NP in independent practice have the capacity to change the face of health care, no matter where they are! "Change the world" I say! Seriously, I have been working in health care for 25 years now, and dramatic change is definitely in order!
I left the public health care system to start a private practice because i felt the system was a total embarrassment and I just could not work in it any longer. And yes, it was not an easy decision as I left my retirement plan (5 years to magic 80) and 27,000 union seniority hours as an NP alone behind! Once the decision was made, I realized it didn't matter, as I NEVER had any intention of working a union job again in my life and that I deserved to be happy in my work and making the REAL difference I was meant to make for my patients!.
NP's were not properly recognized and very much under-utilized and disrespected everywhere i looked and it deeply disturbed me.
For 13 years of NP practice, i was silent or would quietly express my concerns in letters (which did not go very far).... I did not let my voice be heard because I truly felt it was not important what I had to say.
Now, today, I truly do not care what people think about what I say, I just know that there are important things that need to be brought into the open and said publicly! NP's have been hiding behind bureaucracy and red tape for FAR too long now and its time for change. Its time for the truth to come out, for change to happen and for the incredible skill and uniqueness of the Nurse Practitioner to be RECOGNIZED in the health care system.
Its a golden resource (NP's) to transform our health care system, yet not being used properly and its totally maddening!! Some of our NP's believe that government and unions will help us to become recognized and valued in our system...but I do NOT believe that for a second. I was in a unionized environment for 24 years prior to leaping out of public practice, and I could see for myself that that type of system is going NOWHERE fast. We need to be agents for change by doing something completely DIFFERENT from the norm.
We have such an opportunity RIGHT NOW to change the world of health care and I am damn determined to be a catalyst for this. This BS has gone on far too long.
On a daily basis, I hear sad stories from patients and from other Nurse Practitioners about how our health care system is failing patients AND their families and I cannot stand it. Our system is broken and needs an overhaul and proper Nurse Practitioner utilization and recognition of value in the system is a HUGE part of the solution here!
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Diane Gudmundson has been an NP for over 14 years. She has a passion for the value and uniqueness of the NP role in our health care system.