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  1. Protocol for resigning
    Ok, so anyone who's been following my posts, knows that I have had a rough go with my current job. I have found a new one for more money, no call, no weekends, no holidays and a flexible schedule. My...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Palliative Care NP?
    I cleared my inbox. I didn't realize that read messages still clogged the inbox. I am currently making MUCH less than that, and I am on call every other weekend. I'm sure there are variances. I...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Palliative Care NP?
    Hello, I have just been offered a position as a palliative care NP. Problem is, they are asking me to give them a number about what I expect to make. I don't have a clue! I am seeing between 90 and...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Are you using your degree?
    I would like that, but I want to work with patients, and I love teaching (in a clinical capacity). So I best suited for doing projects that sort of thing. I like looking at things in a pragmatic way....
    Aug 5
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. Patient complaint
    I had a coworker (and friend) that was called into the office because another co worker complained that his penis was too prominent in his scrub pants. I'm not even kidding. Now, I know this man...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Is it offensive?
    I am called "that gal" or "the nurse", or "your nurse" all the time, NEVER do they mistake me for "doctor", even when I have my white lab coat on. But I always explain who I am, my title, and ask if...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Advanced Degress in the OR
    I was a surgical technologist for 5 years, and an RN for 9 years in the OR. When I got my DNP (Remember that your DNP is your degree not your title. Just as you would say, BSN or MSN), I became an...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  8. Are you using your degree?
    The DNP looks at issues that are found at the "bedside" (I use the term bedside, because that is where I feel most comfortable), and looks for solutions and implements changes based on current...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  9. Acceptance to NP program
    I really think you should go with the track you want. I went back and forth between acute and primary care. I chose acute care. I am currently working in a surgical specialty (a grey area that can be...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Are you using your degree?
    I am a DNP, and in a private surgical practice. I do not feel like I am using my degree. In a hospital setting, I feel there is more opportunity for research. Maybe the problem is that I don't have...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  11. Contract questions
    He has texted me 4 times today already...I'm off today. I feel stressed out non stop. I may as well be back in school. The amount of time I am putting in doing patient notes (on my own time), is...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. new grad needs help
    My employer is paying for my DEA. Which is $700+. My understanding is that employers typically pay for that sort of thing, and relicensing, and CEUs. But I'm new to this, and have not yet signed a...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Too direct?
    The PA in our office is VERY direct. Some of his patients LOVE him, other HATE him. There is no in between with him. I am the softer side. I think it just depends. I do discuss weight and nutrition,...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Contract questions
    How does a contract actually work? I know that you come to an agreement regarding pay and benefits, but does that mean that you are not legally able to quit? I am HATING this job. I haven't signed a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Took FOREVER to get my license!
    Apparently the rule changed here in Michigan in April. And I got right at that change. :/
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. All these NPs making less than RNs?
    I am making $10 an hour more as an NP, but I am working my BUTT off. (I was maxed out as an RN) I am also in a surgical specialty. Along with that pay raise, came terrible hours, more call, and a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. First job woes!
    Well, it has taken MONTHS to get approval to test, and then my license. (Long story involved there, but basically, I screwed up and didn't send my check, and then was told I didn't need finger...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. NP vs PA duties in critical care
    I guess it is a term used here for all APRNs and PAs, so I don't find it offensive. But I do see your point. As I said, I tell people that I am an advanced practice nurse. But they don't get it. They...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Took FOREVER to get my license!
    It took FOREVER to get authorization to test through ANCC. Once I had a date set, it was postponed due to inclimate weather. Ok so then it was set back three weeks. Then, I passed, (Yay!). I sent...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. NP vs PA duties in critical care
    I am an ACNP in the Detroit area. NPs and PAs do the exact same job here. I work side by side with a PA, and we have the same duties. Absolutely no difference. I will say that I have been referred to...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. First job woes!
    I think I have fallen victim of the typical new grad taking the very first job they are offered. I was warned not to, but I have been so broke, and nearly lost my home while in school. I did my BSN...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Adult NP seeing kids
    Thank you Juan, that is my concern. I am less concerned in the OR, because I am assisting. But I will be in the office by myself (that is a very scary thought LOL). I think for now, I will tell them...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Adult NP seeing kids
    Hello, I am a new graduate adult acute care NP. I recently started working with an orthopedic surgeon. I see patients in the office, first assist in the OR, and do follow care in the hospital. The...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Orthopedic Nurse Practitioners?
    Hello, I am a new graduate, and I just got my first job in with an orthopedic surgeon. I have so much to learn! I know the surgical side of it, but exams etc are proving to be a challenge for me (I...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal?
    I graduated with my DNP on Saturday :) Yay! I was in the first cohort of BSN-DNP students in my school, and I think in the metropolitan Detroit area (although I could be wrong, so I shouldn't even...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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