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    Do NNPs on Rotating Shifts Get to Sleep on Night Shift?

    Nope I don't jest. Almost all the job entries for NNPs I'm seeing say "rotating 12 hour shifts" so I'm wondering how exactly that works since rotating shifts are pretty universally accepted to be incredibly unhealthy and lead to burnout quickly. But I heard that some providers on night shift just use call rooms to nap. I guess the providers are all awake through the night on your floor @Leader25?
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    Do NNPs on Rotating Shifts Get to Sleep on Night Shift?

    Thanks babyNP! That’s really helpful to know! I’m really interested in pursuing this field but all the jobs calling for rotating shifts have made me nervous about the long term effects on my own health, especially since I’ve never had to work nights before.
  3. Hey guys! I'm curious for those of you who work with NNPs on your unit doing rotating 12 hour shifts. I know NNPs working 24 hour shifts get a call room and time to sleep. What about for NNPs working rotating shifts? When they are assigned a 12 hour night shift at your hospital, do any use some of the shift to sleep in the call room or is it more like a nursing night shift where they are up and active all night long?
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    Job Search At Age 61 After 2 1/2 Year Hiatus??

    Definitely definitely volunteer asap and look for networking opportunities in your area. Reach out to old colleagues. Also take dates off your graduation if they are on your resume, ageism is definitely a thing that gets resumes passed over, as unfortunate as that is. Reddit.com/r/resumes could be a great place to post your resume - of course remove your personal information, location, and clinic names - for feedback and for help making sure yours looks good/no red flags stand out.
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    How Much PTO did you get as a new grad?i

    As an NP, you can negotiate PTO. I'd ask for another week of vacation time. 3-4 weeks and some sick time (normally around 4 days) is what i've been hearing is standard.
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    Psych DNP Programs- Does Prestige Matter?

    Thanks for weighing in on this! I'm also hoping to pursue psych NP. I got accepted to UT Austin and Columbia and am wondering if Columbia's prestige is really worth the additional cost. I always planned to settle in a major city, possibly on the West Coast, which tends to have more competitive job markets. Would you mind weighing in on my decision between the prestige of the two programs?
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    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    I agree with this. This is a professional school. The entire point of the 6 figure MDE is to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX, which proves that you can safely begin to practice as an RN. If 15-20% of students are routinely failing this exam, that is the programs fault. It did not adequately prepare them or adequately choose applicats who would succeed in a shortened program. It’s not because these students are so much smarter they “overthink” compared to ASN graduates. They are unprepared and can not safely practice. And that’s a pretty big deal.
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    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Don’t forget to add in the 4th semester and living expenses. The financial aid package only covered the first 3 semesters of the MDE. When I ran the numbers it was around 130k for MDE and around 330k final debt for whole program without the 3% yearly tuition increases In the end, I realized that if I wanted prestige, I should have gone MD or PhD Psychology. I chose NP because as a career changer in my late 20s, I really want the job and role as a mental health provider, but I didnt want the debt or time commitment either of those other two routes would take. By choosing Columbia, I’d be taking on the debt of medical school (without the eventual salary of a physician) which defeats the entire purpose of me choosing to become an NP in the first place. Of course if it’s the best way you have of attaining your goal, or you pursued the nursing path for a different reason, then go for it! I’m sure it will open some doors for you! One I’m worried about closing in teaching in a similar program down the road. But really my much cheaper in state program (around 80k total - tuition/fees/cost of living - for the entire NP journey) better aligns with my future goals than going to an Ivy for nursing school (like saving for a house down payment, being able to work part time when I have kids, and continuing with plenty of international travel - goals that will be made far harder with student loan and interest payments). Columbia is one of the most expensive pathways to NP out there. And after REALLY thinking about how I want to spend my 30s and 40s, I realized that while it’s a great opportunity with a ton of prestige, it’s ultimately not the financial future I want for myself. I think anyone taking on this amount of student debt should really consider how it will impact the life they want over the next two decades, because it is not an insignificant amount of money and student loan forgiveness is not guaranteed.
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    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nurseprogs-nclexrn2013-17.htm Heres the information from the state. 2018 has not been released.
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    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    Thanks for reminding me of this and pointing out the NCLEX pass rate! That’s kind of abysmal compared to other programs I’ve applied to. I have heard a LOT of complaints from multiple current students which has also turned me off. Meanwhile, the people Ive spoken to at UT Austin are all wonderfully warm and encouraging and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. Sigh. Decisions this big are never easy but I hope everyone makes the choice that leaves them feeling happiest!
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    Columbia SON MDE 2019

    After a ton of soul searching and talking to a lot of people in health care, I think I decided to go with an in state program rather than Columbia. 330ish in student debt is just way too much to be a mid level practitioner and would have a huge impact on my life, job opportunities/choices, and future family. It’s kind of terrifying to think of paying over half my take home pay in student loan payments for years. Im still wrestling with this decision and it’s really hard to turn down Columbia and wonder about whether walking away is closing future opportunity doors, but the debt is just a really huge concern for me.
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    UT AE-MSN 2019

    They accept only 8 people a year with hundreds of applicants so definitely get as much psychiatric related experience as you can! Without it you're likely to get deferred to LEADS which adds a 4th year to the PMHNP program. A lot of the people they accept to AE-PMHNP have experience as social workers or other roles in psychiatry. I'll be doing LEADS to PMHNP with similar academic scores as you and a 4 year background as a health educator doing CBT and Motivational interviewing helping people to take control of their lifestyle choices. Good luck!
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    UT AE-MSN 2019

    This is the link for the group! https://m.facebook.com/groups/3143637255662153?group_view_referrer=profile_browser
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2019

    Woooooow. Hopefully you were accidentally disconnected because that would be pretty shockingly rude and not at all a good sign.
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2019

    I’m so sorry! I’m agreeing with all the other commenters about your energy and support here and how much we’ve all appreciated following your journey. You seem like you will make an excellent psych NP one day. Vandy didn’t happen but there are many other routes and you will have much success in the future. Good luck with everything!
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    Vanderbilt MSN 2019

    I interviewed for PMHNP with the program director Dawn and another female professor who's name I can't remember. She was more softer speaking. This was two weeks ago and they called me the morning of to set up the phone interview later in the day.
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