traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.
Hello traumaRUs! I want to thank you for your post and replies on NPs and nephrology. I really find them helpful and helped me decide on what specialty will I want to be in. I am a hemodialysis RN and will be finishing FNP school this month. The clinic that I'm trying to apply has 3 PAs, no NP. I am worried that they will not consider me because they don't have experience with an NP. In this case, I want to ask you how is your scope/billing in a dialysis center. I did some research about direct pay, incident to and split/shared but I want to hear from an nephrology NP themselves. Compared to PAs, we have a written agreement/Collaborative agreement with a physician, Do you round and see/bill a patient in dialysis without the physician or will there be a certain time that the physician is with you?
Lastly, I noticed that the salary of nephrology NP is at the lower end, do you estimate your reimbursement so you can negotiate for annual salary? or you get reimbursed after you see your patients?
All the best! - brooklynNP
Hi TraumaRUs! I have been reading a lot of your posts today, and you seem to be so knowledgeable in your field. I have accepted a position as a nephrology NP. I recently graduated in December, so this will be my first job as an NP. Could you please recommend an informative nephrology book to purchase and study before starting this job? I have downloaded all of the links you have posted, but would also like to have more of a comprehensive resource. If you know of any it would be greatly appreciated!
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