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    Movin'onUP likes this.

    It took between 2 to 2.5 weeks to get my TPP. I was able to see it online a couple of days before I got it in the mail. I received my PA licence about 2 weeks after my TPP.

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    For anyone who has the same question. I did received my TPP before they received my official transcript.

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    I have an active license in another state and I have an interview for a job in PA next week. I sent my application for license by endorsement with TPP over a week ago, and paid for the license verification with Nursys. Today I received the form I sent to my nursing school for an official transcript in the mail (I put the wrong address). I re-mailed with the correct address today, but it will be at least another 1 to 2 weeks before the board gets the transcript now. Will the board send a TPP without the school transcript?

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    They accepted all of my transfer credits. I only needed to take a math and their nursing courses. I started in January.

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    Taking 2 classes is busy, but manageable. I added Statistics so I'll have 3 classes in the Spring. I won't finish until March 2012 because the last 2 classes must be taken in separate semesters after all other courses are completed. But I do like the classes.

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    Quote from juan de la cruz
    As a provider, NP's can be bound by the same regulatory requirements imposed by insurance companies in terms of revenue generation. The success of your practice depends on your productivity and ability to generate billing for each patient you see. This can be one of the draws for adding NP's especially in some primary care practices so you may find that the pressure to see more patients can get in the way of really having "enough" time to spend with patients. There are no staffing ratios to speak of and your day is over when all patients are seen, notes dictated, and prescriptions called regardless of how long you've been in the office. That's a reality for many providers especially physicians and NP's are no exception. The good things is some practices offer incentives for productivity and it does make it worth the extra time and effort that you put in each day. I honestly believe that my NP collagues would not be doing this work if the financial and professional rewards are not better than before they became NP's.

    It's really hard to make the comparison between bedside/office RN roles vs NP role because you are playing on a different field as a provider. You definitely multitask a lot and juggle between various issues that pop up and the key is to determine which issue is urgent and which ones can wait. I don't really feel "dumped on" as an NP in that sense because you are part of the provider team and like TraumaRUs already said, you are making the clinical decisions yourself and taking full resposibility for them unlike when we were RN's when it's so easy to turf a patient issue to an intern or a resident and write "MD informed" on your note. It's certainly a different ballgame as I just said.

    BTW, I'm not in primary care. I'm an ACNP in specialty practice.
    I just want to thank you Juan. You are such a thoughtful contributor to this forum. I always enjoy reading your informative posts and I know that you have probably helped many people with your contributions.

    .... sorry OP, didn't mean to hijack your thread.

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    Based on your future career goals, I would not leave the public health position. You may obtain contacts there that will assist you in finding/obtaining your dream job. The general consensus seems to be that you will gain your experience while in graduate school. Choose good preceptors! Again, don't quit your day job. If you want a little more variety, choose a GOOD preceptor!

    Good luck!

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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    I have to agree with the folks who said to call once. I think that in this economy you can just submit a resume and sit back and hope someone finds you interesting enough to call you back. You need to suck it up and call the managers office directly. You say who you are and what position your interested in and that you really would like to have a chance to meet with them and want an opportunity to work for them on their unit. One call shows that your interested, two says your annoying and more than that says your obsessed. That's just my opinion.

    !Chris
    That's exactly what I did. She gave me her contact info and I mailed my resume and cover letter. I will not call again. I feel good that I did that. I would not have called if the employee hadn't suggested it though.

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    A current employee of the unit gave me the contact info and suggested I call.

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    I'm applying for a position at a different hospital and was given the nurse managers contact information. I submitted an application online but I don't want it to become lost with the others. Should I call the nurse manager and express my interest? I was also going to mail a cover letter and resume to the nurse manager... Is this in bad taste?

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    I've been an RN in Tele for 4 years. I'm doing RN to BSN now. I'd like to send in my app, references, transcripts, and essays when I get this semesters grades in April, but I'll still have 6 classes left to finish. They will be all done by December at the latest. My overall Gpa is greater than 3.0 and my ADN Gpa is 3.67.

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    I'll be registering next week, and just wanted to see if anyone had any direct experience with this course.

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    I am Trying to figure out when to send out my applications to grad school. I will finish my BSN by December, but may accelerate it to graduate in September. I really want to start a program in January 2012 so I can graduate by December 2013. Is this possible?

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    I just started this month and have 2 classes. I work FT hours and have a family, and so far so good. Yes, there are quite a few assignments, discussions, and papers but if you are organized you'll be fine. I really like the program, and am happy I made the decision to go there.

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    sevensonnets likes this.

    When the governor issues a weather related State of Emergency, you are NOT allowed to call out at my hospital. But, they will make arrangements to have someone pick you up if needed.


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