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How to earn an extra $11,500 your first year out of Nursing School

Sometimes the best choice is apparent others times not so much. Moving from the jumble of options to a concrete action can be the most daunting step to take. The field of economics gives us some tools to help us narrow down our choices. By applying some basic tools, we can rank choices to arrive at an action. This will involve converting your options into dollar values. Let us consider a case study.

A student is deciding between attending NOVA or George Mason (GMU) Nursing Fall 2018. Thier goal is to earn a BSN eventually. This student has been accepted into both programs and has completed all general education courses so that they only need to take Nursing core classes.

If she decides to go to NOVA, she will complete an associate of applied science in nursing and become eligible to take the NCLEX exam, thus earning her Registered Nursing license (RN). The program will take 18 months or two school years to complete and cost her around $7,293.00 in tuition at the current Fall 2018 rate of $187 per credit hour. She will start a job as early as July 2020 earning approximately $60,000 starting.
Becuase she intends to continue her studies, she completes her BSN via the GMU RN to BSN program which adds approximately $15,000 and one school year.

So far the student has spent four semesters, for her ADN plus two for her RN to BSN or approximately 26 months. She will have paid $7,293.00 plus $15,000 for an approximate total of $22,293.

The student could have also opted to go to the GMU BSN program. Had she done so she would have spent four semesters completing her BSN/RN graduating May 2020. She will have paid approximately, $33,800*  in tuition and fees, and started work as a BSN RN earning roughly $60,000 August of 2020.

In summary, her decision in the spring of 2018 between GMU and NOVA means completing her BSN one year sooner and paying around $11,507 extra Or finishing the BSN a year later and saving the $11,507.

If she chose NOVA and starts at $60,000**  plus the $11,507 savings at the end of her first year of work as a nurse, she would have earned $71,507. In this case, the savings can be counted as earnings.

*Because of financial aid options and available scholarships, the total cost for either option can be significantly reduced.

*GMU tuition estimate based on completion of Nursing courses(  62 credits) only, and assumes all general education courses have been completed. tuition is based on current Summer 2018 tuition rates and fees 

** Salary estimates based on O*Net Online and Salary.com estimate for nurses with 0-1 year of work experience. in the Washington DC metro area.

Shady Grove Fertility:Look for Rad Techs

Enjoy what you do while contributing to a company that makes a difference in people’s lives. Shady Grove Fertility, one of the premier fertility centers in the United States, continually seeks experienced, compassionate, and dynamic team players who are committed to delivering exceptional patient care to join our growing practice. The work we do building families offers stimulation, challenge, and personal reward.

If you’re a Radiology Tech looking for a new opportunity to work in a fast-paced, professional environment where your talent contributes to changing people’s lives, then we want to talk to you. This position requires collaborating with physicians, other medical providers, and patients by providing expert care and service for fertility treatments. We are seeking experienced part-time Radiology Tech to join our team this February. This position is located in our new Ambulatory Surgery Center in Fairfax, VA. The schedule is working 20-25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with regular holiday rotations.

How You’ll Contribute:
We always do whatever it takes, even if it isn’t specifically our “job.” In general, the Radiology Tech is responsible for:
• Performing HSG procedures in our Ambulatory Surgery Center
• Patient education
• Establish personal rapport with patients and providing explanations of procedures

What You’ll Bring:
The skills and education we need are:
• Certified Radiology Technician
• IVF/fertility experience and background in women’s health preferred; training will be provided
• High level of customer service essential
• Must be a self-starter
• More important than the best skills, however, is the right person. Employees who embrace our mission, vision, and core values are highly successful.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay + bonus
• Comprehensive training
• Ability to make an impact in the communities we serve

At Shady Grove Fertility, we promote and develop individual strengths in order to help staff grow personally and professionally. Our core values – Empathy, Patient Focus, Integrity, Commitment, and Compassion (EPICC) – guide us daily to work hard and enjoy what we do. We’re committed to growing our practice and are always looking to promote from within. This is an ideal time to join our team! To learn more about our company and culture, visit www.shadygrovefertility.com

To have your resume reviewed by someone on our Talent Acquisition team, please apply on our careers page at https://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/application/applink.aspx?cid=7618&jid=317559