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IrishIzCPNP has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L.

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    Liberty University MSN-DNP Program

    Anyone attend Liberty University DNP program? I’m an MSN-NP and seriously considering. I’m looking for feedback on the program. Did you feel supported? Good program? Reasonable? Good contact? Anything you can tell me I would love to hear.
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    Acute Care Pediatric NP

    The acute care program at Drexel is new. I did the primary care program. Not sure if you have specific questions I might be able to answer.
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    I had a job before I graduated. I knew I only wanted peds so I wanted to ensure my education matched that. I didn't want to waste time learning about adults when j never wanted one as a patient.
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    rant.. "4 weeks notice"

    Check the policy....it all comes down to what the facility policy is.
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    Drexel PMHNP - info from past students wanted!

    I did the Drexel PNP program. I'll try and answer questions but let me know if I miss anything. Once you hit the NP specific classes you will have an online class one night a week. The instructor is there and other students. We would have actual lecturers. We also have to go to on campus intensives. I feel my education was excellent. It was crazy hard. I heard that another program locally the students had no stress because it wasn't that bad. I've also heard people say they trust Drexel students because they know the education is there. Preceptors...it's a tough subject but i know we all found somebody.
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    Is anyone going to drexel fnp fall 2015?

    Oh and I'll add I have a handful of kids and had a lot of family issues over the last several years (4 deaths) and had some medical issues...survived. It isn't easy...be prepared to sacrifice.
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    Is anyone going to drexel fnp fall 2015?

    I live near you two just up 422 a little. I just finished the Drexel PNP program. I know a few in the FNP who graduate this year and I believe they are all very happy.
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    Rutgers DNP Fall 2015

    Why wouldn't you just finish the Drexel program and do a DNP later?
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    RN MSN programs..

    If you get the MSN and don't like their NP specialties...lots of places off a post masters certificate for the NP part. So once you have the MSN you can just head to a different school of need be for the specialty you want. Do make sure you get your NP from a school you want it from! See if they have in person session. Many schools do an on campus thing here and there with their NP programs. My program had one every quarter for 1-3 days. Honestly...I am very thankful for that on campus time. It was very positive.
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    RN MSN programs..

    You have your RN? You just don't have a BSN? If you want to be an NP you need to first decide which type...family, peds (acute or primary), adult, neonatal.... You then need to look at schools that have the specialty you want...not all schools that have NP programs have all the specialities. Look at their requirements to get in. Do they require experience? Many, but not all, do. If you need experience...get it. It really isn't complicated. If you don't have a BSN you have to decide i you want to do an RN to BSN and then move on or try and find an RN to MSN. An RN to MSN will be harder to find. If you get an MSN in something that isn't associated with an NP program you can still become an NP. You then just look for a post master's certificate program. You will then just do the NP portion. So you can get an MSN in education...then go back and do a post master's certificate in an NP program.
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    NY post slams NPs

    Well there's a recent study showing when specialist MDs are around mortality increased. So...studies are showing doctors are dangerous. Oh and there are studies showing the positive outcomes of NPs. So why must NPs prove themselves when in truth MDs haven't done that? MDs are just what was the norm...doesn't mean it was the best option.
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    Getting unemployment for called off

    The problem is in some places they are running out of PTO or they are using the PTO and then not having time for planned vacations. So PTO isn't the answer.
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    NY post slams NPs

    Nobody said they were the same. But...what makes doctors the only ones able to provide care? Because that's what we have been used to for many years? Not a good enough reason. We have no proof that you need the training of an MD to provide safe and effective care.
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    Getting unemployment for called off

    I think it's great PA recognizes that a life changing event (birth, illness of a child) and requesting your employer to change your hours a little and their refusal means you get some help. There are enough people who obtain benefits they aren't entitled too...certainly being bothered by somebody who pays into the system using it as it was intended isn't the worst thing ever. I found those who were bothered by it were moms who didn't know they may have had the same opportunity. Like I said...all my NM had to do was work with my request and I would have remained employed there. But she demanded I work the shifts she wanted and they just weren't going to work with my life changing event (which was actually not just the birth but something else...however the birth is enough in PA). I think this is great if it gets more moms at home either by cutting hours at work or by leaving employment for a period of time to focus on the baby. I have had 5 kids and only used this with the last one ( didn't know about it before)...and I tell other new moms and expecting moms about it so they can possibly have a less stressful life after baby comes. If we had reasonable maternity leave in this country this wouldn't be needed.
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    Getting unemployment for called off

    I had a life changing event and those hours didn't work for me. I tried to get my employer to work with me but they demanded I work the hours they wanted. There may be many who wanted me job...doesn't mean they were qualified. The reality is I had 2 life changing events and so for me it wasn't just the birth but I was informed that was enough. I wasn't saying I didn't want to work. I was saying I needed a change in my hours and my NM refused. All she had to do was let me drop one shift and she wouldn't.
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    Should and do fnp's room their pt's

    FYI...NPs are not mid-level providers Stop calling nurse practitioners mid-level providers

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