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Molemedic MSN, RN, EMT-P

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    Too many degrees from one school?

    Is getting too many degrees from the same school frowned upon? I have a BSN and an MSN from Western Governor's University and am now seeking MBA studies but wonder if attending WGU is a good idea since it would be all over my resume. Opinions? I love the pace and independence of WGU. I also can't beat the cost.
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    What is Abandonment?

    Not coming to work is not considered patient abandonment although some employers like to threaten as if it is.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Her actions although a mistake fit the very definition of reckless homicide according to Tennessee state law. Inadvertently administering the wrong medication would have been cause for discipline and possible discharge but the act of intentionally and RECKLESSLY overriding a safety feature designed to prevent this sort of error is what makes this a crime. There were multiple points which could have led to the recognition of the error had the nurse followed hospital policy and nursing guidelines but instead, she disregarded everything she had ever been taught or told and acted RECKLESSLY. I understand that the Patient's family remains forgiving but the fact of the matter is that her actions and recklessness caused the loss of life and this action has consequences. I think many nurses defend or feel sympathy for her out of fear of one day being in the same situation
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    Cartoon Caption Contest WIN $250! Nurses Week 2018

    Probably should've worn that mask.
  5. Took NCLEX Nov 9th. License listed on site Nov 14th
  6. If your credit card was declined then you most likely failed. Did you pay for the quick results available 48 hrs after the test?
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    Albany pediatrics PCS

    If you are testing at AMC you will most certainly have a peds Pt. As others have stated they have a relatively large pediatric unit. My ped Pt was an 8 year old boy who was better than any other patient I encountered that week and trust me when I say they were all great. Even though this kid was post surgical with JP drains, an NG tube, Two IV meds running, and a painful incision scar this wonderful little guy told me he wanted to do whatever was easier for me when I asked about positioning. Oh and not to mention I had just woken him up. I was absolutely stunned! The whole experience was awesome and as nerve wracking as it was I really did have fun.
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    Transferring nursing credit

    I haven't heard of an institution that accepts Nursing credits from other institutions. Around here if you fail out of nursing school you are usually not afforded admission into another nursing program and in the rare cases where you are they expect you to start from the beginning. Many have no problem with this as they are grateful for the second chance.
  9. Dont wait 6 months start today. Would you eat an entire cow in a single setting? Of course not lol you would serve it up in smaller more tolerable portions. Do a little everyday and then it won't seem as overwhelming
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    FCCA 274A

    One of the biggest issues with the FCCA is that people don't read the assigned chapters. I tried SG101 and didn't like their notes, I know it worked for some people but to me there is no substitute for the actual textbook. These exams help build your foundation for future success during the CPNE which relies heavily on both the Nursing Process and Care Planning. Study hard and ask a lot of questions. Good luck and remember to breathe.
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    Low UWORLD scores ?! Help

    Don't look at the number of q's right or wrong and instead focus on the rationales of every single question whether you get the question right or wrong. If you commit to doing at least 200 questions a day (because you only have two weeks ) and really focus on understanding the rationales I am sure you will pass. Many people have failed while getting 60's and 70's on Uworld and many have passed by getting 40's. Numbers are irrelevant the content is key. Good luck!!
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    Should I keep my Paramedic Card

    Hello Everyone, I'm a new grad nurse who is exiting the field of EMS and wondering if I should bother to recert my card. I had worked in EMS for 9 years with 5.5 of which being spent as a Paramedic. I became burned out and turned to Nursing for the vast array of jobs and positions a Nurse can hold. My Paramedic card has about another year left on it and I'm just wondering if in your opinion it's worth it to recert it. I do not intend on working on the ambulance and am only worried about future career opportunities. Is there really any value left in that card when you have a Nursing license?
  13. Most BSN programs exist to teach leadership and management skills. The ones that I have researched all give you a flat 60 credits for possessing an active and unrestricted nursing license. EC is accredited which is one of the main requirements for BSN schools.
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    FCCA

    Talking about the FCCA in any amount of detail is against EC policy. All I can say is don't overthink it and if you did the reading during the course there should be no surprises. Good luck and have faith
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    Care Plan EC Way

    Start mastering careplans the EC way now. This is gonna be crucial to you passing the CPNE. Ask your instructor for clarification on things you don't understand. Get a nursing disgnosis book and get used to using it. There are tons of books and courses out there that teach careplanning but be cautious of what you use because EC wsnts things done a certain way for the CPNE.
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    Got my reschedule date

    Wow that was quick! Good Luck but I know you'll crush it this time. I am also scheduled for Albany but at a much later date. I've heard at the very least you will get a fair test at Albany. I anticipate seeing a passing post from you in the near future.
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    Failed by my Exit HESI by one point

    If you are going to go to the director you need to have a reason as to why you believe a third attempt without remediation is the best option. I know repeating 3 months is not ideal but it really is better than being dismissed from the program.
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    Virtual ATI question

    My school is now requiring this to be completed before you can the NCLEX. Can anyone who did the virtual ATI tell me how long it took to earn the "green light"
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    Passed Microbiology Today!

