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  1. SDStudent1

    Physical Assessment and diagnosis

    Thank you for the suggestion. I just got in the mail and it looks like it will be a good resource
  2. SDStudent1

    Non nursing PhD

    Thank you very much for your response. You gave me a lot to think about. I went back and forth on going to Med school vs NP route and ultimately choose PMHNP for a number of reasons. That being said I don't plan on stopping there. I am still fairly young so Med school wouldn't be out of the question. I guess the way I look at right now is there is nothing stopping me from getting as much as I can out of self studying from recommended resources used in med school (First Aide, Sketchymicro/pharm, Pathoma etc.). I am doing this in my NP program and studying well beyond what is expected of me to try to make up areas I feel I am weak in. I understand that would in no way be equivalent, but its the best I can do without going $300,000 in debt. In my mind, PMHNP is a fulfilling career that I feel I would enjoy and would provide an income that allow me to pursue other interest as well. Thats the plan at least, but like I said I am keeping an open mind because anything could happen and I am sure I have not considered a lot.
  3. SDStudent1

    Physical Assessment and diagnosis

    The reason for this post is that I will be starting a "Physical Assessment and diagnosis" course next semester. For those who have previously taken this course, was there any resources (books, websites, etc) that helped them during it? I find that there are plenty on Patho and Pharm but cant find much in this area. Also, was there any specific technique that helped you during this course?
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    Non nursing PhD

    I am trying to keep an open mind to where my career may take me. I enjoy learning & working in psych (and science in general) so working as a PMHNP and research are both very appealing to me. Although I don't want to teach at this point in my life, I would like to at least have the option in the future. Several Psychiatrists I work with round on patients in the hospital, participate in research studies being conducted by the hospital and have small private practices on their own. As of right now I'd like to do something similar but am keeping an open mind to things that I may not know about or be considering given my lack of experience in the field. I am more or less am asking in the above question if those with experience view my tentative plans are realist and/or worth while to pursue.
  5. ECHO ECHO ECHO echo echo echo..........Crickets
  6. SDStudent1

    FNP after PMHNP

    I reluctantly agree with you guys lol. I don't really have any interest in working as a FNP, I just wanted the certification and knowledge that comes with it. To be honest, I didn't give much thought to reimbursement rates and education cost. Seems like the return on investment would make it not ideal. So, if its not something I plan on actually utilizing, it seems my time would be better served focusing on something else. I appreciate you guys giving me a dose of reality.
  7. SDStudent1

    Non nursing PhD

    Neuro Guy, Thats a good point, I have been doing some more research and found a few that are more 'psych geared'. Also I may take another look at some of the psychology programs that have specializations in cognitive, behavioral or systems neuroscience. If I may ask, I am assuming you are a PMHNP with a degree in Neuroscience as well. How have you used this education combo ? What setting do you work in ? Did you find it beneficial ? Did you education make you uniquely suited to work in a particular area ? Thank you for taking the time to answer
  8. SDStudent1

    Non nursing PhD

    I was hoping to get some opinions on pursuing a non nursing PhD. A little background on me, I have a degree in psychology. I originally was taking the premed route and majored in Biotech so I have most of the hard science courses covered and many courses in neuroscience. I have worked as a psych RN for 3 years and am currently working on getting research experience in oncology. My goal would be to finish my PMHNP (possibly get a FNP cert afterwards) and then apply for Neuroscience PhD programs. I do not have any interest in getting a Nurse PhD or DNP. My research interest are primarily covered by Neuroscience field. I would like to know what people's thoughts are on taking this route. Do you feel PMHNP and PhD in Neuroscience could work synergistically in that I could somehow combine them both into one career or would I ultimately have to choose to work in one or the other? Can you think of a setting that having this combination of education would be beneficial? Is there a different route that you feel makes more sense? Thank you in advance
  9. SDStudent1

    Pathoma

    I agree, I looked into the "Baby Robbins" and it seemed like it would be a really good option. It should be here tomorrow. Thanks again for all the tips.
  10. SDStudent1

    Pathoma

    Thank you for your response. You sound like you had a pretty good system down. My biggest problem is that I feel the book they want us to use isn't very good. Although I will have to use it to some degree, I was hoping to find a resource that was more digestible. Pathoma seems to go over high yield information and is, so far, presents it in a way that is easily understood. The first two chapter go over pretty complicated concepts (1. Cellular adaptation, injury and death 2. Inflammation & immune system) but does so in a way that makes it easily understood. I agree with you on the "clinical pathology MRS" and I would almost say Pathoma is similar to that, but in video form. I also found another website that offers video on medical subjects and was thinking about giving it a try. It called Lecturio. I was planning to use Lecturio to review physiology prior to using Pathoma to study pathology. I would then use the books for anything missing. I use Anki for online flash cards and can create them pretty quickly by scanning pages from my resources onto my computer and screenshot section of it to the back of the cards. I just really want to make sure I am choosing the right resources to begin with. It my first class of my NP program so I am a little nervous. Have heard a ton of horror stories about Pathology and Pharm. You gave me some pretty good ideas though so thanks a bunch for sharing.
  11. SDStudent1

    Pathoma

    Brining it back to the top.
  12. SDStudent1

    Pathoma

    Has anyone used "Pathoma" as a resource for their NP programs Pathophysiology? I have done some research and med students widely use it for patho on their Step 1. They say it covers the bulk of pathology they need to know in a way that is easily understood. I have done the first couple Chapters (Video & book) and think it is awesome but not sure if I should use it as my primary source. If I did, I would use the textbook & lectures to fill in any gaps. Any thoughts?
  13. SDStudent1

    Pathoma

    Has anyone used "Pathoma" as a resource for their NP programs Pathophysiology? I have done some research and med students widely use it for patho on their Step 1. They say it covers the bulk of pathology they need to know in a way that is easily understood. I have done the first couple Chapters (Video & book) and think it is awesome but not sure if I should use it as my primary source. If I did, I would use the textbook & lectures to fill in any gaps. Any thoughts?
  14. I use different highlighter for different reasons. I have specific colors for 1) Main/important points 2) Less important details 3) Definitions 4) Examples. In doing this I read the material only once but I read my highlights as needed. That being said, Annotating is always more beneficial than highlighting. Annotating is active, highlighting is passive. If you have the time, Annotate on first pass and highlight (no more than 25%) on second pass.
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    Anki

    I HIGHLY recommend using Anki. It uses spaced repetition to decrease study time while increasing retention. It also has several amazing add-ons. "Image occlusion" for A&P like information, "Cloze deletion" for memorizing the process or order things occur in & "Forward/Reverse" for learning definitions. I also use it to schedule the notes I need to study. If I have an important outlined notes I need to know, I simply put it into a blank card on Anki and it will tell me when I should review it.
  16. Unbind your books/reference material and group the info in a way that makes sense to you. Ill use my NP program as an example. I am taking Patho, Pharm & Assessment. So I have folders that include all the paths, pharm and assessment for each specific organ system. This makes it easier to A) quickly reference all information on that organ system B) understanding how it all fits together.
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