As far as teachers, they are awesome! I learned so much from my med surg, peds, OB, psych professors. Again, every school has good teachers and some bad ones. The bad ones weren't really that bad either. But what happens is that people quickly blame those teachers for why they didn't do well, whereas a good student will do fine regardless of the teaching style of a single professor. The school isn't going to hand you a diploma because you paid so much. It's a tough program. Might be easy to get in but the class I started with is only left with a little less than 50% with another 30 or so who won't be graduating. It's a small school so yes the library isn't anything to write home about but it's useful if you use the resources available. They have tutoring and academic coaching to help you out when you struggle. One of the best things about the size being small is that literally every faculty and administration staff remembers your name and more. Whatever school you decide to go to make sure you work hard. No one is "entitled" to anything. You gotta work your butt of for the degree and then some. Hope this help, good luck with your nursing education!
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    St. Paul School of Nursing Queens 2011

    Hi all, im from the Staten Island campus. I wanted to know from Queens campus students if there was any problems or concerns raised about the new rule regarding passing Hesi in order to pass the class. There are rumors of the Queens campus students addressing this issue with a lawyer. Let me know...
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    St. Pauls School of Nursing FALL 2013

    I too found the news unbelievable until I saw the NLN website. As a current student I am happy that they did get the accreditation, regardless of how they did. The important thing is that they did. Things are changing in the school such as stringent passing requirements, mandatory attendance, and others. I think they finally caught on how to be a nursing school, because before this semester it was a free for all as far as pushing you thru as long as you had the money.
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    St. Pauls NURSING SCHOOL GRADUATE??!!

    St. Paul's School of Nursing is now NLN Accredited! http://www.nln.org/membership/memberschools.cfm
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    St. Pauls School of Nursing FALL 2013

    There is much debate about how important NLN Accreditation really is. Regardless, let me be the first one on Allnurses.com to announce that: St. Paul's School of Nursing is now NLN Accredited! http://www.nln.org/membership/memberschools.cfm
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    St. Pauls School of Nursing FALL 2013

    NLN accreditation isn't what it used to be. Unless your planning on doing your grad studies in a top tier school (ivy) or working for the best hospitals, it doesn't matter. Now going to an NLN accredited school doesn't mean you'll get into those schools or get that magnet hospital job, there is wayyyyy more to it than an NLN accredited Associates degree. Something everyone forgets about is that when you graduate from the best nursing school or Spson, you have 0 experience. It's all about who you know and how long you've been working so they don't have to hold your hand for 3 or 6 months and find out your not cut out for it. So stop stressing over the lil things and focus on getting into a state accredited nursing school that will give you a diploma, graduate and pass the nclex. Also, St. Vincent's (before it became St. Pauls) was never accredited by the NLN. It had the best reputation regardless.
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    St. Paul's School of Nursing Fall 2012

    Thanks @Primadon22! Keep your hopes up about this Fall. The school is contacting people who have not fully completed their admissions requirements and some people are choosing to defer (2 people in the evening program did this past week) -- so you definitely have a chance -- I'm praying you get in the Fall. To answer your questions -- we get 3 tops (navy blue with school patch affixed) and 3 bottoms (white). Labcoat will be given to us in 3rd semester. They no longer sell just patches -- so we have to purchase additional tops from the school. The rolly backpacks are not required for classes or clinicals they said. I think it's given because it'll be easier to carry all those books home and if we want to use it for class we can. I received my class schedule and orientation agenda today. Anyone else?
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    St. Paul's School of Nursing Fall 2012

    Hi all! Anyone going to SPSON Staten Island? Day or Evening? I went in and picked up my textbooks, uniforms and a rolly backpack yesterday. My orientation is Aug 29. I'm in the evening program. The bookstore employee told me that distribution is being done differently this year - prior years it was longer waits on lines - now they have us pick up our books/supplies up to 2 weeks prior to classes starting.
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    St Paul's School of Nursing Jan/Spring 2012?

    Hi all -- received official acceptance letter today (7/18). Just a simple letter stating that I'm officially accepted into the school's evening nursing program. Orientation is Aug 29 with first day of classes Aug 30. More information will follow as stated in the letter. An issue came up 2 weeks ago when I went in to hand in my medical documentation. They said I would have to take CPR course ASAP in order to be accepted into the program. I didn't hesitate and signed up to take the CPR course they offer (cost $100 - which is higher than other sites that offer same course but those were already filled up for atleast 2 more weeks). I felt a little annoyed because in the pre-admission letter it said we need to be CPR certified before classes start. Anyway, I took the class they offer and the other prospective students also said they found out a week before (via phone calls) that they need to have the CPR course completed by 7/17. Anyone else had this issue? Congrats to those accepted. I have had family and friends who attended this school (all within the past 2-3 yrs) who had great things to say about it. They have found jobs in hospitals (3 of them in ER) and other facilities.
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