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JustKeepDriving

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  1. Health Care is Not a Right

    Why nursing? Why not business, administration or politics - which seem a lot more egosyntonic with your personal beliefs on the allocation of health resources and provision of care?
  2. Health Care is Not a Right

    I've lived in both the US and Canada. I've heard of people that have gone to the United States for procedures but I never met them and generally the procedures I've heard of were more of a luxury thing and not a necessity. I worked healthcare close t...
  3. Health Care is Not a Right

    My state has really bad mental healthcare because treating that population is a money sink - they can't pay for it, the insurance often only covers so much of it, and the state is unable to finance community level mental healthcare - cause of the "ta...
  4. Everyone is in NP school !

    I'm quite aware of the standardized procedures and patient specific protocols for California and how loosely the Nurse practice act defines scope in terms of certification. I'm also aware of the problems that have come from this. Just a word of advic...
  5. Everyone is in NP school !

    I'm curious how this even works. I get managing stuff like simple anxiety and depression but as far as I know FNP/AGPCNP/ PNP don't get tons of training in managing stuff like schizophrenia, OCD, personality disorders, Bipolar type I etc and many I k...
  6. Everyone is in NP school !

    The fact that this is a thing: [ATTACH=CONFIG]24765[/ATTACH] While this is also a thing (same facility): [ATTACH=CONFIG]24768[/ATTACH] Where someone can literally make more as an RN than an NP at the same facility - with lower liability? Tells me tha...
  7. Marijuana - medication interactions - thoughts?

    Probably the best presentation I've seen on it is: https://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/Medical%20Cannabis%20Adverse%20Effects%20and%20Drug%20Interactions_0.pdf - District of Columbia Department of health on med...
  8. Clinical rotations can vary so, so much and I agree that the apprenticeship model needs changed. My program placed students and even there - it was a lot of variation (and we still had to interview at our placement sites which created differences in ...
  9. Is psychiatric nursing a dying profession?

    I personally am not a fan of the deinstitutionalization movement - mainly because although I understand the necessity of it, some places are overly zealous about it and the community treatment model doesn't work for everyone. States and counties rave...
  10. Yep - one of the good things about my program is that we did a lot of our rotations in tandem with the residents and it put into a very harsh perspective how many deficits the NP program has in comparison to medical education (even the good ones). On...
  11. One of the biggest frustrations for me as a new grad PMHNP is that in my specialty we just aren't exposed enough to the medical realm and yet, so many of the patient's we work with have a ton of comorbid medical issues (many caused by the medications...
  12. Working while in NP school

    A lot depends on your program - my first semester was light on clinical hours but heavy on theory/sciences and working full time was not a problem; however as it progressed I started picking up more and more clinical hours till it was almost a full-t...
  13. So, a good look at the link shows MEPN admission with a list of MS specialty area's on the right hand side that admit master's entry students and include AGPCNP, FNP, PMHNP, WHNP ect. I've worked with graduates of such programs before my attending b...
  14. US NP to practice in Ontario, Canada

    Honestly, my piece of advice would be to contact the college of nurses in Ontario and ask them. They more than anyone could give you all the details on what is expected to get licensed and practice there as an APRN.
  15. US NP to practice in Ontario, Canada

    I'm have dual citizenship (US & CAN) and gotten all of my education in the states and have looked in to going back to Canada as I miss my family and friends. Unfortunately - it's a heck of a process. The first step is to start with the Canadian P...