just keep swimming

just keep swimming

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just keep swimming specializes in Nephrology.

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  1. Scheduling/Vacations?

    I am an NP in MN. Started with 4 weeks vacation. I am the only NP in my group so my workload gets divided between 15 docs when I am off. Planning 10 day trip this spring
  2. Nephrology NPs

    Nursebyfaith - I feel like I was able to negotiate a pretty good salary. I worked hard to make a name for myself while I was working in dialysis. Because of that, I was actively recruited by two groups. I was able to get 9K more per year than the las...
  3. Nephrology NPs

    I backed out of inpatient for now. I still have a lot to learn for CKD and bone/stone clinic. To answer you questions about experience and orientation, I was an RN in HD for 9 yrs. As for orientation. ..about 4 hours lol! Baptism by fire!
  4. Nephrology NPs

    Wow Trauma, that's a busy practice! We have 12 MDs, I am the only NP, no PAs. 312 dialysis pts (this covers HHD, PD as well). Most of our clinics are within in one county. I cover calls for all dialysis pts, have .5 day in CKD clinic and .5 day in ...
  5. Nephrology NPs

    Not sure if you are asking me but I mostly do the 3/month bit if neph cant see the pt, I do comprehensive as well. Will be starting inpatient as well soon
  6. Nephrology NPs

    Im still new so am only rounding in one unit with 125-130 patients. I spend 4 days a week rounding on HD pts and last month made 297 visits. Now, as Trauma said, when I expand to more clinics, I will not make as many visits. It just isn't possible.
  7. Herzing University FNP program?

    It depends on the requirements for the BON in WA. I would check with them
  8. Herzing University FNP program?

    Yes. Mostly papers. Some tests, and they have now added the requirements of taping and submitting your advanced assessment.
  9. Mexican nurse

    Hi! I am from Mexico as well and am interested in finding out how far you are able to advance as a nurse there....what are the different levels. My cousin is a doctor in Mexico City and it he seemed very surprised at what I am able to do. There are...
  10. Suggestions on possible NP job offer

    I was an RN in dialysis for 10 years, so I really know the ropes. My group is starting me with 130 patients who are all in one unit. This should be very manageable since I know the job and will be treating the same patients I had as a nurse....what y...
  11. Herzing University FNP program?

    It is a work in progress. The pass rate for the boards seems to be about 60% at this time. I did well, but only because I spent a lot of time self teaching. Since then, they have added more resources to aid in the success of their students, but th...
  12. Herzing University FNP program?

    I did find enough preceptors in the end, but it was scary at times not knowing if I would be able to continue or not. As far as I know, they are still not helping locate preceptors and 51% of your hours need to be with a NP, the others can be PA/MD/...
  13. NP Salary

    Started as RN 2006 @ $25/hr. Left RN this year at $32/hr Starting wage as NP $102k salary Nephrology clinic MN
  14. Herzing University FNP program?

    Bave - it's really getting better and we now have a new dean who seems promising. I know there are at least two students from TX who will be practicing in Tx so you should be okay there. They are offering more and more things each semester...one bei...
  15. Online FNP.. How long? How much?

    Herzing FNP > 35k> FT 20 mos