lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 9,125 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
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Oh, good, got a little freaked there. I must have covered all the "legal" NP stuff in 3 classes! The facility should add you to their prescription pads, or provide a set...however, we use them so rarely now with electronic records. Florida does have guidelines as to the actual paper used for pads, but again, your facility should already be set up and just need to add you. They will need your NPI number as well.
This wasn't covered in your classwork? Florida allows NPs to write prescriptions as long as they are not controlled substances until January of next year. For right now, unless you are "going it alone", you do not have to do anything until it is time to start taking the courses and applying for the DEA license if you want it.
What have your instructors said? What about your preceptors?
Just remembered something. We had to mix our own Chemo under a hood on a medical floor!
It's official....Governor Scott signed the Barbara Lumpkin Controlled Substance Prescribing Act bill!
Anatomy is like learning a foreign language unless you have had experience or been exposed to many of the terms. Where are you struggling? Do you have a "study buddy" who can help you? There are numerous of resources online...many with videos that may be helpful. The pressure of passing exams can be intense because you understand you can't move forward if you don't. Have you taken any classes on test taking? Many questions, but hope they will help you refocus. Good luck!
Have you made your application? If so, did you do it online? If so, you can login and see the status of your application including all the input from outside sources such as fingerprints, test results, etc.
Did the Gov sign yet ?
These assignments are designed to help you identify mentors in your community. This can help open doors for you down the line. Have you tried contacting local ARNPs in your community first?
I for one am looking forward to this and hope that Governor Scott will not veto it. It will be real nice to be able to write a compound prescription with Testosterone, or for Testosterone medication as a whole...much less the ability to provide a short course of an anti-anxiety med if needed. As NPs, I believe STRONGLY that we will be more selective and short-termed dosing of these drugs. I for one know that if someone needs something STRONG for pain...they are going to be referred to pain management. I don't EVEN want to raise any signals there! I agree with
This is what clinicals are for....to learn and become comfortable with "chronic" diseases. Be sure to talk to the drug reps when they come in...they usually have guidelines and protocols.
Call me old-fashioned, but I would call and arrange a short greet and discuss your future plans and ask if they would be open to precepting you. Then you can start making plans once you get accepted to make your commitments.
lila92692, have to apologize for not catching this until now. I am a bit of a rebel and struck out on my own. It was hard going for a while, but I am now fairly busy and getting new patients all the time...love it!
Start thinking out of the nursing model and consider what tests need to be ordered, what drugs should be ordered, what referrals should be made.
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