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  1. New Grad trying to get into PICU
    I've seen many nursing students say they want to do PICU, because they enjoy it so much while they're there. There is a lot of "cool" stuff and tons of things to learn. You only have 1-2 patients...
    Nov 10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Failed the AANP twice...now what?! need help.
    How do you do on the practice exams? Is there a certain type of question you seem to get wrong? Are you reading the questions too fast and missing key information? Have you tried doing the...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. ER and ICU NPs, what is your day like?
    Before you apply/start an NP program, be sure it's what you want to do. It's good you're asking questions here, because it sucks to start and then realize you want to do something else. I mention...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Travel from home to work
    My work is 1.2 miles from me. I walk to work every day and it's amazing. I can't imagine having to drive to work anymore, lol.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. PNP interview process?
    The interview for my job (hospital based PNP) was 1 full day and 1 half day. I interviewed with 8 of the physicians one-on-one, rounded in the units in the morning, had a group NP meeting time, and...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Nurse Practitioner Interview
    Know why you want to work in that setting and be able to state it clearly. We interviewed someone recently who couldn't do this and in my mind the interview was over right then. To me, being able...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Time off after NP school?
    I took 2 months off after boards and it was great. Just keep in mind it can take a long time to get your license and prescriptive authority and credentialing done. I got my job offer in April, took...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Online schools and testing...
    I did not have proctored exams. Our exams were open book, but you had very little time to answer the questions, so if you didn't know the content you would not pass. Passing was 85% or greater.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. PNCB CPNP-AC Exam
    I actually thought the CCRN exam was harder, so don't worry too much, lol. But you need to study a lot. The hard part is the content covers so much information. I used about 7 different sources for...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Resume Help
    Your school should be helping you with this. CVs are more common than resumes, because you can't fit everything on one page. Do not include your preceptor's name. You can also check out the career...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. ECMO and Anticoagulation
    I'm trying to understand the management better. Where I used to work they paid more attention to ACTs and where I am now follows the anti Xa's but still checks ACTs and PTTs. And then I'm not sure...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. ECMO and Anticoagulation
    Hi all, I'm looking for resources on managing a patient on ECMO. Also, a detailed explanation of circuit anticoagulation therapy and how to manage it would be great (this could be ECMO specific...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Would you have changed anything in your graduate program?
    If you know what area you want to work in, concentrate your clinical hours there. It helped a lot when I started my job. And ask your preceptors for feedback on your performance. It can help you know...
    May 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Nursing school help! What to do...
    I was worried about dealing with "gross stuff" as a nurse before I started school and you definitely end up in situations as a nursing student that are gross. However, if you have a genuine concern...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  15. ACNPs-what was  your preceptorship experience?
    My clinical experience was completely unstructured. I had to turn in a certain number of notes every semester and I had to do 50 hours of primary care. Other than that, I could do whatever I wanted....
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Probationary period
    I say take the extra 4 weeks and ask them for specific expectations that they want you to meet in that time. Are you not seeing enough patients in a day? Are your notes not done fast enough? Them...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Working after BSN or directly to NP program
    I think no experience is fine when you're working in a family practice office because what you're doing is so different from what an RN in a hospital does. I think you need to expect to have to work...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. work and go back to school
    I, like many people on here, worked full-time during my NP program. I did school part-time so it took an extra 2 semesters but it's doable. Also a lot of hospitals have tuition reimbursement which...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Wannabe NP question
    There are lots of good online schools. However generally all of them require a good GPA. As for specific schools, it depends on what type of NP you want to be. Not all schools offer all programs.
    Mar 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Gaining acute care experience mid-degree.
    It wouldn't be a clinical placement, it would just be getting a job for a year. I agree with you that I think most employers would not want to hire you if they know you'd be leaving after a year....
    Mar 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. What the heck have I gotten myself into??
    The best advice I've ever gotten was from my unit educator who told me to focus on what I do know instead of what I don't know. It is a simple change in your thinking that can make a huge difference...
    Mar 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Help with nursing specialty direction!
    What about looking at a telephone RN job? Something like diabetes management and education, smoking cessation? I used to work with an insurance company that employed RNs for these jobs. You could...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. PNP or FNP for increased job opportunities?
    In some areas the FNP market is over saturated already. Just do what you want, because that is what will make you happy. And you are better prepared to care for kids as a PNP than you are as an FNP.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Meely-Mouthed Recruiters
    I couldn't agree more with this. I'm always amazed when anyone interviews in anything other than a suit. It just doesn't make the same impression. Also along these lines, be very certain you are...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. PICU preceptorship...what to expect
    The PICU is not a unit where you can just step in and start doing things, so communicate a lot with your preceptor. Show an interest and willingness to learn and that will help. Hopefully you will...
    Jan 12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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