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  1. adjappleton

    Concordia BSN Program?

    Hi, did you end up entering the program? I'm considering it for Spring 2020 (just missed Spring '19). I am much in the same situation, 2 kids, them and me a bit older than yours/you.
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    developmental psychology and human growth and development same?

    As far as I know, yes.
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    I'm a mom and Starting the program in January and nervous

    I had to drop from full time to part time because I couldn't manage my almost 4 yr old is just too needy in the evenings. Best of luck and just be prepared for possibly having to take it a bit slower than planned.
  4. I'm taking only nursing classes, all prerequisite/coreqs done. Tues and Weds 8:30-12:30, Thurs and Fri 8:30-1:30. We plan on doing study groups,etc in the afternoons. They've told us to plan on 25-40 hrs in total commitment. Given the reading load in our syllabus and extra testing time (we do ATI for NCLEX practice throughout), 40 hrs is likely. Hope this helps!
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    TEAS Test

    The math is all very basic. Proportions, perecntages, conversions. Triple check your work. The science is all over the place. I've taken it twice and rmthe second time it seemed tougher, but I had a headache during the entire test.
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    Please Help, new Nurse, don't know what to do, transferred

    Don't bother trying to prove anything to the previous manager (i.e. not job hopper) as she's already proven she 1) tolerates bullying/unprofessional behavior and 2) exhibits unprofessional behavior herself (rubbing in the she's hired others). Do a good job in your mgr role for another 6 to 12 months and make a point to be professional and network all you can. Eventually your work ethic and positive (and confident) attitude we lead to other open doors. Also maybe find an agency where you could work a few shifts a month to keep your bedside skills fresh, even if it isn't acute or ER. Good luck and don't let the bastards grind you down!
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    Question about perquisite loads

    the 6 hours a day of Anat sound gruelling but overall yea you can do it. Work will feel like a reward from studying.
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    Job Offer based on references?

    I have been on many, many interviews and never had a requirement that a current manager supply a reference as that could impact your current employment, period. (Unless you are staying with same company and making an internal shift.) This puts you in a very vulnerable position, one I wouldn't be comfortable with.
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    Please, Help me come up with a topic for a research paper

    Could you write about yoga; stress relief and added benefit physical fitness? I'm not even a student nurse but have read me many studies about the benefits of yoga. Or perhaps meditation? Good luck.
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    Advice Needed - Did I blow my opportunity?

    They sound unorganized to me and like they were in a pinch. If they are truly interested they will keep your name on their short list. Don't give up hope!
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    Best hospitals in Green Bay to work for

    If you move to DePere, Appleton is only a 20-25 min drive, so apply at Appleton Medical Center and St. Elizabeth's as well. Good luck!
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    Why should we give you an opportunity?

    Fairly confident that question is illegal.
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    Statistics and Microbiology

    Stats isn't really so much math as it is knowing what data you are looking for and which formula to use. Good luck!
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    Program nixed exam reviews...how do I adapt?

    It's because of cheating. They don't want the questions floating around as they do get reused year after year. But to not allow you to see the actual test during class and then turn it back in IA crazy but I guess camera phones could be used to capture the questions. I always managed my studying for finals by reviewing the test questions I got wrong so it stinks you can't do this.
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    Tell me how your instructors handled oral care in the lab

    We practiced oral care in each other and also on dentures. We had 2 men in our class that stressed how important it was to pull the skin taught when shaving, but they were never used for practice. :)
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    wisconsin RN

    College of Menominee Nation offers LPN to RN bridge.
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    Anyone fail chemistry 1st time around?

    I took chemistry in high school and it didn't click in my head, so I resolved that I just didn't get it. When took Chem 105 at community college I felt good during class but then that first quiz I got a bit stumped and went into full panic mode "this is high school all over again". Don't think of Chemistry math, it's entirely it's own discipline that just uses some math to get from point A to point B. Read the chapters before lectures. Go to any extra study sessions (my instructor was great she did am extra hour before each lecture for review/practice). Also YouTube whatever topic you're covering as there are some great lectures from very gifted teachers out there. The alternative approach can help if you're struggling With what you've been given so far. Keep at it!
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    Move back into OR again?

    If your boss wants you, I would say give it another try. They wouldn't ask you unless they felt you were capable of doing it.
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    Here. There. Where?!

    My 2cents - go to Chico for the "college experience" but keeps your summers free to work and earn $ for that extra expense of living at school.
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    Picking the right school to get hired in the future

    Many ABSN programs will not allow you to work during the 12 or 15 month program, so not only do you have to consider tuition, books, supplies, but also cost of living (let's not forget how expensive gas is right now). So unless you have a significant other than makes enough $ to support you both or other $$$.... I crunched all of the numbers, and for me I'm ready to do a ASN program 10-12 credits, 4 semesters, and work part time. Will get my BSN, if I so desire, online - once working as a RN. I am fortunate in that my area still hires ASNs equally to BSNs.
  21. They've made the offer, so they want you. Agreed with above, do not undersell yourself. If you can find out if they negotiate then you know you need to start even higher. Say you negotiate to an amount that you still feel is too low, then ask for a written agreement to review your performance and pay review in six months. Good job!
  22. As others stated, if you can find a job with the ASN you will save yourself some money. It also depends on what kind of debt load you are comfortable with, so the ASN is a good choice if you'd rather not be so in debt. I already have a BA and considered doing an accelerated BSN program, but the cost is huge (plus not being able to work or very little work). Some would say I'd get back into the workforce sooner and making money sooner, but I can tell you from experience even making $50,000 a year the money is often spent before you get to things like paying off college loans early. So I'm hoping to do my ASN as well, not go into debt, and then do BSN online for hopefully around $10k or less. Second guessing is sometimes a full-time occupation when you're deciding on nursing school!
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    Admission requirements BSN 2nd degree

    It will make you application much stronger having the science prereqs (in particular) already completed. I have applied to 2 programs and having all A's in the sciences made my History & Econ BA (3.3 GPA) good enough. Got into one (declined b/c of $$) and had to decline the other as I got pregnant
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    Lactation Consultant Role

    At my small community hospital one of the RNs was also the LC. If she happened to be working when someone needed her (she was part-time L&D), she would assist as needed, otherwise the mother was supposed to ask for appointments with her. Quite honestly her expertise as a LC wasn't the greatest. I found much better assistance from the local La Leche league volunteer.
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    Prereq help! (From previous degree)

    I think you can manage 2 sciences and work since you don't have a family vying for your time. Also, I think you might find the A&P and Microbiology interesting, it's not like the introductory level courses you might have had in college. Plus, you can really get a new appreciation for the brain via these courses (esp the A&P). Micro is just cool learning out viruses and germs. Good luck!!