chillnurse BSN, RN, NP

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chillnurse has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, NP and specializes in Internal medicine/critical care/FP.

I am 25, work at a 300 bed medical center as a hospitalist on nightshift. Besides the ER doctor, I'm the only provider on the floor most hours of the night. Fun Fun....

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    Adult-Gerontology NP versus Family NP

    Why limit yourself. Most places in my area want fnp. I have never seen a position for a GNP or anp. Even in the hospital I see kids occasionally. With an anp I would not be able to do so
  2. First off, there are many very experienced and very well educated NPs on this forum (much more than I) so feel free to add to this list. Second of all, please don't mind my tone. Don't be offended, I am actually a somewhat pleasant person in real lif...
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    I agree. Online can be great. As long as the content is heavy science and has excellent in lab learning sessions. Not all this "nursing theory and leadership 101 bunk". My b n m school had some of those also.
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    When do you prefer to give bicarb

    Thanks a bunch I'll read over these
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    NP's in Non-academic Medical Center ICU's

    Emergent rule ins that need or
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    NP's in Non-academic Medical Center ICU's

    Nobody said anything about replacing it. It was an example to describe the lack of technology and assistance with iv access. And it can save some people from getting CTs. Just not an overwhelming majority
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    Acute Care Pediatric NP

    not required gre is like medical school without requiring mcat
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    NP's in Non-academic Medical Center ICU's

    I agree. They should let us but mid levels can't place them where I am at. I haven't yet been trained for it either. Messy situation that administration hasn't addressed. Our Er is the biggest in south eastern ky yet doesn't have bedside ultrasound....
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    Funny thing is the ones often complaining on here about not finding employment or preceptors are the ones most defensive about their program. A trend I assume ?
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    Did I say they did? No. But obviously it is making finding a job difficult for some. So the bar should be raised. If not just to prove our credibility. The for profit vs. not and non profit argument is more viable than the b and m vs not b and m.
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    We aren't the same but we do the same. Minus surgical stuff. And bc the recent slew of online programs hasn't been around since 1965.
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    We aren't the same but we do the same. And bc the recent slew of online programs hadn't been around since 1965
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    Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?

    I think NP should have to take three sets of board exams. So should PA. If we are training to do the same job and all. One over anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology, the next a live session of seeing patients and writing soaps, and then a broad c...
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    NP's in Non-academic Medical Center ICU's

    we use those sometimes, sorry I was thinking of awake patients not on the vent. We've only had to put in two IOs in my 4 months of being here thank gosh. your totally right though, without OIs life would be terrible lol!
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    NP's in Non-academic Medical Center ICU's

    sounds like my situation. 300 bed medical center with like 20 or so icu, ccu, cvu beds total. besides the er doc and a family practice resident on call, I'm the only provider in the building at most times of the night. usual i have like 4-8 icu cvu p...