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  1. Whatever happened to going to school to be a nurse?

    I feel somewhat jaded by nursing, in general. I received an associate's in nursing last December, and I am currently working on my BSN. I have been unable to land a position in a hospital at all. I have had to work in SNF to gain experience while fin...
  2. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    BTW, I think you meant to say that these associate programs are accredited by ACEN. NLNAC does not exist anymore, it is now called ACEN.
  3. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    Best of luck.
  4. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    Don't let anyone tell you what to do in terms of your nursing education. I have already completed my nursing education, so luckily I don't have to worry about this sort of thing again in life. If you want to be a nurse bad enough, do what you have to...
  5. New Grad Program/RN Residency for ICU

    I know people who have landed F/T jobs in ICU out of school. Apply to every hospital you can see yourself commuting to... Also apply to lower acuity areas with the goal of moving into higher acuity within 1 - 1.5 years.
  6. Is it better to get an ADN or BSN?

    I obtained my ASN in 2.5 years, and now the hospital I was hired at plus financial aide will cover my BSN while I make an RN paycheck. BSN is a must these days, but if you need to increase your pay quickly, ADN is a great option.
  7. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    The only people whose favor that works in is RNs from an accredited associate program who get a BSN from them, as their ENTIRE education is accredited... The completion degree will not make up for the fact that your nursing education was unaccredited...
  8. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    I would HIGHLY recommend joining a MANE-BSN nursing program.
  9. MN- Rasmussen Blaine

    If you go to Rasmussen, you will not be able to work in a hospital after graduating. Many hospitals in MN won't take associate nurses, let alone a nurse from an unaccredited school. Going to an unaccredited school will also make furthering your educa...
  10. I think the higher grade curve in nursing programs alone is reason enough not to do nursing as a premed major... Like someone said earlier, you will need summer courses or extra time after your BSN to finish prereqs for med school. Have you considere...
  11. What classes did you take with A&P?

    You should be fine! I took A&P 1 with lab with lifespan psychology, sociology, and microbiology with lab all in one semester. I worked at least 35 hours/wk during that semester. None of the courses were online. I am now in the last 3 weeks of my ...
  12. STUDY? HOW?!!!

    Depends on which classes you're in. Ask about specific classes, then I can give you study tips specific to the course. My best general advice is to ask the instructors and your peers for study tips.
  13. North Hennepin or Anoka Ramsey?

    Hopefully you picked NHCC... Anoka-Ramsey is too big of a program. It's easier to slip through the cracks.
  14. Is Rasmussen a good school for nursing?

    Try to stay away from Rasmussen. All the hospitals in the Twin Cities desire nurses with a bachelor's, and absolutely will not hire a nurse from an unaccredited school of nursing. Rasmussen is regionally accredited, but they aren't accredited by eith...
  15. Anoka Ramsey MANE Current Students

    I'm entering into 2900 at ARCC. Feel free to ask specific questions about the program. Clinical in the first two semesters usually takes place on one day during the week, and lasts around 5-9 hours depending on your clinical instructor. You will like...