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Smith; 2010

Created By: Cynthia Galang

http://allnurses.com/nursing-career-advice/rn-wants-further-493912.html
RN wants to further career ... informatics? education? management?
Jul 26, 2010 01:20 PM written by Mike J. Smith rn 

Before I was a nurse, I had a career in I.T. (working with computers in almost every aspect except programming...I could do it, but I hated it).

I am now an ASN RN. I began my career right out of school into the emergency room. In terms of bedside nursing, I LOVE the E.R. It's just the kind of nurse I am. I am an atypical E.R. nurse, though. I imagine (and witness on a regular basis) E.R. nurses experiencing compassion fatigue and being crude. I like to imagine myself as not being in that crowd...and believe that I am different than that. Other experienced nurses had a hard time accepting me on the unit. They thought I was something less-than an emergency nurse. In some respects, I was less...I didn't have their knowledge and experience. However, over time, I feel both acceptance and respect. Add in there that I am a man in the profession, and that has its own set of discussions. When I left full-time E.R., one of the nurses who I had the most trouble with gaining acceptance and respect, ended up publicly telling me that I was making a mistake in leaving the E.R. She thought I should stay, because I turned out to be a good emergency nurse. Wow, that was quite a high moment at work. The validation was rewarding.

I worked there for two years. Then, my nursing educator, knowing my background, approached me about a job in the I.T. department taking care of the electronic medical record (EMR). She thought it would be a good match, since they need a clinician and in I.T. professional in one body - besides...the E.R. needs specialized attention in the EMR and if one of their own goes there, then perhaps the E.R. would get the attention they need. I applied. It was more money (way more money), much better schedule (M-F 8-4, half the job can be done at home, no weekends, occasional call), less but different stress, and it was a great fit. [1]accepted the job offer of Clinical Systems Analyst, and additionally work in the E.D. per diem. I sometimes miss 100% clinical work, but when I work in the E.R., I get my fix and the world is right again. My new job has expanded my vision of the meaning of being a nurse. When I work with the EMR, I feel like I can affect outcomes. Instead of working with one patient at a time, I work with ALL our patients at any given time. It's a complex job.

In a way, however, I was disappointed. When I interviewed, it was explained to me that I would be working more closely with the nurses and managers to focus on workflows, outcomes and the flow of information. What I do more often is worry about how to accomplish the results of someone else doing that job in the last sentence. I later found out that what initially attracted me to this job fits the job description of a nursing informatics person. I get great satisfaction in making things work...but in making things work in an "outcomes based" idea flow.

[2] That being said - I love precepting, educating, community health, evidence based practice, emergency medicine, technology and supervising - maybe even managing (I do have some non healthcare management experience). I have an entrepreneural spirit in me, too. I want to be involved in policy, as well as nursing in government, law, etc. I want to go for an RN to BSN or RN to MSN program. I can't go back to clinical nursing 100% of the time - it just doesn't pay enough, the schedule is terrible for my family life. I am trying to decide what to do next with my career. I can and will be happy at my desk doing what I do now, but I am in a place where I want to map out my future a bit and make long-term goals. I am looking for a mentor or coach to help tease these things out of me and help me make a plan. If there's anyone who thinks they could mentor, please find a way to contact me. Otherwise, maybe a good discussion can help. What do you think? Up for a good discussion to help mold the future of a young, entheusiastic, tech-head, nurse - crazy enough to think out of the box?

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Anonymous L; 2011

Created By: Cynthia Galang

http://www.waldenu.edu/Tuition-and-Financial-Aid/School-of-Nursing.htm
School of Nursing

Tuition 2011–2012

Application fee: $50

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)







Curriculum Component

Requirements

Cost



Core Courses

47–53 total quarter credit hours

$735 per quarter credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



DNP Field Experience

1–6 quarter credit hours per quarter

$735 per quarter credit hour



Technology Fee

per quarter

$70


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

RN Track







Curriculum Component

Requirements

Cost



Introductory Course

NURS 6000 1 semester credit hour

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Foundational Courses


NURS 6006–6030
24 total semester credit hours

$365 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Core Courses

NURS 6100–6150
12 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Specialization Courses

16 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Synthesis/Project Practicum

