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  1. rr0416

    It's time to vent!!!

    "I have had a similar situation. I had a bad virus infection (as I thought) for more than a week. Progressively, it became worst and I went to see my PCP. Paid $20 co-pay by a check. My PCP was on vacation and the covering bit$& (a female) refused to prescribe any antibiotics. She did not even suggest that I do any lab tests! Frustrated, I stormed out, and went to the walk-in clinic affiliated with CVS, and walked out with my meds. Two days later my infection went away. But, I stopped the payment on my check to my PCP's office. They sent me a bill plus $25 for the stopped payment they had to pay. I responded with a copy of my bill from the walk-in clinic and a copy of prescription bottle, with two questions next to the balance due of $45 - for medical mal-practice? Failure to diagnose? Never heard again from my PCP again." To me this displays something that is all too common these days, a very low distress tolerance, and this attitude of entitlement, that if they pay to be EVALUATED and assessed by a professional, that it entitles them to be prescribed whatever they want. I actually had a patient who wanted her money back after an 1.5 hour Psych Eval because I wouldn't recommend a stimulant. "But why won't you give me Adderall, I paid for this appointment". Ugh....
  2. I am in a direct entry MSN progam for PMHNP, about to sit for the NCLEX. My previous experience was as a psychiatric social worker for the previous 10 years. My question is, once I pass the NCLEX, should I try to work as a floor nurse during my last 2 years of the graduate work? If so, what area of nursing should I try to get a job in? To me, (I may be completely wrong), as a PMHNP, I'm not sure I would ever use the skills again if I say worked on med/surg floor for the couple of years prior to graduation. I do however want to be the best PMHNP I can be, and marketable when I graduate. If it's better to have a couple of years under my belt by the time I graduate, I want it to be in the right area. Thanks!
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    Psych NP Working Abroad?

    I am currently in the MSN program for a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My question is, once graduating, could I work abroad for a year or two, or is that really difficult to do? If that is possible, would it be more for a volunteer basis, or could I earn a living wage for my family? Thanks!
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    Transplant Nurse Practitioner

    What type of Nurse Practitioner are you looking for? As in, what specific specialty would you be searching for?
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    That's weird, are they notifying different sections at different times? I know some of us have already heard.
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I just found out via email that I am accepted to the FPMHNP! I'm not sure if I'm more excited or terrified!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    Has anybody heard yet whether they have been accepted or not?
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    Yes, I meant FPMHNP. How could there be only three spots? That's not good news =(. Thanks for all the info though, I really appreciate it.
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    What I was told at the general information meeting, was that in previous years there are about 150 applicants and about 54-56 slots open. Is it more competitive this year? I applied for PMHNP. Do you remember how those numbers compared to the other areas? Thanks!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I am quite obsessed myself, I must admit. And perhaps a bit cranky, because my life could change so fast with just one little letter.......I've heard they actually let GIAC know before the applicant is notified, so I have been obsessively checking online to see my application status with them. Best of luck!
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    UT Alternate Entry MSN Summer 2011

    I went on an interview in December, but didn't know they conducted second interviews. Does anyone know anything about the second interviews and what that means? Thanks
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    Time Commitment Accurate?

    I just finished an interview this past week, hoping to be accepted into the direct entry MSN program at UT. The interviewer commented that I should expect to work 60-80 hours per week, adding up class time, labs, etc. Do you think this is accurate? I have three children, all in school. I will not be working, and will be able to have household help. I am a very hard worker and good student, but do not want to sacrifice my family's well being. Thanks!
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    Want to be a NP, but not a nurse... so confused!!

    I have a question I hope you don't mind me intruding. I just had an interview to get into the direct entry MSN program at UT. The interviewer said to expect to work 60-80 hrs per work with classwork, labs, etc. Is this what you experienced? I have three kids but will not be working, and will be able to have household help. Is this doable? I don't want to sacrifice my family. Thanks so much!
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    NP Time Commitment

    Thanks to both of you for your responses. I think this will be difficult, but well worth the time and effort. =)
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    Is This Realistic?

    I am looking for advice. I have been a Social Worker for the past 10 years, currently finishing up prerequisites to hopefully get into the alternate entry program for PMHNP in Austin, Texas. I am not employed, just have the family on my plate. I am wondering what a typical week would look like for a PMHNP student. Am I looking at an 80 hour week, 60 hour week? I have a very supportive spouse, but want to make the best decision for my family. Thanks
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    NP Time Commitment

    I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this question. I am a former Social Worker of 10 years finishing prerequisites in hope of being admitted to the alternate entry PMHNP program in Austin. I also am a mother of three, but not employed. My question is, what is the time commitment on a weekly basis during the average three year alternate entry program for an NP path. I know it will vary with each individual, but would you say it's 60 hours a week, 40 hours a week.....Thanks in advance.

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