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Joined Apr 4, '11 - from 'Northshore, MA'. BostonFNP is a Primary Care NP. Posts: 4,978 (62% Liked) Likes: 12,371

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    MurseJJ likes this.

    Quote from NEMurse95
    I appreciate everyone's input. I'm definitely going to start reading textbooks when it relates to patient care/expanding my knowledge base to be better prepared to care for my future patients. Thanks again, everyone!
    Remember that the patho, clinical presentations, treatments your learn in pre-licensure is the same material you will learn again in more depth in grad school. The more you understand about basic a&p, patho, pharm, etc the better foundation you will have.

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    Simmons > Chamberlain.

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    LadyT618 and elkpark like this.

    Quote from DizzyJon
    Any studies or literature to further support this?

    I've seen a few bad cases in which the provider didn't do there homework and got screwed, but for sure the exception and not the rule. If you have proper coverage/limits on an employer paid for policy, then you may not need any additional coverage. It doesn't matter how many employers you have or just one job. Every job needs it's own policy if they are not the same entity and/or scope of practice. How many RNs get there own policy?
    Just do a quick google search you will find loads of info. Most employer-based insurance is claims-made and will not cover you if you change jobs unless an additional tail is purchased, is relatively low per-incident (and often distributed among all providers), and will absolutely not cover you for anything that occurs outside of work for that employer.

    All RNs should have it as well and many do, it's fairly cheap (1/6mil policy for about $100/yr for RNs).

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    lhflanurseNP likes this.

    You absoluetly need your own policy don't count on your employers especially if working in two roles at two facilities.

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    It is possible, sure.

    There are some potential legal concerns so make sure at least you carry your own malpractice insurance.

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    BCgradnurse likes this.

    Quote from ICUman
    An APRN may possess more knowledge and education in their field of study. I will not ever refer to them as my superior as that denotes a misconception. They have no relationship to the RN beyond providing patient care orders. Those with a perceived God complex will garner no respect from me.

    Living with the insecurity that an RN realizes NP's are not a superior must be daunting as well.
    TBH I have zero insecurity about my job or my role. I mean that. None. This is possible because I don't speak or practice outside my education and experience and I treat every person I encounter with respect, from patients to CNA/MA to RN to providers. Any APN or MD or PA that is practicing without a relationship to RNs (or any other healthcare team member) is a poor provider. Any RN that is practicing without a relationship to providers or assistants is a poor nurse.

    I've been there. I've seen novice providers barking "orders" at experienced RN without a shred of respect and it's wrong. I've seen experienced RN begrudge novice providers and jeapordize patient care as a result and it's wrong. We can all do better.

    Novices in any role tend to overcompensate and act overly self-important and it's dangerous. I think we can see that playing out here on both sides.

    In the end we all,need to function as a team regardless of role and when there is either a lack of respect for the other members role or a lack of understanding of the breadth of ones own role where problems happen.

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    BCgradnurse likes this.

    Quote from ICUman
    Nurse practitioners are not my superior, nor the OP's. Despite your insistence that they are.
    I'll let the ad hominem be.

    Living with this kind of insecurity must be daunting! You are seriously arguing that holding a MSN/DNP is not superior to your degree in a discussion about graduate education! What has your personal experience been in graduate school?

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    Quote from ICUman
    A nurse practitioner is not my superior. They cannot discipline an RN. They have no further relationship to the RN beyond providing patient care orders.
    The OP is asked a question about graduate education not clinical chain of command. Do you have a Masters or a Doctorate?

    Again I am not defending what was (in my opinion) not a respectful way of putting it but shiba does have a graduate degree and has gone through a graduate program and inthat way is the OPs superior in terms of advanced practice education/degree.

    It seems like you carried some personal issues with shiba into this thread as you bring in information that it otherwise entirely unrelated to the OP.

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    Quote from NEMurse95

    FNP students/grads...did you read all reading assignments? Do you think my method is sustainable for FNP school?

    Any and all replies are greatly appreciated.
    No, it's not.

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    BCgradnurse likes this.

    Quote from ICUman
    And you have absolutely zero nursing experience. And I hope you aren't referring to yourself as an NP as "superior", not even for a second.
    I agree it was kind of a poor way to put it, but in his/her defense: superior adjective 1. higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.:

    His/her prior RN experience doesn't really matter here.-

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    Farawyn, roser13, Here.I.Stand, and 5 others like this.

    Quote from pixierose
    Definitely. And please record it. And share as an article here on AN. For science, obviously.
    I will!

    I will say, in prior experiences, when it was even suggested that perhaps maybe behavior was related to hormonal fluctuations I was met with stiff resistance but now that I know she doesn't fully appreciate what she has I am sure she will thank me this time.

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    The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.

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    mk989, BCgradnurse, Dodongo, and 1 other like this.

    In terms of your investment, absolutely it matters where you go to school. Go to the best quality program you can get into.

    Employment is important in the end, but in terms of your investment, the quality of the education is far more important over the course of your career.

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    brownbook and KelRN215 like this.

    I took a poll at lunchtime: 5 providers

    Everyone was very confident about their answer and the scoring was 3 no and 2 yes. I was shocked!

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    BrnEyedGirl likes this.

    Quote from hherrn

    It is easy enough to find multiple sources, including the FDA, who refer to ASA as a blood thinner.

    The term is ambiguous, and not even uniformly understood by nurses.
    Clear as mud huh? The irony is that neither antiplatelets or anticogaulants actually do any "thinning". It would be interesting to see a poll but I would wager for most clinicians "blood thinners" are anticoagulants. There are many times I want to know if a patient is on an anticoagulant but I don't care as much if they are on an antiplatlet (but I would always be specific).


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