Come on guys, how did the conversation go sideways so soon? The OP just wanted some support and guidance on being a new NP. Can we all agree that we are all playing on the same team. Providers be it an MD, NP or PA are trying to deliver the best care possible to the patients? Yes, there are problems with the NP programs, yes there are good and bad providers, and no I don't think anyone is trying to compare NP education vs MD education that would be crazy. The academic hospital is a great setting for a new NP because most do have a very good orientation program and after they work in teams. But, so is anywhere that is willing to help guide and new NP whether it's a specialty practice or primary care. I work for a pretty large academic hospital and the NP's/MD's/PA's all seem to work well together, why is it on this board it appears so differently? I guess the anonymity of this place will allow ones true colors shine through.
Just me 2 cents for now I will keep my rose colored lenses on and look on the brighter side...lol