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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: 674 (53% Liked) Likes: 1,562

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    I don't drink/party so I volunteered for every New Year'S Eve and usually a single younger nurse would take my Christmas. That way I was home with my kids Christmas Day and they could go out and have fun New Years.

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    Jules A likes this.

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    I agree 100% that nursing is a great profession despite all the nitwits and foolishness. Bummed to surmise however that I probably shouldn't be proudly wearing the turd I got stamped:

    Jules, you hit the nail on the head here. Simply advertising nurse is not enough. We must show off our alphabet soup to really be considered successful in this profession.

    Mom to 4, ADN, BSN, DNP, FNP-BC

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    I believe this poster just enjoys creating drama. Every single post is something to ruffle feathers. I had plenty of fluff courses during a 4 yr BSN-DNP program. When a preceptor asked to look at our curriculum he called it PhD lite. I will never ask myself "What would Watson or Orem do?" when seeing a patient. I will never use the countless hours of research used on my almost 200 page Capstone. I don't plan on ever writing another APA format anything. I spent a lot of money on an education that had too many classes that will be of zero use in my chosen specialty. I don't recommend the same education to my children. I suggest they choose a separate path in healthcare.

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    SmilingBluEyes likes this.

    People can only treat you in a manner in which you allow. She does it because she can. You are allowing the behavior. She is getting a rise from you when you react.

    Don't discuss her with other employees. This isn't highschool it is the work place. Also, what she has to say about you isn't your concern. She doesn't have to like you but she does need to be respectful.

    I agree that her behavior should be called out when it occurs. Write her up for her behavior. Paper trails are necessary. Keep your boss in the loop. As an NP you will be working with difficult people frequently.

    When you no no longer allow this drama to absorb so much of your energy then you will be able to focus on Certification. Good Luck

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    lhflanurseNP likes this.

    If you are close to graduating then don't do it. If you don't want to add ridiculous amounts to your loans then don't do it. If you are so unhappy that you can't possibly complete your program and don't mind retaking classes & adding to loans.....Go for it. I know people that left my program and started others. They are happy. Personally, I stuck it out because none of that appealed to me. Only you can decide.

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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    You took on all the risks of SURGERY to be a better example to patients?

    Frankly, I don't care THAT much if patients don't think I'm a good example. I have information to share with them that they may or may not already have. That's called patient education. If they choose not to heed the information because they don't like my body, that is certainly their choice. It's an ignorant choice, but the choice is theirs. Whatever choice they make, I have done my part by providing them with the information. I have no obligation to achieve a body habitus that they approve of.

    I think there is such a thing as going too far . . .

    No I said one of the reasons. I had increased ICP due to neurological issues related to Chiari Malformation. Bariatric surgery has been a wonderful thing for me. I no longer have increased ICP. My headaches and eye pain are no longer constant. I feel better all around. When considering my options however I did consider the fact that it would also be a better example for patients. You don't have to agree but it has been nothing but a positive experience for me.

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    One of the reasons I had weight loss surgery was to be a better example to patients. I was 225 lbs and I am now 167. I have definitely lived the struggle. I can now honestly explain the benefits of weight loss and the impact it's made on my health for the better.

    As parents, my husband and I lived the college educations we want our children to emulate. Not saying patients are our children merely pointing out they are more apt to listen when we are examples.

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    tellabella21 and Jules A like this.

    Mine was on Improving Health Literacy in an Independent Pharmacy. About 175 pages I will never use again. Countless hours of my life I won't get back.

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    Quote from Sirena922
    I have a question if anyone knows the answer; I have a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Business. Would I have to go for a BSN or can I just get an Associates RN?

    Sadly, a Bachelors & Masters in business is not a BSN to a hospital system. Look into accelerated BSN programs. They are made for people with degrees in other fields.

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    BostonFNP likes this.

    Also, try public health departments. I completed my women's health hours with an amazing WHNP through the health department.

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    Sour Lemon and sabrina_914 like this.

    There are so many threads on this. To answer the question though, it was simply because I wait listed for dental hygiene but didn't want to wait a year to start school.

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    Nurses always make the argument that we need a seat at the table or we should be seen as a career not a vocation. If that is truly what we want then in my opinion the BSN should be the single point of entry. Nursing looks disorganized when we can't even decide how to become a RN. There are still diploma programs, ADNs, & BSN programs. I started as an ADN but immediately enrolled and began an RN-BSN program directly after graduation. In my area, ADNs & Diploma RNs have deadlines to obtain the BSN so why not just make that the entry point? New graduates without a BSN are having difficulty finding acute care positions here.

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    Be on time. If you don't know the answer to a question say I'm not sure let me look that up. Have resources to find what you don't know. There are a lot of apps like 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Epocrates, Up to Date, & FNP Notebook. You don't need to know everything but you do need to know how to find information. I don't know alone is not an appropriate answer. Look up conditions that you are unfamiliar with. If procedures come up make sure you watch, learn, & ask questions. Perform procedures that you have learned like Paps. Learn the names of all the employees you will work with. "Front desk girl" has a name.

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    JennyMac, cobbigirl, marigoldey, and 4 others like this.

    Philanthropist would be ideal but most likely not in the cards.

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    julesjameson3333 likes this.

    I completed a BSN to DNP program. We had several new graduate BSNs that began in our cohort without experience. They worked through out the 4 years though and graduated on time. Full time the first couple years and part time the last 2 when it became too much. In the end do what works for you.