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  1. Direct Entry Program Acceptance Rates
    Most quality programs DE-NP are <15%.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. Undergrad GPA?
    You will likely need to do something to increase that core GPA if you plan on applying to Graduate school. I would talk to an admissions advisor at some of the schools you want to apply to and talk...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  3. what are my options to work as an NP except office or hospital
    Retail clinics hire lots of new grads with no experience as do may college campus health centers.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. AAPN certification
    You have been out of school for 5 years and haves boarded? You should probably take a review course, either live or via the computer. A lot has changed in 5 years.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. How many patients are you expected to see daily?
    Ouch that sounds awful.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Advanced Health Assessment
    This is your most important course, at least for your first few years of practice. You need to be able to do a full or focused assessment and identify normal from abnormal. It can literally be the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Shadowing for np job
    It's a great practice prior to offering/accepting a position. Many large employers, especially retail health, will require it.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Is my pt in heart failure??
    I was just think more along the time of what she auscultated for a rate/rhythm with the patient's history and cardiac output :)
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Is my pt in heart failure??
    How were his posterior tib and Dorsalis pulses? What was his current heart rhythm. What does sitting for extended periods in a wheel chair do for his lower extremity edema?
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Help with Nursing diagnoses
    Not a great idea to approach it that way with your instructor.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Help with Nursing diagnoses
    I responded to your other thread on the same topic but I figured I would post here too. You are trying to fit your nursing assessment and patients symptoms into a medical diagnosis. (Likely this...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Narcan
    Who's writing the narc scripts on your unit if you have to use it frequently?? Per UTD: "Monitoring Parameters Respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, level of consciousness,...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Is my pt in heart failure??
    He likely has chronic dysfunction with that cardiac history; he may have acute on chronic dysfunction in this case but remember these are medical diagnoses. Are you writing a care plan? I am not...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. All Men Shift
    I wonder if this thread was about the positive vibe with an all-female board of directors at a hospital if it would be deemed as sexist. I agree women still face an uphill battle in society (even...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Providing Emergency Care to non-patient
    Good Samaritan laws (to my knowledge) do not protect the provider if the provider is currently working and the individual is within a medical facility, including a primary care office.
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Providing Emergency Care to non-patient
    Oh, and I work with a MD that has only been sued once for malpractice in his 30 years of practicing and it was by family of random stranger at a restaurant who was choking and he tried to Heimlich...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Providing Emergency Care to non-patient
    Absolutely provide BLS. I would be very hesitant to provide more than that, including ALCS, in the primary setting for an individual not under my care. I have given aspirin and called 911 for...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. FNP seeking acute care / hospital training and job
    This is exactly why it is important for graduates of those programs to identify the lack of resources/training; those post-graduation surveys are used for re-accreditation. Those programs need to...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. FNP seeking acute care / hospital training and job
    Make sure you communicate to your NP program that your training in these areas was deficient. Most programs do 1-year and 5-year surveys regarding your transition to practice. You should have been...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. NP bridge from MSN
    You can look into postmasters certificate programs. They usually take about a year and a half if you have the prerequisite courses from your MSN.
    Aug 14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    Some NP programs don't require RN experience for matriculation. Some don't even require it for graduation. In the end everyone takes the same boards. There is no published evidence showing novice NPs...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    Seems to me that podiatrists, psychologists, opticians, and chiropractors (who are doctorate-prepared) use the title in clinical practice without too much patient confusion.
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    You are arguing with someone that has entitled themselves "holy spirit". Ever heard the mantra"every patient is a psych patient" well the same holds true for nurses...and interwebs posters.
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. FNP seeking acute care / hospital training and job
    The classes won't be redundant. There may be some overlap but the focus will be different. And the clinical experience will be different.
    Aug 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. NP, PA, or just BSN for now? So unsure...
    What is your motivation to make any change at all?
    Aug 11
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry


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