Extending training for NP's

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    What's everyone's thoughts on this?

    More classroom training? More clinicals? Or pehaps a residency like physicians complete?

    Would be interesting to hear everyone's views. I'll also post a poll for those who wish to vote.

    BTW, I'm in favor of a residency. GOSH how one would have helped me my first year out!

    -Dave
  2. Poll: Do you feel NP's need more training? If so, what?

    • No, NP's are highly trained as it is. No change needed.

      5.56% 1
    • Yes, more classroom time would be useful.

      0% 0
    • Yes, more clinical study hours would be useful.

      11.11% 2
    • Yes, a residency for NP's is needed.

      83.33% 15
    • Other (Please define in a post)

      5.56% 1
    18 Votes / Multiple Choice
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    Think all NP's first year should be residency, esp if working in a hospital acute care unit.
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    just curious - how will it be funded?
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    Quote from Tenesma
    just curious - how will it be funded?
    I figured we would pass the costs on over to medical residency department of the hospital. I know it might bring down the doctors saleries, but com'on... NP's are better anyway.

    -Dave
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    residents are funded by medicare - the government spends about $130,000 per resident every year - the hospital/department in turn pays the resident $30-40,000 and keeps the rest to cover departmental expenses/medical malpractice/etc....
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    Quote from Tenesma
    residents are funded by medicare - the government spends about $130,000 per resident every year - the hospital/department in turn pays the resident $30-40,000 and keeps the rest to cover departmental expenses/medical malpractice/etc....
    I wasn't aware of that. Always assumed the hospital took on the resident and their funding.

    Ofcourse, they could train NP's for a year, for less money, and get just as good of a product.

    -Dave
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    Quote from MD Terminator
    Ibut com'on... NP's are better anyway.

    -Dave
    You are really concerned with MDs arent you? Every post a slam, every quote a reference to how you are supposedly better.
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    Quote from MD Terminator
    I wasn't aware of that. Always assumed the hospital took on the resident and their funding.

    Ofcourse, they could train NP's for a year, for less money, and get just as good of a product.

    -Dave
    NPs cant replace doctors. NPs and MDs need each other. No one group is better than the whole.
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    Quote from Tenesma
    residents are funded by medicare - the government spends about $130,000 per resident every year - the hospital/department in turn pays the resident $30-40,000 and keeps the rest to cover departmental expenses/medical malpractice/etc....
    tenesma,

    hospitals make a crap load of money off of residents. Its a huge cash cow for them. You are naive if you think that the money just gets used up training the resident. Its an understood reality that Medicare funds each resident position in excess to reimburse hospitals for patients who cant afford to pay and have no insurance. Most resident training programs are in hospitals that ahve a large portion of uninsiured patients.
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    Quote from yersinia21
    You are really concerned with MDs arent you? Every post a slam, every quote a reference to how you are supposedly better.
    You obviously don't know me very well.

    -Dave


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