From my journal Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner - April 2005 Five months have passed since I began working at the Veteran's Affairs (VA) clinic as a home care Nurse Practitioner (NP). The VA assigned to me a car, laptop, cell phone, pager, and office. Completing the mandatory online continuing education and typing my lengthy… Continue reading Nurse Practitioner Stress
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, more prolonged than any other NP job I've ever had. I passed my pre-employment physical last week. My depth perception was not good on… Continue reading Federal Credentialing Process
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?
From my journal Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I finally resumed parttime work at the nursing home at the end of April and increased to fulltime in May. By God's grace,… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision
September 2007 I just saw a new podiatrist for my continuing heel pain. Since physical therapy and two cortisone injections haven't helped, I need to immobilize my foot with a boot, use crutches so I am non-weight bearing, and take three weeks off work. He said I could try acupuncture which two of my friends… Continue reading Heel Pain Continues
From my journal January 2007 But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 I thank God that things are going well at the nursing home where I continue to work as a Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics. I was shocked when they increased my salary… Continue reading Heel Pain
From my journal... 2005 I continued to work in geriatrics for the remainder of my career and cared for many patients with Dementia. This is "a general term for symptoms of mental decline that interfere with a person’s daily life. It is not a normal part of aging. The symptoms can include problems with memory,… Continue reading Dementia – Memory Loss
From my journal... September 2005 - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner I am enjoying my new job immensely working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in a 500-bed nursing home providing primary care to 64 patients currently. It is like a breath of fresh air compared to working for the insurance company in the same facility. I am… Continue reading The Aging Brain
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - May 2009 I have worked at the nursing home for nearly five years giving primary care to the elderly residents. There is no dermatologist that holds a clinic on site so the patients must wait for months to see a dermatologist in his office when we refer them for a skin… Continue reading Dermatology Nurse Practitioner?
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - February 2009 As I prepared for bed, I began to shiver followed by nausea and vomiting. I put my cell phone in my pocket in case I fainted like last winter. I unlocked the kitchen door so the ambulance paramedics could enter without breaking the door down in case I had… Continue reading Dreaded Virus