Nurses To Prescribe Medicine - page 4
My Mom lives in New Zealand and she sent this article to me. She thinks NZ nurses are starting a trend that will eventually end up here. What do you all think? Today In New Zealand News ... Read More
Dec 3, '02Occupation: medical auditor in a hospital Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 43; Likes: 3A number of years ago I was a hospital corpsman in the US Navy and as a 19 year old with 6 weeks training I was allowed to examine, diagnose, and prescribe medication to other sailors under the supervision of a physician or PA. I was too young to be intimidated by it but without an advanced degree now I wouldn't even consider it. There was too much potential for misdiagnosis, wrong dosage, side effects, etc.
Dec 4, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 31; Likes: 1As a wound care specialist I often recommend treatments at physicians request but have to wait for days in order to get implemented. In some situations (and depending of area of speciality) I think its very appropriate. In my case I would only feel qualified to order topicals. Am currently in MSN program but will still not be considered advanced practice.
Cory RN, CWOCN
Dec 4, '02Occupation: nurse practitioner in general practice Specialty: midwifery, ophthalmics, general practice ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 2,516; Likes: 154well I am a nurse practitioner and independant nurse prescriber- can prescribe a limited number of drugs including antibiotics for strictly limited conditions. It is making a difference to the way I work and no they dont pay me enough!!!