SopranoKris MSN, RN, APRN

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SopranoKris has 7 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in ER & Critical Care.

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    Best NP exam prep

    I have taken both the FNP & ACNP exams (ANCC). For FNP, I did the Fitzgerald 2-day online live review and felt it was worth every penny. I was well-prepared for boards and passed easily. Just follow the lectures with your workbook and everything ...
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    Acute Care NPs - To do a residency or not?

    I'm a dually certified ACNP/FNP. My goal is to eventually work in the ER. I have the opportunity to do a residency program at my hospital that covers multiple specialties: ER, ICU, trauma, nephrology, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, infectious di...
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    University of South Alabama Summer 2022

    I would suggest joining the individual FB groups for each specific course. They let you in about 2 weeks before the semester starts. Then you'll be able to work with others on prepping study guides and sharing tips. The FB groups for the 3 Ps are def...
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    University of South Alabama Summer 2022

    Good luck to you as you go through the program. Just keep yourself organized and set aside time to work on your assignments regularly, as well as study time, and you'll be fine. The biggest part of it is the voluminous amount of studying you have to ...
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    Which NP specialty to choose?

    It is really dependent on the patient population you want to serve when you're an NP. Those with more limited scope (e.g. Adult-Gero, WHNP, etc.) are very niche specialties. If that is solely your focus and all you wish to do, then by all means, go f...
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    University of South Alabama Summer 2022

    I'm a USA graduate (dual role ACNP/FNP). Summer semester is typically your non-clinical courses. I would avoid doing Pathophysiology or Pharmacology in the Summer as those are very intense classes, even with a full 16 week semester. NU 607 (Underpinn...
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    FNP Schools

    Then you would apply for the RN to MSN or RN to DNP program in the specialty track you wish (e.g. FNP, ACNP, etc.) You can directly contact Brea Mosley in the Graduate Nursing Advising Office for more information about the RN-MSN Pathway for RN'...
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    FNP Schools

    If you have a non-nursing bachelor's degree, University of South Alabama has both the RN to MSN FNP or RN to DNP FNP program. If you only have your ADN but no BSN or bachel...
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    FNP Schools

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    University of South Alabama or Chamberlin University

    I have experience with both schools. I finished my BSN with Chamberlain because my employer had a tuition discount deal with Chamberlain. I originally started my FNP with them because I had a good experience with the BSN. The FNP experience was NOTHI...
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    Acute Care programs - no RN experience

    There shouldn't be any. Because if they didn't require any at all, you would be so incredibly lost & confused in your program. You need to put in the time at the bedside in the hospital as an RN and get critical care experience before attempting ...
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    FNP or AG-ACNP

    It is for this very reason that I pursued a dual ACNP/FNP degree and got dual certified. I really wanted to work in the ER when I was done, so having both was a huge boon to get hired as a new grad. They like that I can see patients of all ages for "...
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    PICOT Question Assistance

    For PICOT questions, you really want to ask a specific question. I would leave out "is there evidence that suggests". You want a PICOT that is specific and measurable to support your research. P - population - couples attempting to become pregna...
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    FNP Clinical Experiences can be great - or ROUGH

    I love it when we we get to see Karma apply some justice ? Good for you for standing up for yourself, taking appropriate action, and not letting a toxic person trample on you. I think being a bit older & wiser in life helps a great deal during cl...
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    FNP Schools

    It can sometimes be difficult to get clinical placement if you're attending a non-brick & mortar school like Maryville or Chamberlain. I'm not saying it is impossible, but those schools do have reputations as degree mills and many sites will not ...