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As you may have noticed from my bio, I am a DNP student. I already have my master's as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care, but I am working toward the DNP degree and the right to sit for the CRNP exam. My goal is to become a family nurse practitioner, which is a long way from the patients I used to take care of in the cardiothoracic ...
The last month has been a whirlwind. Each and every shift
has provided me the opportunity to put my didactic lessons into play.
Delegating has made my life easier and knowing what everyone in the office can
and cannot do is immensely helpful.
The patient population has been good. Most patients are
receptive and willing to listen to what you ...
All required packets have been submitted to their respective
entities. My immune system has been prepped with a TDAP booster, influenza vaccine
and PPD administration. Drug screen was completed and now I have to do what I
do not do best: wait.
To keep my mind busy I have been cranking out the hours in
the ER as an RN and have also been ...
As I sit here to compose my first blog post as a new
graduate, I am feeling a bit bittersweet. The last two years have been long,
adventurous, overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. Now it is time to
regroup and make my post-graduation plans.
This past weekend I attended a board review class and as I
sat there, I realized that ...
Hello to everyone, and I hope you enjoy this ride along with
me as I continue into my second year of classes. Monday, July 8th marked the
beginning of the second year of nurse practitioner classes for me at Frontier
Each term I completed has been faced with a lot of
anticipation; however, this one is slightly different. Last term, ...
It is tough for new nurses in accelerated nurse practitioner
courses to find a first job. A lot of the places willing to hire new grads want
them full time, which is impossible with the work load our training requires.
There are some employers that require new nurses to sign a binding agreement to
complete a certain amount of hours or pay a ...
Last month during the lull of winter break, I had a sudden
fear that I would not be able to find a job after graduation. I guess it was
because of the lull, no case studies to do, clinical hours completed for the
semester, and final grade deemed passing, that I had the time to contemplate a
life after school. This month, as my classes resume ...
I really felt prepared. I had done a review course by a company that claims a
pass rate of 99%. I had also studied a very well-known study guide, in addition
to listening to 2 sets of CDs (one of them for the last year!). I then took 2
''predictor'' examinations with decent scores that were predictive of me passing
morning was ...
Each month, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs compiles your
comments on the latest issues in our Comments & Feedback column. We'd love
to hear from you with topics of concern, the latest news for NPs & PAs,
what your state organizations are up to, or anything else that piques your interest.
Below are three of our latest
Comments & ...
Last week, NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke shared his concerns over the status of nursing. ''I am currently in a class called ‘Societal Forces' as a precursor to my first semester of advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track. The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but ...