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    Volunteering as a TA?

    Just wanted to run an idea by individuals whom are in the same field as opposed to family members or friends. I'm currently in a DNP program, and started actually quite recently as I'm not even a semester into it yet. One factor that had particularly drew me to my program was the fact that it includes a graduate certificate in post-secondary education. With this being said, along with being a clinician I would really like to teach at the undergraduate level in the future for a variety of reasons which could make it's own post. Thus, this brings me to my question: Would it be silly to ask local colleges to volunteer as a TA in the classroom? In my undergraduate nursing program, along with a professor there was a TA in the lab portion which helped students with understanding lecture materials as well as actual nursing skills. This is what I would like to be doing for a few reasons. One being that I genuinely like to teach, however another would be gaining experience which could perhaps translate to increased teaching opportunities and connections. But, essentially I'm just a bachelor's prepared nurse at the moment and I don't know if I'd really be qualified if that makes sense? Also, the argument of time constraints with graduate school is there as well. Just wondering what other people in the field think about this. Thanks for reading everything, I know it's a lot.
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    Temple DNP Program

    Just got accepted for Fall 2018, would love to hear about the program from current students/graduates.
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    Kaplan Test Resources?

    Hey all, My program this semester requires us to take a comprehensive med-surg and pharmacology Kaplan. They have also been, as usual, useless regarding study material for these exams. I know Kaplan is pretty popular among nursing schools, so I figured maybe one of you know where I could find some sort of study material? Thanks!
  4. Hello everybody! I figured this might be the best place to ask this question, as I figured there were a few psych techs lurking this forum. I want to get a job as a psych tech while I go through nursing school, however every position around me requires the usual HS diploma/2 years experience or B.S. in Psychology. I figured I might be able to improve my chances by getting a certification and stating that I am a nursing student. While looking through certifications, I ran across the AAPT (American Association of Psychiatric Technicians). One, is this certification recognized among employers? Two, if it isn't what should I do to improve my chances of landing a job as a psych tech? There aren't any programs around here to formally go through sadly. Thanks!