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christvs, BSN, MSN, DNP, RN, NP 12,365 Views

Joined May 20, '05 - from 'Worcester, MA, US'. christvs is a Nurse Practitioner. She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ACNP-BC'. Posts: 1,034 (8% Liked) Likes: 116

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    Thanks for your advice everyone! I really appreciate it. I am also going to be in a nurse educator certificate program...am super excited to be doing this! I really feel it will be so very helpful for me in order to reach my educator goals. I found a really great program that is perfect for me. I love school!

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    Hi! I am super excited! I am going to start an online nurse educator program in a few weeks. Anyone else do this type of program or about to start one like me??

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    Hi guys! I have my DNP (and many years of NP experience too) as well as years of experience being a clinical preceptor for MSN students. However now I will be teaching MSN students in the Fall in the online classroom. So I am wondering...is it necessary/advised to get a nursing education certificate? It seems it would be helpful...but I have to be sure it will be worth my time and money since I am working so many hours per day between my 2 jobs plus am still paying back nursing grad school loans!

    I would love to hear from anyone who did a nursing education certificate program...where did you do it? Was it online? What are your thoughts on this?

    Christine

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    Hi everyone! Wow, this is so very cool to be able to post this: I first came onto all nurses.com around 2005 or so when I first became an RN with my BSN. I have been an NP since 2008, and as of two months ago also received my DNP! I've been working full time as an NP for the past 9 years and also have acted as clinical preceptor for many MSN students in my clinic for their clinical rotations.

    However, now...I am also going to be teaching MSN students online. I'm so very excited! I have been looking over many books and journal articles on teaching. I've asked my own (former!) professors for tips...so now I'm asking you all for tips too. Please give me any tips or advice on what you learned about how to be a great nursing professor.

    Thanks!

    Christine

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    I actually did apply to the school I got my BSN too!
    Plus the school I got my MSN at too!!!

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    I did also apply to RN programs too. I will take anything!

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    Hello! I am wondering if there is a certification for nurses or NPs to be trained in obesity managment or weight management. I did an extensive online search and only see programs for MDs, not nurses/NPs. I'm interested in learning more about obesity management, but not sure where to look for more info...

    Christine

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    Hello everyone! I have been working as an NP for over 8 years now. I also just graduated last week with my DNP. I am hoping to get a part time position teaching NP students online as an online adjunct professor. I applied to over 20 such positions so far. I am just wondering if anyone else in my position has successfully obtained a part time teaching position? It's a little difficult because many of the positions say experience is needed, but since I just graduated with my doctorate I don't have formal teaching experience in a classroom setting yet with NP students. However I do have (and I included this all in my resume and cover letter) experience giving group lessons to patients, giving presentations in the community, I've been a clinical preceptor for NP students since 2010, and many years ago I tutored college students in biology and then was a TA teaching General biology I & II labs. I'm hoping all of this helps me get a teaching position!

    Christine

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    Thanks guys! Good to know I'm not alone. Thanks for the encouragement...I am hanging in there!!

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    Wow Elizabeth! Your day sounds great! Good for you! And I totally get what you mean about the high level of noise being upsetting! It is so nice to get home after a 9 hour day to a nice quiet home!

    I work full time as an NP. I have recently started a health and wellness blog and hope to do some freelance writing too soon on nursing, health, diabetes, nutrition and fitness. How did you find places to hire you? Do you write articles in print or online? How much do you get paid per article on average? Also, do you get "writer's block"?

    Thanks so much for the info!

    Christine

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    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

    Christine

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    Wow! Well you certainly have a strong opinion on this matter, and you're not even in a DNP program. I am very offended you call my classes fluff. Do you even realize how that comment of yours feels to DNP students working full time and going to school like me, who spend so much time and energy and love their program?? I think you should keep your comments positive and not be negative. Seriously. Who wants to hear this??

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    Quote from PsychGuy
    Fluff does not refer to ease as much as it refers to vapid, shallow, time consuming material that relates not to the practice of clinical health. You hit the nail on the head with "scholarly." Those of us who are anti DNP, as we currently know the degree, feel it should be less scholarly, more -ology, and more directly relevant to clinical matters. I dare not use the word "practice" because somehow it's a practice degree...no clue why or how.
    If you are any DNP then fine, just don't apply to any DNP program. I don't think it's right to bash a program you are not even in especially for those of us working hard like me who are in a DNP program. I have no problem with someone choosing not to be in a DNP program but stop bashing them for your colleagues who believe in them.

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    Perhaps you should consider going to medical school, as I see how highly you speak of it. I admire physicians with regards to their knowledge and experience but as a nurse I also value our doctorate programs too for different reasons. Especially because I am actually in a doctorate program so I know what I am talking about. Many people with negative comments on the DNP program are not actually in doctorate programs so how on earth would you know what you are taking about? Very sad. And if you don't like the DNP programs?? Then fine, don't be in one. But don't bad mouth them for those of us who believe in them. I will never understand why some in our profession feel it is ok to do this.

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    Quote from Aromatic
    just because somebody finds something difficult does not mean it is not fluff.


    writing scholarly posts and papers is sort of the epitome of fluff also..... especially if the term "scholarly post" is used. How are discussion boards scholarly? because your paying tuition for them.. does that make them scholarly?

    I have yet to hear the world scholarly or make a discussion post in medical school.

    Unless its anatomy, physiology, pharm, micro, or directly related to diagnosing and treating illness, it is fluff, no matter how much the defenders of the current DNP try to refute that definition.



    oh yeah and if i haven't made anybody angry yet. #trump2016
    Because we reference our work with peer reviewed sources. That is what makes them scholarly. It is unfortunate you do not see the value in my education, but that's ok. I see the value and that's all that matters to me. I refuse to let your negative comments and opinions upset me.


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