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  1. Few questions regarding job availability as a NP
    Your question is vague because it doesn't really ask specifics about a region of the country or even specialties. Vague answer, no it isn't too hard to find a job. More specifically, if you are...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. UTEP program and preceptors
    I'm in the FNP program and I had to find 4, I think PNP is less. Either way, they aren't too stict and they can come from MD, NP, or PA. If you're doing primary it's mostly in outpatient offices. ...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. PLEASE Consider Repution of your NP Program!!
    YES!!!! It's been pretty mind blowing how some people here can have such strong opinions and advice when they have yet to even get into NP school.
    Mar 17
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. certification exam
    I graduate in the fall and I already have started studying. I bought the Fitzgerald book and also a package of 100 question exams from the aanp-fnp.com website. A friend that just graduated use...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner
    Very true. When you become an NP you are another provider with a scope of practice that differs greatly from a regular RN. The big difference is the approach to a situation and the type of thinking...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. Accepted. Your thoughts on my situation?
    I was in a similar situation to you before I started FNP school, making a good amount of money equal to want NP's in my area are doing, and wasn't really dissatisfied. Now that I'm about to...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Looking for an online NP program recommendations
    I agree BlueDevil, but again I think it all has to do with location. Especially in nursing. Say I'm from Arizona and I go to Yale undergrad and pay 150k for my BSN. Is that better than going to...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  8. Online nurse practitioner programs
    I attend UTEP's online FNP program and can say without a doubt that online education in general is not for everyone. I personally love it, but I also love self directed learning and am extremely...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. Please help w/ path?
    I'm curious where you got you NP degree and where you get you information about recruiting and salaries. One thing we learn in grad school is that if you make a statement as bold as yours, you need...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. Why you shouldn't become a nurse practitioner
    BlueDevil nailed it. Paycut is the only real plausable downside of that entire list, and it likely only applies to a select few. Just about everything else applies to regular nursing as well, and...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  11. reasonable hours to work while going to school
    Like others, my fulltime online class ranges from full time to not working at all. I personally work fulltime and have had no trouble managing it, that's thanks to working night shift in a hospital...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Honor Societies
    Sigma Theta Tau seems to be the most prestigious nursing honor society. I joined in undergrad and have maintained for the most part just so I can keep tossing it onto a resume if I need to. Once...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Looking for an online NP program recommendations
    While I agree with many that for profit, take all comers schools aren't that great, I also think it entirely depends on you. If you are fine learning online, are very motivated, and were a good...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  14. Raise your hand if you worked and went to NP school full time?
    Currently working fulltime, doing 3 12 hour night shifts a week. I keep to a set schedule working Fri, Sat, Sun. I then take Monday off and do clinical Tues, Weds, and Thurs. I average about 10...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Are you, or have you ever been an APN student?
    I guess it just depends on what market you live in. In my market, they could care less if you went to Harvard, Georgetown, or BigBoxOnlineSchool so long as you have the degree and certification to...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Acceptance with not so hot gpa
    Probably because their personal statement wasn't that great or their interview was poor. I think a lot of schools use the personal statement to assess your writing ability since it's such a huge...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  17. Are you, or have you ever been an APN student?
    Everyone is different. I personally prefer self directed learning, but I know that isn't for everyone. I'm also one of those people that learns better through actually seeing something in person,...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Acceptance with not so hot gpa
    That's not a bad GPA. If you're trying to shoot the moon and get into top tier schools like Georgetown it might be harder, but for the average state school or online program, I doubt you'll have too...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  19. Rural Health Programs
    While it's useful in New Mexico, it's not as crucial as it is in parts of Texas. I notice far more people speak English in New Mexico than they do along the border here in Texas.
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Anyone interested in moving to New Mexico?
    I graduated from New Mexico State with my BSN (live in Texas now), and New Mexico is a great state to be an NP. There is virtually no difference between an NP and a primary care physician, and you...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Rural Health Programs
    I'm at UTEP and the focus is on a rural/clinical setting for the FNP program, where we are encouraged to seek clinical opportunities in nearby rural New Mexico. We aren't allowed to do any rotations...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. job hunt - when can you start?
    This is really tough to answer because there are so many variables that go into this equation. How quickly your schools gets out your information that you are ready to test, how quickly the testing...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. What is your take home?
    Well obviously if an NP is making $100 an hour they are an exception and not the common rule of thumb. That is over double the national average for NP pay. That said, I'm sure we all know a few...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. What is your take home?
    You realize most NP's, physicians, etc see more than one person an hour. A well run clinic with numerous treatment rooms can see dozens of patient in the course of an hour. Plus, that $40 is just...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. What is your take home?
    Depends on region and competition. If you live in a saturated market you aren't going to be making as much. Goes for NP's and physicians. Similarly, lots of physicians are leaving family practice...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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