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angel337 MSN, RN

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angel337 is a MSN, RN and specializes in Emergency Room.

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  1. I perform visits. I do not work by the hour. I have already met the requirement.
  2. No. Its 1000 clinical hours within 5 years for recertification. I will have plenty. I like my ft job. I had no interest in being in a clinic setting seeing 40 pts a day. Also my clinical background helped tremendously. Again, there are definitely better schools, but its also what you make it and what is your long term goal. Its nice to have options, make decent money and not work weekends. holiday's and 12 hour shifts to get it. Hopefully the future NP hopefuls will make better choices for their education.
  3. I went to Maryville post graduate adult geriatric primary care NP program. I personally thought it was fine. We had live content review via webex with our instructors. All exams are proctored. I felt they were responsive to concerns and they do have a clinical support staff. You do find your own preceptor, and a solid process of following up with the validity of your preceptor and site is in place. Maryville is located in Missouri and seem to have a decent reputation locally. All that being said if I could do it over again I would have chosen a school here in illinois. The find your own preceptor part isnt worth the headache in my opinion. I work a ft job administratively that honors my NP -C credentials (was there before NP program). I also work prn as a primary care home visit NP a few hours a month. Good luck with your decision.
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    The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    I have always worked with male nurses (over 15 years). I personally have not seen any mistreatment. I think that male nurses are highly respected and if anything they have a major advantage over female nurses when pursuing career advancement.
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    Why is BSN required for CRNA?

    What makes a BSN useless?? Since its so useless why don't you apply to the schools that don't require it? Problem solved.
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    bring back diploma they can function on graduation

    I teach BSN clinicals and I always tell students an additional year of clinical would be paramount to their overall success. The curriculum is too much for the expectation. More clinical time would change the quality of RN education.
  7. One word...horrible. I'm so tired of these stories, they bring me to tears. Tired of people treating AAs less than human. People treat animals better. Minorities are just like everyone else. How would these people like it if the tables were turned? They couldn't handle it. It would be a national out cry for equality.
  8. Of course you would not lose your license. The instructor in my opinion is just doing her job. She wants you to take the career seriously. I am a clinical instructor and I look at the overall behavior of the student before any major discipline takes action. However the university requires that we enforce the expectations and initiate warnings for occurences that appear to be avoidable.
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    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Congratulations. Very positive,refreshing thread. The 100s of negative nurse postings will make anyone question if they should pursue this career.
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    Aggressive family member

    Was this the first stick? I didn't read all the comments yet. I only ask because as someone else suggested it's good to have another person with you if possible ..tech or another nurse for support. So just in case you do have to attempt a second time, people are less likely to behave this way. I speak from experience. Alone with parents and a baby that needs an invasive task done ( straight cath etc) gives parents more power over the environment.
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    Thinking of giving up FNP program

    I hear this consistently. Being treated like a professional goes a long way.
  12. You sound like an excellent nurse and I love reading posts like this that exemplify what the nursing profession truly is. Keep up the good work and continue to provide safe care. Trust me, this nursing student will never forget you. If he is ever successful in his future endeavors there will be plenty of times he will wish that someone told him the right information instead of letting him " find out for yourself " at the expense of patient safety.
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    AANP FNP (Failed -> Passed!)

    I agree. So many people fail the first time. Facebook has a aanp/ancc support group and the amount of people that fail the first time seems really high compared to what I hear. Although the review courses are helpful, they still are in business to make money, and it would not benefit them to boast a 77% pass rate because no one would invest money in the reviews.
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    What happened to all the Walden Haters?

    I agree with you and unfortunately since being an NP is the hot career right now, even the schools that have decent reputations are making their students find their own preceptors due to not being able to keep up woth the demand. Most learning does not seem to really happen until we graduate. The clinical hours required in my opinion is really not enough to be confident out of school so many new nurses and NP's rely on their first job to help them be minimally confident. Hats off to the OP, I do not think any of this success would have been achieved without ambition and self direction.
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    Graduated Four years ago

    Can you take classes again? Maybe not the prerequisites but the core nursing classes. I thought after so many attempts it was required to go back to nursing school. I could be wrong, but you should be able to contact the school you went to for help. Good luck.
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    RNs Don't Help CNAs

    I agree with you. Unfortunately this issue in nursing will never end. I've worked on both sides, there is always room for improvement.