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  1. EagerToBeFNP

    Do NPs get training?

    I'd prefer not to post too much information, but it is a specialty practice. I was given a VERY different version of how things would start the first couple of months (eg. severity of patients, amount of time booked per patient, the fact that each pt would be presented) and so I wanted to know the general experience of others. I see that it's a combination of factors, including poor clinical experience contributing to a lack of confidence. It is sink or swim. Thank you all for your replies!
  2. EagerToBeFNP

    Do NPs get training?

    Hello. I'm a new grad FNP and just started working about 1 month ago. I was able to shadow the MD one week prior to starting. When starting, I then saw my own patients and would present the cases to the MD so he could diagnose and create the plan. Now I am expected to be able to manage the simpler cases by myself . I take about half an hour per patient. I am constantly having to ask questions and find it very time consuming to look up things while the patients are waiting. I'm just wondering how other new grads were introduced into their new role. I feel unprepared.
  3. Thanks for all of the help everyone :) Also, do we really need the expensive stethescope? And is the rolling backpack necessary?
  4. I'm exicted! What are we supposed to wear to class? And is anyone actually buying the shoes from the bookstore or just wearing white sneakers? Check your degree audits! Mine is a mess. There's several classes that I have taken that says have not been met and it states that I have completed some nursing classes lol.
  5. EagerToBeFNP

    MDC vs Nova

    I hope the program is hard at MDC and they try to weed out the weak first. It will mean that they take their program very seriously. MDC doesn't offer the Baptist scholarship anymore because of budjet costs. They do however offer another scholarship that will pay for your entire tuition. The only catch is that you have to work 10 hours a week for them. For those of that are going to continue past a BSN I think it's a better going to MDC. The time will come to go a fancy school when we need out Master's . I actually still haven't heard back from Nova! At this point I want to know just because I'm curious. I'm guessing though that I did not make it in since I'm still taking summer courses. It's going to be a tough road for all of us in the long run. It's nice to see all of the support on the website though, rather than competition. We're all coming from different backgrounds and have strengths in different areas but either way we're going to have to study for this test every single day while trying to survive clinicals. It's very exciting to start!
  6. Pomkayya, I would be careful because when I was signing up for the CPR/BLS course I think I saw some options for just the CPR course. Eagles, wow, thank you so much! Yeah, I'm sure they won't care if my criminal check is a little later. I'm gonna keep checking to see if anyone cancels just in case though. I really wish I would've started this whole process earlier ...
  7. Is anybody else really confused about the things we need to get done:/ ? It seems like a really long list and I could use some help! Here's what it seems like so far.. 1) Go to Bursar's office and pay $100 and get reciept 2) Go to nursing department and give them the reciept with the response form 3) Get the unpaid schedual they'll give you and go to the Bursar's office to pay for it. 4) Create ATI student account online 5) Get criminal background check by making the appointment online (the first available appointment is for July 27th though!!!). And I don't think you're supposed to pay online so make sure you choose the option to pay the Bursar's office when you make the appointment cause you'll need three copies. 6) Make sure you are CPR/BLS certified (The next available session is for July 17th!!). I told the lady on the phone and she said that you need a copy verifying that. That means you have to drive there just to make the appointment. And now I don't know where to get the documentation of MMR and Variecella immunization, drug panelling and TB skin tests. Am I missing anything else (besides the two mandatory meetings)? THANKS!!!
  8. EagerToBeFNP

    MDC vs Nova

    I've decided on attending MDC. It will just be an extra step to get a bachelors. In the end I want to be a nurse practitioner so that means I will have to get my Masters degree. That's a lot of schooling and if I have to pay $18,000 for tuition plus all the extras (and there's a lot with books, gas, uniform, etc.) it is just a better idea to take the cheaper option. I do wish the staff at MDC was kinder...it's such a different story to find information when you call MDC or go on their website as compared to Nova. I'm sure MDC will have a lot to offer and in the end it depends on the nurse to study and practice not where he/she goes! It's an honour for all of us to have been accepted into a nursing program. Thank you both for your words of encouragement and advise. Good luck to both of you!!! See you in the program "on eagles wings"
  9. EagerToBeFNP

