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Cococure has 7 years experience.

Started out as a patient care tech/CNA, then went on to be an RN. After working in cardiac and mother-baby I went and got my BSN. During that time I got married had 2 little ones. Now on my final education quest, I am in an FNP program and loving it!!

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    First NP Job

    I think you should hang in there and learn as much as possible before throwing in the towel. It’s a new practice and therefore slower that’s an opportunity to take your time and learn. Also I did all my clinicals with MD’s and one thing I learned was...
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    Are Braids Professional?

    You hair is beautiful! And yes is it need to worry about that. Just pull it back in a pony tail and rock it Cococure
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    How NOT to Recruit an NP

    Very interesting...sorry this happened to you. Do you mind me asking why you are looking for a new job after 1 yr? Just curious to see if this is the norm, I know as a nurse we sometimes do 1hr med-surg and then head for a specialty area... does this...
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    I passed my AANP

    So after lurking for so long on this board with merely a dream of being and ARNP. I can finally post that I have passed my boards! I have been on this board since my CNA days lol. Thanks everyone for answering my questions over the years. I am pretty...
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    Husband Wants to Become a Nurse Too

    Hello, My hubby and I are nurses, we didn't go to school together. I went first and then he started right after I graduated. It nice to have a partner that truly understands the stress of a crazy shift and we always have great stories to share....lo...
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    New Grad NP feeling Overwhelmed, Scared

    Oh Lordy, 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 th...
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    New Grad NP feeling Overwhelmed, Scared

    This is a great suggestion but it is not always possible. I did more than the required hours each semester, but when the semester was finished I was not allowed to shadow for any extra time due to legal issues. Also, other students were scheduled to ...
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    New Grad NP feeling Overwhelmed, Scared

    First off...congrats on being a NP graduate!!! I am in the same boat as you, just finished school and preparing for boards. I am nervous and excited all at the same time, I too am terrified I won’t be able to find a provider that knows the NP role es...
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    Does name of school matter?

    I am not sure which part of the country you are located in but the big name schools do like Duke, Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, UPenn, etc do set up clinicals. Have you looked into PA programs? They set up all rotations etc and you don’t have to choose...
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    Does name of school matter?

    Ok I understand now. Honestly, you have the education already so whatever school you attended it will be a breeze for you. That being said it will depend on what part of the country you are located, as a previous poster said if it’s a saturated area ...
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    Do It Just One. More. Time. and I Will....

    Omg I can so relate to many of these triggers but the disappearing Diane is my fav! My new attitude is a let it roll of my shoulders ...yes I know it sounds easy but if I don’t I will be cranky all shift and take it home with me. Also, I have learned...
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    Can an RN make $200K a year working 24 hours a week?

    Possible in California with OT but you will need that kind of salary to afford anything. Travel nurses make bank in Cali!
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    Does name of school matter?

    With your background as a MD you will be fine, you have more than enough education. Question why didn’t you want to be an MD in the states? I am unfamiliar with the process.
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    APRN Dual Certifications Benefits?

    Yes I think if you want more options. I originally wanted to pursue this type of degree because I wanted to have the choice to be a hospitalist or outpatient because most hospitals want the ACNP for inpatient roles. But I am finished with my FNP and ...
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    Will you get your DNP

    I had thought of it for a brief second but after looking at many schools curriculum, it's not clinically based it's geared towards management/leadership and that not my cup of tea. Also, it's crazy expensive and I don't want to write another APA pape...