Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Mom To 4, DNP-FNP, DNP 8,915 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: 629 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,418

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    I just graduated with my DNP. I'm scheduled to take the AANP. I'm taking Fitzgerald's live review next week. I am also using the APEA Qbank for practice questions because it came highly recommended.

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    I just graduated with my DNP. What I have been told in the job search is that RN experience doesn't count. A new graduate NP is just that a new graduate.

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    Have you tried health departments? I completed all of my women's health hours in a public health department. Definitely learned a lot from there.

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    TheNurseStudentMom likes this.

    I joined the ranks of fellow DNPs Saturday. It feels so wonderful to graduate after 4 years in the BSN to DNP program! I have my AANP exam scheduled and look forward to finding my first job.

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    Samonet likes this.

    I completed my ADN with a student that had a GED. The only one that can limit what you can do is you. Either way time marches on, so do you want to be making educational progress or in the same spot? Everyone has a story. I personally, was a very young parent with 4 kids by 25. I have 2 Associate's degrees, a BSN, and just graduated with my DNP 5/21 at the age of 38. If family doesn't support you then you need to find people that will because that is one thing that is necessary about nursing school. I would not have gotten as far as I have without a support group. Good Luck!

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    I did not have loans until graduate school. Complete the FAFSA and google graduate loans. Many choices available. As previously mentioned there are also scholarships, grants, etc available.

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    NightNerd, ggrn29, MissSoCal, and 6 others like this.

    Personally, I am of the opinion that is no one's business why you are calling in. I also worked nights and it can take a lot out of you. I don't feel like we should have to explain why we can not get to work. The important part is that you provide adequate notice so that coverage for the shift may be found. I agree with others that nursing seems to have expectations that you will work no matter the conditions. Take care of yourself because the employer is not going to look out for you.

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    I'm getting ready to take AANP. Any recommendations specifically geared toward your 2 attempts?

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    LckyPnny1, ICUman, Haddoa, and 2 others like this.

    For me, yes it really was that bad. Oddly enough, I only became a nurse after being wait listed for Dental Hygiene. It definitely was not a calling. Nursing is corporate driven: do more with less, patient satisfaction, & never enough staff. I have found my niche as a provider & graduate 5/21 with my DNP. I do not recommend nursing to my children. I've told them to choose any role in healthcare except the nurse. Nursing has become like a drive thru where they can have it their way. Everything is the nurse's fault/responsibility. I stopped floor nursing in 2013 and have missed exactly never once.

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    My last employer paid $1/HR for certifications but nothing for BSN. My first employer paid 0.50/HR for BSN and more for certifications that was in Southwest VA.

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    Here.I.Stand likes this.

    Caller I.D.......I trained my kids what numbers to not answer.

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    joanna73 and Anonymous865 like this.

    I find that being with co-workers outside of work is best not done. Work and those you work with are best left there. Home is for family and friends. I've seen too many confuse that and be thrown under the bus or back stabbed by their work "friends"

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    Loracs72, Rexie, Julius Seizure, and 6 others like this.

    The truth is people at work aren't your friends. They are acquaintances that you work with for 12 hours. When you go home they don't come with you. Co-workers are supposed to be team members during that 12 hour shift working together to provide better patient care. They aren't there to have your back or ensure that you love your job. People place too much weight on what a co-worker is. As long as they take care of their patients, help when they are able, & show up at a code who cares how quickly they move up? I don't because I'm there to pay my bills not worry about how someone else pays theirs. Karma always catches up. It's only a matter of time before that nurse feels like she can trust the wrong co-worker. Then she will be the one talking about the knife in her back. Keep work at work and your life outside of that.

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    dream'n and RNforLongTime like this.

    I had a patient that complained the ice I brought her wasn't cold enough. Not sure what's colder than frozen but oh well. Just ridiculous that is even given attention. This Burger King drive through "Have it your way" nonsense approach to patient care is why I left hospital nursing. Never again it's just too much placating satisfaction surveys instead of doing the job. Even tell my children to be anything in healthcare except the Unrespected nurse.

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    Welcome to nursing school. Word to the wise never let students, faculty, or coworkers see tears. Wait until your are in your car, the shower, or anywhere else but once the dogs smell fear it's hunting season. Most nursing instructors make life difficult. Suck it up and make sure you read up on skills prior to clinicals. Was she wrong? Absolutely but this career is not for light weights. People will have their lives in your hands. So pull up the big girl panties and saddle up! Clinicals are difficult at every level ADN through DNP.


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