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  1. Scheduling/Vacations?
    I am an NP in MN. Started with 4 weeks vacation. I am the only NP in my group so my workload gets divided between 15 docs when I am off. Planning 10 day trip this spring
    Feb 1
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Nephrology NPs
    Nursebyfaith - I feel like I was able to negotiate a pretty good salary. I worked hard to make a name for myself while I was working in dialysis. Because of that, I was actively recruited by two...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. Nephrology NPs
    I backed out of inpatient for now. I still have a lot to learn for CKD and bone/stone clinic. To answer you questions about experience and orientation, I was an RN in HD for 9 yrs. As for...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Nephrology NPs
    Wow Trauma, that's a busy practice! We have 12 MDs, I am the only NP, no PAs. 312 dialysis pts (this covers HHD, PD as well). Most of our clinics are within in one county. I cover calls for all...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Nephrology NPs
    Not sure if you are asking me but I mostly do the 3/month bit if neph cant see the pt, I do comprehensive as well. Will be starting inpatient as well soon
    Jan 16
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Nephrology NPs
    Im still new so am only rounding in one unit with 125-130 patients. I spend 4 days a week rounding on HD pts and last month made 297 visits. Now, as Trauma said, when I expand to more clinics, I will...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Herzing University FNP program?
    It depends on the requirements for the BON in WA. I would check with them
    Jan 9
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Herzing University FNP program?
    Yes. Mostly papers. Some tests, and they have now added the requirements of taping and submitting your advanced assessment.
    Jan 8
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. Mexican nurse
    Hi! I am from Mexico as well and am interested in finding out how far you are able to advance as a nurse there....what are the different levels. My cousin is a doctor in Mexico City and it he...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Suggestions on possible NP job offer
    I was an RN in dialysis for 10 years, so I really know the ropes. My group is starting me with 130 patients who are all in one unit. This should be very manageable since I know the job and will be...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Herzing University FNP program?
    It is a work in progress. The pass rate for the boards seems to be about 60% at this time. I did well, but only because I spent a lot of time self teaching. Since then, they have added more...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Herzing University FNP program?
    I did find enough preceptors in the end, but it was scary at times not knowing if I would be able to continue or not. As far as I know, they are still not helping locate preceptors and 51% of your...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. NP Salary
    Started as RN 2006 @ $25/hr. Left RN this year at $32/hr Starting wage as NP $102k salary Nephrology clinic MN
    Sep 13, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. Herzing University FNP program?
    Bave - it's really getting better and we now have a new dean who seems promising. I know there are at least two students from TX who will be practicing in Tx so you should be okay there. They are...
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Online FNP.. How long? How much?
    Herzing FNP > 35k> FT 20 mos
    Apr 30, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  16. Minnesota nurses: help me please?
    I know that there are multiple openings in the twin cities area for dialysis RNs.
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  17. Minnesota nurses: help me please?
    What kind of work do you want to do?
    Apr 23, '14
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  18. In need of NP Preceptor
    I sent you a pm as well....its a tough market out there for finding preceptors
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. In need of NP Preceptor
    What have you tried so far?
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Seeking advice regarding Ultrafiltration rates
    I work in a similar unit to yours and it can be very frustrating. First of all, make sure you document! Secondly, reevaluate the EDW. Does it need to be changed, does the patient show signs of...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. What is your take home?
    Ooooo lol! Was so excited that I didn't realize I put that. I meant 40hrs/week! Thanks!
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. What is your take home?
    What type NP are you? FNP - Nephrology Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? MN, urban Are you independent or in a group? group How many years experience? 8 years RN, will start first NP...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!
    Thanks for the article Madwife. Good points....but I want to know what world you live in that gives staff holidays off? Lol, the only one we get is Christmas day and we have to open on Sunday to...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Renal physicians meeting for APNs July 2014
    I'm still thinking about it. Let me know when you register
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Dialysis and Renal Nursing
    The NP in group 1 is retiring and I will be taking her place. At this time, she only does CKD education so the are reformatting the NP position for me. Many of the docs, as well as the NP, I have...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology

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