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  1. What do your patients call you?
    they call me by first name or they'll say "doc" but when I correct them most will say yes yes I know you're a nurse practitioner but you're essentially my doc (I am a primary care provider). So they...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Got my latest Advance issue and salary wise........
    It is sad to me that nurse practitioners as a whole seem to be underpaid given the level of education and also responsibility. I was in a similar situation as you where I liked the job and people...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. salary/job market differences between Northern and Southern California?
    I currently work as a NP but in another state as I left California years ago, but am thinking of possibly returning. Most of the salary data do not break down California into northern vs. southern...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Any one have experience with moving across state lines?
    I am doing a bit of research into how I would obtain my NP license if I were to move to another state, I believe this is licensure by endorsement? Mainly it would be the west coast states CA, WA,...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. FNP in Hawaii
    you may want to google an article/survey about NP practice which I recall being posted within the last 2 years. They looked at many factors including scope of practice and assigned each state a...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Views on the Nurse Practitioner Professionals
    compensation and scope of practice for nurse practitioners depend a lot on your geographic area, so I cannot speak to that since you didn't specify whereabout you live but you can certainly look it...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. HELP SOON, Need immediate help with contract negotiations
    I agree with the poster that the key issue here seems to be how disorganized the employer is and the pay is secondary to that problem. I work at a very poorly run stingy place and even we have...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Psych nurse practitioner
    they are definitely in demand on the west coast those grads have the easiest time finding employment and with great pay too. I don't know anything about South Dakota but if you move then you can't...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NPs/Saturated Markets
    Seattle is very saturated for that exact reason. too many nursing schools nearby. My friend believes the pay is depressed because of that too, and it's not a cheap city to live in either.
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. does anyone here work for Molina?
    please PM me if you do, I have some urgent questions about their pay
    Aug 6, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. The Politics of Mgmt Cleaning house
    you won't want to work at a place that has such nasty politics or unprofessional management anyway. bet you'll be glad to be gone once you gain some distance.
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Helen Mirren says many hookers came from nursing profession
    actress Helen Mirren goes on record to say she thinks many hookers were nurses!!! :eek::eek::eek: I am so offended and incensed by this.....is there some way to collectively demand an apology? I...
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. are nursing politics preventing hiring NP's?
    I am feeling a little depressed here, because in spite of all the regular hoopla about how NP's are the future of primary care and the need for us in primary care that I always see in my AANP...
    May 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. medicare reimbursement 85%
    I've asked the same question myself. And around here, we see the same patient loads as the MDs so no they're not seeing "double the number of patients". A professor told me it's because we sell...
    May 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. NP or MD?
    I'm really unhappy with my current position right now due to compensation issues, otherwise I like being an NP. I work with docs some of whom do not take call and work no evenings or weekends so I...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Wanting to live in WA sooo bad
    I wish you the best but I have heard through the grapevine things are tough out there right now even for experienced nurses, although if you're flexible I'm sure it makes the search easier. There...
    Feb 20, '10
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  17. Gaining clinical experience before applying - suggestions needed
    the best thing to do is to ask the admissions people of those programs. You can also consider getting becoming a certified nurse aide which takes about a quarter or less to do, to boost your...
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Do you think this is reasonable?
    is there any hope of this changing? why shouldn't you be contracted as well? I work in a similar environment but have the same contract as my PA and MD colleagues.
    Oct 16, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Business skill important to NPs?
    JMHO it depends on your setting. Several of my colleagues (NP, PA) have little interest in learning this and the compensation system doesn't really track the real picture (just volume, not revenue...
    Oct 8, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Needing advice about NP
    first let me say how happy :yeah: I am to read your post, you seem very grounded and well prepared and I've just finished venting to hubby about a person much older than you who seems to have thought...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Stick it out or bail? 1st NP job-Please help!?!
    this makes me wonder where you work as I was recruited to work at an oncology center (infusion also) and they'd take new grads. I've had my share of trials and tribulations at my first job and I'm...
    Sep 11, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Doctoral degree to become an NP???
    I wonder if the OP is still here? I can understand the extra frustrations though since the OP already has BS, MS, and is now an ADN RN? Well at the very least RN degree will let you work while...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  23. Management favoritism to the other NP in my practice
    it seems extremely unfair to me and how very odd, aren't there measures like patient volume or satisfaction that are applied to ALL providers including you and her? they should be, certainly. ...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Thinking about becoming a Nurse Practitioner
    Amen to that! there is often such tiptoeing around this topic and it saddens me often it's the nurses (RN or NP) doing it to each other. Look around at what pharmacists, hygienists, other folks make...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Rethink my career path: PharmD VS PMH-NP
    I think you need to talk to Psych NPs more in depth and even some psychiatrists. I am on the fence about a PsychNP program (been accepted, but already have my FNP) but because of family scheduling...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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