    Hey all, today was my first pearson vue exam and fortunately my first pass. I know there is a bunch of threads related to passing but I know when I was preparing for this exam I tried to find all the advice I could. Anyways I passed with an A Since this was my first Pearson vue exam (I've done many Cleps before) I was unsure as to how to prepare for these exams so I did a bunch of stuff. Ill highlight what I found to be useful. First off I didn't buy or use a micro textbook, mainly because I don't have the attention span to read a 1000 page textbook, Mind you I already have a college degree and never read an entire textbook in college so this might not be the best idea for everyone. Anyways I first purchased the SG101 notes and after reading them did not find them useful. It was essentially line after line of text with very little explanation or examples, also after taking the exam I can tell you the information provided in SG101 is too far in depth and not required for lower level micro exam. Next I downloaded the Vangonotes for microbiology, this is an audio book that highlights the main points of the chapters. I did find this useful but it's the opposite of the SG101 as it does not go in depth enough also I found it easier to let my mind wander while listening to the notes, It's not that they are necessarily boring its just easy to passively listen and then realize at the end you heard her voice but didn't hear anything she said. Next I read and took notes from Microbiology Demystified, this is where I gained a majority of my knowledge. The book is an extremely easy read and provides enough information without being boring. I also believe this is the only medium that provides the correct depth that excelsior tests to, I've heard some good things about "Clinical Microbiology made ridiculously easy" but never actually read it myself. Next I used the excelsior practice exams and after taking the first one I was scared out of my mind considering I only scored a 53. It's a good thing I took the practice exam just a week before my exam because I began to obsess over it and read through the thing at least 50 times memorizing the questions, answers, and all the rationales. I then took the second exam and only scored a 64 which caused me to repeat the behaviors of the first exam. Do not do this as it is not helpful. As far as the actual exam goes there was only about 4-5 questions that came directly from the practice exams and I found the actual exam a lot harder than the practice ones. The Microbiology exam because it tested very broad but also very specific if that makes sense. All in all while taking it I felt like I was answering more questions wrong than right but when they handed me the paper it said A. I was ecstatic and maybe just a bit lucky with my guesses but it's over and onto the next one. Ever Upward!!!!!
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    California Excelsior graduate after 2003, pls help!

    I dont understand? Is this how many hours California wsnts before applying for reciprocity. I was under the impression that they review excelsior applicants on a case by case basis.
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    CPNE

    Definitely not trying to be rude or anything but use the search function and you will find exactly what you're looking for. Many previous test takers post their CPNE experiences in their own thread. As far as workshops go, well they're definitely out there and it seems as though all have their pros and cons depending on your own strengths and weaknesses. Join one of the major facebook groups as I have found it extremely helpful.
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    Alrighty then.....

    You can start calling for cancellation dates whenever you feel prepared to take the exam. Currently it is very difficult to get a cancellation dste because some students who have been dragging their feet in regards to taking the exam have kicked it into high gear to avoid testing on the new 22nd ED study guide. It is doubtful (not impossible ) that you will test under the 21st ED so I would start with the 22nd ED and practice until you are blue in the face and then practice some more. Only then are you truly ready to take the exam. Study hard and grab that first time pass.
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    Money aside

    I did the exam option and didn't regret it one bit. It's tough to stay focused in a course if you know the material very well or if the material being taught is at a simpler level than what you already know. I enjoy learning new material and tend to lose focus if I have to hear the same stuff over again. The exams allowed me to skim over stuff I already know and focus on things I didn't. Some students say they like the courses better because of the explanations but I personally think you can get the same experience through exams via the internet search tools currently available. In regards to the student relationships I think you are expecting more than you will receive. I have yet to take an online course thus far that fostered friendships as most communication with other students tends to be very matter of fact. For the best results I would try the exam route first and see if it's a good fit as Excelsior will refund your money if you later opt for the courses and take a min number of credits.
  24. I think this as well as the other recent changes to the program are definitely steps in the right direction and I couldn't be happier. Most other Nursing programs require the TEAS or HESI A2 exam to screen applicants. The current minimums for Excelsior admission are more than fair for right now but in the future I would like to see the scores increased to be more on par with at least CC nursing programs.
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    Passed Microbiology Today!

    Also forgot to mention it took me about 4 weeks while working full time to study for this exam. I plan to be quicker with the others
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