has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU/PICU Flight Nursing.
I graduated high school in 2008. I started college, had my son in Oct. 2008, and was a non-stop college student until I graduated nursing school. I decided to work towards becoming a nurse in January 2012 by enrolling in an LPN program. Then, I transferred because I already knew I was going to be an RN and doing LPN first would slow my journey by 2 or more years. I began an RN program and a new job as an ER Tech in Spring 2013, graduated in May 2015, and began working in an NICU. I began a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program Summer 2018 with plans of graduating in May 2021. I'm currently a Neonatal/Pediatric Flight RN. Living the dream!
NICUmiiki replied to ISTJ nurse's topic in Advanced
Typhon’s purpose really isn’t for finding preceptors. That’s more of a side effect. The previous students input their preceptors and once you have access you can see a list of previously used preceptors. You still have to contact them, determine if they are still willing & have an opening, convince them to precept you, and arrange everything.
Most nursing schools list the specific courses that are required. English I & II are fairly basic and common. If you took them during your bachelor degree then they should count. Otherwise, generally the degree itself won’t count for the individual prereqs you need.
My understanding is that as long as dad is legally dad (on birth certificate or established by court) and there is no court order taking away his rights to his child, then he has the EXACT same rights to health information as mom. Mom doesn't get to take away his rights by filling out a form. He could actually fill out his own HIPAA form since he's just as entitled to the child as the mom.
Most custody orders provide joint custody with a domiciliary parent and visitation for the non-domiciliary. The non-domiciliary still retains the right to make decisions for the child.
I think most do RN to BSN then a BSN to MSN/DNP program with a concentration in FNP. Some may do a RN to MSN-FNP program, but I personally don't recommend those unless the actually grant a BSN in the middle where you can change schools or drop out at that point if you need to. I'd figure up costs closely. It's very possible to get your BSN for $10k, and then FNP for $25-30k. If the program you are looking at costs more than that, I'd do more research on your options.
NICUmiiki replied to SuburbsGirl's topic in ADN/BSN
I didn't do an RN-BSN, but I'm in grad school. Anecdotally, I've attended 2 different schools and noticed a huge difference in how students are assessed.
The first school was an online FNP program. Lots of papers. That's how they prove that they presented/you learned the material.
The second in an in-person NNP (they have many other tracks). We write significantly less papers. We more likely to be quizzed and tested for grades with a couple of papers (about one per class with the more theory classes having maybe two and the content courses having none). They know they taught it because they taught it in class.
Most programs try to follow the Essentials of (whatever type program it is). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice is here http://www.aacnnursing.org/portals/42/publications/baccessentials08.pdf
I'm not sure how you'd meet Essential III (Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice) without any paper writing. At some point, you need the student to articulate that they can do it.
Our unit would never hire a traveler that had no experience (yes, the managers get a say in this). The point of using travelers is that they can take an assignment after a short orientation for charting essentially. It takes a couple of years to be comfortable enough to just walk into a unit and start working. If you have to precept a new grad, you're better off hiring your own.
Idk... I hope there aren't any companies that hire new grads, but there are always those sleazy ones that push safe limits.
You'd still need experience as an RN in a NICU before starting the NNP program. Even if you are a PNP first.
If you want to be an NNP, focus on getting a job in a Level III or IV NICU (if you haven't already), get your BSN in the meantime, then go into an NNP. Getting a PNP and not using it is a huge waste of money.
NICUmiiki replied to 2019RNBSN2019's topic in NICU
Our 'per diem' nurses (contract) have years of NICU experience. And there is a list of current nurses waiting on PRN spots to open.
My unit would never resort to using a peds nurse. We don't even have travelers currently.
Apply to big NICUs because they are often new-grad friendly. Be willing to move and apply everywhere. I started right out of school and my unit hires mostly new grads. (Although it is competitive. Each opening gets about 30-100 applications.)