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  1. Preparing for graduation & NP certification
    I am graduating in May as well from my PMHNP program, and I cannot wait to be done with school. Although I am conveniently ignoring the sheer terror of the thought of being a new PMHNP :eek:
    Jan 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Do you feel ill will from doctors?
    Ah, good old SDN! I lurk there as well mainly because I learn some interesting stuff on the psych forum (I am in my las semester of grad school for PMHNP). They have some excellent clinical...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. FAQ For Student Nurse Practitioners (Part 2)
    It's very important when one feels that there is a disagreement with one's preceptor to handle it professionally as the Op states. I had a disagreement with my preceptors decision regarding a...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. FAQ for Student Nurse Practioners (Part One)
    I am finishing PMHNP school this May, and this is a great article that answers so many questions I had when starting grad school. It is very accurate and helpful. Students are more fortunate than...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Failed last semster of school
    Hey it is great you can retake the class, a second chance is hard to get in some programs. I just wanted to add some tips that helped me and others when it comes to lecture type studies. If you...
    Dec 26, '15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Politically Incorrect
    I don't have that much of a problem with that type of post because I can usually avoid them due to the heading. I don't care for the thread hijackers that tend to take a truly interesting thread and...
    Dec 14, '15
    Forum: Site Feedback
  7. I took the feels weird
    Good Luck, I think you're feelings on that last day show you made the right decision as far as that job goes, and I'm sure you will be successful in you're new position. Props for not putting up...
    Dec 13, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. New grad job FLOAT to 13 floors! Qs for medsurg nurses!
    I would also get a permanent notebook divided up by the different floors you work and put pertinent info in it. Even simple things like where supplies and equipment is kept and whatever you have...
    Dec 1, '15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. new nurse thinking of leaving hospital job
    I agree with the above posters, I would be very careful to get everything in writing from the Dr. as far as hours, insurance, expectations etc. I would also sound out a few of the nurses you trust...
    Nov 29, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Salaried vs hourly
    Thanks for the replies! There is nothing in writing yet, that is coming up soon, but I am trying to be proactive with things. The overall package is pretty decent:3 weeks paid vacation, paid...
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Salaried vs hourly
    I am in the process of being recruited for an inpatient psych unit and I wanted to know whether the employed NP's here on allnurses are mostly salaried or hourly. The NP's in our E.R. are hourly,...
    Nov 27, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Contributions of Master's Prepared Nurses
    I agree with the above posters as well. It's tiresome and juvenile. OP, I'm not sure if you have done this already, but if you use EBSCO host, you can do an advanced search in which you can...
    Nov 15, '15
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. Preparing for PMHNP program
    I would assume that your university would have a link to the course description and textbooks used for the classes you will be taking in your first semester (although they always seem to change texts...
    Nov 9, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Fnp study
    If you go to the ANCC website they have the books as well as testing info, practice exams etc. As a PMHNP student I only have the one exam option (ANCC), as an FNP you can take the AANP or ANCC. I...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Fnp study
    I graduate in the spring and I bought the ANCC review and resource manual (PMHNP) this past summer to start reviewing (be proactive is my manta lol). It has everything you need to know presented in...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. New NP Student Tips...Please help!!
    KatieMI is right, study at the MSN level is very different than what you have experienced before. We have many people that know each other and we do not study together. I would recommend giving it...
    Oct 24, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Registered Nurse Interview (Due ASAP)
    and yet another post taken over and run off the rails......
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. My I'm going to medical school
    BostonFNP, very well said, as usual.
    Oct 13, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Advanced Practice: Still nursing and holistic or medical model with nursing approach?
    I also lurk on SDN and I find that the posters that detest nurses and APRN's are usually the med students, or PGY's. The attending's with quite a few years under their belts are less threatened by...
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Masters of social work vs. BSN
    I know about 4 people that had their bachelors in psych or another field, ended up doing an accelerated RN (1 year) and went directly from there into a 2 year NP program (psych and FNP), all at the...
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Advanced Practice: Still nursing and holistic or medical model with nursing approach?
    I view my nursing theory classes as a necessary evil that have to be taken in my program. I don't know of a single NP or student that cares about it and uses it in their practice. Nursing theory...
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. A good preceptor can...
    Statistics, yuk......wasn't my favorite class either lol. Does anyone have medical students that are with your preceptors also?
    Sep 27, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. What is your biggest struggle
    LOL, I just saw this and I went back and found the one post I made. I certainly do sound angry and bitter if you don't know where I was coming from at that time. I had just finished my first year...
    Sep 24, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. I am a real nurse
    I work in the same type of unit and do the same thing as an RN. Our unit doesn't hear this to our face, but I'm sure some think it. Overall, the medical and psychiatric teams show respect for each...
    Sep 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. A good preceptor can...
    I am fortunate in my clinicals so far. I am doing most of my rotation in an inpatient acute psych unit and the chief psychiatrist is my preceptor. He is excellent and a wonderful resource and...
    Sep 23, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner