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  1. My defining moment as a nurse...
    I have now switched my font to 4 to make it easier to read. I honestly never knew that we could increase the size. Thanks for all the kind words. My wife and I are both nurses and we never really...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  2. Maximizing potential income
    If you ask me, teach. I work as a nurse practitioner 3 nights a week in my ICU practice and also took a part-time lecturer position to give back to the profession (and the money is great as well).
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. My defining moment as a nurse...
    My most defining professional moment in my career came about not when I was with a patient, but when we were home with our newborn daughter. The call came at 4:47pm on a Wednesday. We had brought...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  4. Acute care/ ICU APNs, how long...
    My first position as an ACNP was in an inner city emergency department. I started seeing patients the first day on the job as an extra "intern". I remained an "intern" for six weeks before moving up...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Interesting Physician Perspective On NPs
    Great story... Except for using the term mid-level. While it's an accepted term in the medical community I remember reading a position statement from the ANA refusing to use the term... Personally it...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Ph.D or EdD
    I choose an Ed.D in Nursing as my doctorate. I believe it's a personal decision based on what you want to do with it. While I like doing research and have been published, I really enjoy being in...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  7. Do patients question your expertise?
    Being an APRN I've found that if I wear scrubs to work they ask when the doctor is coming to see them... If I wear a shirt and tie I have to explain that I'm not the doctor, I'm the APRN, to which...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Dear nursing student
    How's clinical going for you?? Hoping it's everything you thought it would be!!!
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Your opinion of the DNP
    "If you are an MSN prepared NP are you pursuing or considering pursuing a DNP? If yes, why?" With my current student loan burden and my position as an intensivist APRN locked down, there is no way...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  10. Cant seem to find work!
    Use your clinical rotations in your resume. Any procedures you may have been a part of, special patient populations, and/or any real life experience. Be persistant with HR, call, call, and call...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Share those precious last minutes, they deserve it...
    I never think anyone would want to hear my stories. You all humble me. You really do. Thanks for all the kind words!!!
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Stuttering Stupid Nurse
    Keep this in the front of your mind. Your patients need you. They don't care if you have short hair or long. If your tall or short. If you stutter or not. They care only that you are professional,...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Failed the AANP and ANCC
    Get out there, take another review class and pass those boards!!! Remember no one in an interview will ask you: So how many times did you take the boards!!! If you really want it, make it happen!!!
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Career choice - Please Help
    The beauty of being a nurse. Try one. If you don't like it you can always go back and get a post-doc or in some circumstances if it's in your scope of practice take a job in the other!!!
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Just let go from job and can't focus on boards!
    Just remember... your going to pass your boards soon and not have to worry about this ever again. That being said, if it's a wrongful termination you have action if you choose to persue it.
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Unpaid internship to gain NP experience
    I took a job in a large teaching hospital as a new grad ACNP. Sure it was for less money, but the experience of rounding daily was invaluable. Have you looked into this? I don't know where you live,...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Shocked by new grads at job fair
    The profession is in trouble... I've been a nurse for 10 years now. I was trained in the old school way. Look good, act professional, and make a difference every day. I was also hired by my first...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. 6th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    Think our preceptor will find us up here???
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. Advice needed for a nervous ICU newbie
    I went right into the ICU as a new grad. I have never replicated the fear and paranoia I had those first few months when I thought everything I did was going to kill my patient. I worked as an ICU...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. close!!!
    I sat for my CCRN 10 years ago and my CMC 8 years ago and still remember both exams like it was yesterday. I also did review courses but what really helped me was my clinical experiences... I...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Share those precious last minutes, they deserve it...
    Death is commonplace to me. As a former ICU nurse and now acute care nurse practitoner, I dare say I have seen hundreds of people die. I consider it a sacred act to be there at the time of a...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Death
    My first patient in the ICU died. I went into ICU right after I graduated and thought I was going to change the world. I won't go into the patient's story too much, but he was young and had a tragic...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Dear nursing student
    Every summer I come back and re-read this article I wrote. I love teaching students, and yet, just tonight we were having a discussion on the unit I work as an APRN on and they were saying how evil I...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. APRN and Assistant Professor
    Anyone work as both an APRN and an assistant professor? I recently accepted as full time position, however, I am planning on keeping my current 3 days a week practice as well. It is possible hour...
    Oct 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. Nurse Practitioner and Image Interpretation
    As I said earlier, I wetread here for tube placement, line placement, ptx, etc. They are then read in the morning by the radiologist for final read. If I have a question, I have an attending on call...
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)