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Frontier is approved for NYS. Here is a list of approved programs for NYS
I'm attending the Fitz review in Boston in May. Using the Leik book, Hollier review, q-bank and several other sources to study. The Fitz review is the one my advisor recommended - most of us are going to take the ANCC exam rather than AANP. The class that graduated last May from my college all attended Fitz -- 100% pass rate for the class on ANCC
Prayers to all.
Diminshed or decreased - I hear little air movement when I ask the patient to take a deep breath.
Rhonchi -- usually clears with a cough. Rales does not.
A wheeze is "musical" - usually but not always heard on pt's with "twitchy airways"....i.e. asthma.
With rales you can sometimes hear a "pop" when the airway opens at end-inspiration. If you hear "snap-crackle-pop" ... it's rales.
Remember....rhonchi is "junk" in the airways.....rales is fluid...wheeze is narrowing....a sound like leather rubbing together is a pleural friction rub.
Get a good lung-assessment audio tape and listen to difference. Hope this helps.
"Stop thinking like a nurse" is role transition - and I think it is something that all of us who are NP students struggle with at times. There is no reason to stop exhibiting the traits that make nurses such great patient care advocates/providers. You just have to apply it at a different level. Good luck, you can do this!!
If you are going to choose an online program, pick one that has a great network of past graduates willing to precept current students. Frontier comes to mind. Call and talk with them, ask how many graduates are in your particular state and if there are other students currently there. I am not a Frontier student or graduate - but they were my #2 choice. I ultimately chose a brick and mortar school in my state that offered hybrid classes as well as "in person" requirements. And - my school has a full-time clinical coordinator that does all the clinical placements. Good luck to you!
I worked full-time evenings and nights while in RN school. It was brutal, but I did it. Also was a single mom to a teen-aged boy, and the primary caregiver to my two elderly parents. No time for myself, sleep deprivation and I graduated FIRST in my class. I did this for three years. Grades dropped from an A to a B in my last semester but I was so worn out by that time - I was thankful to get it.
Currently in an accelerated BSN completion program and I am working full-time nights in the ED. It can be done but you have to take time for yourself when you can find it. Yoga - tai chi - anything to help you decompress. Good luck to you!
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