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    Questioning a new job

    Yeah, one week of training does not sound right. In (primary care) NP school, they teach you to leave the more complicated psych issues to the specialists. When I get a bipolar patient, I'm like, "Next."
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    Diversion investigation

    I'll PM you
  3. Congrats on getting four job offers. It's good you narrowed it down to two; makes life easier. To you I would ask: What do you want to be doing the most? There will be positives and negatives to all jobs so really, think about what excites you most or what you could learn the most from. You ask what would I do? I would choose the pain mgmt because that is more interesting to me but ask 20 other people and they're going to say either the same thing or something different (case in point: BCgradnurse said she likes allergy/asthma). The asthma/allergy office may be less hectic but it also sounds boring to me. So again, at the end of the day, it is really about what excites you the most, in my opinion. I hope this helps.
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    Millennial Nurses Have Issues

    Who doesn't have issues?? This title is click-bait and I only clicked on it to make this comment.
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    Diversion investigation

    I am no expert but you may want to at least consult with a lawyer who specialises in this sort of thing. If you are in California, I know a great NP lawyer (yes, a lawyer and a practicing NP).
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    Switch from FNP to AGPCNP???

    This is not the stupidest idea ever. If you have no intention of ever working in pediatrics or women's health, then why waste your time on learning about children and women? This does not mean internal medicine only. This may mean not being able to work urgent care or things like that, but you could definitely do dermatology and cardiology.
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    What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    I find this response to be surprising. I never minded a hardworking student. Additionally, I didn't understand @superduper to say that they are overconfident. They said they are hard working and they try their best. Granted, too many nit-picky questions can be annoying during a busy shift, but as a preceptor I always welcomed questions. "Keep your personal business to yourself"? I don't understand where this comment came from.
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    Sorry nursing

    I think your rant reflects the thoughts of many nurses out there, definitely reflects mine.
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    What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    This is totally reasonable. Not only should the student be told but the clinical leader as well. None of my students were ever on their phones, thank goodness.
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    What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    "There have been comments by PCAs and nurses about new grad nurses not knowing something." Well, yeah--they're new! People who criticise others for being new and not knowing things, in my opinion, need to step out of their situation and remember that they were were new at nursing/assisting too. Although it may hurt to hear those things, please remember that it is not a reflection on you but on them. It's hard to know what she meant--if she was advising or intimidating, but it sounds like you felt vulnerable. It also sounds like you feel afraid to be honest and transparent, and that is never a good sign. I can't speak to other hospitals and whether other nurses treat students this way but I'm sure there are and as others stated, it's on an individual basis. I personally have always loved having students. I've had such great preceptors in the past; I feel that desire to impart the awesome knowledge handed down to me. I am going to step out on a limb and assume things about these nurses at the hospital that you work at and say they sound unhappy. Unhappy, stressed out, probably angry and feeling a bit helpless. But that doesn't give anyone license to be rude and mean to others. I hope things improve for you.
  11. They probably do do it intentionally, and my response is lol
  12. I did not go to a hybrid program but a distance program that required me to go on campus every year for several days. Knowing what I know now, I wish I went to a hybrid program. While I did enjoy the ability to take my classes and do my homework almost any time I wanted, I really feel like I missed the opportunity to get to know my classmates and form connections/networking opportunities. Additionally, having your program find your clinical placements is a HUGE PLUS. Finding clinical placements is a real pain! Having said that, I received an MSN, not a DNP. I was initially in a BSN-DNP program but then realized I had ZERO desire to take classes like Knowledge Management in Nursing or Organizational Concepts in Nursing so dropped out. I think you have to really want to get knee-deep into nursing to pursue a DNP, and I'm not that hugely interested in getting that knee-deep.
  13. I agree with @umbdude: Best clarify with admissions what Question #1 means because the way I interpret it is "What do I plan to do in order to get an MSN?" It is a poorly worded question, in my opinion.
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    Exploring the World of Freelance Writing for Nurses

    I was an editor and writer before I changed my career to nursing. I am very interested in doing something in this again so thank you for this article!
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    BreEZE account

    I would suggest contacting the BRN directly via phone. I know it can be a pain in the butt but better to nip it in the bud now instead of being charged twice and then having to wait eons to get your reimbursement back.
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    ANCC board review-Hollier or Fitzgerald?

    Leik is very good and I also learned some strategies/information from Hollier that stuck with me better than Leik's but I would say Hollier is a less intense information-wise (but still good). I studied solid for a month and then took the exam. It depends on how long you want to wait. I prefer the "get it over and done with" approach