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Bumex DNP, NP

Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine
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Bumex has 11 years experience as a DNP, NP and specializes in Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine.

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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Thanks to what research? You mean the debunked Andrew Wakefield? There is no one against flu shots that believes in real science, with the exception of certain religious individuals. The flu shot has been proven to limit transmission by increasing immune response and reducing viral loads. Believe what you want, I will believe in real science. Any one who doesn't 'believe' in real science doesn't have a solid place in nursing or medicine. We are not attacking 'beliefs.' The statement you responded to was merely stating their own opinion, which is shared by most of us in the scientific community.
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    DO is not on par with ND. DO is based in actual science, not pseudoscientific folklore.
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    Need Advice, No Longer Able To Be A Nurse

    This is very wrong to do. As someone who does admissions for a RN program, we’ve caught several applicants trying to pull this over just to find a RN or LPN course or reference to transcript from program previously. They get denied outright, and that follows them if they apply again. we have actually also dismissed someone who we found out about their dismissal from a previous program. They had 40k invested and dismissed without chance for appeal on academic dishonesty. They tried suing and lost. Another 10k likely lost for lawyers. Let alone the ethics behind this being wrong, this advice is flat out poor in terms of setting yourself up for success in the future.
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    CNN-NP Exam

    Some people I talked to said ANNA was helpful, others have said not so much. I didn't use it myself. I think it depends on your learning style.
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    CNN-NP Exam

    I took mine and passed too recently. I found the online prep exam somewhat helpful, but there were large categories of knowledge on the exam not remotely covered on the practice test. I would still suggest getting it, but you'll need something else. The Handbook of Dialysis by John T. Daugirdas previously mentioned in another post was also very helpful. I did many of my CMEs from NKF and felt they were also helpful.
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    FNP or AGACNP?

    Probably depends on area. In my area, most jobs are either ICU 100% or entire hospital coverage.
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    FNP or AGACNP?

    AGACNP 100%. Aside from the issues with FNPs working outside their scope with inpatients according to the consensus model, this is the entire point of AGACNP.
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    Any advantage that AGNP has over FNP?

    I think nephrology clinic nursing might also be a consideration. That way you can learn bread and butter CKD cases and management. HD patients are complex as well, but I feel that management is fairly redundant after awhile. Both are good options.
  9. I wouldn’t spend a ton of time arguing with ‘a hit with the ladies’ who seems to be an extremist conservative nutjob hellbent on ignoring facts and focusing on their “personal liberties” rather than doing what is right.
  10. I have discussed the same topic with colleagues over both PhD(c) and DNP(c) use. My opinion of not using this has been shared by the majority. A former professor of mine had a PhD in physiology who’s wife never successfully defended her dissertation. She continued to use the PhD(c) designation before and after dropping out post 2x dissertation failure. It was obvious he was resentful of this. Clearly there were problems with someone failing defense twice, but I digress. My own opinion is use only official titles earned. Unless like the poster above, PhD(c)/DNP(c) are not awarded credentials at any institution I’ve studied at, therefore one should not use them. Personally, I wouldn’t use it anyways, as they come off as pretentious. Coursework is coursework, defense is what culminates the degree in it’s totality. Using the PhDc/DNPc, and ABD for that matter is nothing more than an ostentatious display. But again, this is my own opinion.
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    Walden U PMHNP

    There are plenty of online programs that are not Walden. Online is not synonymous with for-profit.
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    Walden U PMHNP

    Many facilities, including my own, will not hire grads from Walden, u of Phoenix, etc. There are good candidates that come from these places, but many more bad than the average program. NP school most of the time ends up what you make of it, so why would you want a negative name to potentially block you from jobs?
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    I can't believe this - wearing a mask during the test?

    If a mask can derail you on NCLEX, I have bigger concerns about you as a nurse.
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    Shortest NP program

    If you’re concerned about short length and affordable, find a different career path.
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    Walden University FNP Program 2019

    The three Walden grads I hired to my clinic were absolutely useless. They could not do any clinical decision making without referencing algorithms, poor history taking skills, and did not know pharmacology to even prescribe anything appropriate for hypertension if someone had a co-morbid condition. Though there are Walden grads that are likely successful out there, there are 10 more that have insufficient medical knowledge and skill.
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    DNP vs EdD

    This is not totally correct. Some universities run it as a research degree and some solely practice. Many EdD programs I have come across have full dissertation requirements. This is actually the prime reason EdDs are starting to be shut down or just converted to PhD programs. Harvard's EdD was converted into a PhD program a few years ago due to the lack of curriculum difference between PhD and EdD.