Freckledkorican MSN, APRN

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Freckledkorican is a MSN, APRN and specializes in MSN, FNP-BC.

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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    That is an excellent idea! I emailed the administrators your suggestion.
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    Thank you! My RN experience consisted of being an American Red Cross RN volunteer at a military hospital, volunteering at a free clinic, and working at an urgent care. I attended a hybrid NP Program at a private university in Washington, D.C. Don’t w...
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    Chamberlain FNP Student

    I was curious, so I looked it up. The BSN to NP cost is about $44,000. That chunk of change is in private university territory or one of the pricier publics. I suppose the stricter admission and program requirements at a non-profit university is a de...
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    Chamberlain FNP Student

    @MentalKlarity My face when I saw the Chamberlain number = 😱 I thought my NP Program was not robust enough and my university is well-regarded. The Chamberlain NP Program must be a cake walk. We all really need to voice our concerns and lobb...
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    Chamberlain FNP Student

    Shouldn't competency on assessment skills be determined before the NP is in the workplace? Kinda like, let them practice in the workplace until they make a mistake? Then declare they are not competent? Absolutely. Competency should be comp...
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    Chamberlain FNP Student

    The number of NPs Chamberlain - Illinois graduates on a yearly basis is worrisome. 2021 NP Graduates: Chamberlain = 3,923 My school = 168 All other things aside, that alone should make someone pause and seriously reconsider even t...
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    University of Minnesota IHH DNP Program

    I have decided to apply and hopefully start the program in two years. I want to do the 4-yr track. Has anyone gone or going through it? What did or do you think of it? Would you recommend it?
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    Everything MentalKlarity pointed out. An NP Program barely prepares one to be a provider. In my opinion, a strong residency is what I need (heck, all NP graduates) before I practice on my own. For example, my first specialty rotation will be with pha...
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    Same here. I get to do more of it tomorrow. Don‘t give up! You‘ve been offered a fantastic opportunity. I‘m sure a year from now you‘ll be glad you stuck with it.
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    Same here! We will look back a year from now and laugh at ourselves, wondering why we were so nervous.
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    Passed the ANCC FNP exam May 2022

    Hello. I took the FNP practice exams that came with the Hollier review and the Leik book.
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    As of now, we can wear scrubs or business casual with a lab coat. I hope it stays that way. I'd rather wear scrubs.
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    Of course😃. Mileage will vary per program, of course, and as always, subject to change. Week 1: Mon and Tue is dedicated to finishing up loose ends with HR, presentations on benefits, leave, Privacy/HIPPA, etc.. I will be with my cohort in perso...
  14. Yes. Depending on the topic of research, it can be hard or soft. For example, in year one I had to take "Concepts in Population Health" and "Nursing Leadership and Management". The first research class was useful. We identified, compared, and co...
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    Chronicles of a VA APRN Resident

    UPDATE: Hello all! Last week, I received the official HR job offer and accepted it. Today, my program coordinator emailed a schedule of phase one of the residency, up to end of October. It is now feeling real and I cannot wait to start on M...