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  1. Help with VA app!!
    maybe you can take some CEU's in Womens health and include that.
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. No veterans preference for military vets who work as nurses at the VA hospitals.
    Hi There, I work at a VA Facility. In the application they want to know if you served for veterans preference. That does not mean you get a job. They rank all the applicants in a point system....
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  3. VA Proficiency
    Discuss the Situation, What you did about it, What was the Outcome. Another way to put it... Highlight what you have done, why you did it, what was the impact? For example. For a Nurse I Level I...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Insight, please, on pros/cons of VA position
    Hi, I am sorry dear that I can't ease your mind. I'm a Veteran and I work for the VA as well. Job opportunity sounds great. However not sure if it sounds like a good fit giving all you have going...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Future of the CNS
    I have recently been accepted into a DNP program and start this fall. I chose the Adult Gerontological CNS track. They made us choose Primary vs Acute and I chose Primary, (Although the consensus...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  6. Can I qualify for military?
    Usually when you have an episode of an illness it will not exempt you. They would require a letter from the physician stating that it was an isolated event because of vitamin deficiency, and you...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    All you can do is your best. You are only human. If it were to happen, bleed out your site, and report it right away to get proper tests done. You can't have an absolute mindset. I WILL NEVER do...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What's your facility's policy? new PIV tubing to new CVL
    Yes Policy regardless if central or peripheral. NEW LINE = NEW TUBING/MEDS. This should be under your policy, I think it would be bad practice to spike the old bag with new tubing? You need entirely...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Any UW Madison DNP students??
    I am not a DNP student but received undergrad there. I was pleased with my education. Just applied for this fall DNP. Did you apply for this fall or are you still looking into it? They have some...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  10. Saying I'm Sorry
    Sounds like the dude needed any Ostomy Nurse!
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  11. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    Sabbath is all about taking a day of rest. A great book to read is Sabbath by Wayne Muller. Gives perspective about the act of Sabbath, not necessarily the date it occurs. God wants us to live at...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. wound care certification ?
    I went to the review at the 2011 Conference, the all day review. I thought it was helpful, but if I had to pay for it on my own I would not have completed it. GOOD NEWS!! I found the link for...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. wound care certification ?
    Hi Marilyn, I would not take it right after your course, give yourself a few weeks after you get back home to review everything. The best resource was the CWOCN certification review book. I believe...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Is it fair..
    Fair Observation with evidence listed! No judgement needed; the evidence already sealed the deal. You are only judging that they are seeking drugs; thats fine - clearly it is what they are coming to...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  15. Why is it always the patient with the worst situation? geez
    Just because the patient is in the hospital does not mean that because they don't feel like doing something doesn't mean nursing staff should be their slave and do it all for them. It's all about...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. drowning in nursing :(
    Liz! Don't worry about feeling like a ditz. It's about patient safety and their care. The best advice I ever heard from a preceptor was. All that matters at the end of the day is that your...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Taking AMSN MED/SURG EXAM Need Advice.
    Using Springhouse Review. And the AMSN practice test to see where i'm at. Any recommendations on this exam? Thank you!!
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Have you ever witnessed a Miracle?
    A lot of life experiences brought me to want to be a nurse. I agree that it is a miracle just that people can "wait" to die. Three days before Christmas my 86 year old grandma, had UTI, and...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Have you ever witnessed a Miracle?
    our talents are god's gift to us. what we do with them is our gift to him. love that!!!!
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Wound Certification Study Guides
    go to wocncb.org you can go to a link where you pay for a practice wound care test, it's about 30 bucks but it is worth it. Go into your nursing books about wound care, back of the book...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. Advanced Practice CWOCN what does your scope look like?
    For those who are practicing as Advanced Practice CWOCN in any of the specialties, what does your job look like and what role are you performing at your facility? Also list if you are NP or CNS ...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  22. LPN to RN to BSN or Second Degree BSN?Please Need Advice
    Hi Nursevaldez2: If you have all your nursing pre-req's just go on and get your BSN. Unless you have small children, or have some reason why you have to do a little bit, then go on. If you go LPN...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  23. Adult CNS or NP for advanced practice with Wound/Ostomy
    I just spoke with an experienced CWOCN in my area who was a CNS who says they are phasing out the CNS role and she recommend NP instead.
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  24. Cutting VAC foam
    Everything you are doing is ok! It is not necessary to get a brand new piece if you were to remove the original. Just make sure you aren't touching anything else except the scissors in one hand and...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  25. Skin Prep and Duoderm
    How did the saran wrap work? Didn't it trap moisture to the area promoting further breakdown or did you get it to heal?
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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