I am so EXCITED to be able to write orders!!!!

  1. I just started my first NP job this week, and I am nervous about my new responsibility...but on the other hand, it is so exciting for me to be writing orders after practicing for so long. Yesterday I had the biggest smile on my face just because someone asked if I would write an order for a patient to get out of bed-which she was already doing safely, but someone just forgot to write activity orders when the patient was admitted a few days ago. How funny is that-that even writing the smallest order makes my day! lol
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  3. by   Joan Z
    I hear you, it is way cool...

    One of my MD partners lets me write out orders for the inpatients since I'll remember stuff like that. Must be the nursing background!

    And I'll say, this is SO MUCH BETTER than waiting around to take the cert exam!
  4. by   ANPFNPGNP
    Quote from christvs
    I just started my first NP job this week, and I am nervous about my new responsibility...but on the other hand, it is so exciting for me to be writing orders after practicing for so long. Yesterday I had the biggest smile on my face just because someone asked if I would write an order for a patient to get out of bed-which she was already doing safely, but someone just forgot to write activity orders when the patient was admitted a few days ago. How funny is that-that even writing the smallest order makes my day! lol
    I remember that I was most excited about signing my first prescription. I had been writing the scripts all through clinicals, but I had to get the docs to sign them. It was like...OMG, I CAN ACTUALLY WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS JUST LIKE A DOCTOR!
  5. by   christvs
    Quote from Joan Z
    I hear you, it is way cool...

    One of my MD partners lets me write out orders for the inpatients since I'll remember stuff like that. Must be the nursing background!

    And I'll say, this is SO MUCH BETTER than waiting around to take the cert exam!
    I know. Waiting to take the exam was just torture!
  6. by   christvs
    Quote from ANPFNPGNP
    I remember that I was most excited about signing my first prescription. I had been writing the scripts all through clinicals, but I had to get the docs to sign them. It was like...OMG, I CAN ACTUALLY WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS JUST LIKE A DOCTOR!
    I have been writing orders for meds for inpatients & it is so strange not to write another provider's name! For instance I am so used to writing TOV w/ so and so, and then my name. It is so hard to not think that way!
  7. by   ghillbert
    What is TOV?
  8. by   Joan Z
    I'm guessing "telephone order verified" by some provider... We used TO/Provider name/VBR (verified by repetition).

    And speaking of orders, I got to write referrals to other providers today... I can't get over how much fun this is... and we get paid too! :chuckle
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Congratulations! That would have to be such a high.
  10. by   leahvonleah
    Writing orders and presciptions were exciting for me when I first became certified 4 yrs ago.
    I remember also getting the RX pad at our office with my name at the top with my name and credentials! That was pretty impressive, too.
    Congrats!
  11. by   christvs
    Quote from ghillbert
    What is TOV?
    It means telephone order verified.

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