Any new NPs go directly for DNP? - page 3
by linearthinker 5,884 Views | 25 Comments
I am graduating in a few days, whoo hoo! Of course, I have no license and no job prospects, but have decided not to worry about that immediately. :lol2: I am forging ahead and beginning the DNP coursework next semester,... Read More
- 1Dec 11, '10 by zenman GuideQuote from tracelaneI don't think the DNP is for me, especially since I now only want to see patients. I think an option for getting more clinical would be to add on more clinical hours in your NP program, after completing the required clinical, and make it in areas where you wanted more exposure.Look at the programs carefully. We were required to have more clinical hours in addition to the classroom time which was a bit strange being an NP already but I have learned from my clinical time. We were able to select clinical experiences in areas where we felt we needed more expertise. For instance, I spent time putting in IUDs and working in a free clinic where I learned more about community resources and funding. I also made sure I spent time with a radiologist.
- 0Dec 12, '10 by Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-CQuote from linearthinkerI wasn't able to do much in the way of any type of work during the last year, but then again, I kind of fast tracked it.Thanks for the input. I communicated with the director again, and was reassured it would be fine. I'm only planning on working PT anyway. Maybe 1, Hopefully 2, but not to exceed 3 days a week. That should leave me time for residency, fellowship and classwork. I hope. Worst case, Ill have to get a live in governess for the kidlets, lol.
- 0Jan 12, '13 by christvsI honestly am happy I have waited until I have worked as an NP for 4 years and am now starting my post MSN DNP program. I feel I know the clinical part of my job quite well now, but it's only because I have been doing this job for 4 years that I realize my weak areas: health care policy, insurance, etc. This makes me appreciate the required DNP classes way more now that I understand why they are so important versus when I just graduated from NP school