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    Passed AANP exam today!!!

    I am so happy to say that I passed the AANP certifying exam today!! I did the Fitzgerald 3 day review, used the liek practice questions and did almost 3000 practice questions online through AANP-FNP and Board Vitals. I felt prepared walking into the test, but still had lots of questions with things I had never seen before. I had lots of geriatric and pediatric patient scenarios, and only a handful of pharmacology questions that asked what treatment for specific conditions. I also had some "which is more cost effective" questions. I can't believe I'm done and don't know what to do with myself now that I don't have to study ������
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    I need a preceptor mine cancelled at last moment

    Where do you live??
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    Question for California NP's

    Thank you for this information. I am going to submit the application!!
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    Question for California NP's

    Hi all! I am a newly graduated NP awaiting my AANP exam date of June 20th!!! Do I have to wait until I take and pass the exam to apply for licensure and furnishing license?? My school is considered an out of state school so the certification is a requirement to practice in the state, but I wasn't sure if I could start the process beforehand. Thanks! Kelly
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    Employee versus independant contractor

    Thank you so much for responding. I am researching all my options, and did not take into account the hidden taxes. I am so excited to start my new career, but the business side of this is a bit daunting.
  6. Hi everyone. I am graduating in 1 month with my MSN-FNP and have started searching for my future job. I have plans to work for a surgeon in the office and as a surgical assistant. My question is it better to work as an employee of the practice or as an independent contractor as part of an LLC? The physician that I am leaning towards asked me my preference and I really don't know the benefits or cons of each way. Thanks in advance!
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    Kaplan FNP program

    Hi! I am graduating in 1 month from the Kaplan FNP program!! I worked full time the first year and a half but went per diem the last year + ! I felt the workload was completely manageable as I worked, and have two young boys with lots of activities, I am glad to answer any questions you have!! I have really enjoyed the Kaplan program and feel porepared to enter the workforce!!
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    Employee versus independant contractor

    Hi everyone. I am graduating in 1 month with my MSN-FNP and have started searching for my future job. I have plans to work for a surgeon in the office and as a surgical assistant. My question is it better to work as an employee of the practice or as an independent contractor as part of an LLC? The physician that I am leaning towards asked me my preference and I really don't know the benefits or cons of each way. Thanks in advance!
  9. I need a preceptor for 3rd and final adult rotation in Simi Valley, Ca starting around December 14 and running for 10 weeks!! I am currently working on my hours in my clinical II but can't stay at current location for #3. Any help or leads would be appreciated, and I am willing to go farther if someone is available. Thanks all!
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    Why is our salary so low?

    I agree completely!! I am 2 1/2 years into my online FNP program and will graduate in May '17! I feel that I have been challenged and pushed the entire time, my program has not been "fluff" or easy and am proud of the work I have had to put into my studies. I absolutely believe that I will be as good of an NP as a b & m graduate!!
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    Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University?

    I know that the MSN-FNP program is accredited but not the post masters certificate FNP as of yet. As long as you are going for the MSN thru them first you are good. I live in California and checked with the Board of Nursing before I applied and was told that yes, a degree with FNP certification from Kaplan is acceptable. So far all quizes have been online from home. I will gladly stay in touch :) my email is kellyshell1@yahoo.com!!
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    Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University?

    I am about 1/2 way thru my first class at Kaplan and I have been very impressed with the professionalism and way the class has been run. It's not a cake walk, I have had to put effort in the assignments and there is specific requirements to meet for attendance and good grades. I know that there is a whole lot of bad talk about Kaplan out there, but every school is what you make of it, and I am very pleased thus far with Kaplan! I have also had nothing but help from the administrative side of the school and if i have questions, I call and they always answer the phone and my questions. I can't go to a traditional brick and mortar school at this point in my life with a full-time job, husband and two young boys, so online is the only option I have to get my FNP. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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    Anyone attending Kaplan or Walden University?

    Yes I am!! And I am so very excited and can't wait to start!! How about you??
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    Hello from Mississippi

    Welcome to the group, I have a question for as a fellow RNFA. I have been an OR nurse for almost 20 years and an RNFA for the last 6, I am getting ready to start my NP program in October and was wondering if it is better to go for FNP or ACNP if I plan to stay in the OR arena. I also work as part of an open heart team and would like ideally to remain on that service once I finish. Any input you have would be wonderful! thank you!
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    Walden University - the latest on the FNP program

    There are several start dates throughout the year, the next session starts October 15! Good Luck!
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    ANCC FNP

    Fantastic information!! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us all this!!