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  1. If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become?
    M.D. or D.O.
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Invited to join The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi
    I'm a member of this organization and I did benefit from the required attendance at video conferences and group meetings. After that, I didn't really do anything else. It looks good on resume though.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Working as both a FNP and ACNP at the same time?
    I figured one would be very busy this way, lol. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe here in Texas, you can't be just a FNP to work in the ED.
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Working as both a FNP and ACNP at the same time?
    I am wondering if any NP's here are currently or have worked as both a FNP and ACNP at the same time? I am applying for an ENP (dual FNP/ACNP) program next semester than can prepare you for work in...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Yeah, if you want to advance to grad school, grades definitely matter. I plan to apply for NP school next semester and I ask what is considered a competitive GPA and the average is 3.4-3.5. Now, in...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nursing Classes: Are they really that bad?
    It depends on your program. Our program was great in that we had a Student Success program where students who are struggling can meet with a couple of faculty and peer mentors for questions. We have...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Although that seems to be the common mentality that "C = commencement", I know of many of my classmates and myself who are able to maintain a majority of A's throughout our BSN upper level courses....
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Do doctors treat male nurses different than female nurses?
    Throughout my clinicals, I got along fantastically with nearly all the physicians I came into contact with. I thought, and still think, it was in their best interests to provide a good solid...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. Help! Geriatric NP?
    I think the Adult and Gero NP are going to be merged. So if you take it, pass and get certified, you will be credentialed as Adult/Gero NP. I believe you can teach if you are a NP, but I am not...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. When people say nursing school is a different way of thinking...
    You have to utilize critical thinking skills in that you know the information, now what are you going to DO with it? Analysis and application are the main higher level thinking skills you will need...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Scholorship thank you letter...misspelled word!
    I received a scholarship where I had to send a thank you letter, and it was definitely the real deal. It turned out, my donor was the CNO from of the local pediatric hospitals! It was very nice. I...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Need help with nursing diagnosis...
    Low oxygenation doesn't really have to do with risk for falls directly, so take out the last 2. I can't see anything that directly relates to risk for falls, other than low activity level. I wouldn't...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Am I too old to become an NP?
    Go for it!! As long as you are fully motivated and healthy, I see no limit as to how old you have to be to succeed. On the other end of the spectrum, is there such a thing as being too YOUNG to...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  14. Blogging through pre reqs/nursing school?
    I currently blog through Wordpress.com I mainly use it as a mentoring type of resource, where I cover material throughout all the courses throughout my BSN. I would share my study tips for...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Autonomic dysreflexia question
    That's strange. I knew we always check for the bladder if we suspect autonomic dys, but I remember doing a practice question that had both "elevate HOB" and "check bladder/cath" as answer choices and...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Charting Bloopers
    My first semester of nursing school, my clinical-mate's patient's diagnosis was "SICK".
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Rent or buy text???
    I would keep the pharm & patho books, but I love those subjects so it could just be me. I actually still have my pharm & patho notes from my pre-BSN, and I hope they'll be great use when I start NP...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Phone interviews
    Congratulations! To prepare for your phone interview, I would prepare the same way as you would an in-person interview. Make sure you are in a quiet area with no distractions (especially not the...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  19. Should I Become a Nurse Practitioner?
    I'm not familiar with NPs working in the military, but I just want to say that there is nothing "abnormal" about a male pursuing the NP route. I'm a male and plan to go for FNP. Yes, we may be the...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Tight Jean Syndrome
    People look much better in loose fit clothing. Seeing people wear tight jeans makes me cringe. How can they move comfortably?
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Need Help Please...
    To work in the ED, you will need to go for Acute Care NP. For NICU, you will need to do a post-Master's Neonatal NP. Typically the MSN takes 2-3 years depending on the program, then the post-Master's...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. RN interview, questions to ask...
    You can ask about the process of orientation (how long?), what is expected of their staff members, if there are any leadership opportunities (joining a committee), what certifications would be...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Things that gross you out..
    C. diff. & Mucomyst!
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is nursing school really as stressful as everyone says
    No, I found that to be absolutely untrue. I'll be graduating this December with my BSN and I definitely felt that my life was well balanced throughout. Contrary to popular belief, I was still able to...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Questions about Mental Health.
    I used Review & Rationales Mental Health Nursing review book and Psych/Mental Health Success. They're pretty good and the latter book is mainly practice questions.
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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