The Journey Through RN to BSN hosted by: UK Nursing Career Center May 15, 2014

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The Journey Through

RN to BSN

hosted by: UK Nursing Career Center

May 15, 2014

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Nursing Lunch and Learn

The Nursing Career Center hosted a

panel of UKHealthcare RN’s that

had recently completed their BSN

4 Different RN to BSN programs

were represented

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Nursing Lunch and Learn

Greg Collins, Director, of Nursing

Fiscal Affairs was also part of the

panel to answer any Nursing Tuition

Program ?’s

The next slides are from each

panelist story and their personal

information and helpful tips

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John Durkin, RN, BSN

Staff Nurse, Clinical Decision Units (CDU)

UKHealthcare - jdurkin22@uky.edu

Background

• Started out as a Nursing Care Technician • Was inspired by his sister who went back to

school after 48 years

• Applied to Kentucky State, UK, EKU and BCTC for ADN degree

• Got accepted to Kentucky State and received his ADN

• His motto, “Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving your goals!”

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John Durkin, RN, BSN

Staff Nurse, Clinical Decision Units (CDU)

UKHealthcare - jdurkin22@uky.edu

Completed BSN in less than year through Kentucky State University

Had 8 week sessions with 3 classes in each session

1 year completion was the major attraction to Kentucky State’s BSN

program

Best part about program was 8 week sessions

Least favorite thing was the balance of work, family, and school

Clinical Requirements: Clinicals only for Leadership Class

Used the Employee Education program (EEP) to Pay for School

Biggest recommendation to nurses looking to go back to school is

having good planning and time management skills

Encouraged anyone to email him jdurkin22@uky.edu with any

questions about Kentucky State’s RN to BSN program

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Jane Hammons, RN, BSN

Patient Care Manager 5S/5W

UKHealthcare - jane.hammons@uky.edu

• Received ADN through Midway College

• Worked in the ICU for 12 years • Being a role model for her children

and maintaining a 4.0 GPA were some of her accomplishments

• Favorite motivational quote from Dr. Colleen Swartz, “Don’t let not

having an education keep you from achieving your goals because that is not an excuse.”

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Jane Hammons, RN, BSN

Patient Care Manager 5S/5W

UKHealthcare - jane.hammons@uky.edu

• Completed BSN through the University of Kentucky • Took two years going part time

• Location and the responsiveness of the faculty was an attraction to UK’s program • Traditional classroom time was one Saturday a month for each class, usually

lasting 4-8 hours

• Took statistics and humanities class as prerequisites online through Morehead State

• Clinical Requirements: Clinicals only for Public Health Class

• Best part about the program was tuition reimbursement, location and Dr. Gina Lowry (RN to BSN Coordinator and faculty member)

• Least favorite thing about the program was the long classroom days • Used the Employee Education program (EEP) to Pay for School

• “Out of pocket” expenses added up to about $500, including books and a laptop • The one thing she recommends to other nurses thinking about going to school is to

think about how long you want to be a staff nurse. “How long you will actually have to continue what you are doing both physically and emotionally? The BSN degree provides many more options in Nursing...away from the bedside.”

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Mimi Roser, RN, BSN

Perioperative Nursing Services

UKHealthcare - mimi.roser@uky.edu

Got ADN degree from

Bluegrass Community and

Technical College (BCTC)

Did her RN to BSN through

Eastern Kentucky University

Got her BA in Psychology and

worked in Pediatrics as an

Administrator before going back

to Nursing School

Plans to continue at EKU for her

MSN in 2015

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Mimi Roser, RN, BSN

Perioperative Nursing Services

UKHealthcare - mimi.roser@uky.edu

• Went full time to complete BSN in one year through Eastern Kentucky University • Their great reputation and recommendations from friends led her to choose

EKU’s program

• At the time, there were only some online components such as Blackboard discussion boards. Also met in classroom twice per week in the evenings • Did not have to take any prerequisites before application or acceptance. EKU

requires a valid Kentucky nursing license and a minimum 2.0 GPA in previous nursing coursework

• Clinical Requirements: Two Clinicals (80 hrs. Fieldwork for Leadership and Public Health)

• Best part about program was it fit perfectly with work schedule and the faculty were always available for discussion

• Least favorite part was driving to Richmond twice a week • Used the UK EEP to assist with tuition costs

• Choice of full-time option made “out of pocket” expenses total to $4,400 including tuition, all institution and nursing course fees, parking permit and books

• Biggest recommendation is to find a program that fits your needs (schedule, travel, etc.) and take advantage of tuition assistance!

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Lauren E. Hay RN,BSN

Patient Care Manager 6S/7E

UKHealthcare - lauren.hay@uky.edu

Got ADN degree through

Bluegrass Community

and Technical College

(BCTC)

Went to Indiana

Wesleyan University for

RN to BSN

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Lauren E. Hay RN,BSN

Patient Care Manager 6S/7E

UKHealthcare - lauren.hay@uky.edu

• Completed BSN in 19 months through IWU

• The option to take one class at a time, no clinical requirements and being strictly online were some major attractions to this program

• Classes were eight weeks with a one week break in between

• ADN fulfilled prerequisite requirements but IWU also requires a religion and Bible course

• Best part about the program was the flexibility and not requiring any time away from work or previous home engagements. Also, all books are delivered to your home

• Least favorite thing was the added “busy work”, the time you spend in class has to be credited and they do this through discussion boards

• Clinical Requirements: No Clinicals!!!

• Used UK Nursing Tuition Program through Greg Collins Office to pay for school • “Out of pocket” expenses totaled to $750 including the $5 a credit hour and

books

• Biggest recommendation is, “The sooner, the better. You never know what opportunities may arise and you never want education to be what holds you back.”

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2 Ways that UK Pays for

Your Nursing Education

• UK Nursing Tuition Program

administered by Greg Collins -

gecoll2@email.uky.edu

• Employee Education Program (EEP)

administered by UK Employee

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UK Nursing Tuition Program

UKHealthcare

Greg Collins, MBA

Director, Nursing Fiscal Affairs

UKHealthcare - gecoll2@email.uky.edu

Oversees UK Nursing Tuition Program for

private schools such as IN Wesleyan,

Bellarmine, the College Network,

Chamberlain, etc.

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UK Nursing Tuition Program

UKHealthcare

Pick up the “Yellow Sheet” outside

his office by Nursing Payroll (H-182)

Up to 6 credit hrs/semester

There is a work commitment after

completion of educational program

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UK Employee Education

Program (EEP)

The EEP program is for Public

Nursing Schools such as UK, EKU,

NKU, WKU, KY State, Morehead,

etc.

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UK Employee Education

Program (EEP)

Complete “White Form” outside of

UKHealthcare Nursing Payroll

(H-182)

Questions, call or email Stefan

Schagane,

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UK Employee Education

Program (EEP)

Stefan Schagane, Employee

Education Program Coordinator in

UK Human Resource Benefits Office

or visit

http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/eep

_overview.html

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UK Nursing Career Center

If you would like to schedule an

appointment with Sue H. Strup,

MSEd, MSN, RN the Nurse Career

Consultant to discuss your

educational options, please email at

sue.strup@uky.edu to make an

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