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Steph Knepper

Steph Knepper BSN, RN

Neurology/medsurg/PCU
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Steph Knepper has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neurology/medsurg/PCU.

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    Decisions on CNM vs. FNP

    Thanks so much to both of you! I actually just started my 3rd semester of DNP FNP schooling so I completely understand. I also agree that it is nice to hear from others who have like mindsets. Currently, I have decided to finish out my FNP schooling then after do a dual certification as a CNM. I am working on deciding when the best time to change to a L&D job would be, I’m hoping within a year but now is not the best time to change jobs. Also have to factor in being able to get A JOB without maternity experience... anyhoo that’s me!
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    Decisions on CNM vs. FNP

    Thank you so much for your comment! It is good to know someone else is in a similar situation. It’s interesting you were told to do cnm instead of FNP for saturation as I was actually told the opposite! I was pushed towards FNP with people saying how there is an increased demand for this role (but my heart is really in cnm). I am seriously considering switching to an L&D job but want to make sure It is a good fit as I love everything about my current job... besides patient population. How are you liking cnm school? Where do you go?
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    FNP jobs with RN schedule: 3-12 hours shifts

    That’s awesome! Best of luck 🙂
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    FNP jobs with RN schedule: 3-12 hours shifts

    I currently work on a neuro med surg floor and the hospital employees a handful of FNP to work in hospital medicine overnight, 7 on 7 off. I talked to them a few times (I am also in FNP school) and they said it is super uncommon to have a hospital hire FNP to the in patient. I don’t think that answers your question but some food for thought
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    CNM & WHNP boards

    Hi! I am so sorry this does not answer your questions but I saw your post and was interested in your experience. I currently work as an RN and am looking into CNM school. I am really interested in Georgetown. How did you like the program? Do they give any finiancial aid? Would love to hear more about your time :) Again, so sorry this doesn't at all help what you were asking.
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    Post-master's CNM?

    I have not done this but would love to hear what you find out as I am currently enrolled in an FNP program but am also interested in midwifery. Good luck to you!
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    Decisions on CNM vs. FNP

    Hi All, This is my first time posting on this page. I have long read these posts and am now in need of some help myself. I currently work as an RN in inpatient Neurology medsurg/tele/PCU. I am currently enrolled part time in an FNP DNP program, I am in my 3rd semester. From age 13 to pretty much 21 I strongly wanted to become a midwife, it was the whole reason I went into nursing school. I ended up swearing off this path after my maternity rotation in school because the nurses at my clinical placement were very cold, pushed me away, and seemed fairly uninterested. I instead decided to become an FNP as this would allow me to do a little bit of everything, which I also like. So here lies the problem. Lately, I have noticed in my FNP courses, all my topics of choice for projects have been women's health focused. I miss this area of interest and long to be imersed in it again. I have begun speaking with a midwife to understand more about the profession and have the idea to possibly switch from FNP to a midwife track, if I am admitted. I am unsure if it is wise to jump in head first to a midwife program and stop FNP all together or if I should finish out my FNP track and then midwifery (I finish FNP in 2024... very long.. but get doctorate) OR if I should attempt to find a dual program in midwifery and womens health NP. Also curious on if I should switch my current job to somewhere maternity related and if so how soon. I would appreciate any feed back, thoughts and ideas, or questions, especially from nurse midwives or those in school. Thank you all so much in advance 🙂
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