gettingbsn2msn 8,694 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
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I think sometimes people who are quiet or soft spoken are intimidating. It shouldn't be that way but I work with someone who only answers questions but does not carry on conversations. I know him now and he's not this way but he sure intimidated me at first.
I started a practice in a non independent state. I have a collaborative MD that I pay to check 10% of my charts. I also do not take insurance.
If you are a "people person" there is a good chance that you will not like being a CRNA. I am very outgoing and that is why I became a NP. I also love science. However, even the hospitals and private clinics do not want people persons anymore. They want robots lol! I have always been told I spend too much time with patients, BUT I always get good reviews.
Do you have a droid? There is an app called prognosis. It is a game where you order labs, make evaluations., ect. It is fun and can be addicting. At the end of the patient's care it gives you an evaluation and explains what is going on. Alot of med students use this app.
Hope this helps!
Do not worry about this. Just do what they say and proceed forward. This will not matter in 10 years. In 2006 I was told I would never make it as a nurse. Today I am a Nurse Practitioner. The person who told me this is long gone. This is one obstacle of many you will incur over a lifetime.
While we are at it, lets not allow sugary drinks or vending machines that sell candy in the lobby of the hotel (i mean hospital). That should help people loose weight and keep insurance costs down.
I went to RN school at 46. Moved myself and children to GA to do this. Worked in a rural hospital a few years. When my charge nurse said she was going to become a NP, I said "not without me." It was the last day to sign up and I ran over to the university and signed up (had already taken the GRE). It all worked out. It is now 10 years later and I am NP-BC. NOW, if I could just get out of this state (Georgia) and practice without all the restrictions. Our young NP's leave.
I HATED NS. All depends on who is in your cohort. The instructors were alright. I was in an accelerated BSN program. Everyone was trying the one upmanship. At the end people were not even speaking to each other. They were rude and would not help each other out. Some students were going on for their MSN directly after finishing. Many of them had the "entitled attitude". Some of them came from very monied families, were in their early 30's and had never held full time jobs. I guess had what is known as "helicopter" parents. They lived off their parents credit cards. I was so glad when it was over. I was even more glad that none of them went to work at the same hospital that I did.
You are a newer nurse. You will not win no matter what you do. We used to have patients leave ama and come back through the er. They had gotten pain meds down there. I had one of my regulars meet me at my car and beg to go upstairs to get pain meds (Dilaudid). She was 18 years old. Yet, as the OP stated the patient could code. Seen that too with too much Ativan and Dilaudid. You just have to watch these patients really close. Yes to a continuous pulse ox and yes to tele.
I have never heard a NP introduce themselves as a doctor. I have attended two seminars in my state where a chiropractor introduced themselves as a medical doctor in a round about way. They introduced themselves as a "sports medicine doctor" and talked about when they attended med school. They never mentioned the med school. These are local lunch and learns. I attend all kinds of events and this took me by surprise. Is a chiropractor able to introduce themselves as a sports medicine doctor? I would think not.
I'm actually looking for a partner NP to open a practice like this. I am currently working with a PA. We are in one of the most restrictive states for NP's. It's becoming too difficult in my state for a NP. My academic colleagues tell me this state is loosing NPs quickly especially the younger who can relocate. I've been working in this realm for 5 years. I love it. Problem is I get phone calls all the time from MD's yelling at me to stop. They don't believe in any of it. But my patients are for the most part very happy. We do bhrt and sexual therapy for menopause and andropause. Plus stem cell (be very careful with this). There are people getting into this for money alone and will use you for your license. In some cases they earn upwards of tens of thousands of dollars while you received 50.00 and your license is on the line!
Thank you about Citi. I'll call them tommorrow and ask if they accept NPs.
Yes, they include vets. Just not NPs or PAs.
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