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BCgradnurse MSN, RN, NP

allergy and asthma, urgent care
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BCgradnurse has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

mid-life career changer, FNP

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  1. BCgradnurse

    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.
  4. BCgradnurse

    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.
  5. BCgradnurse

    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.
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    DEA, should employer pay?

    My practice pays for all licensing and registration fees. I'm in a private practice, so I just use the practice's credit card to pay the fees.
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    How did your program teach physical assessment?

    Mine was face to face. I attended a 100% on campus program. We had to do a complete adult and pediatric exam within a set time to pass the class.
  11. BCgradnurse

    Report a post?

    I can't even navigate this site on my phone. Maybe you're not getting the full screen view.
  12. BCgradnurse

    Report a post?

    Me too. Just reported that poster.
  13. BCgradnurse

    Can I work with specialist as FNP or should I pursue AGNP

    I'm an FNP and work in a specialty (outpatient only). I see all ages, so having the FNP was essential in getting this position.
  14. BCgradnurse

    What did you wish you knew as a new grad NP?

    Up to date, 5 minute clinical consult, and Dermnet.nz for all things skin.
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    Commute to your job?

    My average commute is 25 minutes (my practice has 3 offices and I rotate between them). I work 9-5 M-W, 10-6 Th, and 7:30-3 on Fridays and have 1 Friday off a month. I usually get out on time or pretty close to it. I hate long commutes, so distance has always been a big factor in my job searches. My kids are grown and flown, but my life outside of work is very important to me. I need the down time and 12 hour shifts are too long for me.
  16. BCgradnurse

    How to publish a clinical case?

    Although this isn't a journal, you could present it on the Fig.1 app. I use it as a learning tool, and a lot of medical professionals will comment. There's no fee to join.
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