Stephn28e, BSN, RN 1,752 Views
Joined Feb 25, '10.
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I completed the Part 1 for BLS, ACLS, and PALS online through the American Heart Association (onlineaha.org).
Does anyone know of instructors to check me off one-on-one (just instructor and student) for the Parts 2 and 3 skills portions of BLS, ACLS, and PALS?
I've been told there are instructors that can check off one-on-one for all 3 certificates in the Omaha and Lincoln areas, and that students would just need to make an individual appointment with them.
Another benefit (of board certification) is that you have a credential (ACNS-BC or AGCNS-BC) that you can write behind your name, along with your MSN.
I was browsing on the NACNS website and came across an area describing current initiatives with one of the following being "Population-based CNS Competency development underway - Women's Health/Gender Specific and Family/Individual across the Lifespan." (NACNS :: National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists) Has anyone else heard anything about the development of a Family/Lifespan CNS certification? I assume it would be the CNS version of the FNP. I've thought this would have been an essential certification from the start. I work in a non-differentiated ED where nursing see patients across the lifespan; I see the lifespan SOP being typical in many sub-specialties. The current categories of certification for the CNS is somewhat limiting and necessitating that practitioners receive and maintain multiple certifications if their population served is across the lifespan. Excited for the CNS world if this is a direction leadership is actually pursuing.
...I have discovered that we do in fact need CNSs for the majority of our training. We are allowed to have up to 30 hours with a non-CNS (NP, MD or DO)...
I live in Ohio and we can use any advanced practice nurse or MD as preceptor. Does your program require a CNS? My program is setting up preceptors for us, but the FNP program has to find their own.... We have to do a variety of clinical experiences. We can't focus on just one thing. I am doing diabetes education, wound/ostomy, palliative, bariatric, and emergency. That way when I graduate I'll be employable. Most of the CNS's in my group are critical care nurses and they are doing the flight/disaster training. They will take rotations in areas like critical care, cardiac, orthopedics, emergency, trauma and then take two extra courses in flight and disaster management.
Any students attending the Oklahoma Nurses Association (ONA) October 24-25?
Its a good way to network with other nurses and nursing students.
.... I had a chance to travel outside the country and be involved in a free medical clinic this year- I loved it! And it brought me back to my true love in nursing: community/public health.... I want to go away from a hospital setting and hopefully work in a clinic/public health setting (I LOVE patient education!!). Does anyone know of any such job openings in Oklahoma? If so, please post on here!
To get to why I'm really here: I've been working as an RN on a busy Med/Surg floor for a little over three years now, and I'm ready for a change. I want a change because I came into nursing because I like spending time with a patient, listening to his/her questions/concerns about health, and then educating them to the best of the abilities and resources I have, and yes, to be there for them as best I can in their time of health-related stress. Nowadays at work, I find that I'm not able to do that. I'm just tired of being asked to do more and more and more. I had a chance to travel outside the country and be involved in a free medical clinic this year- I loved it! And it brought me back to my true love in nursing: community/public health.
I want to go away from a hospital setting and hopefully work in a clinic/public health setting (I LOVE patient education!!). Does anyone know of any such job openings in Oklahoma? If so, please post on here!
Is anyone attending the Oklahoma Nurses Association (ONA) October 24-25?
Would be nice to meet up with others at the convention, rather than going solo.
Have you considered Direct Entry programs for the MSN?
VickyRN wrote an article regarding Direct Entry MSN programs (for students with non-nursing bachelors degrees). Here is the article:
Another nurse, Elkpark, discusses Direct Entry MSN programs:
Try searching for "direct entry" in the allnurses search box. There are many Direct Entry MSN programs in the country (if you are willing to move).
Does anyone know if there are any Direct Entry MSN programs in OK?
ONP Conference registration ends Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, at 5 pm.
Would like to know more about the conference before spending a couple hundred dollars to enter.
Anyone attending the Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners (ONP) conference Oct 17-19 at Midwest City?
Has anyone attended ONP's past conferences? Was it beneficial? How was it?
I would like more info about it prior to spending money for the registration fee. Thanks.
Anyone attending Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners (ONP) conference in Midwest City Oct 17-19, 2012?
Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners (ONP) will be having their conference Oct 17-19.
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