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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. 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: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. Panic over Patho!
    I agree, the only way to handle patho is spending tons of time on it. It was the one class where I read almost everything assigned. It was the only way to learn the content. The book is really dense,...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. FNPs doing inpatient care
    I would suggest posting your own thread since your question doesn't really relate to this thread. Also clarifying what you're asking might get better responses. I'm not really sure what kind of...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Where are all those desperate new grads?
    I get forwarded job openings all of the time from my local NAPNAP group. You might want to try NP associations instead of schools. I know I never check my school email address anymore. And a lot of...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Does nursing really suck that badly?
    I was a lawyer, then became a nurse and am now an NP. I love nursing. But it is our profession and we can make it bad or we can make it good. I have always been amazed by the number of my coworkers...
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. starting a new job before or after i take my board?
    I believe you do not have malpractice coverage until you're credentialed, which means you should not be touching any patients or doing anything other than shadowing until you're credentialed. I spent...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Am I crazy to plan a wedding going into my final MSN semester?
    I think it's fine, except make sure you plan the three weeks before you take boards so that there is no wedding planning those weeks. You will need dedicated study time and time to focus on passing...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Which, if any, national organizations should i join?
    I really enjoy being a NAPNAP member. You can go to the local meetings wherever you end up even if you start at a different chapter. I found AANP to be too FNP focused so I dropped my membership with...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Brick & mortar NP school
    University of Pennsylvania.
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. University South Alabama PNP program question
    Don't worry about not having recent peds experience, you'll be fine. I would not consider an online program a work at your own pace type of thing, you will be studying every time you are not working....
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  21. Acute Care Pediatric NP
    I went to UAB and feel like I learned what I needed to. UTA's program does not provide a good critical care education, so if that is your focus I would not recommend them. UAB isn't as strong as...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. Work as NP and bedside nurse
    If there is a state statue that specifically addresses the liability incurred by an NP who is working as an RN, then that would be persuasive in court. However, I have never seen a statute that...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Collaborating physician problems
    I'm so sorry your first job is going like this. I had a very similar experience in my first professional job, I was a lawyer at the time and my boss was a terrible person. I think she enjoyed making...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. New NP mistake
    NP education in the clinical environment is done so differently than medical education. I think as we precept NP students we need to be mindful of this. I was really glad I spent a semester of...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Work as NP and bedside nurse
    The BoN doesn't have any say over your liability, it is a legal standard. If you work as an RN but have an NP license you will be held to the knowledge and expertise of that of an NP if you ever got...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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