gettingbsn2msn 9,143 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
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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.
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.
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.
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