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  1. FNP in surgery?
    Hiya there! I'm an FNP working in a surgical specialty. I have other responsibilities at my job outside of surgery, but pertaining to the surgical aspect of the job, my responsibilities are the...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Where can FNP's work?
    You can work in the hospital as an FNP. I am an FNP and work in a surgical specialty in the hospital. I do think tbat FNPs are not the ideal choice for this position and that this position is better...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Travel from home to work
    My current job is 15 minutes away from home. The max travel time I'm willing to do is 30 minutes. Definitely won't do 1 hour, no matter how much the pay is. I just think about how exhausted I am...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. In Search of NP working as Assist in Surgery (in  California)
    Well, I'm an FNP, working in a surgery practice, but not in California, so Idk if you'd still like my opinion. But, I did not obtain my RNFA. I work in an academic institution and was trained on the...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. On the job training
    What kind of training you get on the job depends on the job/who you work for.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Physician Extender ???
    Honestly, it doesn't bother me.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. FNPs in the Hospital?
    It is absolutely possible to work inpatient as an FNP. As a matter of fact, I am an FNP working in neurosurgery in a primarily inpatient position.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Texas NPs
    I don't think it's my resume or CV. It's been reviewed multiple times and I've been hearing from people interested in other states and in FL. Just not TX--most of the TX jobs don't want new grads....
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Texas NPs
    If I knew why it's been hard, I would have a job by now! lol But, I haven't heard back from anyone in TX, so my relocation is looking pretty bleak :-/ I'm pretty open. I'm an FNP-BC.
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Texas NPs
    I'm in FL and want to relocate to TX. I have been applying for jobs, but have had no luck. I am also a new grad., so that might be the problem there :-/ *SIGH*
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (FamilyNPprep.com)
    Thanks! I reviewed some of the theories that kept popping up on the practice questions, such as Piaget's cognitive theory/stages, Erikson's theory/stages of psychosocial development, transtheoretical...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. how did you pass the ancc certification exam
    Ok, so I took the ANCC FNP exam today and PASSED! :-) I used two Fitzgerald books, which I got from a friend. One, I believe, was from a class she took because it has filled-in content. The other...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (FamilyNPprep.com)
    Ok, so I took the exam today and PASSED! :-) I used two Fitzgerald books, which I got from a friend. One, I believe, was from a class she took because it has filled in content. The other is the 3rd...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Night shift dinner time
    I'll speak for where I work. My co-workers eat like pigs lol They order out every night--Chinese, Dominos, etc. EVERY NIGHT. And, they make fun of me for eating fruit, veggies, other healthy...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (FamilyNPprep.com)
    Yes, I am currently using that website's practice questions. They're a lil pricey, at least for me, but have been helpful so far, especially with the non-clinical questions. I'm studying for the ANCC...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Listing license on resume
    Same here--I list my license number. I would like to know the rationale behind not listing it, as well.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  17. Got fired for changing fluid rate
    I'm confused. So, what happened after you changed the fluid rate? You got fired? Reprimanded? I am glad you realize why what you did was wrong, even though it was appropriate. You did so without an...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do you tell people where you work?
    I tell people I know where I work. When strangers ask, I give a vague description, i.e. "I work at a local hospital."
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What drug reference do you use?
    Clinical Pharmacology. It's free and very easy to use. It's the hospital-approved reference. I also have epocrates on my phone and use that from time to time.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. RN total patient care...
    My hospital is getting rid of LPNs, but there are no plans to get rid of CNAs. They are moving in the direction of having CNAs only on the private halls. Nurses on the semi-private halls will be...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing: Art vs Science
    Nursing is neither an art nor a science. It's just a job.
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. The route to take
    What degree do you have now? If you already have a Bachelors degree in a different field, you can do an accelerated BSN program. If your ultimate goal is to be a Certified Nurse Midwife, you will...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anyone work in a chest pain ctr? How do you like it?
    I have never worked on a chest pain unit/ctr, but I have floated to the CP ctr at my hospital. It was a great experience, probably one of the best units I've floated to. They're all there for the...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. Patient Hides Needles in Bathroom
    Many cases of endocarditis are r/t IVDA, so I'm not too surprised. A PCA on my floor once found a spoon and lighter that a pt's wife had been using to shoot up in the bathroom. When the pt spiked a...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. What do you do?
    When I have absolutely nothing to do, I listen to music and/or read a book.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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