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  1. Acute vs. Primary Care NP? Can't decide
    I am not sure I understand correctly, are you saying that FNPs shouldn't work inpatient but it's ok in the same vein for ACNPs to work outpatient? Isn't that arguing both sides of the same issue? ...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. NPs specializing in endocrinology?
    As an NP working in endo, you would likely be working in both the hospital and clinic settings doing consultations and management across the spectrum, and diabetes and thyroid disorders will likely...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Thinking of going the FNP route
    Lots of threads on this exact topic, take a look around and you will find a lot of information. Long story short: 1. Only you can decide if it's "worth it". 2. If you want to work in a...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. California to Massachusetts new grad
    The Boston Metro Area is saturated with nurses and is home to many quality BSN/MSN entry RN programs as well as very experienced nurses of all degrees. If you have an ADN and little experience...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  5. Laboure College nursing program
    Please review the statistic from the MA Board of Nursing when considering programs: National Council Licensure Examinations (NCLEX) by School
    Jun 21
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  6. How do NPs use statistics in their practice?
    For me the most important use of statistics is being able to critically read the literature. Take for example the recent publication regarding sitagliptin cardiovascular outcomes and what it really...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. What is your biggest struggle
    The pass rates are very high for all of the national board exams, most are greater than 80%. That being said, the USMLE and medical board exams are even higher.
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Don't be afraid to negotiate!
    Everyone should negotiate!
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Massachusetts and NP restriction
    The brick and mortar NP program is one of the best respected program in one of the world's most elite medical regions. MA is a restrictive "red" state surrounded by independent practice states; MA...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. NP or MD/DO????
    First off, you need to make sure you spend due time shadowing providers, both NPs and physicians, in the roles you are interested in prior to making any decisions. I have known many people that "only...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. What is your biggest struggle
    This is why outcomes studies are so important: saving one hospitalization covers the cost of months of sore throat visits.
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Scope of Practice for MA RN's
    Most will likely be dictated by your facility's policy/procedure.
    Jun 13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  13. NP Preceptor
    Best of luck! Some things to try: 1. Go to the local APN association meetings and meet potential preceptors in person. 2. Bring your resume to every primary care office you can find and ask...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    Auerbach, D. I., Buerhaus, P. I., & Staiger, D. O. (2015). Do Associate Degree Registered Nurses Fare Differently in the Nurse Labor Market Compared to Baccalaureate-Prepared RNs?. Nursing, 33(8).
    Jun 13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. What is your biggest struggle
    One thing I have learned from being in practice a chunk of time is that it is a hierarchy for physicians too. Before I was in the field I always just assumed physicians wrote their own ticket, very...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. passed AANP
    Congrats!
    Jun 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. FNP preceptors.
    The MA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners has some resources for MA students looking for preceptor placement and is a great place to start. Best of luck.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  18. What is your biggest struggle
    To bring this back to the original topic, my two cents: I think the biggest struggle/frustration I have in practice is with a broken public using a broken healthcare system. The irony of...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. FNP school
    It impossible to tell you if it is "worth it" because its such a personal thing; if you are unsure then that probably means you should wait a little while longer and figure it out. Spend some time...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Unauthorized dea number use
    One of our providers had a similar problem last year, though it was only a handful of scripts for controlled substances. The provider filed reports with the DEA, the local PD, and alerted the board....
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Best RN job to prepare for PNP
    There is no "right" answer to the question, and if there was only you could answer it based on your current level of experience, so this is my opinion. 1. Any and all experience can be beneficial,...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Another "Find Your Own Preceptor" Thread
    Remember, for the majority of the practicing NPs posting on this thread this is a professional issue not a personal one. At this time, the issue is personal to you and, as such, you are responding in...
    May 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Another "Find Your Own Preceptor" Thread
    NPs should have the majority of their clinic time with other NPs. There are nuances to the role that experience NP can provide that our physician colleagues cannot. MDs do seem to have a desire to...
    May 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Another "Find Your Own Preceptor" Thread
    Pay to play is a dangerous concept and it rewards the wrong programs. The one student I end aay on the first day came with a $2500 pay check: it wasn't worth it. IMHO, no studennt should attend a...
    May 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Another "Find Your Own Preceptor" Thread
    Actually if the poor programs and poor students don't find preceptors they can't graduate and they can take the national certifying exams. This is not a matter of nurses eating their young. It is...
    May 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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