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Infectious Disease R.N.

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    Anyone enrolled in Drexels's RN-BSN online program

    I am in the program. I love it. I'll be entering my 3rd semester there. I took 2 classes my first, one six credit course this summer, and ill be taking 2 classes this fall for a total of 7 credits. I also take burlington comm college classes. I still work full time. Its manageable but you just have to be a self learner who is dedicated. A fairly new grad may struggle since the demands of work are still high. There are no tests, just a few quizes in some classes, and loads of papers. One class had a videotaped assesment. Ill be done in the fall 2008 i can't wait. email with any questions, which classes are you enrolled and what teachers Nicole
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    What's it like the first time you...

    All these things are 10 x harder in school cause your instructor is watching you and you have to be by the book your sooo scared as you do it in practice you'll nerves will ease and you'll get in the flow........foleys are had do to sterility but ivs are hard just cause it does hurt the pt and it can make a mess with blood but soon you'll be a pro and people will ask you to get iv for them )
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    APPlYING FOR DREXEL ONLINE RN TO BSN

    i did i sent the application on friday and sent my license and transcripts today ......im hoping to know by christmas tha i can start the march quater..........how have you like the school and program so far how long will it take you..........did all your tx credits go through.....how many classes do you have left
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    The Largest Student Loan Actually PAID OFF!

    i have a 20, 000 loan from my adn that i got through a private loan company my payment is 145 a month for 10 years......im going back for my bsn and will probably rack up another 40, 000 by the time i get my bsn and msn but its worth it since ill be done completely and able to advance plus my work reimburses and im going to use that to pay off my old school loan and the new one will be federal and ill consolidate at a low rate........my husband is an accountant with loans too but he is good at arranging loans so that they can be paid off quickly and without hurting my everyday living
  5. AFTER ALOT OF SOUL SEARCHING AND RESEARCH I DECIDED ON 2 PROGRAMS BOTH OF WHICH I APPLIED TO AND TURNED ALL MY STUFF IN TODAY :balloons: ........FIRSTLY I CHOSE DREXEL ONLINE RN-BSN.........AND SECONDLY I CHOSE FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLAGE OF HEALTH AND SCIENCES.......iM HOPING THAT I GET INTO DREXEL THEY ARE LOCAL TO ME AND I HAVE A 25%DISCOUNT THROUGH MY EMPLOYER WHICH BRINGS THE PRER CREDIT DOWN TO 330 PER CREDIT HOUR WHICH I THINK IS VERY GOOD FROM WHAT IVE SEEN FOR A DOUBLY CREDITED FACILTY BY THE NLNAC AND THE CCNE. THEYRE PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY ONLINE SO THATS GOOD SINCE I WORK FULL TIME....I ALSO HAVE THE OPPURTUNITY TO GO FURTHER FOR MY MSN AND FOCUS ON ADULT HEALTH PRACTITIONER.........THE OTHER IS FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLEGE WHICH I ALSO LIKE ALOT AND IS CHEAPER AND IVE HEARD GREAT THINGS...........I HOPE I GET ACCEPTED TO ONE OF THEM AND I FIND OUT SOON:uhoh3: WISH ME LUCK.......AND COMMENTS ON EITHEIR PROGRAM IS GREATLY APPPRECIATED
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    I'm having an interview at St.Joseph's and Virtua Memorial !

    i work for virtua memorial and you take pbds during orientation....i you fail they give you critical thinking classes and you get to reatke it one more time
  7. ANyone out there in this program or graduate any infor would be appreciated
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    First and Last Year in Nursing

