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  1. FinallyNP

    Pumping at work

    I am also a pumping mom, I worked on a busy ICU. They have to provide you with a room and adequate time as well As reasonably accommodate any additional needs you may have. This was part of the affordable care act. I spoke with my manager about my dilemmas- not having anyone to cover my patients so I could pump, getting behind on charting etc. she was kind enough to provide a wow For me to use while I pumped in a private room. I wouldn’t suggest pumping at the nurses station, you really want a clean private area to pump in. Ask your manager or HR to provide you with a wow or laptop so you can chart and pump...I told them i was having to stay late and it wasn’t causing overtime so they jumped on the idea right away! good luck!
  2. I actually had the 2018 version and then 2019 came out right after, they were kind enough to exchange it for me but I did notice a few differences in the content and some additional content was included based on changes made to the exams I guess. I would recommend using the Leik book as well. Hollier gives a good way to remember the basics but Leik gives you everything else you need to pass good luck!
  3. Hey, I tried to pm you but mine isn’t working either 😩 still learning how to use this thing lol 

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    2. FinallyNP

      FinallyNP

      AW i’m sorry to hear that 😞 I didn’t do my NP at Rutgers. I went to Fairleigh Dickinson. I know they have a psych NP track and i’m pretty sure if you meet with the graduate director Dr. Boas Yu she will let you know if your accepted on the spot. Give them a call Monday if you’re interested 🙂 I did adult NP but I know a lot of people who just graduated from the psych track and passed boards! 

    3. Adela22rn

      Adela22rn

      Thanks for the love. ll def give them a call. But I'm confused, You are already an NP? so you have a masters? Which program were you applying for at Rutgers?

      xoxoxo

    4. FinallyNP

      FinallyNP

      Yea I just finished NP school I may. I was applying to the post masters DNP at Rutgers because it’s cheaper than the dnp at FDU where I did my MSN. I would recommend doing your msn first then finishing your DNP because if you do straight dnp you can’t practice until after you complete the whole program. At least if you do MSN you can start working and finish your DNP while you’re making more money.  I started FDU in the DNP program but switched to MSN when I found that out. 

  4. FinallyNP

    New Grad NP feeling Overwhelmed, Scared

    I don’t think there are any legal issues regarding doing extra hours. My school encouraged it. We just couldn’t do it while school was on break because the agreements end when the semester ends. But you can do as many as you want during g your semester.
  5. FinallyNP

    Rutgers DNP program with my GPA

    Omg for real! Haha I told myself I wasn’t going To check until Monday. I wish they would give us a decision alreadyyyy lol I’ll pm you. I’m still not sure how to use this so bear with me haha
  6. FinallyNP

    New nurse guilt

    Aw i’m so sorry to hear your story. We all have stories like this. I think things like this can be very traumatic. I had a similar situation happen to me, I work in ICU and had a post op patient who was really just supposed to be there so she could have a private room after a bowel surgery. She and I laughed, joked all morning. I put her on the bedpan, came back a few mins later and she was slurring her speech. We called a code stroke, etc. long story short she started crashing fast, we intubated her, started drips, etc but she ended up dying later that day. Apparently her bowel perforated and she went super septic and that caused her to crash. I was so traumatized every time I got a post op patient after that. It still bothers me to think about that lady. I say this to say there’s nothing you did to cause him to have a PE. but I can identify with how losing a patient can really stick with you and make you question yourself. I think talking to other nurse friends helps, my coworkers all shared their stories of patients they lost that stuck with them and it helped me feel better. I personally think as nurses we should go to therapy because we see so much. Hope you feel better
  7. FinallyNP

    PASSED AANP FNP

    Im taking AANP! I suck at non clinical questions so i’m not even going to torture myself with ANCC lol
  8. FinallyNP

    PASSED AANP FNP

    congrats! taking mine tomorrow, haven't told my family either. I used hollier and read leik cover to cover. Hoping I see PASS when im done tomorrow! congrats to you! go celebrate!
  9. No problem! its so hard women have to decide between work/school and babies. We can have both! some of my professors joked that my baby was an honorary graduate lol they were so happy to see him at the pinning and graduation ceremonies after watching me waddle around and show up to class looking a hot mess after no sleep and caring for him all day haha! it honestly made my NP school experience much more special and anytime I thought of giving up I thought of him. honestly, having a baby during school made me more motivated to finish lol
  10. FinallyNP

    Rutgers DNP program with my GPA

    Yes! I just saw two R logo flags by someone's house! lol We got this!
  11. FinallyNP

    Rutgers DNP program with my GPA

    I applied for the post masters DNP executive weekend model at the Newark campus. I hope they can accept me this semester because Newark only has fall start dates. all spring start dates are in new Brunswick and I cant drive all the way there =( i'll lose my mind and end up being one of your patients haha
  12. Hey I actually had my baby right in the middle of a semester. Found out I was pregnant just a month before starting my NP program. I spent half of my program pregnant and the other half with a new baby! I went to class the day i went into labor to drop off my recorder, gave birth two day later and was back in time for the next scheduled class sitting on an inflatable donut lol. it was difficult but with lots of support it certainly can be done. My mom came every week to stay with my son while I went to class and my mother in law stayed with us for a while to watch him while I completed my hours. once he turned a year I put him in daycare so I could study/ complete hours. My advice to you is to find a preceptor who will be flexible with your hours. My preceptor was wonderful, let me use his office to pump when I needed to, I even had a few times when I had no childcare and he let me bring my son and we discussed our cases that day instead of seeing patients with my baby on my hip lol It will be hard coming off of a break in the summer because you may not want to leave your baby, but remember we put ourselves through all of this rigorous education so we can give our babies a good life Good luck to you! whichever decision you make, you will be successful. We women are strong creatures!
  13. FinallyNP

    Rutgers DNP program with my GPA

    Hey, no problem! yes mine still says no decision. I hope they accept us! I hate waiting, I'm so impatient with these things, the anticipation drives me nuts haha
  14. FinallyNP

    Rutgers DNP program with my GPA

    I applied for fall 2019 as well. when I called today they said we should here back in a few weeks good luck guys!
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