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bayouchick02

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bayouchick02 specializes in women's health, NICU.

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  1. bayouchick02

    Am I really a NP if I do laser hair removal?

    Agreed in regards to the above poster. You sound like you have a great gig to me!
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    I keep getting sick!!

    Hello all, I've been working as an NP for a few months now in the retail setting, and whole I love what I do, I keep getting sick! Any advice on how to keep this from happening? I am always very meticulous about washing my hands, wiping down door knobs, counter tops, phones, and I even wear a mask with those who come in coughing. I've never been one to get sick until I started working here, and it sucks! And yes, I am a brand new NP.
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    Retail NP

    I absolutely love working in retail for those reasons you mentioned above. I love the no call aspect as well as managing acute conditions. I don't care for chronics, but there are many people who beg to differ. Retail may be too slow for some, so it really depends what u wanna do
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    Scared I may not get through my NP program

    First off, remember to breathe!! Lol. I understand the anxiety, but that much of it will interfere with your test taking. Before every test, I always said a little prayer to help get me through. That definitely calmed my nerves which allowed me to adequately think through each answer choice. Oh yeah, be sure to read each question carefully and read all answer choices before answering. Once u select an answer, DO NOT CHANGE IT! I can't tell you the number of times I've missed a question that I originally had correct because I changed it! Good luck, I hope this helps :-)
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    NICU only experience ok for PNP program admittance?

    EverGraceRN, I would not even worry about that! I've been a Level III NICU RN for nearly 5 years myself, and I just completed the FNP program. My only experience is NICU (as well some mother/baby and NBN). I had the same fears as you, but honestly, your role as an NP is different from that of a staff RN anyway. Plus, you learn a lot of that stuff in school. Yes, it was a bit of a learning curve for me, and I even had one of my professors try to put me down for it, but in the end yes your experience would be seen as an asset. I know of a nurse that I used to work with, also a NICU (Level 2) nurse who completed her PNP program with only NICU experience. She's now working at a pediatric clinic and she loves it! You should go for it, and don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise!
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Same with the AANP
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Yaaaaaay! It's a wonderful feeling to be done, isn't it? You get to have a life again!! Congratulations!!
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    Passed!

    Yay!! Congrats! It's a wonderful feeling to be done with this huh? :-)
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    You're in my prayers, my friend! If I could do it, so can you! :-)
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Yes, I passed my exam yesterday! I think I only had one non clinical based question. I studied using Fitzgerald like you said and did fine. Thanks for responding! I'm so glad that part of my life is now over!! I can have a life again!! :-)
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    Passed!

    Passed the AANP exam! Just wanted to thank y'all for for your prayers and support! Especially MLGDNP12 & nitasarn.....your tips and tidbits for study REALLY helped me out :-)
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Yeah, that's pretty much what I do right now! Lol.....and yes I do study in chunks like that. It helps me retain the info better. Thanks for all the support!
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Thank you so much for the info!
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    ANCC FNP exam

    For those out there studying, try the familynpprep.com website. I'm currently using that, and they have practice tests for the ANCC exam as well.
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    Okay, that's what I thought....Thanks for responding, and good luck to you too! :)
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    Preparation for AANP exam

    I posted this in another area on this forum with no responses, so I decided to post here in hopes of getting some answers :-) My exam is in a few days, and as I prepare, I am freaking out big time! it's to the point where I can only sleep in short spurts, and I have to force myself to eat because my nerves are so bad! I guess I'm so nervous because I dont really know what to expect on the exam. I've been doing lots of review questions from Fitzgerald (listened to her CDs and went through her entire review book), Hollier's Q&A book (even though many of the questions were repetitive), in addition to the familynpprep.com questions too. I am seeing a lot of health policy, theory, and some research type of questions on that website; I was under the impression that the AANP does not really test on that. For those of you who have taken the AANP exam, did you find some theory/research/health policy questions on there in addition to the clinical stuff? If so, where is a good place to review that information? Thanks! (I feel like I'm going in sane here!)