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  1. DNP seems like a waste...
    Legally, only a one year internship is required before an MD can "hang a shingle" and practice, but I have never heard of an MD practicing without a residency. No one, but no one would hire them even...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  2. DNP seems like a waste...
    This was only true of her in the beginning, and remember, she is the one individual who turned nursing into a profession. When she started, nursing was nothing more than a job for recovering...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  3. Bad Parents
    Wow, I am so sorry for your patient. That must be horrible for you to witness. I started out in nursing absolutely sure that I wanted to be a NICU nurse or even peds, but honestly, I don't have what...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    That is only for medical direction, you can still medically supervise which is based on 3 units, plus an additional unit if the MD participates in the induction and the CRNA still gets 50%. But of...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    Yes, I know the model, but I don't think that is a consideration. I am sure that will change with a strong lobbyist or two. That is what they said about virtual ICU's as well. "Couldn't be...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  6. PhD in Nursing Programs
    Did you find a program that you like yet? Do you have a specific area you would like to focus on for the PhD? I am currently working with a PhD student who is in the military through UVA, but one of...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  7. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    [QUOTE]There is no research that would suggest this helps patient outcomes or does anything but increase overall costs.[/QUOTE Actually the virtual anesthesia team (comprised of RN's for sedation,...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Is there really no way to refuse a mandatory flu shot?
    I do not like wearing the mask and gloves either, until recently that is. I can't get the flu shot so I always wear masks and gloves as well. Recently in one of my hospitals, there was an outbreak of...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  9. how to get a job as flight nurse
    A zillion years ago, when I was applying for flight nursing jobs (ok, maybe 17 years ago) I called the flight nurse supervisors directly and asked them what they were looking for. They tend to be...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  10. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    First, I thought you were talking about Family practitioners. Your MD's vs. NP argument is way too broad. However, the NP does not have a surgical equivalent, at least not that I am aware of in the 6...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    [QUOTE] Not to be ticky-tacky PP, but a family practice doc does 4 years undergrad, 4 years med school, and 3 years residency. They only do a 'fellowship' (which would actually be a different...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    That is plenty good for us and congratulations on your accomplishment. We are not talking about driven men and women like you, we are talking about the ones who are in school and are happy with the...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ARNP program with low undergrad gpa but high ASN GPA?
    'll try to get straight to the point. I want to be an acute care adult NP in the hospital setting preferably Cardiac or Neuro. Was there any reason that your GPA was so low? All NP programs that I...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Do you have to do bedside nursing
    No you do not need bedside nursing experience, however, many school nursing jobs require a BSN for entry. You will have to do a little more digging for these types of positions, but I see new grads...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    Interesting comment. I think a big problem right now with too many students (Not all) in any program in school is the lack of student accountability. I am amazed at the number of students who want to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is there really no way to refuse a mandatory flu shot?
    That is a really interesting dilemma. Even if someone medically cannot take the shot? One of our doctors had Guillian Barre syndrome and so he does not get the flu shot for obvious reasons, but he is...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  17. MSN vs Masters in Health Informatics
    I don't know anything about a degree in informatics, but God bless you for your love of helping other nurses on computers!!!! Not an easy thing to do sometimes.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  18. Hard and Soft Skills
    That is too bad, but that is the biggest problem I hear "My manager doesn't deal with the issues" or "My manager says one thing to my face and does another." It all starts with management, they...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Hard and Soft Skills
    Having "soft skills" does not mean you smile while someone is kicking you. It really is the concept of kind but assertive communication. Not to be confused with assertive and certainly not passive or...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    At first it almost changed my view of her, but now I really just see it as reflection of the times. Remember, Florence was the person responsible for making nursing a profession, where for the first...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    I did't say this was a new idea. My post said more of these and many of the articles are in nursing journals. Although JAMA and other have done some it would be nice if more editorials were also done...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    She actually felt that way. Florence was lucky enough to be educated by a tutor right along her male cousins which actually gave her a significant advantage, but she was also a genius. She invented...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hard and Soft Skills
    You are very welcome! I use excepts from it all the time at my speaking engagements. I also recommend Crucial Conversations (if yo can find the time). It is one of the best books on how to have those...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Hard and Soft Skills
    I understand what you are saying, buy why does it have to be an 'either or' scenario. As nursing professionals I think we need to be competent in both. As evidence shows that effective communicators...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. General Anesthesia Linked to Language Problems in Children
    I am over the top? You didn't hear a word I said Not what I said. I said repeatedly > 7 year. But minute point.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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