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Buyer beware has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in GENERAL.

I've got a lot of things to share to people with open minds.


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  1. In Need of Psych NP/Psychiatrist preceptor

    Usually schools have any number of preceptors available for just your situation. Have you spoken to the program director or your instructors?
  2. Applied to Nursing school!

    OP, Somehow I knew this was a for-profit. The reason for this assumption is that many people who attend for-profits are sort of self-conscious about it considering their track records of charging high tuition, low graduation and retention rates and h...
  3. In Rn school but need a job to get experience

    OP, Look at it this way, if you don't need experience in nursing to diagnose and treat illness as a nurse practitioner why would you think you would need experience in nursing to become a nurse? Just take a moment and think about it.
  4. FNP preceptor!!

    Yes. The APRN organization. Lots of help there. Or you could try the dean at the school you're attending. They can really be helpful too. Just so many people out there just waiting for you to give them a call or drop by and say hi.
  5. Why SAH or aneurysm need midodrine HCL?

    I'm sorry but we are not allowed to give medical advice on this site.
  6. Rule of thumb. No matter who is paying, never throw good money after bad.
  7. 1. Always remember that since nurses for the most part do not own the means of production this creates a jockeying for position at work venues and often enough best friends may be on each other's menus. 2. Always remember that colleagially is an ofte...
  8. Nursing Informatics Preceptor Please

    Well, looks like South University strikes again. Preceptors of any ilk as you have found out are very hard to get. You've had 18 months to find one and I'm sure the school has been diligently working behind the scenes to help you pay it forward. Why...
  9. Nursing school applications

    You will make it with diligence and discipline as many before you have. And don't worry nursing isn't going anywhere. I'm glad to hear that you are aware of the for-profit come-on. They do nothing but offer debt nightmares wrapped in a student's earn...
  10. LPN attending Gaylen College TB, HELP!!!

    Just as question. Why have you chosen to go to this expensive for-profit? At 21K per year plus books and fees the math is simple. If you tack on interest over years and years on the loans the cost is way more than just the yearly tuition. Have you ...
  11. Financial Aid

    81K. Yikes!!! OP, try a community college and take the prerequisites at a fraction of the price and see how you do. After that take it from there and finish at a school that won't put you in debt hell for years to come. 81K is an enormous cost and t...
  12. But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

    Drawing a serum blood glucose for an ultra high FS reading sounds reasonable to me. Comfirmation is the key and and as matter of good practice all wacko blood values should be evauated with at least two jaundiced eyes. On the other hand if someone di...
  13. "...or the facility would end up in trouble..." At 30K per year in tuition, it doesn't look like the facility is the only one in trouble. Could you explain what the teacher was referring to by "in trouble." Perhaps their paycheck? Now THAT would be ...
  14. OP, This CNA's attitude reeks of contempt and disdain for you. I have a chuhuahua exactly like that. If she doesn't like something or has to do someome that doesn't suit her mood she snarls ever so subtly and goes about her business. Now in comparing...
  15. RN-BSN online

    Just as a word of precaution although you can obviously make the decision you feel comfortable with. Of the schools you have mentioned Chamberlain, GCU and WGU, the first two cited are for-profit schools. Besides being very expensive they are no grea...