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The time has come! I've passed boards, obtained my state license and I am scheduled to have ''temporary privileges'' at my facility next week! This is such an exciting time for my family and me! We've worked so hard for so many years and this is it.
The really amusing thing? I opened the mail a couple of weeks ago when my license came through ...
The real tragedy of getting a medical education is not the understanding of your own mortality or quantification of personal risk factors. It's not even the fact that friends and colleagues want you to look at something awful that is growing out of their body (I was sure that was a myth). It is the loss of good television.
An EMT friend of mine ...
It is tough for new nurses in accelerated nurse practitioner
courses to find a first job. A lot of the places willing to hire new grads want
them full time, which is impossible with the work load our training requires.
There are some employers that require new nurses to sign a binding agreement to
complete a certain amount of hours or pay a ...
could give any future medical student advice about the ER, my three most
important words would be: Vicks Vapor Rub. When I first entered the ER, I was
prepared to be jaded, but I was not prepared for the smells: abscesses, STDs,
rotten teeth, body odor, mildewed t-shirts, alcoholics, chain smokers,
drug-addicts, and diarrhea diapers, to ...
Last month during the lull of winter break, I had a sudden
fear that I would not be able to find a job after graduation. I guess it was
because of the lull, no case studies to do, clinical hours completed for the
semester, and final grade deemed passing, that I had the time to contemplate a
life after school. This month, as my classes resume ...
I really felt prepared. I had done a review course by a company that claims a
pass rate of 99%. I had also studied a very well-known study guide, in addition
to listening to 2 sets of CDs (one of them for the last year!). I then took 2
''predictor'' examinations with decent scores that were predictive of me passing
morning was ...
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Yes! I proclaim with clinched fists, because I have passed
yet another class on my journey to become an FNP. I have only two classes left,
and though these two classes are intense, and will occur over the course of the
next year, I am beginning to glimpse the light at the end of this tunnel of
advanced nursing knowledge.
As much as I ...
During my first rotation in family medicine, we had a patient present to the
clinic with a random collection of symptoms that seemed to come and go with no
particular pattern. She had been experiencing sweating, dizziness, nausea and
shock-like sensations around her chest. A work-up was done for a
pheochromocytoma but all the labs came back ...
I am currently in a
class called ''Societal Forces'' as a precursor to my first semester of
advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track.
The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but
the subject matter...The subject matter is frankly depressing. The class theme
seems to ...