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Joined Mar 22, '13 - from 'Wisconsin'. salvadordolly is a RN. She has '22' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology, Med-Surg'. Posts: 207 (34% Liked) Likes: 160

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  • Feb 21

    I disclosed personal info at one job and it came back to haunt me when the blame game started. I wouldn't do it! In AODA, there seems to be a different standard for nurses. It seems okay for counselor and aides to be in recovery, but not nurses. As another poster pointed out, psych people are really no more understanding than other health care professionals.

  • Feb 4

    I have heard many FNP's struggle with onine learning and those with limited bedside nursing struggle as FNP's. Med-Surg or clinic work is enormously helpful for being an FNP. Md's complain that FNP's without clinical experience and online training have very poor assessment skills. One of my friends just experienced a huge paycut because of this, as the MD has to scrutinize her assesments, which takes up too much of his time and exposes him to liability. Another nurse I just hired at a home health agency is an FNP working as a staff RN because she felt inadequately prepared to perform as an FNP and is gaining experience in home health. She was a direct-entry having a Biology degree and went for the FNP-DNP route. She couldn't use the DNP for teaching, as in my area they wanted PHD's for this. I am in Milwaukee, however, and we have a ton of brick-and-mortar colleges in the area that are top-notch. So in my area, online FNP's are looked down upon somewhat because employer can pick and choose.
    Also, as an person in administration, I have to tell you, those who choose the direct-entry and online FNP's have this fact exploited and are paid substantially less and scrutinized more.
    It seems your FQHC background would be adequate, but you may be able to transfer to a position of Urgent Care or triage, which would boost your skills and your confidence.
    Don't underestimate your confidence level as a big factor in your early success.
    The reason I think many of those who took this route wish they would have went to med school is because they would have been more adequately prepared and better compensated for their time and financial commitment, which is often similar to a FP MD.
    Being an NP seems to confer all the disadvantages of an RN and an MD, without the benefits of either. .