What about calling NPs doctor?

Is it OK for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to introduce themselves as doctor?

The advanced nursing degree required to practice as an NP is at a minimum a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), but you can also attain you Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Is it ok for a DNP to introduce themselves as doctor? I mean, they have earned their doctorate degree.

 

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When is the best time to start studying for the NCLEX?

As most have figured out, nursing school is there to prepare you for the BIG exam. The NCLEX.

Some nurses have already figured out when they should study for the big exam. The more important question you should be asking is, “Is there such a thing as studying too early for the NCLEX?”

No. Nope. Never. Nada. Negative.

Start practicing and preparing for the big exam the first moment you learn you’ve been accepted into nursing school. Yep.

 

Utilize your resources so that when the big exam is upon you… you’ve done everything in your power to prepare.

As a follow-up bonus tip:

When should you schedule the exam? How long do you wait to register and take the exam once you graduate?

 

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How can a new grad get hired into a specialty area?

What if you don’t want to work medsurg when you graduate from nursing? What if you want to work in a specialty area? What if you want to work L&D? OB? ED? ICU? OR? PACU?

We all know hiring new graduate nurses into these areas is tough because these areas usually want a nurse with prior staff nurse experience. I thought I’d give you five tips that might help you get a leg up:

1. Find out the details. Don’t believe rumors.
2. Request a personal one-on-one conversation with the manager.
3. What do you have that they need?
4. Do whatever it takes.
5. Be OK with not getting what you want.

 

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