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joyrochelle

Adult internal med, OB/GYN, REI.
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joyrochelle has 15 years experience and specializes in Adult internal med, OB/GYN, REI..

Interests are women's health, yoga, nutrition and endocrinology and becoming a CNM.

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    Online adjunct faculty?

    Hi OkieNp! I did for a few sessions. It was very tough! I ended up doing a lot of work after bedtime, or while my husband watched the kids. It was very labor intensive, and I am not doing it any more.
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    Combined DNP and WHNP?

    To clarify- A DNP is a degree, it's only been very recently that certain universities is co-mingling specialized studies as a part of the actual DNP, verses combining a post- Master's certificate with the DNP coursework.
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    Combined DNP and WHNP?

    I'm still looking for options... I think that U of MN's program looks amazing, but it requires a bit more on campus time per semester than I can likely handle, being in CT with two small children. I'm also very interested in Frontier. Am I missing any other options here? with thanks!
  4. Wow! That IS Inspiring, Adg! I have two children, 3.5 & 11 months, and I'm wishing to get a postmasters certificate in Midwifery with the DNP.
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    Combined DNP and WHNP?

    Has anyone here attended school at either University of MN or University of South Alabama? They both offer a combined DNP with WHNP, which just might entice me to go back for the doctorate. Alternatively, does anyone know of other combined DNP/WHNP programs that are recommended? Thanks!
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    Frontier CNEP Class 112 or 113

    So excited for you all! I have wanted to go to Frontier since 2003; got my RN in 2002 and relocated to CT from MI in 2004- worked in a high risk L&D and fell out of my passion due to the surroundings of Med-wives and high intervention that bummed me out. Now about to have my 2nd son, and a family nurse practitioner, it's time to rethink how I really want to spend my working days away from my beloved family and it is to do something that i really have a passion for- Midwifery! Once this baby is a year, I will start the process with Frontier. I can't wait. Congrats ladies! Best wishes to you on your exciting journey!
  7. Hi all- So this is a topic near and dear to me. I became a RN with the goal of becoming a CNM (back in 2002) and once I relocated to CT with my hubby changed my plans to becoming a FNP, which I did in 2008. I am pregnant with my second child who is due in June and once again am feeling the strong urges to apply and attend the CNEP program (I started applying when pregnant with 1st child- I was so inspired and pulled back to my roots and love of OB/GYN and to attending births that I did when I was a RN). Then I had my first and life got crazy, etc etc. Now I am again really fighting with what the heck to do. The outstanding loans I have are huge from my MSN, and my hubby isn't as starry eyed as I regarding the switch to a life requiring more schooling/ tuition, and ultimately the life of an on call care giver. I need a crystal ball! :) I'm just kind of venting/ ranting here. Feel free to comment or not... My head is spinning though, & I felt the need to lay it out. Thanks for all of the posts above!
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    Online adjunct faculty?

    Hi all- I am a FNP with my MSN looking to start teaching some online courses, perhaps undergrad, maybe grad, at my alma mater. I started looking at this option as I have a 2.5 yr old and a new son on the way, due in about 5 weeks. I would love to hear any experiences any of you have had teaching online including barriers to completing your coursework, hours required per week (obviously this is largely dependent on what course(s) you are teaching and how many students you havve enrolled) and any helpful tidbits to making the semester/ term successful for all. I appreciate any & all responses! Thanks- Joy
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    FNP vs. WHNP

    Good morning, I was in your wxact same boat dear. I ultimately became a FNP, and Am actually interviewing for an OBGYN position in 2 days. You are wise to understand that a FNP brings you more prospects in the job market, as you can work in many other places including Planned Parenthoods, with cert as FNP. If you know you want nothing else other than womens health positions, maybe go for the WHNP, but if you want some options, do a FNP perhaps. In school you can do an elective clinical and you can get some more womens health exp that way, also working in womens health will always help you. Where are you in your profession? A PA (I've just learned this) can do deliveries and assist in c-sections here in CT, and they can specialize in anyway that they want dependent on what they do in school, so if you want to be more medically and procedurally trained, go for a PA program. As far as who would get hired; the WHNP or FNP new grads- well i think that would depend on their work experience and personality/exp and level of confidence.... I hope this helps you!
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    Consumer directed advertising for pharms

    Wow-- really?? No one else is as motivated by this as I am to at least discuss it??
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    Doctorate in Nurse-Midwifery?

    I am not seeing where it is catered to midwifery vs a standard DNP in particular... am i missing something?
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    Doctorate in Nurse-Midwifery?

    Yes-- I actually just emailed Sharon at Frontier to see if there was a way to combine the DNP and the post masters cert in midwifery-- i am a FNP already, and think that if I am to return to school for midwifery ( which I really want to do! ) I also should see about getting my DNP so I can teach ultimately if I chose to do so. She said that they are not able to be combined however, you need to do one then the other. `tis a damn shame!
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    Consumer directed advertising for pharms

    Sorry to be persistent, but I am not willing to accept that theory. I think they are/their methods are despicable and I'd like to hear from other who feel the same. Thank you!
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    Consumer directed advertising for pharms

    Given that fact that up until recently NP's couldnt sign for samples in office from pharm companies, and many dr's tend to really seem to work well with the pharm companies: speaking for honorariums, trips, and all the perks that many received and had to be capped, I wondefr if many of the Mds are that concerned. I practice differently than MD's, Im a nurse.... and there are many differences I am proud of. I'd like to thnk that we can possibly do SOMETHING as NP's. Stop Drug Ads
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    Consumer directed advertising for pharms

    ARGH! Isnt anyone else completely aggravated with the consumer directed advertising from the pharmaceutical companies?? I just saw a commercial for "Heavy Monthly Bleeding" with the advice to go to their website lighterperiod.com for more info, and of course, recommendations to talk to your provider about your monthly bleeding. Figuring that this was another advert for some new medication, I went to the site to get info, since I hate it when patients come in asking me about this or that med they saw on TV and I am unprepared to address their questions about that particular product. ( I also tend to check out the newest over the counter meds.... new packaging/formulations change often!) On the site- they went on to discuss the medical phenom/"diagnosis" of "heavy monthly bleeding" (not dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia or DUB/ dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and supplied a handy quiz to determine whether you are bleeding too much with your menses.... and again recommended that you talk to your provider about it. The site is hosted by Ferring Pharm co., and so of course I'm wondering what the heck this new medication they have created now.... I went to tab for healthcare Professionals- and there was no medication info given. what is this?!?!? So i googled Ferring contraceptive to see what they might have planned, and sure enough: Ferring acquires LYSTEDAâ„¢ from Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. They have acquired a patent for a non-hormonal agent tranexamic acid, that is to be used specifically for this HMB. Sorry to vent but i am so d@mn sick and tired of the pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies trying control teh way medicine is practiced!!!! NP's need to step up to them!
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    MANA Conference

    This looks awesome too! http://www.midwiferytoday.com/conferences/Eugene2011/Eugene11program.pdf