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  1. Are you ACTUALLY supervised???

    I work in a specialty practice where physicians co-sign my notes. This is related to payment, but underlying I have no patient of my own but rather see the physician's patients (there are 7) and then send the note to that patient's physician. I fin...
  2. Best Review Bundle For AANP Exam

    I did both. Hollier was more common sense and honestly applied more to the exam. Fitzgerald was full of depth, excellent, but a lucky bit on the exam relative to the extensive info. The MOST helpful, neither, it was Leik book. Summarizes and then...
  3. How to make a good impression precepting

    I am in my first semester of NP school, and I have been trying to get information about how to prepare for my precepting experience. I would value any input about qualities and personal attributes which NP preceptors value in students. I plan to st...
  4. Any NPs start from LPN?

    I am in my second semester of NP school, and from my experiences from a LPN to ADN to BSN, I am finding contacts for clinical rotations for next year. It is really special to have providers who are so proud of me because of my work and education. O...
  5. University of Cincinnati Pros and Cons

    I started the program this summer. I love it. You get out what you put in. I am very grateful for this opportunity. This week I will be taking my final exams in Biostatistics and Pathophysiology; I went down to part-time at work so I could devote...
  6. I have had a good experience with UC, and am so excited because I just learned yesterday that I have been accepted into the 2016 Summer AGNP program!
  7. University of Cincinnati Textbook help!

    I see this post is a year old, and nobody replied. I was accepted into UC Summer 2016 NP, and I have the same question. I'm sorry that nobody replied to your post, but could you answer for me, as I want to get a start especially in biostatistics?
  8. Is this what MedSurg nursing is really like?

    I worked about 3 months on a med-surg unit where I made a decision to leave. The unit had all the elements you described and more. I wrote my 2-week notice and hand-delivered it, with certainty. I had the opportunity to talk with managers, and I wa...
  9. Least stressful nursing specialty

    I work a contingent job as a telephone triage nurse. My primary job is on a med/surg unit in a hospital. The phone triage, comparably, does not even seem like a job. I love it. I don't want to lose my skills, or I would do it full-time. I do hav...
  10. When to apply

    It shows your commitment if you apply and offer to work in the role of a nursing assistant until you pass your boards. I think this investment is valuable time spent for you, as well, for all the obvious reasons. Just be clear about your role chang...
  11. Questions about FNP and ACNP roles

    The group of sub-acute care practitioners (of which I dream of joining one day as a NP!) state they are looking for ACNP-trained NPs because the acuity of care is increasing in their setting. I have sub-acute care and med-surg in-patient experience,...
  12. Spring Arbor?

    Thank you all so much for sharing! I am set up to begin the March residency, and I am getting really excited but even more nervous. I am waiting to hear from University of Cincinnati for a May start. It seems like the Cincinnati program is more im...
  13. Spring Arbor, is anyone familiar with online NP program

    Thank you, MiNurse and applesxoranges! I am concerned about working and attending school. Do you find that you are able to study as much as you need? I hear so much about "what you put into online programs is what you get out," so I am just wonder...
  14. ACNP vs FNP: My Summarization of the Great Debate

    Exactly, it is about patient-centered appropriate care. Just as the medical model of specialization targets specific populations for physicians, NP preparation is trying to target training according to patient population. Lol, the lingo is so funny...
  15. Thinking of leaving hospice

    I felt totally taken advantage of in hospice. It was a horrible experience. How sad, as it seems a lot of hospice nurses completely give of themselves...the businesses take advantage of this devotion. I thought is was fascinating, also, how the nu...
  16. The sloppy image of nurses today

    As I read your post, my mind went to some of the women physicians on the unit where I work! One in particular looks like she is ready to go out for a night-out, not to mention her beautiful and long flowing hair lifted and puffed at any given conver...
  17. Former Med Surg RN to LTC

    I really appreciate your post about choosing LTC over acute care. I used to work in LTC/rehab, and I loved that time. I have worked in assisted living prior, and hospice for a very short time. Now, I work at a great hospital, but I miss my rehab d...
  18. Allegiance Hospital?

    I am looking at Allegiance Hospital for a possible medical-surgical job. If anyone has information about the experience here, I'd appreciate it. Eventually, I would like to work in an ICU setting, so I want to be in a place that offers opportunity ...
  19. Allegiance Hospital?

    Just an update in case anyone else is searching information about Allegiance Hospital...I did work there a few months, and I learned so much about how not to be a nurse. The orientation was lovely, with great ideals, but the experience on the floor ...
  20. Spring Arbor?

    I am planning to attend the AGNP program, starting March, 2016. In the meantime, I have applied at other schools and am seeking as much information as possible about all of them. Spring Arbor certainly does not share a lot of details, which has me ...
  21. Davenport 2016 LPN Program

    Try to look into multiple schools...Davenport is quite expensive, especially considering the LPN certificate as the investment. Look into whether your courses will transfer to another college; for example contact a community college and see if the m...
  22. ACNP vs FNP: My Summarization of the Great Debate

    The Consensus Model is really clear about the intent of ACNP for in-patient. The NP on the unit where I work is an AGNP-prepared NP. Otherwise, I see a lot of Clinical Nurse Specialists, but few NPs at the hospital where I work. There a more PAs in...
  23. Would you do it all again?

    I would do the same. Just the experiences with certain patients...as cliche as it is, the opportunities to serve as a nurse is unlike any other profession. My best and most quality times have been outside the hospital setting, though, for what it's...
  24. Spring Arbor, is anyone familiar with online NP program

    I was accepted for the January 2016 AGNP program, but I have delayed my start date to March, 2016. One of the reasons I have delayed my start date is because I am not able to access key information about the program. The web site is limited, but I ...
  25. Need advice Please- Call Center RN job?

    I interviewed at a call center this afternoon, and I was so impressed! I have been a nurse for about five years-LTC, rehab, and now med-surg in a hospital. I have taken a major pay cut at the hospital, working 3-12s in addition to an hourly pay cut...