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  1. Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification
    This month's ADVANCE magazine had an article on this. In the PA world we are seeing a move toward specialization. Whether or not this is a "good" thing for the profession or the patient is...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. 2015 DNP
    I understand the argument about practicing nursing vs practicing medicine....although I do not agree that if a (real) medical doctor or PA places a central line it is considered practicing medicine,...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  3. 2015 DNP
    So, I'm curious....do you think your DNP was more "clinical-based" than MS level NP programs? Did it teach you to practice medicine (nursing) better than a MS level NP program? If so, I would like...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  4. 2015 DNP
    Nurse Tammy - your DNP from Duke has given you the skills to create a program and a chaired position, and has taught you how to do research. If this is what you wanted to do with your career,...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. I feel like a idiot
    Practicing medicine means your mistakes can have dire consequences, including killing someone. Unfortunately, those who practice medicine are mere humans, which means they are imperfect and will...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Unprofessional, inaccurate article
    If you are practicing medicine....shouldn't you be regulated by the board of medicine?
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Scary reading doctor forums about NPs...
    Wowza has an important point that should be reiterated. These issues rarely have to do with individual NPs, but rather given roles within the heatlhcare system. Many of us believe that Doctors...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NPs trained for surgery but are not F.A.s
    Jer - Thanks. The numerous RN/NP certification boards can get confusing to someone outside the profession (and, likely, to those inside as well!)
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Spin off: how do you deal with DNP haters.
    To the OP - nobody hates DNPs....but many people have a problem with Doctorate degree folks trying to pass themselves off as "Doctors" in clinical settings, with the lack of clinical experience DNP...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  10. NPs trained for surgery but are not F.A.s
    David - this is probably a stupid question, but who awards the RNFA title? The state BON?
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. PA's trying to be included in NP act
    Thank you, and my apologies. I had recently read about Missouri being the "last state" to finally allow PAs to prescribe, and assumed it meant sked II drugs instead of III-IV.
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    You make a great point. The current supervisory laws do not require a great deal of supervision. And it seems like only a small step from 'bare supervision' (ie - just blindly signing charts) to...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. PA's trying to be included in NP act
    I don't know either. PAs can already prescribe sched II drugs in all 50 states, so doubt that's it (although some states have limits on quantity). And, to the best of my knowledge, there is no...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    Lineart - I don't see where anyone is denigrating NPs or nurses. We all know how important they are to the patients and to physicians. The issue here (and apparently it is verboten to stray from)...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    Let's talk about titles for a minute, and when it is approprite to use them. I have earned many formal titles over the years: Some from organizations (Scoutmaster), a gazillion from the military...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    Nurse Tammy, The music department in my school graduates a bunch of "doctors" every year as well. But if these trumpet, trombone, and violin doctors come into my hospital or clinic and refer to...
    Oct 28, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal?
    I'm curious, who do you feel like you need paroty with? Medical Doctors who spend 4-10 years in graduate education and average 10,000+ hours of clinical experience before they are allowed to practice...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  18. NP vs Pediatrician
    I second the advice given about researching the different fields, and prepare for pediatrician while you are researching. Bottom line there is big difference between nursing and medicine. ...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. MD, DO, NP, DC, OD -- Who deserves the title Physician?
    I don't have a big problem with it either. Most people need some humor injected into their everyday life. If a nurse wants to introduce themselves as a "doctor" it gives the rest of us a reason to...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. MD, DO, NP, DC, OD -- Who deserves the title Physician?
    For hundreds of years sick or injured patients have sought the care of a "doctor". This is not because physicians have inappropriately claimed sole use of the moniker, it is because patients GAVE it...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. MD, DO, NP, DC, OD -- Who deserves the title Physician?
    Ellen - there are arguements because people disagree. Maybe you don't consider a DNP calling him/herself a "Doctor" enough of a problem to instigate an argument from you...but let me give you an...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. doctor of nursing
    In a word: Stupid. Just like most people who drive sports cars they can't afford, this sounds like someone who is trying to make up for something that is woefully lacking in their lives such as...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. need advice from rns that became pas or nps
    In a (hopefully growing) number of states you are not allowed to do that because it's against the law to present yourself as a Doctor if you are not, in fact, a real medical doctor. But, if you...
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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