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  1. Ashley_113

    Doc on Vacation

    Hi, I am a newer NP. I work in a small practice with one physician. I am in the process of being credentialed with the insurances (I am fully licensed in my state with prescriptive authority). My doctor is wanting to go away for a day or two around the holidays and have me see some follow ups. (Only straight forward patients that I approve of) and he will be available to be reached by telephone. I am aware I cannot do incident to billing because he will not be in the office. Can I even see the patients if I am not credentialed by that time though? I stated my concern and he said something in regards to "if we don't get paid for the service, I'm okay with it...I just want the patient to have someone available if needed". Can anyone clarify further? I really just don't want to get into any issues legally thank you!
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    Independent Practice

    Hello, just curious as to any independent NP practices out there. My state is an independent NP state. I am considering it down the road. Are there any NPs that don't do traditional Primary Care? I work in physical medicine and rehabilitation right now. We see a good variety....pain management, DOT physicals, workers comp injuries. I just didn't know if any NPs had tried opening an occupational medicine practice or even pain management as I am very familiar with both. I still need to look into insurances in my area to see if I would even get reimbursed as a independent NP. I am planning on getting my DNP first which will take a couple years. So this is a bit premature, but simply curious as to what ventures everyone is taking. Thank you!
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    Does this sound feasible?

    I would check and see if financial aid will pay for an LPN to BSN program. I know they have programs out there for it because I too was an LPN first and I almost took the LPN to BSN route. Indiana State has an online format I believe. If you don't do it this way, you are looking at a lot of extra time in school. If you can't do an LPN to BSN program then I would stick with the biomedical science degree and gear it towards going to PA school. Additionally, if financial aid wont pay for RN classes now would it pay for them after ypur biomedical degree? A pre-req for NP school is that you are an RN. So regardless if you take the RN classes now or later I think youll still run into that problem. I think those are the most efficient ways to go about it. I hope all works out!!

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