International Nursing

How Nurse Pam Packs Her Suitcase

Packing Hints "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God..." James 1:5 After my trip to Europe in 1978 with only three outfits as suggested by Arthur Frommer, I decided that was too few clothes to travel comfortably. I could not bear to look at them after I returned and gave them… Continue reading How Nurse Pam Packs Her Suitcase

International Nursing

International Travel Tips – Part I

Dear Readers, Since many of you are traveling this summer, I will repost over the next few weeks my international travel tips that I have learned over the years. Happy Travels! Pamela, RN Honduras - October 23, 1988 "Jesus came and spake unto them,.....Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the… Continue reading International Travel Tips – Part I

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Nurse Practitioner Stress

Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner - April 2005 I have now worked at the Veteran's Affairs (VA) clinic as a home care Nurse Practitioner (NP) for five months. The VA assigned to me a car, laptop, cell phone, pager, and office. Completing the mandatory online continuing education and typing my lengthy progress notes are tedious.… Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Stress

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Federal Credentialing Process

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - October 2009 The Veteran's Affairs (V.A.) offered me a job as a Nurse Practitioner in Home Care a month ago. They have begun the grueling credentialing process which is more prolonged than any other NP job I've ever had. I passed my pre-employment physical last week. My depth perception was not… Continue reading Federal Credentialing Process

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Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner?

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - July 2009 I was glad to have a day off to relax and catch up on my chores. The phone rang and the caller said, "Pam, this is Dr. S. (my boss). I'm sorry to call you at home, but I wanted to make sure that you knew about the announcement… Continue reading Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner?