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    In-home NP Medicare Assessments

    Does UHG have a slump at the beginning of the year like EMSI?
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    NP's answering to Nursing Management?

    It is entirely inappropriate to be managed by "nurse managers". Just because the same board licenses us in many states does not mean that an RN is qualified to supervise or manage us. The argument of being accountable to the BON does not make management by an RN appropriate. If I was called to the BON and asked why I rx'd a particular med would an answer of "my manager, she's an RN and she told me to" me acceptable? It would be 10x worse if the same answer was given to a jury or malpractice attorney. Now if I looked at my note and see that I consulted with Dr X who is my manager, and said that I rx'd something, how does it sound? See the difference? Many states have a law prohibiting the "corporate practice of medicine". Essentially it requires a physician to own a clinic. As an RN you couldn't go out and open a clinic and just hire a Dr to work there. This is because you do not have the privileges to diagnose and treat, nor would the entity you created to open your clinic and thus you do not have the knowledge base to supervise a provider. Period. End of story. This argument is similar to what I have with my toddlers. I have the knowledge and do not need to argue the fact. Accept it and deal with it. An RN is not qualified to manage or supervise NP's, PA's, MD's or DO's. State laws in half of states have established this and it is punishable by incarceration in some cases.
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    Official NP "No Fly" list

    While it ultimately up to the student to make their educational decisions. How about specific names of schools that are on these lists for those considering these sub-par schools. Many have no idea that the for-profits have such a bad reputation.
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    Men's Health NP Specialty

    I don't see a specialty such as this happening anytime soon but what do I really know. While much of the stuff is general practice other areas such as TRT and ED do require a much more delicate balancing act with some of the newer treatment modalities. Especially getting into TRT that is advertised everywhere one really needs a deeper understanding of hormone balance such as E2 etc. Not a particularly difficult subject to learn, just deeper than what is taught in some NP programs.
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    Name one of your favorite things about being a male nurse.

    Female patient: Why did you become a male nurse? Me: Because I couldn't afford the surgery to be a female nurse! Yeah, keeping all my parts intact is the best part about being a male nurse!
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    Maryville University Summer 2014

    I recently started the program and like it as much as one can enjoy theory type classes. The schedule is nice, for the first year it is 8 week classes back to back. One class at a time. Then it looks a little hectic. Advanced patho and pharm together for 16 weeks followed by all the clinical classes. To be honest those two classes together concern me a little. In fact since the current classes arent overwhelming at all, I bought the books for those two and getting a huge headstart. I figure a few hours a week until they start will put me in a much better position!
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    Maryville FNP entry class of January 2014

    Yes, I just found out a couple days ago that I was accepted!!!
  8. Nothing yet, I sure hope to hear soon. I started a similar thread in the pre inquiry NP student section too.
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    Ball State NP Spring 2013

    With the application deadline a month behind us, has anyone that applied heard anything yet?
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    RN pay LTC Oklahoma?

    Most of them run in the 24-26/hr range depending on experience. A little more if you're weekend coverage.
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    ATT from Board of Nursing

    Last I knew, it is the boards policy to review the transcripts and send the ok to Parsons within two weeks. Then ATT from Parsons within a day or two.
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    salary -Huntsville, AL.

    Have you considered talking to other facilities?
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    Dallas agency work?

    Thanks! Much appreciated! I'm sure it beats Oklahoma rates!
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    Boston Launches Flu Shot Tracking! *Tracking Bracelet*

    That's why they should implant the RFID!! (puts back on tinfoil hat)
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    Dallas agency work?

    Bump. Anyone?
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    Looking to relocate

    tulsaworld.com is a good place to start a job search.