6 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour



Technology Fee

per semester

$95


BSN Track







Curriculum Component

Requirements

Cost



Introductory Course

NURS 6000 1 semester credit hour

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Core Courses


NURS 6100–6150
12 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Specialization Courses

16 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour (includes course textbooks and materials)



Synthesis/Project Practicum

6 total semester credit hours

$535 per semester credit hour



Technology Fee

per semester

$95


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program









Curriculum Component

Requirements

Cost



Courses

181 total quarter credit hours

$280 per quarter credit hour



Technology Fee

per quarter

$70



Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing: Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership and Management









Curriculum Component

Requirements

Cost



Courses

17 total semester credit hours 
 
[1] $535 per semester credit hour



Technology Fee

per semester

$95









Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Call 1-866-492-5336 for information about a full range of options for
•Federal financial aid
•Transfer of credit
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Anonymous K; 2011

Created By: Cynthia Galang

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The net price calculator provides prospective students and families with a quick and easy way to estimate the net cost of attending Kaplan University for one academic year. The calculator is designed to give a broad estimate of out-of-pocket expenses and how much and what types of financial aid for which students may qualify, as well as help students and families manage financial expectations. It is based on the cost of attendance and financial aid provided to first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate Kaplan University students in 2009–2010 academic year.

Completing the calculator should take no more than a few minutes. You will need to answer some basic questions about you and/or your parents' finances.

The aid estimate provided by the net price calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, nor is it an application for admission or financial aid or legally binding. The Financial Aid Office will help you determine your actual aid eligibility, which may be different than the figures shown in this calculator.

We value your privacy. Kaplan University does not retain any of the personal information you provide while using the net price calculator. 
 
 
 Based on the information you have provided, the following calculations represent the average net price of attendance that students similar to you paid in the given year: 
 
Academic Year: 2009-10 
 
 
 
  

Estimated total price of attendance:

$20,940 
 
 
 
  1. [1] a. Estimated tuition and fees

    $13,324


b. Estimated room and board

$2,104



c. Estimated books and supplies

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d. Estimated other expenses
(Personal expenses, transportation, etc.)

$5,512



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Please Note: The estimates above apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students only.

These estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in 2009-10. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

Not all students receive financial aid. In 2009-10, 55% of our full-time students enrolling for college for the first time received grant/scholarship aid. Students may also be eligible for student loans and work-study. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for federal student aid, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. This is an estimated cost to attend.






















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Using the data you enter, the calculator displays the net price of attending Kaplan University for one academic year, the amount of federal financial aid (excluding federal student loans) for which you may be eligible, and the amount of out-of-pocket funds that you or your family could reasonably expect to contribute. The net price calculator considers the total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books and supplies, living expenses such as room and board, and other personal expenses. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.

What Do the Calculator Results Mean for Me?

You should use the results from the net price calculator to make an informed decision about college affordability, but, keep in mind, that is just an estimation of net costs. There are many factors in determining a student’s total financial aid package, many of which are not reflected in this calculator. We encourage you to contact us to discuss additional types of aid that may be available to you, including grants, loans, scholarships, and reduced military tuition rates. You can also learn more about financial aid options by exploring our financial aid videos.

How Will I Know If I Am Eligible for Financial Aid?

To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA; www.fafsa.gov). The Financial Aid Office will help you determine your aid eligibility, which will likely be different than the figures shown in this calculator.

Why Does the Calculator Use Data From 2009–2010?

The calculator is based on 2009-2010 data from the federal government, the most recent year for which data are available. The 2010–2011 calculator is expected to be available in December 2011.

What If I Am Not a First-Time, Full-Time Student?

The net price calculator estimates apply to new, full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students only. It is not intended for use by transfer, continuing, part-time, readmitted, or graduate students.

Should International Students Use the Net Price Calculator?

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Anonymous J; 2011

Created By: Cynthia Galang

http://finaid.ucr.edu/UCRCost/Pages/default.aspx
How Much Does UCR Cost?


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UC Riverside offers you an excellent learning environment, a diverse student body, talented faculty, and a beautiful campus…all at an affordable price! The university was ranked among America's top "25 best college buys" by Forbes Magazine in 2009.

While enrolled at UC Riverside, you can expect expenses associated with fees, Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Premium (USHIP), books and supplies, housing, food, travel, and miscellaneous items. These costs may vary widely depending on personal factors, like where you live while you're in school, whether you have children, and how much you spend on personal expenses. UCR uses average student expenses to estimate the cost of attendance for students in various categories. Your actual costs may vary.

