sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Admin 82,292 Views
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I got my MSN and started practice (been in practice for 2 years) and have slowly been doing my post-masters to DNP. I did it so that I could practice sooner and start with a higher salary jump at the front and back end of my career. I am doing my DNP purely for personal desire to get a terminal degree (I seriously considered doing a PhD but felt that I would put too much of myself into that line of work for not enough gain for my lifestyle and personal goals).
So far I haven't paid any $$ towards doing it, getting some reimbursement from work and through some small scholarships, but I would still be doing it even if that weren't the case.
I think that if you're at the beginning of your career and intend to practice for many years that it would be worth it to get, but like others have said, probably won't be required anytime soon and even if, you'd probably be able to stay in your home state for the duration of your career.
Opening a can of worms here - lol.
Okay I'll bite - personally I think the DNP is a bunch of hooey - no additional pay (which is and should be APRNs big concern), no ability to bill at higher rate, no additional skills or abilities.
I would go the MSN route personally.
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Whether we like it or not, "retarded" has become a distasteful word to use. At one time, it simply meant "delayed" or "late in learning," innocent enough. But the behavior associated with using the word became ugly, and so the language use followed. It even became politicized, with words like "libtard," in a deliberate attempt to insult and denigrate people on the left side of the spectrum. I think "cretin" used to be a clinical term too. It will be interesting to see how current language evolves. But for the moment, my opinion is that a nurse or doctor who chooses to use this word shows a lack of understanding of verbal boundaries, empathy, and professionalism. The popular belief is that the word is derogatory and demeaning, and when you are in a position of power, being paid to treat vulnerable patients, that is not the time to promote your freedom of speech, especially knowing that it is perceived as cruel and abusive.
Although I am fairly liberal, certainly not a prude or possessing delicate sensibilities, I have noticed that crude/vulgar speak is much more common today and seems, almost fashionable in some circles. I, personally, am not offended by colorful language (not in the presence of clients/patients), but understand those that may be and do think that it is somewhat unprofessional and unbecoming to the person-just my opinion though!
Why do people respond.
I'm also not a fan of online NP school, but be aware that this isn't exclusive to nursing. You can find an online program for almost any degree and there are actually a number of online PA programs (source at the bottom).
I know many of my former classmates, colleagues and I believe that online nursing school poorly prepares students. However this is based on anectodal evidence. I would love to see some actual research into how graduates from B&M schools compare to those from online programs. Have any of you found any? I'm seriously asking
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It's a long story. Applied to med school right out of college, didn't get in despite strong GPA, MCAT etc. Was all set to reapply, got to thinking that I might want to have a family someday and in that case wanted some balance in my life which is often difficult as a doctor (though I think that is getting better). Decided to apply to NP programs, got in and became an acute care NP, and took a job on a hospitalist service which is what I am still doing. I really enjoy what I am doing now, although there are times I feel like I should have reapplied and gone to med school because I might have liked that even better and sometimes feel like I just don't have the level of knowledge that I would like to have. That said, I am getting married in the next year and plan to have a couple of kids, so at that point I will probably be glad I made the decision I did.
Geico has on their page that Umbrella insurance can work in conjunction with your standard malpractice insurance.
After reading this post I right away logged on to nso.com and bought malpractice insurance. I never really knew how important it is to have your own insurance, I thought everything was okay as long as your employer covered you. I was wondering if anyone knew if the nso insurance covers multiple employers because when I applied it only had a slot to eneter the name of one employer?
I have Liberty Mutual for my car and home insurance.
I had no idea CNA and Liberty Mutual were the same company.
If that is the case i could have signed up for coverage through my homeowner's policy(Umbrella policy)
One of the more objective findings that stand out for me, is that the female docs were statistically more likely to stick to practice guidelines vs their male counterparts.
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