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  • Undergraduate Programs
    • BSN Nursing
    • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) – Boston Campus
    • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) – Charlotte Campus
    • Online RN to BSN
  • Master’s / Specialties / CAGS
    • Direct Entry Nursing (MS)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (MS)
    • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
  • Master’s / Specialties / CAGS
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MS, CAGS)
    • Nurse Anesthesia (MS, CAGS)
    • United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (DNP)
    • Nursing Administration (MS)
    • MS / MBA Nursing Program
  • Doctoral Programs
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

Undergraduate Programs

Master’s / Specialties / CAGS

Master’s / Specialties / CAGS

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Boston Campus

Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) is a blended 16-month, full-time program that combines online didactic coursework and hands-on learning experiences. Students work closely with nursing faculty to master the core skills necessary to excel in the nursing profession as a registered nurse. The program also prepares students to successfully take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Curriculum

The ABSN curriculum includes 67 credits of undergraduate coursework taken across 4 semesters. The majority of these credits are completed online through an e-learning platform that allows students to listen to lectures, submit assignments, complete interactive learning modules, and engage in discussion with faculty and classmates. Hands-on experience is achieved with a variety of clinical rotations and experiences in a skills and simulation laboratory.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C or higher to begin the program. Science prerequisites (microbiology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology ) must have been completed within the last 10 years. Non-science courses include statistics, developmental psychology, nutrition and a social science course.

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement in response to the questions outlined in the Personal Statement link. and upload a brief video (no more than 2 minutes in length) addressing specific questions as outlined in the video directions link.

The goal statement and video provide the School of Nursing a glimpse of the applicant s personality and passion for nursing beyond what the written application can demonstrate.

Admissions Checklist

Click each required application item for more information.

Degree Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university.

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or Better

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or Better

Applicants are required to have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Official Test Scores

Official Test Scores

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for all applicants who do not hold undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. #3629 college code. The required iBT TOEFL score is 100

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) scores are required for all applicants. The required score must be “Proficient” or higher.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from professional references, one of which must be from an academic reference.

Personal Statement

  1. What is your current career and why do you wish to transition to a career in nursing at this point in your life?
  2. Describe how you plan to handle the return to school and the demands of full-time study.
  3. What characteristics do you believe you possess that will make you a good nurse and student leader? Provide an example of when you believe you demonstrated leadership qualities.

Video Criteria

  1. What qualities or experience do you have that make you a good candidate for the Northeastern University ABSN program?
  2. How will you balance the commitments of the accelerated program and return to school with the other demands in your life?

Video Directions

  • Video must be no more than 2 minutes in length. Applicant’s face must be visible throughout the video. Lighting and appropriate dress for a professional appearance is recommended.
  • Applicants should create the video and place a hyperlink to the video in their goal statement (see directions below).
    • YouTube instructions for applicants
    • Vimeo instructions for applicants
  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own accounts on these services, as well as adjusting the privacy settings to “unlisted” (if they choose).
    • YouTube privacy settings instructions
    • Vimeo privacy settings instructions

Experiential Learning

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing has an extensive network of clinical affiliations at health centers, major teaching and community hospitals and clinics that allow students to engage in clinical experiences covering a wide range of nursing specialties that include adult health, obstetrics and women s health. pediatrics, behavioral and mental health, public health, and management and leadership.

For more information about the program, call 888.206.6004 or click the learn button to visit the program-specific website.





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Regis Playford

Regis Playford

1 Wilton Street Davoren Park South Australia 5113

Overview

Set in Adelaide s northern suburbs only 20-minutes to the Barossa Valley and close to the Elizabeth and Munno Para Shopping Centres, Regis Playford aged care facility offers a peaceful setting amongst a welcoming community.

Featuring landscaped garden courtyards with meandering walkways, a large gazebo, a resident gym and a chapel, Playford has a lively activity program to suit all.

Like all Regis aged care facilities, Playford delivers innovative aged care services ageing-in-place, dementia care and palliative care. Everything we do is aimed at living well. As an example, our unique Mosaic system is a discreet way of monitoring care needs whilst focusing on personal interests.

We’re passionate about residents enjoying their favourite pastimes, participating in new activities and forming new friendships. Regis creates a personalised aged care lifestyle program (called PIEC S) for each resident and encourages the whole family to be involved.

