dorimar

dorimar BSN, RN

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  1. Hello, My ADN nursing program is very new. We will graduate our first class in January. HESI exams count as part of the class grades, but a certain score is not required to progress in the program or even to pass the program (final HESI). We have ...
  2. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?

    I don't know much, I just know that my director told me the corporate director would like to set up a phone conference with all the nursing directors from schools in our parent company across the nation to discuss changes in our Exit HESI policy base...
  3. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?

    I agree with your concerns about the make or break test requirement to graduate. This has been a big struggle for me. I do see however, that the only students of mine in the past two years (very few) who failed NCLEX did have to take the Exit HESI...
  4. Should I do an MSN or RN to MSN program

    It is confusing, and I also believe the requirements for teaching in the classroom depend on the State Board of Nursing where you practice. I think that you need to differentiate between the Master's degreed you are discussing. There are MSN an...
  5. HESI, ATI, KAPLAN?

    We use HESI entrance exams for our candidates applying for entry into our program, and we also have always used the HESI exams throughout our program (worth 10% of their exam grade for the various nursing courses), and then we require a score of 850...
  6. Curriculum revision & mapping

    Hi, We are in the process of revising our program outcomes and curriculum. In looking at the curriculum map template given me, I see we are to have both program goals and program outcomes. Our documents are rather a mess and we have different goals...
  7. Curriculum revision & mapping

    After much research and struggle, I think I have it down. I cannot believe how much I have had to use the stuff I learned in grad school so early on in my teaching career path! From the get-go I had to start writing and revising curriculum! I am t...
  8. Need help from an Arizona nursing instructor

    Hi Katy, I am a nursing instructor at a Phoenix associate degree nursing program & teach the NCLEX RN review course in which we administer the Exit HESI. I would be willing to dialogue but I only have an MSN and it sounds like you will need a do...
  9. My gosh! People forget that there are different perspectives because people have had different experiences and well... different perspectives from various roles. I have been a nurse a long time. I see some really good experienced nurses and some re...
  10. Advice for future Nursing Faculty

    I didn't choose teaching because i always wanted to be a teacher. I chose to teach nursing because I was always a nurse, and started to see some bad practice in my beloved profession and wanted to have a positive impact. I believe that nursing ...
  11. It's not just NLN... The state BONs have much control over schools. Specific passing rates are required... In my state, the BON has an "education board" that approves nursing schools and programs (can open and close them). However, those on the ...
  12. Teaching w/o a MSN in nursing education...

    My school requires MS or MSN for nursing instructors to teach in the classroom. While they do NOT require ED focus of the degree, it is a plus.
  13. I think a clinical education background is a plus... However, simulation has become a field of its own that has a ton of research/education practice to back it. If you have simulation experience or simulation education this is a plus. While clinica...
  14. Hesi Exit Test

    It depends. The conversion score is based on which questions you got correct. There are varying levels of difficulty of the questions. You need to see your actual score. An 82.4% for you could equal a different total score for you than it did for...
  15. I just found out from my friend, who has been encouraged to delve into NLN's website to find out more of what my school needs for NLN accreditation. Both of our goals have been to eventually sit for our CNE. She tells me that she just found out th...
  16. RN pay and benefits in Az

    If you have 17 years experience it may not be that difficult. The market is no where near what it used to be, but experience still means a lot. I'm guessing on a range, but with 17 years as an RN you might be around $35-40/hour base pay (I know th...
  17. If not a hospital, then where?

    I know the immunization clinics are hiring and the prison system. I don't know what the pay rate is in comparison. Also if you know anyone who needs office help, although I never thought this paid close to hospital pay. I have a new grad that just...
  18. How much prep for theory?

    I spend way more time in prep than I do actually teaching. It makes a difference if you've taught the material before or if it bran spanking new. My new director tells us that we get only 2 hours of prep for every credit hour. If I lecture 3 hour...
  19. New grad doesn't want to work on the floor...

    And after analyzing further, I don't think you must have a desire to work in a hospital, but you must desire the caring for patients part.... That could be in a variety of settings, but truly the cornerstone of nursing is caring for patients.... E...
  20. New grad doesn't want to work on the floor...

    I'm not trying to be insensitive or rude, but I really don't understand why you chose nursing. What exactly is it that makes you "love this field to death". There are all kinds of science degrees, but nursing involves the art of caring for patients....
  21. Pay rate

    Exactly right. One of my students who just graduated was thrilled to get into the Abrazo new grad program (many did not) and is gladly taking tech salary until the orientation is completed.... and he is very happy about it, as many of his classmat...
  22. lack of preceptor spots MCCD

    There was such a nursing shortage not too long ago, and the government along with all of us and everyone else was pushing to increase nursing programs and nursing school enrollment. The nursing programs, enrollment and graduating nursing students is ...
  23. How much does a Clinical Instructor make a year?

    Ditto to what elpark said.
  24. Nursing Educators please advise on career path.

    you may find work as psych nursing educator as this is a specialty and sometimes hard to find faculty able and willing in that specialty. At the same time, your experience greatly limits your abilities in nursing education in general. Good schools...
  25. new grad programs in AZ?

    Abrazo actually just started a new grad program (one of the few left in the Valley). I know three new grads who recently got hired. I believe they filled this run, but I would get your name in the pool if possible.