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  • Sep 13

    I'm a PCT, As I was taking a patient's blood pressure she asked me "Do you like my nurse". I was surprised by her question but knew I had to answer it professionally so I said yes I like her. The patient then replied " My nurse is very book smart and good at her job but she lackes empathy, she's cold as ice and I think she's in the wrong profession" After I left the patient's room I thought to myself that girl just hit the nail on the head with that comment. The nurse she was referring to was as cold acting to staff that weren't part of her circle of friends and although she is smart she has no social personality. It's hard to determine why your patient's feel the way they do, but it may be how you relate to them. Patient's just want know that you actually do care how about their health issues etc and not a act like a human machine just
    doing her job.

  • Aug 25

    I am 59 years old and am about one year from getting my FNP, and about 2 years from my DNP. Age should never be an issue for doing what you want to do...

  • Aug 16

    Quote from seattleite188
    It is no longer possible to practice as a new ARNP now without getting a doctorate first. I think almost every school has transitioned their model to the dnp model and don't offer master's in nurse practitioner studies. This will undoubtedly curb future arnp supply and possibly enable a higher standard of performance.
    What on earth?
    It is completely possible to practice as a new APRN without a doctorate degree.
    There are far more master's awarding NP programs than there are doctorate at this time. Not "every school" has transitioned, in fact, most have not. And with what incentive? To be in school an extra year, and typically no additional earning potential upon possession of such a degree?

    It would be nice to see a higher standard of preparation and education, but we can surely count on many, many master's prepared NP's to be exiting the pipeline now, and in the future.

  • Aug 16

    I am a new grad NP in metro Atlanta, GA area and on average, if you haven't been doing much networking in school, it is tough to find a job. And in some cases, you find one but the compensation is terrible. I feel that it is a surplus in our area. People finding it tough in school to get preceptors and jobs. I am learning that it is very valuable to know your worth as a midlevel provider and definitely know and understand your scope of practice for your state. It's a lot and its important.

  • Jul 30

    I'm a reader of people, if I believe you're being genuine & possibly just trying to get a feel for how you're doing in comparison to classmates, I'll probably tell you. If I read you as know-it-all, gloater, or someone being nosey, I'll be curt & tell you as little as possible. The type of people you've described I'd tell nothing to.

  • Jul 30

    I feel you! Good people are so hard to find these days. People with hearts like that are just not very bright on the inside. I am like you! I have not one bit of malice in my bones. I wish for everyone to succeed and if you're not my cup of tea, I don't gossip about you or roll my eyes at you or cause drama for you. so many of my classmates are like that and it is exhausting! I am exhausted with the drama. I want everyone to succeed even if I want to shake some sense into them and tell them to shut up, for the LOVE OF GOD, SHUT UP!!!! I'm tired of the attention seekers, and the ones that make you feel stupid for asking a question. I'm an LPN going for my ASN and I'm appalled by some of their behaviour. Grown women really do act like that! The oldest one in our class is 49 and she is the worse of them all!!! Now, out of 24, 8 of them are gossiping, drama filled, attention seeking, bonafide mean girls and it's toxic to other people around them. Lord have MERCY on me because I am going through it today, if you hadn't noticed! LOL.. I just want to study, go to school, learn, have an experience worth remembering and carry on with my life. I do not care to feed the birds, I just want a peaceful, respectful adult class. A good experience is too much to ask for at this point.

  • Jul 28

    This case is just an extreme example of our hope that medicine will save us from life's imperfections and from our own mortality. And even in the obviousness of the futility of it, the religious people are wringing their hands and having a gnashing of teeth over it.

    True spirituality, in my opinion, is finding inner peace in the face of adversity. I don't think it is clinging to life, through technology, at taxpayer expense, while children are wanting for a bowl of rice and other parts of the world.

  • Jul 26

    How is the pay? sucky
    Cost of living? terrible half your pay is rent.
    Job opportunities for new grads? very difficult
    Any advice? think of another location.

  • Jul 22

    The other thing I noted is that the APRN in the scenario introduced herself as a "Doctor" which I find both pretentious and disingenuous. While she may have a doctoral degree she is not a medical Dr. which is the implication of her introduction. This is just another example of how the "Educated Elite" try to hoodwink the poor dumb rabble. Most people are perfectly capable of understanding that they are seeing an experienced and highly trained professional but they are also within their rights to ask to see a "Real Doctor". I love the whole idea of becoming MHNP because of how underserved the psychiatric population is. They are swimmers in a sea of sharks and need more lifeguards with eyes on the water. I have had great experiences with NP's over the years but some NPs do not understand their role in the system. They are not Medical Doctors and should not pretend to be such.


    Hppy

  • Jul 22

    could have been written better but it isnt lies.

    Not as bad as the "studies" provided by nursing organisations trying to say they can 100% doctor with less education and more online discussion posting.

  • Jul 22

    Antagonism between NPs and physicians exist everywhere. I don't think a solution will come to passim this decade. Personally, I come across physicians like this all the time and what I do is find employment where they truly welcome mid levels.

  • Jul 22

    Hi, I have my MPH and ADN. I went to graduate school straight after getting my Bachelor's in Community Health. I initially wanted to work for the CDC in public health. I couldn't find a job with my MPH, so I went back to school and earned my ADN. I don't think having my MPH has any affect on anything. I have gotten management positions in nursing due to me having my MPH, since I don't have my BSN as of yet. I am currently in Walden University BSN/MSN-NP program. So in my opinion there is no particular benefit of getting your MPH unless you want to work in public health specifically. But I can say that I do not feel my MPH was a waste of time and that it does help me in my current nurse management position. But if you want your NP license, then don't waste your time getting a MPH unless you just enjoy going to school.

  • Jul 22

    Quote from 2bNotAnotherMaleNurse7
    Well they said it was more functional medicine. Ordering DME, trigger point injections, functional assessments, etc..
    True functional medicine is not doing DMEs, trigger point injections, functional assessments, etc. This is more of a physical medicine route (possibly chiropractic). Functional medicine is...patient comes in with fatigue, weight gain, "brain fog", etc. and you evaluate for nutritional deficiencies, thyroid, adrenal, sugar problems.

  • Jul 18

    Quote from hospicenp
    One of the worst states: Florida. Prescriptive authority does not include ANY scheduled drugs, which is a real hassle for me since I work in hospice. We have to file our MD protocol annually. We constantly fight the Florida Medical Association in the legislature, they introduce bills to limit us even further and would get away with it if we aren't vigilant. If it weren't for the particular group I work with, I wouldn't be here.

    We are right there with you here in GA....

  • Jul 9

    Quote from futurenp89
    A lot of you who resent going into nursing act like it's too late to get out. Get out now before you become any more of a plague to this profession.
    You're funny. If all the unhappy, burnt out, dissatisfied nurses quit then there would be a catastrophic shortage of nurses! How about hospitals start treating their staff better with decent safe staffing ratios, working equipment, ceiling lifts, adequate supplies and support staff that might improve morale a whole hell of a lot! Just my opinion, but I'm sure many others would agree with me!


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