psychonaut 4,576 Views
Joined Dec 8, '06.
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My short answer (I'll add more later) is that at least in my limited experience in the NNP arena, NNPs are in HUGE demand. It's once specialty that cannot fill slots fast enough. I receive around 50 NNP job listings via email from one site each week. I found my niche in NICU, so I decided to go for my NNP. One thing about the NNP is that you have to complete 2 years of Level III NICU experience before graduating from the master's program.
You can find the answers, each test lets you have about 90 seconds per question. 60 seconds to understand, 30 to possibly find somewhere in the book. I rented it online, which is searchable. I also had a friends older version, who had cut out the index, tabbed it up, and placed in a folder for quick looks ups. Now all this is for online only, I do not know if they offer it via "brick n mortar" style anymore.
Step 1 review materials...Golgian, etc. Look on amazon. "Rapid Review" got me through pathophys. Look up the topic, and boom there you have a nice outline form all the s/s, tx, labs, etc.
I picked up this suggestion way back from a MD poster who used to troll the boards. I honestly don't know if the suggestion was sincere or some NP joke I didn't get, but the advice was golden. Plus, the thing is wayyy cheaper that any of the required texts.
I got First Aid too, but it was not as useful as Golgian (of course, I was not using it for it's intended purpose, i.e. to prepare a med student for their first boards).
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