I think it depends on the state you're practicing in. Some allow a new NP to practice for a specific time frame while getting certified. Other states require certification before you can practice as a NP.
Should the PhD prepared nursed take an exam to prove him or herself? I took a certification exam and passed it. I'm not a physician. I'm a nurse practitioner. When I complete my DNP, I can be addressed as "Doctor" because of academic credentials alone, but not physician. A physician is a MD or DO.
PS: A chiropractor can do pelvic exams?? I think NOT!
right, and of course that is not what i was referring to at all.
i can't tell you how many times a week i tell my son to "look it up" instead of giving him the answers!
i'm looking for incidents more like cookienay and keymaster described.
Some examples of what I'm referring to are not giving complete information in order to make the other nurse look incompetent. Or knowing someone is going to do a procedure or give a medication incorrectly and letting them do it in spite of the fact that it may hurt the patient. I'm not referring to letting a new nurse figure out problems on his/her own when it doesn't cause the patient any harm.
I'm in a DNP program. I've had experience with this type of behavior in the past and was just curious about others having the same experience. I also collaterally work with someone who hoards knowledge. I'm looking for some approaches to take with this person.
Thanks for your posts so far!
I'm interested in hearing any of your experiences with nurses or other medical personnel deliberately not sharing important information that could or did have an effect on patient care. I know I've experienced this in the past with the "offender" stating they just wanted to see how long it would take me to figure so-and-so out. A trial by fire in their eyes, but a danger to a patient in mine. Anyone want to share?? Thx, Lisa
I agree with Missbecky that CPRS is great! It can do just about everything you may want or desire. I've also worked with Cerner in the past and the two systems are very comparable. Actually, I heard that the people who developed Cerner basically "stole" their ideas from CPRS. I, of course, have no idea if that is true or not but there are many similarities!
Good luck to you on getting a RN job in Hawaii! It was a totally different situation when I was there. Basically, a RN could write his or her own ticket. Just don't get discouraged and don't give up. Also realize that you're in a different world over there.....learn and adapt. You'll be just fine!!