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by lcraigbsn lcraigbsn (Member) Member

lcraigbsn has 13 years experience and specializes in EMERGENCY, FAMILY MEDICINE.

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Hi. I am new grad9sorto of), May 2015, passed boards July 2015. In middle of np residency in State of Washington which will end October of this year. I want to work in Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth. I have obtained my liscences ( Texas),

I am hearing rumors and whines about Texas... however i need straight talk.

How are FNPs in Texas? Although the job posting states "under supivosory doctor...) what does this mean?

Please help me. Thanks.

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PG2018 specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

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TX is a more practice restrictive state.

But if you want your own power grid, like guns, and are in favor of the death penalty it's the single best place to be. Heck, TX could be a fully autonomous economy.

If it weren't so dang hot I'd move down there .

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It means that you need a collaborating physician to review 10% of your charts monthly and also to prescribe. You can prescribe Schedule III-V but not schedule II unless you work in ER or hospice this is in the whole state of TX. I practice in TX so to me not being able to prescribe schedule II drugs is not a big deal. If patients need schedule II I just refer them to my supervising/collaborating physician or pain management clinic (i'm glad to do it this way that way I don't get a lot of pain seeking patients). Having a collaborating/supervising physician does not mean a physician has to be with you at all times. Many NP/PA practice by themselves in a clinic. Your collaborating physician just has to be at least 75-100 miles away (I think that is the rule these days) so that you can reach them by phone if you need a consult or what not. I hope this helps.

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