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- May 12, '12 by Tinabeanrnabiagirlnp, I sent you an inbox a few days ago. Did you get it?
- May 15, '12 by abiagirlnpI tried to open it, but was unable to. Can you send it again please? Thanks for your concern.
- May 15, '12 by TinabeanrnDid you double click on it. Try getting to it from your email
- May 18, '12 by abiagirlnpThanks Tinabeanrn. I double-clicked it and got it. Will call her today. Thanks again.
- May 18, '12 by TinabeanrnYour welcome. Best wishes
- May 22, '12 by WagsNPzenman, I agree with you somewhat but I disagree with you about the lack of planning making the degree not worth the money spent. Even if you are unable to find a Np job or even hate the role you can always fall back on teaching, or working in a hospital as an advanced practice nurse. I chose NP because I knew that if the NP role didn't work out I could always fall back on teaching or another form of advanced practice.
abiagirlnp, jobs are really hard to come by right now. So I am right there with you, I am anticipating an offer from a group this week getting called back for 4th time. My initial plan of attack was to make myself stand out to prospective employers in other ways that would compensate for my lack of NP(23 years of nursing exp) experience. So I made up a nice portfolio that contained my peer evaluations, clinical preceptor evals, letters of recommendation, awards/certificates, goals, GPA's etc. I purchased software to make a killer resume and cover letter. I rehearsed answers to interview questions and dressed very well for my interiews. You gotta go in with your game face, be organized and prepared. I have received great feedback about my portfolio and I think it made a difference.
good luck and keep us posted!
- May 28, '12 by jaznia15Just my two cents but FNP programs do not have to cost 40k. I'm attending a state university (with a 100% pass rate) and for the 46 credits it'll be $15,000 for two years with added cost of books and equipment I'd push it up to 17 maybe 18. You don't have to go bankrupt to fund school. And for me the beauty of the masters program is the fact that you are already working in your field therefore there's no big hurry to find a job right away like there was in nursing school. I graduate in May 2014 and am open to going anywhere but would like to find a job with family friendly hours because I am a single parent. If it takes 6 months to a year to find then sobeit
- May 29, '12 by harmonizerQuote from jaznia15No! You are lucky... Student loan and your potential employers won't wait for 6 months. My student loan will start rolling in soon. Not everyone has high RN salary. No way I can pay back my loan with my current RN salary. I have graduated for almost 4 week.. and still have no eligibility to take the test..J And for me the beauty of the masters program is the fact that you are already working in your field therefore there's no big hurry to find a job right away like there was in nursing school.
- May 30, '12 by TinabeanrnHarmonizer, what board are you going through? I took the AANP and was able to take the test 10 days after finishing classes.
- May 30, '12 by harmonizerQuote from TinabeanrnANCC. The requirement of "validation of education" form slows down the process. My school did not email it. They mailed it in They should do what is best for the student. I wish I could go through AANP but they don't credential my speciality.Harmonizer, what board are you going through? I took the AANP and was able to take the test 10 days after finishing classes.