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Should I Do Emt-b Or Cna Before Enrolling To Pa School?

Filed in The Category Nursing Assistant Schools

Hi, I am a Junior with a GPA of 3.43.
I plan on applying to PA schools once I graduate. I have no medical experience to date, which is why I plan on taking either a EMT-B or CNA certification program in the summer.
I was wondering which would be a better choice in the eyes of the admission committee? I am leaning towards EMT, because I believe it is more rigorous hands-on work, and allows for more experience.
Your thoughts? Thank you in advance!

What Are The Best Private Student Loan Consolidation Companies?

Filed in The Category Student Loans

I am getting ready to pay back my Sallie Mae student loans and they are expecting me to pay approximately $500 per month for my private loan. The only other alternative they gave me for a lower monthly payment was the Interest Only option, which I have heard is a horrible choice. Given today’s economic condition and the difficulty of college graduates finding jobs, I don’t know how they can expect people like myself to pay $500 per month. Are there any private consolidation companies out there right now that can significantly lower my monthly payment?
Thank you!

How much do you owe in student loans?

Filed in The Category Student Loans

Pharmacy tech or nursing assistant? Help!?

Filed in The Category Nursing Assistant Schools

I only have a GED at the moment.
I don’t plan on going to college or university due to money issues.
But I’m willing to do a class for the profession I choose.

I can’t choose which I would prefer to do, maybe because I don’t know alot about either job.

What exactly would I be doing with each of these jobs?

Which job would take less time to train in?

Hey this is important help me please what certificate program should I do ?Got laid off need to change my LIFE?

Filed in The Category Washington Nursing Schools

Hi people I am 24 years old I live in washington Heights close to the A train, were I can get any place I want in the city by train.I recently got laid off a non profit job were I cannot collect plus I was working for two months.(job was temporary ) I my quest to find a job I have found depression and stress I have not had any luck. I am starting to hate craigslist and I HATE that when I go inside a store they tell me apply online do they even go through the millions of resumes.I have sent my resume out like no lie 600 times No exaggeration I checked my sent messages. Let me get to the point I have a two year old and in a bad relationship as bad as it can get. I only have telephone call center light data entry and receptionist skills. I want to do a quick certificate program and get certified to work a career out. I need this for some stability for now. I was thinking of dental assistant in mandl allied college but I dont know if the school is accredited somebody explained to me that if I go and it is not accredited what ever that means that I will have to do like 1000 hours worth of work before I get certified which sucks. Its takes like 8 months to complete. Then I heard of cnas certified nursing assistants which takes less time to do and I think they get payed less than nursing assistants tho? I heard that you would have to work in a nursing home to make 12 dollars and up but its rare anybody know about quick certificate programs ? or have done any of these any suggestions would be great I would appreciate it. I need something that makes good money like 12 and up starting I want to get an apartment and move out with my sis. sorry for the long paragraphs !

What types of student loans can a person get that allow you to use them how you see fit?

Filed in The Category Student Loans

I am a returning undergraduate student at a tribal college in central Montana. Anyone who has lived in or visited Montana knows that transportation is extremely important. I would like to know the best places to review for student loans which allow a person to spend the money freely and without the cash going to the school first. I am aware of the isues involved in repayment and debt problems of students nationwide. I just really need to have my car up and running again.
Apparently I was misunderstood so I will clarify. This would not be for debt consolidation, nor would it be used to purchase a car. It’s use would be to replace the engine in my car because it’s on it’s last leg. I have parked it due to the knocking in the engine. People have told me that it’s the rods so the engine must either be rebuilt (this process is risky and there is no guarantee that it will fix the problem), get a used engine from a junkyard, (very risky with little to no guarantee that it will last), have the dealership put in a new engine (comes with a waranty and guantees that the car will last me for quite sometime) or purchase a new car (I have already spent alot of money to buy this one and I know what’s wrong with it. This option is out of the question.) I hope that this makes my question more clear.

pregnant what should i go to school for?

Filed in The Category Idaho Nursing Schools

ok so im 27 weeks pregnant.. im taking a course to become a cna in a couple weeks.. but im just wondering… what could i go to school for afterwards being a mother and all.. i was thinking about going for nursing but idk.. plus im in idaho not many colleges here for nursing.. unless i move back to my hometown where all my family is..and more colleges.. although my bf doesnt want to move till we have 20000 saved up and im 18 hes 25 and i really want to start school.. but not sure what to do.. what do you guys recommend something that makes good money i either want to be a nurse or work in a hospital field.. or in an office.. but unsure what to dooooo!!! right now im working at a spa as a receptionist. so what do you guys go to school for that have a kid.. p.s. its me and my bf were not married so i could end up as a single mother if things happen.. which i hope doesnt happen i want to be with him forever!

