Latest Comments by IrishIzCPNP

Latest Comments by IrishIzCPNP

IrishIzCPNP, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP 11,282 Views

Joined Jul 25, '06 - from 'Somewhere over the rainbow...'. IrishIzCPNP is a MSN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, RLC. She has 'A whole bunch...' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L'. Posts: 1,395 (34% Liked) Likes: 1,372

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    Quote from ana.saavedra14
    I guess parents want to experience the old ages when women would give birth at home.
    There was once this couple who were very holistic, they were both chiropractors. Mom never had any ultrasound, labs drawn, anything until it was time to deliver the baby at home.. Well she was past 40 weeks and wasn't going into labor. Thankfully the midwife nurse saw this as a red flag and decided to do an ultrasound... baby had CDH ended up passing away. They still said if they were to have another baby, they would do the same (meaning no ultrasounds).

    It's so hard not to judge because it is their decision... but that's why there is technology now, to find out what can be wrong with a baby and plan ahead of time!


    And the outcome would have been different had they known? Maybe not. Interventions also lead to issues and complications...but we try not to talk about that.

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    I've been looking at several myself and unsure which to go with.

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    Quote from Emergent
    I want to revive this thread to get your input. There is a gal at work with whom I'm friendly. We are both counterculture on health management, as I mentioned earler, I had my children at home. I'm not extremist, but grew up in a very healthy conscious home, avoid processed foods, get exercise, and generally distrust the medical establishment, etc.

    She texted me about midwife references a couple of weeks ago, I asked around and gave her some. It turns out, she is the pregnant one! The thing of it is, she's 57 yrs old. She has 5 grown kids, is raising a couple of grandkids, and is in a relatively new marriage.

    Now, I'll mention, this gal is someone I admire, for her stamina, energy, positivity, commitment to health etc. She appears the picture of health, but has had cardiac problems, has a pacemaker, I think she had a valve replacement, did a lot of self healing she told me. She looks 40. She's planning a homebirth I've heard.

    How can I effectively approach her?


    I don't think she has to be outside of midwifery care but....she's not getting a home birth! She may very well get a midwife in a hospital setting with great MD coverage but that's it. There's no way. I don't think you have to really approach it. I would give her names and they will handle it. You could also easily tell her that you aren't sure they will take her but maybe hey will and maybe they will consider her for a hospital birth. Not your responsibility to deny the care...let the midwife do it.

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    Ashes172, canoehead, AZMama86, and 6 others like this.

    Quote from MNNICU, RN
    Maybe we just have bad luck in this area? 1 of the deaths and 1 of the babies that ended up severely disabled were considered "low risk". Moms with no prior medical history, baby in the right position, healthy pregnancy... in both of those cases things went wrong really fast with cord complications and they transferred right away but with no oxygen those babies didn't last long. I am in the US where homebirth infant mortality is 4 times higher than in hospital births so it tends to be a bit of a sore subject amongst our coworkers because we see a lot of issues with it. Maybe just our experience?
    Where is your stat that infant mortality is 4 times higher? I have never seen a reputable statistic that is that high.

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    That isn't really a home birth gone wrong. That is a case of poor decision making. Safe home births are exactly that...safe and usually safer than in the hospital. If a mom makes a poor choice against medical advice it doesn't mean that choice is wrong for everyone.

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    Quote from SariNicole104
    hi @my3suns,
    i applied to the acute/primary care peds program at Drexel and can't believe how long I have to wait to find out (applied Nov 30 but they said they dont review applications until may). Can you provide a little info about the program? Thanks


    They don't do rolling enrollment. They sit and wait and look at everyone and make a decision. I believe I had my acceptance in early June when I went.

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    Quote from nurseyinthedesert
    HAve any of you been accepted into these programs or started? I am looking into online PNP programs and wanting some feedback regarding Drexel!
    The acute care program at Drexel is new. I did the primary care program. Not sure if you have specific questions I might be able to answer.

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    In PNP

    I had a job before I graduated. I knew I only wanted peds so I wanted to ensure my education matched that. I didn't want to waste time learning about adults when j never wanted one as a patient.

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    macfar28, suanna, poppycat, and 10 others like this.

    Check the policy....it all comes down to what the facility policy is.

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    I did the Drexel PNP program. I'll try and answer questions but let me know if I miss anything.

    Once you hit the NP specific classes you will have an online class one night a week. The instructor is there and other students. We would have actual lecturers. We also have to go to on campus intensives.

    I feel my education was excellent. It was crazy hard. I heard that another program locally the students had no stress because it wasn't that bad. I've also heard people say they trust Drexel students because they know the education is there.

    Preceptors...it's a tough subject but i know we all found somebody.

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    DeeRN,BSN likes this.

    Oh and I'll add I have a handful of kids and had a lot of family issues over the last several years (4 deaths) and had some medical issues...survived. It isn't easy...be prepared to sacrifice.

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    DeeRN,BSN likes this.

    I live near you two just up 422 a little. I just finished the Drexel PNP program. I know a few in the FNP who graduate this year and I believe they are all very happy.

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    Quote from NP_HOPEFUL
    I really wish the best for you both. I am currently in Drexel's PMHNP program which is does not offer the DNP. I am currently trying to get a course layout for Rutgers that shows what classes are online and which I have to drive to Newark for😩
    Why wouldn't you just finish the Drexel program and do a DNP later?

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    Quote from Kaytayxx
    Yes I do have my RN and I just applied to a RN to MSN program at University of Central Florida. There's is all online as well. This University offers gerontology and family specialities for their NP program. I'm not decided yet on what I want to do as far as specialties go but if I get in to the MSN program then I should have some time to think it over. Thank you for your helpful advice!
    If you get the MSN and don't like their NP specialties...lots of places off a post masters certificate for the NP part. So once you have the MSN you can just head to a different school of need be for the specialty you want.

    Do make sure you get your NP from a school you want it from! See if they have in person session. Many schools do an on campus thing here and there with their NP programs. My program had one every quarter for 1-3 days. Honestly...I am very thankful for that on campus time. It was very positive.

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    Nsgmaps and Kaytayxx like this.

    You have your RN? You just don't have a BSN?

    If you want to be an NP you need to first decide which type...family, peds (acute or primary), adult, neonatal.... You then need to look at schools that have the specialty you want...not all schools that have NP programs have all the specialities. Look at their requirements to get in. Do they require experience? Many, but not all, do. If you need experience...get it. It really isn't complicated.

    If you don't have a BSN you have to decide i you want to do an RN to BSN and then move on or try and find an RN to MSN. An RN to MSN will be harder to find.

    If you get an MSN in something that isn't associated with an NP program you can still become an NP. You then just look for a post master's certificate program. You will then just do the NP portion.

    So you can get an MSN in education...then go back and do a post master's certificate in an NP program.


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