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1. What does a nurse practitioner's day-to-day schedule is every single day ?

I am Jesus I want to know how a day schedule is it could vary every day. I am very interested to know more about it and to know the perspective of some that did it to show how it is.

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Bhavna’s Answer

Hello Jesus
A Nurse Practitioner's day-to-day schedule may vary depending on their work environment and specific job responsibilities. A typical day could include:

- Meeting with patients and conducting physical exams
- Diagnosing illnesses and prescribing appropriate treatments
- Ordering and interpreting lab tests
- Monitoring patients' conditions and progress
- Educating patients and families on healthcare decisions
- Developing and updating patient care plans
- Consulting with physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals
- Documenting patient visits and filing insurance claims
- Updating and maintaining patient records
- Participating in quality improvement activities and continuing education events
I hope this helps. Good luck.
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Kasana’s Answer

The schedule for the nurse practitioner most of the time bases on the hospital or organisation policy that you're working for as a practitioner. It's had to find a fixed schedule world . Thanks
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Dr. Stephanneth’s Answer

Well, that depends on your speciality & what type of setting you work in such as inpatient versus outpatient. I work in outpatient. I see around 33 patients a day within a 8-9 hour timeframe. I have to review their chart prior to seeing them, then examine them, order labs/studies, prescribe medication as needed, develop a plan of care, document everything I did for them, and then review the chart before closing it off for submission. You see anything from well persons without any medical issues to those who may have debilitating life diseases requiring in depth evaluation and treatments. You will also need to be personable, culturally competent, and aware of how their psychosocial status plays a huge role in their physiological health. Being an NP is a lot of critical thinking & brain work.
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Christina’s Answer

Hello Jesus,
I worked as an NP for a Cardiologist for 5 years just after I graduated . I then worked in a private Internal Medicine practice for 7 years. I then went back to Cardiology private practice for 8 years before taking a job with the VA at Travis AFB for my final 11 years of practice. In my first position, I spent my mornings rounding in the hospital on the patients we had admitted. In the afternoons, I would see patients in the office. When I worked in Internal Medicine, I spent all of my time in the office seeing patients every 20-30 mins. In the private Cardiology practice I saw patients and assisted with performing treadmills. At Travis AFB I ran the Heart Failure Clinic which involved seeing patients, running treadmills, learning to interrogate pacemakers and ICDs as well as instructing other health care professionals on Advanced Heart Failure treatments.
There is no one set schedule for NPs. It totally depends on your specialty, your interests, your expertise, and the practice you work with as to what your schedule will be. The one thing I can tell you is that it is a blast and as you get gain experience, you will be able to guide your schedule to meet your interests and expertise.
Enjoy!
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Lorraine’s Answer

Jesus, I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in several areas such as outpatient, telehealth, and home visitation. While working in the outpatient family practice clinic, I saw 26+ patients in 8 hours. The work was busy and there was a lot of charting/documentation to complete. I was also responsible for reviewing lab and other tests and medications. I also worked doing annual wellness visits for Medicare and saw approximately 5-7 patients daily. I really enjoyed this job, since I loved the autonomy and the time spent with patients. The visits were scheduled every 60 minutes, and most visits took around 30-45 minutes to complete. The bulk of the visit included completing health screenings such as memory testing, depression screening, and diabetic screening. Also, reviewing all medications, surgeries, and immunizations. The job provided an opportunity to educate patients and their families as well as refer them to their doctors if needed. In addition, referrals were made for issues with transportation and health issues requiring immediate care. I would say the negative about this job is there is a lot of time spent driving, and sometimes patients are not home. Also, there is a lot of comprehensive charting that is required but is easily learned with experience. However, the job is very flexible and allows the nurse practitioner to choose days off and availability. Recently, I have been conducting assessments via telehealth. I am able to complete 12 visits per day which are the same as doing it in the home setting minus completing labs. The job offers great flexibility and no driving is required. In order to complete the visits, nurse practitioners need to set up an office or secure a place in their home to complete the visits. Finally, the day-to-day activities of the nurse practitioner will vary according to the type of specialty worked. Every person has a distinct style and personality and they will find the right specialty or area of nursing the suits them.
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