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FNP2B1, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP 7,589 Views

I work as a dermatology nurse practitioner and love it! I'm politically conservative, speak with a Southern accent and live in Southern California.

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    I'mReady and 3ringnursing like this.

    I found this interesting

    Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are especially likely to work past 65, according to a national workforce survey conducted in 2013 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. Eight percent of registered nurses (RNs)—but 17 percent of APRNs—are 65 or older, it found. About one in four clinical nurse specialists (25 percent) and certified nurse-midwives (23 percent) are 65 or older, and about one in 10 nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists are 65 or older.

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    vintagemother and Jules A like this.

    I assume that annual physicals and MMSE would be a good starting point. One's primary care provider along with one's trusted peers can make recommendations as to your ability to practice safely.
    I work along with 80 year old dermatologists and primary care physicians who are still practicing and doing it well. These guys works because they love the job. They are still teaching at the university and precepting students and training residents. Age is just a number.

    FWIW, my personal dermatologist is 83 and my primary care physician is 81. I actually prefer to be seen by older practitioners as their 40 to 50 years of experience are priceless.

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    I'mReady, traumaRUs, ICUman, and 1 other like this.

    I never plan on retiring as long as I have a sound mind and body. I enjoy working. I couldn't imagine not working. Age 48 now. At a minimum I have another 25 years of working ahead of me until I croak. Most of my relatives drop dead in their late 70s.

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    After work cold beer and girls in bikinis are waiting for you on your yacht.....keeps me motivated to finish my day on time.

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    OCRN3, ICUman, and The_Physicist like this.

    I have two jobs and work in Cali. I work a regular 8 to 5 job and then on the weekends if I want I pick up a shift or two at the urgent care. If I'm in the mood to work a ton I pick up a night shift at the urgent care during the week. It just depends on how much money I want to make that week.

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    CBlover, toomuchbaloney, tntrn, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Elvish
    The huge difference between Obama and Trump being that Obama's policies did not pose a direct threat to your physical safety and well-being.
    Thats 100% ********. Obamacare caused my original insurance policy to be cancelled. When I finally got a new one it was 275% more expensive than the one I wanted. That for sure affected my well being and physical safety.

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    Please defend why it is ok for a Trump voter to be pummeled and sent to the hospital. I'd love an explanation and please provide any video proof of a conservative beating a Clinton voter. I'm anxiously awaiting.

    The left is full of hate, vitriol and a complete lack of common sense. This video and the whiny sniveling protesting jobless millenials prove it.

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    SC_RNDude likes this.

    Another reason many white conservative males like me were hesitant to state that I supported Donald Trump. I don't need to be battered by a group of thugs.,d.cGc

    Even though I and many like me despised Obama I dare you to find a video showing white men beating black men for voting for Obama. Not surprisingly CNN, the Clinton News Network has not shown the video.

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    Two Catholic nuns found murdered in Mississippi home | Fox News

    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found murdered in their home Thursday, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, according to officials.
    The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said.
    It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, according to Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee. Their bodies were taken to a state crime lab for autopsies.
    The two women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning when they didn't report to work at a nearby hospital.

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    I left because of personality differences and because I was offered more money with a different position. I wouldn't recommend my old doc for scrubbing butts. There is another group in Orange County and Los Angeles that was hiring NPs while back. Its an outfit run by a PA. Nice guy. When I talked to them years ago the split was 50/50 of net revenues. You had to drive your own car from place to place and pay for mileage. There were no benefits but I'm sure with the money you make you can buy your own benefits.

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    cocoa_puff, ICUman, and tori_t18 like this.

    My prior job was doing house calls in California. I worked for a MD and we split the revenues 51/49% based on net collections. Dealing with Medicare and all insurance is a pain in the arse. When I working there I averaged between $185k to $202K. I'm assuming if I worked alone I'd be grossing at least $400k but then you have to pay staff, pay for billing, supplies, travel etc. I'm sure it's lucrative if you do it yourself but it is not an easy job. Some patients homes are just covered in code brown. I can remember literally having to jump over puddles of poop. The resident there didn't seem to mind and APS said she was doing just fine. SMH

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    I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I'm a NP and would never work there. As an ICU nurse I worked for UAB. NP's there are not treated very well. You are correct in that your scope of practice is limited.

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    missdeevah, Conqueror+, Julia77, and 14 others like this.

    As a former drug rep who is now a NP I have a different view. I use them as a resource. These reps know more about the job market for NPs than most NPs do. They go into all of the clinics, know the politics, who has an opening and who is about to get fired. It's a great resource if you want to find out about new jobs around your community. These reps are also the experts on the drugs they promote. They spend their entire day promoting one or two products. If I have a question that I can't find the answer to online I will have them do a "medical inquiry" and have a doc from their company answer my questions regarding drug interactions side effects etc. I always make a point to interact with them if I have five minutes. It's called networking and you can never have enough of that in your career.

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    Trump has a plan to salvage the USA from the damage done by the Obama administration. He has my vote and apparently the votes of many Americans.

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    allsmilesDA and wannabeny like this.

    Not moving anytime soon sister. Love it here with the big melting pot of cultures and races. Variety is the spice of life! It's the liberals I can do without but you can't beat the weather. 85 degrees in February. Must suck to live where you are