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So. I am going to be a nursing student this upcoming Fall but this question is for later in my life. I was wondering what do nurse practitioners wear on a daily basis? I just found out that nurse practitioners wear lab coats, is this true? Does this mean you can wear a lab coat when you are working at a clinic? Or does this only apply to like the place where you work and your employer's decision? Just curious and long way to go 🙂

JadedCPN specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

It all depends on where you work ultimately. Some wear scrubs, some where business clothes with a lab coat, it just varies.

I know you acknowledged you have a long way to go; I would just recommend you make sure you're also researching more about what being an NP entails beyond just attire. 

Numenor specializes in Internal Medicine.

Wearing a white coat should be the last thing on your mind when it comes to being a NP. For what its worth, I don't wear one.

I don't want to single you out, but this type of question is a succinct snippet of what's wrong with the NP world and nursing education in general. Focused on appearance instead of substance. You don't see these sorts of questions asked on pre-med or med student forums.

Yes. My other question here is that I have been doing a lot of research on the different types of NPs. There is acute care NP, women's health, and pediatrics. I really want to become an acute care NP because I love the feeling of stress in the ICU or the ER or OR. But I also want to do Pscyh NP bc I love helping people on a behavioral level. Since I am in an accelerated BSN program right now, should I go ahead and apply to these schools right out of nursing school? I also am wondering about post-masters program, how long do they take? 

Sorry, I know the outfit question was kinda ignorant of me.

Or should I wait and work for a couple of years before entering NP school at all?

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Numenor specializes in Internal Medicine.

1 minute ago, Stardustknight said:

Yes. My other question here is that I have been doing a lot of research on the different types of NPs. There is acute care NP, women's health, and pediatrics. I really want to become an acute care NP because I love the feeling of stress in the ICU or the ER or OR. But I also want to do Pscyh NP bc I love helping people on a behavioral level. Since I am in an accelerated BSN program right now, should I go ahead and apply to these schools right out of nursing school? I also am wondering about post-masters program, how long do they take? 

Sorry, I know the outfit question was kinda ignorant of me.

Based on your response and question, I HIGHLY recommend you work a few years as a RN before considering NP school.  

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Based on your response and question, I HIGHLY recommend you work a few years as a RN before considering NP school.  

 

Can you please explain why? I just wanted to get a greater insight on working before NP. Is it because of the experience and patho behind the diseases and how to treat these conditions. I know that theoretically learning most diseases on my own time and in school is not enough. Is that why? 

Numenor specializes in Internal Medicine.

 

1 minute ago, Stardustknight said:

 

Can you please explain why? I just wanted to get a greater insight on working before NP. Is it because of the experience and patho behind the diseases and how to treat these conditions. I know that theoretically learning most diseases on my own time and in school is not enough. Is that why? 

You answered your own question, it also seems that you do not know what you want to do. Experience in healthcare as a RN will shape that. There are exceptions I can see for people going straight to NP but those are not as common (I.e. I knew a few people who were former army medics, biologists/chemists/engineers, med students etc).

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You answered your own question, it also seems that you do not know what you want to do. Experience in healthcare as a RN will shape that. There are exceptions I can see for people going straight to NP but those are not as common (I.e. I knew a few people who were former army medics, biologists/chemists/engineers, med students etc).

Oh okay thanks! Can you please explain me your story on how you became a nurse and your passion? And what led you to becoming an NP? I am just curious.

 

 

Numenor specializes in Internal Medicine.

1 minute ago, Stardustknight said:

Oh okay thanks! Can you please explain me your story on how you became a nurse and your passion? And what led you to becoming an NP? I am just curious.

 

 

Its a long story, but I was a nurse for around 5-6 years before I considered NP school. Focus on your 25 meter target for now which is RN school.

Thank you so much for the information; I will work hard to become a nurse. 

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