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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    To both the above, Exactly. The term "anesthesiologist," was termed due to the confusion (everyone went by anesthetist prior) and now you can see CRNAs pushing to use Anesthesiologist. I'll take your word on the copy right issue. Please walk in anywhere and state "I'm an anesthesiologist," and ask the surgeon, tech, other physicians, nurses etc whether they think you're a physician or a nurse...
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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    There is no such thing as a "nurse anesthesiologist." Anesthetist is used generically everywhere else, but in the US the term "anesthesiologist," was created specifically to distinguish medical practitioners from nursing practitioners.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    I haven't abandoned the post. I am learning a ton! I appreciate all the input guys, it really gives me more understanding and more importantly more things to research. Shared the post with the GF, so if she's got some questions I bet she will chime in at some point. Thank you all again!
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Thank ya
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    So I've heard of several EDs steering away from providers that are not trained to treat Peds. Run into that much? Mostly a non-issue?
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Thanks guys! She hasn't said, and she may not until she shadows, but what if she wanted to be in the ED? Still FNP?
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    By "the point," I suppose I meant that they're qualified to. I am curious to hear, but I'm betting in some institutions NPs interchange with residents and in others they run plans by the attending when they are unsure. Of course, my background is rather focused toward EM, so maybe it's different elsewhere?
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    I sure hope they can diagnose. That's the point I think. Or at least, that's how my grandmother practiced.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Thank ya!
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    I'm not sure how this is intrusive, I felt I was ignorant (relatively) and wanted to gain some knowledge. You'd think my interest would be seen as positive? I mean when she asks me, should I instead just respond based on my own experience? That said, this is the internet, I'm sure someone could assume I'm asking in place of her or in the stead of her finding her own answers, which would be less than positive. So I'm gathering it is not so much a decade + of nursing experience being necessary so much as a few years being beneficial. That's awesome. Don't NPs use NP preceptors?
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    ACNP-guy, That credentialing makes sense, same situation residents go through. So it's not a closed ICU? Hmmm I thought there would be a bigger market for acute care. Were your clinical rotations broken up between various ICUs or in a specific type (MICU, SICU, CVICU, etc)? How many hours did you do total? SpankedInPittsburgh, Thanks! She will do well in whatever she chooses. Good to hear a wide variety there.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Respectfully, I'm sure she will ask her own questions. This, as I stated, is to better educate me since she values my input (as I do her's). She's setting up a variety of shadowing experiences before committing to anything. I'm sure what she learns shadowing will be the info she needs, this is just me wanting to reduce my ignorance.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Juan, Can you talk to me more about what procedures you do in the ICU? How is the team dynamic in that ICU? Are there residents? There's variety in how I've seen NP/PA used in the ICU so I would love to see how you guys do it. Were you trained in these procedures during your training or only after? Guys, great info. Thank you again.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Thank you Oldmanhubbard, I see you generally understand my concerns! Do you work in a primary care office? Or inpatient setting? As far as education standards go, I know all diligent students in their disciples can see flaws, so I won't pick on NPs for that. I do however have a followup Q; How long did you work as a RN and to what extent do you feel that experience impacted your knowledge going into the program? More specifically, how applicable did you feel RN experience was toward provider experience? I know the original premise was to take seasoned nurses, but today and in this case it is frequently nurses with Lastly, thank you so much for seeing this as just a guy trying to be helpful to his girlfriend. I've seen too many of these posts turn into some flame war on the interwebs.
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    Clarification on NP Curriculum?

    Hello allnurses, I'm a DO student dating a RN who is looking into obtaining her DNP in the near future. Currently, she's interested in FNP due to the flexibility and her interests. We try to support each other as best we can, so she has asked me my thoughts on pros & cons of various programs. I feel woefully inadequate for this task just due to unfamiliarity with graduate nursing education and I hope some of you can help me out. So now to the questions... 1. I note the courses at several institutions cover stats, leadership, roll transition, and research but I don't see courses in anatomy, microbiology, immunology, or biochemistry. Are these integrated into other courses? Or is this varied enough that it would be on a school by school basis? I ask this specifically wondering if the undergraduate courses in these subjects are considered adequate for FNP practice or if they are covered at the advanced level. Keep in mind, I'm familiar with her undergrad courses, I took most of them. 2. Is there a general expectation of established clinical sites? To what level does this vary? I'm not finding much on school websites about clinical sites. 3. For those of you in practice, can you offer any resources that would benefit her in making the most of her education? Anything you wish you had done prior to enrollment? 4. Any pitfalls that might not be so obvious to a significant other? Any pitfalls you see that a medical student or resident might need to understand specifically? I appreciate your time and forgive me if this is some beaten horse, I did try to some rudimentary searches on the site and did not see these questions addressed. Please, if I seem ignorant, just know I'm trying to understand to the best of my ability and support her in her career moves.
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