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    Balice5 likes this.

    I don't think you can work PRN as a nurse without any experience...... at least not in my area. I would look for an NP job. best wishes!

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    prn at an urgent care? I think it's not uncommon for the college clinics to still have limited hours in the summer

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    I worked 2 12's a week and would use my vacation time strategically during clinical rotations.

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    I work at a big organization so I feel it is pretty set in stone.....but they are usually great about giving providers off the days they want if it doesn't leave the clinic without enough access (I get 6 weeks a year plus 1 week CME)

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    Jules A likes this.

    Our office manager is amazing. She handles all the business aspects of day to day practice. the site chief (MD) is responsible for clinical management issues for all APPs and MDs. I am so fortunate that both are fabulous at that their job. it really allows for good work/life balance.

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    shibaowner likes this.

    Quote from prelift
    Because they know they do not know as much even though NP think they do (at least some of them think they do). Have you even graduated yet or diagnosed or prescribed???? No, your sitting at home posting on your discussion boards to become physician-lite NP

    You do realize they are talking about a master's prepared NP versus a Doctorate prepared NP...... not an MD.

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    Good luck ! I don't meet your criteria but I was able to interview an APN on here when I was a student for a role class and was forever grateful!

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    Sorry that sounds miserable. Maybe start applying for new jobs just to see if there are other options?

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    WKShadowRN likes this.

    Why wouldn't you guys just do the pap? Those are guidelines for routine screening, if they are having s/s that would change the situation. I don't know that I would tell them their symptoms concern me for cervical cancer...just that their symptoms warrant a more indepth exam/testing

    I have a spiel I give to young girls when I do their pap before they have even got their results. I always say "if your pap comes back abnormal, don't panic. that is not all that uncommon because the majority of us have been exposed to HPV. Often young women's bodies are able to fight and clear the virus on their own so depending on the results we often just monitor you a little closer for a few years. even if your body does not clear the virus, If cell changes are caught early we can stop cervical cancer before it occurs....which is exactly why doing routine screening is so important.

    young women especially worry about their health in this area. I try to really focus on the importance of routine screening to nip any issue in the bud quickly. I have found that giving this talk during the pap has stopped panic return office visits the following week when the pap comes back as ASCUS or LSIL.

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    I went to Concordia. I only submitted my GPA for my last degree (nursing). I would send a letter to Dean Chappy if you have your heart set on their program. Honestly, make sure you are a very good student now if you choose this program. the beginning of the program was not bad....but it is not hard to fail a clinical with their rules. (you are required to have 87 percent average on tests...and their test were challenging) theoretically you can get an A in their course and fail due to the test average rule. we lost a lot of classmates after our first clinical.

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    WestCoastSunRN likes this.

    I think that it would be hard to do it it all but you could. honestly.....work life balance would be hard. I myself only have my msn but I work as an FNP but do occasional adjunct teaching with BSN nursing students. I try to start my own IVs on patients to keep competent on that skills but I don't want to take a PRN job that requires me to work weekends and holidays....... plus it would be hard to go back to that role.

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    I feel less tired now working 5 days a week than when I worked 2 12's /week RN (I now work .9 and leave at noon 2 days a week).

    As an NP I have more flexibility in time off. I literally asked for all the "golden days' off when I was first hired and was shocked when they were all approved. I have those days off again this year as well. There are a few days I have had to work when I would rather not...but for the most part my job has been amazingly flexible. As a nurse I could never take vacation time when I wanted, I had to make complicated trades. Also I am allowed to call in sick without guilt.... that is huge. The biggest perk is just the relaxed work environment and respect. I have a voice in my schedule and how situations are handled. I rarely feel mentally exhausted. I work for a big organization with tons of support. I rarely have to do the behind the scenes work, we have people that fill out forms, do pre auths, and follow up with all normal labs (we do handle all abnormals) I wouldn't want to go back .

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    WKShadowRN likes this.

    I don't think it will make a huge difference. I think I did the barkley 2014 when I took it in 12/2015. Barkley was fabulous!! I did it slowly over my final semester and then re-did it the week before I took it.... I also bought an app (which I can't remember) that did aanp style questions. I was very well prepared. Good luck!!

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    NPs and PAs had access and then it was revoked at the hospital I worked at as an RN (the doctors took a vote) . Their sister hospital allows access for all providers. This is in Wisconsin.

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    would love to hear about it! I am planning on going In 2018 in Denver. This year I did my state forum and Primed.


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