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thatgirlisangel is a BSN, RN and specializes in Medsurg,SICU,MICU,NICU.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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4 hours ago, Megarline said:

Some universities or colleges, the prospective RN students take pathophysiology as a prereq to apply in the nursing program. It's not that hard.

She’s asking because of the USMLE, not the pathophysiology

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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9 hours ago, beachbabe86 said:

So, you are an MD...or NP?  

 

Officially and by current license, NP

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5 hours ago, klone said:

She’s asking because of the USMLE, not the pathophysiology

I was under impression that a person must be a student nurse in order to take pathophysiology. Some people already attended nursing school and didn't finish for some reasons. Just saying.😉

Some schools do credit students when they have patho and pharm without USMLE in their hands.

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3 hours ago, KatieMI said:

Officially and by current license, NP

Please enlighten me then, are you saying you took the USMLE as a NP?  

Or perhaps, this abbreviation stands for another type of test than the one that is required for medical students to progress in their program.

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Sounds to me you are jealous. You dont even have any evidence...just your suspicions. Keep working and let your "friend" live her best life.

 

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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41 minutes ago, beachbabe86 said:

Please enlighten me then, are you saying you took the USMLE as a NP?  

Or perhaps, this abbreviation stands for another type of test than the one that is required for medical students to progress in their program.

Foreign-trained M.D. who passed USMLE but for one reason or another switched to nursing. It happens with much more people than usually thought of. In the wast majority of such cases, undergrad nursing programs accept all basic science classes, some core classes like terminology and electives, or allow to test out. People only take these classes if they want to improve grades or get 4.0 GPA for the future advanced degrees, as most highly ranked MSN/CRNA programs want grades high and fresh within 5 years or so. Otherwise, they only take "nursing" classes (research and other fluff) and all classes with practicums.

P.S. I bought not a single text book for either BSN or MSN. Skimmed through the stuff in the library, which took 15 to 30 min at a time,  and that was that. So when the "responsible" and "watchful" lady got "concerned" that she never saw me studying, participating in groups, etc., she was kind of right. I studied very little as far as academics went. I already knew it all and then quite s bit. 

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1 hour ago, KatieMI said:

Foreign-trained M.D. who passed USMLE but for one reason or another switched to nursing.

Thanks for the clarification. 

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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You should mind your business. Period.

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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As already mentioned, foreign educated nurses typically have more hoops to jump in gaining US licensure. If she's applying for a Florida license, her education must be evaluated by a third party entity such as CGFNS before getting her ATT. These companies know how to comb through fraudulent degrees.

The California cases other posters alluded to occurred because California does not rely on those third party credentials evaluation services and was in effect "double crossed" by a minority of applicants, not in a grand scale as it might have been publicized.

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Stay in your lane. Worry about you.

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On 12/11/2019 at 12:39 AM, Megarline said:

Some universities or colleges, the prospective RN students take pathophysiology as a prereq to apply in the nursing program. It's not that hard.

So pathophysiology is not required for all RN programs?  Had no idea...

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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1 hour ago, ladycody said:

So pathophysiology is not required for all RN programs?  Had no idea...

Pathophys was actually built into my first nursing course rather than a separate prerequisite 

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