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FiremedicMike

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    Ohio State part time FNP question

    Yikes, ok good to know now.. Thanks!
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    ACNP vs FNP: My Summarization of the Great Debate

    Sheesh, I feel like this thread got pretty hateful and aggressive..
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    ACNP vs FNP: My Summarization of the Great Debate

    Not trying to argue at all, but for what it's worth I just looked at several inpatient jobs at Ohio State and none of them specified ACNP certification..
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    Psychiatry question - Must I provide Therapy too?

    Is it possible to be a PMHNP who focuses on therapy?
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    HESI a2 podcast?

    I have the exam prep app, but I’d love to have a podcast or audio review I can listen to during my commute. Anyone know of a solid audio review?
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    Ohio State part time FNP question

    Can anyone comment on the weekly schedule time commitments for the part time/online FNP program at OSU? Thanks!
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    Direct Entry FNP at Ohio State?

    Thanks for that, of those 8 hours per semester, how much involved you being physically on site? I have earned my bachelors through CSCC/Ohio University completely online and am working my NP pre-reqs in a hybrid (self study plus in person labs) and have always done very well with that learning style. If this is similar to the NP program setup, I think I could continue working through school (I have a somewhat flexible job). Thanks!
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    Direct Entry FNP at Ohio State?

    If there's anyone here currently in the Direct Entry FNP program at Ohio State, can you please reach out to me either in this thread or in direct message? About a year ago I spoke with some DE FNP students who stated an average week was 1 day in the class room, 12 hours of clinicals, and a decent amount of self study. I just got a generic response from their admissions who said it was "full-time throughout the week". I'd really like to know what an average week looks like.. Thanks!!
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    And we're now full-tilt into the direct entry debate. My question was answered, I appreciate everyone's input and respect your opinions. Thanks to all!
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    If I misread this and you weren't trying to be over the top condescending in your response to me, then I apologize. If that was your intent, I'm not really sure why you felt it necessary to come at me. By the time I get to the starting point of my ACNP certificate program, I will have nearly 22 years as a medic in a high volume system, 16 as an active EMS instructor, 3 years as a critical care medic, and will have wrapped up my FNP program and all the didactic and clinical education that goes along with that. As I said, when I evaluate my own background, if it turns out that the certificate program I enter has gaps, I believe I'll manage to get through them. Alas, this thread has devolved into a "nursing experience is required" debate. To the OP, I'm sorry for initiating this derailment, not my intention..
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    I'm not really sure why this was necessary?
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    Ohio State is a pretty respectable program, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt there.. If not, for me, I'll make it work. I have faith in my own background and self-motivation to study my weak areas to make it through and come out a competent provider..
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    Ah, that's good info to have. I just took some time to check Ohio State's website and it appears that attending THEIR FNP program will qualify me to attend THEIR post-masters ACNP. I will be emailing their advisor next week to verify this path is correct before I really start plowing ahead. Again, thanks for that tidbit!
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    2 reasons - 1. The admission requirements for PA school are obscene. If I'm going to take the pre-reqs for med school, I'll just take the MCAT and go to med school. 2. My schedule is flexible enough that I can do NP school without quitting my job. PA school, to my knowledge, is 5 days we week of class/clinicals. Given the above, plus the fact that in the end, they both have the same job opportunities, I can't see why folks choose PA school over NP school..
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    Ohio BON Restricting FNP Practice

    As a point of clarification for me - If I start with FNP and then roll right into a post-masters ACNP certificate program, I would then be able to work in hospital in Ohio, correct? My ultimate goal is to work in the hospital, either in the ER or on the floor. I'm sure some of you will wonder why I would pit stop at FNP over just going straight to ACNP.. As my username suggests, my healthcare experience is as a medic, so to get to ACNP, I either need to pit stop at RN or FNP first. I also have a 7.5 year timeline to hit my 25 years in the pension system, so I'm at that point in my current career where I have both too many and not enough years to simply walk away. I also kinda feel (I admit this I only my perception) that an FNP base under an ACNP certificate would set me up with the most comprehensive knowledge base possible for what I want to do with my NP license. Am I correct in that thought? (I hope we can not turn this into a 4 page tangent about direct entry FNP programs, I've read through all of them on here and I do see both sides and understand everyone's points)
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    You don't need RN experience to get an NP job

    I'm curious about this topic, especially considering my plan to attend a direct entry NP program in the near future. Many folks here state that RN experience is essential to being a good NP, citing their own experience of being a nurse prior to their NP training. Would it be fair to assume that their NP training (presumably not a DE program) was tailored towards someone with RN experience, allowing them to skip or glaze over some topics, whereas a Direct Entry program knows that those topics need to be covered in more detail? What I mean to say is that it sure seems to this outsider that many folks are professing they wouldn't have made it through their own traditional pathway NP program without their prior RN experience, but don't actually have first hand knowledge of the curriculums being delivered from direct entry programs. I know that the direct entry program that I'm looking at is actually 1 year of an accelerated RN followed by 2 years of NP, with 3 years of clinical time in there. I have to hope that this and other direct entry programs have identified over the years what knowledge gaps exist due to a lack of RN experience and have incorporated learning objectives in there to cover those gaps.
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