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OCRN3, MSN, NP 6,318 Views

Joined Dec 25, '12 - from 'OC SoCal'. OCRN3 is a Family Nurse Pactitioner. She has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med/surg, Tele, educator, FNP'. Posts: 393 (48% Liked) Likes: 510

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    Do you have slots of 10-, 20- and 40-min for certain visits, or 15- or 30-min slots for sick vs well child/more complex mental health visits?

    the front office is supposed to schedule 15 minutes for established patients/sick visits. 30 minutes for new patients and wellness exam, but they often mess it up and give 15 minutes to a new patient for a sick visit. its really the fron office who picks and chooses.


    - Do your providers have a set template of XX many physicals in the morning or afternoon or is it a free-for-all? yes we are supposed to have 5 major appointments in the Am and 5 in the PM, but that also is never on point.\
    ]- How do you guys manage or set aside time to accommodate for walk-ins? walk ins are added as needed and sometime they ask my input, if i can accommodate

    - What is your policy for late arrivals (say if someone is 14-min late for a 15-min appointment, or 15-min late for a 30-min appointment)? they get 15 minutes to arrive late, we will still see them in another slot if there is a new show but they are not garaunteed a spot, also up to front office,


    - What about double-booking? they will do it to me if there are no shows but also depends on who is in the front

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    we give pediarix which is Hep B, polio, and Dtap, which helps cut down on pokes, I give the parent the choice on how many pokes but reinforce how important it is to get them all in a timely manner,

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    Hello, all , so I have a new opportunity to work in ER as a NP, 12 hours *****, double the money I make now with full benefits. I currently work as at a FQHC a few miles from my house, the hours are 2, 10s and 2 8s, 1 weekend a month with full benefits. The ER is 90 miles 1 way away, but I would get more time off during the week and may have a more challenging job.

    I became a NP to work in ER but have found it hard to find an ER job due to very little experience in ER. Now I have this job offer because its so far and I think no one wants to drive. Should I take the ER and quit the FQHC? I find myself bored at the FQHC and the admin is challenging to deal with. I am not sure if the convenience of being so close to home beats the more money and more flexibility. What do you all think? any input appreciated.

    PS: I am married with 1 child, no plans for more, babysitting is not an issue

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    I love 3 8/9 hour shifts with an hour lunch. Only as a NP tho, I don't think they have this as a floor RN. When I did 12s it was good for time during the week, but the days I did work, the day was shot. As I got older and had a family, 12 hrs don't seem to be as family friendly.

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    Why don't you get a pediatric NP to cover what you missed on kids?

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    It's true. Nps are being churned out and saturating the market. I have found that my nursing experience is only s little valuable and specialty has not mattered to employers. I would concentrate on an easy specialty do u can concentrate on school.

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    This is so interesting, this recently happened to me, I was accused of substance abuse due to a conversation that was overheard by another. The other person said that due to my comment I was probably on something. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. Later the boss came at me and wants to know the details of the convo. I explained them, but it bothered me so much I resigned. They did not request a drug test though. Are you absolutely certain a drug test was asked for? I took this as an insult and immediately resigned. I was in the job for about 3 weeks when this occurred.

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    I would quit after I had another job on hand. There is nothing wrong with quitting something you don't like! It's your quality of life!!!

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    xoemmylouox and Purple_roses like this.

    No,NPs can not replace MDs, they are too valuable! And who would us NPs consult with?[emoji85]

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    were you given lab values? Also, did you have pics to interpret or ecg?

    and, Could you tell me what you used to study for nonclinical portion?
    thank you!!
    Yes I was given lab values but the norms were shown, I got pictures and ekg strip on the ANCC

    For the on clinical portion I used the last chapter in Leik regarding the non clinical

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    Chaelsue and TabDWalker like this.

    Passed both ANCC and AANP .... AANP was harder for sure! ANCC was 50% is research and policy

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    I graduated in 2006 and in Orange County acute care they started me off at 17/hr

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    Yeah I can see what the issue was with the patient. Now the mom will be questioning him about the issue. You can't really tell mom anything since he isn't a minor. I think I would have apologized and said my mistake and somehow talk to the patient privately.

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    Hi all,
    Another opportunity has been brought up to me about working at planned parenthood. Currently working family practice. Any NPS work there who love or hate it?
    On paper the benefits look great, the pay is ok but I think the benefits outweigh the low pay? Any one with thoughts about this?

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    What is the connotation with eating their young? In the hospital I grew up in, it took a long time to earn respect and I wasn't taken seriously for a long time. Nurses and clerks were all very rude and mean until I stood up for myself and knew a little more about nursing then a new grad. That's how i mean eating the young. Please advise me on what it really means?


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