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Calzonan RN

Calzonan RN

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  1. I am almost a year into graduate school for Midwifery and am thinking about switching to FNP. So far I have not taken any classes that are specific to midwifery, so I don't think I'd lose any time by switching but I"m just scared to make the switch. There are not a lot of midwifery jobs available where I live and I had originally hoped to practice at the Indian Hospital and if that didn't work out I was going to try and get a job as a WHNP. I have a friend who just researched FNP as opposed to WHNP and she found out that it was a lot easier to find a job as an FNP. I really love women's health but I don't want to go to school and end up with a large debt for my eduction and no increase in my pay. I start working on classes that are specific to WH in three weeks so I really need to decide about this. Any opinions??
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    any Frontier applicants out there?

    I'm not sure when she applied, she actually used to work with me and then moved to Florida. I found out from one of the midwives I work with that she was going in June and then I contacted her via facebook. I'll ask her details, I'm curious about when she applied etc. too. Frontier did get my package and I've received an email saying they are reviewing it for the June class. I'm excited/nervous about all of this. I just graduated two years ago and I'm not really looking forward to diving back into the books. I am excited to start learning new things though!! I'll let you know what my friend says...
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    any Frontier applicants out there?

    I have actually just sent my application for June. I'm hoping to hear back fairly quickly since the deadline for applications was tomorrow. A friend of mine was placed in the June class in December so I'm really excited to see her at Frontier bound. A good friend of mine is just finishing up at Frontier, in fact she's starting clinicals in April. She said when she was at Frontier she asked about how easy/hard it was to get placed and they told her that if you're going for Midwifery and you have all the qualifications, you will get placed. I've been waiting over a year to get started on this, I'm really excited!!!
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    Online Midwife Programs

    I work in a hospital with a lot of midwives and most of them have been educated through Frontier. It's a great program, I plan on applying for it very soon. Good luck, maybe I'll see you at orientation
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    Apollo College Associates Degree Program

    I've seen this argument over the years that I've been posting on this board. I personally think Apollo is a waste of money. You caN get an ADN from a CC for around $6000 and if you work it the right way, you won't have the huge wait that most people have. OR you can go to a 4 yr college and get a BSN for around the same cost as Apollo (maybe even less expense). There are ways to get into the 4 yr colleges without a huge wait and you'll have a BSN when you're finished, just one step ahead of everyone else. Where I work they won't hire Apollo grads. People who graduate from Apollo think that it has a good reputation, but it really doesn't. I've asked around (my friend is considering going there) and the consensus among the RN's I work with is that the school really isn't that good. Sure you may be able to pass the NCLEX but as a new hire skills are really important too. JMHO
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    labor nurse circulating for C-sections

    Where I work we do about 250-350 deliveries a month right now. We circulate for all of our c/s's, scheduled and unscheduled. We have a dedicated scrub tech who sometimes acts as a HUC as well. We always bring in a Neo for the delivery and someone from nursery comes as well to assist the Neo. I love circulating in the OR, I originally wanted to be an OR RN, but discovered L&D while in school and I was hooked. Now I get the best of both worlds.
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    How long does it take to get your license?

    I took the NCLEX on a Tues, found out through AZBON on Wed morning and had my license by Thurs mail. That was a year and a half ago, my friend took it last summer and it took forever for her to get her license. Congrats on passing the NCLEX!!!