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lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 13,114 Views

Joined Jan 6, '13. Posts: 706 (42% Liked) Likes: 610

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    Jules A likes this.

    You do not mention how long you have worked there nor your patient base. Do you see repetitive patients or do you work as a group (first come first serve). This could have a bearing on length of time. If you have your own patient base, and it is extensive, 2 weeks may not be enough time to "spread" your patients throughout the practice.

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    I would not go alone. Try to get some of your classmates who are in the same boat. There is safety as well support and reinforcement in numbers. If you go by yourself and relate the same info...you will be noted as a troublemaker. Nursing has some real problem with handling "criticism" real or perceived. If no one will join you, then you may want to rethink this method. Tread carefully. I have been on the back side of many "attacks" and it is not pleasant.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    If, as you say, "So difficult in fact that half the class is failing", then your class should ask to speak to an academic adviser or the assistant dean. During one of my classes, I remember we were not getting feedback on our papers, tests, post...nothing...for 3 weeks. We contacted our academic adviser and then met with the dean of the nursing college. We had a new instructor within a week.

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    If you can, see about shadowing a NP for a few days to see if this is what you TRULY want. I see so many posts of "I love my job but". What is wrong with getting your MSN in something OTHER than patient care? If you really love case management, seeing the other side first may help you chose the right path as we really can't do that for you.

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    applewhitern and brownbook like this.

    I don't know that I would tie it to "today's nursing model"...it is the entire healthcare system that is failing. A person with insurance will get an EOB for a thyroid panel of about $800.00, but can pay a cash price of $85.00. A cancer targeted immunotherapy drug in the US can be $8400.00 a month, but Canada has same drug for $2600.00 per month. It is a shame!

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    shibaowner likes this.

    Have to agree with Jules. Also...not many people are cut out to run their own business...it is HARD! It is much easier to go to work and let someone else take all the responsibility so one can go to work then go home and not worry about things like "will there be enough money for payroll, what about the insurance increase, what about unemployment increase, what about covering vacations...."

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    gettingbsn2msn likes this.

    Quote from 2bNotAnotherMaleNurse7
    Well they said it was more functional medicine. Ordering DME, trigger point injections, functional assessments, etc..
    True functional medicine is not doing DMEs, trigger point injections, functional assessments, etc. This is more of a physical medicine route (possibly chiropractic). Functional medicine is...patient comes in with fatigue, weight gain, "brain fog", etc. and you evaluate for nutritional deficiencies, thyroid, adrenal, sugar problems.

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    Seems they are using "holistic/alternative" to cover a "quick buck" practice. I do functional medicine which is "holistic/alternative" and traditional. I do NOT push stem cells, weight loss, etc. I would RUN! Just my opinion though...

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    Have to agree with previous posters. Maybe the intention was for those who wear makeup to keep it light and non "gothic"? Anyway...if you don't wear makeup now...don't. I have noticed throughout my years that women who don't wear a lot of makeup have healthier looking skin when they get "older"

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    ItsYourJourney and Nurse Beth like this.

    Congrats...now...no more lurking :-)

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    OrganizedChaos and nrsang97 like this.

    What is in this product? Liver detox can often times cause reactions with heavy toxin release and either no way to get out of the system or poor methylation and antioxidant/mitochondrial function. Another reason to be VERY cautious of what one is injecting/infusing as well as understand the physiology of how the substance processes. I am sorry this happened to your sister, but a good lesson to be learned!

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    direw0lf likes this.

    A lot depends on the setting. ERs, Urgent Care, etc most often utilize acute care prepared NPs.

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    cbrya00d likes this.

    This "assignment" is a common thread request here at AN. The purpose of this assignment is to get you to start communicating with NPs in YOUR area. It is a great way to make connections that may be useful down the road. Have you attempted to reach out to NPs working either in doctor's offices, hospitals, or urgent care centers where you live or in a larger city close by?

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    Have you considered the possibility that schools may be reluctant to hire a MSN degreed nurse practitioner to teach "nurses"? The role of the NP is different from that of "the nurse" and they may feel that you are "over qualified" or "out of touch" with basic nursing? I would find it difficult to teach nurses now as my approach to patient care is primary care driven and I am independent in my assessment and treatment of the patient much less the "nursing diagnoses" versus actual medical diagnosing. I wish you well if this is what you would truly like to do...good luck.

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    A 1099 reflects actual salary received. A person getting a 1099 is a "contract" worker and is responsible for their own taxes, insurances, education, etc. These need to be itemized so they can be deducted as "cost of doing business". The 1099 is ONLY for what you received in payments from wherever you work.


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