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  1. Will green skin hurt my career?
    Oh. And here I was, about to talk about how I successfully managed to rock purple highlights in my hair throughout my last job and most of my grad program. The key is to put them in sneaky places so...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Schools in MA that find preceptors for you
    I'm also at Regis and I think it's a great program. I've honestly heard students go either way. Some hate it and some love it. It all depends on your personal experience and on how you look at...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Best Job to Have as a FNP Student
    Honestly, and this is going to sound really weird, but the best job I've had to prepare me for primary care was working as a camp nurse. Just hear me out. Before I started my primary care/clinical...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Entrance essay for FNP school
    I think we may have had the same essay assignment. Sounds very familiar to mine. When I applied, most of my experience had been in cardiac with an ethnically diverse population. I therefore wrote...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Words of wisdom?
    If you are allowed to (and every school has a different policy) record lectures. I found this particularly helpful with my advanced pharmacology and primary care classes. You can listen to them over...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Failed an exam - Pregnant and in a panic.
    Are you allowed to record your lectures? I know it might be a little late in the semester for that, but I've found that listening to the lectures over again while I'm doing the dishes or folding...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Failed an exam - Pregnant and in a panic.
    I can't delete this, so I'm editing it. My actual response is below, but when I tried to edit it, it just double posted. So disregard this post and skip to the next one. :)
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Thread spinoff: denied time off and vacation approval notice
    This actually happened to me several years ago. I had made plans to switch with someone a couple of months in advance. Where I used to work, we had our summer schedules finalized by February. Other...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Help! I look young!
    I get this all the time too and it drives me crazy. "Do you have any children of your own?!" "No, not yet. However-" "Well then you don't know, do you?" No, I haven't had the same...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Fitzgerald FNP Live Course Wait List
    Hi! Just wondering what ever happened with this. Were you able to take the course? If not, did you have your money refunded? I'm thinking of signing up for a live Fitzgerald course, but it's SO much...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Help! I look young!
    Oh honey I feel you. I really really do. I'd like to raise my hand here as another relatively-young nurse (34 now) who stands at a towering 5'0". I had 1 patient - maybe about 5 years ago - who, when...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Ankle Injuries
    This was one of the sources re using it in children: Validation of the Ottawa Ankle Rules in child... [Acad Emerg Med. 1999] - PubMed - NCBI I found a bunch of articles on it last fall for my...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  13. Ankle Injuries
    Qx Calculate is the app that I use. I couldn't remember the name of it before.
    May 30, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  14. Best Resources
    Qx Calculate is also a good free app. It has a whole bunch of formula-type info organized by specialty (hem, onc, pedi, etc) explaining stuff like the rule of 9's for burns, and the Ottawa Ankle...
    May 30, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  15. Girls? Boys? or Co-ed camps?
    Thanks Cloudy Sue. I have also heard that Girl's Camps tend to be very preventative and more attentive when it comes to safety issues. I'm looking forward to the possibility of having less stupid...
    May 30, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  16. 2014 camp work thread
    I'm going to be in Maine this summer too! Ha! So many Maine people. :) I guess they do have a lot of camps there. I'll be 1 of 5 nurses at an all-girls camp. I guess they'll have 2 of us in the...
    May 30, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  17. Best Resources
    Welcome Wint. :) My favorite medical/nursing app is Epocrates. It tells you everything you need to know about any kind of medication including side effects and interactions. I used it quite a bit...
    Apr 22, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  18. Ankle Injuries
    Not sure where you read that (and I'm not trying to refute your point - just curious), but several studies have found the OAR to have between 80-100% sensitivity and 24-36% specificity in children...
    Apr 19, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  19. Girls? Boys? or Co-ed camps?
    Hi all, So after my fabulous summer camp experience last year I'm itching to get another camp nurse job. :) Unfortunately the place I worked last summer has already hired a nurse, so I'm looking...
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. Ankle Injuries
    There's actually a smartphone app that has the Ottawa ankle rules on it. I wish I could remember which one is it is...But yeah. I second.
    Apr 7, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. MA resident with expired VA license...what to do?
    @Pixie.RN and everyone else: Just wanted to let you know that, yes, I called the VA board of nursing today and had all my questions answered. :) Thanks for reading.
    Feb 24, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  22. MA resident with expired VA license...what to do?
    Hi all, I have a unique little situation that I was hoping someone could help me with. I'll try calling the VA BORN tomorrow, but until then I was hoping someone here could have some insight. ...
    Feb 23, '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  23. I am not a failure
    2 months away from graduating my MSN program to take my NP boards this summer I've decided to defer to next year. Our program has an option where we can take another year to complete our clinical...
    Feb 18, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. 10 camp lessons.
    Yep. It's no ICU, but you *do* work 24 hours a day. I remember one week when I barely slept because I had a girl with gastroenteritis stay the night one night, a kid with a panic attack sleep over...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  25. 2014 camp work thread
    Oh how I wish wish wish my childhood Girl Scout camps - Camp Near Wilderness and camp Yaiewano - were still in operation. :( I loved being a camp nurse this past summer at a different non-girl-scout...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Camp Nursing


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