After graduation, I plan to work in the acute care setting, primarily in a free-standing urgent care, for a few years and then open a private practice. Independence and opportunity to own a practice are the driving factors in choosing the NP role. The decision to pursue an APRN resulted from heavy research and prayer, therefore the overall impression of NP practice in Oklahoma has not changedfor me.
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Collapse SubdiscussionPriscilla PhelpsPriscilla PhelpsNov 8, 2019Nov 8, 2019 at 9:45pmManage Discussion EntryProfessor Storms,Acute care certification is required in Oklahoma in order for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to work in an Acute Care. I plan to also take this exam soon after passing my boards. Personally, I think adding this certification requirement is of great benefit to the state. I work for a Helicopter Air Ambulance and in addition to running scene calls with rural EMS agencies, we also provide critical care transport from rural hospitals to the larger city hospitals. In this field, I have seen firsthand the importance of having a competent and qualified acute care professional in these rural areas with limited providers. Having this extra requirement and certification brings greater competency and skill to a critical care practice that perhaps would not otherwise be encouraged except through personal drive. It does not guarantee perfect care in all situations but no degree or certification can accomplish that. It does, however, bring greater consistency in care which is crucial in these rural areaswith limited providers.
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