Below you can find more information on how much it costs to attend UCR along with ways to reduce costs so you can cover all your expenses during the academic year.





2011 – 2012 Estimated Costs for Undergraduates 
 
Tuition and Fees* 
 
 
[1] $13,607 With Parents 
 

$13,607  University Housing 
 

$13,607 Off Campus  
 
 
 

Room and Board


$4,400


$12,100


$8,800




Books/Supplies


$1,800


$1,800


$1,800




Transportation


$1,800


$1,200


$1,800




Personal Expenses


$1,700


$1,700


$1,750




Total


$23,307


$30,407


$27,757









*Estimated USHIP = $684: Fees including USHIP = $13,606.74; fees if USHIP is waived = $12,922.74




Non-Resident Tuition and Fees: $36,485 Undergraduates ($13,607 Fees + $22,878 Non-Resident Tuition)




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Basic costs include University of California registration and educational fees and campus-based fees for activities and facilities. Students who are not California residents must pay non-resident tuition and fees. The amount of your tuition and fees is based on the following factors: Undergraduate or graduate status, professional student status (i.e., M.B.A. or medical school), and California residency status. Find more info on tuition and fees.

Students enrolled in Summer Session will be charged on a per course basis according to the fee schedules published in the Summer Session Catalog. 

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Anonymous I; 2011

Created By: Cynthia Galang
http://www.rcc.edu/students/faq.cfm#7
Frequently Asked Questions
•Why is Riverside Community College District a great choice for college?
•What are the admission requirements?
•When can I apply?
•How do I apply?
•After I apply, what do I have to do?
•When are classes offered?
•How much does it cost to attend?
•Can I get financial assistance?
•Can I add classes after the term begins?
•Can I add after the add deadline?
•Can I drop classes after the term begins?
•Can I get a refund after I drop my classes?
•What can I study?
•What degrees are offered?
•How do I find out what my final grades are?
•Are there campus activities?
•What other services are available?
•How do I change my home college from my current one to another one within RCCD?
•I still have questions. Who should I call?

Answers

Why is Riverside Community College District a great choice?

Here are our students' top 10 reasons for choosing a Riverside Community College District college:
•Open admission with no application fee
•No SAT or ACT requirement
•AP credits/placement accepted
•Classes are taught by instructors, not graduate or teaching assistants
•Low cost tuition $36/credit unit
•Classes transfer to four-year universities including priority transfer to UC and CSU
•Professional technical and vocational programs
•Student organizations, activities and athletics
•Variety of degrees and/or certificates
•Transfer and Career Center on each college

What are the admission requirements?

If you meet any one of the following, you are eligible to attend a college in the Riverside Community College District.

You have a high school diploma or equivalent

You are 18 years old and can benefit from instruction



When can I apply?

Fall 2011 Application Term Dates: March 1 - August 14, 2011
Winter 2012 Application Term Dates: October 1 - December 19
Spring 2012 Application Term Dates: October 1 - January 29, 2012



How do I apply?

Complete a free online application for admission if you are a new or returning student. Online applications are available at all times and are processed within 48-72(weekends and holidays excluded). Applicants receive a welcome email with next steps. Applicants receive a welcome email within 48 hours. Send transcripts from other college(s)only if you want classes taken there to meet prerequisites at one our RCCD colleges. See more information on applying.

After I apply, what do I have to do?

Most new students must complete an assessment test so we know if you need help with core skills of English, reading, and math. You are exempt from this requirement if you are enrolled in a four-year college or university or are taking classes to update your job skills, maintain a license, or for educational development.

We also require new students to complete an online orientation and an online first semester Education Plan.

Moreno Valley Assessment Center (951) 571-6492
Norco Assessment Center (951) 372-7156
Riverside City Assessment Center (951) 222-8451

To participate in a counseling session call your home college to schedule an appointment.

Moreno Valley Counseling (951) 571-6104
Norco Counseling (951) 372-7101/7102
Riverside City Counseling (951) 222-8440

Log into WebAdvisor to view your registration date one to two months before the term for which you have applied. For Log in help click on Log In Video for detailed log in instructions.

