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    "The doctor over here told me to try a new activity to get my mind off of things, so that's why I'm here to get my first tattoo."

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    "So you're telling me that you're a nurse and the guy behind me whose wearing a white coat is a nurse as well...oh he's a nurse practitioner?!?!?....guess I didn't know nurses could wear white coats!"

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to explain and answer my questions!

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    Hi everyone, I'm typing here to ask you guys some questions about the career nurse practitioners, and if you could shed some light on the career as a NP it would be so helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

    I've read articles online about the career as an NP, as well as watched video's on the career of NP's as well, but I'm still confused of the whole job as a nurse practitioner.
    My questions are:

    1.) If a nurse practitioner who works in a clinic (not their own) or a hospital with doctors, would they be doing the same work as a regular physican? So for example, an adult/family nurse practitioner, would they do the same work as a family/internal medicine doctor? Or a pediatric nurse practitioner, would they be doing the same work as a pediatrician? By same work I mean-making sure they have their routine checkup, or diagnose them with any illness they may come in with, or give refill/start prescription. Or would the NP's be considered the same role as a PA (except for prescription) and assist the doctor in what they need help with. (So pretty much following doctors orders) (I used the example of a clinic that is not owned, because I would like to work in a health system clinic or a hospital)

    2.) If the nurse practitioner isn't unsure about a diagnosis, or they're not sure with something, do the NP's go to the physicians to have their questions/doubts answered? Is that kind of where, what separates the NP's and the MD's? That the NP's just like a PA can ask the doctor questions anytime they are not sure, and the MD would be the one to answer it?

    I guess I'm just confused on if NP's and the family/internal/pediatrics MD are doing the same work and getting paid less, would it be better to go be an MD instead of a NP? (I know training time is longer for an MD, but I would consider it)

    Any advice would be appreciated, and once again, thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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    Hi, I am new to this board so this is my first post! I have a bachelor's degree in biology, and have some pre-req's completed. But my gpa and the grades from the pre-req's are way below a 3.0 and not very good. So I was planning on retaking the pre-req's that I have done, and complete the other pre-req's that I have never took before. When I talked to some accelerated BSN programs, they said unfortunately since my official undergrad GPA is way below a 3.0 even with pre-req's completed I wouldn't be able to apply. There are 2 programs that said if I raise my GPA by taking the pre-req's up to a 3.0 then I could possibly have a chance at admission. I also applied to some Associate programs, but got denied.
    So I am really interested and determined to get into the Accelerated BSN Program Chamberlain offers in Houston. I really don't want to do the three-year program they have. Even though I was told I probably wouldn't have to do a semester. I just want to get into a program, and finish as early as possible. I am currently trying to figure out how to do my pre-req's, so that is where my question is. I have called this location, and talked to an admissions advisor but they said that I would have to take all the classes, raise to a 3.0 and then apply, and then they would do an evaluation and see if the credits count or not. I really don't want to take my pre-req's and when it comes time for them to check my application it doesn't count. I have no one else to ask these questions to, so I was wondering could you guys please help me out?

    1.) I was planning on taking all my pre-reqs at a community college online through And through that program I would take my classes online and the grades would be on a transcript that will come from a 'home college' I pick, which will either be Lamar Community College or Morgan Community College. (I just randomly picked these schools, they are accredited through the HLC North Central Association) So when I send out my transcripts it would be from one of these schools. I was wondering even though on the transcript it wouldn't say 'online' would this be acceptable? Most importantly, will Chamberlain accept these credits? (A&P1, A&P2, Nutrition, Stats, Speech, etc.) Has anyone taken classes through this program and Chamberlain accepted these credits for the pre-req's? Can you tell me what classes you took?

    2.) I know one of the pre-req's for the Accelerated BSN program is 'Intro to General, Organic & Biological Chemistry w/lab.' I already took a General Chemistry 1 w/lab and received a 2.0. And I also took Organic Chemistry 1 w/lab. Would any of those two classes count for that pre-req of 'Intro to General, Organic & Biological Chemistry w/lab.' ?

    3.) Our school doesn't offer Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab. Our school only offers Human Anatomy, and a separate lab course, and then Human Physiology and a separate lab course. I was wondering if I were to retake the Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology class would that count for credit for Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, and Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab?
    Would you suggest that I rather take A&P I & II at a community college for it to count for credit for the Accelerated BSN Program?

    When I went to go check my local community colleges since registration already started, a lot of the classes were already filled. And online classes are much more convenient for me, so that is why I am considering taking these classes online. In the future I would maybe possibly consider going into Nurse Practitioner or CRNA. So don't want any problems when applying in future to those schools.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!