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  • Apr 3

    Quote from trinitymaster
    Nurse Practitioners are perfectly capable of policing themselves. It is my belief that those who dress like they are going to a bar after work are the ones who did not have a proper role model.
    Those of us seeking higher degrees should remember to be the change that we want to see.
    Are you really quoting Gandhi to stress the importance of appropriate dress for NPs? I wish a tube top on you the next time you see your NP. I'm kidding. BTW, uniforms ARE for adults in certain positions, not just children.

  • Mar 24

    This may not be helpful, but here is my thought: I have not been there myself, but I see that you haven't received a response. I don't know what happened, but I do know that mistakes can be opportunities for growth. If this is true for you, that would be something valuable to communicate to a potential employer. I found an article by a nurse with a history of disciplinary action who was able to find employment. To sum up, disclose your history upfront/immediately (rather than waiting for them to ask) and explain what you have learned from the experience/how it will make you a better nurse. Read NurseWeek: Nurse, Interrupted: A portrait of how disciplinary action can tie you up in knots

  • Jan 10

    If you are sure you will be continuing your education and go on to become Nurse Practitioner, some of your Direct Entry MSN courses will transfer. Also, it will not be necessary to obtain another Master's; you will only need to complete a post-master's certificate in your NP program. This means you will not need to write another thesis. The downside of the direct entry MSN program is that it is more expensive b/c it is grad school. Also, IMO, it is more challenging b/c you are studying at the graduate level. I did the direct entry MSN program; I only regret the student loan debt.

  • Oct 23 '17

    I wouldn't say "lack of career opportunity to grow as a nurse" as your reason. I would site the "desire for career growth opportunities" as you reason for leaving. Put a positive spin on it while being truthful.

  • Sep 28 '17

    chillnurse, This is the best (informative & entertaining) post I have ever seen on


  • Sep 20 '17

    You all would die if you heard me try to pronounce glomerulus.

  • Sep 19 '17

    I hate it when someone drops the serial comma in a sentence. Only in journalism is that the standard. BAD EXAMPLE: The patient experienced symptoms of flu, including fever, myalgia and cough. CORRECT WAY: People most commonly experience soreness, redness, and swelling where the flu vaccine is given.

  • May 26 '17

    Quote from Inori
    Ok how exactly does one motivate, empower staff ? Can I have a few examples I am talking about pca and uh nursing. I am running into anger, resistance and hostility when I delegate out stuff. I'm new and they are use to working and reporting to the more mature nurses. Anyways how can I win over staff ... I got along w em fine until They had to report to me.
    Tell them what they are doing right. Be positive & professional. Thank them when it is appropriate. Don't take it personally either. It takes a while for people to accept a new leader. I was the team leader in my department in my last position, and I supervised admin staff. It was really hard b/c many of the nurses had much more experience than me. I found that it was very important to give them credit for their experience and acknowledge that they had things I could learn from them. The more humble I was, the more willing they were to listen to me.

  • May 16 '17

    It looks like correctional institutions are specifically addressed in the law, & it works in your favor.

    (5) Correctional institutions and other law enforcement custodial situations.
    (i) Permitted disclosures. A covered entity may disclose to a correctional institution or a law enforcement official having lawful custody of an inmate or other individual protected health information about such inmate or individual, if the correctional institution or such law enforcement official represents that such protected health information is necessary for:(A) The provision of health care to such individuals;
    (B) The health and safety of such individual or other inmates;
    (C) The health and safety of the officers or employees of or others at the correctional institution;
    (D) The health and safety of such individuals and officers or other persons responsible for the transporting of inmates or their transfer from one institution, facility, or setting to another;
    (E) Law enforcement on the premises of the correctional institution; and
    (F) The administration and maintenance of the safety, security, and good order of the correctional institution.
    45 CFR 164.512 - Uses and disclosures for which an authorization or opportunity to agree or object is not required. | LII / Legal Information Institute