gettingbsn2msn 7,527 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
Posts: 486 (47% Liked)
I really loved being a travel RN. I learned so much and met so many awesome people. I could write a book with all my stories. BUT, I am older now (56) and practicing as a NP. Most of my patients today are my age so, yes, I am enjoying my life now as well. I will also add that I was also 50 years old and in a NP brick and mortar program.
I just told my son who is graduating in May with his BSN to get his grounding in med surg for at least 2 years. I would tell you the same. You can always work PRN in Psych. Many more doors will open for you with a background in med surg. The exception, I believe, is if you plan to get your PMHNP. That is the only reason I would remain in Psych.
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!!!!!
Sweet lady, you are in the early stage of mourning. I am quite sure that you were a blessing to your mother in her time of need. Please contact a bereavement counseling service. Many churches or offices have this. Please do this ASAP. You need someone to talk to.
I absolutely believe this story and what transpired. This is how "customer service" friendly healthcare has become. I dropped a glove on the floor one time. Pulled a new one out, did what I needed to do and picked up the "dirty glove" and threw it away. Of course, patient complained because I dropped a glove and they thought I used it again. Called into administration and all that. This was all while the hospital was "trying to be magnet" Ugh.....glad I am no longer in such a place.
Personally, if I stink, I hope someone tells me!!!
It is my hobby as well. I figure since i do not smoke or drink, this is an alright hobby to have! Right now I am focused on functional medicine. I already passed my ANP and have been practicing for 5 years now but I love the knowledge I gain.
But I have to agree with the above poster, maybe I should just go to Hawaii!!!!
I would find another job stat! Our entire unit was written up and drug tested because too much Dilaudid was pulled on a shift. Too much BS. I left the hospital scene over all this mess. All they talked about were press gainey scores. When push comes to shove they will turn you in to the BON. Btw, everyone on the floor that shift tested negative for drugs. But we felt like criminals.
I will probably get flamed for this. Oh well. I left the hospital scene approximately 4 years ago. Within the first year I lost 20 pounds without trying! I believe my stress level declined. Plus the patient families, docs and administration were always bringing goodies in . I know it was with good intentions but it was affecting my health. Today the people I work with eat very healthy. We share recipes. Sometimes walk at lunch together. I could loose a few more pounds but I am back to feeling like myself. I wish hospitals would stop with the bad foods. My son is now a RN and he is complaining of the same!
I would love to have a DNP , however, I own my own practice and see no value in doing free clinicals at someone else's practice.
Plus I am 56 years old. Age wise, I love to learn new knowledge but not spend the $$ for the terminal degree.
Oh, and since I paid off my mortgage my credit is in the toilet. It is because I now have no long term debt according to my bank branch manager.
I believe this is a complete invasion of privacy. Your credit report will reveal your mortgage payments. Also your car note. I paid my home off last year and I do not think it is any business of an employer. As technology increases, I see employers even more involved in our lives. Not good, IMO!
This is exactly what happened to me. I had to drop out of my program because I couldn't afford mandatory health insurance. I had a 4.0.
I also have noticed new dialysis centers opening in my neighborhood (Atlanta). Also a physical therapy center in every strip mall!!
I have left the hospital employment game due to all the ridiculous demands of patients. Honestly, it is not the fault of the patient. It is when hospital administration brings in Disney Corporation to ensure that they receive an amazing experience. I was a traveler for years and it was just getting worse and worse.
I went to see my primary care doc yesterday who is now owned by a large hospital corporation here in Georgia. He told me it is "misery". I already knew this. They have to see a patient every 5 to 10 minutes. The demands are getting greater and people think that since medical care is so expensive they are entitled to an almost vacation experience. When I get older (I am already old!) I will have to leave the USA or check out permanently.
Brian would have been so proud.
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