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  1. Difficulty Finding NP Preceptors in Charleston, SC
    Lowcountry Advanced Practice Nurses has an active APRN board. We meet regularly and can often help place students. I recommend students join - it is a good way to network with possible preceptors....
    Sep 9
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Knee Replacement and Danskos?
    Preferably a pair of flat soles with treads, like a slip on sneaker or the like, is preferred.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  3. Difficulty Finding NP Preceptors in Charleston, SC
    I did all of my hours at Palmetto Primary Care when I was a student 3 years ago. Call their corporate office and ask if any of the providers are taking students. I currently have a NP student that...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Like np role more than bedside?
    I have been a NP for 3 years and I don't regret it for one minute. What I miss the most about being a bedside nurse is the ability to be surrounded by fellow nurses.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. ICU ARNP vs Neurosurgical ARNP
    I can only tell you my stance as the sole Orthopaedic NP in town. I absolutely LOVE being in the OR. I met some opposition originally since it's such a PA heavy field, but I'm now accepted freely....
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. New RN, wondering if becoming a nurse was a mistake. Please read, I need advice!
    At some point EVERY nurse has second thoughts. I have always told the nurses that worked for me that it takes a minimum 6 months to decide if one field of nursing is for you or not. That is the...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Interview
    You are more then welcome to email me at
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. Following Your Path, Finding My Own, RN to NP
    First is your current job market issue. Are you in a position to relocate if necessary to obtain a job as a RN? If not, I think advancing your nursing education without actually clinical experience...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. DEA license
    I don't think it should be a problem. If you are in question I encourage you to look on the DEA website and contact your local office. I found them very helpful when I was obtaining my initial...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. NP vs MD? Advice please!
    There is a HUGE difference between the two so it isn't an apples to oranges comparison. The pros and cons are different for each individual. I can give you my opinion on the topic. I came into...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. What should every orthopaedic nurse know?
    Learn proper positioning of you spine and joint replacement patients. Know what the common precautions are. Know you will give crazy amounts of narcotics and that is OK. I always tell my new grads...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  12. Any National Conferences Out There?
    I'd check with your local NP Board as well as the local PA board. Here in SC, the PA board offers quarterly conferences that we can attend and get CEU's from also. Another option if you really need...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. New NP practice questions...
    We have to have a supervising physician that is available via phone, text, or email to consult with. They do not have to be physically present on-site.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. UAB vs USA
    I've just finished my Adult NP through UAB. You setup your own clinical sites. You are given a list of already made contract sites, however, if your desired site isn't on there you can have a...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  15. Need info on online NP programs.
    I have just completed my Adult NP online through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I looked around for a long time before I settled on them. It was a great program and only 4 semesters long...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  16. New NP practice questions...
    Hi all, I'm a new grad ANP. I have accepted a position in a large chiropractic office with 5 DC's. I will be creating my role with the DC. I will be doing some primary care (very limited), but...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing