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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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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Is it ever too soon to enter NP school?

What is the minimum amount of experience a nurse should have before entering NP school? There are nurses that graduate from nursing school and immediately apply for NP school… is that good or bad?

I seem to change my mind every time I answer this question because I keep going back to my original “old skool” answer.

 

 

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