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    RN with public Reprimand Inspiration

    Well, it's been a while but I thought I would post an update on where I am at with my Reprimand from over ten years ago and my journey to become an NP. I am still in graduate school and am about to start my psychiatric practicum which will take 1 full year - then I graduate. I also decided to do a sub specialty in Nursing education - as a back up. Now I can teach at the University level as well. I did that as an extra measure of security. My job as a Nurse Coach dissolved due to issues with the new presidency and what that meant for the Affordable Care Act, so I went back to work at a hospital in the area as a med-surge tele floor nurse. I made that decision alone, as I felt working 3 x 12 hour shifts would be best for my practicum schedule. It affords me more time to complete my hours with a preceptor. I chose the hospital I am at because I felt that working as an employee would make it easier on credentialing for my NP license when I change positions from an RN to a PsychNP provider. I gave it a lot of thought. I planned ahead. I do have to disclose my reprimand to my preceptors (which I have not done yet). My school sends them a copy of my license anyway. So I know it is best to give them a heads up. I have printed out my license and NPDB report and am prepared to build this into my story of success to becoming a Psych NP. I am not sure how the whole credentialling process will work, but I do know that many providers have entries in the NPDB and it is not the end of your career. Far from it. However, what better person than ME to demonstrate to psych patients - who feel held back in life, have conditions on their records and some even with criminal histories - that YOU CAN find a way to have an impact, to live a good quality life, and to not allow anything, or anyone such as BON hold you back. They will not dictate my happiness or quality of life. Our stories need to be told. Your story needs to be told. It must become a creative expression of the future work you choose to do. It wouldn't of happened if it wasn't a part of your purpose. Screw limitations. Fear is boring. More of us need to rise up and move through these uncomfortable situations in our lives. Thats the whole point. Keep Going. I am.
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    RN with public Reprimand Inspiration

    Emerald 1. It is NOT a death sentence. I am pleased to report that 2 years ago - only 2 months after making this post i landed the job of my dreams as a Nurse Coach. I do in person health and wellness coaching! I also was accepted into graduate school. Into the BSN to DNP program doing exactly what i want to do. Change your thoughts around - and turn it into something. There is a reason for everything and there is a jewel somewhere in your situation. Thats what you tell your interviewers. I told everyone of them that i wouldnt change a single thing. Not one thing!
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    Nurse Portfolio Question

    I think it is unrealistic to expect nurses who have been in the profession as long as we have to of kept all that clutter. There were hundreds of ceu's that had to be done over the years when I worked in a hospital. And it was never mandatory until the last few years. What did the teacher advise for those who have done so many that we just tolerate it to meet the needs of the licensing board. ? It's crazy.
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    USA Fall 2015

    USA is approved for NC MSN clinical programs. I believe it's just the DNP clinical decision for NC they are waiting on.
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    USA Fall 2015

    I wouldn't dare email them. I've been accepted into the DNP program and they just sent out an email telling us not to ask them anymore when we will get our official final acceptance ... It's going to be the end of July until they process all the medical stuff and our backgrounds etc. they accepted 370 of us. I'm gonna let them take all the time in the world lol.
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    USA DNP - anyone applying for fall 2015?

    That letter will be here prob end of June. I don't think you would have any reason to be concerned. You've already been accepted. If you got everything in on time then you should be fine. :)
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    USA DNP - anyone applying for fall 2015?

    Tam tam I thought you were doing the dnp?
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    University of South Alabama FNP

    Thank you Harmonia, I have been accepted into the BSN to DNP for family psyche. I've been following a couple of forums and the two things that seemed to have stood out of a somewhat negative nature is that clinical preceptors for family psych np are just not out there. Students are having to go with psychiatrists. Yet the school is making it tough on the students who despite everything cannot locate a psych np. Also, I've heard that USA governors board have approval for NC students to do clinical in their home state of NC? Is this true? Other than the clinical nightmare - this is the only negatives j have. Thank you
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    Is there a CLINICAL DNP?

    There are many different careers that carry the title Dr. This does not mean they need to think like a medical doctor. The same with nursing. The DNP is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, not a Dr of Medical Practice. We have too many providers now all prescription happy and focused on pharmacology and disease management. The role of nursing is geared more toward wellness, prevention and healing - not curing. That's the difference. We need less science and more spirit. We need less chemicals and more caring and nurturing. The future of nursing lies in our ability to see the difference between curing and healing, and focus on the most optimum outcome for the patient. And sometimes - more often than not - that involves less med management and fewer diagnostic studies. The future of nursing will only change when we have the courage to claim our place in the healthcare profession as total care providers, body mind and soul. The very foundation it was built upon. I'm sorry but I think most APRN set themselves up for frustration when they continue to beat the same drum of competing with a medical doctor or a PA. We are not the same. And if you haven't grasped that this far into your education, then maybe perhaps your the one that is "doing it wrong".
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    Is there a CLINICAL DNP?

    If the DNP focused on all that boring clinical stuff - I wouldn't be interested. I love what it offers. Anyone can learn body systems. It's all memorization. We learn EKG interpretation in ADN school. I love the research focus and the broader community focus. To learn how to implement the latest research into practice, and then how to apply it - is great stuff to be a part of. If I wanted all the specifics of pathophys and disease processes I would of gone to PA school. Nursing is first and foremost a holistic practice, and I hope we NEVER move away from that essence because of "science". There's so much more to a persons overall state of health other than what's going on medically with a specific disease. And nurses fill that gap. Thank goodness. The medically focused providers and caregivers are a dime a dozen. Keep nursing unique.
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    USA DNP - anyone applying for fall 2015?

    Has anybody made a Facebook group yet for BSN-DNP Psych fall 2015?
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    University South Alabama BSN-DNP Program Fall 2015

    We will be together Hawks27.... :) congrats !!!
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    University South Alabama BSN-DNP Program Fall 2015

    I was accepted !!! BSN to DNP - psych!!!
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    University South Alabama BSN-DNP Program Fall 2015

    I'm in NC so I imagine mine will be there tomorrow or Wednesday!!
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    University South Alabama BSN-DNP Program Fall 2015

    Tamtam congrats!!! What are you gonna do? Lololl
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    University South Alabama BSN-DNP Program Fall 2015

    Letters of recommendation are a pain in the ass. Lol