meanmaryjean DNP, RN

NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia
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    If I don’t go to my NCLEX exam, will that count as a failure?

    I am 99.99% certain that you must open the exam to have it record as an attempt.
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    MSN education vs leadership

    Many of those facilities are places we put students for clinicals. They actively recruit our grads into residency programs.
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    license status: failed/rejected??

    Could something have popped hot on your background check?
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    MSN education vs leadership

    The Education degree is tilted toward academic education- not professional development per se. (They're all like that around the US and it baffles me) Leadership is more hospital/ facility focused.
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    Academic Integrity question

    Only the school can answer that. Generally- they will want to examine a syllabus for the course (the university should be able to provide this) to make sure the same content is covered - unless there is a transfer agreement between the two schools. B...
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    Academic Integrity question

    I would apply for ADN programs as well. Far lest costly, same NCLEX/ RN at the end- and since you have a previous degree- you can do an RN-to-BSN very quickly once you graduate.
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    Academic Integrity question

    1. I think having some experience as a CNA is the most important besides your science GPA and TEAS. But every school looks at different things- so it is important to know the requirements of the schools you are considering. And DO consider more than ...
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    Capella Flexpath RN to BSN 2020

    You have to be an RN is all.
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    Academic Integrity question

    I wouldn't think so- esp. since even here you have been able to reflect and own the error. You'll likely have to explain it- but otherwise I think you would be fine. (I used to make admission decision for a nursing program- and I would have acc...
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    Any disadvantages to WGU? Considering the program

    That is incorrect- and if you would be willing to share that person's name (privately of course) I'll make sure they get connected to the correct info. There are dedicated prelicensure (PL) enrollment people because the policies and such are so diffe...
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    Any disadvantages to WGU? Considering the program

    It really depends on where in the state you live. Indy metro area has multiple start dates per year. Elkhart/ Ft. Wayne, Vincennes/ Evansville areas tend to only have on in Feb/ March.
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    Termination From Employer For Refusing EUV

    You are 100% correct. ALL major religions stress serving our fellow man. “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve on...
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    Dismissal From Nursing Program - Is all hope lost?

    There is hope but it will involve complete honesty, owning what happened AND a solid plan for making certain it NEVER happens again.
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    misdemeanors and getting accepted into the nursing program

    If you have had a clean record since- the Indiana BON will make you jump thru some hoops but you should be OK. (I have experience as a Director of an IN nursing program)
  15. WGU is a non-profit, fully accredited and the rules were written before the wide acceptance of online education. Take the time to really examine the issue and then come back. This was an OIG investigation.
  16. Except the follow up completely exonerated WGU
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    How to educate spouse about what I do as an NP?

    So I suppose not acting like an a** at home is out of the questions? Because that sounds like a good starting place to me.
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    I Think I'm Done With Nursing

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    States that don't require residency for license?

    If I can clarify a bit: You can obtain a single state license in any/ all states you wish provided you want to keep up with their requirements. The 'if you are getting a license in a compact state you must be a resident' is ONLY applicable if yo...
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    MSN Capstone

    Look at a real-life problem in your workplace. Working on something that will improve YOUR work in addition to others is always a motivator.
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    MSN Capstone

    What is the focus of your MSN? APRN? Leadership? Education? Informatics? That might help drive the conversation.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by ambiguity and pay as you go. WGU has 'flat rate' tuition, in other words you pay $x-amount for a six month term. If you complete the courses in that term early and want to accelerate your progress through the progra...
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    How Should I Respond to a Bad Clinical Eval?

    "I would like to take this evaluation as a learning and growth opportunity. Would you (instructor) be open to a meeting to discuss your comments and recommend ways in which I might improve?"
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    Looking for an Entry Level MSN Program

    If you're talking about entry to practice MSN programs- there is no specialization. You are studying to pass the NCLEX and become an RN- just like ADN and BSN grads. Entry to practice MSN programs are (in my opinion) overpriced for what you act...
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    Ventilator basics for new RN

    Honestly, your best source of information is a respiratory therapist. They can explain all these things in simple terms- and then educate you to the finer points as you become a more experienced nurse. 99% of what I know about vents (and I've worked ...