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matthewandrew, NP 9,387 Views

Joined: May 10, '09; Posts: 327 (27% Liked) ; Likes: 183
Nurse Practitioner; from US
Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Family Nursing

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    I a new NP in palliative care. Would also like to know this. I plan to take it after my 1 year of practice.

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    Is an inpatient palliative care nurse practitioner that primarily cares for critical care patients in the ICU eligible to take the CCRN examination if they complete the required number of hours? Thanks in advance!

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    I totally agreed just using "NP" across the board.

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    I am a new grad FNP and I just accepted a position in inpatient palliative care. Any RNs or NPs in palliative? This will be my first job as an NP. I have 4 years of experience in PCU. Any tips or recommendations for me? What resources would you suggest to use? I want to be prepared.

    I have search allnurses for this but have not found enough answers. Thanks!

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    I am a new graduate FNP in California. Do I need to be employed by a group or physician in order to apply for a DEA? Thanks!

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    traumaRUs likes this.

    Thank you for sharing. I'm waiting to start my first NP position and reading these eases the anxiety. Thank you!

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    This is also so difficult because there are so many certifying bodies out there for every APRN and populations. Family NP has 2 certifying bodies. It would be great I think if national certification was administered like the NCLEX so exams would be standardized in the national level.

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    With CRNAs recommending the DNP as the entry requirement for practice by 2025 and CNSs by 2030... when do you think state laws will require the DNP for APRN practice?

    Do you think this will happen within the next 10 years? 20 years? Never?

    I know this is a controversial topic but I think this will eventually be a positive push for APRNs.

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    Quote from Dodongo
    OH good! Another RockMay post! I love these.

    PAs may be able to do, in practice, 85% of what a physician does (after OTJ training) but they certainly don't learn 85% in 2 years, what a physician does in 4 (plus residency). That's a ridiculous claim.

    But Rock is kind of fanatical about PAs. Bit of a chip on his/her shoulder and something to prove.
    You're right, I was browsing through the user's previous posts and it seems like they've been very critical about NP education, practice and existence. Some cynicism is healthy for the progression of the profession but it's treading on hatred it seems like...

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    Quote from OllieW
    when your very creation is to assist a physician how can you argue to be independent?
    I know there is also a movement in their community to rename their profession to "physician associate," "healthcare practitioner" or just "PA."

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    Quote from cocoa_puff
    Sounds like a nightmare, I would just do PhD (non-nursing) to research and teach. I don't understand what the point of the DNP is in addition to a PhD. I have seen combined MD/PhD programs, and that makes much more sense to me as they are physicians who conduct medical research. What does a DNP/PhD do exactly, develop new nursing theories?
    The DNP is about practice application using the best evidence out there. The PhD allows the nurse to generate new knowledge. The 2 are very different but complimentary.

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    Quote from RockMay
    Correct. PAs have more education which is superior in depth and quality to that of NPs.
    More education? Besides having an undergraduate education related to healthcare (RN), NP programs are specialized. Although PAs may have the breadth, NP education has more depth due to specialization. PAs are trained as generalists, very different from NPs who were RNs first.

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    I don't think PAs can have full practice authority because their practice is medicine. NP practice is sesperate from medicine which justifies the autonomy. If PAs want full practice authority and responsibility of medicine, go to medical school.