NP diploma mills? Are we diluting the profession?

What about 100% online NP programs? How about accelerated or direct-entry NP programs?

This is a response to the following article: Independent practice: Both nurse practitioners and physicians should be outraged

While I’m not supporting or denouncing the article, I do question its motives and stance. I get the feeling it was a bit one-sided. None the less, I felt the article raises a number of sensitive and important areas of concern. Many of them have been submitted as #heysean questions. Here are just some of the talking points:

  • ill-prepared NPs
  • 100% acceptance rate
  • 0 hours working as an RN
  • non-nurse direct entry programs
  • clinical hours: the honor system
  • similar outcomes NP vs. physician

 

 

 


 

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Where do you find NP school preceptors? What NP certification exam should I take?

NP clinical rotations are not like RN school. You actually have to do the legwork. You have to make the arrangements and find a preceptor willing to teach. Here are 5 tips to help you find them:

1. Talk to the university
2. Talk to your classmates
3. Talk to the national organizations
4. Find help online (social networks)
5. Talk to employers

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There are different certification exams you can take once you graduate. I have some thoughts on things you need to know when choosing your exam.

 

 

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