Finally we believe that fabulous food is central to life. Eating is a wonderful social event and good nutrition underpins good health. Our menus are superb and we cook fresh on site.

All 125 rooms are single with en suites and individually controlled air conditioning, some with views of the gardens.

Features

Click on the items above to learn more about features and care types.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD), a daily payment (DAP), or a combination of both. A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly. Please call to discuss how this works.

SUPPORTED RESIDENTS

Limited number of supported beds available (based on eligibility).

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Combination Costs Calculator

To calculate the Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) enter the Refundable Deposit (RAD) you have available and click “Calculate”

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Space for
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Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) up to a maximum value of

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*Additional charges may apply.

Combination Costs Calculator

To calculate the Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) enter the Refundable Deposit (RAD) you have available and click “Calculate”

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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy #rti #nwea #aimsweb #rit #scores #remediation #tutoring #research-based

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Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources about dozens of topics

Newsletter. Subscribe to the free, weekly Special Ed Advocate.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find Wrightslaw Summer School 2017, Session 2. Summer School is a four week series of self-study readings, written assignments, and maybe even a quiz or two, that will help you prepare for the next school year. When you complete the series, you’ll get a certificate for a job well done! This week – parents must learn how to design accurate and up-to-date Present Levels. Learn why parent input is so important during this part of developing the IEP. Download the Present Levels Checklist.

Special Education Legal News

Breaking News! – On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court in Endrew v. Douglas County unanimously rejects the de minimis standard (read the Decision ) for one that is markedly more demanding than the ‘merely more than de minimis’ test applied by the 10th Circuit. In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts says a student offered an educational program providing merely more than de minimis progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all.” Click here to see Pete’s discussion and analysis of the SCOTUS decision.

Breaking News! – On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision for child and parents in Fry v. Napoleon. On October 31, 2016 after Oral Argument, Pete met the Fry family. For our discussion about the case, click here.

**New!M.C. v. Antelope Valley Union School District . ** First Court of Appeals decision since the Supreme Court issued the decision in Endrew F. The M.C. v. Antelope Valley will be a Wrightslaw 2017 Case of the Year.

Judge Neil Gorsuch: Nominee for the Supreme Court by Pete Wright. Predicting that Judge Gorsuch would likely be the nominee, Pete looked at his record in special education cases.

OCR Section 504 Guidance The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance (re: discrimination, restraint and seclusion, charter schools) about interpreting and enforcing federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. Guidance clarifies the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.

You are Invited to visit the Wrightslaw Way Blog. Help us create a unique online community. Recent posts and comments below.

Hot Topics in Special Education Law Advocacy

Guidance on FAPE – IEP Goals Must Be Aligned with Grade Level State Academic Content Standards **
If a child is performing below grade level, the child needs to receive specialized instruction; IEP team needs to develop annual goals to close the gap. (Policy Guidance from OSERS, 11/16/15)

Guidance Publication on Educating Students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia The USDOE issued guidance about the need to address the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia and the legal requirements for ensuring that these students receive a high-quality education. Please make copies and share!

Cool Tool! IEP Pop-Up – IEP Pop-Up: Resolving Disputes teaches strategies to resolve disagreements, steps to take if you disagree, and options you have if unable to resolve your dispute.

* New to Wrightslaw? * In this short video, Pete Wright gives you a tour of Wrightslaw and shows you how to find answers to questions.

Sound Familiar? Charles wrote, All of this is new. I’m overwhelmed. Where do I start? In Game Plan for New Parents. we give you a checklist of what you need to do tomorrow, next week, next year.

Listen and Watch Pete’s video about the case AC v. Shelby County. In April 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision about retaliation against a child with Type 1 diabetes. The case focused on false allegations of child abuse by the school principal.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Signed December 10, 2015 – (391 pages in PDF), click here to download

Law School Exam – Give it a try. Take the Final Exam that Pete and Pam administered to their students at the William Mary School of Law. To see one of their students during oral argument in an LRE case, click here.

2017 Institute of Special Education Law Advocacy (ISEA) July 30 – August 4, 2017. Registration is open.
Find conference details and download the application. Applications will be considered on rolling basis bi-monthly, from February 1, 2017-July 15, 2017. Highlights from ISEA 2016 .View the Slideshow – ISEA 2016 .

