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Jedrnurse BSN, RN

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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  1. Jedrnurse

    Start as nurse or new career opportunity?

    Anything 100% commission sounds both shady and risky.
  2. Go for what you want! If I could stay up on my feet that long without my back going on strike, I'd be tempted to try it myself.
  3. Jedrnurse


    Generally speaking, if you have your license, the school is accredited, and your GPA meets their requirements, schools would be happy to take your money and let you in. 🤑
  4. Jedrnurse

    You Don’t Know How to Argue

    Maybe the word "argue" itself has too much baggage, given how most people interpret it. If people substituted it with "discuss", "persuade" or "advocate" perhaps some of the emotional charge that hinders communication wouldn't be there from the get-go.
  5. Jedrnurse

    Advice for new RN graduate..

    You may feel antsy now, but time goes by fast. Do yourself a favor, and stay at your first job AT LEAST for a year. Concentrate on learning that job and doing well with your BSN classes. I wouldn't be in such a hurry to go to FL, either. They treat workers horribly there as a rule, including nurses, as the majority of hospitals are owned by for-profit, ethically-challenged corporations.
  6. Jedrnurse

    RN's required to be sitters???

    I'm not too sure about that. Listing "door" on one's resume certainly would allow it to stand out from the rest...
  7. Jedrnurse

    Mask refusal on unit

    Some of the public's reluctance may come from being in a country in which the leading public health entity continues to water down and change guidance because of political pressure from a man who suggested disinfectant infusion therapy as a treatment for COVID-19...
  8. Jedrnurse

    RN's required to be sitters???

    I hear you about how mind-numbing boring it can be, but all in all, I'd rather save my PTO for something planned ahead of time. Boring (once in awhile) is preferable to crazy/stressed/manic as some regular shifts can be...
  9. Jedrnurse

    Graduate asked to work in PCA position?

    Good chance to see how the hospital works from a different view. If you're being paid, not losing time from residency hours, AND have no prior direct care experience, I think it's not a bad deal. I do have to say, though. You don't get any "extra points" for "taking the NCLEX during a pandemic"- that's awfully dramatic. Now working on a COVID unit during a pandemic, that'll get you some props.
  10. I wouldn't recommend putting magnet status in your formula of evaluating possible employers. I've just heard too much (bad) stuff over the years about what it truly does and doesn't mean.
  11. Jedrnurse

    Contract for parents before students return to school

    If other people (students, teachers, etc.) have had significant exposure to a COVID + person, all potentially affected people will have to be informed. (and quarantine)
  12. Consider the avatar used, and that particular person's "effectiveness" and "expertise" in all things public health...
  13. The idea of quarantining just infected people (possibly) works only if we have an efficient testing program in place. We don't. The results of not properly locking down are becoming more than evident in the hot spot states. Do you feel that mask mandates are also tyrannical?
  14. Jedrnurse

    PA/NJ nursing licensure

    Thanks. I've done the preliminary research on what programs exist and what the NJ and PA requirements are. My questions were sort of "next-level", looking for insider tips from people who have gone through it first hand. Particularly if anyone living on the border has both states' certifications. Are you by chance certified in either PA or NJ? Any anecdotes you have about your experience would be much appreciated!
  15. Jedrnurse

    Want to move to FL

    I would wait until the pandemic was under some sort of control e.g. a viable vaccination was in use. Also I would (if things are stable for you now) wait and see about how bad the recession was going to be. Remember, in a lot of places it's "last hired, first fired"...
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    PA/NJ nursing licensure

    Hi, all. School nurse from MA possibly relocating to the PA/NJ border area. I have a MA DOE (DESE) school nurse license as well as NCSN status, but it seems like I'd have to jump through a lot of hoops in both PA and NJ. A few questions: 1. Does anyone have any recommendations about the best college certification programs for (non instructional) school nurse certification? I was looking at the program at Rowan, but there seem to be a lot of choices. 2. Are the requirements of both states close enough that meeting them for one means that you have met the requirements for the other by default? (After applying of course...) 3. Has anyone heard of schools hiring nurses initially via a waiver, allowing the nurse time to finish the specific educational requirements? The classes themselves seem like they could be interesting, but paying the tuition to do the practicum hours for something I've been doing for years is...frustrating. Thanks for any inside info/expertise on the issue.

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