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Anyone starting September? Do we hv a FB group or watsapp? Pls share if there is one. TIA

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@mdhale and @china4mom email me your phone number  to sros4568@gmail.com so i can i add you to the watsapp group etc

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MichaelRN2018 specializes in IMC/Step-Down.

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I'm also starting this October, can I get into the group too? 

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Wow!There's a lot of us starting on Oct 29th😊. Looking forward to meet you guys! Let's do our best to help each other!😁

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BgreenRN has 16 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, home health.

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@Mrskeene3  @CANURSE999  

Hello everyone, 

I’m considering this program and would like to know more if possible.  How supportive was the program in securing clinical sites and preceptors?  For those of you who have graduated, did you feel prepared for the board exam? Any trouble finding a job? 

I was excited about joining but of course I’m starting to get nervous and unsure.  Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks! 

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Not at all helpful with landing a clinical site. Best advice is to get the list early and start calling and setting up interviews if you do not already have a place in Mind.

It’s like law school, even though you have you ever JD you aren’t fully prepared for bar exam. You need a prep or review course to succeed. 

I already had a job lined up so I cannot speak to that. 

Good luck! 

Ever 2 months I think. 

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The NP sector is saturated in many parts of the US. And the pay is only a small amount more than an actual nurse who works in a critical unit, with any program, you have to find the preceptors. Understand why you want to do an NP, its much more responsibility, and if you are looking for easy schools, don't do it, because you will be the provider prescribing and diagnosing and could be making mistakes.

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Don’t be afraid to pursue being a FNP due to failure. MD’s kill between 250-440K annually in the US and it’s the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html

Charting software and other tech advancements make a differential diagnosis much easier to come up with.

Plus as more states move to full autonomy there will be more and more jobs. 

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In some parts of California FNP are making less than RN.  I have posted this and ads repeatedly on this site.  Most RN make over 125k a year and the few ads for FNP are 99 - 120k.  Sacramento has one of the worst np markets.

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@CANURSE999 thats a bad example, and those doctors who do those things are fined and suspended. If you just want to be a NP and hope you dont kill anyone, than the job isnt for you.

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Truthfully the pay for a RN or FNP (albeit making 125K a year) is not that great living in most parts of California and is definitely not enough to support a family on one salary.  I doubt many individuals got into nursing because they thought there would be riches galore.

I believe this thread was created and expanded upon to have a deeper understanding of the USU program not to dissuade individuals from becoming FNP's.  Honestly, some people might not be interested in the role of an FNP, they just want to have the MSN to promote within their respective organizations.

With regards to saturation, NP's are also listed number 6 on the fastest growing occupations occupational outlook on the BLS website.  People will throw a lot of shade on your academic pursuits either because they are jealous, scared of a challenge, or quite frankly uninterested in the experience or attaining the education.

Truthfully, becoming an FNP might not be for everyone, but honestly it helped me get to the place I am right now and am thankful for the experience.

You will learn a ton during the clinical rotations, way more than any book from any University is going to teach you.  Would it be cooler to have a MSN from UCLA or USC? Absolutely! But for individuals with families and individuals who do not want to spend 50K on an MSN, USU is a great option.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm

4 hours ago, irvine123 said:

@CANURSE999 thats a bad example, and those doctors who do those things are fined and suspended. If you just want to be a NP and hope you dont kill anyone, than the job isnt for you.

4 hours ago, bryanleo9 said:

In some parts of California FNP are making less than RN.  I have posted this and ads repeatedly on this site.  Most RN make over 125k a year and the few ads for FNP are 99 - 120k.  Sacramento has one of the worst np markets.

4 hours ago, irvine123 said:

The NP sector is saturated in many parts of the US. And the pay is only a small amount more than an actual nurse who works in a critical unit, with any program, you have to find the preceptors. Understand why you want to do an NP, its much more responsibility, and if you are looking for easy schools, don't do it, because you will be the provider prescribing and diagnosing and could be making mistakes.

 

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Whoever wants to join the FNP watsapp chat for October start date-just send me your phone number and i will add you to the group

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