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  • Jun 28

    Quote from Horseshoe
    It seems a lot of hospitals want to have their cake and eat it, too. They "prefer" a BSN, because it's obviously superior to the education of an ADN and it provides them with some kind of benefit to hire a BSN prepared nurse over the ADN prepared nurse. BUT, they won't pay the BSN prepared nurse significantly more, because obviously, it's not superior to the education of an ADN.

    They are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and it's complete and utter BS.
    This is simple supply and demand, can you really blame hospitals? They have a chance to get more at the same cost so that choose to do that. It's flawed logic to think that just because education and benefit to them is better that they would simply offer to pay more money for it, unless they are made to by reducing supply.

  • Jun 26

    Quote from Jules A
    Could we just agree NPs are midlevel providers and stop protesting that label? We truly can't have it both ways.
    Maybe you are a "midlevel" to someone, but the vast majority of NPs are not. Most function independently even in the states that require collaboration agreements. Those agreements have one purpose: to ensure physicians remain in control of the revenue stream. If it were for any other reason an experienced NP could be the supervising provider for a novice NP.

    You argue that you won't "do any tasks that a physician wouldn't do" and demand equal pay but then spout this kind of nonsense about NPs as "midlevels". You are right, you can't have it both ways.

    I care for a large panel of medically complex patients fully independently in a state that requires a collaboration agreement. My collaborator is my business partner and treats me as such. We do the same job and see the same number of patients on days we work; he works 3 days a week the rest of the time I am alone both inpatient and in clinic. I am similar to the vast majority of my colleagues, most of which make 15-25% less per patient in reimbursement and 25-50% less in salary than their "collaborating" physicians.

  • Jun 25

    Quote from Jules A
    I know a couple who get rave reviews from patients and couldn't diagnose or prescribe their way out of a paper bag.
    You are speaking about the exception not the rule. From someone that works full time in primary care, nearly always the best providers are the ones that take the time to talk to, listen to, and understand their patients.

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    In this case it's about the greedy being greedier.

    The union is flexing their muscle to get more for the nurses. The hospital is digging in their heals to maximize their profit. What are you so surprised about? Thats what every union and every business does.

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    In this case it's about the greedy being greedier.

    The union is flexing their muscle to get more for the nurses. The hospital is digging in their heals to maximize their profit. What are you so surprised about? Thats what every union and every business does.

  • Jun 23

    Quote from RockMay
    In this case it's about the greedy being greedier.

    The union is flexing their muscle to get more for the nurses. The hospital is digging in their heals to maximize their profit. What are you so surprised about? Thats what every union and every business does.

  • Jun 22

    Quote from RockMay
    He?! I am not a PA, no chip, and I am concerned about RNs putting their bank accounts ahead of patients. Comment on the content, please.
    1. If you were "about to graduate" in March and in June you aren't a PA, that explains a lot.

    2. The RN's are following their union orders and don't have much of any individual choice. It matter little their desire for more money (don't we all want more money?) and everything to to with what they have to do by union rules. Do you not have a union and in your extensive experience have you never worked for a union hospital?

  • Jun 22

    Quote from RockMay
    In this case it's about the greedy being greedier.

    The union is flexing their muscle to get more for the nurses. The hospital is digging in their heals to maximize their profit. What are you so surprised about? Thats what every union and every business does.

  • Jun 22

    Quote from Extra Pickles
    I have two questions, one is whether an MD is supposed to be prescribing medication for a spouse, I thought that was some kind of ethics violation? Maybe not illegal, but I thought wasn't supposed to happen? And two, why would your wife have to show anyone any ID if it's not her prescription she's picking up? Asking for your ID sure but hers? Why?
    It is not illegal.

    There are ethical considerations but for non-controlled substances it is often overlooked.

    If she was picking up the script and was also the prescriber then the pharmacist could potentially not dispense but it's unusual she would ask for verification of prescriber privileges.

  • Jun 22

    Quote from RockMay
    In this case it's about the greedy being greedier.

    The union is flexing their muscle to get more for the nurses. The hospital is digging in their heals to maximize their profit. What are you so surprised about? Thats what every union and every business does.


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