bebbercorn, BSN 8,430 Views
"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
Just because something isn't my cup of tea doesn't mean I look down on it.
and p.s... Doctors Recommend Careers as Nurse Practitioners vs. Primary Care Physicians | University of Arizona
Both Doctors and NPs recommend those wanting to go into primary care pursue a route as NP.... just sayin'
You will find that many people, nurses included, can be very toxic against NPs. Keep your head high and put your best foot forward. We are advancing on what was historically their territory, and I hate to say, giving a lot of power to women in a traditionally male dominated field. There's a number of reasons to be defensive about it, but essentially, that's the way healthcare is moving. Study after study proves we give as good care or better than doctors across the field. And your teacher is full of snot.
I'm in one of those where you have to find one of your own preceptors. We are accredited and one of the highest ranked in the nation. I happen to live in a very saturated area where there are other well known universities. Many sites said that they would only take students from local universities.
I am currently sitting out a semester because my preceptors practice (MD side) all of a sudden decided they would not take NP students. My institution is trying as much as they can to help, but it may mean going out of state. (!) I do not think it's horrible having to find your own, as long as you are given some resources, which I was (past preceptors, emergency contacts)...
A huge issue is NPs not wanting to take students. I agree with other posters that if they're not getting paid to, why should they? Those offices I call that do have student friendly NPs seem inundated with requests, and I kind of get that "Siiiiiiigh, I would like to help you, but I've had students with me for a year and I really need a break." We are only allowed to do a certain number of hours with specialty/MD and I was hoping to save these in case I had a specialty NP that I could follow for a bit. Also, some are in positions where NPs state "we only get the walk-ins, and the MDs aren't NP student friendly." Frustrating.
I'm all for having it set up for me, as then I wouldn't be twiddling my thumbs while all my classmates spring ahead. Unfortunately, even brick and mortar schools are starting to follow this standard. A friend at a very well known NP program has been working on her degree for 4 years because of schedule changes, school being unable to set up a reliable preceptor, etc. I believe it is the new norm...
I think the answer lies more in a nationwide requirement for an established NP residency than putting all the burden on the school. Some programs I know of blend some of the MD components with NP components (didactic and clinical). I would have loved to do a program like that!
I have been asked this as an RN, and I say with confidence "I recently interviewed at XYZ hospital. However, in my research and from what I've heard in the community, this would be my first choice..." or something similar. Like most questions, I feel like you have to turn the negatives into a positive. It is a weird question, but interviewing elsewhere does show that you're marketable and the type of job you're looking for. I hope this helps, good luck!
Wa Alaikum As Salaam (Peace be upon you, too) sister! So nice to see another muslimah on the site! We can trade hijab folding secrets, insha'Allah (if Allah wills)!
When I first started wearing hijab, I was reported to infectious disease because it was "An infection control issue." Their response? So is everything else everyone wears in here: ties, lab coats, jackets, shirts under scrubs... I was glad to have that support.
Your facility is required to allow you a pump break. Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program - Breastfeeding Laws
The moment when you ask, "are you safe in your home," and their mouth says yes, but their eyes say no ...
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