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Joined Dec 25, '12 - from 'OC SoCal'. OCRN3 is a Family Nurse Pactitioner. She has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/surg, Tele, educator, FNP'. Posts: 393 (48% Liked) Likes: 511

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  • Apr 10

    What do you hate about clinicals? Clinical will be like when you get a job in the hospital except you are on your own as far as how you do things and in what sequence. If you hate clinicals I think you have a hard road ahead, to get I to research or teaching you usually need some floor experience.

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  • Dec 26 '16

    Even with over abundance of NPs in schools, not everyone will make it in the real world as a NP. Some good and bad APNs will come out of good or bad schools. Some will become teachers, administrators or providers. They will weed themselves out. I wouldn't be too worried over it. Experience is key here!

  • Dec 26 '16

    I believe both sides of the arguments are valid. I do find that nurses see much more how everything that doctors do affect the patient more than the actual doctor does. A doctor prescribes meds, the nurse administers and monitors the patient for 12 hours a day. A doctor sees a pt for about 5-10 minutes a day and relies on the nurses assessments and documentation. The doctor is very well versed in medicine and what meds go with what. A nurse learns this as she goes along. I feel both NP, and MD have a lot of to offer patients.

  • Nov 11 '16

    I think this post should be directed to those living in Southern California. I know people who waited over 6 years to get into a ADN program. So it's like is the wasted time worth the cost? In the LA and OC area the average nurse makes 65-90 thousand a year to start... Is it worth 140,000 of education or wait 6 years? I would just get my education. The waiting game is a waste of money too. Working at McDonalds for 20-30 thousand a year is also a waste. West Coast has a pretty good rep in The OC, and I have worked with a lot of the LVN to BSN grads too. They are well prepared, mostly because I think the school has a 3 million dollar SIM lab where a manikin actually sweats!!! Anyway, if it's your dream and willing to sacrifice u plus go for it!

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  • Aug 8 '16

    Passed both ANCC and AANP .... AANP was harder for sure! ANCC was 50% is research and policy

  • Jul 26 '16

    I think this post should be directed to those living in Southern California. I know people who waited over 6 years to get into a ADN program. So it's like is the wasted time worth the cost? In the LA and OC area the average nurse makes 65-90 thousand a year to start... Is it worth 140,000 of education or wait 6 years? I would just get my education. The waiting game is a waste of money too. Working at McDonalds for 20-30 thousand a year is also a waste. West Coast has a pretty good rep in The OC, and I have worked with a lot of the LVN to BSN grads too. They are well prepared, mostly because I think the school has a 3 million dollar SIM lab where a manikin actually sweats!!! Anyway, if it's your dream and willing to sacrifice u plus go for it!

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  • Jul 18 '16

    Thanks everyone! I'm not a new grad NP and this is what they offered. I found it crazy but I wanted to double check. Rejected the offer

  • Jul 5 '16

    Being a NP I feel less tired after work and don't feel rushed. It's the practice though because I rarely see more than 15 patients a day.
    Working on the floor it has it's good and bad days but I can still plan my day as I wish. Those 12 hours are killers, but being a floor nurse you get a real camaraderie that you don't get as a NP. ( I am the only provider in my office when I am there) so it will depend on where you work. Some NPs work very hard when there clinic is very busy.

    After my 12 hour shift on med surg I feel exhausted. Sometimes I laughed all day during my shift on the floor. So it will just depend on where you work.

    If I had to choose, I would rather be a NP than a floor nurse because my hours are better, I don't feel exhausted after work, I actually get to see my family on a consistent basis. The pay is much better. I feel as though I am making a bigger difference in people's lives.

    Hope this helps

  • Jun 12 '16

    I would quit after I had another job on hand. There is nothing wrong with quitting something you don't like! It's your quality of life!!!

  • Jun 4 '16

    This is so interesting, this recently happened to me, I was accused of substance abuse due to a conversation that was overheard by another. The other person said that due to my comment I was probably on something. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. Later the boss came at me and wants to know the details of the convo. I explained them, but it bothered me so much I resigned. They did not request a drug test though. Are you absolutely certain a drug test was asked for? I took this as an insult and immediately resigned. I was in the job for about 3 weeks when this occurred.

  • Jun 3 '16

    I would quit after I had another job on hand. There is nothing wrong with quitting something you don't like! It's your quality of life!!!

  • Jun 2 '16

    I would quit after I had another job on hand. There is nothing wrong with quitting something you don't like! It's your quality of life!!!

  • May 29 '16

    This is so interesting, this recently happened to me, I was accused of substance abuse due to a conversation that was overheard by another. The other person said that due to my comment I was probably on something. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. Later the boss came at me and wants to know the details of the convo. I explained them, but it bothered me so much I resigned. They did not request a drug test though. Are you absolutely certain a drug test was asked for? I took this as an insult and immediately resigned. I was in the job for about 3 weeks when this occurred.

  • May 29 '16

    This is so interesting, this recently happened to me, I was accused of substance abuse due to a conversation that was overheard by another. The other person said that due to my comment I was probably on something. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. Later the boss came at me and wants to know the details of the convo. I explained them, but it bothered me so much I resigned. They did not request a drug test though. Are you absolutely certain a drug test was asked for? I took this as an insult and immediately resigned. I was in the job for about 3 weeks when this occurred.

  • May 28 '16

    This is so interesting, this recently happened to me, I was accused of substance abuse due to a conversation that was overheard by another. The other person said that due to my comment I was probably on something. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. Later the boss came at me and wants to know the details of the convo. I explained them, but it bothered me so much I resigned. They did not request a drug test though. Are you absolutely certain a drug test was asked for? I took this as an insult and immediately resigned. I was in the job for about 3 weeks when this occurred.


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