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RNADN has 6 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in FNP-C, NICU RN.

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  1. I'm looking for anywhere that I can take a class if I have to. This sucks, it's neverending .... I seriously could have gone to med school for less effort. At least I would have had more support. This is such bs, they need to standardize APRN education so this doesn't happen to anyone else.
  2. I'm going to try to come to a resolution with the school first. Luckily, I have emails detailing all of this from when I originally enrolled. What an awful headache and disappointment.
  3. I am a new graduate FNP in California with 6 years of RN critical care experience. I earned my BSN and MSN-ED from Western Governors, and then went on to complete a Post-Master's FNP program at The University of South Alabama, which accepted my 3p with no issues. Western Governors told me specifically that these classes met the requirements for an NP Program advanced pharmacology class when I enrolled. I was very specific with the enrollment counselor about my intention to continue on and enroll in an NP Program immediately after and they assured me these classes were acceptable. I wouldn't have enrolled otherwise. I applied for my initial licensure and received my NP license with no issues. When I applied for my furnishing license, Western Governors declined to sign the form, stating that my pharmacology classes, 3 unit C155 Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice and 2 unit C352 Contemporary Pharmacotherapeutics do not meet the requirements because there wasn't a doctorate-level faculty member involved in the course. I am freaking out right now. I have been contacting both the CA BRN and Western Governors for four months and no one has given me a straight answer until they told me this last night. I am at a complete loss as to what to do, since I have already accepted two separate jobs, one of which I am supposed to start immediately. Does anyone have any advice on what to do? I feel like Western Governors intentionally misled me, and the CA BRN is impossible to get help from. I've even written the governor for help. I need my furnishing license to work. This is a nightmare! 😞
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    CA BON- I need some help

    I'm having a similar problem with the California BRN and I'm licensed and have been working as an RN in this state since 2016. It's horrific.
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    What happened to the post masters certificates?

    The University of South Alabama. I'm in the program now and have had a good experience so far.
  6. Hi, my nurse friends- I'm looking to move back home to NY after 20 years in Los Angeles. I'm finishing up my FNP right now and wondering what the job market is like in the Hudson Valley. I also have my MSN-Ed, with a year of clinical teaching experience and a background in NICU. I teach and still work in NICU (love those little guys!). I love both my jobs here, but it's time to move closer to family. Any suggestions on where to start looking? I appreciate any help, thanks!
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    Anyone work only per diem with an agency?

    I'm thinking of doing the same thing in Los Angeles. I have two years NICU but only want to do 2 shifts per week since I also have an unrelated home business. I'm looking into agencies right now too, so maybe we can compare information!
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    Portland Job Market

    Great, thanks for the reply. Yup, I have 2.5 years of experience in NICU and Mother/Baby. I was thinking of traveling nursing up there at first since I don't really know much about the area. Would you have any recommendations for good places to work? Thanks!
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    Portland Job Market

    I'm hearing that the Portland market for RNs is extremely tight. Is this true?
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    Post-Masters FNP Online

    I'm looking for recommendations on Post-Master's FNP programs. Any recommendations? I already have my clinical hours commitment under an MD set up, so that isn't an issue. Would anyone like to share their experience with this? Any information would be appreciated, thanks!
  11. Hi hi, Finally decided to move to Portland from Los Angeles. I'm a day shift NICU RN with three years of experience, 2 years in Level 3 NICU. Also just finishing my MSN in Education. What are the chances of finding a Day NICU position in or around Portland? My husband and toddler lost their minds when I was working nights, so I'm wondering what the possibility of finding a day shift would be. Is it impossible? I love my job now and really don't want to leave, but I can't stand living in Southern California anymore! Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    WGU MSN (education) post-graduate certificate?

    I'm finishing my MSN in Education from WGU right now and researching the Post Masters FNP programs as well. Looking for something of quality and not too insanely expensive.
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    Quitting NICU

    Thanks for responding, I appreciate the support. I still love my little patients, but I'm looking into other options right now. I truly love taking care of the little ones, but I don't like the high-stress level of taking care of the really sick ones, especially when I feel like all we are doing is prolonging their suffering. Maybe it's because I haven't had a proper orientation to do this work. I'm finishing my MSN in Education and thinking about becoming an FNP in the next couple of years. I originally wanted to become an NNP, but this experience has changed my mind. I'm not expecting the FNP to be easy, but I think I'd like to try something outside of critical care. Once you're in NICU though, it seems like it's hard to transition elsewhere.
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    Quitting NICU

    I've been an RN for 2 years and a NICU nurse for 1 1/2 years. I received an excellent orientation at a large teaching hospital where I worked for the first year, and I felt confident of my skills. I worked in Level II and Level III. When I switched to night shift, my commute became 2 hours each way, and I had to find something closer to home. I accepted a day position in a smaller community NICU closer to home, and although the commute was better, the facility has been a nightmare from day one. I was given a month orientation with five different preceptors, and most of them were completely disinterested and barely talked to me. I had to finally go to my director to get them to fill out the necessary paperwork, because they would just ignore me. There were so many bad signs this was a bad unit, but I was trying to make it work. I wanted to resign after three weeks, and they convinced me to stay. I've been there six months now and I've lost all my confidence. Most of the time on the unit the nurses speak in another language to each other and I feel really alienated. I feel completely terrified to go into work, because I have to rely on them and most the time I can't understand what they are saying. The charting is awful and doesn't work half the time, the unit is completely disorganized, and the acuity level is insane because we do all the births for the Children's Hospital next door. I'm terrified to do even one more shift. How do I bow out gracefully? I am seriously considering leaving the bedside because of this experience. I love my patients, but if I accept a job at another facility, I'll be back on nights, which was really traumatic for my young daughter. The stress of this job is taking over my entire life and hurting my family. I'm sad to leave the NICU and my babies, but I can't stand this sort of hell anymore. Anyone been through this sort of thing?
  15. I'm a NICU nurse with 2 years experience, 1 1/2 of those in a Level III NICU. I'm currently working in a place that is run pretty terribly, and I'd like to see what other places are like to work in. I took the job because it was day shift, and didn't realize the working conditions were so poor. I know the place I'm working in must be pretty terrible compared to other NICUs in the are because all the travelers that come once refuse to return. I just want more flexibility and less drama, so I was thinking of trying agency nursing. Anyone out there work for a good agency in Los Angeles they would recommend? Thanks!
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    Santa Fe or Albuquerque from LA?

    I tried to figure out how to message you, but I don't have that feature. Thank you so much for your reply. Sorry for the late response, I've been working. We are headed out to Santa Fe for a vacation, so I was thinking of doing some research while there. Which hospitals would you recommend? Any places I should steer clear of? I'm working day shift right now and have most of my career. I have a little one and have found nights don't work for the family. Are day shift positions impossible to get? Thanks, any advice is much appreciated!