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  1. litebrightgirl

    NP working for UHG

    I am a Lpn who works as a case manager for untied health group. The company hires NP's as well. Are any of you familiar with the duties/day to day duties of working for UHG? Would you work for them? Any thoughts???
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    Are there more NP jobs or PA jobs?

    Hi. I'm not tryi g to start a war but I'm a Lpn trying to decide between the two careers. I have shadowed both and know what each does. However, I'm at a crossroads with school. Even though most of the prereqs for both overlap, there are som differences. Therefore I don't want to spend time taking classes for one career path and end the end not find a job. Just looking for some insight to this dilemma. Thanks
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    SICK OF BEING A LPN

    Anyone else feel this way??? I'm tired of the lack of respect. Tired of only being able to work in dr. office or LTC. I work in a LTC and it makes me not want to be a nurse anymore. My passion is being sucked out and I don't know I want to go on to be a RN. I'm depressed. How do you cope????? Anyone have any words of wisdom???
  4. I think the Midwest sucks for nurses. Definately NOT enough pay or respect
  5. I am originally from MD. I live in Illinois, 2 hours from Chicago. We moved here for my husband's job. If I had my way, we'd move back to MD and I'd be a Johns Hopkins nurse. I love the MD DC VA area. My second choice would be Philadelphia. I've heard NC is a great area for nurses and nursing. Good luck with your decision!
  6. litebrightgirl

    NP but PA is shorter.......

    I'm a lpn and I'm taking classes to get into a ADN program. I came across a website that broke down the time it takes to become a NP and a PA. It would take me less time to become a PA than a NP. Would you become a PA because of this or would you stick it out and become a NP? Utimately, I want to be able to treat, diagnois, prescribe for my patients. I also want to be more general with my speciality because I want to work in either ER or ICU. Also, the PA program is a 2 hour commute each way(but I can catch a train). The NP program is in my town. What would you do???
  7. litebrightgirl

    Illinois State University ABSN Program- 2011 start

    I'm not familiar with the ABSN program at ISU? Can you shed some light on it? I would love to go to ISU. Thanks
  8. litebrightgirl

    ADN lower than BSN????

    Hello everyone. I'm an LPN and have been for a year. I was talking to someone who's in a ADN program (which I'm considering), that getting her ADN will soon be a waste of time. She says her instructors are telling her that ADN will be looked at as being lower than BSN and those with ADN will have to get their BSN. She also says the instructors will be teaching the ADN classes differently than BSN classes. Just wanted to know if anyone else has heard this??????
  9. litebrightgirl

    LPN in the ER

    I will.... For sure!! And thank you :-)
  10. litebrightgirl

    LPN in the ER

    Thanks Calixan for your response. I'm so excited to work in the ER. I know I'll learn so much. I feel like I'm losing my skills working in ltc.
  11. litebrightgirl

    LPN in the ER

    Hello everyone. I have an interview in the er at the hospital next week. For anyone who works in this department, what exactly do you do? What are you allowed and not allowed to do? I currently work in ltc and am beyond excited for this opportunity!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!:nurse:
  12. litebrightgirl

    LPN in the ER

    Hello everyone. I have an interview in the er at the hospital next week. For anyone who works in this department, what exactly do you do? What are you allowed and not allowed to do? I currently work in ltc and am beyond excited for this opportunity!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!:nurse:
  13. litebrightgirl

    Online BSN to CRNA school

    I am thinking about getting my BSN through Indiana State Univ. I want to go to CRNA school. For those of you who are in school or looking into going to school, will getting a BSN online hinder or help me get in?
  14. litebrightgirl

    Where did you get your license, KMart

    Ok. I did not go to my PCP because I couldn't get in for another 3 weeks. That is why I went to urgent care. Second, I have a hx of asthma and was only on a preventil inhaler and my asthma has been getting increasingly worse so the MD put me on Advair. The urgent care clinic is downstairs from my PCP, so he had access to my records and was able to prescribe it. Third, I went to work today and the MD in the office sent me home after 4 hours because my symptoms were getting worse. I was never given a neb tx in the urgent care. Don't know why b/c he listened to my lungs and said they were tight. Today, the MD in the office gave me a neb tx and agreed with the MD in urgent care's dx, not the NP who wouldn't see me. I didn't want to start a war with all of this. BTW, I agree that MD, PA, and NP prescribe meds too much but for her not to even look at me and say I'm not sick was unacceptable. Oh and prarienp, I didn't feel like my chest was tightening so I didn't know that I had a problem with my lungs. I was coughing too much to pay attention to that. And I didn't tell the MD in urgent care I needed abx b/c he at least took the time to examine me. Not trying to be smartmouthed, just answering your question
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    Where did you get your license, KMart

    :angryfire Ok. I'm a LPN working on my BSN. I've been sick for little over a month with a cold. This past week I have been progressively worse. I work in a doctor's office and the PA said I need to get a script for a z-pack. This morning I went to one of those quick care places in the drug store. There was a FNP on duty. I told her my symptoms: headache, non productive cough, achy, runny and stuffy nose, low grade fever, and chest congestion. Without even seeing me she said take some OTC meds. I told her I needed antibiotics. She said who told you that. I told her a PA that I work with. She proceeded to tell me that I was not sick and that if the PA wants me to have meds then he could give them to me. But I can see you if you want, but I'm not giving you anything for it. I said ok thanks and walked out. I was never so outraged as I was today. It was just a disgrace to our profession. For a split second I thougt I don't want to become a NP anymore if I have to work with NP's like her. She just totally disregarded me. I ended up going to another clinic and saw a MD who gave me a z-pack, tessalan pills and advair( I have asthma) without me having to tell him what I needed. What are your thoughts about this?
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