Nurse practitioner students and practicing nurse practitioners alike often wonder what the standard is when it comes to how many patients NPs should be expected to treat per hour. New grad FNPs want to know what to expect as they apply for positions. Practicing nurse practitioners want to be sure they are keeping up with expectations but aren't being overworked by an employer. So, is there a magic number when it comes to the standard patient load for family nurse practitioners?
By Nursing Student Caitlin Webb
It’s that time of year when beach trips start to slow down, and commercials of back to school shopping reappear while you’re binge watching your favorite summer time series. After a few months of lounging and taking some very much needed r and r, it can be difficult to get back into the routine of school. There are several things that you can do to making the re-adjustment period run more smoothly that will have you forgetting about those days on the beach (almost!).
The weekend has arrived! Well, okay, not quite yet. The thing I am most excited for? A full night of uninterrupted sleep...sweet, sweet sleep. As anticlimactic as it may seem, I can tell my body could stand to catch some extra zzz's and noncompliance will leave me intolerable. So, for the good of my friends and family I will fit in a solid 8 to 10 hours of shut-eye tonight. What are you up to this weekend? If you find yourself with some free time, check out this week's more interesting happenings in medical news.
Whether you think it's time for the American people to deliver Trump his signature "You're Fired" line when it comes to his presidential candidacy or not, you have to admit, his preliminary run for the White House is entertaining. Love for the spectacle even crosses party lines. Mention of a Trump presidential run cracks some sort of a smile on the faces of most Democrats and Republicans alike. It even proves to be a pretty safe conversation starter at cocktail parties. So, I couldn't resist jumping on the Trump-hype bandwagon today as well.