lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 10,463 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
Posts: 615 (40% Liked)
I know we went through this with your consent, but just to remind you of the possible outcomes.....
You are not a cardiologist, but as a primary care provider, you are expected to be able to read an EKG. When I was a critical care nurse, I learned to read EKGs appropriately. When I went back for my NP, I had to do some brush-up, but I do EKGs in the office frequently and then read them. If a referral is necessary, then I do one, otherwise, I treat my patient. Is there anyone you know going through this class with you that you an "buddy up" with? Do you know any critical care nurses that could help?
My mother-in-law received her cape upon graduation from nursing school. They wore them as a cloak when outside. As elkpark notes...it was wool and HEAVY!!!! She had it for over 40 years before a flood destroyed it, but we still have pictures of her wearing it proudly in her younger days...btw...this was back in the late 40s and early 50s.
Have you attempted to find a NP in your area? This is a GREAT foundation for finding potential resources not only for clinicals, but once you are in practice to call on for help.
All I can add is good luck Melody! I, and MANY of my peers from SU passed the boards on the first pass. In ANY graduate program, one will get out what they put in. There is no hand-holding in ANY of the programs that I am aware of...if there is...that would scare me as the role of an advanced practice registered nurse is to be autonomous within the guidelines set by your individual state. There have been many students with an extremely negative outlook on SU. I no longer respond as the arguments can go on forever! Again...good luck!
When I was young, I broke my wrist. My father, a MD did not catch it. No one caught it until 3 weeks later when it started to swell! Don't fret. This is a good learning tool that falls need further investigation...like x-rays.
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