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  1. Looking back, would you obtain NP credential??
    Would absolutely do it again. Just wish I had done it a little quicker. Started out as an LPN at 30. Worked, went to school and repeat. I am now 57 and have been an NP 5 years. It's worth it if for...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Only a nurse will understand...
    Had a job where we had monthly staff meetings. They were always scheduled at 1PM. They were mandatory. So if you worked night shift you had to get up, clean up and be there by 1pm usually half asleep...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPN Starting pay in your area?
    I live in rural MO. Not an LPN but I was a ADON at a skilled nursing facility a few years ago. Starting salary with no experience about 15 an hour. But at the hospital medical clinic, Dr office LPN...
    Apr 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Productivity Bonus
    I worked family practice for about three years. I got five dollars extra for every pt I saw over 12 per day. It was paid annually.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. no compete clause in NJ
    I think this is becoming more and more common. I just got my renewal contract for my current job and there is a no compete clause in it now. Also a new clause that says I can't get a second or part...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Contract negotiator
    I don't see why you would need a professional to review the contract. Read through it very carefully, several times. Make sure what you require is in the contract and note what is in the contract you...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. How does your program verify clinical hrs?
    Most of my clinicals were in very rural areas. Some days we would see 25 pts, other days 3! I still got to claim eight hours of clinical time if I was there eight hours. I had one instructor actually...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Anyone in Advanced Patho?
    Most difficult course in the whole program! Some people love that stuff, I am not one of them! Thankfully my instructor also offered a study guide for tests. Otherwise I would have flunked. Also my...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. What is/was your job going through grad school?
    i was in a totally online program. Took two classes per semester including summers. I worked as an ADON at a skilled nursing facility. I could flex my hours to fit my needs as long as I got my 40...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. online np program
    I could not have got my degree without it. I worked fulltime during the whole program! Couldn't afford to quit. It was tough but doable.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Negotiating the new job
    The deciding factor in my job now (it's a convenient care walk-in clinic. similar to urgent care) was a monthly stipend of $650 a month for student loan repayment. I have a large student loan debt...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Job opening for FNP in Missouri
    what part of Missouri do you live in?
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Failed AANP
    Just register and take the test again. Unless you get the same test again, you will pass. I was in the same boat as you are about 3 years ago. I have come to the conclusion it's a money making...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. The raw truth about what NPs really do
    I refuse to work for salary. I get paid an hourly wage and time and a half for every hour over that.
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. NHSC-Anyone with experience??
    my clinic's score was 19
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. NHSC-Anyone with experience??
    I coulde neverget them to give me a clear cut answer as to why I wans'nt awarded the money. The clinic I worked for really played this up as a big marketing tool. When I left I told them they needed...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. NHSC-Anyone with experience??
    I worked for an FQHC rural clinic for 3 years for the specific reason of the loan repayment. I was told when I was hired that in the over 20years the clinic had been open no one had ever not been...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Can I become a Nurse Practioner?
    In Missouri you can. I was on probation the whole time I was in NP school. As a matter of fact, the BON released me from probation a year early so my license would be clear when I took state boards....
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Advanced Pathophysiology
    I agree. Talk to your instructor if you think you are drowning. I was having a lot of trouble with it and talked to her and told I was really worried I wasn't going to pass. Lo and behold in the next...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. when is it ok to bring up....
    It's the first thing I ask. IF the salary isn't right, there is no use in even wasting my time going to the interview. In these current financial times, at least for me, salary is what it is all...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Interesting Physician Perspective On NPs
    I work at a federally funded rural clinic. There is one physician on site and me (I am a NP) The physician had a PA student doing clinical with her for 8 weeks. The student was at the end of her...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Anybody else in hiring limbo?
    I don't know where you live but I work in southeast missouri. A little town called Farmington. NP jobs are plentiful. I work full time at a rural health clinic and part time at a local urgent care....
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Rx cough medicine in pediatrics
    I am at a loss of what to give kids 5 and under for cough. I work full time in family practice and don't see that many there, but I work part time at a urgent care and see several. I used to give...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Too old to become a NP?
    AS long as you are breathing you are not too old! I was 53 when I got my FNP and I'm going strong.
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Why is it so hard to find a preceptor?
    I feel for you! I thought I was going to have to actually quit a couple of times because I could not find a OB or peds preceptor. I finally did but it took forever! I don't know what state you live...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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