Books, Training Downloads, DVDs Websites

For a year and a half, Pete and Pam Wright were Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and assisted in creating the Law School’s Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William and Mary Law School Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O’Connor.

Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments (ISBN: 978-1-892320-23-0, 200 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Melissa Farrall.

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Programs – Understanding Your Childs Test Scores (1.5 hrs) and Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training (6.5 hrs).

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015 (ISBN: 978-1-892320-37-7, 104 pages) available in two formats, as an immediate PDF download. Print copy is available from Amazon.

Pete and Pam built several websites to help parents of children with disabilities in their quest for quality special education programs.

Fetaweb.com. the companion website to Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, has advocacy information and resources to supplement the FETA book.

IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw provides current information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Learn about new requirements for IEPs, IEP teams, IEP meetings, eligibility, evaluations, eligibility for specific learning disabilities, child find, reevaluations, parental consent, accommodations, alternate assessments, transition, and more.

No Child Left Behind at Wrightslaw offers accurate, up-to-date information about the No Child Left Behind Act – research-based instruction, proficiency testing, parent involvement, tutoring and supplemental educational services, highly qualified teachers, and public school choice.

At the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities. you’ll find listings for educational consultants, advocates, advisors, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, and attorneys. You’ll also find government programs, grassroots organizations, disability organizations, legal and advocacy resources, special education schools, and parent support groups.

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Medical Assisting #medical #assisting,medical #assisting #program,medical #assistant,medical #assistants,duties #of #medical #assistants,entry-level #medical #assistant,courses #in

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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program covers the basic knowledge and skills required to become an entry-level Medical Assistant including foundational courses in Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. This program is offered in both hybrid training (a combination of online distance education and on-campus training) and 100% on-campus formats; program formats vary by location. The program prepares students for Medical Assisting positions that are either clinical or administrative in nature. Students complete coursework in clinical procedures such as phlebotomy, EKG and lab procedures and in administrative areas such as computers and medical office procedures. The program also contains a clinical externship which is completed in an outside medical facility. Upon completion, graduates will have the entry-level skills of a Medical Assistant and be qualified to interview for positions in a variety of healthcare facilities. Read more about the Medical Assisting program in the catalog by clicking on the location you’re interested in from the menu above, and downloading a copy.

Call us today at 888-387-5260 or contact us and we ll send you more information.

What you ll do as a Medical Assistant

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. They should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually are generalists, handling both administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators.

Clinical duties vary according to State law and include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. Medical assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.

Medical assistants also may arrange examining room instruments and equipment, purchase and maintain supplies and equipment, and keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean.

Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, read more here for our Margate campus and here for our Clifton and Toms River, NJ and West Hartford, CT campuses .





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Online Chemistry Bachelor s Degree Program Information #online #bachelors #degree #in #science, #online #chemistry

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Online Chemistry Bachelor s Degree Program Information

Research online chemistry bachelor degree programs. Find out what you can learn in these programs and what you’ll need in order to participate in online learning to determine if it’s right for you.

Essential Information

Online programs in chemistry at the undergraduate level are very uncommon because the study of chemistry requires extensive work in a laboratory. Even though there are limited online options in chemistry, some basic undergraduate chemistry classes may be taken online and certain programs, such as training to become a high school chemistry teacher, are available remotely. Students might also earn a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering through distance learning. Individuals can find classes in general chemistry, science and technology, biochemistry, laboratory science and organic chemistry.

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry

An online chemistry program can be designed for someone who has worked in a chemical field and wishes to return to school for teacher certification. Online chemistry classes usually cover a general survey of chemistry and chemistry concepts and may sometimes be used to complete a physical science requirement for another degree.

Learning Environment

A bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete. Online programs are usually tied to the college’s academic calendar. Some programs are done at the student’s convenience, while others might require the student to be available at a specific time.

There have been some unique programs where students are encouraged to perform chemical experiments at home using basic household ingredients. Students might have to access videos and conduct sequential experiments. Most chemistry degree programs require multiple math classes, including calculus.