Which do you think I should follow as a profession after I graduate?

Filed in The Category North Dakota Nursing Schools

Btw I’m in 11th grade and 17 years old, I attend an alternative highschool due to problems with directed classes because of my fast reading skills and quick learning. I also have a problem with ADHD which is medicated but flares up in stressful situations.

I’d just like some input on which would probably be a good option. I come from a low income family and have no money saved up for college. I am good at self paced stuff so I like to learn yes but it depends on the subject. But these are my interests school wise and job wise.

Preferred Classes:
Biology <3
Forensic Science
Family Science
Art (Drawing, Sculpting, etc.)

Preffered Career Proffesions I’ve Looked At:
Vet Tech (I love animals, and biology)
Geneticist (I love genetics, the fact the answer is so logical is something I admire)
Sleep MD (I suffer parasomnia, I like the human mind, it’s so strange and wonderfully unique)
Child Care (I love children, I’m a maternal person. I come from a family of 6, the chaoticness is something I’m used to)
Art Teacher, Artist (I adore art and I have a pretty good skill for it, I hear praise often from teachers on my works. I hear the term starving artist too much to want to follow this logically.)
Author (Side job, I love to write, I read often.)
Paleontologist (My brother has instilled in me a love for dinosaurs, I’ve watched multiple history shows with him on such. The fact that there is a lot to be found and learned upon the extinct inhabitants of our early world interests me)
General Doctor (I like to help people, a nurse would even be fine for me. But I have a huge anxiety with needles, which makes me afraid to go into a medical proffession)
Special Ed Helper/Teacher (My youngest brother underwent severe abdomenal surgery at 3 months, his motor skills are behind and I enjoy working with him and helping him. Since this has impaired his motor function development he has been kept behind in school, I love teaching him and working with him on learning things such as the alphabet and various life lessons)
Preschool teacher/ Kindergarten (I like kids as said before, I believe that the younger kids of our generation will one day find the cures to our more serious ailments and help find things to fix our dieing ecosystem with the right push.)

So yeah, I know I’m a dreamer. What do you guys think? I worry about money for college on these proffessions, I know I can get a loan but I worry I won’t be able to pay it off, that I won’t succeed. I know this is my anxiety speaking but still. I’m fearful for my future in this way, any input and/or experience in these positions would be helpful. I know you guys don’t know me personally but I would like help at what options would be better acheived to someone of my standing. I live in the great state of North Dakota and do not want to travel far to acheive my goals in life.

How do you go about becoming a midwife?

Filed in The Category Hospital Based Nursing Schools

I have no prior nursing qualifications and I live in Wales in the U.K.

This is something I have always wanted to do, but am in the dark as to how you go about it. I am almost 25, the reason I say this is incase you thought I was a school leaver.

I would also like to know:

How long it can take,
How much I would have to pay and
What is the regular pay for a hospital based / community based midwife.


I would like to go to college to become a nurse and then become a Physician Assistant while in the Navy…?

Filed in The Category Hospital Based Nursing Schools

I’m about to go into active duty with the navy and after bootcamp and A school I want to go to college to become a nurse then possibly further my education and become a PA, would this be too difficult to handle while on active duty? My job in the navy is a hospital corpsman, would this help prepare me for nursing or PA? And can I pick any college near my base to attend or will the Navy decide that for me?
Thanks for the answers =)

Nursing salary question?

Filed in The Category Hospital Based Nursing Schools

I am in college for nursing, I was wondering is there a such job as just nursing fro gynecology ? and if so how much is their salary starting out hourly and yearly? What is the base RN salary with a BSN degree for 1st year starters in a hospital, or office setting. in hourly pay and yearly pay.

Thank you

Which Company Has The Best Student Loan Consolidation Rates?

Filed in The Category Student Loans

I have a subsidized student loan in the amount of $11,460.55, does anyone know the names of specific companies that have the best consolidation rates at this time? What are those rates?

Are These Universities Good If I Would Like To Get A Bs In Nursing ( 4 Year Degree)?

Filed in The Category Illinois Nursing Schools

I am a high school junior and I am considering colleges I would like to attend. I’ve been trying to think of some good schools in NY for nursing (undergraduate) but I can only think of nyu, columbia and University of rochester. Syracuse university no longer has a nursing program. I am also considering out of state schools such as UCLA, UPENN, university of georgia, unc chapel hill, john hopkins university, UVA, university of texas austin, university of michigan ann harbor, and university of illinois chicago. i would like to go to a school in an urban/city setting or somewhere near the city if possible. I also don’t know whether the schools I listed are associated with hospitals or medical centers. if you could tell me that would be great because it would lay alot of impact on my decison. Could you also point out to me which schools I should definitely consider? Thank you

What Grade Level Would You Guess This Essay Is? Could You Leave Comments And Suggestions? (it’s Long)?

