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HolisticASN

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  1. HolisticASN

    Ball State University MSN

    BUMP. Also, there is very little information on this program out there. GPA questions were not answered in the thread and YEARS EXPERIENCE were not mentioned either. Here is my story: I am an ASN and I have my Bachelor in another scientific field. I have a 3.5GPA in my ASN, but absolutely no experience. I am an Anatomy and Physiology professor at another college and I consider myself decently successful. I plan on starting an RN position if I get into BSU, but I want to know what it's like before I apply. Do I have a chance of being accepted?
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    Ball State University hopefuls Summer 2014

    I am not currently a hopeful, but I will be soon. My question is for those of you that have already started the RN-MSN (FNP) program (with a bachelors in another field). I was wanting to know what GPAs for each of your degrees may have been? I do not have any nursing experience, but I do work in another field of complimentary healthcare and I hope they take that into partial consideration. Any information on the ASN-MSN program would be great. Or a link to a good thread that I can't seem to find?
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    Ivy Tech Book Importance

    I wanted to make a quick update. I am at the Lawrence Campus and I have only used one of the Med-Surg books a couple of times. However, the online access code for each book is needed - to go online and take some 5% quizzes. In short, you only need your Fundamentals, Med-Surg, and OB/PEDS books. I just used the PowerPoints for pharmacology and got an A. I have ATI books and other miscellaneous books to study from for the NCLEX.
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    Being both a nurse and chiropractor

    You're very correct! The American Medical Association actually suggests alternative care therapies, including Chiropractic, before surgery. However, you do see some misconceptions floating around still. I had the benefit of talking with a very open minded neurologist and he stated that he used to despise the idea of referring to a chiropractor. However, In the recent years with the move toward evidence based practice - the chiropractor serves a very vital role. I suppose with an NP, you can sort of focus in any field you see fit for your interest. Personally, I already have extensive orthopedic knowledge and would be quite upset relearning everything in my field just for prescription privilege. Personally, I love the elderly and wish to work solely in geriatrics. My elder patients, on average, have about 10 different medications and how is someone suppose to care for that if they have no control over pharmaceuticalls? Chiropractors, by law, cannot suggest that a patient discontinue a medication, BUT an NP can suggest a less dangerous alternative and write out the prescription - that's the main reason I'm doing what I am. It's all about the patient.
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    Being both a nurse and chiropractor

    I am currently in a nursing program and I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic. The Fundamentals of nursing are so similar to chiropractic. One great thing about nursing school is the fact that you jump right into things and you don't have to take 42 semester hours at a time. However, the procedures are so incredibly different that you don't really see much overlap aside from physical examination. The classes require very little study because you know most of the material, but the differences in treatment require a lot of practice time for technique (such as placing an NG tube). The hospital setting is so different it's almost overwhelming at first. If you are a male, be patient because there is a lot of gossip and passive aggressiveness that goes on ALL OVER. That being said, you get to see all sorts of acute care patients that you would never see in a chiropractic practice. I believe that some of the diagnostics used in hospitals could be very effective in a family chiropractic practice - and vice versa.
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    Chiro To FNP?

    That's really great to see that I'm not alone in this venture. I was in my preceptor during Chiropractic college and thought to myself - "I could really benefit this patient, even more, if I had a larger scope of practice." So, before graduation I was already enrolled full time in an ASN program back home. I met with an adviser today about a concurrent program allowing me to take BSN courses while I finish my associates in nursing. You could say that I'm one of those people that look great on paper, but experience is low. However, I'm still young and figured if I don't do it now, I never will.
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    Chiro To FNP?

    Hello, I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and I'm also a Nursing student. Maybe I missed it, but you did get your ASN/ADN before you got your BSN, correct? Otherwise I'm confused as to how you did that.
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    Ivy Tech Book Importance

    I have a question about the books actually used during the Ivy Tech RN curriculum. I understand that the textbooks all have valuable information. However, I'm at the Lawrence campus and have been contemplating if buying them all is important for the classes themselves; are there any textbooks that are rarely/never used or would it be smart to purchase the entire bundle?!
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2015 hopefuls!

    Hello, As I previously stated, I was accepted into the ASN program (Lawrence) and my expected graduation date was stated as August 2017 - which does not seem correct. From what I understand, I would be graduating at the end of the Spring Semester 2016. Any information out there that is not unnecessarily confusing?
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    Ivy Tech Spring 2015 hopefuls!

    I got my acceptance letter for the ASN in Lawrence as well. It was my only application, so I'm glad I got in! For those that are reading these posts I will break down what I had to be accepted: all A's and an 84 on the TEAS V, no tiebreakers because I did not take any classes at Ivy Tech...not even in the same state. I currently live in St. Louis MO and I guess I will be moving back to my hometown, in Indiana, this upcoming January! Halloween Orientation! Costumes?
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