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  1. Undergrad GPA?
    PatMac10, I don't know the exact details about how they calculate the GPA, I do know of folks who have had 4.0 and didn't get in, as well as folks who had lower GPAs who got in, so I think they are...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. NP Program without BSN
    Frontier has a "bridge" program from RN to FNP. You are not awarded a BSN in their program. I think there are a couple other programs some do award a BSN during the program some do not.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. Undergrad GPA?
    Every school has a different "minimum gpa" and although the basics are the same, each school calculates the gpa slightly differently. Some take the last xx credits into account more strongly, others...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. MSN in Informatics to NP
    There are "post-masters certificate" programs that will take some of your credits into account. Each program will be different in what credits they accept from your existing MSN and what credits they...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. What is EMT basic like?
    Ok, so I think most of the bad has been given! lol I was an EMT-B for a VFD, while I did my pre-reqs for my nursing program, so I don't know anything about "private EMS", as they don't have it...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Getting it in writing
    If an applicant asked me to not call their current employer, I would ALWAYS honor that. I do however then ask them about their plans for transition if they should be offered a job and why they are...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Online schools and testing...
    My program has a remote proctor device and company, I'm not sure of the company name. I call the device a cyborg because of it's big, one eyed device. No sound, no activity in the room. The device...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Scared & Confused
    It would definitely be a judgement call which to do first. I would try hard to get a second set of hands so one person was getting a line and hanging a bag on the septic while another was getting an...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. NP to DNP - trying to decide
    Unfortunately only time will change this rumor. And even that I expect to see a post in 2016 that starts out with: "So and so said you have to be a DNP to practice, it started last year, but my NP...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  10. RN-BSN to DNP
    There are many schools that have BSN-DNP/FNP programs. I would expect you to be able to find a program within that cost range without too much difficulty. You will have to research programs, as this...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  11. Books for Advanced Pathophysiology
    Honestly, I wouldn't purchase additional texts beyond the one recommended for your course. If you feel weak in a particular area of patho, use google & youtube, you can probably get enough good...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Dear practitoners, quick question on your school
    OP - Thanks for responding. The first step in any personal growth is to assess yourself and figure out where you need to grow, you have shown that you are doing that, which is far more than most are...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  13. Seeking a job
    That would be 100% based on the chain and their own hr policies. If you applied, then I guess you would find out one way or the other.
    Aug 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Should I mention this to my coworkers?
    I have had nothing but positive support from my coworkers. I never even contemplated keeping it a secret, figured it was just a matter of when I was going to tell people. As was mentioned about...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Confused-Which MSN program?
    Some BSN-DNP programs confer a MSN at some point during the program. I know of at least one that allows you to "opt-out" at that point as well. Yes it is confusing as there are just far too many...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  16. NP pay at NHSC sites
    In my neck of the woods there is a significant disparity between the NHSC site and private practice pay.
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. New Grad in the ER
    BrnEyedGirl, I had the same question. It seems like they are living on the edge there. And then to be a new grad with a 10 shift orientation, I think I would be very scared. Hopefully, there are...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Dear practitoners, quick question on your school
    OP, I don't want to attack you personally, but your past posts make me question your thoughts about wanting to become an NP at this point in time. From the past posts I've seen, you mentioned that...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  19. Anything you wish you would have reviewed before going into an FNP program?
    Before my program I was all about review this, review that, get a leg up. Now that I'm in my program, I don't think it helped me all that much if any. I think you take a breather, do something fun,...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Time off after NP school?
    Have fun! I'm old, have a family, and doing this as a second career, I'd love to talk my wife into taking a few months off, let the kids burn the house down, etc. Maybe I should have the dogs stay...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Ideas for improving flow...
    I agree some data will probably be necessary and help. I don't have any research to help you, haven't looked really. I can tell you we operate a 10 bed ER with a 3 bed "quazi-fast track". I say quazi...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Ideas for improving flow...
    How do you triage now? What is the frequency of pts in the waiting room? Wait times? I would suggest starting by looking at triage, and seeing if any improvements can be made there. Are you most...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Could a FNP hired as an independent contractor in private physician clinic?
    Could? Yes, certainly could. However, there are legal and tax ramifications to it that you and he should know in more detail. I would strongly suggest you consult at minimum a tax accountant and...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Advanced Assessment - Any tips?
    Humm, hard question to answer because your looking for general information. There are a lot of youtube videos these days on how to do specific parts of an exam. I haven't had to look at them in a few...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. frontier nursing university prereq
    You will need to contact admissions to get help with those questions. They are the only ones who would know if the class your old university is calling 'health assessment' is the same as 'physical...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry


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