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  • Feb 18

    I would sign this petition. I don't know about other professions, but it seems terrible that students should have to find their own preceptor. What if they can't find someone, or have to make due with a less than optimal situation. That is a huge part of the education ,especially if they are in an online program. There should be fewer program seats if there are not enough preceptors. I would have gladly paid more tuition money if a percentage of it went to preceptors, many of whom do this work for free out of the goodness of their hearts. I intend to precept students in the future after a year or so on the job. I feel like it's my opportunity to give back.

  • Dec 13 '16

    My husband has an MBA and I have an FNP. I can't disagree on all of these points. However, I must say that my MSN was WAY harder to achieve than his MBA. I do wish there were less schools about, thus making it harder to get in, and easier to secure a preceptor for those students who do make the cut. If everyone goes to NP school, who will do the important work of RNs?

  • Nov 29 '16

    My personal feeling is that I worked quite a bit to get my MSN. I'd like to focus on building my professional and clinical skills. In the future I may pursue DNP, but I think it would cheapen the experience to rush through to get it now just because. I have had no trouble finding a job. I see no reason to add to my current student loan debt. As a young provider, I have a lot to learn and many years to practice. I think I have plenty of time to pursue the terminal degree when I am more established.

  • Mar 22 '16

    Quote from SummitRN
    I think it is a valid to ask whether the extra year of school for "research" is truly focused on clinically applicable information? Or is it a year of nursing theory, "leadership," and other filler to charge students for in exchange for credit hours and credential inflation?

    For example, Mom to 4's complaint about papers: are these 10-20 page papers useful and applicable or are they more like RN school busy-work drivel?

    Useful: "write 20 pages discussing the latest longitudinal findings on heart disease modifiable risk factors and pharmacological management and relate it to key practice goals for best management of a patient in the primary care environment"

    Drivel: "write 20 pages discussing how five different nursing theorists would approach the psychosocial factors affecting food choice and how it may relate to risk for altered perfusion status in primary care patients."
    I totally agree about the papers. Let them be pertinent to clinical practice. The whole point of my program is to create entry level primary care providers. Writing useful papers and creating power points about anticipatory guidance are very helpful for me to understand concepts and teach them to my patients. While I can utilize the framework of a nursing theorist, I think 1 class would suffice. I had my fill of EBP classes in my BSN! Let the DNP expand clinical skills to make better clinicians.