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  1. Hi everyone, I am an RN ready to pursue my BSN (and possibly MSN), and I just discovered Capella University's online flexpath program. The way it's designed seems so perfect for me and I really want to do it. I read all the previous threads about this, but I have more questions! If there is anyone out there who is enrolled in this program, your input would be very much appreciated, even more so if you've successfully graduated and are now using your degree! My main concern is the very shady things I've read online about Capella not letting people graduate at the last minute, ripping people off, pulling a "bait and switch" with programs, and overall being a total criminal scam (none of these claims were about the Nursing program, most were Psychology). Normally I'd walk away, but I'm so intrigued by the equal amount of wonderful reviews I've been reading, and I really WANT to believe that this program exists the way the school describes it. I'm just concerned (and perhaps paranoid) that maybe all the great "reviews" are somehow paid for by Capella. So, for the real people out there who have done it: what is the catch? do books cost more than usual to make up for the cheap flat rate tuition? do employers take a degree from this place seriously? is the program rigorous enough so that you feel prepared for the next career step? Any feedback would be so wonderful!
  2. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    yes you absolutely may!!
  3. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Just wondering, what makes you guys say this? (about that RN being not being a good go-to)
  4. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    thank you!!
  5. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    wow, that's crazy! and you're absolutely right i will learn from it. this experience humbled me in ways i didn't know i could be humbled
  6. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Yes, you most certainly may:)
  7. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Just wondering, what makes you guys say this?
  8. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Thank you so much!!!
  9. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    When I say "cap", I am referring to a sterile, alcohol-infused orange cap we use to cover PICC lines when not in use.
  10. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Thank you so much. I am indeed taking it as a learning experience and will never, ever forget it!
  11. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    No, like I said, the port stayed clamped and capped throughout the shift. I know its really dumb. I basically did every important infection control/safety step to a T, just without the needless connector where it should be
  12. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Thanks so much for your reply. The problem is I don't have enough experience with central lines and as dumb as it sounds, didn't realize there even was a needles connector. But yes, I cleaned, flushed, clamped and capped the port directly. The port stayed clamped and capped. A needles connector was applied once someone realized my mistake. I am going to take this opportunity to ask for some training since I obviously could use it
  13. arieseff

    CVC mess-up?

    Hi, new RN here, and I am hoping someone can help set my mind at ease/ advise me about something that I did on my shift today, that I can't get off my mind. When disconnecting a central line IV infusion, I inadvertently disconnected the needless access device along with the tubing, and didn't realize. Then I flushed it and capped it, all correctly and safely, just without the actual device in place (directly into the port). I clamped it safely before completely emptying the flush, and it remained clamped and capped throughout the shift. Later, the next nurse alerted me that I had disconnected the access device and showed me. My heart dropped into my stomach, but neither of the more experienced RNs I was working with seemed to think any ill effect could come from it, since it was clamped and clean. But one of the RNs did question whether air could get in without the access device in place. I'm just so restless thinking about it, and hoping to get some clarity about what I should have done differently or what I can do. Thanks so much (at the time I left, having no access device for 7 hours, the patient had no signs of trouble)
  14. arieseff

    Pearson View Trick

    Hi Everyone, I took my NCLEX today a few hours ago and have tried the "trick" twice since then, each time it tells me i can't register for the same test. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever gotten this "good" pop up but actually not passed? only a couple of hours had gone by so i'm worried that it just wouldn't let me reregister bc my results hadn't been officially recorded or something yet, and not because i passed. it stopped me after 75 questions, the majority of which were select all that apply and utterly destroyed my soul. i felt so unconfident when the computer shut off i just don't know what to think at all. i could find some minor peace of mind if i knew the trick had validity! thanks so much guys :)
  15. arieseff

    program approval by TX BON

    Hi everyone, I am graduating next month here in MA and moving to TX shortly thereafter (maybe immediately depending on my fiance's job situation). I may need to take my NCLEX in TX and my nursing faculty are telling me this might be tricky. None of them have dealt with it directly, but they have "heard" that the TX BON requires a certain number of clinical hours and/or a certain type of program in order for an out-of-state grad to be eligible for NCLEX in TX. My adviser told me that she "heard" that because our program is integrated (psych, maternity, med-surg all together throughout the 2 years) and Texas programs are not, the TX BON doesn't like that and may not accept me in some way. All it says on the TX BON website is that the program has to be accredited (which it of course is) and I need to have my Dean submit an Affidavit of Graduation (a super simple form). I've tried contacting them by phone and email with no real luck (I'm actually on hold with them now on speakerphone as I type this). If anyone has ANY information about this I would appreciate it so very much! I don't know who to believe, and my fiance doesn't know whether to accept this job! Thanks so much, Aries
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