NPinWCH

NPinWCH

Family NP, OB Nursing
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NPinWCH has 15 years experience and specializes in Family NP, OB Nursing.

I'm in central Ohio and work in a busy family practice in a rural area with 3 MDs and another NP.

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  1. Change of Name.

    We are primary providers, but what are we the primary providers of is the question. If we say medicine, then we are going down a path that leads us to be controlled by the MD/DOs, the AMA and the boards of medicine. This is not where I want to go bec...
  2. American Academy of Family Physicians thoughts on NPs

    I want to clarify some of my statements. The PAs I know want independent practice. They don't want to be called Assistants anymore, they want independence, freedom and the ability to practice like NPs. PAs haven't been able to get their independence...
  3. Front desk people giving medical advice

    First, there should be a policy for documenting all phone calls and messages. We've all been taught, if it isn't documented, it isn't done and that includes any advice given by any person the receptionist/MA/LPN gives over the phone. So, if a pt cal...
  4. American Academy of Family Physicians thoughts on NPs

    First, your assumptions are probably incorrect. If you are calling to see the NP for an acute issue, you'd be fine seeing the NP. I'm sure they could diagnose and treat you just fine. I see acute and chronic issues daily, from colds, pinkeye, bronchi...
  5. Psych Meds

    As for where I am, it's rural Ohio, not too rural. I'm within 1 hour of Columbus and Cincinnati. The problem is there are still too few psych providers even in the city and when we do get one, they quickly get overwhelmed and leave. Also, IF they acc...
  6. Psych Meds

    I totally agree with the collaborating MD idea, but I also totally get where the OP is coming from. If I had a resource to send my psych patients to then I wouldn't have to treat them beyond my comfort zone, which I very often do. Sure, I can can thr...
  7. How to get triple board certified

    The only way is to complete the course work for all three and take 3 certifications. So, get a masters in one and pass the exam and then go back and finish up the other course requirements to get the post masters certificate in the others that let yo...
  8. What kinds of patients do you see?

    I'm an FNP, with now 1 yr experience as such, but I had 15 yrs experience as an RN. Most of my RN experience was in L&D. I work in a busy family practice with 3 MDs and one other FNP. I see newborns all the way through 90 yr olds. I do preventati...
  9. A couple questions

    I'll touch on your second question by saying check with your state BON. Independent practice for ANY NP varies by state. The acute care vs. family/primary care debate continues to argued, so I don't know if there is a clear answer. I know in my state...
  10. I have a problem........

    BlueDevil, how long did you practice as an NP with your MSN before getting your DNP and it what way do you feel the DNP made you a better provider? I also agree that one certifying body is needed and that the bar is low in some institutions, but no ...
  11. I have a problem........

    The ONLY reason there is no longer a differentiation between MD and DO is that the DO programs changed to mimic the MD programs. They just included their osteopathic theory and manipulation techniques. I didn't want to go to medical school. I wanted...
  12. A proposal for the future of advance nursing practice

    Well said and I couldn't agree more.
  13. A proposal for the future of advance nursing practice

    I only want to add that even if/when DNP becomes the standard, MSN prepared NPs won't have to worry about "salvaging" their careers as long as they keep their certification up to date. Believe it or not, but there are currently APNs with ONLY BSN deg...
  14. A few questions for current NP's

    Like other posters mentioned, it does depend on your job market, but I'd add also on your own willingness to do certain work. I've seen plenty of retail quick care clinics that offer PT or even per diem jobs. I've also had plenty of offers for locum ...
  15. Vent about healthcare

    I'm an FNP in family practice with another FNP and 2 MDs. I provide annual well visits for women on a regular basis and have found early, and not so early cervical cancers and breast cancers. Myself and one of the MDs both do colposcopy as well. This...