Common Coursework

General Chemistry

This is a survey type class that includes material on topics like atoms and molecules, properties of gases and fundamental concepts of chemistry. Students might be required to do simple experiments at home and report back on what happens using specified measurement techniques.

Introduction to Biochemistry

This course covers the chemical aspects of biological processes. Students might learn about the structure of DNA or how glucose is related to diabetes.

Instrumental Analysis

In this class, students learn about instrumental methods. Topics like measuring UV light, or magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electrochemistry might be included.

Analytical Chemistry

This class introduces students to methods of quantitative analysis. Using instrumental methodologies, students learn the underlying principles of the measurement of chemical substances.

Career Information for Graduates

A bachelor’s degree in chemistry provides an education with many different possible career paths. As a rule, for most jobs, the bachelor’s degree is the minimum degree required; in many cases, companies might require a master’s or doctoral degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ), becoming a chemist does not provide a fast-growth career path. It is expected to grow only at the rate of 3% over the 2014-2024 decade. The median annual wage for someone working as a chemist was $71,260 as of May 2015.

It’s difficult to find undergraduate degrees in chemistry that are available fully online, though some programs might offer a handful of courses via distance education. Alternatives include online chemical engineering bachelor’s degree programs as well as chemistry programs designed to prepare students for teacher certification.





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Which RN program (full-time) to choose in the East Bay area #bachelor, #college, #degree,

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Which RN program (full-time) to choose in the East Bay area

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I’m an East Bay local also looking into RN programs. I’m looking at your list as well as Ohlone and Modesto. Chabot has expanded their program to allow for ten more students at the Las Positas campus. Also, the south bay programs are accessible via the ACE train. I’m volunteering at Valleycare to get a feel for nursing. Any idea what the wages are like?

Hi Lizz and turbohound !

Thanks for your messages.

You mention Ohlone college, which I visited. It’s a beautiful campus, but a little far away for me. I don’t know Modesto. Chabot college I heard is a very good college. I don’t know what the wages are like unfortunately, but you may want to post a new thread asking that question.

I’ve just been admitted to San Francisco State University, so I’ve decided that’s where I’m going to go. I’m excited! I was not sure whether to get a BSN or an ADN, because I’m already 46; but I think SFSU is a very attractive place, although a little far away. CAL-State Hayward is closer to my home, but they’re only going to give their answers in mid-June or July, and students at my colleges (Peralta) mentioned that SFSU is a very neat place and that this is what I should choose.

I was thinking earlier that CAL-State Hayward might be better, because they have a higher passing rate at the NCLEX exam, but someone told me that the reason is that they require their students to have an exam at their university first, before trying the Board State exam. I think CAL-State Hayward is a very good university nevertheless. Contra Costa College seems to be pretty high on the list of success at NCLEX exam too. They did not admit me, because they had some prerequisites I did not meet like two courses in physical education and child development. I was admitted at Merritt college, but heard that their present ADN program is too tough. A student told me that only 17 students are now left in the second year of their ADN program.

Thanks for responding

I got my MBA at Hayward, so I don’t want to do another long program. I’m looking at ADN programs due to my age (38). That’s so cool that you’ve been accepted. I’m so jealous. Maybe I’ll see you at Valleycare in Livermore sometime.

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Hi Lizz and turbohound !

Thanks for your messages.

You mention Ohlone college, which I visited. It’s a beautiful campus, but a little far away for me. I don’t know Modesto. Chabot college I heard is a very good college. I don’t know what the wages are like unfortunately, but you may want to post a new thread asking that question.

I’ve just been admitted to San Francisco State University, so I’ve decided that’s where I’m going to go. I’m excited! I was not sure whether to get a BSN or an ADN, because I’m already 46; but I think SFSU is a very attractive place, although a little far away. CAL-State Hayward is closer to my home, but they’re only going to give their answers in mid-June or July, and students at my colleges (Peralta) mentioned that SFSU is a very neat place and that this is what I should choose.

I was thinking earlier that CAL-State Hayward might be better, because they have a higher passing rate at the NCLEX exam, but someone told me that the reason is that they require their students to have an exam at their university first, before trying the Board State exam. I think CAL-State Hayward is a very good university nevertheless. Contra Costa College seems to be pretty high on the list of success at NCLEX exam too. They did not admit me, because they had some prerequisites I did not meet like two courses in physical education and child development. I was admitted at Merritt college, but heard that their present ADN program is too tough. A student told me that only 17 students are now left in the second year of their ADN program.

