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  1. Hello! Experienced, traveler, military spouses please chime in. **Prefacing this with I have not told anyone at work. Need outsider advice. I am a military spouse with less than a year experience in a teaching hospital (I LOVE IT). We have orders to move to Korea (96 bed hospital but doesn’t recognize my non nationally accredited degree being a military hospital). One year without work with little experience doesn’t seem like an option. My question is: do i stay at my current job and get a full two years in at a place I love working, but don’t love living without my husband? Do I move home with family and start over, knowing I might only be there for one year? Do I apply to travel so I can take time off between contracts to visit my husband for long periods of time? I know these aren’t hard and fast answers anyone can give.. but really looking for what you believe pros and cons are to each. And I know in the end this is a tough decision only I can make but really looking for anyone in a similar situation, or even a managerial perspective of how you observed a staff member live this life!thank you!
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    Army Spouse, RN at Camp Humphreys??

    Hi y’all! My husband and I just found out we will be going to South Korea in August. I will have just passed my one year mark as a new nurse in an internationally recognized and respected hospital. HOWEVER, my school was not nationally accredited by national nursing agencies, and only accredited by the state BON and the collegiate systems. I see that the Brian Allgood hospital is officially open. I see no postings for jobs but heard through the grapevine they are looking for nurses. Specifically ED and Labor. I am a Cardiothoracic SD nurse, so my best bet would be medsurge, ICU or ER if I’m so lucky. Does anyone work there? Live there? Have any idea if I can get a job there? How I can even attempt to apply? Etc. I’m concerned that I will not be able to find employment and will be deciding between staying in the US to work as an RN or move to Korea with my husband. I didn’t work this hard for 5 years to not work for three years! Any help/advice/networks will help. Thanks!
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    Duke New Grad Residency Summer 2019

    I am also beginning this June! I live about an hour and a half away and am looking for a crash pad type situation where I’ll only be there 3-4 nights per week! If anyone is interested/knows someone with a spare room PM me.
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    UNC Chapel Hill Nurse residency

    I also have applied to UNC for critical care services. I hope some have heard and have been extended an interview. I applied the day of the deadline! Does anyone know how the application process works? I had to rank critical care departments (i.e. neuro, cardiac) and it says "Under Consideration". Honestly I'm sick of checking back everyday, it's taking time away from actually studying
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    Oh great! Also any tips appreciated
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    Are you in the program now? Or starting in the fall? Glad to know I'm not the only one :)
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    Hahah that is so true! I tend to overthink things! Especially when education and money are at stake. I'll be starting at this program this fall and have met a lot of professionals through my current work and they keep saying "that's a great school we hire our nurses from there!" So I think I'm in a good place now:)
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    While I agree with you calioter3. Driving 3 hours everyday seems like a good way to make me miserable. I am selfish in that sense and don't want to give up Being able to relax, and have time to do the things I want to. Plus I don't think my car can push much further than that í ¾í´• And after the previous comments and speaking with local professionals I'm really confident about this school! Thanks for everyone's help!
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    Nurse Corps Scholarship Questions

    I am in the same boat. I cannot really find any information in my area for where I could work.
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    Yeah this was one of my worries. But the community college is accredited as a school and the nursing program is accredited by the North Carolina board of nursing. Just not national nursing so many major hospitals, especially out of state, may deny my employment. I spoke with some customers in the healthcare field who frequent my work and they said all of the local clinics, the local hospital and the nursing homes hire from the school. And we do all our clinicals with these local facilities. I decided to bite the bullet and do the program or I'm looking at not going back to school for 4+ years because of our location/finances (just bought a house, nearest accredited program 1.5 hour drive) It's a stressful decision to make. But we are still accredited through the state and can sit for the NCLEX, and they have articulation agreements with many online RN-BSN programs who accept our coursework! So I am feeling a bit more confident. Wish me luck!
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    Nurse Corps Scholarship Questions

    So I was accepted to a nursing program, and I have a previous degree. Unfortunately our school does not accept Federal Direct Loans, which is the only student aid I qualify for. I was looking into the nursing core scholarship and I wanted to know anyone's experience with it, and how the job search was post graduation. I do see the application has been open a while and is due pretty soon, any tips/tricks on the application process. How hard did you find qualifying for this grant? I see that I qualify with the need based EFC of 5328, mine is 4130. Does anyone know specifically the nursing shortage facilities in the Southern Pines/Fayetteville region of North Carolina? Also, if you have to move are you able to switch to another Shortage approved area for work or do you have to complete your 2 years in the first facility? (military) Any/All tips appreciated!
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    HELP! Just found out school is not accredited

    The school has an articulation agreement with all the major universities in North Carolina. But It is such a heartbreaking thing to learn. But I really don't see there being another option, unless I move. I have spoken with several people in the area who say all the nurses come from this program, and they are all getting jobs. So for the immediate location it doesn't seem to be a problem. It may become one if I move out of state.
  13. Hi! I was recently accepted to a local ADN program. I have a previous bachelor degree, and am struggling to find scholarships. Does anyone know of a good resource to search out legitimate scholarship applications? Any help appreciated!
  14. Hi! So I was recently accepted to Sandhill's Community College for their ADN program! I was so excited I cried. Then I cried again when I went to the orientation and found out they're not nationally accredited. What! They are accredited by North Carolina Board of Nursing and the school as a whole is accredited. Anyways, this is the only school that is close to me the rest being a 1-2 hour drive depending. Plus waiting another year and a half to start a program. Moving is not a financial option for me and neither is driving 2+ hours each day for school and clinicals. Im really heartbroken, but they made it seem as though there are silver linings. They have a bridge articulation with a lot of the universities to get a RN-BSN from accredited schools, and they said they've only had a few issues. I know I need my BSN so this is not an issue. I really need help deciding if this is the best option for me. Anyone do a non accredited program and what was your experience? If I turn this down I am truly looking at not going back to school for up to five years. Anyone go to Sandhills? Or work in the southern pines area? Would love to know your thoughts!
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    Sandhills Community College

    It was 182
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    Sandhills Community College

    I got accepted!
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