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Last First Name: Hughes John RN ADN ACLS BLS RNFA
License degrees: Licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi
E-mail Address: johnboy@popalex1.linknet.net
City: Pineville
State: Louisiana
What kind of nursing do you do: Orthopedic surgical nursing and clinical nursing in a private setting
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: American

How many years have you been practicing as a nurse: 6
Would you recommend the field: Absolutely. Nursing is still one of the few professions where there is a demand that far outweighs the supply of people
Employment changes in career: once
Reason for the change: advancement to enter private practice
If you lost your job tomorrow how easily do you feel you find new employment: very easily I have had several job offers in the past 6 months but have turned them down because I really like what I do

In how many years would you like to retire: not more than 10 more years
Have you started any type of retirement fund: yes
Would this travel : yes
Nursing School you attend if applicable: LSU ADN Currently enrolled in NSU for BSN and have applied for entry into the masters program at Alcorn State University in Mississippi
Where do you work: Louisiana Hand Center A private upper extremity surgical practice
Do you carry a personal malpractice insurance policy why or why not: yes this is in addition to being carried on the surgeons malpractice insurance as well


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Our profession has taken a back seat to other medical specialties over the past years.

An example of this is the ability of a Physician Assistant to perform surgery essentially unsupervised harvesting the sapphaneous vein for CABG procedures. While this is really supervised by the cardiac surgeon do you really think that he is watching the PA while he is inside the chest of the patient All PA27s that I am familiar with are pr epared at the Bachelors level. On the other hand Clinical Nurse Practitioners prepared at the masters level are not permitted to even inject lidocaine into a wound unless authorized by an attending physician or with a written protocol. Nor can they order routine lab tests in the hospital setting without a counter signature from the supervising physician.

THIS IS LUDICROUS I believe that in the early days of nursing there was a view that nurses were not as well prepared as PAs and unfortunately this perception has continued to exist. It is time that we the nursing profession take hold of our own destiny and insist that things change within the realm of medicine


What attracted you to the field of Nursing: a desire to help people
Favorite TV show and musical artists: cheers elton john
Favorite food: anything spicey
Personal or favorite Quote: The most endearing quality of a man is his i! ntegrity.
Qualities you admi re in your friends & loved ones: honesty desire to succeed openess
Pet Peeves: people who dont do what they say they are going to do
Major turn-offs: drug use either recreationally or dependantly
Hobbies and activities you enjoy outside of work: hunting fishing
Pets favorite vacation spots: my bird dog a German Wirehaired Pointer
Other areas of interest and expertise: I taught electronics in another life LOL

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