Filed in The Category Oregon Nursing Schools

It would be unreasonable for me to say that there was a single person who hasn’t changed my life in the slightest. I believe that our lives are all intertwined and with the loss of anyone, things run a little differently than they would otherwise. However, people do hold influence in our lives at different degrees and to deny that this particular person has made such an impact would be an utter lie. Without this lady’s influence in my life, I would be a lesser person. Without my grandma, I could believe I wouldn’t be attending college. The person who has greatly changed my life for the better is my grandmother, Helen Frost.
Every few years I took the trip up to Oregon to stay with my grandparents. Especially when I was a young child, I hated having to leave my mom and sister in California. But looking back on my years with my grandparents, I am grateful. I am grateful for the things they have done for me and for the generous amount of time they spent with me. I matured greatly in their home.
My grandma became a close friend. I hold dearly in my memories the moments we spent in the kitchen chatting. Often, I would return from school to find a warm plate of dinner waiting for me on the counter. She would sit down as I ate and ask me about my day. The talk would soon transform into one of deep conversation, mostly about topics discussed in class. She has such a wisdom that comes with her years’ experience. She speaks with such confidence, in a way that convinces. I listen. When I speak, she considers what I have to say. I didn’t feel like a young teenager when I discussed issues with her. She told me of incidents in her past that even her daughters weren’t aware of. I confided in her; she confided in me.
I reminisce about her care for me when I was ill. I greatly miss her when I remember these incidents. When I would lie in bed whining endlessly about how I didn’t feel well, she would sit by my side. As a young kid, she would pull out one of my favorite stories and read to me. She always said that it made her feel horrible to see me sick. She always claimed to have acquired a tummy ache. I trusted her advice wholeheartedly and did exactly as she said. Sure enough, my illness would be gone within a short matter of time. To this day, I call her up with health concerns. She will always be my favorite nurse.
Honestly, I am not sure whether or not I would be in college if I hadn’t had her guidance in academics growing up. She had wanted to be a teacher growing up and certainly expressed her interest in the area when I was young. After school, she would turn down all invitations I had to play with the neighbors. I couldn’t play until after my schoolwork was finished. She would sit down with me at the table and go over everything we discussed in class that day. When my homework was finished, she would assign some of her own. She had me filling out times tables and rewriting assignments until my handwriting was legible. Soon, I was at the top of my class. Each year I spent with my grandparents, I received A’s in class. She wouldn’t let my habit of procrastination drop my grades. I was always sent to do my homework straightaway. I’m glad to have had that extra push. It is exactly what I needed.
My grandmother has been an important figure in my life. In this web of lives that influence the outcome of my own, her thread is among the strongest. She was there for me when I needed it. She taught me what I needed to know. I grew with each moment I spent with her. I appreciate each moment I spend with her. She will always be the one who shaped me into the greatness that I am today.

Going Back To School To Be A Nurse?

Filed in The Category Wisconsin Nursing Schools

I am currently working as a Graphic Designer and hold a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. I realized after three years of working that sitting at a desk is not the ideal job for me. I am looking for a more hands on, intense job and have always had an interest in Nursing. How can I go back to school and work enough to support me? Does anyone have any suggestions as how to go about it? And how long would it take?

What Are The Top 5-10 Nursing Schools In The Us? Why Are They Considered The Best?

Filed in The Category Best Nursing Schools 2011

I want to major in Nursing in college and maybe become a nurse practitioner.

How Do I Start A Nursing Assistant Training Center/school?

Filed in The Category Nursing Assistant Schools

am an RN/BSN need to know how to go establish this kind of business.

How Is The Nursing School At The University Of Miami? How Is The School At Florida International University?

Filed in The Category Florida Nursing Schools

Which one is a better program? Pros and cons to both? Any info from current students and former students from both schools would be appreciated. Thanks

So, What (if Any) Emotion Does This Evoke In You?

