nurse practitioner

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    Au. D to Nurse Practitioner?

    I love learning about Audiology and I’m currently a graduate student in the field. However, I know I want to do more upon graduating. I am highly interested in doing a Nurse Practitioner program after graduating. There are several reasons for this, but mostly, I love the medical field and the...
  2. XWing5000

    Non nursing degree holder and not sure to pursue an ADN, BSN, or MSN

    I have a BS in Computer Information Systems, 2.9 cGPA. I only need 3 more classes to complete the science prereqs. I have a 4.0 for my prereq classes at the moment. I know I will need to get to at least a 3.0 cGPA, should not be an issue with the 3 classes I need to complete. local community...
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    ENT Nurse Practitioner Career

    Hello everyone! Im an undergraduate student who is currently attaining a bachelors in Communication Disorders. I enjoy this field alot, and initially hoped to become a certified Speech Language Pathologist. SLPs do so much good, but recently as Ive advanced in my studies, I found myself...
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    Super torn between pre-med and NP - advice?

    I’m considering being either a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse practitioner. I don’t know whether I want to work in primary care (I am considering psych or urology as well, having had experience as a pediatric patient in both myself.) I also have a passion for rural healthcare. I’ve heard...
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    Atlantic Bridge or nursing school??

    Hello! I am a graduate from Queen's University in Biology. I finished with a low GPA (~3.5 on a 4.3 scale) and little volunteer experience. I've always thought about medicine but was never committed to it. After taking a year off, I've concluded that I would indeed like to pursue a career in...
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    NP making decision to enter Med school

    Hi all, New to this network. I know there are many (very many) threads of Non-trad students. Wanted some advice. Background: Currently an NP. I have been in my 1st and only NP job for 5 years. 30 years old, single, no children. Med school has always been at the back of my mind but I guess...
  7. emeraldsong1712

    Help/Advice for a Future NP

    Hello all! I'm looking for some advice and insight into the NP route. I have been very up in the air with DO/PA/NP and finally decided on NP based on a number of personal factors. I just don't want to give another 7+ years to schooling before earning a living, so NP it is with strong aspirations...
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    Should I become a PA or NP?

    I am a current community college student and I thought about going to medical school but I really want to work in a family practice or be a hospitalist. I will transfer to a local four year university and major in Biology but I have though about just getting my ADN (Associates Degree In Nursing)...
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    PA Vs. NP Vs. M.D./D.O.

    I graduated high school not too long ago and I go to a community college. My CC has a really good nursing program but I also am really interested in becoming an X Ray Tech. I do want to be a provider someday but at the same time my parents want me to get out and start working a professional job...
  10. Rozzieray

    Thinking of becoming a PA or NP

    Hi everyone, For the past year I have been thinking of switching career paths from the veterinary medicine route to human medicine. I am not in veterinary school so the switch would not be that drastic right? I double majored in Animal science and NREM (natural resources and ecological...
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    Too old to become a military doc?

    Hello everyone, I have been doing internet marketing, web design, and other gigs for the past ten years. However, I am very tired of working behind a PC all day. That is why I decided to go the PA or NP route. Over the past year of my clinical experience, I have come to love the health field so...
  12. AScientificNurse

    Are there any NPs that work with MD PhDs in research?

    I'm a nurse that switched from a focus in medicine to get my RN. (I had great grades, I just valued patient contact more than working as an MD would give me.) While being wait listed for some RN classes, I finished a science degree and a certificate in biomedical research assisting. I've looked...
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    Psychiatry vs Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Route - Seeking Advice

    I'm having a lot of difficulty deciding whether I should pursue a career in Psychiatry (MD) or become a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MHNP). Background: I'm 27 years old and have extensive background/publications in mental health research at various prestigious universities. I'd always...
  14. HeadedSOuth

    Personal Statement Help?

    Hi everyone, I'm nearly complete with my application for Anesthesiology Assistant (AA) programs, but I'm unsatisfied with my personal statement. I've requested help from an english professor I've got along well with in the past to help with grammar/conventions, but I want to solidify my content...
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    NP to MD

    Hi all. New to this forum. I am graduating in a month with my NP. Considering going back to pursue MD. I have two small children. Has anyone done this..?
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    Looking for advice on Family Practice Program vs. NP or ND

    Hello - I know what I want to do but need advice on how to get there. I want to be in the functional medicine field working in working with clients on preventative care. The problem is I don't know the best course of action to get me there. Honestly, I am in my 40's looking to go back to...
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    Nursing and Midwifery : champion professions

    This presentation was prepared for me to help international students from Nigeria choose the right course. Very good. Thank https://media.wix.com/ugd/654734_1e7a8b883103447d8a742c7b26da5f88.pdf
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    NP to DO?