    NSU EntryBSN Program Fall 2010

    I just called right now and they said my application is still pending. They said we should know by the end of the week and when I said "I thought it was by Wednesday" the gentlemen on the phone replied with "Yes, that's the middle of the week". :/ How condescending. It better be by tomorrow and not Friday because I'm losing patience! Good luck everybody!
  10. EagerToBeFNP

    MDC vs Nova

    Thank you so much! I see your point of view...I don't want to go to a school just because it seems fancier and then be thousands of dollars in debt. But I'm assuming since Nova is a private school that they have more money and therefore access to better things like technology. I know Nova had a great passing rate last year but I'll have to check out MDC's. The education I recieved from MDC for my pre reqs wasn't even that great. I feel like I was challenged more and and learned in highschool than I did at the college! But that's not to say their nursing program is necessarily bad so I guess if money isn't an issue then I'll have to research which experience would be better for me. Do you know anybody that is in the program or has completed it at MDC? What did they have to say about it? Good luck in the program and congratz on your acceptance!
  11. EagerToBeFNP

    MDC vs Nova

    I'm a student at MDC and am hoping to become a nurse practioner. I have been accepted into MDC generic entry level nursing program for nursing as well Nova;s BSN program. I'm unsure as to which I should attend. Any thoughts? Which is a better education? What is the length of both programs? Pros of MDC: It's cheaper and closer. Cons of MDC: It's in a bad neighborhood and you don't graduate with a BSN. First you get an A.S and then have to get your BSN. Pros of Nova: Beautiful campus Cons of Nova: It's far and very expensive (but you can get the baptist scholarship) In the end, all students end up taking the same test so a lot of your career will depend on your actions. Your education does, however, make a difference. So which to choose??
  12. I got accepted this week into the generic and fulltime program but am waiting to hear from other schools before I make my decision. I don't like the fact that you only end up with an associates and and not a bachelors so I have some thinking to do. Good luck to everybody =]
  13. EagerToBeFNP

    NSU EntryBSN Program Fall 2010

    For those of you who have been accepted, congratulations!!! ALSO, have you guys completed all your pre-reqs? Or are you still taking summer classes? Im curious because I have applied and am taking my last courses: A&P and sociology and wondering if it will affect my chances of getting in for the fall. Also, when did they say you will hear back from Baptist to know if you recieved the scholarship?
  14. EagerToBeFNP

    MDC Generic Fall 2010

    Has anyone recieved this email and have any information on it?? Dear Student: Thank you for your application to the Miami Dade College, Medical Center Campus, Nursing Program. As a result of your excellent GPA, this year, we REQUIRE that you attend an information session in order to receive information about exciting scholarship opportunities MDC has developed with the Mitchell Wolfson Senior Foundation. This information session will inform you of various scholarship opportunities, tips for preparing for Nursing School and important dates. Please RSVP by ­June 16, 2010 for the information session below: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:30pm Medical Center Campus Room 1175 Space in the information session is limited. It is important that you RSVP in advance.
  15. EagerToBeFNP

    Nova Southeastern University Entry-Level BSN Program

    I also heard from many of the counsellors that 1000 people applied for the entry level BSN program
  16. EagerToBeFNP

    NSU EntryBSN Program Fall 2010

    I recieved a letter in the mail today that was sent out last week stating that my application would no longer be considered because I was missing documents. I called in and they told me that this was due to the fact that I was taking summer classes that were pending for the requirements. So if any of you recieve this letter and are taking summer classes it's probably because of that too. They told me that the people who are taking summer classes will find out last whether they get in or not but that it shouldn't affect whether we get the Baptist scholarship (which I don't really buy but ok?). They also told me that if we don't get in that all we have to do is reapply and pay the fee once again for January
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