shibaowner MSN, RN, NP

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shibaowner has 1 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP.

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  1. 6+ months since graduating, no job offers

    You need to broaden your search and look outside of NYC. This is your first job, don't be too picky. Get some experience, then you can move back to NYC and get a job more easily. There are many parts of the US that are desperate for nurses.
  2. Getting Clean To Be A Nurse

    You do need to stop using all illicit substances if you want to become an RN, at least during nursing school. My nursing school tested us every year. Some employers will give random urine tests without notice. However, here in California, where po...
  3. Psych Private Practice, What's Realistic?

    Just as a data point, I know a psychologist who is getting $350 an hour in Silicon Valley. If you can build a "niche" boutique practice with some affluent clients, you should be able to get a good hourly rate. Your horse angle is definitely interes...
  4. Job prospect for FNP in the bay area

    There are plenty of NP jobs in the Bay Area, but it is outrageously expensive to live there! Even with a six figure salary you will likely have to have a roommate. I've seen new grad FNP pay of $120 to $130K, but take a look at housing costs before...
  5. Frustrated New Grad

    Hello. First, take a deep breath about the student loan - you can get a payment deferral for up to one year after graduation. Contact your loan servicer(s) ASAP about this. Second, there are plenty of jobs out there for new grad FNPs. You can als...
  6. Future of NP future

    To OP: There is a high demand for NPs. The ABSN or regular BSN to MSN or DNP route is just fine. You are correct - it will give you a chance to become more familiar with a new field and the ability to work part time if necessary. In addition, it i...
  7. FNP job outlook

    Here in California, there is a high demand for FNPs. As a new grad FNP, be open to the smaller cities and also rural areas - those are areas of very high need. Inner cities may also have a shortage of providers. For example, while there are plenty...
  8. fastest way to become an NP

    I agree with umbdude that PA is probably a better fit for the OP. As far as foreign doctors getting residencies in the US, here is some more info. I would look for states that have a shortage of doctors. This can be determined by the HPSA (health...
  9. California Endorsement purgatory

    Breeze is not updated regularly. Since you submitted your application on 9/27, you won't get your license until January. Be patient. You can contact them using the Breeze website if you want to. In addition, did you also apply for a temp license...
  10. fastest way to become an NP

    There are a lot of schools that offer the direct entry MSN, so just do a Google search. You can look at the USN & WR nursing school ranking for graduate education. Washington State board of nursing should have a list of accredited NP programs o...
  11. Get over California.

    To the OP: I understand your frustration. However, the SF Bay Area has always been very expensive. Los Angeles is becoming almost as bad. San Diego is also becoming increasingly expensive. In other words, living along the coast of California is ...
  12. Did you do all readings in FNP school?

    You are not even an NP. I suggest you learn to show more respect to your superiors if you want to succeed.
  13. Did you do all readings in FNP school?

    At least in my NP program, you HAD to read the textbook in addition to reviewing powerpoints. Much of the exam material was not on the powerpoints and only in the text. You might be able to get a C on an exam by only studying powerpoints. And most...
  14. The amount of study time required depends on the individual and on the school. Personally, some classes were easy for me and I didn't have to study much for them. Other classes, like pharm and patho, definitely required more study time. I average...
  15. New Student Physical Exam/Vaccines

    You need to check with your school on their policy, so call them and ask directly. Most nursing schools will not let you into clinical rotations w/o your vaccines being completed, especially flu.