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  1. studentnurserachel

    assistant professor interview tips for ADN program

    I was in your shoes a year ago, NP and RN experience but no teaching except clinical and 1 class as adjunct. I would look up some information about teaching styles in nursing and be prepared to talk about it a little. I looked some things up and talked about learner-centered teaching but I also was open about the fact that my MSN did not have an education focus at all and that learner-centered teaching was something I was very interested in but I didn't have a lot of practical experience with (which worked because my University is very focused on this style). Learn as much as you can about the program before you go and if you have to do a teaching demo (as I think everyone does that goes through this process), practice a lot!
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    Happy to be in Nursing education

    Just finished orientation week at the University that hired me to start this fall and am leaving it feeling utterly grateful to be a nurse, not for the first time. I am in a tenure-track 9 month position with decent (to me) pay with a MSN (FNP not nursing Ed). I do have to get my doctorate in the next 6 years to stand for tenure but at orientation I was surrounded by social sciences and physical sciences faculty. Many of them were coming in as 1 term or 1 year adjuncts with their PhD and teaching experience. You don't have a chance at a tenure track position in these disciplines even with your doctorate, and here I am with a MSN and 2 terms of adjunct as my only experience. I know that nursing tenure isn't easy to get everywhere in the country, but I am grateful to have this opportunity! P.S. PM me if you are interested: we will be posting at least 4 more tenure track positions for next fall start in the next couple months, SON ideally seeking doctorate prepared or working towards it.
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    Job market in Fayetteville, NC

    I started my career at the Valley and was surprised to see them at a national conference this month recruiting nurses. They are hiring in all areas and even still actively hire new grads, so you should be fine.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    I received my first payment on 9/19 (same start day and deposit as tgonzalez) but no payment this month even though the rep told me to expect payments roughly every 30 days after the initial payment went through. Good thing I had extra money sitting in my account since I went ahead and set up an automatic payment on my loans. So for those still waiting, even when you get it, be cautious about expecting it will come at the same time each month.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    AddyRN, what tier level are you in? Have others in your facility gotten emails? I am just curious because I know you have been waiting a while, is it possible to be at a DSH and still in a lower tier? I know I work in a DSH (but am an NP), but our primary care score actually went down to zero, the only reason I was still okay was that our mental health score was 16.
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    Frontier Nursing University

    I Graduated from Frontier's FNP program last November. I did the full-time program and worked full-time in the beginning, then down to part-time, then just one shift a week while in clinical because I just wanted to get it done (and I was pregnant, trying to finish clinical before I had the baby, which I did just barely. I never had any problems getting hold of anyone and I think they have a top-notch tech support group for any tech issues that crop up. Most of the instructors are also very comfortable with using all available features of online learning. One teacher who stands out in my mind had video lectures, ipod lectures, webinars, etc in addition to the basic powerpoints. I don't think it was too challenging or time-consuming and I felt pretty-well prepared for practice, although I definitely have my weak areas (ortho). In addition, although you learn suturing briefly at clinical bound as well as some other procedures, if you don't do these in clinical, you don't feel very prepared to do them in practice. Since finding the clinical site is up to you and they don't require specific experiences (like suturing), your level of preparation for some procedural things or types of patients might really be different from others and also practice expectations where you go to work.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    tgonzalez and others with contract start dates around 8/15, did you get your disbursement? I thought it was going to be 9/15, but nothing. It is fine because I already paid this month, but I don't know if I can plan on increasing my payment for next month or not, wonder how late they will be with the disbursements?
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    Hi all, I had lots of reading to do as I have been absent from the board for a little more than a week. Congrats to those who got signatures and/or received emails! Just wanted to add for those that have asked previously, my tax amount came to 32%, not sure why it's a little different from others, guess it just depends on the total award amount or something. It is curious how all this works, bizarre that tgonzalez and I had original emails and signatures minutes apart but I received my second email 5 days sooner, lucky for me, but I have this image of HRSA employees gleefully following this thread and knowing that they are making us absolutely crazy! Not that I really believe they would be that terrible, but then again, it must be kind of horrible to be a HRSA employee getting desparate calls from crazy nurses all day! And we are probably the nice ones, imagine all the nurses who have applied who don't know about this website for updates. Hoping that those waiting here something soon. Who knows what order any of this is going in, the nurse faculty seemed to get the initial emails very early but then waited longer for second signature, just bizarre!
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    Yesterday I got the "welcome to the program" email/letter and the detailed award worksheet was available along with projected first payment information. Like others in past years, I am a little shocked at how high the taxes are on it, but grateful to get it nonetheless. My fingers are crossed for everyone still waiting, but it seems like things are really picking up speed now after so many months with practically no information.
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    They pay what???

    So, since we are talking numbers, none of what you guys said sounded that terrible to me. My jaw hit the floor because the dean told me the starting pay would be around 42k, and that is 42k for a 12 month position, not a 9 month. I am a newish NP and don't make near what the average NP makes, but I would have to work so much on the side even to pay bills and things. I wouldn't do it right now anyway, but 50k for a 9 month position or 70 ish for a 12 month position I might do because I genuinely like teaching, but this pay is absolutely absurd. Thanks for all the insight, sounds like this is a common problem, but doesn't sound like it is quite so bad in many other places as it happens to be at this college. I think 42k is absolutely atrocious pay for a Master's degree.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    Oh my gosh! My contract was signed by representative today at noon! I am doing my happy dance because I have to believe that is a good sign! I got the initial email on 7/18 though, so quite a wait until that happened!
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    There is still time, the lowest RN D to I ratio I have seen with an email is 115%, tier 1. I don't understand the NP who is hanging out in tier 1 and over 100% and still saying "submitted," seems like that is some weird mistake. So happy for everyone with an email, now we just have to cross our fingers that they aren't sending out more emails than they have money and keep hoping for everyone still waiting on the email.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    Oh, these theories! Who knows? But if it helps: NP, Michigan, Tier 1, D to I 90%, Last name starts with "S"
  14. studentnurserachel

    NELRP is there a thread?

    So happy for all the RNs finally hearing, this sounds like a wave finally, where it has been a little trickle until now! I am also stressing about whether or not I will actually get the award. I find myself just assuming that I will and planning that way, but I do fear that I won't get it in the end, especially as my ratio is quite a bit lower than a lot of others at about 90%, although I am tier 1. Well, no use stressing about it I suppose, and we probably won't know anything for sure for weeks yet.
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    NELRP is there a thread?

    I never looked until just now, but I have the award letter/worksheet listed in the application, can't read it though
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    They pay what???

    I always thought that eventually I might want to teach, so I jumped at the opportunity to teach a didactic course this summer at a local associate degree program despite low pay, so I could see if teaching was actually a good fit for me. The dean recently started talking to me about a full-time position that was coming open in the fall and wanted me to apply. My jaw about hit the floor when she mentioned what starting pay would be. I knew educator salaries were lower, especially than my NP pay, but the number she quoted was less than I made my very first year in nursing in rural North Carolina 7 years ago as a brand new ADN nurse. I have been shocked at how much work it takes for a 3 credit course, probably spending about 25 hours a week on it. I think I am going to end up averaging about $2/hour by the time everything is said and done this summer, which was fine, because it was adjunct and I still have my regular job. So now I really get the nursing faculty shortage. Despite the amount of work, I find teaching very rewarding and enjoyable, but I can't pay my student loans and help support my family like that! Crazy! How do you all manage, or is this just a local aberration? The time wasn't right for me right now regardless, but I guess I just really didn't know the difference in compensation was that significant.