    Hello, This is my first post on this community, and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to read it. Background for my story: I am a 26 year old registered nurse about to graduate from a brick and mortar family nurse practitioner program with a 3.91 GPA. My undergraduate GPA...
  19. Lil Red PrePsy Student

    Education and Career Track for Student Interested in Transition Related Care

    Hi Everyone, Mini existential crisis happening. I dont think I want to be a Psychologist anymore. You know despite all of my education, money, and experience being in the realm of social and behavioral sciences. I have decided that I like the idea of being a surgical PA or NP but I would like...
  20. Maylily7

    Career guidance/advice? (Psychiatry)

    Hello! I need some help! I know what I want to do (I have since high school), I want to work in a psychiatric unit and help others, I want to be able to talk with them, help them with their progress, be a part in planning their treatment, and (if need be) be able to prescribe medication. This...
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    nursing student having existential crisis (need advice/brutal honesty)

    Hi everyone, I made this post two months ago https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/nursing-major-switching-to-pre-med.1235990/#post-18480460 and I'm still having a very hard time thinking about what I should do. I'm still doing great in science classes, I got that summer research internship...
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    Non-Trad Ladies of SDN: Is Becoming a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner Better if You Want a Family?

    I've started the post-bacc pre-med journey just two months ago and so far I've been loving it. However, I've been talking to my fiance about starting a family and know that the earliest I can matriculate into medical school is 28 (I'm 25 now and can't take O-Chem until next year.) I see a bunch...
  23. Bonferroni Correction

    Is transferring NP schools possible?

    Is transferring NP schools possible? My wife is an RN and is completing her NP. I had always planned to stay here after finishing residency but have been offered a job >1500 miles away in a city with multiple NP programs. I have scoured each of their websites and cannot find anything about...
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    Advise on NP route

    Hello, I am graduating in 2 years with a BSN. My career goal is to be a Family Nurse Practitioner. I need advice on which route to choose. The Options: A: Doing BSN to DNP program part-time while working as a nurse. B: Working as a nurse for 2 years then applying to a BSN to DNP program C...
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    Which med field should I go into?

    New user here. I'm actually a college student, but I wasn't really sure which forum I should post in (haven't decided on a major yet). The primary field that I'm considering going into is nursing, with entry into grad school being likely. Given that nurse practitioners are in high demand and...
  26. sloanetaylor

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner v. Psychiatrist

    Hi all, I would be grateful for any insight or help you could provide regarding this. I went all through high school and half of college thinking I was going to be a doctor (leaning towards psychiatrist), but I haven't been so certain lately. My questions: 1. Back to Basics: Why did you choose...
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    MD vs Mid–Levels (Nontraditional Students)

    Calling all Nontraditional Students!! If you have a moment, and you are willing, please answer the following questions: At what age did you matriculate? What was your background going in? What motivated you to make a switch into medicine? Did you go for an MD or Mid–Level credential (such as...
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    Will I be able to get into a nursing program?

    Hi currently I am a student who was dismissed from NYU due to a really low GPA of 1.8 and enrolled/transferred into Bergen Community College in the hopes of getting better grades and proving to NYU that I am capable of doing well in school. I did extremely poorly during my freshman and sophomore...
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    Primary Care: NP vs MD

    I know this question has been asked before but I have never been so confused in my life. I am a sophomore in a college that has a great nursing program- I was just accepted to the program and would graduate on time with my BSN. I do not know if I have cold feet, but I cannot decide whether to...
  30. K

    PA school?

    Hey everyone! I'm looking for some insight and advice from PA's/NP's/MD/DO's. I graduated with my BSN in August and have been working as an RN since December (not very long!). I've realized that nursing is not for me, and that I should have stuck to pre-med instead of changing majors in...
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    Pretty Nervous about my stats. Do you think I can get into PA school?

    I have a 3.2 Gpa and a 3.3 Science gpa. I have 3000 hours of HCE at a rehabilitation facility as a CNA. I have 100 hours of volunteer experience. Research experience in a lab. Letters from Md, PA, and Head of nursing at the facility I work at. I also have a great interest and need to become a...
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    competitiveness of entry level MSN california

    Hi, I was wondering what's a competitive gpa for entry-level msn programs in California. I think that my cumulative gpa will be around a 3.3 by the time I am done with my bachelors degree. Also, do you guys have any recommendations/advice for what I should do to become a more competitive applicant?
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    Pharmacy vs Nurse Practitioner?

    I am still trying to decide whether I want to do pharmacy or NP. My heart is set on both and I'm having a very hard time deciding. A part of me just wants to apply for both things after I get my bachelors, but I was really hoping to decide one soon since the prereqs are a little different. Any...