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First and foremost, I'd just like to introduce myself to the allnurse...
First and foremost, I'd just like to introduce myself to the allnurse community. I am a new grad FNP, and currently work with an interventional cardiologist in both outpatient and inpatient setting. However, I do not have much cardiology experience. I have worked as a pediatric rn in med surg, and PACU rn for both adults and pediatrics. I would like to gain as much information and knowledge as possible! The dr I work with is very smart and great at what he does. However, I am his first NP and he doesn't have much time to teach and train me. He trusts me and says that with time and experience I will learn better that way. I am searching for learning opportunities, and would love your feedback on this issue. He also does not have standards or protocols for NP in the office. How would I go about obtaining these?
I have considered taking a post masters ACNP program, or NP fellowship in Cardiology (which is offered in Phoenix, AZ). I also have an interest in Alternative Medicine, and have contemplated the NP fellowship at University of Arizona. I am also interested in possibly pursuing a RNFA at UCLA, but would need a surgeon for my clinical hours. Cardiothoracic Surgery is interesting, but I know the job market is pretty slim right now!
Please let me know your suggestions! Thank you!!
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