Jennifer0512 6,367 Views
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; from
2 year(s) of experience
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley (both hospice nurses)
I really liked Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Examination by Zerwekh and Claborn
Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay it's not the end!
I used both of those books you linked to as well as the question book that goes along with the orange book. Found all of them really helpful in passing the PNCB exam (passed in June--first attempt!)
I used Kapit's while I was in school! Loved it!
Interviews are pretty laid back (2012 grad here). Be yourself, relax, and tell them why you want to be an NP and go to Regis! Good luck!
That's good you're separating next semester--it will definitely make things much clearer! We used Pediatric Physical Examination and Health Assessment by Sawyer.
I have the same one as midido80--I also recommend it!
I recently graduated/passed my boards for pediNP. No job yet so I can't tell you in "real life" if they encourage them or not, but in school we definitely did ROS for pedi patients (and we were separated from FNP students). My pedi H&P book also does ROS. I would clarify with your instructor if you get a chance.
When I was taking A&P I bought a toy skeleton from the halloween store--it actually had amazingly detailed bone anatomy. It was SO helpful to have that sort of 4D visual aid where I could actually point to the body parts. And it was super cheap!
Usually if a program says it doesn't matter if you do a phone interview or an in person interview they're telling the truth. They understand that it may be hard for people from all over the country to come in for a short interview. Plus I think that phone interviews for them are kind of a nice break anyway
Ah I see you were looking for the REAL schedule for the upcoming semester. They usually post it on Regis Access a few days before you are scheduled to register, so that you can plan out your schedule and respond ASAP. I was also in the "day section" and don't remember having trouble staying that way!
I just graduated in May from Regis, passed the PNP boards in June, and I worked as a camp nurse for the summer. Now I'm looking for a PNP job. I've had interviews, but there haven't been a lot of openings in peds just yet. I haven't been looking for too long though.
Good luck with school! It's a bumpy road, but it's so worth it! And Regis prepares you well for the boards!
It wasn't that long ago, but I can barely remember! I know you'll take two classes: psych and acute care (aka med/surg). Each of these has a clinical-- acute care clinicals is two days and psych is one day. I do forget how many days a week the classes are. And you'll still have lab to learn some new skills. Hope that helps! That was 3 years ago, so I'm a little foggy on the specifics!
I was a Biochem major in my undergrad degree and then went into a direct-entry program to get my BSN/MSN and I just finished with that. I think they are different kinds of "hard". I found the content and concepts in biochem more challenging to learn, but I found the RN/NP courses harder in terms of workload, time commitments, and as someone else mentioned the fact that you're actually dealing with people's lives--lots of pressure in RN/NP for sure!
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