Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Latest Comments by Mom To 4, DNP-FNP

Mom To 4, DNP-FNP, DNP 9,750 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: 650 (52% Liked) Likes: 1,488

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    I don't understand why it is taking so long to get your NCLEX results in VA. I'm in VA and was able to call a number and have my results within 48 hours of testing. That was in 2009....

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    PatMac10,RN and Here.I.Stand like this.

    I started an RN to BSN program the same month I graduated from my ADN program. Not because I felt it was better but because I realized it was the only way to move up or get into graduate school. I honestly feel like the courses to complete the BSN were crap. Nursing theory being the worst and most useless. However, without those courses and that degree, I would not have my DNP now. The one thing that's consistent with nursing education is that the higher the degree the more useless courses.

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    VAMPRISS1973 likes this.

    In 2009, I had a job lined up prior to graduation in southwest VA. The next year in 2010 the graduating nurses couldn't find a job for 6 or more months. I was truly fortunate that there was still such a nerd when I finished.

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    NotAllWhoWandeRN likes this.

    I had lap band converted to gastric bypass 5/25. Today I'm 28lbs lighter and it's only been a month. So I can see how weight loss surgery can produce 50 lbs in 90 days. I'm not certain that I could be that successful dieting. This surgery had been very educational for me. The way that you have to progress into eating makes you realize how much eating is psychological versus hunger. Sweets and sugars are automatically out of the diet and cause Dumping Syndrome so are avoided. The foods that I used to love & crave are no longer of interest. The cravings and food addictions are gone. I am able to introduce exercise again tomorrow. This is a lifestyle change that is maintainable for me as I do not feel deprived. Diets in general were never maintainable for me. Everyone needs to find a program that they are able to maintain.

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    In DNP
    jenn17 likes this.

    I ended up completing the majority of my clinical hours at FQHCs 1.5 hrs from my home and with tolls of $17/day. I completed all women's health through the health department but still had to travel 1.5 hrs to go to the one that would take a student. When my NP preceptor fell through I was fortunate enough to have a physician in the office agree so that I didn't sit out. I used some preceptors twice. I was fortunate to never have to sit out but it came extremely close. I sent letters, attended local NP meetings, & made phone calls. None of that worked. I was lucky to get the foot in the door to the FQHCs I used because of a neighbor from childhood. A woman I hadn't seen in years. It really does come down to who you know.

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    Fiona59, AliNajaCat, sasaloota2, and 24 others like this.

    Quote from Jedrnurse
    Seems like the tone is:

    1. don't give unsolicited nursing advice (though nurses deal with wounds more than pharmacists, the pharmacist was working and the nurse was not)
    2. the pharmacist was defensive and reacted as such (personally I would classify that behavior as putz-ish)

    On another note, the winter olympics will be held in Hell the day I address a pharmacist as "Doctor."
    Just a note most pharmacists are PharmDs not PhDs. My husband has been one for 13 years. While he doesn't use the title he definitely earned it. There are nurses now being called Dr. and we should extend the same courtesy those other healthcare team members if they desire it.

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    LinenP likes this.

    When I left the floor at my local hospital in 2013 it was 1:6-8 on nights on the med/Surg Oncology floor. Heard it's still the same.

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    It can be disorganized and what one faculty member accepts others won't. Finding your clinical placement is very stressful. It takes most folks 4 years instead of 3. The most enjoyable part was graduating. I worked the 1st 2 years. This was single handedly the hardest thing I've ever done.

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    I just graduated! It's demanding and difficult. You will most likely cry at some point. The faculty can be difficult and frustrating. You will make it though. Good Luck!

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    Poor taste was probably a poor choice of words. I just think schools should be more responsible. I'd hate to watch anyone work hard all the way through school only to not be able to get their license. It's very irresponsible but as mentioned this person knows the risk and has accepted it.

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    LadyFree28 likes this.

    Yes was not^^ I just edited thank you!

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    A person I knew growing up, told me they are in an ADN program through the local community college. She had a felony conviction right out of high school 20 yrs ago for stealing money from her place of employment. Does it not seem in poor taste to take someone's money knowing that clinical sites could refuse them & the BON could refuse their license? She said she checked with the Board and was advised that her license will be up to the supervisor at that time in charge of licensing. They said she potentially could be licensed since it was not drug related, child, or violent. I must say I am at a loss.

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    blueus likes this.

    I liked it on accident while trying to hit the quote option on my phone. I am Mom to 4, DNP-FNP one of the alphabet soup nurses of whom you spoke earlier lol.

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    blueus, inthecosmos, Here.I.Stand, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Buyer beware
    Your sarcasm is not artful. Your tone is palpably hostile. And your cadre of "like' minds is disturbing.
    But your own harsh words and assumptions further make my point far better than I ever could Mom of 4.
    I'm not sure of what sarcasm you speak? I agree it is very much the program that's chosen. As I stated, there are colleagues that will not accept students from for profit schools to precept.

    However, since you are intent on having sarcasm perhaps you need to look in the mirror. Maybe ask yourself, Is everyone on All Nurses really trying to get to me? When you point your finger at others giving legitimate advice remember you still have 3 pointing back at you.

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    I agree it's about finding the proper school. Many offices in my area will not accept NP students from some for profit schools. I personally had to retake a course in my BSN-DNP journey making it 4 years instead of 3. I was devastated at first, but having graduated 5/21/16 it doesn't matter now. No one can ever take my degree that I earned through hard work and perseverance.
    Having said all of that I could have gone to medical school after 4 years on 2 Associates, 2 yrs on the BSN, & 4 on the DNP. As an MD, my salary would also be 2-3x what I will see in primary care. So weigh all options and really do your research. Don't give up on your education. Only you know the details so only you know what needs to be done.