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  1. FNP - How to make enough $$$ to pay the bills?
    There are a number of factors you will need to consider when you start taking about "take home" instead of salary: state income taxes, health insurance, retirement contributions, dependents, cost of...
    12:41 pm
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. best FNP review class
    There are tons of threads on this. Truth is most of the major courses have excellent results on pass rates. Personally, I think the FHEA (Fitzgerald) course is top notch. Sent from my...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. A fnp as a hospitalist?
    I know lots of FNPs that work as hospitalists. Make sure you talk to the employer about what your orientation program is going to be, you will likely need 3 months. Most facilities have strict...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Pediatric Certification?
    You would need to be very careful and read your scope from your state BON/BOM and facility very carefully before you care for a pediatric patient as a AGNP. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. FNP or AGNP
    Honestly, it is probably a waste of time and money to immediately post-master as an FNP if you don't plan on using the expanded scope. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. what is the best review course
    Which exam? Have you studied the areas you were deficient in? Fitzgerald has a guarantee so you can get personal help. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. After failed three time of NCLEX
    For US-educated candidates the pass rate for first time NCLEX-RN takers is 91%, for second time takers is 73%, then 60% for third time. After that it drops steeply to below 50% for fourth time and by...
    Oct 23
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. After failed three time of NCLEX
    The remediation requirement is there for the candidate's best interest. Failing a minimum competency exam three times demonstrates need for remediation. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 22
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. How has things changed for you as an APRN?
    Most graduate programs likely won't know/care how much you enjoy the bedside role. As others have said, I feel I am a better NP than I was a bedside RN. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Pediatric Preceptor for FNP Student in Twin Cities area
    Perhaps ypu will make a connection at the conference. Your program should help you then, they must be (painfully) aware of the lack of local pediatric placements. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Pediatric Preceptor for FNP Student in Twin Cities area
    Have you contacted your program for help? Have you joined your local NP association? Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. How has things changed for you as an APRN?
    It's (nearly) an entirely different role so it is very difficult to compare directly. Most NPs move from long shifts, night shifts, weekend/holiday shifts to a more predictable schedule. The autonomy...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Procedure Heavy NP Careers?
    Ortho, dermatology, general surgery as well as ED/UC are probably the most procedure based NP jobs. Depending on your office, IM can have a fair amount too. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe
    It costs thousands of dollars or hundreds a month. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. NP Salary
    This is an entirely different topic from the OP. But there are several misconceptions that are represented in that op-ed that have since been revisited. In all honesty I feel...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. NP Salary
    The MD does not need to see the patient at every visit (just the initial visit) nor formulate the POC, rather must simply be "immediately available" in the office for consultation. Sent from my...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    This is way off-topic, but I would agree with changing a 74 year old off Tylenol PM (it's a Beers criteria drug). Trazodone as been a first-line choice for sleep-maintenance insomnia in the setting...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    Why do credit hours matter if NP and MD outcomes are equivocal? Because more must mean better? Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    Inferior in what way? Please cite an outcome study that supports this. Moreover, maybe all the NPs (including me) should be removed from our positions teaching medical students pharmacology. ...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    IMHO it's a different disorder in kids. But from UpToDate: "During vomiting episodes, the goal is to abort or shorten the episode. Anecdotal experience in children suggests that intravenous...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Questions about being a NP
    1. Respect is earned. There are lots of docs that don't respect nurses. There are a lot of nurses that don't respect docs. There are a lot of docs that don't respect other docs. There are a lot of...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. NP Salary
    Does their pay reflect their superior outcomes gained via that extra "schooling" (which is part school and part paid on-the-job training)? Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe
    Our scribes "work" for free. Perspective medical/NP students. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Is a FNP working for a Psychiatrist legal ??
    FYI this is not true, legally or ethically. Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Nurses are Not Doctors
    I have hospital privileges as do a number of NPs at my hospital. What's your point? Sent from my iPhone.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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