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  1. You got a pretty good shot! Good luck at the interview.
  2. Nursing can be so toxic. Glad I lucked out in my ED. The only way to deal with toxic nurses is to focus 90% of your energy in caring for the patient and the other 10% in keeping documentation of recurring offenses. If you see a trend, escalate said issue to the charge RN --> RN Manager --> RN supervisor --> CNO. No point in arguing with toxic nurses, they can make or break your shift. Some, as I have witnessed in my short ~3 years of experience, have acquired a god-like complex. They always know what's best lol. If you think RN to PA can be toxic, wait until you find out about RN to RN or RN to Student.....vicious lol.
  3. Did you mean to post on a DPT forum?
  4. Nope - I don't argue with patients. I've learned quickly that patients ( I mean customers/clients) will do and say anything as they please. What gets me pissed off are patients who are 1: not vaccinated and 2: refuses to wear a mask during triage and during their ED visit while citing "the mask is causing me to be sick because of the build up of CO2" Had a 6 year old told their parent "its okay mom, its not a big deal we can wear a mask until we're done"
  5. Try not to stress too much. Just email the program you are interviewing with and let them know. Then email the other programs of the error.
  6. You have a solid shot at getting some interviews. PCE above average which can serve as a buffer if your application is lacking elsewhere.
  7. Diggy

    HCE or PCE?

    PCE since you're drawing blood among other things.
  8. Professional programs are FULL OF TYPE A PERSONALITIES. I came across a few in my accelerated BSN program. Make your exit from that group chat/study group and find yourself 1-2 students you mesh well with and study. Do not get caught up with people like that. Hold your head down, pass, and graduate. Your chances of seeing these individuals again will be slim to none. Spend your energy elsewhere. This is coming from a minority male. PS. You're all adults, faculty cannot make or tell anyone how to "get along". Do not go seeking trouble and trouble won't find you. Your job is to graduate. In the real world, you will come across many coworkers you can't stand.
  9. Yeah a portion would be considered PCE but based on what you listed, it would be considered HCE based on the fact you will spend majority of your time doing paperwork. If you elect to pursue that job then yes, you'll have to split up your hours. It sounds like more headache than it should be. Seek something else tbh. You want more hands on experience than paperwork.
  10. If majority of your time is spent doing clerical work it would be dishonest to count 100% of it as hands on patient care experience. If I were you, I'd pursue a different medical assistant position. Counting it as 90% HCE and 10% PCE does nothing in your favor either. "I don’t have to be superrrr specific on the CASPA right..?" Sounds a bit weird don't ya think? It's too early in your career to have this way of thinking lol.
  11. Your first step is to find 1-5 programs you're interested in and see what their pre-requisites are. Most will have overlapping requirements such as: 1 year gen bio, 1 year of A&P, 1 year of chemistry (+/-), a math course, and a social science. Familiarize yourself with CASPA/PAEA. https://paeaonline.org/how-we-can-help/advisors Check out that link about what PAs are, what they do, and how to become one. You're going to need to be proactive in finding basic information about the field or you'll be lost quickly. Good luck
  12. I'm going to chime in here not as a PA but rather a practicing RN who asks PA students if they would like to practice IVs on my patients during their ER rotation. IVs/injections are nursing skills and not necessarily something you need to "master" before rotation (especially your first one). You'll be busy with being a medical provider-in-training so don't fret on that one. You'll get plenty of chances to practice if you seek out the opportunities. Knowing why/how to safely do them is more important than the actual dexterity of performing them. Also, as witnessed, students are not expected to be proficient at these skills (suturing, chest tubes, LPs, cardioversion etc) but knowing the tools needed, indications, contraindications, benefits, and risks are expected of said student. The goal is to practice in a safe environment rather than being expected to perform at the level of an experienced PA. Good luck and remember to breathe
  13. I also want to add that ACNP programs are being phased out (and rebranded as AGACNP) in which they can only see adult patients. So they, AGACNPs, can be found in ERs but are most useful in ERs that have separated Peds and Adult sections. An FNP/ENP has no business in inpatient settings (ICU comes to mind) - that should be reserved for AGACNPs.
  14. Yup. Enrolled but withdrew so I can pursue an actual ENP program. I should add that this is somewhat made possible because you get 0 breaks during the ABSN lmao. Longest break I got was 3 days during Christmas. Quarter 1 ended Friday, Quarter 2 began that Monday. I would never do a program like that again.
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