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canchaser BSN, RN

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  1. canchaser

    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    No they didn't add more courses... They just changed the numbers. As one who has done peds/ OB..... I thought learning the peds/OB theory was hard, like learning a whole different language from peds to adult. So now those of you behind us will start clinicals with adult theory and clinical, not ob/ peds. Hopefully, it will take some of the hiccups out of the program for you behind us. There is a group starting Adult theory at the end of the month, this is the first group starting in the new course numbers.
  2. canchaser

    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    No they didn't add more courses... They just changed the numbers. Many of us ahead of you are adult nurses who "griped" (for lack of a better word) about doing peds and OB first. As one who has done peds/ OB..... I thought learning the peds/OB theory was hard, like learning a whole different language from peds to adult. So now those of you behind us will start clinicals with adult theory and clinical, not ob/ peds. Hopefully, it will take some of the hiccups out of the program for you behind us. There is a group starting Adult theory at the end of the month, this is the first group starting in the new course numbers.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    Yes L James 13, they are graduating as of may. One took boards this week and passed. I am in first ckinical will be done in sept. graduating in may next year.
  4. I applied to USIE was accepted but for a four year part time program wouldn't have been done till 2016. So I chose to go to SJCME. There were a lot applying I was told, should have been glad to get accepted. I was but I wanted done earlier.
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    Why did/or do you want to be an NP?

    I flunked out of cRNA school.. This was my plan B when it should've been plan a.
  6. I, too, was a CNA... and had this happen to me and the LPN and another CNA. PT returning from hospital, we move her off the stretcher. ALL OF US walk out of the room leaving the bed in high position. Again, I say all of us. We heard a thud.She was confused and we found her on the floor at the foot of the bed with a gash above her eye,falling from stretcher height. Loaded her right back on the stretcher cause it hadnt even left the floor. A sad lesson to learn at 19, NEVER leave a bed up and NEVER leave the side rails down. I dont know if it were reported as neglect. It was the nurse on duty to be aware that the family kicked the CNA off as caregiver, the nurse needed to make assignment changes and have one CNA switch for another CNA. You are not responsible if you did not know she had been removed from the case. You resolved the situation when you were aware.
  7. canchaser

    I'm scared and I need your support

    Nope, your not alone. And Sallie wil be with me for a long time too. I'm 39 so I understand the trouble with needing to repeat info to get it in there.
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    Which FNP programs are the shortest?

    There's one in Michigan.University of michgan @ flint I think. Accepts only 12 students a year. Has a grant to pay for students education for the next 3-4 years I think... Fast program.. I couldn't do it cause I have to work. Good luck!
  9. canchaser

    I'm scared and I need your support

    It's so hard to see your classmates graduate and know that should be you. But soon you will be known as the student going to LSU and not the student who flunked out. So get in there and change the ending of the story. You can do it and get tutors when you sense the least bit of trouble. Can you transfer classes?
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    I'm scared and I need your support

    I've been there... I flunked out of CrNA school for 0.5 percent. I know your pain, it hurt, cut deep took me almost 2 years to pick myself up too! Cost me $30000 in student loans but I'm bound and determined to not let that be the last of me in grad school. I've applied to 2 fNP schools and got accepted to both:) that helped the " I'm too stupid for Grad school" ego. So go for it, fnp fits my life better, I hope LSU fits for you too. The finish line is always moving, dont Give up. Keep us informed.
  11. Wow! Highlight this. Our ED holds psych pts A LOT. With your background I'd think you would be an asset. You might even be able to get in on changing policies of care of the psychiatric pt and help ER nurses with these pts! Our hospital has just implemented the rapid response team for the psyche pts that are on medical units, the psyche nurses come. I'm a medical nurse all I know is ativan calms a pt down but likely is not the correct med for an escalation in this type of patient and I'm smart enough to understand these nurses can teach me in treatment for these specialized pts. I'm sure you also know of output services or other services that can help these clients.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    For anyone on Facebook the page "family nurse practioner networking group" might be helpful to you.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    Cookie, hang onto them. You will need them later.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    Yes I know I will email u the contact b/c per terms of service they prefer no names be mentioned here. And yes, they were planning on switching clinicals around for the fall.
  15. Where I've worked, LPN can not give Ivp meds but can do ivpb meds. They must be iv certified to do this. Can't hang blood but can check it. So the RN must spike it. Can't do an admission assessment or ER triaging of pt.
  16. As a NP student, yesterday was my first clinical, I got to see the doctors lunch room with all the free food, drinks, and desserts. I felt awkward cause I work at this hospital for the past 11 years, so I made no eye contact with them and I didn't take any food. I sat all day in the OB Dr lounge waiting for OB pts to come in and need triaging, when the nurses called to say a new patient had arrived, we went to see them. I knew the nurses were out there answering the call lights, helping new moms shower ect. While I watched Tv and did homework, the lounge had more free food. My preceptor paid bills and took care of home issues. A different mindset I can get used too.
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    I need an NP as a reference but I don't know any

    There aren't any NP's that round on the patients that you could ask ?
  18. Flip the deuces and high tail it out of there... Looking for a person to pick on and u r it!! Good luck at the new school...
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    Take lots of pictures. I cant wait to see more of the campus!!!
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    Shannon RN 09 is planning on going out there for the suturing classes and health assessment. Inbox her on allnurses and see if she knows. I think she was talking about getting a hotel. Also go to the fb page, there is a girl who has just went to campus for graduation, she might be able to give insight.
  21. canchaser

    St Joseph College of Maine Reviews

    Looking for all the nurses who will be in my clinical cohort starting May 30.
  22. Many Of my friends are working weekends. I'm going to work 3-12 hour shifts in a week, 2- 8 hour clinical days. Leaving 2 full days for homework. This is what is working for many of us.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    I'm disappointed!! I went into get my self a pediatric preceptor. Called 8 people yesterday and got 7 no's. the last one was a yes. I met him at the office today on his lunch break. He pulsa me into his last morning appointment introduces himself to me and me to he patient, shows me how the document the visit and prescribe. We go to a QUICK (10 minute) lunch provided by a rep. Go back to his office to do the paperwork, he starts filing it out. I then tell him about how the preceptor is to log into the typhoon on a weekly basis ( 5 minutes) or less per the clinical assistance. He then rubs his head and says I can't do it.. I want to cry right there and then!!!! But I held myself together. So now it's a deal breaker??? Waiting to hear back from school. His resume is stupendous, published three times, Washington university school of medicine staff, and the list goes on and on.. Frustrated and ready to cry. I want to get into this clinical cohort.
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    St Joseph's College of Maine FNP program students

    I checked with my coworker who is at st joes, she said you should be under provisional acceptance to st joes. So as long as u pass the first 2 classes u are in without the Gre. Please keep us updated ... I have promoted st joes and have sent 2 other people here. Now that the Gre is required, will not be sending people there:(
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