Students may register on or after their designated date if they have completed their required assessment , online orientation and first semester education plan. Register online using WebAdvisor. You may pay fees online using a credit card.

You can also pay fees by check or money order at one of the colleges. Drop boxes are available at all three colleges. Payment deadlines are posted on this web site and are available on WebAdvisor. Be sure to print a registration receipt from WebAdvisor as it contains important drop deadline information.

When are classes offered?

The three colleges in the Riverside Community College District have a major fall term, a shorter winter intersession, a major spring term, and a shorter summer intersession.

[1] How much does it cost to attend?

The current enrollment fee for California residents is set at $36 per unit. Fees are subject to change based on pending legislation. Out-of-state residents are required to pay a nonresident tuition fee of $176 a unit plus the $36 per unit enrollment fee. Out-of-country residents also pay an additional $24 per unit surcharge. International students are required to pay a $50 processing fee and buy health insurance.
See payment schedule Riverside Community College District | Services | Admissions | Fees

Can I get financial assistance?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) entitles students to apply for federal programs. Applications are available at all three colleges or you can apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For information call 222-8709.

The Board of Governors Waiver can waive enrollment fees and reduce the cost of parking if you are eligible. The application must be completed before you pay enrollment fees. Effective Fall 2011, you must submit the BOG application for the college you applied to attend. Please use the correct College Code:

Riverside City College School Code is 001270.
Moreno Valley College School Code is 041735.
Norco College School Code is 041761.

Bring the completed form and proof of eligibility to the Student Financial Services Office at Riverside City College; the Student Services Office at Moreno Valley College; or Student Services at Norco College. Additional financial assistance is available through student employment, loans, scholarships and state grants. See Financial Aid for more details.

Can I add classes after the term begins?

Students must get the instructor's permission to register after the class has begun. Adding a class requires an instructor's authorization code. With an authorization code students can then add classes through WebAdvisor on the first day of class within the add deadline. It is the student's responsibility to add classes during the specified add deadline. Payments are due at the time of registration.

Can I add after the add deadline?

All students are expected to add classes by the add deadline unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. This policy is regulated by Title V State Regulations. TS 58004 extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, other circumstances beyond the control of the student, and other conditions defined by the local governing board and published in college regulations. Any required assessments, orientation/counseling, prerequisites must be complete and any holds resolved in order to register by the ADD deadline.

Can I drop classes after the term begins?

You can drop classes within the deadline period based which are based on the length of the course. Check the date on WebAdvisor. It is your responsibility to drop a class on WebAdvisor or Phone Reg or file the ADD/DROP card with Admissions on one of the three colleges.

Can I get a refund after I drop my classes?

You are eligible for a refund of fees if you withdraw from classes within the specified deadlines. Each class has a deadline date for refunds based on the number of days the class has been in session (10%). Refund deadlines are available on WebAdvisor.

What can I study?

Riverside Community College District has day, evening, weekend, and online classes at its three colleges: Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Norco. Check the home page at www.rcc.edu for programs.

What degrees are offered?

We offer an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate in Science Degree in addition to a number of certificates.

How do I find out what my final grades are?

Students may obtain final grades online using WebAdvisor; they are available approximately two weeks after the end of the term. Fall Term grades may be a little later due to the holidays. Final grades are not mailed.

Are there college activities?

Yes! Get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Opportunities include student activities, student government, honor society, career club, professional interest groups, educational service, athletics, dance, vocal music, the Marching Tiger Band, theater arts, film series, telecommunications, student newspaper, social events, study abroad and others.

What other services are available?

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
•Health Services
•Disabled Student Services Including Services for Students with Learning Disabilities
•Outreach Programs
•Job Placement
•Student Employment
•Tutoring Services
•Veterans' Services
•Workforce Preparation

How do I change my home college from my current one to another one within RCCD?

Students wanting to change their home college must apply online for a future term to the college they wish to change to. Students can only apply once per term to any college in the Riverside Community College District. Ex: Student’s home college is Riverside for 10FAL; he/she wants to change their home college location to Norco; he/she must apply to the Norco College for 11WIN or a future available term.



I still have questions. Who should I call?

Call the Admissions and Records office at one of the three colleges.

