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  • Jul 23

    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!

  • Jul 18

    I see no benefit to it unless you want to work for the government or the CDC (which is also the government).

  • Jul 18

    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.

  • Jul 18

    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.

  • Jul 18

    I am not a prude either. I also hate corporate anything that includes scripting.

    That said, it would grate on my nerves. Loud people already grate on me even out in a social setting. Yet I still like a good atmosphere and laughs when appropriate, just not like what your saying.

  • Jul 17

    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.

  • Jul 16

    This is interesting. Tramadol was not scheduled as a narcotic until August 2014. I always believed it was the lesser of the pain meds. I guess no more tramadol scripts. What are we going to do for pain in this country? We know that the current aging population is/will have pain at some point.

  • Jul 15

    Thank you for writing this. You really do have a gift. I actually find it beautiful. You were able to give these daughters peace.

  • Jul 14

    I think its going to be all of our plans in the near future the way property taxes are going up around here!!

  • Jul 13

    Back when I was a traveler 4 years ago it was 5-6 on days and 7 on nights (this was all hospitals). It was manageable for the most part. I would not have felt safe having more than that. My son just graduated with his BSN and he's telling me it's now 8 on nights. No way I would do this. If I were a young nurse and had 2 years of experience I would head to California. There are laws that protect against this. Plus the pay is far better. Now some will say it's too expensive to live but I would figure something out. Possibly go as a traveler and live in a RV if I had to.

  • Jul 11

    Back when I was a traveler 4 years ago it was 5-6 on days and 7 on nights (this was all hospitals). It was manageable for the most part. I would not have felt safe having more than that. My son just graduated with his BSN and he's telling me it's now 8 on nights. No way I would do this. If I were a young nurse and had 2 years of experience I would head to California. There are laws that protect against this. Plus the pay is far better. Now some will say it's too expensive to live but I would figure something out. Possibly go as a traveler and live in a RV if I had to.

  • Jul 10

    I would take the new job immediately. If something big comes from this, hire yourself an attorney. I, for one, could not sit around for weeks/months while they try to figure this out. Plus if you passed the drug test they should know you did not take it. Not legal advice just my own opinion.

  • Jul 9

    This is called push back. I believe some woman wrote a book on it. Corporate will push as far as they can. It's like the frog in the pot thought. The hope is that one becomes used to it and it becomes the new norm. After that a new push is put in place. I saw this 10 years ago in Georgia. I was a night nurse. We were not called off but if not needed at 7 pm we would be on call until 11 pm. This was with zero pay for 4 hours. Nurses complained but eventually they complied. This seems to be the next push. May I ask if this is happening in a southeast state. Conditions are the worst down here, especially in the smaller towns and rural areas.

  • Jul 2

    This is a new one. Yesterday a patient complained that my breasts are too big. I am seriously not making this up. I was called into the office and told about it. I am not a little woman. Yes, I am busty but I am middle age and have 3 grown children. I also have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The manager that called me in said no worries, but I still cannot believe the gall of the general public. I am a 20 year old super model!! My coworker got a huge laugh out of it though!!

  • Jun 5

    I do not want to hear anybody at 50 is too old to go back to school I was 50 years old and in a MSN program getting my NP degree. I am now going to be 57 this year and opened my own practice in January. So so happy to be out of the hospital arena!!!!!


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