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    I think it's reasonable in urgent / walk in care to be seen for the problem that brought you in.. but when my insurance is being billed $574 for my annual physical, I think we can talk blood pressure...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Nurse Corps Loan Repayment 2014!
    The wording is a little different in both contracts, but if you lose your position involuntarily (or voluntarily, but who would go through the headache), you have a set amount of time (maybe 60...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Antagonizing patients--just a vent
    I, too, work in a state hospital - but my experience is nothing like what you're describing. Trauma informed care, social learning programs - those are the reigning powers at our hospital. That's...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Which NP program did you/are you going to choose?
    I chose UT Arlington because it was close, reasonably priced, and has my specialty and a good reputation. I originally chose Midwestern because it was closer and cheaper - but, at least among...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. UTArlington students
    I am. I'm not full time - it will take me 2.5 years; Spring 2013, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer 2015. Patho - all lecture was online, tests in class. Nursing theory - went to class...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. What type of gross things do registered nurses have to do?
    Yes. Especially as a nursing student... you will absolutely assist patients with personal hygeine. Once you graduate, you may be able to find employment that is more paperwork (insurance) or psych....
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. UTArlington students
    I am currently in UTA's PMHNP program. It is definitely not 100% online. There are some courses that have hybrid sections available, but there is no guarantee of getting into the hybrid section...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Respiratory Acidosis Question. Help please.
    Respiratory Acidosis is a condition - it's defined by low blood pH and high CO2. CO2 buildup secondary to poor ventilation (for whatever reason) is the cause of the low blood pH. I'm going to...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Accredited online NP programs for Texas
    I'm at UT Arlington. I feel, so far, like this is the best of both worlds - in class and online. Most of the classes are offered in a once a month (Thursday, 11 to 4 this semester) or less in...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Thinking about becoming a FNP; Help!!!
    HNT, I'm answering your question to the best of my ability. RN school was ridiculously easy for me. I worked a full time job, managed four kids and a husband, and other than the time that...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Nights and weekends as neede
    I work straight nights and every weekend - I occasionally get pulled in to cover an afternoon shift, but the day I have to work at 8 am is my last day. I can't imagine completely switching my sleep...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Tips for condensing reading workload?
    Three tips: 1. Preread, outline, go to lecture, reread 2. Scaffold - take your prior knowledge of the anatomy + add on what you learn in patho, then consider your drug classes in pharm 3. ...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. What would you do?  Advice Needed
    You might keep in mind, too, the add on certifications available after finishing your FNP - if, in 10 years, you wanted to go ICU, you could do an ACNP add on in about a year - update with current...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Time Management for the Not So New Grad
    Brandon, I've never worked at a hospital WITH a 24 hour pharmacy. There's a pyxis, and an overnight pharmacy, but not a room with medications and a pharmacist - they're on call, but about 45...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. I understand why people go the LPN route
    I'm a (straight to) RN - I was a career changer. My 17 year old just finished his CNA, and I've offered to pay for LVN school for him, but refuse to contribute to RN school. I use the same...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Family NP vs Pediatric NP vs Acute Care Pediatric NP
    In the program that I attend (UT@Arlington), adding PNP to Acute Pedi is only one more class - I would absolutely take that extra class, just in case there are no hospital jobs available when/where...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. I took NCLEX this morning. Here is my experience.
    Between the "Trick" and the fact that your final questions were the harder version (SATAs) on an exam that gets easier if you miss and harder if you get it right until it's pretty sure you either...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. ADD Study Strategies! Go! (Or any super study strategies that are beneficial)
    I was kicking around the idea of doing nursing tutoring online, and I ran across this site Your Nursing Tutor Between that and the "Med surg success, etc" books - there is nothing I would say that...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Balancing on the Borderline
    I would look into another doctor. I'd also suggest some reading: "Feeling good feels great" Dr. David Burns "I hate you, don't leave me" (a good book on borderline personality disorder) ...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss - your story brought tears to my eyes. I am sorry for the world's loss, as it took an incredible man to raise such an obviously awesome, compassionate,...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Which areas are hiring?
    United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX North Texas State Hospital in Wichta Falls and Vernon Clay County Memorial Hospital in Henrietta, TX Come on down to rural Texas - it's only cold...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift
    When I worked med-surg, a life saver for me was a brain that I made - I had 7 columns, one for each patient. I had last name, room number, and then I wrote times for scheduled PO meds on left column...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. NURS 3425 Holistic Health Assessment
    From what I remember, you need to read through the assessment data at the end of the chapter, at the least.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  24. Help debating on UTA 4/8/13
    I had problems getting my advanced nursing elective to count, too. I'm glad to be done with the program. It had comparatively few hoops for the jumping, though.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing Degrees
  25. Online RN BSN -- What if any are the disadvantages?
    UTA's community health is covered in "Vulnerable Populations". Honestly, I got more out of that than I did the community class in my ADN program. UTA's RN-BSN program got me into UTA's MSN...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning


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