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    Quote from nanbo
    Hi!

    You're probably wondering why I have tax questions in August! I have an extension until October. My question is this - does anyone have any good tax deduction suggestions. I am kind of like an agency nurse but I work for the hospital but sign a 13 week contract each time. I don't know if I am eligible for some of the deductions that travellers are eligible for. Not sure who to go to for information. Wasn't really able to find anything when I "googled". Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    I would recommend a good accountant. It'll cost some money, but money well spent in my opinion. It's their job to be up-to-date all on that incredibly detailed and boring tax stuff!

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    Quote from siri
    Hello and Welcome

    There are a couple threads on this subject as we speak. Someone is desiring to join Eastern/Western philosophies with their nurse practitioner. So do a search and you might be able to share ideas.

    Good luck!!
    Thanks! I'll be sure to check them out.

    Steve

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    Quote from Tweety
    Good luck in all that you do. I wish merging the world of western medicine and eastern was a bit easier, but I really don't know what the job opportunities for nurses are. Good luck.
    Thanks for the words of encouragement! I really appreciate them.

    Steve

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    Quote from suzanne4
    Not sure if you already have a Bachelor's degree in another field or not...if so, you can do a MSN program without going for the BSN first in many schools now.............

    You will probably find more job opportunities on either coast...........

    Good luck, the combination does work. Lived overseas in SE Asia.
    Hi, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I do have a BS in a non-nursing field as well as an MPH. I am aware of the bridge programs and have actually investigated the program at UMass that allows someone in my situation to enter the MSN program with only 2 pre-requisite courses (which I may be able to waive if I submit syllabi from previous nursing courses that meet the criteria). Luckily I do live in Massachusetts which is very progressive and in the western part of the state near the Vermont border which is probably the most progressive part of the state. I have heard rumors of MD's with very integrative/holistic practices in the area. I will investigate what they have to offer in terms of employment/referrals/info/advice. Thanks!

    Steve

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    Quote from MikeLAc
    Hi all. I am new to this forum. I am a National Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist with an M.S. in oriental medicine, anticipating my first practice this coming Spring.
    There are some colleges in the U.S. offering a "bridge program" to become an N.P. within two years if one has previously attained their Master's degree. I thought it would be neat to offer both western and eastern diagnosis and Tx. to my patients, allowing them to receive the best from both type medicines.
    My main concern in becoming an N.P. is the following:
    I fear that some aspects of the N.P. scope of practice might inhibit practice as an oriental health professional due to the possibility I might have to act under the somewhat strict protocols of the N.P. profession.
    If an oriental Tx. or approach would seem to be better than the western one, I might be forced to act based on the constraints of the western model, or risk sanctions from regulatory bodies overseeing the N.P. arena. Can anyone elaborate on any of this?
    Also, if the above circumstances would not come into conflict, would I be allowed to practice independently as an N.P. in my own oriental medical practice without prior hospital or other clinical, (employment), as an N.P?

    Thank you very much for sharing any thoughts on this matter.

    Mike Eidson, LAc.
    Hiya Mike, I just registered and posted a message before scanning through other people's messages. Imagine my surprise to see yours. I thought I was a rarity. If you get any good info, I'd appreciate it if you'd pass it on. I'll do the same for you. I too am a Lic. Ac. and just finished my Associates Degree in Nursing. I currently work as an RN at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont and am thinking of starting a bridge program at UMass. I have a BS in a non-nursing field (Marketing) and a Masters in Public Health. I dream of working in a progressive clinic setting where I am free to diagnose my patients and choose what modalities are best for them individually. I also am a Reiki II Therapist and a Shamballa Master. I studied homeopathy for a year but had to quit for financial reasons. That was about 10 years ago. I am also very interested in the use of sound and color in healing. Ihave the same concerns that you mentioned in your posting (constraints imposed by regulatory agencies/govenment on our scope of practice, etc. Love to hear from you.

    Steve

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    Hi Everyone, I am a new RN (Associates Degree) working on a med-surg unit. I love the work so far but got into nursing in the first place to somehow combine nursing/western medicine with acupuncture and other forms of holistic/complementary medicine. I am thinking of getting my MSN and becoming an ARNP. I assume that this is the best avenue for achieving what I want to do. Does anyone have any advice at all? Any tidbits of wisdom? Am I misguided? Thanks in advance!



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