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Myruby has 42 years experience and specializes in Nurse Practitioner.

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  1. No, you don't. I am an FNP and have never worked in the ER but have worked in urgent care. I can see where it would be helpful, but not necessary.
  2. They should be force to retire

    Hi there, I don't think that either of us can generalize our personal experiences to everyone. I do enjoy my work and hope that you found that retirement was the right decision for you. The world is a big place and that is why this forum is great, n...
  3. They should be force to retire

    Please don't call me a crusty old bat. I have been an RN for 46 years and an NP for 27. The last 8 years I have done Locum Tenens. I am 70. There is no difference in my performance and those younger than I, and I adapt to new situations easily. Ag...
  4. Lost and Anxious

    I've heard this a lot from new grads, in fact I work with one who is one of the best nurses that I've ever worked with. She recently left a job where the charge nurse said she was "too slow" when she asked her to review hanging blood during orientati...
  5. Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

  6. Are You Working Past Retirement Age?

    I am currently 70 and collect both a paycheck and social security, and no, it doesn't affect my SS. It was easy for me as I've worked locum tenens the past seven years. I work when I want and don't work summers. I am currently working in a covid tr...
  7. I worked many jobs that required following patients until I decided that I really didn't want to follow a patient's chronic problems anymore. Some options are Student Health, Occupational Health, Urgent Care, Infertility, Research, etc. Travel is ni...
  8. I see mostly unvaccinated individuals who come to our monoclonal antibody clinic after becoming covid +, with symptoms. Some of these I send away straight to the ER, others we treat. Many tell me that they "don't believe in the vaccine." I would go i...
  9. Did you feel ready to practice upon graduation?

    I am a FNP. I was afraid. My first job was at a men's homeless clinic, pretty basic stuff, then, terrified me, decided that I would specialize so there was less to focus on so I did Infertility. I had had 11 years of hospital experience med/surg/te...
  10. Scary Paranoid Thought

    DEAs are not available online to my knowledge, at least never in the states that I have worked in.
  11. Travel RN to New FNP - Is it worth it?

    I wanted to add that with current inflation, my pay rate usually starts at $80/ hour, in addition, a free new car is included in the assignment, and I get many offers a week, so I'm pretty happy. The most important reason for me though, is that I al...
  12. Am I too old to become a nurse?

    Depends on your health and the job that you want. I am 70 and a locum's NP. I would never go back to floor nursing as an RN. I do work 2 12hour shifts and one 6 hour and the 12s back-to-back do take a bit out of me, but I think they always would ha...
  13. A Little Rant And Some Failures

    I am not an ICU NP, but I find myself much, much, shorter with patients. I glare at people in the supermarket who wear their masks below their noses, just want to be alone a lot after shifts. I have 2 jobs for a total of 30 hours per week and am co...
  14. Travel RN to New FNP - Is it worth it?

    I currently make $90/hour running a monoclonal antibody clinic in the Northeast. I was a floor nurse/telemetry/stepdown at major hospitals there for 11 years and hated every minute of it. As an NP I found less stress. I hated IM, but there was so mu...
  15. Anyone prescribing Ivermectin or Hydroxychloriquine?

    Nope, just monoclonal antibodies and soon paxlovid.