nurse practioner

  1. akuko2

    APP procedures in Urology

    A recent episode of the AUA’s podcast Inside Tract (link below) mentions that APPs may be trained to perform cystoscopies, TRUS, prostate biopsies, and even vasectomies. Do you think that the expanded use of APPs in procedures would be a net benefit for urologist’s scope of practice and bottom...
  2. A

    NP Student thinking about going pre-med

    Hello, my name is anonymousman. I am 25 years old. I have been a nurse for three years. I currently work part time and I am in nurse practitioner school. I am halfway done with the program. I will be done with NP school this December if I hustle or next May if I take my time. I am underwhelmed...
  3. Zrb19

    Non-trad mom w/ intense analysis paralysis

    Im 23 and a grad with a B.S in pre med. I have a cGPA of 3.5 or 3.45 w/o grade replacement. My sGPA is 3.6 My GPA isn’t the best but I had to work full time throughout my undergrad Because I didn’t have help from my parents and didn’t want to rely too heavy on loans. At this point I thought I...
  4. dontknowanything

    Psych NP vs PA

    Hi! Currently trying to figure out which would be best. (I am in California). I've read that there are rarely PAs in psych...I am mainly leaning towards NP but I'd have to do either a MEPN or accelerated BSN...if anyone has any advice on any of these paths I'd appreciate it!
  5. T

    LMFT considering career change to Psych NP

    Hi Everyone, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I got my bachelors in psych/anthropology, and masters in counseling psych. I do not have a science bachelors, and only took Biology in undergrad. I am considering going back to school to become a Psych NP for more stability, benefits...
  6. P

    Confused on what to do with my life? Med school? Dental school? Nursing school? PA school?

    Hey everyone! I am in a bit of a limbo here and would REALLY appreciate everyones help. Upon entering college I was a bio major and wanted to go to medschool. That being said, i joined a sorority and did not take school seriously and did TERRIBLE. C+ in government, C+ in history of motion...
  7. N

    NP - Neurology ???

    Hi everyone! I'm about to graduate from my undergrad (BS in Psychology) and I plan on finishing up the prereqs necessary for ABSN and become an RN through that. I don't want to stop at being an RN though, I would love to further my education and make it to NP. I know I'm a bit of a ways away...
  8. Y

    Washington Post article today... ugh

    Medical misadventures in opioid prescribing... ‘Unintended Consequences’: Inside the fallout of America’s crackdown on opioids ‘UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES’ Inside the fallout of America’s crackdown on opioids By Terrence McCoy, Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount May 31, 2018 Comments COLVILLE, Wash...
  9. Stagg737

    Lawsuit Brought Against NP Owned Clinic, DEA Now Investigating

    So NP encroachment and standards of care are pretty common on here, but here's finally an example of a lawsuit being brought against 2 NPs for malpractice and one example of what can happen when people practice outside of their scope. Here is a link to the Plaintiff's Original Court Petition...
  10. alwaysstaypositive

    Pharmacy vs RN to PA or NP

    Hello SDN community, Yes, there are many posts similar to mine and I looked at them. I did research on each field and I would like to know even more opinions about the two routes from this community. Here's a few questions to generate some ideas: Do you have any friends, family members, or...
  11. T

    Need future career advice/suggestions please (rn > np, pa/something else?)

    Hi So here's my story Im a male student and recently graduated with a bachelor of science in biology with a very good 3.7 gpa. Unfortunately I have limited experience in health care and have only worked in school involving laboratory. I am stuck in a "what to do next" phase. I have been...
  12. A

    Nurse Practitioner autonomy (VA)

    " Most Virginia nurse practitioners could gain the autonomy to practice without a physician’s oversight if Gov. Ralph Northam signs a bill the General Assembly passed with near-unanimous support. " - Rankin , 2018. - Basically, a bill in VA that allows NP with 5 years of full time clinical...
  13. A

    NP or PA, working in Maternal Fetal?

    I am currently working on undergrad and interested in working in the maternal fetal medicine specialty, but unsure on which path to take, either nurse prac or physician assist. I prefer more of the autonomy I've heard that comes with NP but I've also heard that PAs are more accepted in surgical...
  14. redence

    Interested in the health field. NP or MD? What should do I major in college?

    I'm a senior in high school, interested in the health field. Most of my family have well respected careers such as doctors, dentists...etc. My parents are pushing me to become a doctor, however I feel like I don't have the drive to go through the long years of med school and residency. I'm not...
  15. D

    I want to work in family medicine/ primary care.

    I am a current freshman in college and I go to a community college. I have though about going to medical school but I really don’t see myself going that route and have read that if you want to go into primary care you shouldn’t go to Med school because you rack up so much debt. I love the...
  16. S

    PhD/PsyD Pre-Doctoral Masters Degree Requirement

    Hello all, I apologize if this question is already out there, but I couldn't find an answer that I felt was relevant to my situation. I am a psychiatric RN with an undergraduate degree in psychology (completed research and practicum). I am currently in school working on my masters degree in...
  17. D

    PMHNP or PA?

    Hello all, First-time post for me here and I would really appreciate some input into my conundrum. All my life I have known I wanted to work in the field of medicine. At first, I wanted to be a doctor but after 4 years of Bio Pre-Med and shadowing/hearing stories from actual doctor's I decided...
  18. D

    Please Help!

    I'm an incoming high school senior looking for a path to take. I'm very interested in being able to preform non cosmetic procedures such as Botox, lip injections, cool sculpting, laser hair removal, and so on. Initially I wanted to continue on and become a dermatologist but all other aspects of...
  19. T

    Pain practice setup with PA's, NP's, and scribes

    Hey guys, so I am in the process of setting up a hospital based pain practice and have a question regarding your setup and "midlevel" providers versus scribes to increase your throughput. My question is how have you integrated PA's and NP's into your system, and at what length do you become...
  20. T

    ICU Nurse/CRNA or MD

    Hello everyone! I am currently an ICU Nurse with about 3 years of nursing experience. I am 24 years old. I am truly confronted with a tremendous decision right now, and that is CRNA or MD. I have my associate degree in nursing and am in the process of obtaining classes necessary to bridge...
  21. kwinterwinter

    Torn between NP/PA and MD, please help

    Hello, I know there are previous threads discussing the differences, pros and cons but I would love a current perspective now that shifts in the medical world are taking place due to obama care and popularity of mid-level provider careers. I am 30 years old, and decided to switch from my...
  22. doctorhopefulyup

    ABSN to Medical School, NP or D.O.

    Hey Guys, I'd really like your opinions on this. I am currently starting an ABSN and finishing up the rest of my pre-med prerequisites. I have about a 3.3 or 3.4 gpa currently with my final grades calculated in. It will continue to go up in the program. I am stuck between becoming an DNP or...
  23. M

    10 years since graduating, want to go into medicine: help w/ decision

    Hello I graduated in 2005 with a degree in East Asian studies/ Japanese. In collage I wanted to do a second major in Biology but I was accepted to a program overseas and graduated before I added that second degree. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA, in Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta kappa, and...