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  1. Recovering opiate addict accepted into nursing school; Can I attend while prescribed Subox
    Consider what kind of support you need if you decide to come off it. It can be emotionally tumultuous and psychotherapy can be helpful as well as 12 step and CD support.
    May 23
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Recovering opiate addict accepted into nursing school; Can I attend while prescribed Subox
    I think the BON would see you as addicted and depending in the state have a way to address it. The school might accept you but then the BON might have stipulations Best to have a clean drug screen-...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Can't Pass NCLEX, So What Jobs Can I Get With My Nursing Degree?
    If you don't pass take a review course. You need practice in how to take the test.
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. First Year as NP
    It sounds like a great learning opportunity. Steep learning curve but a lot of support. Keep track of your questions, Meet with your doc as often as possible, and read. It sounds like you have a...
    May 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Misdiagnosis
    I say to the patient: I did x because of y and expected z and when you are still having symptoms I reviewed everything and want to ask you more questions, would like to order more tests, would like...
    May 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. MSW to PMHNP/FNP (dangerous ideas!)
    Hbbenton. I suggest you go down one road at a time. Either nurse or SW. What do you think is your ultimate goal ?? There are other threads on AN about both roles. SW (at Simmons) used to be a...
    May 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Leave Great Job?
    Keep the dream job. Not all nursing is "hands on". Are you supervising nurses, implementing new programs, managing budgets, teaching..do you like the population? Sounds like you have a leadership...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Advice for psychiatric NP out of practice for 6 years
    Just look around, read ads, network. There are jobs in Psych NP now. Might not be there forever. I have worked in some very supportive places. It will come back to you! Best wishes!
    Apr 28
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  9. Financial Justification of Staff Nurse
    Could they see patients on antipsychotics for metabolic monitoring? Screen phone calls for side effects. Maybe put together a job description. Depot injections would likely be billable. Collect...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Anxiety creeping in - what gives?
    I worked one place as a travel nurse that was so dysfunctional the charge nurse did not have a patient assignment and spent all day online shopping or writing up one nurse she didn't like. I...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Glut of NPs in coming years?
    NP is an attractive career option- regular hours, autonomy etc RN is shift work, team work, chain of command, holidays. It's often said they are two different jobs. When I got my BSN the NP was...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Anxiety creeping in - what gives?
    I have had a great career in nursing. However there are not-so-good situations you can get yourself into. School would be a time to figure out where you want to start and how to make it work for you....
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    You might also review your job description to see what you are doing compares to what you were hired to do. Also this place may not want a APRN as a provider. I saw a job listing once where they...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    I agree with those who say this is not a good job for you. As a new provider you need to be in a place where you can be mentored to develop your skills. These folks do not have a clue. You should not...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Find your Specialty Quiz
    I got psych NP. And that is what I am.
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Glut of NPs in coming years?
    Roles are changing too. I went to an express urgent care place, was seen by a competent NP, who prescribed mostly non prescription treatment. At the pharmacy later I found out I could have gone to...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. The hospitalist dilemma
    I do much better with OJT than formal education. However if there is a certification available you might want to consider getting it. It legitimizes your role and like others are saying it probably...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  18. Staff RN vs FNP
    I started my MSN one course at a time. I find working as a provider more satisfying than working as an RN
    Apr 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Not getting charge nurse position
    I worked in management for 15 years. I got into it originally because I was a good, enthusiastic, committed staff nurse and I thought I could influence nursing. Well I couldn't, wouldn't, didn't. ...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. Not getting charge nurse position
    Just make sure you fully support the new charge while you look around for other jobs ..and don't tell supervisors you are looking. If they wanted to keep you they would have promoted you. Don't let...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. FNP - PMHNP required vaccinations
    Over the past 4 years I worked at a psych clinic in MA, and then NH. Neither required proof of vaccination or titers I also worked inpatient in MN and they required PPD's and that is all
    Mar 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Not getting charge nurse position
    It seems like a wake up call of some sort.. If you want leadership it won't be at this facility. Maybe you are ready for a change. Maybe another area of nursing or advanced practice. Or leadership...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nurse Management
  23. PMHNP or FNP ?
    Re: OP questions #pt per day. For inpatient, my locum tenens company will tell me about 8 patients per day. The work day involves ongoing patient interviews to assess, interdisciplinary meetings ,...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. Locum Tenens
    Just tell them what you want and they will tell you what they can do. They want to place you-this is how they make money. They will help with credentialing and licensing I get a car, housing in a...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  25. Meanwhile at the pain clinic...(is it really worth it?!)
    Agree with everyone who posted above. Sounds like it is time to look around for another job. Send out one résumé a week. Tell your new employer you want a change. You are now an experienced NP....
    Mar 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing


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