Filed in The Category Oklahoma Nursing Schools

yes, us people are just poems
we’re 90% metaphor, with a leanness of meaning
approaching hyper-distillation
and once upon a time
we were moonshine, rushing down the throat of a giraffe
yes, rushing down the long hallway
despite what the p.a. announcement says
yes, rushing down the long stairs
with the whiskey of eternity, fermented and distilled
burning down our throats
down the hall
down the stairs
in a building so tall, that it will always be there
yes, it’s part of a pair there on the bow of noah’s ark
the most prestigious couple
just kickin back parked
against a perfectly blue sky
on a morning beatific in its indian summer breeze
on the day that america
fell to its knees, after strutting around for a century
without saying thank you
or please
and the shock was subsonic, and the smoke was deafening
between the setup and the punch line
cuz we were all on time for work that day
we all boarded that plane for to fly
and then while the fires were raging
we all climbed up on the windowsill
and then we all held hands
and jumped into the sky
and every borough looked up when it heard the first blast
and then every dumb action movie was summarily surpassed
and the exodus uptown by foot and motorcar
looked more like war than anything i’ve seen so far
so fierce and ingenious
a poetic specter so far gone
that every jackass newscaster was struck dumb and stumbling
over ‘oh my god’ and ‘this is unbelievable’ and on and on
and i’ll tell you what, while we’re at it
you can keep the pentagon, keep the propaganda
keep each and every tv, that’s been trying to convince me
to participate
in some prep school punk’s plan to perpetuate retribution
even as the blue toxic smoke of our lesson in retribution
is still hanging in the air
and there’s ash on our shoes
and there’s ash in our hair
and there’s a fine silt on every mantle
from hell’s kitchen to brooklyn
and the streets are full of stories, sudden twists and near misses
and soon every open bar is crammed to the rafters
with tales of narrowly averted disasters
and the whiskey is flowin
like never before
as all over the country
folks just shake their heads, and pour
so here’s a toast to all the folks who live in palestine
el salvador
here’s a toast to the folks living on the pine ridge reservation
under the stone cold gaze of mt. rushmore
here’s a toast to all those nurses and doctors
who daily provide women with a choice
who stand down a threat the size of oklahoma city
just to listen to a young woman’s voice
here’s a toast to all the folks on death row right now
awaiting the executioner’s guillotine
who are shackled there with dread and can only escape into their heads
to find peace in the form of a dream
cuz take away our playstations
and we are a third world nation
under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
who stole the oval office and that phony election
i mean
it don’t take a weatherman
to look around and see the weather
jeb said he’d deliver florida, folks
and boy did he ever
and we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 george w. bush is not president
#2 america is not a true democracy
#3 the media is not fooling me
cuz i am a poem heeding hyper-distillation
i’ve got no room for a lie so verbose
i’m looking out over my whole human family
and i’m raising my glass in a toast
here’s to our last drink of fossil fuels
let us vow to get off of this sauce
shoo away the swarms of commuter planes
and find that train ticket we lost
cuz once upon a time the line followed the river
and peeked into all the backyards, and the laundry was waving
the graffiti was teasing us
from brick walls and bridges
we were rolling over ridges ,through valleys
under stars
i dream of touring like duke ellington
in my own railroad car
i dream of waiting on the tall blonde wooden benches, in a grand station aglow with grace
and then standing out on the platform
and feeling the air on my face
give back the night its distant whistle
give the darkness back its soul
give the big oil companies the finger finally
and relearn how to rock-n-roll
yes, the lessons are all around us and a change is waiting there
so it’s time to pick through the rubble, clean the streets
and clear the air
get our government to pull its big dick out of the sand
of someone else’s desert
put it back in its pants, and quit the hypocritical chants of
freedom forever : )

I have a degree BS biology & resident of south carolina. what do i need to do to become a nursing home adm?

Filed in The Category South Carolina Nursing Schools

I want to open a nursing home (skilled) and I have a degree in biology and minor in chemistry.I want to open my skilled nursing facility maybe 88 beds to start, where could I get funding to build a nursing home? If I already have a degree what do I need to do to obtain a nursing home administrator license? I really want this for south carolina what do I need to do? Please give me any information.

Safe places to live in Denver ?

Filed in The Category Colorado Nursing Schools

Hi all, In spring of next year i will be moving from Colorado Springs to Denver for nursing school. The school i’ll be attending is located in Aurora but i hear that Aurora is not the best place to live due to crime and such. The problem i’m having is that I will only be working part time while i go to school and my wife full time so we cannot afford to live in really expensive apartments. I was looking into the Littleton area because its relatively close to Aurora but to be honest i don’t know much about any area of Denver to make a solid choice as to where i want to stay. If anybody knows of a decent area with fair-priced apartments please chime in ! Thank you !

Paramedic vs Registered Nurse?

Filed in The Category Canadian Nursing Schools

I’ve considered both careers, here in Toronto, Ontario , the wages would be similar, /hr+ to start.

For paramedic the school would only be 2 years and it’s kind of hard to land a job after

Registered Nurse would be 4 years and there are more jobs available

My REAL passion is traveling, and I think that RN’s are needed overseas, in many countries, where as Canadian paramedics can only get a job in US or Saudi Arabia

I would enjoy helping people in both careers. I would enjoy the rush from the job of Paramedic but I don’t know if I’d get the same rush from being a nurse.

SOOOOOOOO my question is: is Registered Nurse a boring job and how easy is it to be employed overseas ?

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