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    RN to MSN online programs

    Moved to the online distance learning forum to encourage responses.
  2. Might you qualify for unemployment if you were fired? Just a thought, I am admittedly not well versed in that. I am so sorry you are going through this, but it sounds like you have great support and a good plan in place. You will bounce back for sure!
  3. As long as you are "released" and not bound by any residency obligation, I would check your facility policy on interdepartmental transfers. I work for an academic facility that requires 12 months in one spot (without any disciplinary action) before you can venture out to a different department or position. Bear in mind that a time period like that example (12 months) might only start once you are off orientation, too. Depends on your hospital. Good luck!
  4. How long is the actual residency? Most don't just end because you are off of orientation.
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    Oklahoma and Excelsior

    Moved your Excelsior forum to ensure maximum responses. Good luck!
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    Nursing Degree Through The Army?

    If you join the Army to pursue nursing, you will delay your goal. There is a program for soldiers after a few years of service (https://recruiting.army.mil/aecp/), but it is highly competitive. If you want to serve in the Army as a nurse, I would look at ROTC opportunities during your BSN program — that is more of a sure thing than the AECP program. If you just want someone to pay for your school and you aren't interested in serving, look elsewhere.
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    Immunizations for uninsured

    Yep, check with your health department. They are usually cheap or free!
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    Discussing salary with co workers

    In the GS system, employees are paid by grade and step, so a GS-11 step 4 makes what they make and you can look it up by location (everyone gets locality pay along with their salary).
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    MVA, EMS didn't use a backboard!!

    Yep, I did this as an EMT-B in 1999. So stupid!
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    Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics

    Yes, in addition to being an RN. Look at posting history. They are a longtime member.
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    Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics

    The poster is already an RN.
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    What's your favorite nursing task?

    Peds IVs, I was usually very good at them. Adult IVs too. I also love triage.
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    Guys, I'm an unintentional job hopper.

    I was a trauma educator from 2016 to the end of 2018, infection prevention from the end of 2018 until last week, and started a work-at-home appeals position this week. So that is 3 jobs in 3 years, really not my norm, but it happens! I had health issues that changed my work-abilities, found a new position, and then I found something I can take with me when we move next year. Sometimes you have to do what is best for you, rather than what looks good on paper.
  14. And I would address her as Dr. Doe, just as I would refer to my brother-in-law as Dr. D when he finishes his PharmD program (in person I will probably just call him by his first name, lol). Your D sees patients, they are expecting to see her, so her position shouldn't be a source of mystery. But in an ER setting, as was my example, when someone is expecting to see a physician, it would be confusing to them if someone referred to themselves as Dr. X when they are an NP with a DNP. Don't get me wrong, I love advancing one's education, I am a fan of board certs, and I put them on my badge when they apply. I keep flirting with various terminal degrees (can't decide), but with ER patients, even if I had a doctoral degree, I would just introduce myself as Pixie.RN. Those patients have enough confusion as it is! Congrats to your daughter, by the way. A good friend of mine did the same thing (PhD in clinical psychology) after she already had a PhD in English lit. Omg, the years of school!!
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    Aspen - Accreditation type?

    Moved to the School/College Programs forum to ensure maximum responses. Lacking regional accreditation may be an issue if you try to continue your education elsewhere.
  16. That’s exactly what I said — PhD should be after the name, just like MD and DO. Not "Dr. John Doe" as the other poster said was on the badge. That is misleading. I will refer to a person who has earned a doctorate of some sort as "Dr. Whoever," and I never said otherwise. However, when it confuses patients (and it does), then I object to that behavior.
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    You know what grinds my gears?

    I will throw in some peanut butter balls and a nipplelizer (or possibly phenobarbital and a nebulizer).
  18. Badges shouldn't say "Dr." especially when it's an academic degree like PhD. Every physician I have ever worked with has "MD" or "DO" after their name. I don't think that is a gray area at all because it is in a clinical setting and is potentially misleading.
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    You know what grinds my gears?

    People who use the phrase "grinds my gears," that really frosts my cupcakes! Just kidding, just kidding! Honestly, I can't think of anything because I had a great day. Okay, people who say "irregardless." They annoy me. Or "supposably." Or "Phenegran." It's Phenergan!!!
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    Social Media and Doxxing - Your Thoughts???

    Probably the usual warnings about HIPAA, but maybe not as much about keeping up appearances. Though savvy companies are getting pretty specific about social media etiquette!
  21. No, that would be dishonest and when discovered, you'll be tossed out for dishonesty and you can kiss nursing goodbye. Applications for nursing programs will always want ALL transcripts. You might think you can hide it, but I really wouldn't risk it.
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    Applying for Reciprocity without Physical License

    Check nursys.com. If you have a license, it should show up. If they have not issued your number, then you don't yet have a license to endorse.
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    What did you get with your relocation package/assistance??

    I received $1500 towards moving expenses. This was in-state, moved 2.5 hours away. I was very happy with that!
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    What is your "thing" and how do you deal with it?

    Moldy dentures. Hurk. Huge thread of this here, there are some good ones:
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    article search?

    This. Why is that person in your life?