gettingbsn2msn 8,915 Views
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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.
You have said you are shy and introverted. Nursing may not be for you. That is OK. It is very stressful. If you like helping people there are many other avenues and you can make a living at those. I have a friend who started in nursing and she is now doing eyelash extensions. Women pay big bucks for this. Probably more than nursing and way less school. There are many career paths and I agree that there is so shortage in nursing. My son just graduated with his BSN and is working nights in medsurg. That is all he could find and he commutes over an hour each way. BUT his intention is to do it for a year and see how it goes. He is not completely sold on it and he just spent 4 years in college. Make sure your personality gels with this career.
Exactly, but we know how the media is. No provider wants to be connected to any of this. The person who stated that about zocor is correct. However Xanax is a drug that is currently being abused. That's why I wondered how others felt.
It's on the news the Vegas shooter was on Xanax. Now I'm sure it's all legal BUT I do not need that kind of stress. I can't imagine being the provider who rx'd. I never want my name plastered all over the news. I was told years ago that klonopin can be addictive but less so than xanax. Thoughts on prescribing benzodiazapines.
I also will never be wealthy. It's OK. I still love it. I did it on a 10k start.
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.
I'm in the South and we call everybody by pet names. It's normal here. I think it ads comfort.
I'm in GA and an LPN does my juvederm. This is going to be dependent upon the state you reside in. I am a NP and do injectibles in my clinic but that is not all I do. If you want to be in full scale dermatology with diagnosis and treatment you need to be a NP.
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 would like to find this as well. I'm in Atlanta but could travel to Tampa to learn this. I know it's not difficult. A MA does my juvedern here in GA.
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.
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.
This is not to rant on MD's. In fact I have I son who will be going to medical school. However it is becoming impossible in my state to run my own clinic. I LOVE what I do.....everyday. The fees we have to pay almost negate having your own business. I have been hired and fired so many times (budget cuts) that I gave up and started this. I'm not rushed. My patients get plenty of time and they spread the marketing for me. I know I could move to AZ and this would be a non issue. I just do not want to move. Do you, my colleagues believe we will see the day we can do this in any state. Most collaborative get 3 to 20k a month. That is straight off the bottom line. I know I am rambling but just finished up my balance sheet for July. Thoughts?
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.
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