Boatswain2PA 1,415 Views
Joined: Aug 14, '10;
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I would go in an instant, but I became a FNP late in life and look forward to retiring soon. If contemplating the change - DO IT NOW!!! Don't spend the rest of your career as a second fiddle and wishing you were the MD!
Thanks for the responses, everyone.
Question - do you think this negativity is directed more at DE NP programs and not the NP field in general?
I'm considering a DE program - I have no prior nursing experience (I'm working as a medical scribe now, and will have 1.5 years of that under my belt before the program begins). I totally understand the criticism of the DE NP programs and have fears there myself in terms of sufficient education. I plan to be proactive there by taking lots of pre-medical science courses before my program begins, and seeking as much clinical training opportunities as I can.
Makes it much easier to get along with the boss!
in regards to mandatory supervision of np's by way of md's signing np charts days later, who is actually served by these regulations--from a financial, political and power point of view? keep in mind that the consumer is protected by licensing boards and np's are compromised as this directly involves barriers to practice.
as nurses, we need to understand that if we do not stand up and take ownership of our profession and direct our future--others outside of nursing will be more than happy to do it for us. true, the arrogance in one profession attempting to dominate another profession is readily apparent--but this can only happen if we let it.
1) The only chasm here is between your lack of credentials, knowledge, training and education in the nursing world and what you purport to know about the nursing profession and nursing practice.
2) Maybe you might want to start sharing your thoughts of superiority with other practice-based doctors in how MD's are the only real doctors worthy of the doctor title. Perhaps visiting and sharing your thoughts on sites with the PharmD's, DPM's, DDS's, PschD's and OD's might be in order.
3) If that doesn't keep you busy, how about addressing why physicians, as the captain of the ship, have completely failed in keeping our country healthy, failed to provide equitable medical resource distribution to vulnerable populations at risk and why our medical system has fallen from a priemier system to that of bandaide
4) As far as chuckling, the only laughter I hear is that from NP's as they gain independent practice in state after state after state. (Kerplunck!) whoops, there goes another state with independent NP practice!
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