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DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

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DizzyJ DHSc PA-C specializes in DHSc, PA-C.

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  1. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    NP license renewal

    UpToDate is actually category I for PAs NPs can use them as well per their website American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) UpToDate is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number: 051212. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. For each hour of participation with the program, NPs can claim 1.0 contact hour. UpToDate automatically tracks the time you spend using the service.
  2. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    The economics of PA vs. NP

    Obviously, you have no understanding of the PA profession and no literature to support your outrageous statement. Endangering patients?!?! A provider who does 500 hours of clinicals, they scheduled on their own, is endangering patients.
  3. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    The economics of PA vs. NP

    Many think it makes a very strong argument. Clearly providers can be made independent with less training then a PA. What many don’t realize is that a lot of PAs already practice independently in reality. Having a doc say they looked at 10 charts a year (varies by state) isn’t exactly supervision.
  4. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    BSN to DNP-FNP Writing Sample -need help editing

    IMO, having never been a professor, the OP likely doesn't expect strangers to read it. They are posting it in hopes that someone with might volunteer their down-time to read and provide feedback. I've seen many forums with sections for posting personal statements for this very reason. It was very audacious for you to ask they shorten their writing sample because you don't have the time or desire to read it..... On a side note...I didn't read it either because it seems a little lengthy.
  5. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Provider Service Agreement Concerns

    The exclusive practice clause is not all that uncommon. If you plan to keep a side job, you should simply ask for approval to keep that job and get it in writing. Then you are good unless you want another side job or to change side jobs. Then you need that approved. The continuing education I guess I can understand. You get $XX per year and if you leave before that year you pay it back. This liquidated damages I've never seen before. I've had 90 day notice required, but never with a dollar amount attached to it. If you break a 90 day notice agreement, then the employer can do what? Take you to court for breach of contract and spend who knows how much money on this and how long it would take. I've never heard of anyone actually being sued for breach of contract for not sticking to their 30-60-90 notice requirement. I'm sure it must happen somewhere though. So, they are just skipping this step and asking for a set dollar amount upfront. I would try to get this out of the contract.
  6. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Why do some practices prefer PAs to NPs?

    It really just boils down to whoever has the final say of PA vs NP and what their opinion about each profession is. For many specialties, either can fill the role. It just takes one admin with a poor understanding of education or practice laws to exclude one of the professions.
  7. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Nobody gets my credentials right

    All lot of this is just the labeling programs lab/pharmacy/etc use. One Dr. ________ space is listed and they don't have an option to change the title in the computer system. One would think they could have changed this by now. You have zero worries of other's mistakes when your orders/RXs have proper labeling.
  8. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Certification - Need your opinion

    The BON has nothing to do with the OP being able to sit for the exam or not. If she wants to be recertified then she needs to do whatever the certifying bodies tell her she needs to do.
  9. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Occ Health Director

    Looking for some feedback at salary range for a position of Director of Occupational Health. The position would oversee 3 facilities in regard to staffing, training, policies, budgeting, etc....everything basically. This is NOT a large healthcare system. This particular department has about a 2 million operating budget.
  10. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Difference between Ph.D and Ed.D

    Thank you, for respectfully disagreeing and then restating what I already said. An EdD can have a dissertation but also could have a capstone/project.
  11. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Nurse Practitioner Overtime Pay

    I agree, your employer can make you do that. It sucks, but not illegal. You should certainly get extra pay for this. You are salary and not entitled to overtime pay, but these are now additional shifts worked and you should negotiate an hourly or day rate that comes with a differential for the shifts being on the weekend and working 12 days in a row.
  12. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    What Kind of NP to become?

    There is no specific track for plastics or any surgical specialty really. I would say ACNP may be better route, but that's just because you will get inpatient clinicals. Maybe you could manage to get a surgery rotation. The concensus model is saying FNP should be inpatient and ACNP shouldn't be outpatient, but you need to look at the specific laws in your state. Neither FNP or ACNP are traineed in surgery, but either could potentially do OR and office in plastics. Do you have a relationship with this plastic surgeon already? If not I wouldn't keep high hopes of actually landing a job in plastics. There just isn't very many jobs in that specialty. Another option is consider doing a residency/fellowship in surgery.
  13. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Length of Orientation for New NP

    When I did acute care we had all new NP/PA providers with an experienced provider for their first month. Every patient/decision/order was reviewed. At week 3-4 we would know if the person was ready or not to be put on the schedule. Some were and others were not...at all. So, another month could be added if needed. Had one no where near comfortable into her 3rd month and she elected to leave on her own. Ran into her several months later working in the ED and she was thriving.
  14. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Opinion about a nurse's erros

    I always recheck abnormal vitals/weights that seem off. It is my responsbility 100% to make sure they are correct and not an MOA, MA, RN, etc....Weights are extremtly important in pediatrics for dosing consideration and watching for failure to thrive. The only error was you questioning the weight to be incorrect and then not rechecking it....and having a thread about nurse errors when there was no nurse present in the story....well you're a nurse...so I guess the title can apply since it was your error.
  15. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    DNP Question- Please help!

    This DOES vary by state. There are some states that forbid the use by DNPs or specifically state you must immediately identify yourself as an NP if you do use Dr title. Last list I saw wasn't very long.
  16. DizzyJ DHSc PA-C

    Board certified within X years

    that's why I put the " * " with a statement there may be some states where it is possible to practice without national certification. I acknowledge I did forget about the FNP-BC....there are so many letters involved in nursing. I actually don't see the -BC very often. My point was making a distinction between what being board certified is to a physician vs an NP/PA. While also noting that it is common for NP/PA to say (and I'll add in "hold a piece of paper in their hand") they are board certified after passing our certification exam. My corrections to my original post and acknowledgement of sensitivities of the readers.
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