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LubbockNP

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  1. LubbockNP

    VA Hiring Process

    It was the most frustrating gut wrenching process I have ever went though. I do really enjoy my job at the VA then any job I have ever had. I really love my Veterans and it makes it all worth it.
  2. LubbockNP

    NP working PRN as Rn

    No, I don't get frustrated at all. The NP job has a lot on your shoulder and the RN job is my physical but not on my shoulder.
  3. LubbockNP

    NP working PRN as Rn

    I only work on Sat 7A to 7P and I really like it, MY NP job is M-F 7:30-4P and my NP job is wonderful but I like being a RN now.
  4. LubbockNP

    NP working PRN as Rn

    Have any of ya'll work as RN while you are NP? Have you had any problems? I recently started working as a PRN RN on a med/surg floor 2 shifts a month and I must say I am really enjoying it.
  5. LubbockNP

    VA Hiring Process

    tuscanydreams, they sent me questions about the 9 dimensions of nursing that I have to answer and this will be presented to the nursing board. I will reply back when I find out what level that have me at etc. Thank you so much for your reply! I will be doing HBPC with geri population. What are you doing there?
  6. LubbockNP

    VA Hiring Process

    I am struggling on the Dimensions of nursing worksheet. I am emailing the recruiter to see if she can help me. I thought a MSN as NP with 9 years experience get me nurse III but it does not look like it from the criteria. From what I understand there are not steps or levels (whatever they call them) for nurse II and higher. Is that true?
  7. LubbockNP

    VA Hiring Process

    My entire NP career has been at a state prison hospital type place. Only inmates have been my patients. Before this I worked as a staff RN in SICU. I am so afraid they are going to board me less than nurse III and pay me way less than I make now. I will work off that template today. This is so frustrating, to say the least.
  8. LubbockNP

    VA Hiring Process

    Pfchang, I need some help on dimensions of nursing!
  9. LubbockNP

    VA 4 dimensions of nursing

    I have accepted a tentative job offer at the VA. The nurse recruiter told me my MSN and almost 9 years of NP will not automatically make me a nurse III. How can this be? She said I need to show where my nursing process effects communities. My whole NP career has been in a prison hospital with very sick patients. I am at a loss here. Please offer some guidance.
  10. I have an tentative job offer with the local VA as a nurse practitioner. I have been asked to submit a form addressing the 4 Dimensions of nursing covering 9 criteria for evaluation by the Nurse Professional Standards Board. The Nurse recruiter said that my MSN with 9 years of NP experience may not be enough to reach RN III. I don't understand this. I received my BSN 12/97 and MSN NP 12/2004. Can anyone guide me?
  11. LubbockNP

    Anyone use the Barkley Review for NP CERT PREP???

    My ACNP is lasped (FNP never lapsed) and I am retaking the ANCC at the end of May. I just can't seem to get motivated. I don't know what is is going to take. This has me concerned but when I block up time to study I can't focus my brain on the task at hand. Frustrated experienced NP
  12. LubbockNP

    VA Home Based Primary Care

    As soon as I know the specifics I will pass it on for sure. Please put your application in now. you can always decline it if you get offered it and don't want it. At least where I live, we only have an outpatient clinic and the competition is fierce for NP positions.
  13. LubbockNP

    Working for the VA

    lildrekie, I just got an email about my boarding /pay today already. it together? Any help from anyone????
  14. LubbockNP

    Applying to VA Nursing jobs

    They called today and I got the Job!!!!!! So relieved and excited!
  15. LubbockNP

    Working for the VA

    They called me today and said I got the job. they said I will start the Vet pro thing on Monday. Thank you guys, I learned exactly what I needed to do to get hired from this forum. I am now gonna be a NP in the VA! Leaving the state employment and now on to the Feds.
  16. LubbockNP

    VA Home Based Primary Care

    I got the job! they called me today!