Wednesday, October 14, 2015

So How Has Your Day Been Going At Work?

I was thinking of something to blog about and the following question popped into my head!
How has your day been going at work? Are you satisfied with the time you get to spend with your patients? Do you have enough time to chart properly? Do you often take work home to complete? Do you feel that your staff helps you get through your day and that the front desk staff respects you as a provider? Does your employer treat you as a valued provider and include you in decision making?

I think that many NPs are struggling with the above issues. I see many NPs complaining on the boards about all of these issues. How are you dealing with these issues? Give us some suggestions and we'll try to help any new NPs through the stressors of a new role.

Chime in everyone!


  1. I am a nurse practitioner and own my my practice. I've been a nurse practitioner for over 13 years and have worked in a variety of settings. What I disliked most about working for others was the lack of control over who I saw and how much time I spent with them. Often, I would get to work and find out a physician or other provider had called in sick and an addition 8-12 patients had been added to my schedule! I don't have this problem now. I also don't make that 6 figure salary anymore......the trade off was worth it!

    1. Anonymous3:44 PM

      I hate my job!! There. I said it. I've been an NP for 2 years, and I work with the ugliest bunch of nurses, a horrible NP peer that is a bully and condescending, and physicians that hardly speak to me. I feel so unhappy and I'm thinking of quitting Healthcare altogether. No one is happy - nurses, my attending doc's, patients, specialists I call for consults, and ESPECIALLY hospital medicine. I used to love nursing; now I just want to vomit when I get up in the morning to go to work. The ER nurse in new tells me to suck it the f*** up, but I can't ignore my complete burnout anymore. I don't know how to fix this....

  2. I envy you opening your own practice. I dream of doing that one day. I spend a lot of time with my patients which is why they love me so much and try to do what I ask of them.