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  1. Shortage of Nurse Practitioner Preceptors
    I am a family ARNP. I wanted to be a preceptor, however, my salary depended on the number of patients seen daily in the office. As I know from being a student, we slow down the provider. At my...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Job info for Miami and Houston
    We moved my son to Hollywood, FL for school (8/2010). A decent 1 bedroom apartment in a nice area was >$850, this included water only. He is in a nice complex for $985 includes cable, water,...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Reputation of online APN programs
    I think it would be important to obtain good clinical rotations. You may be setting up your own clinicals. This is where you will apply the knowledge obtained on line.
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Best Pre-FNP RN experience
    I would say all prior experience is relevant. It is what you do with it. As a med/surg RN, read the H&P from the surgeon and see how the pt presented with their problem. ER experience, mentioned...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. FNP to ANP???
    You would be more marketable as an FNP. With this specialty you could work in women's health without a problem. In your clinicals, you will be doing well woman exams and many gyn issues.
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. APNs: Post your specialty
    I am a family nurse practitioner. I have worked in family, internal (with geriatric focus in nursing homes), Rehab facilities with the internal med practice, pediatric, rural health, some pain...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Does anyone enjoy nursing?
    I used nursing as a stepping stone to becoming a nurse practitioner. I stayed an RN for 7 years including time in school. I enjoy being a nurse practitioner, have been doing this for 6 years now.
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I was all set to head towards NP now a dr told me PA. Hmmm
    I am a family nurse practitioner. I work in a large teaching, trauma hospital. There are NPs working throughout the hospital. There is a trauma service, NPs manage patients on the trauma floor, ER,...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?
    I became an RN as a 3rd career choice. I was in my late 30s. I knew I did not want to do bedside nursing. I already worked in a hospital as a Resp. Therapist. I did outpatient nursing. Worked for a...
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  10. salary vs hourly...FT vs PT....what to expect in pay??
    I agree with Core0, they are taking advantage. You have a nice solid year of experience behind you, start interviewing on your day off, choose your next position carefully. Ask questions, obtain in...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. BS (outside nursing) and LPN -  Considering NP
    I would think the direct entry NP program would be the quickest for you. You already have the basic classes for the BSN portion of your education. This way you would be in one school, one program,...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. JOB OFFER
    I do not feel you should be limited on what conditions you treat, such as in the case of ADD/ADHD. Once you are able to prescribe these meds with your license, you may not want to hand these off to...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. RN-MSN, and then NP-post cert, or?
    Since your experience is in critical care, have you thought about CRNA? Within my NP program, I had a class in research, leadership/ethics, and nursing theorists (once again). The majority of the...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. About FNP jobs : a few qs
    I am a FNP. I have worked in internal/family/pediatric/pain mgt/pt base in nursing homes/rehab settings through the internal medicine office. I now work in Anesthesia at a large teaching hospital. I...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Do you think this is reasonable?
    I worked in a privately owned practice-family/pediatrics/internal/pain mgt, I had a contract. It does not mean anything, patients arrived 30+ min. late, they were still registered, we ran late often,...
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. First year over-Lessons learned
    I changed positions in my first year in practice. In fact the first position closed the office after 4 months of employment. I took another position, internal medicine. Learned alot about geriatrics,...
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. EKG tips for Dummies
    There is a book EKG for Dummies, easy to understand, many websites as well for EKG interpretation. American heart association has a section for professionals with explanations of rhythms.
    Oct 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Should I do NP or DNP in the near future?
    I practice in Florida. Two of the major universities in my area are not accepting for the Master's prepared NP after 2010. The only entry level degree will be the DNP. I would check school deadlines...
    Oct 1, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  19. Help for NP student....Rollercoaster
    All I can say is keep up with the reading! I remember alot of reading texts, finding articles and reviewing these as well. Sorry, no other advice to give.
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Thank-you Son
    Wow, I'm still crying too! I wish you every success for the future. You did it!:yeah:
    Sep 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When a new NP how do you complete prescriptive duties when need MD involvement?
    I live in Florida, we do not have this requirement. What states do you both live in?
    Aug 13, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. How do you stay organized?
    I carried all of that into each room, it gets easier. Put your pen in your pant's pocket or clip to chart on your way in. Don't stress!!
    Aug 6, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. ACNP vs AANP
    When I was a student, I joined the AANP. I enjoy the daily e-mail (smartbriefs) sent, it keeps you current with many issues. My friend was a member of the ACNP, did not receive any informational...
    Aug 6, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. An Introduction
    welcome! Yes, there are still pathway programs out there. I have heard of RN-BSN-MSN tracks, check with all your universities. An RN-BSN track is mostly on-line, usually 18 months, not very...
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. CRNP vs. ARNP???
    These are the same. A nurse practitioner will become certified after graduation. There are many programs: family, acute care, adult, pediatric, mental health. Our titles vary by state, some are NP,...
    Jul 23, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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