What's your specialty? - page 2

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Just curious what field everybody went into after graduation? I am a FNP and work in physical medicine which is sort of like integrative medicine. I'm interested in pursuing forensic nursing or alternative medicine for the... Read More


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    I am currently trying to make this decision for myself. I am applying to schools for a BSN-DNP, and so far I have applied for Family Psych Mental Health NP..... I would like to work in Assisted Reproduction. My partner and I are having our third child with the help of a fantastic clinic in New Delhi, India and going through the process, the Medical Director asked me if I would be interested in sort-of a case management opportunity, so we are working out the details now. But ultimately, I'd like to open my own practice, in the US, most of the agencies are run by Attorneys, former surrogate mothers or former intended parents. There must be one or two run by a nurse or someone in psychiatry in one capacity or another. Will it happen, i'm still waiting to hear from schools if Ive been accepted or not, so, we will see...
    I did think about going for Woman's Health DNP, but I did not receive much feedback on work environment, nor gender issues (im male,) and I know a good number of men work in OBGYN, but all the same, I have heard little feedback.
    Also, if I do not obtain my MSN by 2015, I must get my DNP, and unless I grow another halve to my brain, I doubt I can do that.
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    I'm not in school for it yet, I'm finishing up my BSN and getting ready to apply. But I will be doing psychiatric NP.
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    Went to PACU as a new grad, then to a few decades in critical care, then to a couple of decades in case management, then legal nurse consulting and life care planning. Working for myself beats it all hollow. Why do you ask?
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    Curious to see what path everyone took after graduate school. We FNPs in my class were groomed to work specifically in a family practice or remote clinic and I didn't take that road. I specialized and sort of wonder if I would be more utilized in FP. I've forgotten a lot of my education and take to reading study materials just to keep my knowledge up.
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    I started in the OR on CV/Neuro team. Worked there for a little over a year and moved to the SICU for enhanced experience in medicine/trauma/skills. Graduated in August, took ANCC FNP earlier this month and passed! I have been working for a neurosurgeon for about 2 months now. I love what I do. About 1 year ago I sat and achieved my CNRN (certified neuroscience registered nurse). Do what you are passionate about! Do no "settle" and make do. Hope this helps
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    I'm an FNP who currently works in an Allergy/Asthma practice. I worked in primary care for a few years, and I got burned out being all things to everyone. My background before nursing was in Immunology, so my current position is a great fit for me.

    Goofeegirl-I'm fascinated by physical/functional medicine. How did you get into this? Did you have to do additional training or did you learn on the job?
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    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'm an FNP who currently works in an Allergy/Asthma practice. I worked in primary care for a few years, and I got burned out being all things to everyone. My background before nursing was in Immunology, so my current position is a great fit for me.

    Goofeegirl-I'm fascinated by physical/functional medicine. How did you get into this? Did you have to do additional training or did you learn on the job?
    I lucked out with the first job by simply applying and getting chosen from the other applicants to be the NP for the practice. I learned trigger points and joint injections one weekend and only performed 5 that Sunday. The following Monday I went into work and performed 29 injections before lunch. I just jumped in and did the job. Now I've done thousands of injections and continue to learn by going to conferences learning as much as I can about the field.
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    I started in the OR on CV/Neuro team. Worked there for a little over a year and moved to the SICU for enhanced experience in medicine/trauma/skills. Graduated in August, took ANCC FNP earlier this month and passed! I have been working for a neurosurgeon for about 2 months now. I love what I do. About 1 year ago I sat and achieved my CNRN (certified neuroscience registered nurse). Do what you are passionate about! Do no "settle" and make do. Hope this helps
    I'm being considered for a job in Neurology/Sleep Medicine which fits my past experience. I would love to sit for the CNRN certification and learn more about this field. Ah, so many possibilities with this degree...
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