I have received my degree/diploma, my certification from AANP has come through. Now all I have to do is wait for the state to issue my license before I can actually start to work as an NP. Of course, there is still also the obtaining of an NPI number, which I understand is very quick, then the credentialing and practice protocol and credentialing at the hospital to do. I don’t have to worry about a DEA license, as Florida is one of the two backward states that does not allow NPs to prescribe controlled substances. This is a laugh as it is a few unscrupulous MDs in this state that run the pill mills, not NPs.
Anyway, I got to spend a couple of days observing in the endo lab, which was fun and gave me a chance to see the procedures and get to know some of the other staff. An interesting moment when the nursing supervisor said to me, “We get a half-hour lunch, but, oh yeah, you are going to be one of the “big people”, so you can do what you want.”
I am looking forward to starting my new career. All of the staff and the physicians are really nice and supportive. It is all looking good.