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i am a new student and have not yet talked to my counsler. Can anyone let me know what title you have as a nurse when you get your associate's degree? any helpful hints for the new student? thanks!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

i am a new student and have not yet talked to my counsler. Can anyone let me know what title you have as a nurse when you get your associate's degree? any helpful hints for the new student? thanks!

When you graduate, you will be a graduate nurse and have an Associate in Science Degree. Then after successfully passing NCLEX, you will be RN.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

Oh, and :balloons: Hello and Welcome!! :balloons:

One year after starting the two year associate's degree program for nursing you are elgible to obtain your LPN. At the end of the two year associate's degree program you will be elgible to obtain your RN. Hope this helps!

Shell :)

Not all states permit you to sit for the LPN boards after the one year. That is up to the individual state, it is not national.

When you graduate, you will be a graduate nurse and have an Associate in Science Degree. Then after successfully passing NCLEX, you will be RN.
thanks so much, such a little question has taken me hours on the net to get an answer. i really appreciate it, now how long does the NCLEX take? What does it involve? is this something taken at school?

One year after starting the two year associate's degree program for nursing you are elgible to obtain your LPN. At the end of the two year associate's degree program you will be elgible to obtain your RN. Hope this helps!

Shell :)

thanks so much, it does help! do you know what the NCLEX is? what it involves and how long it takes. i soo appreciate your answers!was it hard to obtain your RN? what fields can you go into? please forgive me, i have absolutly nobody to ask. thanks!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

thanks so much, such a little question has taken me hours on the net to get an answer. i really appreciate it, now how long does the NCLEX take? What does it involve? is this something taken at school?

NCLEX=National Council Licensure Examination

You will "sit" (take the exam) after you graduate. Then, after you pass this exam, you can receive a license as a Registered Nurse.

No problem with the questions..........keep them coming. We are here to help you.

Not all states permit you to sit for the LPN boards after the one year. That is up to the individual state, it is not national.

Oops..I'm not familiar with other states rules. :) I know in Illinois it is possible to get a LPN license after one year.

Shell

thanks so much, it does help! do you know what the NCLEX is? what it involves and how long it takes. i soo appreciate your answers!was it hard to obtain your RN? what fields can you go into? please forgive me, i have absolutly nobody to ask. thanks!

I just took the NCLEX-PN exam and you can have anywhere 85 to 205 questions. I was allowed to take 5 hours, too. The NCLEX-RN is similar but has a different amount of questions offered and the time limit is different, I'm not sure the exact since I haven't taken this one yet but will hopefully in another year. :)

Once you obtain your license, you will be elgible for entry level RN positions. Of course, every where is different and some places you may be able to get more specialized. Guess it depends how desperate the facilities are to hire. I know when I get my RN degree, I plan on starting on the Acute Care floor at a hospital I already work at to get my experience.

Nursing school is tough but if you have the will and dedication, you can and will succeed! Good luck!

Shell :)

NCLEX=National Council Licensure Examination

You will "sit" (take the exam) after you graduate. Then, after you pass this exam, you can receive a license as a Registered Nurse.

No problem with the questions..........keep them coming. We are here to help you.

awesome! i am so glad i found this site!what field are you in? I am soooo excited to start school! Any pointers that you can think of for me? i will leave you alone after this!!!! :rotfl:

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

awesome! i am so glad i found this site!what field are you in? I am soooo excited to start school! Any pointers that you can think of for me? i will leave you alone after this!!!! :rotfl:

No problem. I will be here for a while.

I am an OB-GYN and family practice nurse practitioner.

Pointers? Keep on asking questions. :) I can tell you are very excited about nursing school. Many here, students and old pros alike, will answer your questions and try to help you along.

No problem. I will be here for a while.

I am an OB-GYN and family practice nurse practitioner.

Pointers? Keep on asking questions. :) I can tell you are very excited about nursing school. Many here, students and old pros alike, will answer your questions and try to help you along.

Hi siri

I am a pre-nursing student interested in eventually going on for my master's. I want to go into family practice. Could you give info on jobs you do, schooling for your MSN, or anything you can think of for someone hoping to become a nurse practitioner? Thanks so much! :)

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

Hi siri

I am a pre-nursing student interested in eventually going on for my master's. I want to go into family practice. Could you give info on jobs you do, schooling for your MSN, or anything you can think of for someone hoping to become a nurse practitioner? Thanks so much! :)

Surely.

I first became an OB-GYN NP after a few years as an RN in OB and surgery. I worked with a private physician as his first assistant in OB-GUN surgery and did a 4 year preceptorship with him as an advanced practice nurse. I then completed an NP program and sat for the national boards. I practiced about 8 years as an NP and then decided that this field was very narrow in my ability to treat other patients. I sought out and completed an FNP (family practice) program. This allowed me to practice in a much wider scale and I must admit, the FNP is probably the most marketable field, at least where I am located.

