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  1. Letters after name? FNP, APRN, etc
    Blue Devil, DNP, ARNP
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Would you apologize, if you'd done nothing wrong
    I agree with the last post. Make them verbalize the issue. If it is significant enough to warrant honest regret, I might apologize. If it is petty customer service crap, I'd say something like:...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Mid-Level Providers Education Reqs
    Generally speaking, I would not be in favor of AD entry levels, but I do think you are over reacting. "I hope she doesn't get in" is a terrible thing to say. Shame on you. I take it you would...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. GN to NP in <1yr
    Say what? I am absolutely a "medical authority" and I absolutely present myself as such. Where do you get this stuff? I don't have, have never had, will never have, a supervising or collaborating...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Lifestyle Discrimination
    Do I think religion can be changed? This is where we acknowledge that as an atheist, I am not the right person to ask for a personal opinion on that matter. Religion is a legally protected class....
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Lifestyle Discrimination
    "How bad does the discrimination have to get before people will begin to recognize it for what it truly is, and take action to stop it?" Speaking for myself, it would have to be so bad as to...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. GN to NP in <1yr
    My focus is exactly the same as my physician colleagues, so I have no idea to what the above post is referring. I am a PCP that happens to be a NP vs a MD/DO, but we do the same job. Our...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medicare to disclose physician reimbursement data
    I don't have a problem with this. The amounts are pitifully low, considering the volumes of work involved. Patients should be embarrassed about what we are paid on their behalf by Medicare.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. What do you think can be done to improve access to mental health care?
    I have a pt that has several severe mental health diagnoses. She has long been dangerous to herself and others. She is constantly in and out of behavioral health units and jails/prison, and then...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Is anyone else losing spouse coverage?
    Why doesn't he just buy his own coverage?
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    She's ALIIIIVVEEEE!!! the photo at the end proves it! There she is, happy, smiling, all better now. oh, wait...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind
    Is that what this story is about? I missed that part. Preferably unwanted babies would be dealth with before they are born, but I think the board can only handle one 2,000 page thread at a time,...
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Belgium Euthanizes Deaf Twins Going Blind
    I think it is actually a very nice story, a happy ending. Not many of us get to chose the time, place and circumstances of our own deaths, dying alongside our lifelong best friend so that neither...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Killer struggles, gasps repeatedly under new 2-drug combination
    Nope, I agree with you. In a civilized society, the government does not execute it's own citizens. It's barbaric. Punishment has nothing whatsoever to do with the crime victim or their family. ...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Still Angry at MAs playing nurse or PA
    Oh for Pete's sake, you're right. I never check the dates. doh. I hate when that happens!
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Still Angry at MAs playing nurse or PA
    Most practices have a provider on call 24/7. That person is authorized to make decisions, relay them to the MA, who then returns the call to deliver the message to patients. This is how we do it in...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. What to wear to job interview???
    Well apparently you don't own anything suitable for a job interview, so IIWY I'd spend some time looking for something appropriate and getting it tailored so that next time you don't have to run...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Why are we still using the R word?
    It is a legitimate diagnosis and therefore appropriate. Likewise the term "obesity." We are not going to stop using appropriate scientific terminology because laypeople use words they don't...
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    I've never been. No member of my immediate family has ever been. One the one hand, we have all been lucky never to have had any serious accidents or injuries. On the other, we are not stupid and...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. The Right to Die with Dignity- MD assisted suicide
    The only part of the poll result that I find surprising is that there are still people who would deny anyone the right to end their own life when they see fit. It is their own business and it doesn't...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. The Right to Die with Dignity- MD assisted suicide
    I'm curious as to why the OP thinks assisted suicide is OK for a physician but outside the scope of practice for a NP? In my state FNPs and MDs have the exact same scope of practice, so I find that...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. What to wear to job interview???
    Agree. A suit is a must; tailored to fit perfectly will go a long way to making anyone look great regardless of body type. I'd avoid black, but navy or gray would be fine. Stay conservative. I would...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Should NP able to prescribe narcotics?
    How is this even a suitable question for debate in a NP program? It's offensive.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Questions for experienced NP
    I'd answer them for you, but I don't have a collaborative relationship- I'm in a state that doesn't require anything like that. I agree that you would benefit from meeting with someone local and...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Equal pay for equal work?
    We most certainly do. Psych pts are my most difficult and least rewarding. A little venlafaxine here, or some escitaloram there and they either get better or they don't. It's a crap shoot.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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