Samuel Merritt ELMSN/FNP Fall 2013 Oakland - page 11

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I'm not usually the type to forage through online forums, but what can I say - grad school apps are stressing me out! This should get the ball rolling...... Read More


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    Hi everyone, i am also in waiting boat. So nervous right now. Hoping to recieve call soon
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    I just got an email for an interview on the 20th for the Case Management Tract. They are offering times 9am to 4pm. Now the nerves will switch to Interview anticipation. Good Luck everyone!
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    Congrats sweetsas!! I received the same email. Good luck everyone who received invites and those who are patiently waiting!!
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    @vball I just got your PM and I tried replying but it wouldn't let me. I'm in the 9 AM group this Saturday.
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    I am in the 9am group. Trying to anticipate some of the questions they will ask, but not sure those questions will be! I am thinking, "Why FNP?" "Why Samuel Merritt?" Any other ideas?
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    Good luck to everyone interviewing tomorrow! You guys are going to do awesome
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    Good luck to those interviewing today!
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    Hi Everyone!! I am really excited for all of you! I am perusing forums because I am trying to decide if the NP or RN route is best for me.

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between the two. I understand the basic difference that NPs have more autonomy and may have the ability to write prescriptions. But both deal with patient care. Is wanting to have more authority really a good reason to become a NP? This reason doesn't seem to have much passion behind it.

    I really want to grasp the full meaning of what being a NP really means before I make a decision about really going for it. I don't want to make this decision lightly. Any and all information is appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    Hi Everyone!! I am really excited for all of you! I am perusing forums because I am trying to decide if the NP or RN route is best for me.

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between the two. I understand the basic difference that NPs have more autonomy and may have the ability to write prescriptions. But both deal with patient care. Is wanting to have more authority really a good reason to become a NP? This reason doesn't seem to have much passion behind it.

    I really want to grasp the full meaning of what being a NP really means before I make a decision about really going for it. I don't want to make this decision lightly. Any and all information is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Yes, you are right that both RN and NP focus on patient care, but NP is a very different role from RN because NP will have an additional role of treating disease for the patient on top of caring for patients. It is not about writing prescriptions, but how to treat and teach patient of disease prevention and health promotion. It is really your personal choice which route you want to pursue. You may want to shadow a RN and a NP to figure out because talking and describing the roles of RN and NP can not bring the whole picture of they do. Some people think that NP is really out of the RN role because NP really focus more on treating patients rather than caring for patients.
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    How were the interviews this weekend? Hope they all went well


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