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    Advice on work

    😂 thanks for the well wishes! I am actively applying😊
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    Advice on work

    Hey barcode120x. My program is also online, and I don't have to go to campus until next fall for advanced health assessment. And even then it's for a total of 8 days broken up, so working bedside would not be an issue if the facility self schedules. And I plan on going PRN once practicum starts the following spring anyway. Working from home sounds great, but what they don't tell you about HH/hospice is being on call after hours and documentation requirements, and of course the emotional side of taking care of someone and their family at such a vulnerable point in their lives. Some days I'm too drained from that stuff to even focus on school. I thought it would be doable for me since the schedule is really flexible, but again, the psychosocial toll and taking work home is getting to me at this pont in my career. I'd love to leave work at work, I'm still fairly young and very physically fit, so 3-12s is really appealing again. Now the challenge is getting hired, as I think any acute care experience beyond 3 years is considered "old" for bedside; I've been away for 5 years. I've got some apps out there for FT and I am considering another facility close to me for FT in addition to my first choice. Thank you so much for the insight. I thought maybe I was crazy for even considering going back!
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    Advice on work

    Hey everyone, I'm currently halfway through my first semester of the FNP program at TAMU (part time track), and so far it's going well. I am working 20 hours a week for a small hospice company and it's been ok as far as schedule flexibility goes, but lately I find myself wishing I was back at the bedside. For one, although I'm working from home mostly, the after hours requirements are irritating. I loathe being on call and getting contacted on my dedicated off days. I never feel like I can ever really leave work at work, so when I'm on call I don't really ever relax enough to sleep well even though my call time only adds up to about a week per month. Also, I find that I can't compartmentalize my emotions as well as I could when I first started doing hospice (this is my second hospice job). Because of these things I've been looking at returning to bedside care, but I'm having a hard time getting hired PRN, of course, since I've been away too long, so I am considering FT now and going PRN later. Anyone have a similar experience or advice? Part of me wants to leave my current position for more peace of mind, and part of me says suck it up for now. Graduation is 2 years off and I don't want to make the wrong decicion. Sorry this is so long, I'm just trying to figure things out. Thanks!
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    Hospice PRN in TX

    Lol, the struggle is real unfortunately. However, I have a hospice administrator friend working for a company who created a PT position for me. It's a growing hospice so they are new to my area, but it suits my needs at the moment. I went with him because I know the team and he's willing to be flexible with my schedule as needed. I hope you find what you're looking for! Maybe start with a larger agency since they usually have better staffing.
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    Hospice PRN in TX

    North Austin area
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    Hospice PRN in TX

    Hello everyone. Just need a little insight. I am starting graduate school in the fall this year, and I currently work M-F 8-5 as a chronic care nurse navigator (fancy term for case management). My supervisor previously told me that there is a chance for me to go PT here, but I have a feeling that as the program progresses, I will need more flexible time for clinical during the week. So, I am looking for real word experience with good hospice agencies in TX for PRN positions. I have 3 years experience as a hospice CM, loved it, and the company was great, at first, until I began to experience how toxic the administration was. I have looked at 3 big names in my area so far, I just don't want to get stuck with a lemon again. Thanks in advance! PM or email me so we don't put anyone on blast, lol.
  7. Glad to hear. Are you at the B-CS campus? I'm in the Round Rock area so I know finding preceptors here is a challenge according to the faculty, but I am willing to drive to the surrounding areas (Temple, Bastrop, Killeen) if needed.
  8. They did say this would be a challenge. But I'm willing to drive to the surrounding areas for clinicals. I just heard back from Texas state today via email and they want to interview me in two days which is really short notice, and is also a kind of red flag for me. Do they help find preceptors for students? I have already accepted with TAMU so I will probably turn it down.
  9. Thanks for the replies! I was accepted to TAMU so I withdrew my app from TX State. It is encouraging to hear some good feed back, and I did like the professors I met at the interview. I can't wait to start this fall!
  10. Hello all! I have applied to both programs for fall 2019, and I am having trouble finding real world experience regarding these programs. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  11. Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I posted anything here, but I decided to continue my education and have applied to Texas State and Texas A&M for FNP admitting fall of 2019. I should find out if I got accepted to either school by March 2019, but just wanted to get some insight on both programs (if at all possible). Both campuses are local to me, and offer hybrid, part time tracks, and are comparable in cost. Any information anyone can provide would be great! For example, how was your search for preceptors in the area? How would you rate the quality of the instruction and clinical sites? Any advice for future students? Thanks in advance!
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