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  1. NP's reimbursements up to 95%. Can anyone confirm?
    That would be nice, but I haven't heard this either! I wonder where they got that info considering everywhere I look cuts are being made, not increases.
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Just graduated. When to start looking for a job?
    Yup, ASAP! Good luck!
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Any one else feel this way
    oh yeah! it's part of being a "new grad" again, I think. Some things you catch and you think "I'm so awesome! I can do this!" and some things you miss and think "doh! that was silly of me." I...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Prescribing narcotics to drug seekers
    I agree with some of the posters that this is a provider problem. If the ED physician or NP or PA wasn't handing the narcs out so easily, there would be less of a problem. I know one local facility...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. RN to NP
    Yup, a good point to consider. My program was pretty easy to get into, not too competative. I applied and started school within about a month! NOT the norm, though! :)
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. NP autonomy in the ED setting
    Agreed, a PA would cover all of the roles you are interested in! The nice thing about the PA is that it's pretty broad in scope - kind of like the BSN is. You go to clinicals in a variety of settings...
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. RN to BSN or MSN to FNP?
    I think the RN to MSN is a waste of time, because you'll be spending about an extra year on part of an MSN that you'll never use. You need to hunt around for an ADN - MSN-NP program! I wish I could...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NP autonomy in the ED setting
    Yup, depends on the institution and the rules / comfort level there. One facility I know of required the MDs to cosign everything, notes / scripts / etc. Very time consuming, especially considering...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Having confidence issues in clinical rotation
    The worst part of NP school - feeling like a "new grad" again! I mean, really? We go through all that nursing school, start a job as a new grad, don't know nothing about nothing --> finally get good...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. RN to NP
    I think it really depends on the person. I started out in critical care as a new grad nurse, gained a lot of independance and experience in a few short years, and started NP school 4 years after I...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. PA to NP
    Ahh, that makes more sense. Keep in mind that the level of independance a NP has varies greatly state to state and most states require some form of formal collaboration between the NP and a...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. PA to NP
    I don't really see the need to get your NP if you are a PA. My hubby is a PA, I'm a NP, so I understand the differences in the roles pretty well. I mean, it sounds like you're making good money in...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. New edition for Uphold and Graham Family Practice Guidelines???
    I hate that book - I mean, 2003? Really? If I'd only known that when I bought it...I used Current Medical Treatment and Diagnosis and Ferri's Clinical Advisor, both of which are updated yearly and...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. New NP Job
    Wow, not the best environment for a new grad! I'm not sure what to say, except that if you feel you are practicing unsafely, say something or get the heck out of there. No job is worth your license....
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Oh no they didn't...uniform changes in florida
    I like "color-coded" hospitals. The hospital I work at, you can easily tell who is who by what color scrubs they have on. Nurses are white and royal blue, PCTs are navy and tan, respiratory is green,...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Passed AANP Certification Exam!
    Yay, GREAT JOB!! :-D
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Is NP really worth it?
    I loved bedside nursing....until I started NP school! I love my job, my patients, and the thinking that goes into being a good provider. It's pretty awesome.
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Where is the best place to work as a new FNP
    One thing to keep in mind is that at this level of practice, it's not quite as easy to switch jobs as it is as a RN. In general, it is good for a provider to give several months worth of notice vs a...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. NP\ Nursing Educator career
    MSN educators have their place in the world, but (at least at my program) the entire first year or so all the MSN candidates take the same classes. We broke off into our individual specialties...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. So...What exactly am I paying YOU for???
    My brick-and-mortar school required us to set up our own preceptors, as did the other NP school in the area. Network, network, network! Start with your peds / family doctor or office manager, see if...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Second Job Dilema
    How long have you been a nurse? I'd start off by trying to pick up OT in your current job, and once you're cruising and feel comfortable in that role, then it's time to think about finding a PT / PRN...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. BSN to NP: to wait or not wait
    I agree with most everyone here. While it's not required, a little experience never hurt anyone and can only help you. You may not see bedside nursing as your long term career, but you can get a lot...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Don't understand this weird-a%&! parameter
    It's pretty specific - I'd clarify it with the MD, then make sure I passed on in report "it's not a mistake." what med was this for?
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. WHNP vs FNP
    Yeah, my ANP program we didn't - you had to be specially trained to do IUDs in my area (FINE with me! ;)).
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. How long was your NP program?
    Mine did - I did 180 hours of clinical in 8 weeks, plus 2 classes, plus work. >_< I still have nightmares, LOL!
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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