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BCgradnurse

BCgradnurse MSN, RN, NP

allergy and asthma, urgent care
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BCgradnurse has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

mid-life career changer, FNP

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    percent of billing or equity in practice

    I am an NP working at a single physician owned private practice. I have always been paid a straight salary, but I would also like to ask for a percent of what I bill. I bill more than any other provider in the practice, including the owner. I don't even know where to begin to determine a reasonable percent I should ask for. I'd appreciate any insight or advice the members here can give me. TIA
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    President Biden thread

    No, Trump was always, and will continue to be "Trump First".
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    Outpatient Specialty Offices

    I'm an NP working in outpatient Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology and I certainly do notate any abnormalities "outside my lane" and refer back to PCP, or ER if appropriate. A lot of what I see crosses over into Derm, Rheumatology, ENT, etc, and I will collaborate with these other specialties as needed. I think it's negligent to ignore significant abnormalities. All the providers in my practice do the same.
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    The Impeachment of Joe Biden

    What I really love is how those who think the election was "stolen" in certain states are only complaining about the presidential election. If there are ballots missing, shouldn't the other races on said ballots be questioned also? I haven't seen that happening. The what about-isms are weak, at best. To quote what was often said in 2016, "you lost-get over it."
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    President Trump and the First Lady Test COVID Positive

    It's hard to not say "I told you so". I certainly don't wish death or anything horrible on ANYONE who gets this virus. My hope is that people will stop with the whole "Covid is a hoax" nonsense and now the country will take this virus seriously. That being said, my expectations are low.
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    Boston Area NP Salary

    I just got the same response from a Boston hospital, despite having 8 years experience in the particular specialty I was applying for. They only cared about my total years of practice. I would think the ability to pretty much hit the ground running would count for something. There was no flexibility whatsoever. Anyway, I digress... 103K is low for Boston. You may do better in the suburbs, or in adjoining states. I make a lot more in RI than I did in MA. Best of luck to you.
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    Farewell Esme - In Loving Memory

    I'm so sad to hear of Esme's death. May her memory be a blessing to all who love her.
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    Lost New NP

    Fingers crossed you get this position. I don't know what your employer was thinking placing you in the Cardiac role. Best of luck to you.
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    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    Rhode Island is a good state to practice in as a NP. It's an independent practice state, and salaries are just about on par with MA., but housing costs are lower. Licenses are processed fairly quickly.
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    Where are NPs most/least in demand?

    I live in the metropolitan Boston/Providence area, and there are a lot of jobs for NPs with experience. New grads are having challenges finding a job.
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    Would you be willing to walk away?

    I might. All depends on the job. I like what I do, but I'm all about quality of life at this point.
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    Vitamin infusions

    You could check out the Institute of Functional Medicine website, or try to talk to someone who works in a Functional Medicine practice.
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    Psych Nurses. Do you hug your patients?

    I would never hug a patient. I'm a strong believer in boundaries. I can show compassion with my words. I also would never want my actions to be misconstrued and end up with a lawsuit for sexual assault. My pedi patients get fistbumps if they initiate it, but nothing more.
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    Will you get your DNP

    Not worth the money, in my opinion.
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    Family medicine needs in Rhode Island?

    There are several NP owned practices in the state that I know of, and probably more that I don't. I think you could do well here. It is a beautiful place to live, especially in the summer. Winters won't bother you, seeing that you currently withstand Michigan winter weather!
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    Family medicine needs in Rhode Island?

    I work in RI, but in a specialty practice. I have a NP friend who owns her own specialty practice in the state, and loves the autonomy. Her only complaint is that insurance reimbursements, for whatever reason, are on the lower side in the state. Both my boss and I like that he doesn't have to review my charts, and I have full autonomy and prescriptive authority. I used to practice in MA and I prefer working in RI. I see lots of jobs posted for Primary Care NPs, but I haven't seen too many jobs for family practice. I know the community health centers do have family practice departments, but I haven't looked into whether or not they are hiring.