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hello, i was wondering, did anyone get a grant or scholarship to go to nursing school? how about a male nursing scholarship?... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    Quote from pampa's finest
    hey, i forgot to wish you a merry christmas the last time, sorry. i hope that you had a good one.wow so you're kind of like your own boss then, as in you decide which case to take, or how does that work? how long did it take you to become a NP after you finished your RN?
    Well a belated Merry Christmas to you, too, pampa.

    I worked as an RN for a little over 5 years, then did a 4 year preceptorship with an OB-GYN for 4 years before seeking certification as OB-GYN NP.
  2. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from siri
    Well a belated Merry Christmas to you, too, pampa.

    I worked as an RN for a little over 5 years, then did a 4 year preceptorship with an OB-GYN for 4 years before seeking certification as OB-GYN NP.
    i see, so is the preceptorship a necessity? and what the heck is it!
    i appreciate you takin the time to answer my questions just want to make sure that i know all of my options.by the way is that picture of you?
  3. by   sirI
    Quote from pampa's finest
    i see, so is the preceptorship a necessity? and what the heck is it!
    i appreciate you takin the time to answer my questions just want to make sure that i know all of my options.by the way is that picture of you?
    No, a preceptorship is not necessary. I chose that because this particular physician took an interest in my ability and wanted me to go to NP school. The only program he considered was one where the individual RN does a 4 year preceptorship and then completes a 6 month NP program in obstetrics/gynecology to allow you to be certified. Those programs no longer exist.

    And, the picture. Well, yes, that's me.

    NOT!!!!

    I am quarter American Indian, but, the Indian maid in my avatar is not I. **sigh**
  4. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from siri
    No, a preceptorship is not necessary. I chose that because this particular physician took an interest in my ability and wanted me to go to NP school. The only program he considered was one where the individual RN does a 4 year preceptorship and then completes a 6 month NP program in obstetrics/gynecology to allow you to be certified. Those programs no longer exist.

    And, the picture. Well, yes, that's me.

    NOT!!!!

    I am quarter American Indian, but, the Indian maid in my avatar is not I. **sigh**
    LOL, i see..sorry! so is that picture in your profile you?
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from pampa's finest
    LOL, i see..sorry! so is that picture in your profile you?
    Yes, that's my piccy.
  6. by   old-MLF
    check and see if you state will pay or help pay if you agree to work in that state for one year. I am thinking the state I just moved from had that policy. Or even check into working for the government (like at a VA hospital). Good luck
  7. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from siri
    Yes, that's my piccy.
    well see, to me they look close, so i thought maybe that pic in your avatar was like a custom shot or something.
  8. by   sirI
    Well, thank you for the compliment, pampa.
  9. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from siri
    Well, thank you for the compliment, pampa.
    youre welcome, and it's the truth!
  10. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from MLF
    check and see if you state will pay or help pay if you agree to work in that state for one year. I am thinking the state I just moved from had that policy. Or even check into working for the government (like at a VA hospital). Good luck
    hello mlf, yes i was going to inquire at the VAMC in Amarillo it there was like a work/school program that i could do to see if they would help me pay for school and then in return i could work for a year. thank you for your suggestion.
  11. by   old-MLF
    Pampa: I have been receiving a free nursing newsletter in the mail (sorry, forgot the name) that is sent out to Texas and Louisiana nurses. The other day-after I wrote you, in fact,- there was some mention of a loan repayment plan that President Bush legislated to encourage people to become nurses. Good Luck
  12. by   pampa's finest
    Quote from MLF
    Pampa: I have been receiving a free nursing newsletter in the mail (sorry, forgot the name) that is sent out to Texas and Louisiana nurses. The other day-after I wrote you, in fact,- there was some mention of a loan repayment plan that President Bush legislated to encourage people to become nurses. Good Luck
    REALLY, can you recollect what the plan was called? or maybe if it was passed yet? if you find out, let me know please. how long have you been nursing?
  13. by   old-MLF
    Pampa: hi again. The magazine mentioned legislature passed in 2002. I remember hearing about severalo years ago but, if I remember correctly, it was for "new nurses" either just graduating or something. Check with the Board of Nurses or even with the school. As for how long I have been a nurse, I have been an RN for going on 14 years. You?MLF

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