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  1. Day in the life of a crna
    I am not a CRNA, but my boyfriend is and I have many friends who are (I'm a FNP). You cannot work during CRNA school. This is likely the most difficult APRN program there is. Programs do not allow...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. First year as an FNP??!!
    You learn everyday. Get your basic processes down. You will see 'new' stuff all the time for a long time. There is no one way to prepare. Just have your resources close by (medscape, apocrates, etc)....
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Womens Health NP
    Googling online WHNP program yields many results….drexel university is one that first comes up. Typically for online programs and brick and mortar schools, >600 clinical hours are required. You...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Fed Up with Pain Management
    This is a huge issue in the rural clinic I work in too. The meth use is insane out here. Over 50% of people seem to be hooked on pain pills or benzos. It is disheartening. I had one patient come in,...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Decent new grad pay
    It's crazy. I too am from Texas and becoming an NP nearly doubled my RN salary. I was only an RN for four years prior though...
    Dec 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. PAP question
    I have without a doubt swabbed the cervix and transformation zone and had a report come back saying "transformation zone not present". My docs always say no worries. If there is cell dysplasia it...
    Oct 7, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. FNP or AGNP or AGACNP
    Most people are going to respond saying family NP since you can see patients from birth to geri. The other two limit you.
    Oct 7, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. FNP/RN job description
    I agree, that probably means you will be ordering supplies, taking vital signs, doing lab draws, giving injections, all while trying to be the medical provider you went to extra schooling for.
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NP Salary
    Texas first RN job $22.52/hr, last RN job $28.50/hr first NP job was $40/hr (very low)
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. FNP/RN job description
    This question is a bit confusing. That may be why there are no responses yet. Are you talking about a dual role?
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Prospective FNP with questions
    Lots of documenting, but covering yourself means more than ever as a provider, so I don't particularly mind it. I'm a year in as a NP and I've never regretted it once. Can't beat giving orders over...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Hydrocodone and hydrocodone-containing meds going to change to Schedule II
    I think I like this idea. Although, I'm not sure its bulk APRN's that are abusing the Rxing of hydrocodone. I work with docs that give it out literally like candy, knowing the patients are addicted,...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Pts want to see a doctor
    I tell them they scheduled with me, today they would be seeing me. Next time though, as to not waste anyones time, they can schedule with the MD.
    Aug 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Too direct?
    I am very direct, many patients have told me, "thanks for not bs'ing me". It's all in your delivery..put it in a way that doesn't say, you're fat - diet and exercise, you've made your cholesterol be...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Angelo State University FNP
    That all depends on if you can find a clinic that is open saturdays. Will be difficult. I did clinicals in Austin and when I couldn't find preceptors I went to Abilene and Albany, tx. Working full...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Am I really a NP if I do laser hair removal?
    What I don't understand is we as FNP's learn nothing about laser hair removal in our programs. These big chains promote RN's and NP's as if we have extensive training in aesthetics.
    May 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. New Grad Locum Tenens
    I didn't think any companies used new grads. They usually want someone that requires little to no training to just jump right in (i.e. This is the EMR we use, and these will be your exam rooms - GO).
    May 6, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Level of comfort in practice?
    Practicing as a NP is nothing like practicing like a RN, so yes, you will feel like a novice again once you land your first position. You will take an advanced health assessment, advanced...
    May 6, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. is it possible to get accepted
    CRNA school is VERY tough. I would be surprised if a 3.0 would even be enough with all the qualified applicants.
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Anxious about Starting FNP School in the Fall
    Did your nursing school not require a 3.0 to progress too? It's likely the unknown that your fear is stemming from. NP is a different world than RN. You will do fine if you put great effort into your...
    Apr 21, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. PCP burnout...
    It's easy to get burnt out in this area. Why wouldn't we be subject to it?
    Apr 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Drug Rep Hassles
    The only problem I have had are the ones who finally catch me and want to go in depth about their new study when I am busy. If you want to talk for more than 2 minutes a meeting should be scheduled,...
    Apr 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Stupid Questions, can someone help?
    You cannot prescribe as a student. In texas, even as a "graduate NP", you cannot Rx. We actually don't even have that status anymore. (Do still have graduate RN). You have to have everything cosigned...
    Apr 2, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Few questions regarding job availability as a NP
    Except Austin, Tx! :)
    Mar 31, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Working after BSN or directly to NP program
    I've posted this before, but there is a study out there somewhere that I read while I was in my program on the transition from RN to NP. The study showed the transition is actually smoother if you...
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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