thenewguy8 1,031 Views
Joined Sep 18, '10.
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Hi Goofeegirl, when you say physical medicine do you mean osteopathy / manipulation / injection / pain stuff? And CAM?
I'm very interested in that field - do you find you are not able to contribute?
Here's my situation: Last Feb I was accepted into JHU's accelerated BS and MSN FNP program. At the time of acceptance I was seriously debating whether or not I wanted to do the NP degree or continue on with med school pre reqs and go for a DO (I love osteopathic medicine). I decided to keep going so I deferred the JHU acceptance.
I'm still on the fence about NP or DO. My girlfriend started a DO program this summer and it kills me to watch what the demands of the program require of her, and she's only MS1 :/ Part of me is seriously thinking about the NP program I could start in May.
I'm curious though - what is the program at JHU like? What is the first accelerated BSN portion like? What about the full-time MSN portion? Are you studying like crazy all the time or do you have a chance to live your life? What are clinical portions like - do you have 24 hours shifts or all weekends or anything like that?
I'm deep in the mire of indecision regarding what path I want to take, but I'd love to hear perspectives.
I'm not practicing yet - I'm applying to DE programs this fall, but I know that I would like to integrate OMM into my practice so I'm just trying to find out what hte options are. Sounds like its state-based?
Thanks for the response!
Quick follow up:
If out of school I were to practice with a DO who taught me OMM - would it be ethical for me to then offer it as part of my own independent practice were I to open one?
Still curious about this if anyone has any more information.
Basically - is there an official certification process to be able to bill legally for OMM? Or can I just study with an osteopathic doctor and practice when I feel competant with the adjustments? Then, if there were ever a problem, site might training as the source of my legitimacy?
I guess there's also a broader question here: as a licensed NP is there any problem 'prescribing' herbs or exercise or diets, etc. if I feel that is the best course of action?
Vermont also has independent practice if you have been an NP for 2 years or more. Just passed the new legislation about a month ago!!!
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