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  1. Patient education frustration
    I choose my battles. I won't prescribe antibiotics qMonth, and we agree not to talk about how often they go get random penicillin shots in Tijuana. And yes you get a reputation. Just make sure...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Patient education frustration
    I could write a book on the california immigrant hispanic population and education and diabetes. What I have learned so far: - Culturally many are taught to be extremely subservient to...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Patient education frustration
    I work with the exact same population, and have learned a few things the hard way. Some things to think about: - how are you communicating? do you speak spanish or with a translator? do you...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. NHSC program 2015 comparing the 2 programs and tax break
    NELRP is definitely taxed. They take out about 30% before they give it to you. In my case, the offer on paper looked like NELRP was going to give me substantially more money than NHSC. After taxes...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Patient Comments
    ... NEXT! :yes:
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Career (Prep) Advice
    There should be plenty of NP opportunities in ID, possibly more inpatient than outpatient but it probably depends on where you live. All of those clinical sites would be great; if possible I would...
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. NFLP loan repayment--has anyone had trouble after graduation?
    Many nursing schools will not hire DNPs as tenured faculty. If you have your heart set on teaching, and you definitely need loan repayment to pay for the degree, I would strongly recommend doing PhD...
    Aug 17, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  8. California Scope of Practice
    In the outpatient setting, not at all. Inpatient really depends on the culture of the hospital, the specific service, and how much experience they have utilizing NPs. I have seen extreme opposites...
    Aug 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Time
    Primary care here ... I take a lot of "behavioral" and chronic complex care new patients. As soon as I realize a patient has 25 complaints on their first visit ... I stop my h&p and make them tell...
    Apr 11, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. California NP licensing and job search
    Until recently I always had the impression that CA BON was staffed by 2 people. The same man and woman always answered the phones. Response times certainly suggested that 2 people were doing all...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. California NPs feedback
    What is a family care center? $45/hour is the lowest end of the pay scale for so cal ... And the market seems pretty robust right now, you could do better. No benefits for a FT position is...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Chronic care at retail clinics?
    Really interesting to hear this perspective, thanks for sharing. I always wondered about ability to refer out from this setting. It sounds like you have an official referral network? What about...
    Feb 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment 2014
    Yes I have wondered about that! I even re-checked my HPSA score and it still says 13. I got funded late in the cycle, maybe I was really lucky and there weren't many 13's accepted. Who knows. They...
    Feb 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Question on the NP Furnishing License in Calif
    a few thoughts .... Something is very wrong with CA BON staffing right now (more so than usual). So it might be a realllly long time before you hear anything official. Depending on how recently...
    Feb 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment 2014
    I was funded last year with a site score of 13. I think they give more funding each year to NP's which is why I made the cut.
    Feb 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Anyone go back to paper charts after EMR?
    Yes - it is painful to go backwards but you get used to it. My biggest frustration has been med lists (you better hope the most recept script got put in the chart, and that it's legible) and vaccine...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. My obamacare experience
    I work in a state that elected to provide medicaid expansion as part of the ACA. We were closed yesterday for New Year's, so today was when "obamacare" implementation really took effect for my...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Accelerated BSN, how much did it cost you
    Federal loan amounts are determined by your cost of attendance, which is calculated by your school. My school added everything up (they include cost of living estimate, tuition, health insurance)...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. What is your take home?
    Wish granted! What type NP are you? Adult Where (state)(rural/urban) do you practice? Urban, California Are you independent or in a group? FQHC/ primary care with integrated behavioral health...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Thoughts on designer resumes?
    Pretty but not professional.
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. NELRP 2013 - Who else applied?
    I was notified of acceptance last Thursday, 9/4. Hang in there.
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. DMII Victoza med management
    We added levemir to formulary a few months ago (in addition to NPH and 70/30) and I have been pushing it pretty hard with my DM2's. It's amazing to see how fast A1C's normalize with a long-acting...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  23. DMII Victoza med management
    Somewhat similarly, my preferred escalation is: 1. Max metformin. Hard & fast. No weenie 5 year slog at 500mg/day. You either need it or you don't. 2. Max glipizide ( and wait for the...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  24. Debilitating Anxiety
    http:// Feeling Good by David Brooks might be a good place for you to start. The original focuses a lot on depression, but there...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Convincing a male to wear a condom?
    I think the OP raised a great question which is being somewhat lost in the discussion. I work in a community health center and spend half my life treating STDs. Getting men to use condoms is...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing

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