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RickTodd11C RN

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RickTodd11C is a RN and specializes in TICU, Acute Inpatient Rehab.

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    Opinions on a business venture.

    Bare with me on this one. I am currently an RN in the MSICU and enjoy my work as a critical care nurse. I also play to my passions in flirting with the idea of opening an, "integrative/Holistic Psychiatric Service" practice. I have dived into the depths of the Florida Board of Nursing Practice act, and haven't found much in regards to what I can legally do with potential clients. Basically I would utilize the nursing process and offer holistic psychiatric care to potential clients. I have a friend who is a physician and doesn't mind playing "collaborator" for legal reasons. I would go on "wellness Walks" with patients, let them speak about what is on there mind. Offer nutritional, and coaching type advice, etc. I would of course be careful with the verbiage I utilize to not cross into the realm of "practicing medicine". I would offer concierge-based care, cash only practice, and utilize this holistic approach until I complete my PMHNP where I can then obtain a DEA license and expand my practice abilities. Any thoughts?
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    CRNA vs MD

    I also understand there are very competent NP's and ill-competent physicians. With lobbying and legislative traction it seems the line between physician and NP begins to blur. DEA license, autonomy, Dx rights, I do appreciate the comments so far.
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    CRNA vs MD

    Thank you for your response!
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    CRNA vs MD

    -Former Infantry Soldier (11B) 2011-2015 -Nursing student, ADN December 2018 -Anatomy/Physiology tutor employed through college. -Age: 24 -VA disability rating: 70% My conundrum: I have not utilized any VA benefits (post-9/11 or Voc Rehab) I have been fortunate to subsidize education with grants, as well as, scholarships. So my RN degree will be covered, debt free. I also receive 1388.00 a month for my service-connected disability. I do not feel satisfied with the RN role, although I respect the workforce. I entertained A/G ACNP for the autonomy, work/life balance. For a while I was hard-pressed to pursue my CRNA. I am aware of the CC experience necessary, chemistry prerequisites, and DNP requirements. Now I am having doubts, and the MD route is looking very handsome. Although I may be able to pay for Medical School through the VA this is not a guarantee. The problem lies in the fact the RN pathway is not congruent with the lines of medical school. I would have to attain BSN, as well as: Chem I,II, Physics I,II, Bio I, II, Orgo I,II and the MCAT. I hear the MD route is not a well balanced option. As medicine will consume your time. I'm having conflicting feelings on whether I should persue medicine, or an advanced nursing role. I always strive to be the best I can, and I feel somewhat hollow on nursing. I know I shouldn't feel this way. Do any of you feel this conflict. I would be the first healthcare professional in my family. All comments welcome.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    No, I just have nerves of steel, an over-inflated ego, and enough confidence to suffocate someone. But, I truly am a sweetheart.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Glad to hear everything is fine, (as I suspected).
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    I'm sure everybody already knows who I am. I don't care, I was teasing. Who gets offended by being called a hooligan.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Don't let these hooligans freak you out. Just go talk to an advisor. Only the nose knows.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    The skill kits came in today at SPC HEC. They're 150.00 after tax, they size you for gloves when you walk in. It's a whole bunch of stuff, in a navy blue duffel type bag (yes you keep bag). Stuff included off memory: bags of saline, gloves, catheter, tubing, enema stuff, etc.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    I'll be at the workshop.
  11. RickTodd11C

    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Before orientation I went to HEC to ask which clinical is attached to each instructor. So I could look them up on rate my professor. I saw Kerns 1.3/5 and changed my #1 so fast you would of thought I only vibrated the mouse.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Also I got my ID already, it looks cheap and bo-dunk, it says nursing top left corner, however. You can go in normal clothes, all you need is your class schedule printed out.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Nights- Health South w/ Dr. Pryby *originally picked North side as #1, but after an examination of Ms. Kerns, (horrible reviews) I made a run for it.*
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    Take the guys advice and get a cheap one, they also sell them at HEC, scrubs and stuff, amazon. last thing you want is to blow 250 bucks and someone steal it.
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    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    We will be given certain things at orientation. There's 2-3 things.
  16. RickTodd11C

    SPC students applying for fall 2017??

    To my knowledge with the fingerprints, as long as you do step 1,2,3 they have to approve your results to complete it out. Hold onto your UPS receipt with the tracking code attached. I have everything in a little folder, I go in for my physical (free) tomorrow at 11 at the HEC. I'm also going to rummage through old Army paperwork, cause I don't feel like paying, and or doing all that immunization crap if I don't have to!
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