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  1. Initial CRNP License in Pennsylvania
    Check with the board to see what they require. Some require the final transcript to apply and other just won't release scores until you send the final transcript. It truly does take them about 6...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Initial CRNP License in Pennsylvania
    Graduated early August 2011 Took boards AANP October 31, 2011 CRNP Licensure from PA Board of Nursing November 30, 2011 Prescriptive Authority in December 2011 Part of the issue is that Pitt...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. The Stranger Within: Living With Mental Illness
    Thank you for sharing this story! I found it at just the right time. I am a nurse practitioner with severe depression. I've been depressed for as long as I can remember. I've been treated with...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Geriatric NPs. Tell me what you like or dislike about your job.
    I am a FNP that works in geriatrics. I work in the long term care setting. My position is designed to handle two things: acute change in condition and palliative care. I handle acute changes in...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. someone put soap in my drink!!
    People who do those types of things need mental help! That is not just spiteful, it is dangerous. Thankfully it was just soap.
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Was asked if I was bisexual?!?!?
    I doubt that the question was asked with malicious intent. However, it could have been asked much differently. A more appropriate question would have been "Do you have sex with men, women, or...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Passed AANP!
    I don't think you can go wrong with either specialty. If I were ever to go back for another specialty it would be psych/mental health. I think my program prepared me well for the exam, but I think...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Passed AANP!
    Thanks! I agree that I didn't feel that it really tested my knowledge, except for a few questions. I got my score report today and I got 722 out of 800 points. I was happy about that.
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Passed AANP!
    I passed the AANP FNP test on Halloween! That test was hard. I felt like I studied and reviewed a lot of material. I didn't feel like a lot of what I studied was on the test. I'm just happy that...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?
    I thought I'd give a little update on myself since graduating from EC! EC ASN - January 2005 EC BSN - July 2008 University of Pittsburgh MSN w/ Family NP Specialization - August 2011 I've had...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines
    We just recently had a outbreak of norovirus in the LTC facilty that I work in. It was awful. Most of the residents and many of the staff members were very ill. Staffing was awful, because...
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Drexel MSN programs online?
    The FNP program may have changed since the last time I looked at it, which was several years ago. I'm sure someone from the school could explain it to you. If you live in Pittsburgh, I would...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  13. Do you tell your family members you visit patient in the bad neighboorhood.
    I used to work in home health and I loved it. I worked in all kinds of neighborhoods - the good, the bad, and the downright awful. Honestly, I never had any problems. Although I did always make...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Drexel MSN programs online?
    I did get accepted to the program for Fall 2008 and attended for two terms. The program was okay. Some of the instructors were great and others were downright awful. Although you could find that...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  15. Excelsior students going on to get NP
    I have my ADN and BSN from EC and I am currently enrolled in an MSN-FNP program. I took some of my general ed requirements through EC and some through colleges in my local area. It really wasn't an...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  16. Any other new grads considering a PhD?
    I'm not a new grad but I am considering getting my PhD. Currently I'm in a MSN-FNP program. I want to do research and teach.
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  17. Dressings for CABG/Valve patients
    We do not use dressings on our CABG and valve patients after the first 12 - 24 hours, unless the incision is draining. When we do use dressings it is just gauze and tape, which also what we use on...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Owens Community College-Findlay
    I just saw this news in the Toledo Blade online. I'm sorry for all of you that were enrolled at Owens in the nursing program. I wish you luck as you move on and try to figure out what steps to take...
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. Nursing job and time off-How flexible?
    Nursing schedules are not going to be flexible enough for you to do that. I can't really think of many jobs that are going to be flexible enought to allow you to leave for a few weeks every few...
    Oct 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. PHRN course near Pittsburgh/ Western Pa?
    I would contact EMSI, the regional EMS Council for the Pittsburgh area. 412-242-7322 They should be able to give you some information on courses in this area. They are the ones that deal with your...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. what area of nursing do you never see yourself working in?
    OB/GYN and management
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. how long do u get for lunch?
    Well, they take 30 minutes out of every day that I work for this thing called "lunch". However, I don't get to take that 30 minute lunch. Sure I might get to eat, but it's at the desk and it's never...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Anyone have a nursing supervisor require you to work while sick?
    I think hospitals need to be held accountable by a higher authority for creating a threatening environment in which nurses who are ill or injured feel they have no choice but to come to work. I...
    Sep 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Maumee, Ohio / I am moving there soon
    Susan, You have many options for hospitals in that area. Look at the following: St. Luke's Promedica system which includes Bay Park Community Hospital and Toledo Hospital Mercy system which...
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  25. I think peri/rectal swabs are a humiliating 'welcome' to the hospital
    I worked in a hospital that required multiple swabs to screen for infectious disease. We did nasal and rectal swabs, but also swabbed all wounds, trachs, sputum, urine, peg tubes. And yes, we did...
    Apr 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion