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  1. When You're Thankful for Haldol
    While I can commiserate with your story, I'm not appreciating the "evil laugh" part. I find it sad we have to do this to people. I wish they didn't have dementia. I wish they didn't have to live so...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. Am I too old?
    I just graduated last year at that magic age of 49 1/2. By the time I got hired I was one month away from being 50. They just didn't seem to care. It was all about my experience as a nurse. I think...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Nurse practitioner positions, Raleigh, NC
    Hello -- I'm a FNP, with about one year experience working at a Target Clinic. Looking to move down to Raleigh within the next year or two. Can anyone speak to the employment landscape for FNP's in...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Passed ANCC FNP
    I think I took it before the change, but I doubt it matters. Another thing that really helps is doing ALL the free practice questions on the ancc web site. They are there -- just look for them -- do...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. To those of you who have taken ANCC- a few questions...
    I guess I waited about two months or so to take the ANCC. I started studying about 2 weeks after graduation, and I felt I pretty much took the max amount of time to study based on reports from my...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Passed ANCC FNP
    Hey there -- was trying to get back to this post to let cougdog know I passed the ANCC! Even got a new job, too! lol. ALL your suggestions were fantastic ..I ended up buying the ancc yellow book,...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. FNP new grad -- offered a GI job -- should I take it?
    Just received an offer from a GI practice, and I am a new grad, which is nice, as the market is so tight. Wished I could find a strict family practice type position, but there just don't seem to be...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Passed ANCC FNP
    Had it filled out ..sent it in WITH my paperwork myself, but they said that was fine also ...they have my stuff and have sent me an email that it is under review ...it's just baloney. I went to...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Passed ANCC FNP
    Have no earthly idea. Everyone in my class is waiting and we are locally close to the ANCC. It's ridiculous. We have all called, but we just get the run around. Supposedly it takes 4 to 6 weeks from...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Passed ANCC FNP
    I just ended up buying the paper $49 test bank from them ... I have that and the ancc book and the family np prep tests, so I feel I'm 10 x better able to prepare than before -- again, THANKS SO...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Passed ANCC FNP
    Thanks so much -- this has helped me and a few of my buddies also so much -- do you think I could skip the apea bank or do you feel it's necessary? I did the fitz review in Person and also have...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Best area for RN experience prior to becoming FNP
    Agree with the above post, but if I had the Chance to do ER I would -- you will pick up on urgent Care type skills, assessment and diagnosis which is The meat of what an np or doc really does --...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. new NP cant find a job
    Gilbert -- I am in the dc area and so far, there Are a lot Of acute care hospital positions but not exactly A dearth of family practice jobs. Taking a cursory Look at Pittsburg I see there are a...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Passed ANCC FNP
    Hi -- can you Specify which ancc book you bought -- was it the 3rd Ed Family practice np book? (yellow one)? Also, what is the apea q bank? Do you have a Link? I really think I will use the 5...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. new NP cant find a job
    Aussie -- it IS their loss ... And I am already Getting Other good calls also .... I don't know what They are looking for -- the one Person from my class they called had "years" of OR...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. new NP cant find a job
    I would go for a Minute Clinic job and I have applied for at least 10 positions or so in my area, but have received no calls. Neither has anyone Else in my class despite them coming to our campus...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Passed ANCC FNP
    Thanks so much for your post and suggestions . I am so burnt out from school that I really Don't feel like studying, but this gives me some inspiration!
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. new NP cant find a job
    Community Health Careol, can't believe I find this now. This is EXACTLY what I've believed NP's have needed all along. That experience we got in school? It was a lot of learning, but I still feel...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. new NP cant find a job
    http://www.commhealth.org/residency/nurse-practitioner-residency/program-information/ Lol, can't believe I find this now. This is EXACTLY what I've believed NP's have needed all along. That...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. new NP cant find a job
    I have to agree and it's seriously disappointing after doing all this work and testing. What I'm seeing in my very large metro area is a lot of acute care positions, which are tough to take if you...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. minute clinic
    I am looking at Minute clinics very seriously after graduation. I know we went through a lot of education, and it may not be the BEST use of all that knowledge, but I, too, am a mom, and my kid needs...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Work During NP School?
    I don't think there is any hard or fast rule. I had 4 years of hard core hospital nursing under my belt, so I just decided to work part time for the first 2 years, and then quit totally for the last...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Horrible preceptor
    Boston -- thanks for the questions, and I am honestly reflecting on it. Yes, he DID make me feel uncomfortable about my preparedness ...but with my current level of education, I could NEVER, EVER...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Horrible preceptor
    Am already calling around to find my own assignment and, yes, am going back to prior preceptors for suggestions. I am disgusted wtih my school for placing me with such an individual. The ones I've...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Horrible preceptor
    So, the last 2 days I was assigned to a pediatrician who started out ok, but by the 2nd day was so extremely rude to me, I felt I was literally sitting with Satan himself. The guy also shared that he...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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