WKShadowNP DNP, APRN

Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education
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WKShadowNP has 21 years experience as a DNP, APRN and specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education.

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    Any MSN-FNP's here who decided to go back for DNP?

    I completed my DNP while working full time as a hospitalist. In fact, I passed boards and signed my current position's contract the same month I started my DNP. Three years and a few months later, I am still a hospitalist, and I have a terminal degr...
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    You don't need RN experience to get an NP job

    Thank you very much. You are helping my literature review. I had some of these already, actually. /curtsies /flounces away tripping over feather boa.
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    Any Hospitalist APRNS?

    They see each patient.
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    Hospitalist --- FNP or AGACNP?

    I am grateful that my employer prefers family nurse practitioners. However I would love to have the additional knowledge that the acute Care Program would have provided. When I have another year of practice under my belt I am considering enrolling in...
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    Any Hospitalist APRNS?

    So Inpatient services can be billed for split/shared services. But not critical care or procedures.
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    Any Hospitalist APRNS?

    I might be using the wrong phrase. Split services are billable and reimbursed. Is that your understanding? The way it was explained to me is that 100% reimbursement occurs this way but only 85% if only I Bill. Isn't that incidence to? Shared/Split Se...
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    Any Hospitalist APRNS?

    I am loving my job and role. We are a small community hospital of just over 200 beds. My shifts are either 10 hours where I round on patients until lunch then go to ED for admits. Or 12 hours where I'm the point person for admits and consults. My col...
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    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    I teased my husband in the past that I would haunt him. But now that I've lost loved ones that jab lost its impact. I have since told him that if I predecease him to use my remains in a horticultural manner, like embedded in a plant. He said it soun...
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    Online vs Traditional NP school

    But my APA prowess will cure you (M.A., July 22, 2017, personal conversation).
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    Working independently

    This is state dependent, usually. I am in SC and I am required to have a collaborative physician within 45min. Also, if the hospitalists want to get full reimbursement, they sign off each admission, round, consult, and discharge (incidence-to billin...
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    Favorite part of being a Nurse Practitioner?

    All of that! I really like putting the puzzle pieces together. And boy did I have ample opportunity today. Several really sick critical patients through the ED I admitted on our hospitalist service today. I leaned on and learned from my peers/colle...
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    Question for NPs working in Acute Care Setting

    AMEN! I feel that way as well. I am still pinching myself for what a great team I have.
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    Question for NPs working in Acute Care Setting

    There are regulations governing admitting orders so their signature is necessary. Other things I have mixed reception. Some are very hands-off and encourage my work, some treat me like a resident and guide me through the critical thinking (I'm new), ...
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    Excited/nervous

    Fingers crossed.
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    What do you prefer to be called?

    I do not plan to introduce myself to my patients as Dr. Shadow, Nurse practitioner. I already have to correct them when I say nurse practitoner and they call me Doctor. It's confusing to them. For those who ask, I'll share a brief answer, but I want ...