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lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 11,986 Views

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    Like Texas...Florida is slow to change. Look at how long it took to get prescriptive rights! We have had autonomy bills go to Tallahassee several times...with them NEVER even getting past the committee. The docs here are making some good money with NPs paying them a monthly fee for "supervision".

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    traumaRUs likes this.

    A true functional/integrative practice includes both allopathic and complementary approaches depending on the patient's needs. When looking at health, the functional practitioner is looking for clues BEFORE the person becomes "diagnosed" (patient sways to the left but compensates during Rhomberg...this will be a fail / touches tip of nose with any part of the finger rather than the tip of the finger...this will be a fail / Vitamin D level of 35...not good). There is a LOT of teaching and coaching to improve the patient's lifestyle choices. An increased look at genetic defects and how the environment can influence a bad gene to "turn on"...the list goes on and on. Understanding the various supplements, herbs, and homeopathics patients will try, or get, to treat "symptoms" just like drugs without determining what these symptoms can indicate. To me, it makes sense and my practice continues to grow with this approach through word of mouth.

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    MiahH likes this.

    Congratulations!

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    So, what have YOU come up with so far that we can help you with. We are NOT here to do your homework!

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    EJN, RN, BSN and WKShadowRN like this.

    When I went to take my exam, I asked for a private room. They asked why..."because I have to read the questions and answers out loud to myself AND I tend to be very theatrical in figuring out my answer". Well...I got a private room. When I got done they told me I was one of the most entertaining test takers they had every encountered and were happy that I had passed!

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    EJN, RN, BSN likes this.

    These scores do bring some concern to the surface. Have you been able to identify where your weaknesses are? Is it in a particular area or is it getting tripped up with the questions? Carefully review the correct answer against yours...WHY is it different? One cannot memorize the examples (may or may not be on the exam) but should understand the material well enough to appropriately identify the correct answer. If you are getting tripped up...then you are reading too much into your question, not reading the question slowly enough to pick up the "twist", and/or not considering each answer in relationship to the question. I have always been a HORRIBLE test taker and found that my weakness was in getting tripped up by the question in regards to reading more into it that was actually there. English is my second language, so I also would get in trouble with double negatives, etc. I really worked hard on this and passed my exam on the first pass. Good luck!

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    What things have you seen in your clinical environment that you questioned or felt there may have been a better way to address or resolve an issue?

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    What about one of your preceptors?

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    AJJKRN and Scottishtape like this.

    These type of questions are frequently found in final exams and certification exams. One of the big reasons many nurses "fail". One really needs to have an understanding of the material and read the questions very carefully to pick-up on the wording to help identify the correct/wrong answers.

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    Ours is 1 room right there off the waiting room so everyone can see/hear what is going on. Not a good thing at all!

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    ICUman and wyld~heart like this.

    The hospitals in my area have open access to NPs and PAs. I can't imagine what is so "special" that your facility has blocked this. Wonder whose ego has been tromped! You may want to do a "survey" to obtain results in regards to access to physician lounges. This may give you some better feedback.

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    Triciaj...hope it was true...but NOT! The bandaid was filthy and when we removed it, the pink skin against his "tan" said everyting. He had not cleaned the area so the bandaid wouldn't come off. As others have said...you just can't make some of this stuff up.

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    If you are involved in a group project...keep meticulous notes on what has been discussed, who "volunteered" for what, time tables and all communication. This way if you have someone, or more, not pulling their weight, you can bring it to the instructor's attention. I was involved in one such class and out of the 6 of us, only 2 of us got a grade and passed.

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    DahliaDaisy, Orca, mindofmidwifery, and 13 others like this.

    Saw a patient once who had gotten a tetanus shot for an injury corrected in the doctor's office 1 year ago...still had the bandaid on!


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