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  1. Floridanurse

    University Southern AL tuition

    Are they now charging out of state fees to Florida residents? I am interested in DNP or post grad in PMHNP.
  2. Floridanurse

    Looking for NP PMHNP preceptor

    I can not help with precepting, but have a couple of suggestions. Find out where your county takes mentally ill with no insurance. Many have a non-profit that work with the mentally ill. You will find a psychiatrist or NP working at those places. Look at local VA offices and find out if they have a PMHNP working there. Also, many larger hospitals have NP working in there psych units. Make a call and ask for the manager. Also, look up NP's in your area under ANCC's website. You may find a listing for someone who works psych. Also, look up job listings for PMHNP's in your area or areas you are willing to drive to and contact their office manager. Just a few suggestions.
  3. Floridanurse

    Any family psych DNP folks at University of South Alabama

    If you do a search of University of Southern Alabama, you will find they have a great reputation. There are many post on here regarding them. I am sure if you do a search, you will find DNP posts.
  4. Floridanurse

    FNP clinical in an ER

    Hi everyone. I am starting my clinical in an ER which will cover regular adult ER, fast track ER and pediatrics on different days with my preceptor. My question is: What do you all think I should strive to take away from this clinical besides the obvious? ER was not my want or desire for FNP but will see how it goes (may love it). Just wondering what others positive experiences have been. Oh, and my preceptor is a physician.
  5. Yes, I just had questions and was wondering about things. I am currently midway in their program. Starting Clinicals this month.
  6. Floridanurse

    APA format - hard to crack!

    Microsoft word has where you can set it for APA 5th or 6th edition formatting. I use my book more for proper sentence structure for in text citation and for reference structure.
  7. Are you willing to move? University of South Florida in Tampa,Fl is front loaded with theory, then clinical for their FNP program.
  8. What response do you give a patient who asks about a specific advertised drug? IF it is a treatment for a diagnosis of theirs? IF not appropriate? Was wondering.
  9. Floridanurse

    Clinical Question about digital tools

    For those in clinicals, do you recommend Ipad2, Ipad mini, or just a smart phone (Iphone or Android)? I start clinicals in the fall and want to know which would be better for apps helpful for clinicals. Thanks for any help.
  10. Floridanurse

    Advice for choosing a specialty (FNP or AGPCNP)

    I agree. FNP is generally what is advertised for and then it will add specialty info in the job description. I have a friend who is a FNP who has since graduation worked at a clinic for an OB/GYN and she does all his routine GYN visits. He trained her how he wanted her to do in his office (isn't it that way in every doctor's office). I chose FNP track because my friend who are FNP's but originally were ANP had to return to school for post masters certification in children because their employer requires that they be able to see children.
  11. Floridanurse

    Weird question

    I looked at doing the CRNA program before applying to FNP and decided FNP was for me. The CRNA programs here are front loaded and you care 15-17 hours each term. I know they don't want you to work (next to impossible). My question is this: In our FNP program, they do not recommend full time which is around 9-10 hours because they say you really need to focus and learn the material in a manner that you will retain it because your job is serious and patients depend on your knowledge. WELL, I work with CRNA's and I know the job they do is very serious so why do CRNA programs demand full time student hours. Just doesn't make sense to me??
  12. Is there a big difference in womens health? (My area doesn't have this concentration available) I know that jobs in my area are post for FNP and then in some descriptions of the job will say high level of female gynecological care. One job even posted there would be children for female visits. I would look at how jobs are posted in your area. Also, can you do a post master certificate in women's health?? Some offices have you see for routine care in addition to their gyn care so FNP would be the way in those situations.
  13. Floridanurse

    Rent or buy text???

    I was wondering if you all rent or buy your text? I am taking Health Promotions this fall and was thinking of renting the book. However, for patho, pharm, assess, I wanted to buy them to use as reference throughout my program. What is your opinion on this???
  14. Floridanurse

    Fitzgerald fnp, which book

    when I see it for sale used, some have the text that is cover that is pink and dark that matches the cd cover and some come with a text that u can buy seperate. Is there a difference?
  15. Floridanurse

    Fitzgerald certification review editions??

    Is there that much difference in the newer version and the slightly older version??? I want to know if I should just fork out the money for the newer version or if the older version will provide sufficient information?????
  16. Floridanurse

    How will telemetry prepare me for the OR?

    You need to focus on critical thinking, organization and safety awareness. All are vital in the OR. When I started in the OR, I did not think my previous experience had any preparedness for the OR. As I have learned, my previos experience helps me be very prepared for each case.