Latest Comments by OCRN3

Latest Comments by OCRN3

OCRN3, MSN, NP 5,026 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: 382 (48% Liked) Likes: 482

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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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    Toastedpeanut and poppycat like this.

    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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    Pat_Pat RN, dream'n, RNinIN, and 2 others like this.

    If you are new to the unit, I believe some unit secretaries like to eat the young just like the RNs. They are really tough and know a lot more the some new grad RNs at least at the unit level and day to day activities.
    Don't piss them off, they can make your day a living hell

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    RN2bNP and Julius Seizure like this.

    I became a Np because I was a nurse first. If I were you I would do PA it's a lot faster then doing a NP

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    Where did u get information on acceptance rates for UOP np program? I know 2 NPs who did not get accepted there?

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    Thanks guys for all your replies!

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    BCgradnurse likes this.

    Quote from BCgradnurse
    I'd take the one closest to home for more money. You can always learn the EMR and you'll make new friends. Do you get another day off during the week for working Saturday?
    Yes I get a day off during the week for working the Saturday.

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    Hi Juan, Love to hear there are these kind of jobs out there!

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    Started working at clinic 1 for 1 month as a 1099 employee, like the place and everyone is pretty nice.
    Friends are working with me, but just got called on another offer only 1 mile from my home for more money. The current provider at clinic 2 seems very stressed and over worked. She states it is because the other provider left because she could not speak the common language of the patients. I wont have any problems with language, but now I am faced with this dilemma. I shouldn't have agreed to an interview if I was happy, but I did because the place is just so close. I have written some things about both clinics below. Can you guys help me choose? My end goal is to end up working in a ER. So any advice would be helpful. I have a family with a 5 year old daughter.
    Clinic 1
    1099
    48/hr
    Reimbursement for medical benefits
    No weekends or holidays
    Do not get paid holidays
    NO PTO
    Flexibility with vacation
    NON paid vacation
    20 miles away
    Working with friends from previous job
    Easy EMR system
    MA's cater to provider
    see 20-30 patients a day
    12-2pm 1 hour lunch and 1 hour catch up time

    Clinic 2
    Federally qualified clinic
    55/hr
    Full health benefits
    W2
    2 weeks paid vacation
    malpractice paid
    Holidays paid
    Very busy clinic
    1 hour lunch
    1 mile away from my home
    have to work every other Saturday 9-3
    do not know anyone their
    MA's do not seem to cater to provider
    EMR more difficult

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    Who can't let working the floor go after getting the NP license and a NP job? Who misses the 3 days a week and comradeship?

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    If I were you I would do the private school straight shot to get my RN. I think doing it slowly class by class will take too long.

    School is not a waste of time, time will pass no matter what. In 10 years you can be 60 with a RN or 60 without a RN. You choose!

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    A friend of mine put her home address and didn't have a problem in SoCal.

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    missdeevah and ESnt16 like this.

    I did a FNP MSN program together, i also had many years RN experience. I went to school with FNP student who had a MSN with education and it seems like they did more school then I did. The first year was core MSN classes, then the last 2 years was FNP stuff.

    If you get a MSN with education components you will have extra classes in education, I feel like that would be a waste unless you plan to teach. You can teach with a MSN FNP too. I would wait because you can get the feel as a nurse first and have some basic knowledge on the floor or ER before you start.


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