lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 10,248 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
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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.
For information purposes, I completed the ANP program and total cost...classes, clinical fees, and practicum fees was $27,736.00. It will be a little more as the hourly cost has gone up. Without the price increase for my final semester, my total would have been $27,516.00. Non-practicum classes are now $1832.00 each and the practicum classes are $2748.00 each. There is a $525.00 clinical fee per practicum. Hope this helps.
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.
Ah...to be young again and have the opportunities for higher education. I started in 1974 and finished my final degree in 2014.
I may be out of turn, but I do believe schools will require that you have an active RN license to be in classes...especillay if you are going for your NP.
Basic review of pharmacology is helpful as is physiology. Both of these are going to be the ground floor for building.
I am sure the relevance is that it exposes you to another aspect of alternative medicine that patients may use. Homeopathy is not mixing this herb with that herb, but rather the energy or "essence" of the product. The lower the number, the more "concentrated". When working with a patient who uses homeopathy, it is wise to have some real knowledge of the practice so as not to antagonize the patient because they are trying "something different".
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