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  1. bryanleo9

    NP Worries

    Schools don't teach you how to diagnose. You have to put in hours a day self studying as well as having great preceptors. I don't recommend NP programs if you can't sacrifice hours a day to study. Your future patients deserve that and many doctors do not support np as a legit career. We have to shine.
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    RN Correctional Facility Exam Rank

    Lay off ...next to never. One prison lost some RN positions due to a new prison opening and PT's needing to transfer. All these RN's got jobs in other prisons. Most prisons are desperate for staff nobody is going anywhere.
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    LTC is making me hate nursing!!!

    They will just sponser foreign nurses to come here in visas and to them it's the best thing ever. And even if it's not, they can't quit as they sign 2 year contracts and don't want to be deported. I have talked extensively with a foreign nurse who was imported to work in these conditions who now works with me. She said it was hell. And yes care gets skipped all the time.
  4. Thousands of people work full-time and get through np school every year. 8 am to 5pm Monday through Friday weekends off is the worse schedule for clinicals though. Other than Urgent Care, which some programs don't let you use, clinics are closed on the days you are off. Now is the time to consider working non day shift schedule including weekends.
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    How to study for AANP

    Liek's book is highly recommended here by people that have passed the test.
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    LTC is making me hate nursing!!!

    I have witnessed it and while I was on orientation the LVN said "it was the only way to get all the work done." She combined multiple med passes at one time and wouldn't change dressings or do half of the treatments. Only the alert residents got their treatments. The others had old dressings that the nurses purposely would not date and they would lie if need be saying it was changed. Now the nurses made it clear during state inspections we had to "do the order exactly as it's written." I started working the evening shift and started seeing all the short cuts and it sickened me. I never would do these things so I ran all evening. It is frightening to think of all the short cuts that will take place as the baby boomers start being admitted to nursing homes very shortly. LTC patients deserve so much better than the care they get now. Short staffing, insane ratios that legislators deemed adequate so many years ago ( the comorbidities nowadays are far different and more complex), the greedy business owners and corporations concerned only about saving money and the bottom line. No way could I recommend a family member get placed in LTC in it's current form.
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    Scared RN 😱

    I found the bf's and husband's rejected male students more than the women.
  8. And like you I would go back if LTC was changed dramatically.
  9. bryanleo9

    Walden BSN-MSN AGPCNP Guidance

    Not many Walden students post here as the school is bashed constantly. If you are concerned about the reputation there are so many other programs out there.
  10. They are all driven by the "bottom line". Saving money at the workers and residents expense. Administrators and owners see numbers, they could care less about patient care.
  11. bryanleo9

    LTC is making me hate nursing!!!

    The current system sure pushes nurses to take short cuts and not provide certain care/treatments. I could not lie like that so I got out of LTC.
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    I am referring to inpatient and forensics. Outpatient psych patients can easily become acutely ill d/t medication non-compliance which is a huge issue. No matter the setting, the people wanting to complete at psychiatric NP certificate need real psych experience. We have had ER nurses post here stating they are in psych NP programs. When it's suggested they get psych experience they state they have plenty in ER. Reading off a printed ER mental health screening questionnaire is not psych experience. Their future patients deserve better. Good luck my post was not to discourage but to keep it real.
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    Highly suggest you get psych experience. Real experience. Flesh eaters, testicle removers, feces eaters, patients who cut their wrists and throat etc until they pass out or die. It just may not be for you. I have seen so many psych NP students precept at my work only to quit their programs after being exposed to real psych. There eyes were so bugged out having no idea what they signed up for. There is a very good reason psych nursing is the least popular field of nursing.
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    Sawyer Initiative

    ^ some of the schools had never even heard of the initiative. After I explained it and the background behind it I got "yeah, that's not going to happen" answers.
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    Sawyer Initiative

    As I have posted before, I called six Universities about this initiative. Each one, whether brick and mortar or online, all told me that the initiative was not a mandate and that the students still need to find their own preceptors aka (beg your way into a clinic). Nothing will change until ALL the students report the schools to the accreditation body. The programs think the Sawyer initiative is a joke at this point.