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by KellyBSNCPN KellyBSNCPN (New Member) New Member

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Hey everyone! I just applied today to do the BSN-MSN Education track. It's something I've been thinking about for a while and today I just decided to do it!!! I'm super excited but also nervous. I have a couple of questions for you guys regarding the capstone. I don't feel like they give you a ton of information up front so I'd like to hear from people who are in the capstone or have completed it. 

I am interested in working as a nurse educator within companies/institutions versus an academic/university setting. I have read lots of reviews about needing an IRB review through the institution you are doing your capstone on. Is this still true? 

I am asking because I would love to assess and change a knowledge/education gap within my company. I work for a large independent-provider owned pediatric primary care office. We have 9 clinics and over 100 providers. For being a provider owned company we are pretty big! Through speaking with the nurses across my company there is a huge education gap around lactation. We do not have any IBCLC nurses and a lot of our employees are new grads. I would like to assess the current knowledge around lactation and feeding newborns, see if there is a true need for a resource, create a resource that they can refer to, and then go around to each clinic and teach the nurses about this topic. Does anyone think this would work? My company is pretty strict and before I even start the MSN program I need to get approval for this idea because it might take a whole six months for them to even give me a green light. 

Sorry that was so long! Thanks anyone/everyone for feedback!

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Hello,

      My name is Stacie; and I apologize for jumping into your discussion without an answer to your question - I am new to the forum and trying to figure out how to create a discussion?  Anyhow, I am starting my nursing education (just started two weeks ago, working on RN/BSN; and I am hoping you would be so kind and answer a quick question for me (if you happen to know the answer).  As part of getting all my paperwork done to start my clinicals, I had to have a doctor sign a document that basically states I am mentally and physically capable of the nursing job requirements.  Wouldn't you know that when I needed him most, my doctor of 8 years suddenly closed down his office/practice.  I resorted to a family clinic; and I noticed that the attending practitioner signed his name with "FNP, MPA, MSN, APRN."  It says on the paperwork from the school I must have either a NP, M.D., D.O., or a PA sign the release.  Is this signature going to work?!!  In other words, is an FNP qualified or as "accredited" as a general NP?   Thanks for any help; and if you don't happen to know, can you please just give me some guidance on how to start a discussion.  I am hoping to use this site/forum for valuable information during my nursing school education -- thanks again!!  

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BassCatchingNurse has 10 years experience.

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On 6/13/2019 at 12:55 AM, NURSE STACIE said:

Hello,

      My name is Stacie; and I apologize for jumping into your discussion without an answer to your question - I am new to the forum and trying to figure out how to create a discussion?  Anyhow, I am starting my nursing education (just started two weeks ago, working on RN/BSN; and I am hoping you would be so kind and answer a quick question for me (if you happen to know the answer).  As part of getting all my paperwork done to start my clinicals, I had to have a doctor sign a document that basically states I am mentally and physically capable of the nursing job requirements.  Wouldn't you know that when I needed him most, my doctor of 8 years suddenly closed down his office/practice.  I resorted to a family clinic; and I noticed that the attending practitioner signed his name with "FNP, MPA, MSN, APRN."  It says on the paperwork from the school I must have either a NP, M.D., D.O., or a PA sign the release.  Is this signature going to work?!!  In other words, is an FNP qualified or as "accredited" as a general NP?   Thanks for any help; and if you don't happen to know, can you please just give me some guidance on how to start a discussion.  I am hoping to use this site/forum for valuable information during my nursing school education -- thanks again!!  

An FNP is a NP; so, it will be fine. To start a new topic, just click on the green button at the top right of the forum that states, "Add New Topic."

Good luck in School and welcome to allnurses!!!

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Thank you so very much for your help and guidance!!  Ironically, I have not logged onto this website since I originally posed that question to you.  Something led me to log in - and there was your response!  Thanks again, much appreciated.

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Wrestler133 has 2 years experience.

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I'm starting August 1st myself. Excited to start and to open new doors once I'm done

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