lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 9,898 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
Posts: 594 (41% Liked)
I think what many do not realize is if you have been a practicing nurse for quite some time, yes, you will be making some decent money BUT...the key is the experienced RN versus a NOVICE NP. A new RN does not make the same money as an experienced one...the same goes for NPs.
The subsidies to help buy insurance are pretty generous, the average amount paid for an individual is $84/month, and subsidies are available up to 400% of the poverty line, which means a family of 4 making up to $97k will get a subsidy, how much higher do you feel it should go?
I for one would like to see an overhaul of the current healthcare program. People who had good insurance prior to ACA, are now paying 2-3 times a month for premiums and having higher deductibles and less coverage...or opting to not to have any insurance and "taking a risk" because it's cheaper! I had really good insurance and then received a notice that my plan would no longer be available and had to select a new one. Well, the new one that would have "mirrored" my old plan was 3 times the cost so I opted for 1 that I could "afford". Luckily I did because we were hit with an unfortunate health condition this year and would have wound up paying more if we did not have the insurance. I know several people who don't have insurance because a) the make more than the schedule to get credit and b) they don't make enough to pay the monthly premiums along with the general cost of living. We live in a predominately older community and have one of the highest rates for insurance in the state! This is sooooooooooooo wrong.
Ah...to be young again and have the opportunities for higher education. I started in 1974 and finished my final degree in 2014.
I may be out of turn, but I do believe schools will require that you have an active RN license to be in classes...especillay if you are going for your NP.
Basic review of pharmacology is helpful as is physiology. Both of these are going to be the ground floor for building.
I am sure the relevance is that it exposes you to another aspect of alternative medicine that patients may use. Homeopathy is not mixing this herb with that herb, but rather the energy or "essence" of the product. The lower the number, the more "concentrated". When working with a patient who uses homeopathy, it is wise to have some real knowledge of the practice so as not to antagonize the patient because they are trying "something different".
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