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  1. nursebetty1982

    Crrn or bachelor's first?

    Hi rnrgoodson! You'll need to have at least two years of rehab nursing experience before you can sit for the CRRN exam. In the meantime, you could work on getting your BSN. In the long run, it would benefit you more to have your BSN because that would open many more doors for you as opposed to the CRRN certification which of course is only specific to rehab nursing. I received $1 more per hour when I got my CRRN certification. Many healthcare facilities are wanting nurses with their BSN and should you want to go into certain specialties such as case management, supervisor, etc then a BSN is pretty much the standard. If you're still in rehab nursing two years from now definitely go for your CRRN though too because your facility might even pay for you to get it (mine did).
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    NP vs Informatics?

    I am struggling with a tough decision. I will graduate in July with my BSN after having worked as an RN for eleven years. I have always been interested in pursuing my MSN family NP degree and am scheduled to start a program in the fall. Lately though, I have started to think maybe I should look into nursing informatics instead. I realize these are two very different fields of nursing but I am torn. On one hand I enjoy the clinical aspect of nursing..learning and helping treat different medical conditions, the increased autonomy, and the pay is good. I also enjoy patient and family interaction but theres days where patients/families make me want to have a job with zero patient interaction. I like technology and computers, i think theres a good earning potential in NI and i feel like it might be less stressful and less liability. Anyone have any advice? Had anyone become an FNP and decided to switch to informatics. I am having trouble making a decision. Please help!
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    Robert Morris RN-BSN

    Has anyone heard anything good/bad about Robert Morris University's RN to BSN program? Compared to other programs in the Pittsburgh area, the $ per credit amount is much much cheaper but I'm wondering what the quality of the program is like. I'm also debating attending Duquesne's program which is much more expensive but I'm wondering if the quality is better or if I'm "paying for the name" Any info whether personal experience or not would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Duquesne RN to BSN

    Was wondering if anyone is currently enrolled or recently graduated from Duquesne University's RN to BSN program and what they think of the program. The little bit of info I could find on here about Duquesne's program is several years old and not very positive. Was wondering if their program has turned around for the better.
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    Duquesne RN to B

    Was wondering if anyone is currently enrolled or recently graduated from Duquesne University's RN to BSN program and what they think of the program. The little bit of info I could find on here about Duquesne's program is several years old and not very positive. Was wondering if their program has turned around for the better.