Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Mom To 4, DNP-FNP, DNP 10,505 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: 668 (52% Liked) Likes: 1,547

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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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    Jules A likes 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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    cobbigirl, marigoldey, lstyr, and 3 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.

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    ala23 likes this.

    As a new graduate LPN you have been set up for failure by not being properly oriented to the job. That said, you must realize that "you don't know what you don't know." Meaning that you need to be cognizant of how much you have to learn. Healthcare requires all of us to constantly learn and update our knowledge base in order to provide optimal care for patients. Your job requires you to keep people alive and you need to always keep that in the forefront of your mind. The APRN was quizzing you because she sensed a knowledge deficit. That was an educational opportunity. When you don't know a diagnosis or medication then look it up. Nursing requires a lot of self teaching. If that doesn't interest you then this isn't for you. Good luck!

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    hecallsmeDuchess, Rexie, SNTracy, and 11 others like this.

    When I worked on the floor I was a pre & post shift shower person too. The thought of sleeping after a 12 HR shift without showering gives me the heebie jeebies.

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    There are FNPs working in Psych but they could have serious scope of practice issues if something goes wrong. Most FNP programs have maybe 1 class on behavioral health and no psychopharmacology. When I took the Firzgerald review the instructor mentioned 3 FNPs working in psych for the VA system that all ended up before the BON after being reported for working outside their scope of practice. We simply do not receive the training necessary to work in psych. Proceed with caution.

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    I sent you a PM...

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    BrandonRN82, CraigB-RN, Julia77, and 3 others like this.

    I graduated with my DNP 5/21/16. If I was starting today I would not go the DNP route. I agree there were way too many papers and fluff courses. I will never enter a patient's room asking what would Peplau or Orem think/do. Nursing theory is crap in my opinion. I spent way too much time in the 4 years going from BSN-DNP on a useless capstone I will never use. I did have over 1200 clinical hours but zero of those were in specialties. Most FNP graduates have no interest in primary care and go into specialties. I actually like the PA curriculum better and the PA students hit the ground running when I was in clinical. Faculty advised us that it takes the average NP student a year to catch up with a new PA. Why is that acceptable? No one has to agree these are my opinions and I wear flame resistant material well lol.

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    Good luck I graduated from Loyola University New Orleans 5/21/16. It is a difficult program and most of us took 4 years instead of 3 but it can be done. You really need to be self sufficient as there is disorganization.