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    Where do you practice as a NP?

    I work in subacute rehab with an internal medicine group. We function very similar to hospitalist's
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    Can I work with specialist as FNP or should I pursue AGNP

    You may find working in sub acute rehab is what you like. This is what I do and it is a great balance between inpatient and outpatient. I manage chronic disease with some acute exacerbations all while allowing the patient to participate in rehab. No kids at my facility most are > 65 as medicare will pay 100% for the first 20 days. Good Luck and I agree with previous posters, if you don't want children or women's health, don't go the FNP route.
  3. I work in Sub Acute Rehab with 90% of my patient's 65 or older. I see resistance DAILY!! Per medicare we adhere to the recommended antibiotic stewardship and we do not treat a UA without a culture EVER. This does upset some families until you explain that perhaps grandma has been inappropriately treated the last 3 times and now they are resistant to most PO ABX. We also regularly talk about estrogen cream, cranberry caps, and florastor. We also tend to stop OAB meds that can contribute to UTIs. This was a great article in my opinion.
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    Working in Rural Primary Care and Love It!

    So Happy for you! I always enjoy reading your posts. Also the biggest factor is always attitude. If you think something is terrible it will be and vice versa.... Bobbi
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    Shockingly low NP pay !

    I'm in Georgia and an FNP this is crazy as I make 6 figures I would NEVER do this for 40-45K Bobbi
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    NP student needing help with case study

    This lady also has MULTIPLE fall risks that you have listed.... I'm sure you are familiar with the BEERS list as well??
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    What is it like working as NP in GA? Salary expectations??

    Georgia is a very "who you know" state..... at least in Atlanta. Pay is all over the place. Also many hospitals are transitioning and requiring Acute Care to be in the hospital. Bobbi
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    Can an FNP...?

    As an FNP in Georgia (Atlanta area), MANY postings for jobs are very specific if they want an Acute NP or not. Many of the Atlanta hospitals are not hiring FNPs for inpatient care unless you have experience or were an NP prior to (I Think) 2015, (not sure where the date comes from, but I guess they think the training has changed since then). Also many job postings that involve hospital rounding with specialty are also requiring Acute certification. The good thing is..... if you don't want to work in a hospital this will not be a problem.... :) Good luck to you and make good contacts during all your clinical rotations. These will be very useful once you are job hunting. Bobbi
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    nurse practitioner question

    Not to sound ignorant, but where is Newcastle? Is it in the United States?
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    Anyone know how long to get a DEA in Ga

    Yep this is exactly what I did. Having the protocol is what took so long, like a month.... DEA was quick.
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    Anyone know how long to get a DEA in Ga

    Mine took about 2 weeks...as a new grad.... This really should not be a difficult process for you. Good Luck.
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    Emergency NP Boards (AANP)

    Thank you so much for this. I am a new FNP and seriously considering taking the ENP exam. I have an ER background as a nurse, and I would like to work in an ED as an NP.... This was very helpful! Bobbi
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    How much do NPs in the Southeast really make?

    I am a new grad FNP with 12 years nursing experience in the ATL. My salary is 100,000 base plus monthly productivity bonus. I must have 150 encounters per month to make base (easily done). If I go over 175 I receive a bonus of $55 per encounter which adds up very quickly.
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    Working before credentialing

    I did this as well, as per my contract I was paid 60% of my NP salary and my preceptor was paid the additional 40%. Then when all of the credentialing went through I got my full paycheck. This worked nicely for me as I didn't have to stay at my RN job, and it "forced" my job to orient me (although this wasn't really an issue). Some would question the 60/40 split, however the 60 was what I made as an RN so no real issue for me..... :)
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    Help! First year new grad can't pick which job to take

    ER hands down..... But I'm a former ER nurse :) Now nurse practitioner.. If you get a good orientation you learn so much Good luck!