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Medic2BSN13 BSN, RN

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Medic2BSN13 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care Transport.

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  1. There was a recent headline in the news, in the southern tip of Maine, about a person who overdosed on heroin laced with carfentanil and required 5 doses of Narcan to make him conscious. The dosage and route were not highlighted in the article, but still that is a lot! Apparently, the patient survived, but I can't imagine needing that much Narcan for an overdose.
  2. Medic2BSN13

    Student Loan

    Work as much as you can to accrue overtime hours, live a very frugal lifestyle, and dump all of your extra money into your loan debt. Unfortunately, you have a long road ahead of you. It might not be conducive to a social or luxurious lifestyle, but that is a good plan of attack. Hopefully you dont get burned out before paying off that debt.
  3. Medic2BSN13

    Army Options

    This topic has been covered previously. Try using the search function and you will likely find all the information you need. I personally have commented on similar posts, so I know they can be located. Good luck!
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    NP vs PA vs CNS

    I have little input on the CNS portion of your question as I have not worked with any or know any in my area. I will agree with the previous poster in that while the educational models are different, there is overlap between the functions of the NP and PA professions. I have worked with both NP's and PA's in the past and have had a good experience with both professions thus far. In regards to your comment about going to NP school for 4 years, that can vary on the type of program and your course load. There are still many schools offering the MSN option and you do not have to attend school full-time while completing an NP degree. This is a polar opposite to PA schools where PA schools are all full-time with more clinical hours than NP schools offering an MSN. You will be able to work while in NP school versus being a full-time student in PA school. This could help financially as you earn an advanced degree without taking a great deal in loans. Just my two cents.
  5. I am currently a nursing student who will be graduating this May with a BSN. I have a few years of health care experience as well as a few years in the military. I have recently been told that I may be deployed to the middle east for a year after graduation in May. I am excited for the deployment as I know I will have a job after graduation. However, I am concerned about finding a nursing job upon return to the country after being away for a year. Does anyone have any insight into this? I should mention that my military job is also medically related. Thanks.