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  1. Why are preceptors not provided in MSN programs?
    It is truly bizarre and inappropriate for schools to expect students to find their own preceptors, especially when the search degrades into trying to find a warm body with an MD or NP after their...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. tatoos & piercings, part 2
    I'm a successful nurse practitioner, and a guy, and I have 00g ears. Anyone who doesn't like them is more than welcome not to be my patient. ;)
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Best area for RN experience prior to becoming FNP
    I'm a psych NP, but I did have to do some primary care rotations-- my ICU experience was not very helpful, but my ER experience proved INVALUABLE. You get to see everything from STDs to wounds to...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Acute vs. Primary Care NP? Can't decide
    As I commented in another thread, boards of nursing are cracking down on this. From what I hear, according to Texas BON, FNP scope of practice does not include inpatient work.
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. FNP new grad -- offered a GI job -- should I take it?
    You need to check with your board. In Texas, the board has really cracked down on scope of practice issues like Adult Health CNS practicing psychiatry and FNPs doing inpatient rounding.
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Why do NPs call associate MD their "Boss"
    I moonlight inpatient with a psychiatrist (who owns the group) and a NP friend of mine on occasion, I call them both colleagues because I don't consider either one of them to be my supervisor. In...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Earning potential
    I work primarily outpatient in community psychiatry, though I have also worked at a crisis facility and do some inpatient rounding PRN. There are a number of specialties in psych which are quite...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Earning potential
    This is true generally. HOWEVER, in urban areas, in specialties, I do not believe this is the case.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Earning potential
    Yeah, I saw that, sorry, I finally cleared out my inbox! Is there anything in particular you want to know? I have licenses in Washington State and Texas. Had no trouble getting a job in either...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Earning potential
    And, I for one, am pushing for equal pay for equal work.
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Earning potential
    Most MDs don't make that much? Maybe not in primary care, but otherwise this is definitely not true! My community mental health center in Austin, with a low cost of living, STARTS brand new NPs at...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Earning potential
    I'm a psych NP, employed in an outpatient community (=not high-paying) psychiatric setting, one year of experience, and make 6 figures.. More than just a few of the psych NPs I know in private...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. BSN as entry into practice; why we decided against it.
    I have a MSN and am a nurse practitioner, but I also earned a BA before I became an RN. I worked for 3 years as an RN while obtaining my MSN. I could never, and still can't, see what the big deal...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. How do you pronounce "centimeter" ???
    I've heard a number of people try to justify "sontimeter" as a French pronounciation of the word. Yeah, well, I have a French degree and speak French and Italian and studied Latin for two years. ...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Checking vitals on a stranger to see if they are ok
    The only reason I would intervene for any reason is if someone were clearly having trouble with ABCs. And, in that case, I wouldn't even ask them, I'd call 911. I have absolutely no desire to...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. GRE scores on resume???
    Include GPA if it's good, but GRE is overkill.
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  17. It's a Myth that it takes thousands of dollars to train a new Grad RN
    1. For a new nurse, you seem to know an awful lot and are displaying an attitude that is inversely proportional to your purported knowledge base. 2. The med surg preceptorship at the hospital...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. It's a Myth that it takes thousands of dollars to train a new Grad RN
    Part of it depends on what kind of training you get and what setting you work in. Like 8mpg explained above, I had a relatively short (compared to some new grad RNs) 12 week orientation in a high...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey
    To clarify one or two of the points from a different perspective, I'm a psych NP who is required to spell out tablet strength and instructions based on tablet strength. Even though I am at a 2-3...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Question about marijuana use as a nurse
    Morally abhorrent?. I bet you'd be a ton of fun at a cocktail party. But you probably don't go to those either. :sarcastic: I agree that the state BON and employer really end up with the final...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. ACNP in adult primary care
    Rlianne, I agree that the scope and standards of your certifying body in concert with your board's rules and state law would dictate what you can/cannot do. It is a very gray area, and very...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Depression/Anxiety Medications A Possible Hinderance to Getting a Job?
    This is entirely ridiculous. 1. Getting into and graduating from an NP program has nothing to do with getting a DEA number. They have no way of knowing your eligibility for a DEA number. 2. ...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Depression/Anxiety Medications A Possible Hinderance to Getting a Job?
    It shouldn't necessarily affect you either way. You may have to disclose to your board what your diagnosis is. For instance, in Texas, you must specifically answer if you have ever been diagnosed...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. What is it with nurses and cell phones? Just a vent.
    I generally try to be polite and inoffensive. However, I resent having my time wasted, and when I'm forced to go to useless mandatory trainings that last hours upon hours (e.g. three hours of, "this...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): My Personal Proís and Conís
    That depends on the state, I would think.... "nurse" isn't even protected in every state. Title "Nurse" Protection
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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