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  1. Lateral violence. How did you handle it?
    Violence - whether domestic, on the job, or from a stranger in a parking lot warrants a call to the police. Bullying or poor treatment warrants a one-on-one conversation between you and the...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. New grad NP employment search
    I've been practicing over 3 years now. Graduated in August, passed ANP exam in September, started work in October. I'm in North Carolina. My job offer was a surprise and was entirely thanks to...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. FNP work schedule
    I work inpatient (ANP) and schedule 7 shifts per pay period. Of course, that means holidays and weekends...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Being an NP in NC.
    It is beautiful here. There is so much to enjoy in the mountains OR the coast. Great food! High medical needs with very high rates of diabetes and hypertension. Large immigrant population. Rural...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Being an NP in NC.
    In many regards, NC is a great place to live. It's not a great place to practice as an NP. I am an ANP living on Western NC (worse area of the state to work from a pay perspective) but moving is...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Maximum Lantus & NPH doses?
    I work in both inpatient and outpatient DM mgmt. There is theoretically no limit to the doses of basal insulin...no upper safe dose to prescribe the way we think of meds like METFORMIN. Having said...
    Nov 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Did any of you get your NP position without prior RN experience?
    So, back to the original question... My experience as an NP without RN experience has been fantastic. I was hired one month after graduation as part of an in-patient research project funded by...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Did any of you get your NP position without prior RN experience?
    Hard not not to take that personally with all the all-caps and holding. I pursued NP education/training rather than PA training because I prefer the nursing model of care over allopathic medical...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Call pay
    $3 an hour for overnight call
    Nov 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Did any of you get your NP position without prior RN experience?
    I never worked as an RN. I had many years of experience as a medical assistant in outpatient practices, had done some teaching in medical assisting programs in a local college, etc. I completed a...
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. collabrative physician
    Check your state BON site to get the answers you need.
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    I appreciate everyone's input here. Normally what I hear is how everyone's salary is much higher than mine, how they have better benefits, etc. Even though I'm sorry others are suffering from...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Lantus BID
    Pts should not NEED a snack. If snacks are routinely needed, the insulin dose is too high.
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  14. How do you conduct periodic meetings with your collaborating physician?
    The requirements are probably different state-to-state (unlike for physicians whose rule are pretty standard across the USA) and your BON probably has a format they suggest you follow. I live in...
    Oct 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. First Job for New Grads
    1. What type of clinic? Hospital - inpatient diabetes management 2. 3 Pros 1) limited scope of practice made my new job less terrifying 2) I did not have previous hospital experience,...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    I am taking a few days to think things through, vis a vis my options and whether or not I have any. I'm trying to put any ego I may have aside to make solid, fact-based decisions rather than bad...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    Is this happening elsewhere or is it just NC? We are one of the states that did not expand MCAID under O-care.
    Sep 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    I work for a hospital system but don't want to be more specific than that. Tough financial times at my workplace - some paid time off was frozen for a few months of the year, meaning employees...
    Sep 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Does any NP regret becoming one
    *shrugging my shoulders* I thought we were being asked for our own anecdotal experiences. I've never once claimed to respond in any way to represent all NPs or all RNs. Responses like these are...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Does any NP regret becoming one
    I don't regret becoming a NP but I do not agree with the statement that we are afforded more respect. I work for a hospital system that looks at NPs as being a dime a dozen, our benefits have been...
    Sep 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. NP malpractice insurance
    Insurance thru my employers, and then NSO policy of my own. I have no doubt that my employers (well, one of them anyway) would leave me twisting in the wind if an issue occurred.
    Jul 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Would you accept a position.....
    Good question! I suppose it would have its pros and cons, like any position. On the PRO side, you do not have to live up to expectations from previous NPs AND you have an opportunity to really...
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. FNPs in the Hospital?
    I'm an ANP and I've worked inpatient ever since graduation and now do just 2-3 days/month in an outpatient setting as well.
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Seasoned FNP tell me the truth....
    $75K for your first year out of school (salary + signing bonus) is nothing to sneeze at. Especially since this office/practice is a known entity and you could really get into a much worse situation...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. FNPs doing inpatient care
    I am an adult NP and I've worked inpatient ever since I graduated. I work in diabetes management. I don't admit patients myself but am asked to consult on patients admitted to surgical or neurology...
    Jan 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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