glascow 3,423 Views
Joined Jul 7, '03.
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Any chemical, physical or mental impairment and/or disability or treatment for such that impacts the advanced practice registered nurse's ability to practice nursing safely, and a description of accommodations and/or practice limitations needed, if any
I see a pychiatric nurse practitioner and she prescribes my meds. When I told her I needed something for stateboard due to my bipolar, she recommended non-disclosure. When I first applied for my license in 1992 I did not have that diagnosis so there was no reason to worry about that question. In 1999 when I was diagnosed and it came time to renew my license I freaked out.
I took her advise and have not self-disclosed my illness. I have enough hassles in life without having state board breathing down my neck. I don't want to have to enter a recovery program. Whether MI or substance abuse, it's the same program. Do they even have a right to ask that question? I am a nurse practitioner and none of my collegues are aware that I have bipolar.
Go to the website emuniversity.com There are many useful tools on that website to help you better get the hang of coding. There is also a free online cme on coding information available at http://emuniversity.com/Curriculum_Free.html.
This is a great site, I have spent hours on it!!
Loyola University in New Orleans has a ADN-MSN program.
I remember reading her posts, too. I even called and spoke to her soon after she was rescued. I have no idea how her situation turned out and don't know if there is still a link to her posts or not. Sorry.
(right before the needle goes in)
"If you don't pee, I'm going to have to put in a catheter."
(to male patients who continue to pull/tug at their foleys)
"If you pull out that catheter, your penis is going to fall off"
"Any numbness or tingling to *insert extremity*"
"I'm sorry it took so long for me to respond, threre was an emergency with another patient"
"Do you have your call bell?"
"This pain medicine is strong, it will work" *Said in your most convincing voice*
"I need to keep track of everything you drink"
"Call if you need anything"
I have read this book. Frankl was an amazing man! There is a midlevel nurse theorist, Joyce Travelbee, who developed her theory around Frankl's beliefs and logotherapy. At first, the concept of finding meaning to your suffering didn't really make sense to me, but after reading the book and studying Travelbee's theory, I understand it a bit more.
The above poster is definitely correct in my opinion. But there is much more to it than that. Some states do not require criminal background checks, as Louisiana does, so they feel we may be getting some less than desirable nurses into our state through the compact.
If you want to know more about the politics and pros and cons of the compact send me a pm and I will forward you a paper I did on this subject for a healthcare mgmt course.
I personally think the nurse licensure compact is a good idea. I also live in Louisiana. I don't think we will be joining it anytime soon. The LSNA, as well as the BON is very much against it.
Senator Schindler proposed a bill during the last legislative session and it died on the floor after a "closed door" meeting with members from LSNA and the BON.
I also think had we been a member of the compact during the hurricanes last year we would not have taken so much time to get nurses from other states here to help us out. Once the Governor declared our state an emergency disaster area she signed a bill allowing nurses from other states to come in without all of the required paper work from the BON. It was a mess!
On my AHA card: "This card certifies that the above individual has successfully completed the national cognitive and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA for the BLS for Healthcare Providers Program."
I am certified.
I teach CPR, and all my students walk out passing, AND knowing how to perform CPR.
Sudents who don't perform the skills properly will be remediated. I just make them redo the skills through practice and check them off.
If they did not PASS the written test, I will talk to each student individually and have them read the question to me or I read it to them and then I get them to verbally answer. Some people are just poor test takers and need the material presented in different ways. This is how AHA sets up thier program. Therefore, nobody walks out without learning the proper way to perform CPR.
Rather than looking at CPR as a pass/fail test, it should be viewed as a learning experience. Also, no one is "ceritified" in CPR. They get a card saying they have successfully completed a CPR course according to AHA guidelines.
I have a new found appreciation for pts with chronic backpain and take offense when other nurses call them "drug seekers."
I hurt my back at work and had to have back surgery and have not had a pain free day since 1996. You learn to live with it, but the flare ups can be hell!
You might find this site usefu http://www.ncsbn.org/nlc/index.asp
It is about the Nurse Licensure Compact. Unfortunately, not all states have joined. I believe only 23 states have joined. You can work in any of the states that are in the compact under one license, which cuts down on the price of having to apply for a license in each of these states.
I agree with lindsey. I love my crocs! They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn to work.
I bet half of the staff where I work wears them. They're contagious! I have a pair in 4 different colors. There kind of ugly, but once you get used to of the look thier kind of cute
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