gettingbsn2msn 9,607 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
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I do not think of myself as "advanced age." I am 56.
I just did this in a state that requires a collaborative physician. I just opened my 2nd location. Love what I am doing. No one should ever think this is easy. It's not at all. I'm still learning but I enjoy my patients and honestly I provide more for them via my time.
Here we go. I knew this was coming (which is why I started this thread). They are now saying the shooter was on valium. Talking head on Fox news with Martha McCallum stated that primary care should not be prescribing these drugs. She said only a psychiatrist should Rx. Also these drugs can lead to blah blah blah. There are thousands of people who have anxiety/have taken benzodiazapines and have not shot at anyone. I wish I caught her name. I wonder what her medical background is, if she has any at all.
Rural area. Get your experience.
Thank you for this. A passion of mine is reading histories of women from a past era.
I fell in love with travel nursing. So much so that I continued the lifestyle even after I earned my NP. Also made more money as a traveler. Kids got older. We bought a house in one of the cities I traveled to and settled down. I stopped traveling in 2012. I now teach NPs with a medical company part time so I still travel when I get the bug.
Market is saturated with new NP's. I have 2 jobs and zero benefits. Had 3 jobs at one point. My son is a RN and works full time with benefits. He makes more per hour than me. One thing we've noticed is no one wants to pay for their healthcare. I kind of understand. They pay alot per month for health insurance and think things like labs, MRIs are free. They aren't. Then patients freak when they get a bill because deductible hasn't been met.
Please do not worry about this. It is how life is these days. It sounds like you care for your patients well and that is all that matters. If someone has a problem they should speak with you personally. I agree with the above posters. It's a non event.
I was a second degree student. Went through the ABSN program. Worked at the hospital where I did clinical for a few years. Became a travel RN and went for my MSN NP at a brick and mortar school. I went part time and travel paid really good so I graduated with no debt. I have my own clinic now. I know this sounds like it was easy....it was not. I did this with 3 young children as a single mom. Hardest thing in the world but my children who are now young adults know what I have been through. Oh, and I started this path at 45 years old. I am now 57.
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.
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