lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 11,762 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
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Triciaj...hope it was true...but NOT! The bandaid was filthy and when we removed it, the pink skin against his "tan" said everyting. He had not cleaned the area so the bandaid wouldn't come off. As others have said...you just can't make some of this stuff up.
If you are involved in a group project...keep meticulous notes on what has been discussed, who "volunteered" for what, time tables and all communication. This way if you have someone, or more, not pulling their weight, you can bring it to the instructor's attention. I was involved in one such class and out of the 6 of us, only 2 of us got a grade and passed.
Saw a patient once who had gotten a tetanus shot for an injury corrected in the doctor's office 1 year ago...still had the bandaid on!
You will also be responsible for all your license and insurance fees as well as education. These can add up quite quickly.
Guess I am different...but when the situation arose in the past, I would ask for just primary care...being totally responsible as nurse AND aide to 5-8 patients. This actually gave me ample time to really get to know my patients better and found it really was a little easier than trying to find the aid to ask "what about...". As to caring for your patients...as nurses...that is what we do. No one should be above a bedpan!
First off ***HUGS***. If the family had no clue that their mother had brain cancer...it is a shock! I am sure the daughter is distraught and is fighting out because she can't yell at mom for not telling her. To see your loved one become incapacitated almost over night is hard enough without having to deal with the realization that this is the end. You did nothing wrong...you were the sounding board! ***HUGS*** again.
One of reasons why there is drive for the DNP degree be for ARNPs as it is difficult to separate the ARNP/APRN from an APN. As Pixie, RN points out...generally the title of ARNP/APRN is reserved for advanced clinical practicing nurses. The push for DNP is to make this separation easier to understand...if you have your DNP, then you are a practicing advanced nurse practitioner.
I have seen this available especially in nursing homes. I have even seen it in the hospital setting. While it is not a common thing, if discussed with the provider, and there are no contraindications, it is often more agreeable to have that 2-4oz of wine versus a drug.
If this is going to be an inconvenience due to your religion...why not consider a regular pediatric NP program? They work M-F, so it is not an issue!
I am totally open to trying anything to get the most out of this experience!
I took an online review course...time and money where a factor and I believe that it helped me pass the first time. I had a lot of problems with reading "too much" and missing "the clues". These review courses are very helpful in identifying your weak point. I studied for 3 weeks then took my test. Good luck!
I had the opportunity, but for no other reason than a degree..no thank you. If it mattered to my license/practice, then I would have...but only because I would not have had to pay for it!
Congratulations! The worst is over
A DNP, just like a MSN, is a DEGREE, not a LICENSE. There is no REQUIREMENT for a nurse practitioner to have a DNP over a MSN. Pay is the same because you are paid by your license. You can choose to be a family, adult/gero, pediatric, psych, women's health, etc nurse practitioner. Of course schools and educators are going to push a DNP...lot's more money to the school! Most of the nurses I know that are doing DNP programs complain about the amount of research and that they are really not learning anything more in nursing.
You actually have 2 choices...going on for your MSN in education OR staying as a bedside nurse. As many FNPs are writing in...jobs are becoming more scarce and the pay is not that great. Many nurses have gone on to get their FNP figuring it was the "answer" to money worries or job security...that is not so. Not all nurses are cut out to become a healthcare provider. The problem is the CNS degree does not seem to account for much in the hospital setting although that is a degree that many NPs would actually be better striving for. If your heart is telling you NOT to go for the FNP...don't. Just my 2 cents worth
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