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Mom To 4, DNP-FNP, DNP 9,403 Views

Joined Jun 28, '11 - from 'Virginia'. Mom To 4, DNP-FNP is a DNP, FNP. She has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Family Nurse Practitioner'. Posts: 651 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,480

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  • Jul 1

    If you are consistently below passing in one domain you need targeted remediation in that area. If you don't change how you prepare and remediate you will not pass. Sorry to be blunt. Review all areas but focus on the area that you are below the passing standard.

    What area are you below the passing standard?

  • Jul 1

    I have a BSN already. I would be peeved if I had to pay for one out of my own pocket now because it is deemed to be superior, only to be told afterwards that my advanced education didn't pay more. I don't blame the ADNs who feel ill used by this.

  • Jul 1

    What would be the effect on a facility if it required older, experienced nurses, to obtain a BSN? Some of those nurses, who would be more highly paid than newer nurses, would leave their employer.

  • Jul 1

    I agree totally. Give me an experienced nurse any day. However, it is now all about the degrees. I'm pushing 60 and do have a bachelors but I got it when I was 40 because in order to have my Occ Health Cert it was going to be mandatory.
    Also, there were 4 of us who took the Occ Health Boards. The 2 of us that passed had bachelors. Lots of question on the boards were administrative not nursing care. Sad but true. Nurses in their 40's and 50's are stuck. Comply or get left behind. Not a good feeling

  • Jul 1

    Quote from Horseshoe
    It seems a lot of hospitals want to have their cake and eat it, too. They "prefer" a BSN, because it's obviously superior to the education of an ADN and it provides them with some kind of benefit to hire a BSN prepared nurse over the ADN prepared nurse. BUT, they won't pay the BSN prepared nurse significantly more, because obviously, it's not superior to the education of an ADN.

    They are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and it's complete and utter BS.
    This is simple supply and demand, can you really blame hospitals? They have a chance to get more at the same cost so that choose to do that. It's flawed logic to think that just because education and benefit to them is better that they would simply offer to pay more money for it, unless they are made to by reducing supply.

  • Jul 1

    This is disgusting and makes me see red! Ya know, it MUST be nursing's fault and never that there isn't enough staff and resources (sarcasm font needed)

    I hate this mentality that it's everyone's fault except administrators who don't want to pay for adequate staffing.

  • Jul 1

    This from the same person who has previously posted rather inflammatory threads about whether MDs and medical schools should be eliminated and NPs take over health care, and why shouldn't NPs get paid the same as MDs? When did you see the light? You've seemed to enjoy attempting to stir up conflict between physicians and nurses until now ...

  • Jul 1

    There is all this fighting between CRNA/NPs/PA's/MD's/Do's.

    But really there needs to be a concerted effort by all of us to recognize the growing fields that are not reliant on evidenced based medicine and my finger is pointing to those folks who call them selves doctors and physciains of natruopathic medicine (ND) or doctors of chiropractor (DC). I've watched these folks spewing nonsense about how drinking some soup will cure your lung disease because of all the nutrients in it. It's insane! If there is one thing that both doctors and nurses need to rise up against it's against this quackery!

    People say DNP's shouldn't be called doctors. Really, the discussion should be directed at ND's who call themselves doctors and physicians. Actual MD's/DO's should be infuriated by this rather than DNP's calling themselves doctors. At least we practice EBM rather than a "my gut feeling tells me broccoli can cure cancer so I'm going to prescribe it to my patients instead of referring them to an oncologist"

    UGHHH. Okay i'm done ranting.

  • Jul 1

    The one main thing he forgot to mention is water. You need to drink water..lots of in a day to stay hydrated. Especially if you are exercising.

  • Jul 1

    I think this is great and everyone can stand to read about eating less sugar and more good fats!!! BUT I agree, 50 lbs in 90 days is way too fast. I have lost 20 pounds and have kept it off by cycling almost daily 25 miles and eating more vegetarian-like. Now I eat eggs about once a week and do consume dairy. I eat a lot of good fats including seeds. Lots more green vegetables and beans too! I feel so good

  • Jul 1

    You are a walking chemical factory. It takes time to lose weight, unless you are like the 600lb on TLC. You dont need the weigh scale. If your clothing becomes loose, your on the right track. Dont add sugar, stop the Gatorade, stop salt. Get in tune with 'I like big butts', and stop being serious about this. Have fun losing weight. Get more cardio, sex is a great cardio exercise. Get on top! If its your gut, lay on the floor and do 20 twists. I lost 1" off my waist/gut/belly. As Nike dictates..just do it. But have ONE day a week as a junk day.

  • Jul 1

    I have changed my diet yes and move more. I do count calories. I consume about 600-700 in the first part of the day for breakfast and lunch combined and then 600 to 700 for supper. I also do plexus which has been a big help giving me that little boost of energy I need to help loose weight. I have lost 13 pounds in a month but I don't think Ill hit 50 in 90 days. lol

  • Jul 1

    50 pounds in 90 days is unrealistic and a set up for failure. I joined Medical Weight Loss Clinic and work out with Jillian Michaels DVDs 4-5 days a week and have lost 36 pounds in almost 7 months. That is a healthy average of 5 pounds a month of consistent weight loss with 14 more to go. I have gone from size 16 to a size 10-12. It is about 1350 calories a day with higher protein and unprocessed foods. Rapid loss causes a rebound effect that is very demoralizing. Workouts made all the difference and it must be forever. By the way, I am 57, was pre-diabetic and overweight for 20 years. If you wear off the fat, and exercise, the insulin resistance problem goes away.

  • Jul 1

    I respect all the science supporting this, but at the end of the day, it boils down to one thing: energy in verses energy out. I am a lifelong weight fighter, have been skinny many years, fat many years. I am also a former binger. When I started looking at food as a way to stay alive, my life changed. It was a glimpse into the other side, the thin life. I also went off anti-depressants, immediately lost 15 pounds. You can set forth a bunch of rules, but life shouldn't be that complicated. Have a bite...or two....eat pizza, if you want. But don't use food for recreation. Always get in activity. Learn to eat less, but live more. You can always have more tomorrow. Weight management is not rocket science. It is making peace with food.

  • Jun 30

    This kind of an approach led me down a long, dangerous battle with anorexia. This article cites no references, and goes against most things that the ADA advocates. *moving on now*


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