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lindberg328 BSN, RN

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lindberg328 has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Intermediate Care/Telemetry.

Graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas with my BSN in August 2018 and started my first nursing job as a day shift nurse in the Intermediate Care/Telemetry Unit at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, Utah. 

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  1. Hello, I am currently employed at an HCA hospital in Utah and have been here for approximately one year now. I’m now interested in looking for Per Diem jobs to pick up an extra shift a week here and there to save up a little extra money and work off my unit (Intermediate Care/Telemetry). Healthtrust Workforce Solutions has several per diem positions open in my area, and the pay per hour is double my current hourly rate. I’d rather take on a per diem job versus pick up an extra shift because of the pay difference, but my question is this: Healthtrust Workforce Solutions contracts nurses to work at HCA hospitals, so can I even apply for a position there or is it considered a conflict of interest? Any extra information would be helpful for those of you who have any experience with this. Thanks in advance.
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    UTMB Summer 2017

    I just received an email this morning saying I was added to the wait list for Spring 2017. At my interview, the admissions counselor told me to reapply for Summer 2017 as a backup plan without changing a thing or retaking any classes. To give you an idea of where my scores ranged: Overall GPA: 3.22 Science GPA: 3.18 TEAS Score: 90.7% (According to ATI it's in the 99th percentile) My grades in college were obviously not nearly as stellar as most other applicants, but the fact that I got wait listed at a school as reputable as UTMB has given me high hopes. I can only hope that things will continue to look up and I'll get accepted either this spring or summer.
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    UTMB Spring 2017

    I got a call from Irma Garcia last Friday for an interview for the wait list. Something is better than nothing, I'm going in for my interview tomorrow morning!
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    HESI exam vs TEAS V exam

    Hi everybody, I'm in the process right now of waiting to hear back from 3 different BSN programs that I applied to for Spring 2017. While waiting to hear back from these schools I'm considering applying to a few ASN programs at the local community colleges as a back up plan. To give you a little bit of background information, I'm a second degree-seeking college graduate with a BS in Exercise Science. My grades aren't the best, I graduated with 127 credit hours with a 3.2, then took another 25 credit hours at another local university and had an overall 3.45 in those hours. I took the TEAS V exam earlier this year for the BSN programs, and these were my scores: (My score%/national average score %) Overall: 90.7%/64.3% Reading: 90.5%/70.5% Math: 86.5%/69.0% Science: 91.7%/53.6% English: 90.0%/63.8% I put about 10 hours total into studying and taking practice exams for the TEAS V Exam, so how does the HESI Exam compare in terms of difficulty? I read horror stories on allnurses before I took the TEAS test, but for me it was easier than almost any other midterm I had in college, and I'm an awful test taker How much should I worry about preparing for the HESI exam?
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    Admissions priorities for WGU Pre-licensure

    Thanks for all of the great responses everybody, I really appreciate it! I guess the only real way to find out my chances are to call an enrollment counselor and go from there. Just another few questions if yall wouldn't mind answering. I live in Utah, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, does anybody have any information about Utah's program and what the statistics are their program? Yall mentioned in the California program that there are 10 to 12 seats for an applicant pool of around 150 to 200, I read on WGU's website that they start new cohorts every month. Does that help with the competition? For every 10 to 12 that are getting accepted every month, wouldn't your odds be better to get in if you keep applying every month? I'll ask the enrollment counselor, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion before I make that phone call. Also, one more question. I'm hoping to start the program (if I get accepted) towards the end of this year or the beginning of next year. It's February right now, should I wait until later this year to call the enrollment counselor or would it be advisable to call now? I still need to take Human Development as my last prereq, and I still need to take the TEAS exam. From most of your recommendations, I probably ought to take up a part time job between now and applying as a CNA. Again, thanks for all of your responses and support! This forum is a godsend, and I appreciate everyone's advice and opinions!
  6. Hello all, This is my first post on allnurses, and I was hoping yall could answer this question, especially for those who have already experienced this. I've scoured over the WGU forum and have read hundreds of questions and responses from fellow pre nursing students, but I could not find a definite answer for this question. When applying for admissions to the pre-licensure program and considering viable candidates, what makes the admissions process so competitive? I read one comment that the acceptance rate is around 35%, is that due to weeding out of people who just think it's going to be a breeze and aren't committed to putting the time in every week, according to the enrollment counselor's pre-screening evaluation? Or is it because people don't have a high enough GPA or enough college experience to show academic potential? I'm trying to gauge my potential for getting accepted, maybe I should share a little bit of my background information. I already have my bachelors degree in a health science related field (Exercise Science), my academic profile over the past 5 years of schooling has consistently been around B/B+, including classes such as organic chemistry. I don't have much work experience in the health care field, but I spent six months last year volunteering in the ER at my local hospital assisting the nurses anyway I could. I have had success in a past online course, I took an introductory sociology course and finished halfway through the semester with an A, so even though it's not the same difficulty level as upper level nursing courses, I still feel confident that I have the time management skills and discipline to complete an online degree. The pre-health advisor at my university said she was more than willing to write me a solid letter of recommendation, so is there something else I'm missing here? I've done a lot of soul searching and decided that pursuing a career in nursing makes the most sense to me and my family. I'm just trying to collect as much information as humanly possible before I dive in and apply for admissions. From what I've read, WGU seems like such a great school and ties in with my lifestyle/schedule perfectly! Any positive and/or constructive feedback would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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