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  1. Starting from scratch desperately NEED direction advice
    Why? Our outcomes are basically identical to physicians both in terms of clinical excellence and patient satisfaction. Most reseach has been unable to distinguish a significant difference between...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Grad School Requirements
    My school really weighed our application purpose statements and in person interview more heavily than GPA. The minimum GPA was a 3.0, but after that theyr really wanted to know how well a person...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Discouraged from becoming and NP because I hate critical care
    Being a CVICU nurse and graduating with my FNP next month, I feel like I have a decent perspective. While I think higher acuity knowledge is useful and really helped me with pathophysiology,...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. AANP Exam: Not too bad
    Thanks for this post. I'm planning on taking my boards around graduation next month and have already started the studying process. I went to a live Fitzgerald review this month, bought the APEA Q...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. About to pull trigger, am I making the right career choice?
    Another nice way to look at it is you are going to have 1.5 year advantage in the job hunt over your friends. I also think school prestige, particularly in nursing, means jack and squat most of the...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Family practice offices
    My introduction to the NP market in my state was through the statewide (Texas) NP organization. As soon as I got into FNP school a couple of years ago, before class even started I signed up (which...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. PNP students UTEP
    I attend UTEP (FNP program), and as far as I know, the ACPNP program isn't very competitive. Two of my closest friends (husband and wife) graduated this past August from the ACPNP program at UTEP,...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. How are people securing preceptors?
    It sounds like you'll be fine. Out of curiosity, how many years have you been working as a nurse? I ask because if you have had some experience it shouldn't be an issue due to connections you have...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. New grad, how long to stay in job...
    Two years seems pretty acceptable, however, if something comes along earlier in your home state that is highly desirable, I say go for it. Same goes for if wherever you are working now ends up being...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Texas Board of Nursing timeline for APRN license
    A very close friend passed his Pediatric NP boards the first week of October and got his license 10/31. He said it sat there for two weeks on the website showing everything being completed with no...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    Anecdotes are one thing. National salary averages are another. Just based on national averages, an NP beats a regular RN by over $20k a year. Sure the nurse working overtime in a union facility in...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Broke and unemployed
    El Paso. Lubbock. San Antonio. Dallas. Personally I am in El Paso. I've been offered several jobs here and elsewhere in Texas. My closest friend in my program landed a great job in San Antonio. 2...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Thoughts on guideline references?
    Up to Date hands down gets my vote. I like a solid physical reference near by, but for speed, convenience, and reliability, there is nothing better than Up to Date. I pay for my own account and use...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Any good side job ideas for NP?
    What is your specialty? I know several NP's that pick up a couple shifts a month at urgent care centers or grab a few hours at pediatric night clinics. I also know an NP that does home visits as...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. NP Salary
    Sort of. If working with a physician an NP can treat under that physicians name, and get the same amount of compensation for the practice. Independent NPs however do get less reimbursement, typically...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    And where does all this extra pharm lead them? There's a reason why several med schools have cut down from a 4 year to 3 year model.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Is a FNP working for a Psychiatrist legal ??
    You're right about the lines being blurred. Even state nursing boards paint a pretty vague picture. I would argue an APRN specializing in acute care would be perfectly fine assisting in surgery, but...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Where can FNP's work?
    You will find FNPs working in ERs all over the country because of their ability to see all patient populations and perform minor procedures like suturing and abscess I&D. Like you said, it will...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Doctoral degree and NP employment
    Interesting. I could see people having that perspective if you are applying for a clinical position, but have a PhD. They might think you will bolt for the first tenured or academic job available....
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Why did you become an NP?
    Why did you become an APN? How long have you been an APN? About to graduate from my FNP program. I always knew I wanted to go back to school and wanted my graduate degree in something clinical,...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. NP Salary
    Both great points. One thing to consider or keep in mind is that a Family Practice Physician isn't making that much on average compared to other physician disciplines. At less than $150k per year,...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Is a FNP working for a Psychiatrist legal ??
    Boston is right. You're state board of nursing is who determines what is and isn't okay. Just because a physician is willing to take you in DOES NOT make it legitimate.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. BSN-DNP and working full-time as RN. Thoughts?
    This. I got my FNP working fulltime (even some overtime during the first 3 semesters), but it wasn't easy. I am down to my final 90 clinical hours out of 720 needed to graduate, and my brain is...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. Mother Infant Nurse going to FNP school?
    Just about any nurse in any field is a great fit for an FNP. It's rare for nurses today to see all patient populations, so unless you work in an urgent care, ER, or in a family practice office as an...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Anybody here ever found a GF or a future wife as a "murse" at work?
    Met my wife at work in a CVICU 5 years ago. After we decided to get serious she chose to find a job elsewhere and we avoided any relationship work conflict. Made life a lot easier. Before I...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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