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  1. NP Salary
    I don't actually have a NP job yet, but my specialty is pediatric acute care. This means that I can only work in a pediatric hospital. There is only one in my state, so I will contribute to this...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Is becoming a NP worth it?
    I would have not gone to school for my Masters if it had been $100k! NO! There are people that do it, I even work with a few. It boils down to what you really want... but for me I am terrified of...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. PNCB CPNP-AC Exam
    Is anyone else here getting ready to take it or recently took it this year? I'm taking it next month and I'm kind of nervous! I feel that my program was really good, but I have heard from most people...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    I do agree with you on that. I do realize that we want to be recognized and respected as professionals. However, I do worry that we are putting respect of nursing as a whole over the individual...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    I agree PMFB-RN. Unfortunately, we live in a culture these days that academic status seems to make people feel more qualified. I think lots of people, especially the younger people just now getting...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    Yes, fmAtoZ&backagain is correct. At least in my area, as well (Arkansas), there is no pay increase for your MSN to DNP as a practitioner (teaching may be a whole different story). I have not heard...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Nervous About Going From Nights to Days
    Sorry I am a year late replying to your post. Grad school sort of stole my life for the last year! I ended up staying on nights and not taking the day weekend option position. Actually, at my...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    I definitely think it depends on the area, the specialty, and where you plan to work. I just graduated from a pediatric acute care program and there is only one children's hospital to work here. I...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NICU Nurses That Have Passed RNC-NIC (and any good test takers!)
    Aw, thanks!! My next big, scary adventure is passing the PNCB Acute Care nurse practitioner certification exam. I take it next month and I'm twice as nervous about this because everyone says that it...
    Jul 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. NICU Nurses That Have Passed RNC-NIC (and any good test takers!)
    I am replying to this a year and a half late... but just realized that I had not done so. I did pass my RNC-NIC on the first try last August!!! I also used the Watson book and Cardiac S.T.A.B.L.E....
    Jul 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. MSN-DNP
    Hello All, I graduated with my MNSc this past May 2014 in Pediatric Acute Care. I enjoyed clinicals, however my bedside RN experience is in the NICU. You cannot function as a NNP without the...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  12. Anyone work in a Pediatric CVICU as an APRN?
    Hello all, I am graduating next week with my MNS in Acute Care Pediatrics as a nurse practitioner. One of the positions I have applied for is in the Pediatric CVICU. I did a clinical rotation...
    May 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    I have 4 years experience as a bedside NICU nurse. I love it! However, I am graduating in May with my Acute Care Peds NP. I chose this program because it was in state and we only have 2 Level 3 NICUS...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Nervous About Going From Nights to Days
    Hi. I have worked in a level III NICU for almost 3 years. I did 6 weeks orientation on days, 6 weeks on nights, then stayed on nights ever since. I have made some great friends and really trust my...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NICU Nurses That Have Passed RNC-NIC (and any good test takers!)
    I think working in a NICU setting will help you out a lot... they usually look at work experience and where it has been concentrated. I took the MAT entrance exam, but I think the GRE is more popular...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. NICU Nurses That Have Passed RNC-NIC (and any good test takers!)
    Hey all, I have been working in a Level III NICU for 2.5 years and decided that I wanted to obtain my certification. I am also currently in a MNS program for my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I was...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Needing Advice After Graduation
    Hi all, I am a NP student graduating next May. I am currently earning my Masters in Acute Care Pediatrics, however Neonatal studies is really my passion. There is no neonatal program in my state,...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    I started working as a new graduate in a Level 3 NICU in October 2010. The hardest part for me was simply applying what I had learned (mostly on adults) in a completely different patient setting. The...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?
    I have good news! After researching and talking with the director of the program I am interested in, I have learned some new information which I think will be helpful for me. The school I am...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  20. CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?
    Thanks so much for your replies. Everyone here has been so nice and given really good information and feedback. I did a Google search and found a chart that kind of breaks down the differences...
    May 26, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  21. CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?
    Hello, I found this thread when I searched for NP vs. CNS. I have to say that you guys have brought up some really awesome points and I'm so glad that I am able to learn from and communicate with...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  22. Giving Nursing Students a Taste of NICU
    I totally agree with your post. I had 1 clinical day in the NICU... didn't learn much of anything that I can truly remember. However, I really liked the unit, so I applied for a student nursing job...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Funny Names
    I can't even spell them, but I remember there were a lot of W's... but pronounced: Y'zavion and Y'zaviona We also had a Jack Black.
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Looking for the PERFECT ink pen ;)
    I love the Paper Mate Design pens... they come in a 0.7 mm fine point, but still write fairly dark. I love these especially when I'm doing my initial shift assessment charting and filling in my...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Failed NCLEX-RN - need help indentifying weaknesses
    I did pass the 2nd time. If you go to my profile you can see all my posts and read my post about my experience taking the test and how I studied. Good luck!
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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