lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 9,112 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
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What have your instructors said? What about your preceptors?
Your "girlfriend" does not sound very supportive. I would seriously rethink this relationship. The arrogance of many physicians is astounding. If anything, she should be in awe of who you are...the patient advocate and nurturer.
Just remembered something. We had to mix our own Chemo under a hood on a medical floor!
It's official....Governor Scott signed the Barbara Lumpkin Controlled Substance Prescribing Act bill!
Anatomy is like learning a foreign language unless you have had experience or been exposed to many of the terms. Where are you struggling? Do you have a "study buddy" who can help you? There are numerous of resources online...many with videos that may be helpful. The pressure of passing exams can be intense because you understand you can't move forward if you don't. Have you taken any classes on test taking? Many questions, but hope they will help you refocus. Good luck!
Did the Gov sign yet ?
I for one am looking forward to this and hope that Governor Scott will not veto it. It will be real nice to be able to write a compound prescription with Testosterone, or for Testosterone medication as a whole...much less the ability to provide a short course of an anti-anxiety med if needed. As NPs, I believe STRONGLY that we will be more selective and short-termed dosing of these drugs. I for one know that if someone needs something STRONG for pain...they are going to be referred to pain management. I don't EVEN want to raise any signals there! I agree with
I utilize Xymogen, Apex Energetics, Douglas Laboratories, NuMedica, and others as well as have various products changed and private labelled. I do a LOT of nutritional counseling including diet and lifestyle modification. I encourage patients to utilize chiropractic medicine (not just the traditional snap and pop, but those practicing functional neurology), acupuncture, yoga, taichi, quijong. I do utilize homeopathics as well as traditional prescription drugs. I recently had a patient with diarrhea and a sense of fullness to the point she was unable to eat more than 2-3 bites of food every half hour for 3 months. She had undergone a Whipple procedure 6 months earlier. Worked on releasing adhesions with gentle percussion and activator release...what a belch! Then we did out-of-the box stool testing and identified 3 different fungi as well as 2 bacteria. One week after starting her on the antibiotics and antifungal agents and she was a whole new person. She recently returned to see the chiropractor to keep her surgical scar adhesions "at bay". Had another patient with Triglycerides in the 600s and was not able to take any of the traditional meds. Started him on high dose of a special omega complex we have private labelled and in 6 weeks they were down to 240! Of course this 6 weeks was after he had tried using a different type of omega complex and didn't show his numbers improve at all.
Oh my. I don't know when this happened, but there are no required "on-site" clinicals now. The school will send the evaluator to your practicum site once or twice during the practicum. There is 1 practicum that is 60 hours, the rest are 120 hours. You are also having class at the same time. That was one thing I drilled the clinical director on as well as the admissions representative. I have not had any changes in the syllabus for any of my classes. I am completing the core requirements and will be starting the practicum NP courses Feb 6th. You are responsible for obtaining practicum sites. Because this is a NP program, at least half of the practicums must be done with a NP. If you are in an extremely rural area where pickings are short, you may talk to the clinical director for some adjustment. I have had a fairly good experience with SU. The biggest thing to remember with any online program is that you get out what you put in. If you are not disciplined enough to do more than the "required", you will probably not feel you are getting anything out of it.
It is a shame that there is not a way to ban people like this from posting comments
Congrats!!!! I am in a NP program right now so I will be there soon enough! Whats the secret?
I think what many do not realize is if you have been a practicing nurse for quite some time, yes, you will be making some decent money BUT...the key is the experienced RN versus a NOVICE NP. A new RN does not make the same money as an experienced one...the same goes for NPs.
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