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Joined Feb 13, '08 - from 'Austin, TX'. apocatastasis is a APRN/ARNP, PMHNP. He has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatry, ICU, ER'. Posts: 213 (57% Liked) Likes: 510
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  1. Being a "guide" on this site is a voluntary role though the site admins have a say on who gets approved to become "guides"....
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    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. I am an FNP and I work for a large regional oncology group as the hospital-based NP. Nothing could have prepared me for the...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. How is this even a suitable question for debate in a NP program? It's offensive.
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Better schools do provide preceptors. As others have said, it all comes down to money. Distance based programs are a cash...
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    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. Agree with the previous posters. The schools like to make the money on the online courses ... while the preceptors provide...
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    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. Another point to add to what others said before. If you have a hankering for more knowledge, nothing is stopping you from...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Do you want to do family practice/internal med or specialize? Your post said "keep going to be a family practice clinician."...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Try filling out an incident report every time you find this unsafe condition as a 'near miss'. That usually gets people's...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Trust me when the JC is there they will be dumped/changed......I have worked for small hospitals before....you are trying to...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Last I checked that generation grew up in a time when it was okay to call African-American the "bad word" and it was okay...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Its a little more complicated than that. The states that have been enforcing this have differentiated between the education...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. I was hired as a new grad to an urgent care with a base of $95k and production bonus. Most of the midlevels at this practice...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. The southwest is good for PsychNP's. I moved to Az solely for that reason. Well that and I was tired of snow and gray skies.
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Says who???? While DNP programs are certainly springing up these days like mushrooms after a spring rain, no one is...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. :) And may most of your ladies, should you rotate to L&D, not be screamers! ;)
    apocatastasis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. May your interview be smooth, may your hairspray hold, may you blind your interviewers with your brilliance. It's great...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Short answer -- no, you don't.
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. RN's don't START @ 80-100K. NP's do and then the possibilities only increase after that. Our salary quotes include "just"...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. There are thousands of words in the English language that are French in origin, if we gave each a French inflection you'd...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Yes, it's real and it will soon be a legal substance in all states. Just like alcohol and tobacco -- two substances that are...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  21. Unfortunately, this us all new so we won't know until the Colorado BON is faced with a case. It would be irrational to...
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    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  22. Tough call. On one hand, you do have your safety and that of your unborn child to worry about. Driving on hazardous...
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    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  23. Is there a healthcare bubble? The experts waffle, but facts are facts; between 1999 and 2011, government spending on...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. This is one of the reasons that steered me towards PA school (I am currently a PA student). The education model seemed to...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Thread closed and will not be reopened.
    apocatastasis
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  26. From what I can tell, you want us to base all concrete evidence only on your particular situation? I don't think anyone...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  27. Can you explain this? The order doesn't say to give 1.5 mg. It says to give 1.5 tabs. The tabs are 2 mg. 1 tab = 2 mg. 0.5...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  28. It's great that the OP is so enthusiastic about using his "critical thinking" skills, but a big piece of critical thinking...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  29. What does it matter? You have a job. As a hospital educator I can tell you that much more money was spent than in your...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  30. Just something that I didn't realize until I chatted with my nurse manager that wasn't brought up -- a lot of new grad...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  31. I must be thankful for attentive nurses like you with your long tenure of experience. You have figured out the inner fiscal...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  32. Yeah, if these many nurses can't figure out an order, especially when we're leisurely looking at it rather than under the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  33. Y'all have illustrated my point beautifully. :yes: And these aren't even nurses or nursing students administering these...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  34. The member to whom you're responding (Multicollinearity) is a second-career nurse who worked for many years in the insurance...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  35. Not really. It falls into the same category as requiring you to get other immunizations (e.g. varicella, rubella, mumps,...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  36. The old third person reference is from the days of objective news writing when the reporter was supposed to be like a fly on...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Writing in 3rd person does nothing to protect you from legal issues. Accurate and complete charting, without superfluous...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I tend not to use 'I' but if I need to, I do. I don't see how it's unprofessional or necessarily subjective. Personally, I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. All your charting is for the Lawyers. It's proven, no one reads the chart but them...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Flu vaccine is highly recommended for pregnant women. CDC Features - Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot! It is required for...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  41. The fines may be just be going into effect, but this has been coming down the pike for 3 years. Our area hospital system...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. Write it up. Nurses write eachother up all the time. Are doctors exempt? Exempt from have to respect coworkers? No.
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. Your friend was mislead or the person who told him this was misinformed. NP absolutely can have prescription authority if...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  44. In my state, where we have liberal medical marijuana laws and can obtain a card that allows us to purchase and use cannabis,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  45. I live in a state with medical marijuana laws, and total legality is on the ballot this Nov. (unlikely to pass, but hey,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  46. A gentle reminder. Allnurses although is an anonymous site it is viewed by the public and is indexed to search engines such...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. Yes, I think it's an absurd double standard that some view drinking alcohol and occasionally getting drunk is morally and...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. I realize this thread is several months old but I wanted to share my experience. I began law school after being an RN for...
    apocatastasis
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  49. Thanks for the reply. Fortunately my state board of nursing is very vague and doesn't actually list specific scopes of...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  50. The other thing you need to think about is if something goes wrong can you show that what you did was within your training...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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