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  1. kidsfirsttrip

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    Haha! That is cute!! Yes it is def hard! I tell my kids how lucky they are all the time and they mostly ignore me!!!
     
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  2. kidsfirsttrip

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    Especially with my new hobby!!! Too much family around here. Maybe retirement!!!!
     
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  4. Lain

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    We haven’t gotten to that age yet!
     
  5. kidsfirsttrip

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    Just you wait - 9&12!!
     
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    I guess it is different all over. We have a Nursing Open House we are going to in February at one of the colleges she was admitted to. What is a BSN compared to an RN?
     
  7. disneybirds

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    I feel the same way about APs. You think that it makes sense to get the AP since you are going to Disney twice and then a year later realize you went 7 times! Lots of money spent at Disney.
     
  8. wendow

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    My dd18 is going into nursing. It’s been recommended to her to get her BSN also. She is doing a RN program first.

    The nurses I know are very well paid. I know one who takes ‘ask a nurse’ calls at home and makes 80k and that was years ago. She probably makes 90k now. Those who are in hospitals really make good money.

    My dd is interested in l&d or pediatrics. Maybe surgical though she was told that is really stressful. Definitely specializing is the way to go.
     
  9. mmmears

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    It sounds like you are doing a good job reminding her how fortunate she is. It is possible to raise a kid who doesn’t act entitled but it takes work these days.
     
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  10. kidsfirsttrip

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    Four year degree vs an associates usually 3 year program. Where do you guys live?
     
  11. Teal03

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    Do prepaid gift card purchases count at drugstores for bonus cashback?
     
  12. kidsfirsttrip

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    Yes you can always get your RN associates and work and still get your BSN. In Boston the top hospitals will only higher BSNs now. But you can start elsewhere (for less money) and change once you have the degree and or experience. Surgical as in OR or post surgery? I do pediatrics i love it. Though I recommend starting in the adult world (like I did) for a broader knowledge base and then you really appreciate the size of the little ones!! Good for her!!!
     
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    We are in Minnesota. The colleges she is looking at are 4 year degrees so maybe they are BSN's instead of RN's.

    I just looked on their website is shows BS in nursing. Is that what she wants?
     
  14. kidsfirsttrip

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    For freedom URs? Yes!
     
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  15. kidsfirsttrip

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    It would be both!! So 4 year degree you graduate with a BSN. Then you need to sit for the boards to acquire your RN. So I am a BSN, RN, CPN. Last letters are certified pediatric nurse an exam I took to give myself more letters lol. Some community colleges have a three year associate degree program. They still become RNs it’s just a little tougher to get hired in certain areas. There are also LPNs but they seem to be fazing out.
     
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    I came here just to post that my 100K MR have posted from my Amex Plat. I don't know if I want to :yay: or :sad: that I was able to make spend in only two months. I was shocked that they posted with the $550 in the figure. I thought that didn't count toward MSR.

    Sooooo...onto the next!

    I know my questions about next card, and downgrading are approximately 1,004,000 pages ago since I asked on Monday, but since is it my 2 year anniversary of my CSR app, does it fall off today, or after statement close? DH also has a CSR. I think I am going to downgrade to the CFU.

    Am I at 4/24 or 5/24 or neither:
    1/17: CSR
    7/17: Disney Visa
    3/18: IHG
    7/18: CIP
    11/18: Amex Plat

    Writing all of that out kind of makes me :sad2:, but I know that I am comparing peanuts to lots of others.
     
  17. wendow

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    I think most of our hospitals are only wanting BSN now too. She is somewhat interested in OR. But again, she was told it’s stressful so I think that turned her off a bit. She loves kids. Has always had a passion for kids so peds is a natural fit for her. She was a ‘sick kid’ herself and going through that made her want to help sick kids.
     
  18. LynnTH

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    Thanks. Good to know. I think the Open House will go to will give her a lot more info and clarity on if this is something she wants to do. The only bad thing is that you take classes for 2 years and you don't even know until the end of your sophomore year if you get in to the Nursing Program. Lots more kids than available spots (which is so silly to me - seeing they always have a shortage of nurses).
     
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    No I was talking about BOA’s new thing where you can pick your category for 3% each month. I’m getting a savings account with them and I see you can get an extra 10% if you redeem your rewards in an account.
     
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    Thanks for all the guidance :love: . I am applying for the Chase business card tonight and I want to get it right. I have an actual job as does my husband with a good household income. Then I have my ebay side business with the $25k gross. I don't have an EIN (although I should go ahead and get one) so will apply with SSN. Should I use: Household income, my job income, only my ebay income?
     
  21. kidsfirsttrip

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    That’s great. I work with kids with newly diagnosed brain tumors and a few of the nurses are brain tumor survivors. They provide a ton of inspiration to the patient and families (and staff)!
    A lot of programs are super competitive now. Plus expensive. But at least you come out with a career instead of your friends who have to be work at the GAP and pay even more to go to grad school
     
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