? for those of you who are RNs

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/21/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in a never ending search to find a job that fits with my experience.  I have often thought about becoming a case management nurse for an insurance company - maybe even the one I work for now!  If I have a BS degree in a completed unrelated field, a lot of medical experience as far as researching cost and care, terminology and results studies....what am I looking at to get my RN.  How many years?  How much clinical and course work?  I am trying to figure out a time frame.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


LynnRN
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   Posted 2/21/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Alot of your classes from your BS will count,you will have to find a nursing program,you could get an associates in 2-3 years at a cpmmunity college. The hours for the case managers are awesome at the hospital that I work at,they work M-F,8A-4:30P,and take like one weekend call a month,much better than us floor nurses,atgghhh,I complain,but being a Pediatric nurse is the only job I could imagine,love those kiddos :-)

Good luck,and I will help you in anyway I can.

 

Oh,the coarse work...normally 1-2 lectures a week,and 1-2 clinicals a week,alot of colleges offer evening/weekend options now.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/21/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Habs- are you in Mass? If so my friend just finished a Nursing program specifically for people with an unrelated batchelors degree. She had one in fashion business. I think for her to get her RN it was 2 years (given all her transferred credits) and I belive she is doing another year to get her NP.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/22/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. Fitzy I am in Western NY. I did not realize 2 years was possible. It's too long to get into the job at my current company, but I already sorft of knew that.
Lynn...how much clinical time is required? I was wondering if I would have to give up working to fit in course work. I can't afford to do that.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


LynnRN
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   Posted 2/23/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I worked all through nursing school. My clinicals were two days a week,plus two lectures a week. It's hard to work and go to school,but well worth it in the end :-)   I know at the hospital where I work,we try to work around the nursing students schedule,most of the students get there nursing assistant certificate,alot of community colleges and nursing homes offer this course. It's not a very long course,I think just a few months.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/23/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,
You have a BSN so you should not have to repeat any of the required general education classes.  Most community colleges would give you credit for your general eds and you could enter a 2 year ADN but depending on what you want to do with the RN degree.  Management jobs for RN's required BSN in the big facilities.

The opportunities are unlimited.  Try this link..........it is for nurses as well as students and you can get all kinds of info re careers and education requirements.

http://allnurses.com/

Take Care,
Kitt


 
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