    Im So Sad To Hear So Many Going Through A Rough Time And Thinking Of Quitting Nursing All Together.....there Has To Be Some Reason You Did All That Work You Just Need To Find It......i To Gradauted May Pf 05 And Took The Best Job I Could Get With The Most Money A Sign On And It Is In One Of The Toughest Neighborhoods Where I Was Sure To See And Learn So Much In This "teaching Facility".........i Worked Night Shift And 5 Months In I Was Miserable I Never Saw My Family, I Was Tired, On Holidays Forget It I Slept All Day To Rest Up For Work And Then Worked All Night To Sleep The Whole Next Day.......i Was Given Large Pt Assignments Made Charge Nurse My First Nite Off Orientation And Got No Help From Staff Cause Most Were Busy Themselves Or They Were Travelers Who Didnt Care About Me The Staff Unionized Nurse........after 6 Months I Practically Had A Nervous Breakdown I Was Making Myself Sick Physically And Emotionally........i Got Went To My Docotor And Was Put On Antianxiety Meds And She Said You Cant Do This Your Making Yourself Sick To The Point Were Its Dangerous.......i Was Going To Quit But But Said No I Asked To Be Moved To A Less Stressful Floor Than The Oncology And Was Fired When I Told Them I Couldn't Work On That Floor They Had To Move Me In Reccomendation Of My Doctor........after That I Seriously Thought Of Quitting Nursing .........i Contemplated Longterm Care, Dr's Offices.....but I Knew I Could Do This I Was Happy In School......finnaly I Found It......a Local Community Hospital On Infectious Disease.....ive Been There A Year Next Month And I Couldnt Be Happier.....the Staff, Everyone Is Like A Family To Me And We Work Together.....i Never Feel Alone Or Too Stupid To Ask A Question Or Just For Help.........i Work Day Shift And That In Itself Has Made A Difference Im Home By 8pm Everynite I Eat Dnner With My Husband.....i See My Family......im Still Tired...we'll My Feet Are But I Dont Feel Drunk Like When I Worked Nights......i Felt Before Like I Was Living To Work It Was All I Did And Now I Feel Like I Work To Live And I Can Actually Live.......hospitals Pay So Much Better Than An M.d's Office So I Wouldnt Right It Off For A Bad Experience Keep Looking.......thats The Great Thing About R.n. There Is So Much Out There......when I Was Fired I Though Omg I'll Never Get A Job ....less Than 2 Weeks And Iwas Hired By More Than One Facility And I Chose The Right One.......once Your Happy And In A Place You Like You'll Consider All Things You Normally Wouldnt Have Including Going Back To Skool......now That I Love Where I Work Im Bored With My Free Time And Going Back For My Bsn Hopefully By Fall.....i Wish You All The Luck God Bless
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    Suzannes 6wk plan, feedback from those who took it

    i failed my nclex june 2005 with 265 i contacted suzzanne followed her plan and passed in august with 265 questions
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    Cooper Hospital Pay Question?

    yes they have baylor for nurses with experience you work sat and sun 12hours each and get paid for 36 hours......you only get 2 weekends off per year
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    Cooper Hospital Pay Question?

    i left cooper because they of their proffesionalism.....believe me its a good hospital with great nurses and its crazy busy and you learn alot!! but i started there in august since i failed my boards my june start dat was pushed back to august until i passed boards which i did....i found a tumor in breast in late june after i failed boards and had it removed to find it was benign,......in aug on nights ( that is usally all they offer new grads u wait 1 yr for days) i started and then in november i found another lump my doc were hopeful again but i had to have surgery right away to remove it and needed time off to recooperate . i worked on an oncology floor and i thought they'd understand the scariness to this situation i fought tooth and nail for the time off to have surgery and recover......i did have surgery and when i came back being on a cancerfloor after two scares myself was too much i began having panic attacks both at work and at home and i went to management to ask for a position transfer to basic med surg flloor without oncology.....they refused i tried to stick it out till i had a panic attack at home which led me to the er.......i then went to my docotor who pulled me from work until we could get me on antianxiety medications at a level to control my attacks....he next morning i was fired and my benifits cut......i went to my union i knew i was being mistreated.......1 week later i recievedan apology and the green light to reaaply to any floor with the promise of rehiring. i said no thaank you. i took a position for day shift not nightsat virtua memorial on the infectious disease floor ....i have never been happier or felt more fulfilled like i do there......i know everything happens for a reason and im glad it did........i dont down cooper i down management and how they treated one of their own when i needed them most.
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    Cooper Hospital Pay Question?

    new rn at cooper make roughly 25 an hour with 15% diff at night they just got a new contrat so it make be more.......they offer 10,000 sign on.......i worked there 6 months and left for virtua ....im happy now
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    Really speaking

    i took my test june 05 and failed with 265 ....i studied hard and took it again at the soones august 15 05 and passed with 265 you know the material just relax
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    265'ers club, Pass or Fail at 265 please post

    i failed in june05 with 265 and passed in august 05 with 265
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    Let's introduce ourselves...

    Hi may name is nicole i took my boards in june and failed but took them again on aug 10th and passed i started work on Aug 15th on an oncology/surgical floor im on my 3rd week of orientation at night. Welcome ALL
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    NCLEX-type questions

    i agree critical thinbking is the whole exam if you getting basic knowledge questions about disease processes most likely you arent doing well because those are not higher level questions.....do as many questions before the exam and think of the real thing as just another practice test that what i did.......know your priority, delegation standards and disaster triage the higher level questions are mostly that