Latest Comments by BMW330

Latest Comments by BMW330

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Joined Apr 29, '06 - from 'Pompano Beach, FL'. BMW330 is a Nurse Practitioner. She has '3' year(s) of experience. Posts: 12 (17% Liked) Likes: 4

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    Hello everyone,
    I am recent NP graduate working for a physician and was informed that I would not be paid 2 weekends per month taking calls approximately 10 hours per day. This issue of being on call was never mentioned in my contract and the doctor told me it was part of my salary. I would appreciate feedback if anyone takes calls on weekends and if an NP is supposed to be paid for this time.
    Thank you.

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    Lovanurse, KimberlyRN89, and SHGR like this.

    Hello,
    It is not always about the job market but rather being a novice NP and finding the right environment to begin your practice.

    Supportive and positive comments would be helpful towards new NP graduates.

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    Hello,

    It is not always about the job market but rather being a novice NP.

    Being supportive towards new NP graduates would be helpful.

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    Hello,
    I was in same position as you when I started looking in January and within the last 2 months I have had job offers. It seems that people disregard your prior nursing experience. As a novice NP graduate you should never be expected to 'hit the ground running' especially if you want to practice safely and competently. I found that most of the recruiters that I had contact with were not helpful or supportive. You will find a physician and or clinic that will be happy to mentor you for a period of time and especially with your years of experience you will learn quickly. You just started your search so try not to get discouraged; something with work out.
    Have you thought about putting your resume on Linkedin?

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    Hello to all,
    I thought I would share my unfortunate experience with a prospective employer called Caryle Group in Illinois. I saw a job posting on the ENP website looking for an NP to join their Geriatric group rounding at 2-3 nursing homes in the area. I am a recent graduate but my passion and experience has been working with older adults. I applied and received a call 2 days later from HR and then a second call. I was then supposed to speak with their Geriatrician in the department but instead was offered an interview in person. They asked if I was available to meet on March 27th and they would fly me down on March 26th. I got a call if I could push the date up another week because of the cost of the flight which I understand being less than 7 days. They then sent me a flight for March 26th which involved 12 hours of both in transit and flying which would get me into a small airport which I would then have to drive at least 60 minutes to reach my final destination. I told them there was a bus service that could take me because for safety reasons I felt that I would be pretty tired to drive. I offered them this as well as Skype to meet. Then last evening at around 6pm I received an email that there were no longer interested in meeting with me saying that they would be looking elsewhere. I felt very disappointed and disgusted after being treated so unfairly. They didn't seem to care about my safety or wellbeing after flying for 12 hours and then asking me to drive. Where does one go from here?
    Nanette

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    Hi,
    The PHCNP program covers across the lifespan so it will allow you to work with a pediatric population.

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    Hi and congratulations.
    I received my official paperwork approximately 4 weeks after the exam.
    Hope this helps.

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    Hi and thank you for your positive thoughts. I hopefully have a position with a company out of Texas doing home assessment visits for elderly clients. I want to work with seniors so I hope it will be a good start. How is your new position going?
    Nanette

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    Hi Patti,
    Thank you for your feedback. When I graduated from Canada with my BScN degree I had no problem finding work in the United States. On the AANP site I am completing my CEs and there are courses about the coding, billing etc,. and when I completed the Fitzgerald on-line course there was information about Medicare and Medicaid so I am not sure that this is the reason. It seems that when you apply for a job as a recent graduate prospective employers seem to bypass the fact that you have worked as an RN especially in the field you want to work as an NP. It is a ridiculous situation because the patients' and families are the ones to suffer from the lack of NPs in the field.
    Nanette

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    Tinabeanrn likes this.

    Quote from BCgradnurse
    Have you looked for positions at community health centers? They seem to be more willing to hire new grads, as their pay is usually a bit lower than most private practices. You get great experience, plus may be eligible for loan foregiveness.
    Hi,
    Great idea. In South Florida it seems to be hospitals and private clinics but I will investigate any community health centers. I am new to this area so it has been challenging.
    Thank you,
    Nanette

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    Hello everyone,
    I recently graduated from a Family NP program and received my certification through the AANP and I am awaiting licensure. I have been applying to various NP jobs specifically working with adults and seniors with no luck. Nobody tells you in these programs that it would be tough but it seems that being a new graduate makes it very difficult to get your foot in the door even for the interview process. How is one supposed to gain experience and feel more confident and competent in your role if employers won't give you that chance?
    I would appreciate any feedback or advice.
    Thank you,
    Nanette

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    Good morning all and thank you for my Happy Birthday card,
    I recently completed the Family NP program in Canada and I will be writing the Adult NP exam in the US. Has anyone written the exam and could give me any advice regarding preparing for the exam. Some of the medications and guidelines are different between both countries. Any good review book to use?
    Thank you.
    Nanette



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