Latest Comments by lhflanurseNP

Latest Comments by lhflanurseNP

lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 10,252 Views

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    Have you checked with a local EMT service? They provide classes all the time. You can do part of it online and take the "hands on" portion at a designated facility. I did mine through the American Heart Association. They have one for healthcare professionals.

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    missdeevah likes this.

    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.

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    Quote from CoolLikeThat
    6) Ask questions and be prepared to answer questions - I want to know what you know and how I can help you and if I need to brush up on anything.
    7) I don't have all the answers and I have to look stuff up all the time - so expect to look up what you don't know.
    These 2 statements are pearls...it shows you are vested in your career choice if you ask a question by starting out with what the problem is, what you think the diagnosis, treatment, etc. is, why you think so then ask for help! This shows critical thinking as well as this is how you will actually practice. Use this time to your advantage. If the preceptor does not know the answer, hopefully, as CoolLikeThat points out...they should be more than happy to research it with you!

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    Both of these areas are really hard to find rotations with. Have you tried your local health department? They do a LOT of women's health and depending on the state...pediatrics. There is a TON of paper work that will be required on the site's side...but you do get to see a LOT of interesting cases.

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    sophBSN15 likes this.

    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!

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    [QUOTE=PrincessAlexiss;9184900]Hey! I have been having such a hard time with the Nurse Practitioner topic

    - What is the difference between ARNP and NP?

    I'm not sure we get the question. A NP is an ARNP. There is a distinction between clinical APRNs (Advanced Practice Registered Nurses) and non-clinical APRNs. Clinical APRNs may be Clinical Specialists or Nurse Practitioner. Non-clinical APRNs may be educators, theorists, etc. Does this help?

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    NutmeggeRN, brownbook, Cattz, and 1 other like this.

    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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    VivaLasViejas, MassED, and AndyB like this.

    Quote from MunoRN
    The subsidies to help buy insurance are pretty generous, the average amount paid for an individual is $84/month, and subsidies are available up to 400% of the poverty line, which means a family of 4 making up to $97k will get a subsidy, how much higher do you feel it should go?
    So, this sounds GREAT if you have a family of 4. What about the 40+ group that no longer has family at home and has a combined income of $65K. You do not qualify for the subsidy. If the income is greater than $63K, you do not qualify for any reimbursement and the "cheapest" plan is $600.00 pp/month.

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    VivaLasViejas, mc3, Spidey's mom, and 2 others like this.

    I for one would like to see an overhaul of the current healthcare program. People who had good insurance prior to ACA, are now paying 2-3 times a month for premiums and having higher deductibles and less coverage...or opting to not to have any insurance and "taking a risk" because it's cheaper! I had really good insurance and then received a notice that my plan would no longer be available and had to select a new one. Well, the new one that would have "mirrored" my old plan was 3 times the cost so I opted for 1 that I could "afford". Luckily I did because we were hit with an unfortunate health condition this year and would have wound up paying more if we did not have the insurance. I know several people who don't have insurance because a) the make more than the schedule to get credit and b) they don't make enough to pay the monthly premiums along with the general cost of living. We live in a predominately older community and have one of the highest rates for insurance in the state! This is sooooooooooooo wrong.

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    If you look at your state's np association affiliated with AANP, you should find a preceptor list.

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    I'm confused, but not being from MA - maybe that's the way it is. Most states will supply your license upon completion of your national board (AANP or ANCC) for "certification", and applying to the State Board of Nursing. Other credentialing bodies provide a place for you to have all your information in one place for insurance carriers, etc. to utilize, or give you additional documentation for specialty NP practice.

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    Women's Health should provide you with a unique opportunity to work in a regular office seeing adult patients! Many of the females bounce between a primary care provider and a gynecologist and I have found they really enjoy being able to have just 1 practitioner who can do both. Any obstetrics goes to the OB/GYN, otherwise, women's health provides standards of care that are women driven. I would consider looking into the clinic setting bringing your expertise to the practice. Good luck!

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    Ah...to be young again and have the opportunities for higher education. I started in 1974 and finished my final degree in 2014.

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    DixieDarlin. From my understanding, RIBN is a new program that is basically you get an ADN degree then continue towards your BSN. CF offers an ADN degree as well as a RN-to-BSN bridge as well so kind of the same.

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    A patient in severe Hashimoto's hypothyroidism can develop tachycardia as a results of either/both extremely decreased free T3 or the histamine response associated with elevated TPO/TG antibodies. Do some research...you will find the thyroid quite an interesting gland


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