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  1. Shenandoah University?
    Hi imenid37, Do you know Suzy Welch? :) Op
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. CIC Certification
    Does anybody who has already gotten CIC know if EPI 101 is enough to take the CBIC exam, or do you need EPI 102 and 201 (or whatever they are) as well? I'm hoping EPI 101 is enough, along with other...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  3. CIC Certification
    great! count me in. thanks for getting this started, chey! opera26
    Aug 27, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  4. CIC Certification
    Excellent! Thanks. Yes I am a member of APIC. Opera26
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  5. CIC Certification
    You will probably know more than I do after taking the EPI course! Ha. Good luck! As I mentioned in a previous post, I believe you get more bang for your buck with the local APIC orgs, though you...
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  6. CIC Certification
    hi chey, can you post a link to this? i am not familiar with this course. and, as far as i know, you can retake the exam, though i have not taken it. thanks, opera
    Aug 7, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  7. Is it hard to get a RN job in the hospital after being a corrections nurse?
    What's true? The skills, or not being able to work in a hospital? :)
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Is it hard to get a RN job in the hospital after being a corrections nurse?
    There is some prejudice against nurses who work in corrections, though. When I was working on my BSN, one of my online classmates made it very plain she did not want anything to do with me because I...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. Is it hard to get a RN job in the hospital after being a corrections nurse?
    Hi Kitten, Many of the nurses at the prison where I work also work at the local hospital. Oh, and they do not hire new grads who have no experience where I work. Your corrections departments must...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. CIC Certification
    hi jenn, i have been studying off and on for the past 6 months. last month i bought the online practice exam. that made me realize how hard the test really is! i am not even half way through the...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  11. CIC Certification
    hi jenn, i want to take the exam too, but have not set a date. there is so much to learn! do you go to the local apic meetings? there may be review classes available at a local hospital. you...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  12. Infection control guidelines or book?
    great info. thanks laura! opera
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  13. Infectious Disease vs Infection Control Nurse
    Unless I missed it, this is the only topic with the word "infect . . . " in it. I was looking for an "Infection Control Nursing" topic to browse here. Maybe the moderators could make an Infection...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  14. Passing KOP's
    That sounds nuts to me. When I read your post, I thought, "what"? Let the IMs come for their meds. I don't get whatever it is they (whoever's idea this was) are thinking. Change the time the pharm...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Job you would NEVER do in nursing....
    I always said I would never work in a prison. Oops! Best job I have ever had in nursing.
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. interview at SLO (CA) men's colony prison... need ADVICE
    Hi Mt, Many nurses have never worked in a prison before, so don't let your lack of knowledge of prison routine bother you. All of us were new to the system once. Try to say, "I chart everything I...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. What Are We? Chopped Liver? Why Aren't We "Officers?"
    Hi Travduck, Thanks for your response. I agree that it will all work out in time. I was thinking that maybe if I was an officer (like the type who wears gold bars, like a Leutenant, not like a CO),...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. What Are We? Chopped Liver? Why Aren't We "Officers?"
    Good points, Bub. There must be a reason why nurses are not the equivalent of commissioned officers in prisons. I definetly do not want to be a CO. I agree it will work out in time. Thanks, Op
    Nov 29, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. What Are We? Chopped Liver? Why Aren't We "Officers?"
    thanks for the replies. if i were in the military, i would be a lieutenant, at minimum, i would guess. but you're right, rank does not guarantee respect. a higher ranking might imply knowledge and...
    Nov 28, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. What Are We? Chopped Liver? Why Aren't We "Officers?"
    Hi All, My nursing job at the prison now has me surrounded by Corrections Officers, as opposed to other nursing/medical staff. I feel like an animal on exhibit at the zoo! Even the lowest ranking...
    Nov 27, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. Privatized Prisons
    I don't know what's better, since I haven't been in corrections nursing that long. But working for the state Doc must be better, because my state let the DON and administrator switch to the state...
    Jun 11, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Had something interest happen this past weekend
    I've been in corrections for a few months. Those stories sound exactly like the stuff that goes on where I work, too. Being second-guessed and controlled by non medical people is something you really...
    Jun 2, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. CIC certification- practice requirement
    I just joined this web site and saw your post. So, what happened? Are you the IC nurse now?
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  24. Why the middle-man? Quit keeping my pay!
    Ksilty, Thanks for your reply. They let the supervisors work for the state now, instead of the contract company. Happened within the month. So, "that boat left without us," so to speak....
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Why the middle-man? Quit keeping my pay!
    Hi, Help me understand this: my state uses a staffing company for staffing nurses at some of it's prisons, yet some nurses in the state prison system are state employees. Are state benefits better?...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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