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  1. Thanks for sharing your experience in student health. You definitely have really nice benefits. We have comparable benefits but I think yours are slightly better. We do get 2k/year for CME/CEU courses and education time off which is pretty nice (most offer $1500/year around here). I didn't even think about the variation in volume for the Summer, but that'll definitely be a nice surprise. How many students were on your campus? Our campus is ~20,000-25,000 and their high volume is usually 20s. 30 is quite a bit.
  2. Thanks for sharing that Ventana. I originally wanted to get my PA license after working as a PT for a couple years (that's initially what brought me to this forum). After lots of conversations, discussions, research, etc., I ended up going the NP route. I enjoy the conversations that are on this forum, so I end up popping my head in every now and then. I appreciate the conversations here more than allnurses.com, which I am a part of as well. I'll probably end up doing a per diem/part-time family medicine job elsewhere. I do enjoy working with medically complex patients and I don't want to
  3. I’m in a similar boat as you. We get a lot of Asian and middle eastern international students who come to our school. I don’t know if we have optometry but we have everything else on board. Working in the ER as an RN the last two years has been a great experience, but it’s tiring coming home to a 2 year old daughter (with another on the way soon). That made this job slightly appealing tbh, at this stage in my life. What did you end up getting your doctorate in? One reason I’m interested in this position is the reimbursement. I figured I mind as well get the DNP with psych specialization
  4. Thank you for sharing that. Your description is what I’d imagine going into the university that I’ll be working at. I’m sure every college institution is unique in its own way, but I am looking forward to the challenge. With my background in orthopedics and sports medicine, they’re giving me a lot of the “reigns and autonomy” to manage those cases. I’m excited but the credentialing process really sucks.
  5. Been practicing as an orthopedic physical therapist for six years and as an emergency department nurse for 2 years. This will be my first job as an NP. What’s up? Lots of schooling would be an understatement.
  6. Haha I can only imagine. I’ll be on the lookout for all the delicate little flowers. Hopefully it won’t be a glass case of emotion!
  7. Wow thank you for sharing that. Those are definitely complex cases with a lot of variables at play. I imagine I’ll encounter similar scenarios, so thank you for the heads up. The URI/ABx thing will be interesting. It’s an ivy-league level school, and you’d think that smarter students would have a better understanding of this issue (which unfortunately is usually not the case). I’m curious how much entitlement there will be when they enter the clinic. I definitely have some preconceived notions, but maybe they’ll prove me wrong.
  8. Hey guys, I recently accepted a job at a private large university institution as a nurse practitioner. I was wondering if anyone works in student health or has in the past? Did you like/not like it? What were the pros and cons? This is my first job as an NP out of school; however, I have previous experience as an orthopedic physical therapist and as an emergency room nurse. While I would have enjoyed more medically complex patients, the compensation and commute were hard to beat. I'm probably underestimating the specialty to some degree, as I'm sure there are students who are medically comp
  9. That's really sad, considering that the NP/PA students do the vast majority of their classes together at that institution? I would think it would a great place for PAs. That's a shame.
  10. As someone with a doctorate, I actually don't mind when pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, etc. use the term "doctor." Particularly in an appropriate setting. If anything, I am MORE bothered when chiropractors call themselves physicians. As others have stated on this board, the term doctor was never copyrighted or patented by physicians. The term physician should exclusively be held by MD/DOs. I have patients who refer to their providers as physicians, only for me to see the credentials and realize that they're seeing a chiropractor. How the MD/DOs let this happen is beyond me.
  11. I have to meet some of these DPT/DNP people you guys encounter who call themselves “doctor.” I have my doctorate in physical therapy and did my residency in orthopedics; I am proud of my credentials and I have never called myself that in a clinical setting. It’s frankly embarrassing. On a side note, I know a few PT-DO and PT-MDs who received a bachelor’s in PT back in the early 90s. I have gotten the impression that they’re threatened by the DPT; they’ll argue that the curriculum is the same when that couldn’t be further from the case. They’re still a PT but the training is not the same.
  12. I've always thought physician associate made the most sense. It keeps the PA title. Medical practitioner just sounds so vague and broad to me. It makes me think of medical assistant.
  13. Yeah that will never happen. That's all hearsay as far as I'm concerned. No bloody NP with an ounce of intelligence would believe that they should supervise a PA (if they did, they deserve to be flipped upside down).
  14. Only the rural states (for the most part) have true independence for NPs. Granted, I'm not complaining. Illinois was also one of the strictest states for PTs; thank goodness the governor finally passed a bill this year that allows PTs direct access to see their patients (just need to send a plan of care to their provider within ~10ish days). It was extremely frustrating to need a prescription for PT even though we are the ones evaluating, diagnosing and treating the MSK conditions. So glad Illinois is turning a new leaf.
  15. Hoping for the best for you guys. Illinois, one of the strictest states for NPs, recently passed legislation that will allow for independent practice after collaborating with a physician for 4000 hours and 250 hours of CEU (we'll still have to have collaboration for certain drugs like BZDs, etc.). I feel like that'd be reasonable for you guys; unfortunately, many physicians are about self-preservation and not what's best for the patients. Rootin for ya'll.
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