Nursing student seeks help from experienced nurses: NP or MD? - page 2

I am a nursing student who had been looking forward to a career in medicine -- although the postings I have read so far are discouraging. As of now, I plan to become a Family Nurse Practitioner after I gain one year experience... Read More

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    I am currently in a Family Nurse Practitioner program with an anticipated graduation date of Aug 03, 2002. I don't know what kind of program the other students went to in the above post, where they claim to not have gotten any clinical hours. We get plenty of clinical hours in our program. I am in clinical 4 days a week at present. In addition, our instructors come to our clinical site at least twice each semester to check us off on our H & P skills...You better know it!!!
    Last edit by Level2Trauma on Jul 5, '02

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    That's terriffic to hear, Level2Trauma. The programs I speak of are 2 of the more "prestigeous" ones here in NY. Adequate clinical time is the most important aspect of medical or nursing education, IMHO. You don't realize how much you can't learn from a book until you're thrown face-to-face with patients!


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