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While I await my boards I have been compiling all of the
necessary papers that are needed for purposes of licensing. With this also
comes making a list of all of the fees that come with this. Although I will be
receiving CME funds at the beginning of the year, my initial applications will
all come out of pocket for me. Ready for the ...
Every day is an adventure at the correctional facility and
at times it is not from the inmates. Oftentimes, it is from the person I like to call
''The Lovely Doctor.'' I do not know why I call him that, but maybe it is because
it is the nicest name I can call him...yes! It is sarcasm at its finest.
One of the perks that has been rescinded ...
Over the past month I have had some very challenging
patients. I will often question, why and how did someone end up here at the
correctional facility? I believe it is better I do not know. Actually, it is
none of my business; it keeps the care unbiased and pure and it does not impact
how I treat them. If one of the inmates upsets the ...
Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
There was a disturbing incident
that occurred a few weeks ago. I also look at this experience as an eye-opener
for me. I have long come to this realization, but it was never more evident
than when the incident happened. First, let me start off by stating, prior to my
opportunity to work in corrections, I was judgmental and biased and I ...
My contact with pain patients was extensive during my
residency in Aurora, North Carolina, a coastal town of about 400, with a
patient population compromising of retirees, commercial fisherman and
above-ground miners from a phosphate mine. I knew from that experience that
even if I never found a job as an NP, I would not choose to do pain ...
Costs for healthcare are rising. There is not a revelation in
this statement, but as providers, we have to be mindful of the dollars we use
because it affects raises. My former mentor would drive that home for me. When
I would order a test, she would ask, ''Will that test change your treatment
plan?'' And if I responded with ''no'' then she ...
References do make a difference. Keep the following tips in mind when choosing your professional references.
Just say no to procrastination. Before you even send out your resume, you should have your references selected and ready to go. And by ready to go I mean you need to have more than just the names of those whom you wish to use as your ...
Last week, New
Grad NP blogger Samantha Damren posted the struggle she encounters working
with multiple physicians: memorizing the preferences and practices of each. On Facebook,
reader Amber said, ''20 in my emergency physician
group ... can get frustrating!'' On our blog, more readers weighed in. Here
are some of their ...
There are six different physicians in my practice and thus,
six different philosophical approaches to disease treatment and management. As
a new NP, this can be somewhat frustrating. Some days I wish medicine and
nursing were a bit more algorithmic. But alas, it ain't like baking a cake, so
here's to finding the silver lining.