Thanks for responding

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I got my MBA at Hayward, so I don’t want to do another long program. I’m looking at ADN programs due to my age (38). That’s so cool that you’ve been accepted. I’m so jealous. Maybe I’ll see you at Valleycare in Livermore sometime.

An MBA, that’s pretty good! If I had one, I think I would go for the nurse practitioner program directly, which is two years like the ADN program. Because you already have a masters degree, I am afraid that SFSU or CAL-State Hayward (?) would not let you apply for another masters degree in nursing. You could always ask if you thought that was a good idea for you. You could apply to Samuel Merritt though. They are expensive, but I was told they’re a very good school, and Kaiser and West Catholic Hospital (I’m not sure what the name is) would reimburse students for their loans.

If you’re unsure, you could apply for both ADN and Master programs (have you thought of physician’s assistant at Stanford/Foothill college, and Samuel Merritt). It’s also a 2 years program.

I forgot to mention in my previous e-mail that Chabot college (ADN program) selects students through a lottery at the end of April (need to apply in January).

All the best to you in your endeavors!

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An MBA, that’s pretty good! If I had one, I think I would go for the nurse practitioner program directly, which is two years like the ADN program. Because you already have a masters degree, I am afraid that SFSU or CAL-State Hayward (?) would not let you apply for another masters degree in nursing. You could always ask if you thought that was a good idea for you. You could apply to Samuel Merritt though. They are expensive, but I was told they’re a very good school, and Kaiser and West Catholic Hospital (I’m not sure what the name is) would reimburse students for their loans.

If you’re unsure, you could apply for both ADN and Master programs (have you thought of physician’s assistant at Stanford/Foothill college, and Samuel Merritt). It’s also a 2 years program.

I forgot to mention in my previous e-mail that Chabot college (ADN program) selects students through a lottery at the end of April (need to apply in January).

All the best to you in your endeavors!

An MBA is not a Master’s degree in nursing, so you would be able to get an MSN. They are not related to each other in any way. Hope that this helps.

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sorry about resurecting this old thread but i’m considering moving to the sf area, i am an lpn wanting to fastrack. are there long waiting list for the various fastrack or just general asn/adn programs in sf?

the next rn adn program that starts the soonest for which you could apply is at the city college in san francisco. www.ccsf.edu/
you have to go there on the first day that you are allowed to apply (sometimes in august) – you could go now and get all the info. their 2 year program starts in january 2005. you most likely won’t be able to get any info by phone or to register for nursing by mail either.

for other adn programs, i heard that college of marin is good www.marin .cc.ca.us/
. as well as chabot college in hayward chabot web.clpccd.cc.ca.us/
chabot does a lottery however to select qualified applicants, and they rejected me, because i was not a in-district resident (i think they made a mistake); but they accepted someone else who leaves in alameda.

and contra costa college in san pablo www.contracosta .cc.ca.us

from all the things i heard, and their results at the nclex exams, i do not recommend merritt college in oakland (not to confuse with samuel merritt in oakland, which is a good program).

these may not be the fastest program in your situation, because you say you’re already an lpn; so i don’t know what programs are available in your situation. i believe that for bachelor degrees in nursing, there are faster programs for lpn, so it may be worth it to apply to bachelor programs.

samuel merritt in oakland www.samuelmerritt .edu may still accept applications for the fall 2004, and may have a special program for lpn, i don’t know. samuel merritt is associated with holy names college in oakland, or st mary’s college in moraga where you’d have to take some general education classes (you don’t have to be catholic.) they’re expensive, but good, and i heard that several employers, incl. kaiser and a hospital with a catholic name (catholic west or something like that) offer to reimburse education loans when they hire.

you may also want to check what kind of programs ucsf in san francisco has for lpns at nurseweb.ucsf .edu they’re also expensive, but apparently very good.

the other bachelor in nursing programs that i know are at san francisco state university, where i have been accepted. www.sfsu.edu
and csu hayward www.csuhayward.edu (there is a pre-entrance nln exam to take).

when you apply, make sure to fill out two applications one for the school, and one for the nursing program.

