LadysSolo 5,944 Views
Joined Dec 17, '06.
Posts: 286 (70% Liked)
I don't know about the rest of you, but I (at age 62) still regularly read (several articles/week) practice updates, new drug updates, new guidelines, etc. I feel I keep up to date on new things, and don't forsee that changing anytime soon. I believe I owe my patients this.
I would not do it. Psych meds are too tricky to prescribe, adjust, and monitor without additional education and I would not want to try to defend myself without psych certification if I made a mistake.
Full time as an NP until 65, then part-time (4 days/week) at one of my nursing homes (unless something drastically changes with the company I am currently with, if it does I will stay on,) then per diem at age 70. I currently teach part-time also, and I will keep doing that (1-2 clinicals/month, and substitute in the classroom as needed and able to around my schedule.)
Frankly, I have multiple degrees and DETEST the "alphabet soup" that most nurses with more than one degree use to make themselves seem impressive. I use CNP (even though my certification is ANCC) because it is "short and sweet" and clear.
Being a nurse comes with a soft heart.
She is going to do it anyway. She came here to get us to say what she was planning is a good idea. We don't, (we who are NPs with actual real life NP experience,) so she keeps trying to refute what we say. She is just annoyed that we don't think her high-dollar school can make up for real-life nursing experience. The only thing I will say (and I mean this totally sincerely) is I hope she does not kill or seriously damage someone due to lack of real-life nursing experience. We all make mistakes, but experience can allow you to mitigate those mistakes somewhat.
Funny - in all my years of school I NEVER saw the school nurse - I don't even know where the nurse's office was. And it seems like for some of you it's the student's second home..... Have a great summer to all school nurses!
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