The other day I was thinking (I know, I'm not susposed to do that outside of a clinical setting on my own), wondering when we became the personal property of the physician we worked for?
Note that for some, this certainly does not apply, but how many times have you heard of a NP being referred to as "Dr. Joe's Nurse Practitioner" or even worse... "Hello, I'm Dr. Joe's NP".
Even if our STATE doesn't consider us independent, I think we sure as heck can walk w/o a leash. Why on earth would ANY NP even consider introducing themself as a SOMEONE's NP? I can understand saying you work
with someone, but to say that you are their NP?
Just doesn't make sense to me!
Maybe I'm ranting...
Anyone care to join in?
David Adams, ARNP