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Posts by rn.d86

  1. Juan, thanks for the info. This is the kind of encouragement and info that is useful, and not the typical bashing that can take place. Because I have fairly extensive amount of critical care experience, and contacts, I'm fairly certain I know what I would do after ACNP training, and where I would work. Do you mind commenting on which programs you feel are more reputable and can be done mostly online with exception to clinical and skill intensives? 

  2. Hi, tried searching and could not find any reviews of UC Denver np program. Considering acute care program. I like that it's mostly online with campus intesives and that it's from an established, respectable school. Would love to hear from people who have obtained a NP degree from this school and how it operates and the quality of it. 

  3. Juan, thanks for the insightful information. I'm a floor nurse who is thinking about starting NP school, and the issue of obtaining a furnishing license always seemed a bit odd to me. Do you mind if I ask what part of CA you work in, as well as what specialty you're in?

  4. It appears that California SB 1524 has passed. This law should do away with the current law requiring 6 months of supervision before a NP can apply for a furnishing license. Do you know if NP's will be able to obtain a furnishing license if they're an unemployed newly graduated NP. It seems like already having a furnishing license would stream line the process of looking for a job, and make NP's more attractable to possible employers. What does everyone think?

    Link for reference: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billHistoryClient.xhtml

  5. The OP mentions Georgetown, which is known for having a very good FNP program. I think it is possible to have accelerated programs that offer a good education. I know that I went to an accelerated BSN program where I learned, and actually did skills that many posters here did not do in their RN programs.

    Edited because I mentioned the wrong University

  6. The only information you need to know is how much you are looking to give (50mg) and what you have (125mg/1ml). I was taught to use the formula desire/have x supply. I'll let you figure out how to set it up and see if you can get the correct answer.

    My advice is that you should not get too concerned with the information that you do not need to know.

  7. This topic has really caught my attention. I am unable to understand why the powers that be are not offering a mechanism to convert an old credential to a newer one. This seems like a way of dividing the profession.

    I see that the FNP credential will be up for review in the next several years. Many nurses will be starting FNP programs in 2012. Based on the information we now know, do you think there is any reason to hold off on attending a FNP program until we see what changes are made?

  8. In regards to post #10 and #11, I don't doubt what you are saying. Personally, I believe the answer is probably situation dependent. Some new grad programs require you to submit your clinical time in a specific format. One nurse recruiter told me that she prefers to see clinical hours listed. Unfortunately, it appears that nurse managers and those in HR are sometimes looking for something different. The truth is that you have to make it through HR to get the interview. If in doubt, you can always check with that facility.