If you are interested in what the day-to day activities are, I will be happy to talk to you. Send me a pm (personal message) and I will be glad to answer any questions and help you in any way I can with your possible NP career.

There are so many NP programs and areas out there from which to choose. I can assist you with that as well.

Siri

sddlnscp

Specializes in NICU.

Siri and Student Nurse WV, please go ahead and keep posting online if you don't mind, I am interested too. I am actually interested in becoming a Neonatal NP one day (also pre-nursing right now), but after reading so many threads, am thinking that Family NP is looking more like the way to go for marketability. :( I really would love to specialize in neonates, but I don't want to limit myself out of a job. Of course, after I start clinicals, who knows where my heart will lead me. I know I am currently set on the Neonatal stuff right now though (I even have dreams of working there - was dreaming of getting ready to do something with a micro-preemie with all the tubing and ventilators attached last night and I am just getting started with pre-nursing - ha!). Anyway, there are probably even more who are interested in what you have to say, but I definitely would love to hear. :) Thanks! :)

sddlnscp

Specializes in NICU.

Oops..I'm not familiar with other states rules. :) I know in Illinois it is possible to get a LPN license after one year.

Shell

This is true for Colorado as well. I didn't realize that this option wasn't uniform across the states either. :p

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

Siri and Student Nurse WV, please go ahead and keep posting online if you don't mind, I am interested too. I am actually interested in becoming a Neonatal NP one day (also pre-nursing right now), but after reading so many threads, am thinking that Family NP is looking more like the way to go for marketability. :( I really would love to specialize in neonates, but I don't want to limit myself out of a job. Of course, after I start clinicals, who knows where my heart will lead me. I know I am currently set on the Neonatal stuff right now though (I even have dreams of working there - was dreaming of getting ready to do something with a micro-preemie with all the tubing and ventilators attached last night and I am just getting started with pre-nursing - ha!). Anyway, there are probably even more who are interested in what you have to say, but I definitely would love to hear. :) Thanks! :)

Certainly, sddlnscp! The only reason I suggested a pm......the poster might be more comfortable asking some questions privately and some info might not need to be for viewing public. I have no problem posting for others to see and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

I am here doing research for a case and will be on all day.

Ask away!!!!!!! :)

Wisconsin just standardized its state college nursing curriculum allowing the Pre-RN to LPN to RN track...

HOWEVER...

Most of the students I've talked to won't even bother (I'm a student at a private college with no such option). From what I've been told, most LPNs around here are hired to pass meds at long-term care facilities (nursing homes). I don't think the hospitals in the area really hire LPNs but they do take on nurse externs after you've had a couple of clinicals (I think the hospital I work at requires one semester of med/surg clinical experience and one other). As a nurse extern you will work with a RN and eventually admit patients, do your own assessments, and etc. (you'd be a RN with a limited case load and your supervisor would sign off on all care given). I've also heard the pay is better. From my limited experience, I'd rather work in acute care than sub-acute or long-term care (LTC is brutal for a CNA or LPN).

I'm sure some of the above statements could be clarified or corrected by someone who knows more :)

Not all states permit you to sit for the LPN boards after the one year. That is up to the individual state, it is not national.

Siri and Student Nurse WV, please go ahead and keep posting online if you don't mind, I am interested too. I am actually interested in becoming a Neonatal NP one day (also pre-nursing right now), but after reading so many threads, am thinking that Family NP is looking more like the way to go for marketability. :( I really would love to specialize in neonates, but I don't want to limit myself out of a job. Of course, after I start clinicals, who knows where my heart will lead me. I know I am currently set on the Neonatal stuff right now though (I even have dreams of working there - was dreaming of getting ready to do something with a micro-preemie with all the tubing and ventilators attached last night and I am just getting started with pre-nursing - ha!). Anyway, there are probably even more who are interested in what you have to say, but I definitely would love to hear. :) Thanks! :)

I live near a very large hospital and they are in dire need of neonatal practitioners. They always have postings asking for them. I think that would be a very interesting field to get into.

sddlnscp

Specializes in NICU.

Certainly, sddlnscp! The only reason I suggested a pm......the poster might be more comfortable asking some questions privately and some info might not need to be for viewing public. I have no problem posting for others to see and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

I am here doing research for a case and will be on all day.

Ask away!!!!!!! :)

Thank you so much - you are so kind to lend your advice and ideas. :D I really can't think of any questions at the moment, that's why I was really curious as to what else might be discussed - you know, sometimes the questions you really want answered are the ones you can't think of. Thanks for clarifying, sorry, I thought perhaps the reason you mentioned PMing you was because you didn't want to flood the thread with questions. Silly me. :clown: Anyway, thanks again! If I think of anything, I will definitely hunt you down. :wink2:

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