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Ani Talla

Ani Talla MSN, RN

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    FNP whitout RN experience??

    I'm sure there are programs that may not need experience. There are graduate entry NP programs out there (I graduated from one) and although it was rigorous (and for good reason), you get to the same end goal. Choose a program wisely and do not choose one that rely too much on RN experience to magically translate to advance practice... They need to train and prepare you to think like a provider, not a nurse. No, you do not need RN experience to be a great provider: There are amazing MDs, DOs, PAs, grad entry NPs who become amazing practitioners in their field and not a lick of RN experience. Some may have a greater edge from some sort of health care experience (EMT, scribe, RN, MA, etc), but everyone graduates and are expected to perform their jobs to the same expectation. I've precepted NP students and PA students and it's all about the individual and how well they program prepared them. Some NP students have had YEARS of experience and struggle translating what they've learned in class/lab to practice.. While some PA students who may have worked as a scribe knows exactly how a provider things and aces the medical management piece (Some of the best students and strongest practitioners). Just find a great program with amazing clinical experience. If not NP, what about PA? Or MD? or DO programs? like all advance practice programs, get ready to work really hard. Good luck!
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    Pros and Cons of Direct Entry NP Programs?

    I graduated from a grad entry program and I precept NP and PA students. The program is very intensive. Pros: You do finish faster, but don't just "count your hours". It's quality over quantity: Find a good program with great clinical experiences. You go straight into the advanced practice track if that is your ultimate goal. You will also be among other like minded professional students. Cons: Because it's faster, it's very intense. Can be costly financially. You may face some criticism going through this route. You may hear comments like, "People with RN experience are stronger provider" etc. -To this I say: the type of experience may or may not give you an edge during NP school. I worked as a scribe and that helped immensely (I feel more so than RN experience). I've seen PA students who worked as scribes and EMTs perform better than their piers. Certain RN experience does help (like ER experience). However, certain specialties may not be as helpful. It depends on the individual. It depends on the program. Choose wisely and good luck!
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    Clinical Experience Thoughts

    I think there are also websites that help guild and prepare for clinicals but more for beginners or those without much RN experience. Sometimes PA's are accepted. Like jumpstartnp.com
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    CRNA School and Debt Advice

    I had a couple friends go through a CRNA school and all students from both programs were told the same thing: If you're going into a CRNA program just for the money, choose something else immediately (like finance or business-very high income generating fields). Love what you do. Fortunately, both my friends love their job and yes, they graduated with a large amount of debt (and still paying it off), but they are still happy with what they do. True, they had to life like a poor college student for a few years after, but after paying it down, they felt they had more breathing room to enjoy life more. But I remember they worked crazy hours after graduation with all their focus and energy on paying off the student loan debt.
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    Asthmatic emergency

    Any child under respiratory distress absolutely needs to go via 911 to the ER. Basically, unless the mother was strongly refusing any ER transfer, you document AMA and EMS refusal...and then get your advanced airway/CPR ready....
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    Not your fault. You do the best you can. This is now a case between son and parents. I hope there is a serious discussion about this from the parents. If I ever pulled this in school, I know my parents wouldn't fault the teacher, nurse, or school at all. All accountability would have fallen on me and me alone...and then serious punishment afterwards.
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    Clinical Experience Thoughts

    It may have been a series of major miscommunication. I usually recommend student prepare for clinicals by speaking/emailing directly with the preceptor to discussed clinical preparedness and expectations. Seems a bit chaotic, especially if the preceptor has 3 students. That's A LOT. It's a lot of work having only 1 student. Maybe she's a negative Nancy and embittered...Unfortunately, there are bad preceptors out there. Sorry you've had a hitch in your clinical journey. Hopefully, next rotation will be better and it may be better to go above and beyond to prepare for your clinical journey. I've also seen school programs not prepare student adequately for clinicals. It's not a place to relecture on fundamentals in class or lab, but to actually execute and put into practice what was learned. It is absolutely fair to ask to observe once or twice certain exams if you are not comfortable; however, if a student asked me to do a lot of observations, I won't mind, so long as they are willing to put in more clinical time as it may take a bit longer to achieve a level of confidence and competence. Try not to give the impression of 'counting down hours". It's not the quantity, but quality. If you encounter another ill fitting preceptor, let your coordinator know immediately as to move you to an appropriate one. It's not fair to either party and certainly not the patients.

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