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  1. PNCB CPNP-AC Exam
    I actually thought the CCRN exam was harder, so don't worry too much, lol. But you need to study a lot. The hard part is the content covers so much information. I used about 7 different sources for...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Resume Help
    Your school should be helping you with this. CVs are more common than resumes, because you can't fit everything on one page. Do not include your preceptor's name. You can also check out the career...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. ECMO and Anticoagulation
    I'm trying to understand the management better. Where I used to work they paid more attention to ACTs and where I am now follows the anti Xa's but still checks ACTs and PTTs. And then I'm not sure...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. ECMO and Anticoagulation
    Hi all, I'm looking for resources on managing a patient on ECMO. Also, a detailed explanation of circuit anticoagulation therapy and how to manage it would be great (this could be ECMO specific...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Would you have changed anything in your graduate program?
    If you know what area you want to work in, concentrate your clinical hours there. It helped a lot when I started my job. And ask your preceptors for feedback on your performance. It can help you know...
    May 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Nursing school help! What to do...
    I was worried about dealing with "gross stuff" as a nurse before I started school and you definitely end up in situations as a nursing student that are gross. However, if you have a genuine concern...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
  21. 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
  22. 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)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. Brick & mortar NP school
    University of Pennsylvania.
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry


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