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  1. AR license and prescriptive authority
    3-4 months. May be a bit quicker. What takes the longest is your Medicare/Medicaid number... 6 months!!! Also give you a few months to get individual contracts with insurance companies. Hope this...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Where do you work with your FNP?
    I work as a FNP-BC for a neurosurgeon. I am close to competing my RNFA so that I will be able to bill for intra-operative time. I work in Texas. My wife, who is also a nurse practitioner, practices...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Are FNP salaries in family practice really this low?
    When I started working at a neurosurgery private practice, I was employed at 65k (as an RN, my board certification was pending testing). Within a year I am up to 80k base. I also get a monthly...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. ANCC 2013...HELP!!!!
    I took ANCC fnp exam last October and passed first time. I studies Leik Review, Fitzgerald Review, APEA Review. As far as labs go, I don't remember seeing any, but for the most part thru your...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Looking for a short NP program- less than 2 years
    The length of course is not the only factor. Remember quality of the program. There have been some recent programs that have come out whom in the professional world are not well respected and/or have...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Norco and pain management
    I work at a neurosurgery practice as a nurse practitioner. We commonly prescribe norco for pain management (mostly post surgery). Recently we have gotten quite a number of patients who are abusing...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Texas Tech FNP Spring 2014
    Good to see that there is some good interest with Texas Tech! My wife and I have both graduated in 2012 with our FNP. If anyone needs help feel free to ask.
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Texas ACNP vs FNP practice
    I am a newly graduate (tested 10/2013) as a FNP-BC. I work in a busy neurosurgery practice in Texas. I have had not problems with obtaining hospital, insurance, or contract concerns because of my...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Prescribing out of Speciality?
    I know it is "looked down" to prescribe for friends or family. If you MUST, I would write up a HPI, PE, ect and have the patient sign it as well with included therapy options. This would somewhat...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Failed the AANP
    I would encourage you to try the ANCC. Try not to let emotion get in your way. Study and test... That is all you can do. That was the phrase my physician told me prior to examination. I took...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Failed ANCC FNP certification exam
    Moody JB. Congratulations. I am glad that you passed it is such a relief to know that you are now a board certified family nurse practitioner. What are your plans from here?
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. ANCC FNP Exam
    We passed. Hope you do we'll. sounds like you have prepared well. Good luck. (ANCC orAANP?)
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. RN first assist course
    RNFA thru NIFA. Google search nifa and you will get all the information you need.
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. NP in the ICU
    I am a FNP who works with a neurosurgeon. We are on call this weekend and I have spent multiple hours in the ICUs. This does not seem to be a problem at any hospitals so far. I have has precious icu...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. ACNP/RNFA salary negotiations
    I too am a FNP whom works in office, rounding on hospital patients and currently obtaining my RNFA. Sounds like you have an awesome job. Don't become greedy. Understand that you will build into the...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Medicare Credentialing
    Finally after 7 months I have received all my numbers, insurance contracts, and hospital privileges. Our practice has an excellent billing practice that thankfully was there for all the dealing, I...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. ANCC FNP...any suggestions??
    Know how to talk to a patient, seems that ethics were highly concentrated on. Sounds like you have prepared well. Good luck. Keep us posted.
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  18. TTUHSC FNP Fall 2013
    My wife and I just graduated from TTUHSC in August 2012. Over all decent program, of course each program has it flaws. There is A LOT that you have to put in as far as self study goes. Good luck!...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. NP Student Malpractice Insurance
    Insurance is one place that I would not "take the lowest bidder." I work as an FNP for a neurosurgeon and my insurance is about $4000. Mostly because of surgery (RNFA) and small amount of pediatrics....
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Failed ANCC FNP certification exam
    I took ancc (FNP) back in September 2012. I attended the live Fitzgerald and APEA review course. I would read over Leik on my iPad while waiting in line, between patients at clinical, and slow nights...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. How many hours do NPs normally work?
    This is a very complicated question. I work for a neurosurgeon, I am also a recent grad from a NP program. Currently I work about 50 hours a week plus study time at home. My salary is on the low...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Failed the AANP
    Congrats!!! The hesitation waiting for the results and having to take a post test survey was ridiculous. I loved the question "how did the test compare to the blue print" I was thinking, let me see...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. FNP board Prep
    I took my boards in September thru ANCC. I took a live test prep thru Fitzgerald then about 2 months later APEA. I bought Leik's book on amazon and had it derived to my iPad. I would read it when...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. Medicare Credentialing
    I too am a new nurse practitioner. I obtained a job working at a neurosurgery practice. Strangely enough I received my Medicare/Medicaid number before any insurance companies approved me. I am...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  25. looking for some direction
    I agree with justanlpn. Currently hospitals are moving more towards hiring a registered nurse with their BSN. Take the time at community collages to obtain the basics and transfer to an accredited...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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