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  1. Scared of the docs!
    Dont be intimidated by the docs. If you are, hide it. There are some that if they know they can intimidate you, they will eat you alive and wont respect you. Feign it if you have to. When you...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How Long?
    Graduated in May of 1992. I was hired into an OB position...post partum 11pm-7pm M-F...in Feb of 1992. Started working immediately as a GN...by end of first week of orientation, i was offered days,...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. random ED interview question i got asked
    I would address the preg pt first....if she is in preterm labor, that must be dealt with quickly.....for the babys sake. If she is an ectopic, also impt to be dealt with promptly. A reg labor needs...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Any tips for learning in clinicals? Nurses don't like nursing students
    From working in the past at a teaching hospital, I can tell you that nurses sometimes get burnt out on having students ALL the time. Sometimes you want to NOT have to teach, to be able to just take...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you think they/employers are watching what we post?
    I would not post anything here that you dont want them to see. Even IF they arent watching, you dont know WHO may come accross your posts even accidently. And things can travel back........
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Cheap online MSN / FNP programs
    Univ Southern IN is cheap cost wise. I believe Indiana State has done away w/ the Masters and is only a doctorate now.
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  7. how much experience needed to become an NP
    I have just been accepted into a FNP program. My background is OB and ambulatory care. I wish you the best of luck. feel free to pm me with more questions if you want.
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Accepted to Frontier....WHOO HOOOOO
    Ive been accepted to Frontier. WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Still in shock....happy, excited, scared. Will be going to Frontier Bound in Nov. Since I began looking at schools, I felt this was where I was...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  9. Accepted ....Frontier...WHOO HOOO
    Ive been accepted to Frontier. WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Still in shock....happy, excited, scared. Will be going to Frontier Bound in Nov. Since I began looking at schools, I felt this was where I was...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. Accepted to Frontier Nursing University....WHOOO HOOO
    Ive been accepted to Frontier. WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Still in shock....happy, excited, scared. Will be going to Frontier Bound in Nov. Since I began looking at schools, I felt this was where I was...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Can they make me stay at the hospital without pay?
    ummm...how about be thankful they give you a free place to stay and likely feed you too. No, its not the hilton, but you arent paying to stay there either. And the ones that allow your families to...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Fundal check
    Whats her gravida and parity? Whats her bladder doing? How is she feeling?
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. failed pre-employment drug screen
    He posted here for support.....not to be attacked. I really think it there would be MANY suprises if a full nursing staff had to have a "random" drug screen...all at the same time. I bet there...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. "back up".  Need tips on putting hubby through school
    In regards to living w/ your parents...grad school is stressful...under the BEST of circumstances, it is stressful. Living w/ parents is often stressful. Maybe this is the best for your family. ...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. "back up".  Need tips on putting hubby through school
    I see several red flags....one of which is living w/ your parents. Also, like someone else mentioned, I am not sure you are completely on board with him going to school. It is doable...been there /...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. "back up".  Need tips on putting hubby through school
    What is he going to school for? That will help let you know HOW much time to expect him to have and whether or not he will be able to work part time. How many classes/ credit hours will he be...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. How much do specialty doctors charge if the patient has NO insurance?
    Best Advice...TALK to the billers and or manager. They will work with you if you will work with them. They would rather have people on a payment plan than having to turn accts over to collections. ...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Electronic Health Records- Outpatient Practices
    btw...we dont use tablets....have PC in all rooms...most desks not in rooms have 2 screens to work on..and yes I use both.....
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Electronic Health Records- Outpatient Practices
    Yes, we use an EHR and are paperless. Love it. I am "old school"...had electric typwriter in college...remember those??? lol. But love the EHR. Was hard at first...learning curve was straight...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. pain contracts
    This is NOT "easy money"...prescription drug abuse has sky rocketed. If a patient has nothing to worry about then they will not have problem signing a pain med contract and giving a UDS if...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. pain contracts
    I would not take offense...i would be thankful that the doc is being diligent in pain management. Best for ALL.
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. pain contracts
    We do pain contracts here along with random drug screens. Anyone on schedule 2s. Office policy. Prescription drug abuse is too high. We are not only screening for "extras" but also for that they...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How much do specialty doctors charge if the patient has NO insurance?
    Call and ask....be honest. Talk to either the manager or the biller. Most offices will work with you. Just make sure if a payment plan is set up, you follow thru. blessings tonie
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's so special about being a Postpartum Nurse?!
    PP?? I started in Labor and Delivery as a nursing student...hired into PP as a new grad and cross trained to Labor. Some people seem to think that PP is a breeze....soooo wrong. I agree, you must...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Does an employer have to have staff phone numbers?
    No threat intended...just being blunt and real. There is NO longer a nursing shortage. Just read the posts from all those on here LOOKING for a job. Reality is you can easily be replaced. Does that...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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