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Joined Apr 4, '11 - from 'Northshore, MA'.
BostonFNP is a Primary Care NP.
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I was wondering if anyone has used a preceptor finding service. I am having trouble finding a preceptor and wondered if a preceptor finding service would be helpful. If someone has used one, and they were successful on finding you a preceptor, what service did you use?
You should speak with the premedical adviser at your college and try and get a handle on what you need to be competitive in applying to medical school, as much of it may depend on your undergraduate institution. These advisers will typically give you truthful estimates of your chance at medical school.
If your GPA is less than 3.4-3.5, you may have a seriously uphill trek ahead for acceptance into any provider school (PA, NP, MD, DO, etc), not to say that you shouldn't shoot for it if that's what you want to do.
If you think you can do well on the MCAT, take it. MCAT scores between medical schools are fairly flat, suggesting if you can score 28-30/500-510 you might have a shot at a USME program.
FWIW there actually is some evidence of nosocomial airborne/droplet spread of localized zoster to varicella-zoster, even in incompetent populations, which is why the CDC still maintains recommendation for isolation precautions in hospitals for localized herpes zoster.
Very rare but possible.
You hit the nail on the head with the last one, fostering a good collaborative relationship with other providers makes all the difference in the world as you move forward.
Hi APRNs. I'm in NJ and about to be in nursing school and my long term goal is to be a nurse practitioner. Are you all able to afford nice houses, according to your salary, and travel on vacations? Also, do you have decent vacation time? Thank you.
I think we agree on a number of points, but I do want to point out there are two sides to most of these problems. In the end its strange that the majority of NPs and PA and MDs and DOs have good professional relationships in practice and these debates simply become more complicated on the national level.
My few points:
The way the nurses tout these studies is somewhat unethical though, since to the uneducated eye they make it seem they= physician, which is just not true and I feel for patients that are misled into that thinking. So the political and monetary sin hammer swings both says.
I also cannot leave out the note that NPs claim they are here to reduce healthcare costs, yet, many also argue for equal pay for services rendered to that of physicians. This also shows the nursing lobby has monetary motives which are at least as great as the physicians.
On a third note, was it not the nursing lobby which posted prohibitory statements against medical students whom have graduated medical school providing medical care without a residency in severely rural and underserved areas?
Neither side has done (questionable if they ever will) enough studies to compare all the outcomes. Most of the studies pretty much covered just Htn, lipids, run of the mill primary care stuff.
For anybody to state there is conclusive data for equal care in all aspects is silly, unless one can present info for every single condition out there, which probably isnt possible. But for the most common stuff, yeah, NPs can have it, it does not take 7 years post under grad to treat blood pressure and lipids. More of the complex stuff it sort of does.
Was an awesome monologue. Go nurses.
Something we all learn about but probably never see; highlights how important nurses and nursing education are.
That's why they call it the "Doctor's Lounge". I have never heard it called the " Provider's Lounge" but good try. NP's and PA's aren't the only ones who generate revenue (actually, we all do). So do Speech Pathologists, Phyical therapists, Occupational therapists, etc. Get over it.
And yes, love the school nurse forum. Remember, lice don't jump!
I miss you. You are one of my AN crushes.
Well, I, for one, miss you.
Our NPs/PAs/CRNAs/CNWs all have access to the provider lounge.
The lounge access itself is petty, your issue is a much broader one that needs to be addressed.
It's much more helpful to consider this trend on a national level rather than an individual level which seems to get very personal for posters. What's behind the national trend what the AN survey showed?
and the letters after RN should not make any difference in excellent patient care.
I don't see any difference between ADN and BSN in delivering patient care. It always depends on the individual, not the type of program.
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