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  1. WHNP Certification HELP
    I used the Kelsey purple book and felt well prepared. There's also an online test available for purchase somewhere, but that was 3 years ago so I don't have the link anymore.
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Is it offensive?
    Not offensive at all. I introduce myself by my first name, but many of my patients call me Dr. LastName anyway. I correct them the first few times, then give up. I've been called much, much worse. :)
    Jul 7, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    And IUDs, particularly the Mirena IUD, have uses other than contraception. (I haven't seen any information about coverage of Mirena for dysmenorrhea/endometriosis for companies that fall under the...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Open up....Spoonfed report
    I wonder if this is an issue of lack of experience rather than micromanaging. How long has the nurse been on your unit or working in a similar environment? Is it possible that she asks for all this...
    Jun 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Giving notice when changing jobs
    My employer specifies 3 month notice for all providers. My experience is that most credentialing processes take about that long.
    Jun 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. How do you figure out which imaging type is best?
    I can really only speak to the ortho-type imaging. In the system I use, I choose the body part I want xrays of and it comes with certain standard views. For knees you need to decide weight bearing or...
    Jun 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. RN experience helpful and essential to be a NP
    Just to argue for the sake of arguing, I had to refer a patient to a wound clinic this week for a burn I probably could have managed in office with more wound care experience (and dressing supplies)....
    May 12, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Is there an advantage to getting  aanp certification over  ancc or vise versa?
    Not certain they'll only take ANCC, but all our NPs in my group are ANCC so it hasn't come up. It's possible other NPs at the hospital are AANP, but as this isn't an issue for me I didn't really...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  9. Women's Health NP
    ANP/WHNP here. Couldn't find a WHNP job, working as an ANP with no OB/GYN at all. I miss it and want to get back into the field, but I'm not sure I would advise doing WHNP alone to anyone as the job...
    Feb 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Advanced Nursing vs Medicine
    It's not the science prereqs, it's the 4 years of med school + residency. Most of medicine is routine. I think it's a great distribution of resources if I, for example, manage the knee sprain myself...
    Feb 10, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. GN to NP in <1yr
    And I saw a patient recently who refused to see a particular MD (one known nationally as a thought leader in his field) because previously, the MD had told the patient repeatedly that he had a strain...
    Feb 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 2014 camp work thread
    I'm thinking about doing camp nursing for a week or two over the summer. Camp is a 3 week session and a 5.5 week session, but they take nurses for shorter periods of time as available. The camp is...
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  13. Seasoned FNP tell me the truth....
    $70,000 in a small poor town is a lot more money than $85,000 in a major city.
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. First job but no prescribing
    You're going to spend ALL DAY doing physical exams on people in a wide variety of health states, plus reviewing med lists and understanding what the medications do and how they interact. Even if this...
    Jan 22, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. NCC WHNP Certification
    Exam was very straightfoward. As in, asked for primary tx of a disease given typtical presentation, not 3rd line tx in someone with a bizarre presentation and weird allergies. Unlike like a lot of...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Tuition Reimbursement
    This is another program that may apply to some folks: Public Service Loan Forgiveness | Federal Student Aid. I know many in my NP class are currently taking advantage of it.
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Least busy nursing job??
    Not where I work... Providers currently seeing 25+ patients per day, many with extensive testing done by MAs or RNs (vitals, drug screen, titmus, audiogram, PFTs, EKG, Ishihara). Also the guy who...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. FMCSA Commercial Driver Exam
    Anyone taken the new test for medical examiners? Advice?
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Do you think physicians could pass the NCLEX-RN?
    With, like, 2-4 hours of studying the nurse specific stuff, yes. Absolutely yes.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    I did rotations with a midwife in a Community Health Center (primarily OB, some GYN), an outpatient OB/GYN service at a major teaching hospital (primarily GYN, some OB), and a set of specialty GYN...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Speaking of drug testing...
    Maybe a controversial belief, but I'm strongly opposed to routine pre-employment drug screening. I mean, I do it because I like being employed and all, but I think in general they're unncessary and...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    I learned to suture at work. No experience during school, so my new employer put me in a room with a surgeon and some pig feet. My collaborating MD was there start to finish for my first patient who...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Stories of people who have gone straight from BSN to NP?
    Direct entry grad, licensed July-ish 2012, job offer October, started this past January. As far as I know, most of my classmates have found jobs (I'm not really in touch with them all that much)....
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Everyone is so secretive about pay? New nurse and I have no idea the average pay
    Every year, a few of the previous year's graduates go back to school to talk to the almost grads about the transition to work, getting licensed, etc (this is for an NP program). There were 5 of us...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurse Practitioner Residency Program - will it be necessary?
    I think very much needed! In terms of financing, I think it's doable. I'm a brand new grad making $85,000/year. My practice had a pretty nice training program for me -- some time spent shadowing,...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing