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  1. Letters after name? FNP, APRN, etc
    My state (MN) tells me to use RN, CNP so I do... my ANCC is FNP-BC - it's a mouthful when I use the whole thing on anything professional
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. NPs in rehab? Looking to connect / network...
    Thanks - I am a member and of our specialty organization too. Was just looking for others on this board.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. NPs in rehab? Looking to connect / network...
    I'm a new FNP in rehab (6 years experience as a rehab nurse) and am just looking for informal networking. Thanks!
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Professional Liability Insurance for Nurses in MN
    Mine was ~$115 (maybe less?) and I needed it for school... I used Marsh Liability and it was a very easy process
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  5. Transferring Bariatric Patients on Rehab
    Does your state have a no lift or low lift law? Our state does and employee health spearheaded the changes needed. Good luck!
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  6. Ipad and FNP school!
    I had an ipod touch and it was priceless. I used the apps, was able to access things with wifi, logged clinical hours, did some research when requested by my preceptor if we had downtime (especially...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Graduated NP' me out!
    I worked FT and did school part time 2 years, more full time the last 2. It was tough and I couldn't have done what I did without my husband's support and the flexibility at work to work 3 12 hour...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. New Inpatient Rehab Nurse
    Check out and review the article they have about FIM; the CAT exams are also very good. They have role descriptions that can help you figure out maybe who does what. You will spend a...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  9. ANCC Gerontology Exam
    I agree - the exam was fairly easy, with a lot of common-sense style questions. I reviewed the sample questions online and felt comfortable with those and the exam was similar. Good luck!
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. thank you for preceptor
    I bought tea for one (and a cup) and coffee for another (and a cup) as they both tended to drink quite a bit of it
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. When Do I Apply for Jobs?
    I graduate in May (just finished my last clinical today!) and started in February - I had several interviews and inquiries from both rural and metro facilities. Good luck!
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Why are MD's preceptors?
    I learned in a different way from each of my preceptors; I was with a pediatrician for my peds rotation, and an internal medicine physician for another rotation, and am with 2 NPs now. Sometimes,...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. I suppose I should do my homework.
    I hear you! Last month of class (plus a few days) and it takes a lot of effort to get over to the computer, let alone open a book... ugh! I think I can, I think I can... :) Good luck!
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  14. FNP vs Adult NP
    I started in a CNS program, switched to ANP, and am finishing with my FNP. I made those changes as I heard more / learned more about limitations that others have had with their initial degrees - I...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  15. Time between graduation & NP job
    I had an interview today where the administrator mentioned that I could be paid as an RN while I trained in, learned the EMR, went through the classroom training, etc. He didn't seem to think the...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. OMG Say it correctly!
    I get very annoyed when I see RN's or LPN's or MD's when using it as a plural. I see it in articles, policies, powerpoints, etc. ARGH!! We should know better. When we write out two hundred nurses we...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. rehab nurse
    Sounds like PT is what you're looking for (not nursing) ? I could be wrong but... PTA perhaps, if you're not looking to get your doctorate? Can you shadow to get a better feel for it? OT / COTA have...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. Spinal Rehab Nursing Skills
    Can you look at the PVA or VA guidelines?
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  19. Twin Cities (Minnesota) anyone?
    Minute Clinic offers preceptors. Community health centers might be a good one too - good luck!
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Nursing notes for rehab hospital
    We right one note at the end of the shift, in addition to our FIM documentation. The shift note summarizes patient education, safety, therapy carry over, medical concerns, etc. Things that justify...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  21. Do you guys use the FIM score?
    There's a really good article at about this: - I hope you find it helpful FIM is a CMS requirement for inpatient rehab facilities...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  22. Any one having problems with declining census?
    feast or famine - we're fairly full right now
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  23. Transition from LTC
    We've hired home care, SNF, and subacute nurses as well as new grads in the last year. Often, it's the person and not the prior experience that seems to make the difference. At least at my hospital,...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. Spinal Cord injury rehab patient assessments
    Can you ask to see their standards of practice so you can 'prep' before you start? Our standards discuss bowel programs, turns, skin care, patient education needs, etc. We're an acute inpatient rehab...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  25. Acute Rehab preceptorship? please help
    I think it would be a great place to start! As a new grad on a rehab unit (adults mostly), I had time to develop critical thinking, assessment skills, patient interaction skills, had a focus on...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing