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OBigdog26 MSN, RN, NP

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OBigdog26 has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP.

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    DEA, should employer pay?

    Most of the interviews that I have been on with different organizations will cover all onboarding costs.
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    1st NP Job: Pain Management, bad move?

    Hi! Any updates on your career in pain management? I'm in a similar position that you were in. I interviewed at a few spine and pain places. The first one wants me to see 20-25 pt's per day, the second practice appears to be better suited for me as a new grad where I can spend more time with patient's and average seeing about 16-20.
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    I have my first interview Friday and need pointers.

    That's great. I'm still going through the interview process as well. Just be patient.
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    Salary range means?

    That's just ridiculous and hard to fathom. As a provider, I would certainly like to earn more than I would make working as a nurse. All that education and you are not getting properly compensated.
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    NP in pain management

    Seems like a legit place and not a pill mill. I'll have the opportunity to do procedures such as nerve and joint injections. I feel like this place is very similar to my orthopedic rotation in sports medicine when I was in NP school. I don't know, maybe I'm just too green.
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    I have my first interview Friday and need pointers.

    Some questions I came across were: 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why do you want to get into (insert field/specialty)? 3. Tell me about an incident....what would you do if...tell me about a time when you did this....what happened? What did you do? 4. 65 yo pt with T2DM has HgbA1c =11, what would you do? 5. Pt x has syphilis, he is married, he is not sure how to tell his wife. What would you do? Look at some generic practice questions and practice responding so you don't fumble with your words. It is a pretty nerve-wracking experience especially if it is a panel type interview. Learn from this experience to help you prepare for other interviews.
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    NP in pain management

    Any NPs here in pain management? I am a new grad FNP with a specialty in ortho. Any thoughts or experiences in this field? It seems like this field has many benefits in the long run.
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    I have my first interview Friday and need pointers.

    I am a new grad myself and have had several interviews. They are all different with questions ranging from behavioral type questions to clinical questions.
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    Another job interview..help

    Thanks for your responses. I guess I'm not used to all this.
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    Another job interview..help

    Hey all, I have another interview coming up. I spoke with the recruiter and they are getting everything set up. It's a small hospital. The recruiter told me that I will be doing a facility tour, have lunch and dinner with some other providers including the CEO. Is this customary? I feel kind of weird doing all this. Thanks for your time.
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    Took the plunge, applied for UC job!

    That's the route that I'm probably going to take after school. I might do a one year fellowship in UC with the hospital system that I'm currently working in after graduation to gain more experience.
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    Duke FNP Fall 2015

    It took me a good 2 months to really polish my statement of purpose. I only applied to Duke, so for me it was go big or go home. I thought I bombed my interview (phone). Then was relieved when the professor said that she is recommend me for the program. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses. Pardon for any misspelled words, I blame it on auto-correct.
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    NP residency/fellowship

    I recently learned UNC had am orthopedic fellowship program. It's 2 years long. I'm also considering the CHS UC fellowship when I'm done with school. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses. Pardon for any misspelled words, I blame it on auto-correct.
  14. Try to understand the concepts instead of memorization. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses. Pardon for any misspelled words, I blame it on auto-correct.
  15. Please avoid diploma mills. Just saying! Sent from my iPhone using allnurses. Pardon for any misspelled words, I blame it on auto-correct.
  16. Background: out of academic world for five years. Now, first year in FNP school. I am looking for tips and advice on how to be successful in my physiology class across the lifespan. I'm reading assigned chapters in the book, but I feel a little overwhelmed due to information overload. I'm trying to grasp the concepts and fundamentals, instead of just using rote memorization, flash cards, like I did with A&P during my undergrad. I'm also supplementing my reading by watching YouTube videos to give me just the basics so that I can further understand what I'm reading for school. After awhile, I feel that what I'm reading is just blah blah blah... Sent from my iPhone using allnurses. Pardon for any misspelled words, I blame it on auto-correct.
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