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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

LPN for 24 years prior to obtaining an ASN degree from Excelsior College in April 2010. Passed NCLEX-RN in June 2010. Completed the BSN with degree conferral in October 2014.

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    Capella vs WGU

    Capella University (FlexPath option).
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    Capella vs WGU

    Just to update as promised: I am almost 4 weeks into the program and am starting my 4th course. I don't really know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't completing a course per week. But I'll certainly take it. ;-)
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    I can't get a job!!

    No need for rudeness. I was trying to sympathize with you. I definitely do not have to waste my time here. I probably have more years of PAID nursing experience than you have on this earth. Live and learn..
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    I can't get a job!!

    I believe the OP is in Washington State.
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    I can't get a job!!

    One more thing...don't say you won't start from scratch. There are lots of nurses with far more experience than 2 years that are being laid off because of this virus. Before you know it, even the "scratch" jobs won't be available especially with the holidays being right around the corner. 😉
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    I can't get a job!!

    I've been in your shoes, sort of, by working PRN, yet having to take a solid 4 months off, and received the same treatment as you did when I was able to return. It is absolutely amazing how some managers expect us to give the best possible care to complete strangers, but walk away from our own families in need. Have you tried working with the VA? They are always looking for nurses.
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    How Long Does Ga Take To Post RN License?

    Ten years ago, it took 12 days for my license to post. Of course, my exchange with the licensing analyst at the Ga BON was one for the record books over some preceptorship hours back then, because of my non-traditional ASN program. I won the battle, but they took the war by making me wait forever and a day for my license. However, having already held an LPN license for 24 years at that time, I had nothing but time to wait them out. Hopefully, you won't have that experience..
  8. Geeeeezus!!
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    Are you reviewing the rationales of your correct answers as well? It’s not the number of resources that you use, but whether or not you thoroughly understand the ‘WHY’s’. The NCLEX has come a long way since I took my “LPN state boards” in the mid 80s. But if modern-day PN exams resemble the NCLEX-RN (which I took a little over 10 years ago), then I’d say memorization won’t help...if that’s your technique. Every nursing student has areas that they’re strong in. So I’d suggest focusing your studies on the areas that you dread, and trying to understand each question and answer completely before moving on to the next question, even if It means spending an hour trying to make the connection between what is being asked and it’s correct answer. Good luck on your 4th and hopefully final attempt.
  10. On a side note, I think it would be more economical for your to pursue a BSN since you already have a bachelors in your possession. That just my opinion..😉
  11. The short answer is yes. The long answer is it depends on whether or not you’ve met your lifetime limit, your criminal background, and other specific factors such as maintaining a certain number of required credit hours for eligibility. You won’t know for certain until you complete the FAFSA process.
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    Recommendations for Online RN to BSN Programs

    Forgot to add that I work 5 days per week, and being on vacation that first week of class helped me to get that first course out of the way and amplify my motivation as a result.
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    Recommendations for Online RN to BSN Programs

    See the screenshot. I’m beginning my third class at Capella and it coincides with my third week in their MSN program. They do offer RN-BSN, but I have no experience in the program since I received my BSN 6 years ago. This may or may not be what you’re looking for, but it’s working quite nicely for me.
  14. WOW! What a difference a “few” days make. I’m now a boulder’s throw past 50 and about to begin my third MSN course. Never say never.
  15. When I worked float pool, there were tiers. The level you chose dictated the number or hours (and the number of dollars). Is that not an option at your facility? @canoehead I did two shifts (through a nursing agency) at a facility that operated their units like that. At the end of the second shift, I was done! It is impossible to expect nurses to work on time management when management is wasting nurses' time. No one can effectively plan a patient's care for the shift when two hours in, you're being told to wrap up because at the 4th hour, off you go to another unit. The night that I worked 3 separate units in one shift was the last night I ever signed up for a full shift. I would only agree to go in there for 4 hours...until I realized that it was not worth my while to go there at all.
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    Racism in Nursing: Is It Real?

    There are no words. You've said it all. Your knowledge and credentials speak for themselves. It is sad to say that some of these behaviors will on fade once the one's possessing them are pushing up daisies. Even then, we can expect that they've already ensured that their legacies will live on, walking directly in their footsteps. (((hugs))) My dad once told me that no one can take away what you know. Those that enjoy listening to themselves talk, I let them. Those that enjoy being in control, I let them...as long as my pay is not affected. I still try to remain a team player, contributing what and when I can. But depending on who you are and the treatment I received from you, you might find yourself up the creek without a paddle and your only lifeline is in my hands. Sometimes, instant amnesia comes in handy and is a wonderful thing....professionally, of course. 😉

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