Future of Nursing In United States - Leading Change/Advancing Health - page 2

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A consensus report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, lays out the case for nurses having an increased roles. Report goes on to list the many reasons why professional nurses are under used,... Read More


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    Having just worked 2 years of primary care. I would not want anything to do with it. The doctors, PA's and NP's are all burn't out. Large panels of patients with the majority of patients you see are the same chronic non compliant patients over and over again. Lets not even begin to speak about the opiate addictions that are running rampant. Thanks but no thanks. The primary care system is broken for the most part unless you work for a place like the Mayo Clinic. Instead of increasing our scope at the bedside, lets hire more qualified CNA's to do take care of the activity and hygiene duties of patient care. The NP Role should not be to diagnose and take care of complicated patients with many co-morbidities. I want to be an NP but in the ER or urgent care setting.
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    Having just worked 2 years of primary care. I would not want anything to do with it. The doctors, PA's and NP's are all burn't out. Large panels of patients with the majority of patients you see are the same chronic non compliant patients over and over again. Lets not even begin to speak about the opiate addictions that are running rampant. Thanks but no thanks. The primary care system is broken for the most part unless you work for a place like the Mayo Clinic. Instead of increasing our scope at the bedside, lets hire more qualified CNA's to do take care of the activity and hygiene duties of patient care. The NP Role should not be to diagnose and take care of complicated patients with many co-morbidities. I want to be an NP but in the ER or urgent care setting.
    And you don't think you'll be seeing the same set of patients in the ER or urgent care setting? ER's are notorious for frequent-fliers, most of whom are non-compliant and often seeking drugs.
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    And you don't think you'll be seeing the same set of patients in the ER or urgent care setting? ER's are notorious for frequent-fliers, most of whom are non-compliant and often seeking drugs.
    The big difference is I am not responsible for their primary care, and have unrealistic goals to meet. Patients, pharmacies, specialist, insurance companies, constantly wanting and needing you to fill out endless paper work and deal with administrative issues. I will gladly treat and release the same persons over and over again in the ER setting.

    Nurses thinking about becoming NP's and going into primary care better speak to the many PA's and NP's who are already out there dealing with the daily headaches. Why do you think there is shortage of doctors in primary care? Medical students are aware of have bad general practice and primary care is.


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