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SN2751 BSN, RN

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  1. My husband was able to get his COVID vaccine today, and he got home and his injection site was so low. It looks like it hit around the brachialis muscle. I'm really hoping it actually went into the muscle. I am so frustrated that they are not training people properly to administer these valuable vaccines. It is imperative that they are given properly or it could mean decreased efficacy. I tried to research accidental IM injections in the brachialis, and I can't find anything. Should I be worried? I have NEVER seen a vaccine given so low in my nursing career. I wish I had been there to stop her. I'm considering calling the vaccine location tomorrow to notify a manager about the improper administration - not in a berating way, but to notify them, and hope it results in better training.
  2. I started NP school in the fall of 2020, but shortly after I began my program I started to doubt my career pursuits. I am so worried about 1) not finding a job in a saturated market, 2) being overwhelmed with the amount of responsibility, and 3) fear of imposter syndrome for years before I'm comfortable with the job. All of these things have me questioning my path, but at the same time I have NO idea what I would want to do otherwise. I have no interest in continuing as a bedside nurse until retirement, and I have always wanted to have the ability to diagnose, prescribe, and work with patients on a long-term basis. NPs reading this - how much stress do you truly feel on a daily basis? Is it manageable? Do you ever regret your career choice? I understand stress is inevitable to some degree with any career, and especially when you are responsible for people's lives, but I am just trying to gauge (to some degree) stress level among NPs. Also, how many years did you work as a NP before you had a good grip on your knowledge in the field and felt confident in your diagnoses? Thank you in advance for any advice or answers to these questions!
  3. I am wondering what kind of jobs are out there for adult gerontology primary care NPs? I know there are many family practices out there that prefer FNPs so they can treat all ages. Are there family practices that will hire an adult gero NP and just have them work with ages 13+? Curious because I am about to start AGPCNP school next month, and this has been a concern of mine.
  4. I was recently accepted into two different nurse practitioner programs. One is a fully online FNP masters program through the University of Cincinnati, and the other is a hybrid DNP AGPCNP program at UNC Greensboro. UNCG finds your clinical sites for you, whereas Cincinnati requires you to find your own. I have been reading mixed reviews on how people question the reputation of 100% online programs that require one to find their own clinical sites. However, I have also read that the University of Cincinnati is a top-ranked online program. I am not sure which path to choose, but I have been leaning towards UC as I would prefer FNP over AGPCNP. However, I am a little scared about finding my own preceptors, especially with COVID, as I've heard this has complicated things for some students. I would love some input from anyone with experience as a nurse practitioner or student nurse practitioner. Do you feel that 100% online programs have a questionable reputation? How has it been/how was it for those of you who had to find your own preceptors? Thank you in advance!
  5. Wanted to reach out and find my classmates who are starting at the University of Cincinnati in the BSN to FNP track this fall of 2020! What are you most excited about? Do you have any concerns due to timing and the current pandemic? Where is everyone from?
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    FNP vs. Acute Care Job Demand & Responsibilities

    I live in Charlotte, NC. I will be living near Matthews though, which is close to smaller communities like Waxhaw and Indian Trail. I am not willing to move, but willing to commute to a smaller community if that means finding a job and getting experience.
  7. Hello All, I am trying to decide between applying to FNP or ACNP programs. It is insanely difficult to find legitimate research on job demand between the two. I hear time and again that the FNP route is over saturated, but I also hear that this field is projected to grow exponentially. For those of you out there who have gone through this - do you think I'll be able to find an FNP job within say six months after completing grad school? Is that a sufficient outlook? I fear going back and never finding a job as an FNP - many people have put this fear in my head. For that reason I have considered the ACNP track. I feel that these programs are somewhat more sparse and competitive in comparison to FNP programs. I feel that this may make finding a job as an ACNP easier? Any thoughts on this out there? I also do not want to choose my career path based solely on demand in the field, but also on responsibilities and work environment. I do believe I would enjoy working at the hospital for a given period of time, but not forever. Does anyone know how easy it is to transition to more of an urgent care/outpatient area of work as an ACNP? Thank you for your time!
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    Queens University Summer 2017 Start

    Hey guys! I started a facebook group for all ABSN and traditional BSN students that will be starting at Queens this year! I think it will be beneficial for both groups to be connected on campus, so that is why I decided to combine them in one group. You can find the group under this name: Queens ABSN & Traditional BSN - 2017 Start (May or Aug) Please let me know if you have trouble finding it!
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    Queens University Summer 2017 Start

    Theia55, congrats! So happy to hear that, and I look forward to meeting you! I haven't heard from her yet, but I'll let you know!
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    Queens University Summer 2017 Start

    Hi Domino, I sent you a DM! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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    UNC-CH BSN May 2017

    msB27, nope I was too scared to call and inquire since it says not to on the letter we received. However, I have seen in past threads where people called and asked some questions. From a 2015 thread someone said they called and were told that they put those on the waitlist into groups: second degree applicants, first degree, etc. Then when someone from one of those groups declines their offer they pick someone off the waitlist from the same group. I'm not sure if that's true, but it makes some sense. I also read in that same year that they only accepted around 12-14 second degree students. I really hope that isn't true, because that doesn't give me a lot of hope if it is. I really hope we hear something soon!
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    UNC-CH BSN May 2017

    Hey bnb2017, I did get your message and responded! I am still waiting unfortunately
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    Queens University Summer 2017 Start

    Theia55, she has yet to hear back! Hope you get some good news in the next couple days. Keep me posted!
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    UNC-CH BSN May 2017

    Has anyone on the wait list heard any news yet? I know it hasn't been long, but I wanted to check in and see!
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    UNC Charlotte BSN 2017

    Wanted to reach out and see if anyone else has applied to the UNC Charlotte upper division nursing program for fall 2017 start? I am still awaiting a decision. Has anyone out there received a letter yet?
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    UNC-CH BSN May 2017

    CNA2204, I'm assuming you don't have to pay a fee to reserve your seat, correct? Thanks for sharing that information. I doubt many people will be declining UNC, and definitely not initially if no cost is required to reserve their seat. Just trying to get any details about the potential of people getting accepted off the waitlist relatively soon. Thank you for your help, and congrats on your acceptance!