if anyone studied nursing at hayward university or san francisco state university, i’d be interested to know if they liked it or not, and why.

for more info on nursing programs in california, you can go to:





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Nurse Practitioner Programs in Texas: Facts – Figures #nurse #practitioner #program #texas

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Nurse Practitioner Programs in Texas: Facts Figures

Texas is the largest of the contiguous United States, and has the second largest population, so it is logical that there are many, many jobs for registered nurses (RNs) there. Because of its geographic size, though, the state is divided into many metropolitan areas, and has lots of less populous rural communities as well. There are plenty of opportunities for nurse practitioners in Texas, but the pay differs widely between the major cities and the smaller towns. The Texas Board of Nursing handles all licensure needs for the state, and nurses wishing to practice there may apply for the following types of license:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, such as Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, and Clinical Nursing Specialists.
  • Licensed Vocational or Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurse’s Assistants and Aides

Nursing Licensure in Texas

Texas is a member-state of the Nurse Licensure Compact. which means that nurses with a license in another Compact state can practice without re-applying. Nursing students applying for their first license in Texas must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Submit an online or paper application with proof of completed nursing education and the required number of clinical practice hours or contact hours.
  • Submit your fingerprints for verification (you may or may not be required to do this, depending on the type of license you apply for and whether it is your first time applying.)
  • Prove you have met the continuing education requirements, if you are renewing your license, or present proof of completion of nursing education, if this is your first time. Texas requires renewing nurses to prove that they have completed 20 contact hours of continuing education during the past two years to be eligible for license renewal.
  • Average Nursing Salaries in Texas

    All salary data is as of May, 2011.

    The mean annual wage of RNs in Texas is $67,580, but there are areas of the state where mean RN wages jump above $70,000, as well as areas that dip to around $55,000. The range of wages may be the result of Texas enormous size and population. The table below compares mean annual wages for RNs in various metropolitan areas of Texas to the state and national mean wages for the occupation. All data provided by The Bureau of Labor Statistics .





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    The Best Online Journalism Schools: List of Universities

    A journalism program may focus on written journalism, broadcast journalism or other key aspects of modern day journalism. A small number of universities in the U.S. have journalism programs that can be completed online. Get ranking information and program details for the best schools with online journalism programs.

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    Although programs are relatively uncommon, students can find schools that offer undergraduate and graduate-level training programs in journalism online. These programs are ideal for students with scheduling constraints who are seeking the flexibility of an online education.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Photojournalism
    • Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism

    School Overviews

    Three of the best schools for studying journalism online are the University of Massachusetts (UMass) – Amherst, the University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Each of these schools earned a high ranking from U.S. News World Report for 2017.

    University of Massachusetts – Amherst in Amherst, MA

    School Highlight: Named a Program of Excellence by the national University Continuing Education Association.

    UMass – Amherst was ranked 74th among national universities in 2017 by U.S. News World Report. UMass – Amherst offers an online bachelor’s degree with a concentration in journalism studies through its distance learning program. The online program includes coursework in digital journalism, online research, sports and travel writing, war reporting and interviewing skills.

    University of Missouri in Columbia, MO

    School Highlight: The Missouri School of Journalism at MU was the world’s first journalism school and remains one of the best known.

    MU’s distance learning graduate program in journalism is directed toward professionals with at least three years of journalistic experience and offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Journalism. Students of the 37-credit-hour program can select from 4 areas of concentration, including: Online Health Communication, Online Interactive Media, Online Media Management and Online Strategic Communication. The school was ranked #111 among national universities and #51 among public schools by U.S. News World Report in 2017. It was also ranked #104 for providing the best online graduate education programs.

    University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE

    School Highlight. The school offers an online M.A. program in journalism and mass communication, with specialization options in integrated media communications, media studies and professional journalism.

    The online M.A. in Journalism program at UNL is designed for experienced media professionals who want to advance in the field or expand their knowledge, as well as business professionals or educators who want to redirect their careers toward journalism. Depending on the specialization they choose, thesis and non-thesis options are available. The program has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism Mass Communications. As of 2017, UNL was tied with the University of Missouri among national universities (#111) and among public schools (#51).

