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  1. Now THAT'S a lab result
    he was severely hypothyroid due to med noncompliance due to mania ...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Chronic hgb in the 3.5-4.0 range. Dying of metastatic probably rectal dancer, survived almost a year. a1c 16.9, very alive and one of my best-behaved diabetics now. TSH 490. Manic but definitely...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Negotiating my salary is exhausting!
    I may be too late for this but ... THAT IS WAY TOO LOW! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay under average for SoCal. New grads in community centers are starting over 90 at multiple locations in metro LA. I...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Do you text your patients?
    Never. I have also stopped giving out my direct extension at work and am now directing patients to the receptionist or nursing line. 99% of my calls and messages could/should be handled by...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Is it just me, or is this rude, sexist, and condescending?
    More importantly, other women will just assume one of THEM left pee all over the seat ... Let them fight amongst themselves over such petty garbage. yes, it's sexist, but it's also a battle you...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Favorite Clinical Apps -- Go!
    Medscape ASCCP ( pap guidelines ) figure 1 ( for when I get tired of interpreting paps )
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Can't get a hold of BRN
    You would not be the first person to fly to Sacramento to ask our esteemed BON a single question. That is definitely an option. personally, I start robo-calling at 7:59 am and just leave it on...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Foster Care Physicals
    I believe Midwest and I are referring to foster PARENT physicals, not the children themselves. you seem to be making this personal, and your last statement is both inflammatory and...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Meanwhile at the pain clinic...(is it really worth it?!)
    Do you LIKE this job? Do you find it rewarding? If so, then stay. if not - you almost have a year of experience. Start applying! I remember how hard this first job was for you to find, but you...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Foster Care Physicals
    agreed. In addition to a physical exam, there are questions about mental fitness and treatment compliance on the forms in my state. I can't possibly certify those things without an established...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Direct-entry programs
    Thats a tough question, honestly. I am personally comfortable with my level of debt and it's long-term payoff, but you are asking about substantially more. I would wait to see if you get into the...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Direct-entry programs
    I wasn't actually trying to make a comparison, just referencing the advice the OP received in previous posts. I have great respect for RNs and the APN role that they created. That being said,...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Foster Care Physicals
    easy ... I DON'T certify the health of a patient I don't know. Have refused to do the foster care form more than once. As a corollary to this, our clinic has a policy that we can refuse to do...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Direct-entry programs
    I went about 130k into debt for my direct entry master's. It was totally worth it, but my loan payments are now $1000/month. That is doable on the average NP salary, but means that I still live on...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. (IN)Appropriate Dress
    Forgot to add that I would strongly recommend you discuss this with your professors, they might be able to help you understand how problematic your attitude in the first post is.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. (IN)Appropriate Dress
    You use the frustration emoji because you lack any type of experiential or contextual understanding of why it is inappropriate for a male nurse to make comments about tight pants worn by women NPs,...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is being an NP REALLY like i'm reading?
    you ou have described my reality. I have realized the dream of knowing patients, seeing families, providing education. In order to do that, I see 24-36 patients per day and routinely work an hour...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. (IN)Appropriate Dress
    so neither an NP nor a female professional. Think I've heard enough!
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. 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)
  23. Patient Comments
    ... NEXT! :yes:
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. 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)
  25. 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)


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