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  1. seaofclouds21

    My school is unaccredited

    I've never been licensed in NY or NJ, so I'm not sure of their requirements. You should be able to find that information on their board of nursing websites or by contacting their board of nursing directly.
  2. seaofclouds21

    My school is unaccredited

    Some states only go by the first school you got your nursing education in. They will want to know that your initial nursing education came from an accredited school. The only way to know about getting into an accredited BSN program after you complete the program you are in now is to look at the requirements for those school and speak to their admission advisers. Will you have a degree when you finish the program you are in?
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    Finding a job

    How long has it been since you finished school and taken your NCLEX? If there has been a long gap, I can understand there being concerned about how long it's been since you finished school. If it has been a while, have you done anything in that time to keep up with your skills/knowledge?
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    My school is unaccredited

    Another thing to consider is that you may not be able to obtain a RN license in another state (by endorsement) if they require you to have completed your education at an accredited school. How far are you into this program? Have you considered transferring to a school that has an accredited program?
  5. seaofclouds21

    My school is unaccredited

    But the program does have to be approved by the board of nursing. Have you verified with the board of nursing that this program is approved by them (and not going off the word of the program)?
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    I failed A&P I - Need Some Advice

    Another option is to look to see if there is another school in your area (community college maybe) that offers A&P I in the spring and then A&P II in the fall and see if you can take the classes there and have them transfer the credit to your current school.
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    Does this nursing diagnosis makes any sense?

    When I was in nursing school, we were told to never use a medical diagnosis (Diabetes or DKA for example) in our nursing diagnosis. So, instead of it being a knowledge deficit r/t diabetes, we would say a knowledge deficit r/t management of blood glucose levels (etc) and instead of saying aeb DKA, you would want to list the s/s they have of the DKA (elevated blood glucose, etc). What are the other two nursing diagnoses you came up with?
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    My wife

    There seems to be a lot missing from this. The hospital can refuse to allow visitors if that is in the best interest of the pateint at that time. As for the money, that is something different. Legally, they cannot refuse life saving treatment. Right now, it is best if you focus on making sure your wife is getting the care she needs.
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    Do Nurse Practitioners get drug tested?

    Once again, you are comparing different employers. Without knowing the specifics of the agreement between your hospital and each company they contract through, it's hard to say there is a double standard. Maybe the company the NP works for simply overlooked doing a screening for her. You mentioned in another post that the hospital moved away from pre-employment screenings, so where is there a double standard that regular employees have to be drug free (upon hire), but not anyone else?
  10. seaofclouds21

    Nurse Staff Agency Info PLEASE

    When I was a nurse manager at a LTACH, agencies charged us about $56-$62 an hour. That was in Pennsylvania.
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    Do Nurse Practitioners get drug tested?

    Just because they don't have to test for the hospital doesn't mean they don't have to test for the company they work for. If you are that concerned about it, maybe reach out to someone in your hospital's administration to ask them specifically what the policy is for drug testing for contracted employees.
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    Moving states with a current board order

    Each state board of nursing has different rules for this type of thing. That being said, all of the ones I have dealt with have required me to have an active license in order to obtain a license by endorsement in their state. If your license is currently suspended, you may have a hard time becoming licensed in a new state. Contact the board of nursing in the state you are looking to obtain a license in to see if it is possible from their side of things and then contact your state to see if it is also possible from their side of things.
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    3 year deadline HELP DESPERATE

    I did a quick search and it appears that the application is only good for 3 years. The application itself doesn't mention having to complete 2 more years of education if you miss that deadline, but I did read in several other areas that it is required to complete 2 more years of nursing education if you miss the 3 year deadline. The best way for you to know for sure is to contact the board of nursing and speak with them directly. Good luck.
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    3 year deadline HELP DESPERATE

    This varies from state to state. Your best source of information for this is going to be your state board of nursing. Which state are you in/looking to test in?
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    Do Nurse Practitioners get drug tested?

    If she is employed by the contracted company, then she would be subject to their rules about testing, not the rules you have as an employee of the hospital. Each hospital has their own rules in regards to how they deal with contracted employees.
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    how to get endorsement

    You will need to check the specific requirements from the California Board of Nursing. Each state has their own requirements.