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  1. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    I'm not sure. It's on my way to work so I'll see if I can stop by and find out tmrw.
  2. DFWRNStudent

    My Journey from ER Tech to ER Nurse

    First two weeks of orientation are done. And they've been crazy. Every day I've been at work, there has been at least 2 cpr cases. It really gets your adrenaline rushing and I'm enjoying what I do in the ER.
  3. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    Hello All, I have finished all of my skills modules also ahead of schedule and look forward to seeing what's going to go on Saturday. I just don't like that El Centro is located downtown and I have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for parking. That's good that if all of us do good, they'll make room.
  4. DFWRNStudent

    My Journey from ER Tech to ER Nurse

    I finished the Hospital Clinical Orientation yesterday, and now I'm on my 4 weeks of Department orientation with an experienced PCT and/or RN. It's been an awesome journey so far and I'm excited to gain this new knowledge and experience.
  5. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    From what I have been told, making it to the Nursing Clinical portion of the program is contingent of you passing the Skills Boot Camp, Passing the Pre-Nursing Curriculum, Letters of Recommendations, and Interview with the State Director. *Please correct me if I'm wrong about anything.
  6. DFWRNStudent

    Getting a Job as an ER Tech

    You're more than welcome to post. I'm not really sure where you're from but down here in Texas, ER Techs start out at around $10-$14 depending on experience and hospital you're working for. I just started the job and attended general hospital orientation yesterday so there's not that much I can tell you. Wow you're gonna be in psych ER? Have fun you'll hear lots of crazy stories. Your past experiences in behavioral health and ems should help your file out. Just mention that you are eager to learn anything and everything if accepted. Do some research about the company and department. Let them know your time line for obtaining your emt-b. I got the job out of luck. There were multiple people who applied who I felt were more qualified than me. I'm an EMT-B with no prior EMS or Hospital Patient Care experience. I do have my ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS though. I don't know if that helped my case or not. I'm also a nursing student. I have thought about going to medic school because in DFW, a job that asks for EMT as a minimum really wants a Paramedic for the job. I still will after nursing school.
  7. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    Welcome Dedrid! I just had my follow-up phone call with my Mentor at WGU. We went over the degree plan and expectations of the program. I found out that we now have 13 students in this Cohort down 1 from 14. For the clinical portion, Dallas will have 10 spots available. Good luck to everyone and see y'all on the 10th.
  8. DFWRNStudent

    My Journey from ER Tech to ER Nurse

    I'm sorry if I confused anyone. Esme12, this is regarding my job I got. I finally got to meet my boss, the ED manager yesterday. I have clinical orientation scheduled with the education department at work. For the job I was interviewed by HR and the director of the ED, but never got to meet my immediate supervisor.
  9. DFWRNStudent

    My Journey from ER Tech to ER Nurse

    I had General Hospital Orientation today and it went well. I finally got to meet my immediate supervisor, the manager of the ED. I already have clinical orientation scheduled this week and department orientation next week. I'll keep everyone posted as I progress on.
  10. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    I hope the skills test is an hour. It didn't sound like it was going to be that short. Clinical sites in Frisco? No one asked me about that. -Happy Holidays everyone.
  11. DFWRNStudent

    CNA Exam Challenge in Texas

    Hello All, I was wondering when I could challenge the CNA exam for Texas. Texas allows Nursing students to challenge the exam after competency in basic nursing skills. I'm going to be attending a BSN program in January. Would I be able to take the CNA exam after taking "Intro to Clinical Nursing Skills" and "Fundamentals of Nursing", or would I have to wait for more courses to be eligible. Another question, I'm going to be attending WGU and was wondering if any other student has done the same thing. I need an Affidavit from the Dean of Nursing at WGU allowing me to take the CNA exam. Will the DON at WGU do this for her students?
  12. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    To my understanding, LakePointe in Rowlett will be a clinical site and maybe Doctors Hospital? I'm not too sure about DH though. I heard the OHN talk about WGU students going there for clinicals also.
  13. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Prelicensure Dallas, Texas

    The continuation of this thread has been posted into a new thread called:[h=1]WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort[/h]If you are a WGU Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort Student; Please join me there if you can to share with everyone our journey to becoming Nurses.
  14. DFWRNStudent

    WGU Pre-Licensure Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort

    Mistyp88- I'm glad to see that you were the first one to join my thread. Trust me, I too like to have everything in place and like to stay ahead in my courses and life in general. I can't wait to meet you. Scrub information has not been given to me yet nor has the location of the Skills Lab. That information will be sent out to everyone in the 1st week of January per my mentor. Please check both your E-Mail and AN-Inbox for a PM.
  15. Hello Everyone, I am a Male Nursing Student attending Western Governors University's Pre-Licensure (BSN) for the Dallas, TX Jan. 2015 Co-Hort. I and the 13 other students are going to be busy for the next 2.5 years. I'm using this thread to help me document my journey from being an ER Tech to eventually becoming an ER Nurse (Trauma Clinician). I currently work Part-Time as a Research Assistant in Emergency Medicine/Trauma and I am going to be starting a job as an ER Technician in early January of next year (a few weeks from now). Juggling full-time school and a part-time job with a prn one is not going to be an easy feat, but I know I can make it. I have spoken to my Student Mentor at WGU and am excited to be working with her to complete my degree.
  16. DFWRNStudent

    Getting a Job as an ER Tech

    I wanted to update everyone on how I'm doing. I went to HR today to officially accept the position and sign the necessary paperwork. Then I was escorted to Occupational Health for my pre-employment screening (Vaccination verification, drug screen, TB Skin Test, Mask Fit Test, etc.). The last thing, I was given a packet to review before Orientation on the 29th. I'm nervous and excited at the same time! This will be my last post regarding Getting the Job. *If you would like to follow my ER Tech journey, I will be creating a new thread called "My Journey from ER Tech to ER Nurse". Thank you guys for all of the support and encouragement you have given me. I am very grateful to have this community to give and receive valuable advice. Not everyone on here is BAD.