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  1. LeLeeFNP

    New FNP Student, What Should I Expect?

    Where do I obtain these CDs?
  2. LeLeeFNP

    New FNP Student, What Should I Expect?

    Thanks everyone! I will definately take all of your words of encouragement and advice. I am fortunate enough to have a very supportive husband, mother and mother-in-law to help out with my two children. I have a prn job with an agency and don't have to work that much. But I was just concerned with possible out of pocket expenses from having to purchase lots of medical equipment in addition to my books. I guess I need to look into some additional sources of aid. I dont want to go crazy with student loans. It sounds like the cost of equipment hasn't been an issue. I will definately look into getting the items you all suggested. Thanks again!
  3. LeLeeFNP

    Which Nursing Jobs are the Least Stressful?

    well i did it. i resigned from my full time job and am now just working prn for an agency. i'm still doing critical care, but its less stressful because i only have to work 1 day per week and still earn the same salary as working 3 days at my full time job. i don't have to work any weekends or holidays, no required staff meetings, no politics. i get in and out. its still physically stressful, however i get the least critical assignments now, so it gives me a break from the mental stress. This may not be the least stressful but its definately LESS stressful. I actually have a life now, and time with my family, so this will have to do until i finish graduate school.
  4. LeLeeFNP

    someone tell me it gets better after RN school???

    okay well you either need to reread my post or you are are just weird. I never said anything about not caring for your patients or wanting to help them when they are vulnerable etc. Of course you are going to do whats right for them and help them in their time of need whether that means cleaning their poo, or vomit, or whatever, I simply said that any NORMAL human being would not find the "task" itself pleasant unless they are just a total freak. The thought of helping your patient may give you such pleasure that you are able to overlook it. Great for you. I'm sure the angels above are looking down and singing their praises. I'm just saying don't judge others because deep down everyone knows logically that these are not tasks that normal people enjoy. Again I say "normal people" so if this doesn't include you then simply take yourself out of the equation. No attitude here, just reality.
  5. LeLeeFNP

    Want to resign outright. What happens?

    sounds like you already have your mind made up.
  6. LeLeeFNP

    RN going for BSN need help

    i had to do this same assignment for my BSN program and I feel your pain. I'd be more than happy to complete your interview questions as the staff nurse with a BSN
  7. LeLeeFNP

    Are online schools frowned upon for msn?

    if you want to go for your FNP, WGU does not offer that specialty. they only offer the MSN of Nursing Education or Nursing Leadership and Management. I went for my rn-to bsn through them and am now pursuing an online fnp through campus based universities that offer online programs. this would be my suggestion for you as well. another option would be to pursue the msn through wgu through one of their specialties and then go back to a different school that offers fnp for a post masters certificate.
  8. LeLeeFNP

    someone tell me it gets better after RN school???

    please don't listen to all of the negative posts on here. Many people look for opportunties to bash people on these boards just to make themeselves feel better. you came here for advice and stated your honest opinion. you can't help how you feel. people want to act like they are saints on here but the truth of the matter is nobody ENJOYS the things you mentioned (unless they are just downright crazy, wierd and disgusting). Some people enjoy the positive aspects of nursing so much that it overshadows the negative aspects. Some people like others have mentioned do it for a few years to put in their "dues" because they aspire to do other things such as advanced practice nursing, teaching, or administration. My advice is if you really are just too grossed out by these things, now is the perfect time to do something else. There are many other healthcare jobs out there that aren't nearly as gross, and you would hate to waste your time and money for a job that you can't stand. I would definately suggest looking into other areas such as radiology tech, respiratory therapist, speech and language pathology, or physical therapy. you will have to complete more schooling for ST and PT, but it may be worth it. Yes there are other areas of nursing such as working in a clinic that arent as gross, but often as others have mentioned, these jobs are extremely hard to come by, or you will need a certain amount of experience in a hospital to obtain them. Good luck with whatever you decide and feel free to PM me if you need more advice or just want to talk.
  9. I live in nashville and Vanderbilt has a women's health nurse practioner program which is different than their nurse midwifery program. check out the website www.vanderbilt.edu
  10. Is anyone applying for spring 2011/Summer 2011/Fall 2011 for Regents FNP program? If so have you heard back and been assigned a home school? I was assigned to apsu and i am so nervous about writing my reason for pursuing graduate study. Anyone have any tips or know others currently in the program?
  11. i want to apply for the the MSN FNP but i haven't had a statistics course (wasn't included in my BSN). Does anyone know if i can take statistics while i'm in the program? I know the website says they offer it online but i don't know if i would have to complete it first before i apply or if i can be admitted to the program first and just take it along with my other classes.
  12. does anyone know of any schools that will offer a statistics course online? I did an RN to BSN program and statistics was not in my undergrad curriculum. I see that most NP programs, with exception of a few, require an undergraduate statistics course. If anyone knows of the fastest way I can meet this requirement or any other online NP schools that don't require a statistics course (so far I have found SLU, and TSU RODP do not) please let me know! Thanks
  13. LeLeeFNP

    online nurse practitioner

    UC sent me an e-mail today saying that they have received an overwhelming response for their FNP program and that they need to close admission until 2012 I am getting nervous about the demand for FNP programs and the number of nurses entering this field. Wondering if it will be too competetive for me to get into any program, and worse, wondering if I do become a FNP if the market will be flooded by then... wondering if I should consider adult or acute care instead, doesn't seem as though they are in as high of a demand.
  14. LeLeeFNP

    Which Nursing Jobs are the Least Stressful?

    you guys i have been applying to many of these areas that you suggested (PACU, post-partum, hospice, long term care, case management, teaching etc). Out of the places that I've heard back from I have encountered responses such as "we have identified other candidates whose experience are a better match" yada yada yada. I'm afraid that since all of my nursing experience is primarily acute/critical care that I am stuck in this field! Nursing is nursing right? I thought nurses had the freedom to move around and try out different specialties. Any job wil have to provide training regardless so I don't understand what the big issue is. I am in school right now and thinking of going for my NP, but I don't want to have to wait 2 plus years to change jobs because i just can't imagine continuing to do this job for that much longer. I know that it is going to take time to find the right position that fits me, but I am feeling discouraged by the responses that I have gotten thus far...
  15. LeLeeFNP

    Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

    yes being on the waitlist means you still have a chance. many people end up not taking the job when they get offers because they decide not to move or get other offers etc. good luck, but if you don't get in its not the end of the world. You may feel like it is at first but you will soon see that you can get the same experience at other hospitals.