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  1. Is there an advantage to getting  aanp certification over  ancc or vise versa?
    Not certain they'll only take ANCC, but all our NPs in my group are ANCC so it hasn't come up. It's possible other NPs at the hospital are AANP, but as this isn't an issue for me I didn't really...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Women's Health NP
    ANP/WHNP here. Couldn't find a WHNP job, working as an ANP with no OB/GYN at all. I miss it and want to get back into the field, but I'm not sure I would advise doing WHNP alone to anyone as the job...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Advanced Nursing vs Medicine
    It's not the science prereqs, it's the 4 years of med school + residency. Most of medicine is routine. I think it's a great distribution of resources if I, for example, manage the knee sprain myself...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. GN to NP in <1yr
    And I saw a patient recently who refused to see a particular MD (one known nationally as a thought leader in his field) because previously, the MD had told the patient repeatedly that he had a strain...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 2014 camp work thread
    I'm thinking about doing camp nursing for a week or two over the summer. Camp is a 3 week session and a 5.5 week session, but they take nurses for shorter periods of time as available. The camp is...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. Seasoned FNP tell me the truth....
    $70,000 in a small poor town is a lot more money than $85,000 in a major city.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. First job but no prescribing
    You're going to spend ALL DAY doing physical exams on people in a wide variety of health states, plus reviewing med lists and understanding what the medications do and how they interact. Even if this...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NCC WHNP Certification
    Exam was very straightfoward. As in, asked for primary tx of a disease given typtical presentation, not 3rd line tx in someone with a bizarre presentation and weird allergies. Unlike like a lot of...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Tuition Reimbursement
    This is another program that may apply to some folks: Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid. I know many in my NP class are currently taking advantage of it.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Least busy nursing job??
    Not where I work... Providers currently seeing 25+ patients per day, many with extensive testing done by MAs or RNs (vitals, drug screen, titmus, audiogram, PFTs, EKG, Ishihara). Also the guy who...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. FMCSA Commercial Driver Exam
    Anyone taken the new test for medical examiners? Advice?
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. Do you think physicians could pass the NCLEX-RN?
    With, like, 2-4 hours of studying the nurse specific stuff, yes. Absolutely yes.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    I did rotations with a midwife in a Community Health Center (primarily OB, some GYN), an outpatient OB/GYN service at a major teaching hospital (primarily GYN, some OB), and a set of specialty GYN...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Speaking of drug testing...
    Maybe a controversial belief, but I'm strongly opposed to routine pre-employment drug screening. I mean, I do it because I like being employed and all, but I think in general they're unncessary and...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    I learned to suture at work. No experience during school, so my new employer put me in a room with a surgeon and some pig feet. My collaborating MD was there start to finish for my first patient who...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Stories of people who have gone straight from BSN to NP?
    Direct entry grad, licensed July-ish 2012, job offer October, started this past January. As far as I know, most of my classmates have found jobs (I'm not really in touch with them all that much)....
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Everyone is so secretive about pay? New nurse and I have no idea the average pay
    Every year, a few of the previous year's graduates go back to school to talk to the almost grads about the transition to work, getting licensed, etc (this is for an NP program). There were 5 of us...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse Practitioner Residency Program - will it be necessary?
    I think very much needed! In terms of financing, I think it's doable. I'm a brand new grad making $85,000/year. My practice had a pretty nice training program for me -- some time spent shadowing,...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Medical history form for nursing school
    Your school requires a full medical records release? That's... something. I would find out exactly what they need and go from there.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Who has both AANP and ANCC certifications? Should I?
    I doubt it's an oversite, as they list multiple acceptable credentialing bodies and the specific credentials accepted from each agency. I have no idea if they would decline to hire (or interview) a...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Narcotics and diagnostics...
    Hand repetitive stress injury --> occupational therapy. For real, they're amazing (at least where I work). And more specialized in hands than PT.
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Who has both AANP and ANCC certifications? Should I?
    I'm applying for credentials at a hospital that lists acceptable organizations. They accept certifications from ANCC, NCPB (peds), and NCC (women's health). AANP is not listed as an acceptable...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Soaking up all advice before starting Direct Entry MSN
    Everything that BCgradnurse said (except I've only been working for 4 months). I'll also add, I'd advice AGAINST working as an RN for 4-5 years after finishing school. You'll be 4-5 years removed...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. WHNP exam
    Somewhere on the NCC website, there's a pretty detailed content outline. Try to find a copy of that. I also had a WHNP/CNM review book, can't remember the name of the book but it was purple. =)...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. DOT Medical Exam Training for NPs
    Requirement goes into place starting May 2014. You have time (though not a ton).
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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