Moreno Valley (951) 571-6101
Norco (951) 372-7003/7004
Riverside City (951) 222-8600
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Galang; 2011

Created By: Cynthia Galang


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An RN's Profile
By: Gladys Galang
 2011

Please introduce yourself, mom.

I am Gladys Galang, I am a Registered Nurse, and I have been an RN for 16 years. I work at Riverside Community Hospital. I worked in the Heart Care Department, then in the Medical Intensive Care Department. I am now in the Outpatient Department. I admit patients who are coming in for surgery.

Q: What are your responsibilities as an RN in your department?

A: I do the patient admission, I ask about their health history, I have them sign their consent form, and I make sure that the consent is correct. I also start their IV’s.

Q: What do you like about your work?

A: Patients who are coming to surgery are nervous, and so their blood pressure is high. I explain to them what to expect, what the process is, and help to make them feel at ease. The family members are also nervous, so I make sure they know what the process is, and assure them that they will be made aware of how the patient is doing after surgery.

Q: What is the technical part of your job?

A: I start IV’s, I draw blood from patients, I do phlebotomies, and I transfuse blood if patients need it.

Q: What don’t you like about your job?

A: There are a lot of responsibilities, it can be stressful. Patients need to be ready in a timely manner for surgery. All tests should be done, all results interpreted. There can be delays in surgery and we are the ones who need to explain to the patient why they are waiting so long.

Q: Was nursing your first love?

A: No, I was a teacher in the Philippines before I became a nurse.  When I came here I went back to school to be nurse. My sister studied to be a nurse when we were in the Philippines, but I didn’t want to be a nurse because I heard about the lowly responsibilities of RN’s in the Philippines like giving bed baths, wiping butts of elderly mean patients. When I became an RN, I really did not have these lowly responsibilities, because these are Nurse assistant responsibility. I am a manager of care, which means I am in charge of planning for the patient’s care and helping them get well.

Q: How did you go to school to be a nurse?

A: I had a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. I took some courses that are required from a foreign graduate like American History, Speech, Chemistry (I last took it in High School), Microbiology and other prerequisites because I was not a science major. Then I had four semesters of Nursing at Riverside Community Hospital.

Q: Do you plan to continue for a Bachelor’s Degree? What are the advantages of getting a Bachelor’s Degree?

A: [1] I have an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree. If I want to be an administrator or a Nursing teacher I would have to go back and get a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I love what I do right now, taking care of patients. I do not hope to be a supervisor or a teacher.  

Q: How is the pay?

A: [2] The pay is good. I work full time with full medical benefits, a 401-k and lifetime benefits.  What is even better is I work three twelve-hour shifts and have two days with my kids. We live within our means and we are ok.

Q: What do you see as the future of nursing as a profession?

A: I know that there are so many opportunities for nurses. In the hospital, there are so many things to learn, we have a transplant unit, a heart-care institute, we have a Cardio-vascular surgery unit, and there is a cancer center where nurses do chemotherapy. There are so many things to learn in terms of pathophysiology of patient care. On the one hand, patients who are recuperating, who are coming home from the hospital, and need IV antibiotics in the home, will need teaching on how to take care of themselves. They need to learn about signs and symptoms of emergencies and the teaching is an RN’s responsibility. On the other hand, patients who are terminally ill need an RN to help in pain management. The hospice RN helps in the emotional grieving of the family. The RN is not only a physiological advocate, but also helps in the emotional, physical and social well being of both patient and family.

Q: What certifications do you need to become an RN?

A: After I graduated with an associate degree in nursing at RCC, I took and passed the NCLEX exam. I am actually a licensed Registered Nurse. There are specialized certifications that I can take, like the CCRN (Critical Care RN certification) as a Medical Intensive Care Nurse. I actually took and passed the Med-Surg Certification, thus I am a Medical Surgical Certified Nurse.   

Q: What should a high school graduate look for in a college to become a nurse?

A: I graduated from a local community college, RCC, which has a 99%  NCLEX passing record. I have always believed that a good RN does not depend on which school one graduates from. It is not the school, it is the student. If a person has the heart to be a real nurse, then he/she will be a great nurse.  It takes a lot of compassion, patience, knowledge, and love to be a nurse.  It is sad that many people go into the nursing program because they think it is a lucrative career, but they do not have the compassion and love that nursing requires. Those are the nurses that do not prosper, they are the ones that get burned-out overtime. 

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