Darth Practicus

Darth Practicus

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  1. Is effecting social change a pipe dream?

    You're right that it is heart-breaking, but I have to ask to what end can we really help as healthcare providers? I think we have a mountain of evidence saying how people -could- be treated for the best outcomes but it never goes on to address the x-...
  2. Best Entry Point for Graduate Teaching

    The same could be said of obtaining a BSN over an ADN. A lot of people will not go that extra distance because of the cost ratio. I think the vast number of people seeking a BSN do so because of it being required for entry into advanced nursing pract...
  3. Best Entry Point for Graduate Teaching

    Jen - I appreciate the response. You have hit the nail on the head. It's kind of ridiculous. I will check out WGU. Definitely looking to get started with teaching this fall. I agree that if you're a full time educator, it might not seem like the inv...
  4. Adding second job for extra income as a NP

    I've given it thought as I have a strong ED background... I just kind of hate shiftwork, but perhaps worth looking around. Trouble is, Urgent Care in my area is limited to one that is owed by a competing practice and this might cause issues for my pr...
  5. Adding second job for extra income as a NP

    That's pretty solid. How many hours would you say you attribute to this? I might see about doing this as its something I hadn't considered before.
  6. What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    I did hospice for a year and I had a patient I lost that really had become close. I shed quite a few tears when she passed. Sweetest lady ever. I think its great that you opened up in that way. Darth Practicus, NP
  7. What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    I think you made a strong choice there. Creepy.
  8. What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    Well, thankie! Darth Practicus, NP
  9. What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    This is legit. Dealt with a double pediatric murder situation in the ER this past fall. 4 and 6 year old brothers shot in head by father and we received them via ambulance and they were pretty much already gone. Literally bothered me for a couple wee...
  10. What's something you never expected as a male nurse?

    That's too funny because I remember in my first week of being a nurse that the same thing happened to me in a round about way. Accepted a new patient from the ED and as per the usual we would change the patient into a telemetry-compatible gown. This ...
  11. Ollie, I work in a collaborative practice state as well and I share in the experience you describe. I am certainly not made to feel inferior. If anything, my MD is a great resource to have because he may provide some perspective I did not get and vic...
  12. First FNP Job

    Congratulations on your first gig!! UpToDate is a must! I'm fortunate that my practice has a practice account with it. What kind of EHR do you use? I found I probably over-charted on my initial visits, but that is something that you will learn to bal...
  13. Adding second job for extra income as a NP

    Having read some of the threads on here over the past year or so, I have seen where some NPs can earn quite a bit of additional income beyond their FT job with a secondary job, etc. I'm wanting to learn about some of these opportunities that boost in...
  14. Any one pursuing a DNP, this fall?

    I can't say this is a bad thing for our profession, right? Darth Practicus, NP
  15. Any one pursuing a DNP, this fall?

    I'm presently in a DNP program and have done quite well without spending an inordinate amount of time in the class. My program has 8-week accelerated classes and usually just a couple of the weeks require an intensive amount of time to complete the p...