    Top Online Journalism Programs

    Here are a few more universities that offer strong online programs in journalism-related fields:

    • The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND offers an online Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication with areas of focus in interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, advertising, print journalism and media studies.
    • Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, offers an online B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies.

    There are undergraduate and graduate-level options for students who want to study journalism in an online format. Programs are available through several well-regarded schools.

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    Research online journalism certificate programs. Find out what you can learn in these courses and what you’ll need in order to.

    Free online courses in journalism are offered by real schools. Learn which journalism courses are available, what topics they.

    The blogosphere is a natural outlet for journalists, whose mission is to share information about news and events around the.

    Business journalism programs are generally offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, though a bachelor’s degree is.





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    Planning for the future of mobility: A BYOD guide for enterprise CIOs #byod #program

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    Planning for the future of mobility: A BYOD guide for enterprise CIOs

    Introduction

    Is your company planning for the future of mobility? If not, you’re at serious risk of being left behind. The heavy integration of mobile technologies in both the personal and business spheres is driving IT departments to think differently when it comes to developing technology roadmaps .

    One major concern: BYOD. Bring your own device goes beyond employees toting their personal smartphones to work or accessing business email from home on their tablet PC. BYOD is spilling into other areas of the enterprise, such as bring your own apps (BYOA ), bring your own cloud (BYOC) and bring your own network (BYON ) — all of which are changing the mobile landscape and complicating enterprise mobile device policies. Here, we examine next-generation mobile strategies and how emerging BYOD trends are forcing IT leaders to rethink long-held beliefs about where, and how, work gets done.

    This CIO Essential Guide on planning for the future of mobility is part of the CIO Briefings series. which is designed to give IT leaders strategic management and decision-making advice on timely topics.

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    A next-generation mobile strategy

    When BYOD first emerged on the enterprise CIO’s radar, one of the primary concerns was securing company data to prevent employees from accidentally — or intentionally — sharing confidential information with outsiders. Recent bring your own technology trends like BYOA, BYON and BYOC are forcing IT teams to reconsider current policies and revitalize their mobile strategies. In these stories and tips, get advice from enterprise and SMB CIOs on crafting an IT roadmap for the future of mobility.

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    Take it from Gary Coverdale, chief information security officer and assistant CIO for Napa County, Calif. Employee preference is a major influencer in the development of mobile strategies. Coverdale advises CIOs on developing mobility strategies that meet business needs while also appealing to employees’ personal device preferences. Continue Reading

    CIO Niel Nickolaisen has realized mobile is for anyone, anytime and anywhere, and that most definitely includes in the office. This discovery has inspired not just a mobile-first strategy but, in many cases, a mobile-only strategy. Continue Reading

    According to SearchCIO readers, BYOD policymaking is just important as ever. Plan for the future of mobility at your organization with advice from our readers. Continue Reading





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    Rural Business Investment Program #business #cards #free

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    Rural Business Investment Program

    What does this program do?
    This program provides a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) license to newly formed venture capital organizations to help meet the equity capital investment needs in rural communities.

    Who may apply for this program?
    Eligible applicants for the RBIC license include newly formed:

    • For-profit entities, or
    • Subsidiary of an entity
    • Must have relevant experience in venture capital or community development financing
    • Must raise a minimum of $10 million in private equity capital
    • May be structured as limited partnerships, limited liability companies, or corporations

    What is an eligible area?
    There are no restrictions on the location of eligible applicants for RBIC licenses. The goal of each RBIC is to help fill the need for business and development capital in rural areas.

    How may funds be used?

    • A minimum of 75% of funds must be made in rural areas with a population of 50,000 or less.
    • A minimum of 50% of funds must be invested in smaller enterprises 
    • A maximum of 10% of RBIC investments may be made in urban areas 

    How do we get started?
    Applications for this program are accepted on an annual basis. A Notice of Solicitations of Applications (NOSA) is posted in the Federal Register .

    What governs this program?

    • Code of Federal Regulation, 7 CFR Part 4290
    • This program is authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill)

    Why does USDA Rural Development do this?
    Access to capital is vital to businesses and often scarce in rural areas.

    NOTE: Because citations and other information may be subject to change please always consult the program instructions listed in the section above titled “What Law Governs this Program?” You may also contact our National Program Office for assistance.





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