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MikeFNPC is a MSN and specializes in FNP.

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  1. MikeFNPC

    NP Please help!!

    Admin needs to remove this thread. Obviously, it's someone baiting the NP profession.
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    NP Please help!!

    Is this even a real post?
  3. MikeFNPC

    Are you ACTUALLY supervised???

    I'm in Texas and I have a collaborative agreement with a supervision physician, I have no idea what she does. She gets a lot of money for doing nothing, I know that. It's just another way physicians can make money. There is no other reason for the relationship, other than control.
  4. MikeFNPC

    CME sites

    I do use UTD, but I don't think I can get the specific courses that Texas requires through that source alone.
  5. MikeFNPC

    CME sites

    I did a search and wasn't able to find a good answer. Is there a good "one stop site" for getting all the required CME's? For example, in Texas, we need: Alzheimer's and Dementia Controlled Substances: A Prescriber Guide Dependent Adult Abuse (Elder Abuse) Jurisprudence and Ethics for Nurses Licensed in Texas Opioid Crisis: Feeling the Pain Palliative Care and Hospice Pharmacology Current Practice Prescribing Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion, Best Practices Substance Abuse Tick Borne Diseases Human Trafficking
  6. MikeFNPC

    Advice please: Primary care RN to FNP (possibly oncology NP)

    I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.
  7. MikeFNPC

    NP salary/pay let’s be transparent

    Primary care, 40 hours, 150k after bonus, 5k CME, 150 hours PTO not including about 8 holidays, 5 yrs experience, Texas. Lots of opportunities for OT, but would rather spend time with the family.
  8. MikeFNPC

    Seeking NP mentor

  9. MikeFNPC

    Seeking NP mentor

    I agree with the above post, joining your local NP group is a great place to network with other NP's as well as find job opportunities. Where are you located?
  10. MikeFNPC

    Pedi preceptor needed in San Antonio

    Thank you, I'll try that.
  11. Need a pedi preceptor in San Antonio please! It's for my wife, he rotation is due to start in October. If anyone knows someone, that would be great.
  12. MikeFNPC

    Two roads diverged.....or nah.....

  13. MikeFNPC

    Prescription "cookbooks?"

    I second the Epocrates app, free version. It's great for a quick check.
  14. MikeFNPC

    Sending patients to ER

    We're all on the same team. Calling the other team members to give a heads-up, in my experience, has always been met with appreciation. It's also a good way to avoid getting thrown under the bus by the ER, which can easily show up in their HPI.
  15. MikeFNPC

    Shortest NP program

    Knowing what I know now, I'd be looking for the longest.
  16. https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/newsletter_pdfs/2008/july08.pdf The only test you take in Texas is a certification test, not a board test. And, the Board of Nursing grants the advanced practice titles, not a certification body such as the AANP. "Please be aware that Rule 221.2(c)(2) prohibits the use of any titles or credentials that imply that a person is an advanced practice nurse if he/she is not currently authorized to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Texas." page 8 of the link. Licence comes from the BON, then certification comes from taking the certification exam. You can work in several states as an APRN without taking any tests. However, if applying for a job and others are certified, the employer would more than likely take the certified person over non certified persons. California, Kansas, and New York do not require a certification exam to work as an APRN. Therefore, you don't need to take any test to work there after graduation. However, as we all know these rules are changing daily, so all of us need to know the rules in our states for working as well as identifying ourselves as advanced practice nurses.