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  1. How personal do personal statements get...
    If you aren't sure how your sex store experience will be received by the reviewing faculty leave it out. I can't imagine any faculty member of mine thinking your experience is a positive, even...
    May 4
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Older Nurse as NP Student
    That is too bad about the psychiatrists JulesA, that must have been very hard for them. My current preceptor is in his early 70's and he is very, very sharp. I do have a plan B and that is to go...
    May 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Need help getting out of LTC
    I worked (briefly) in skilled/acute rehab) and I have also worked in the ICU. I can tell you that your feelings of inferiority are misplaced. That being said there is a stigma in my geographical...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Older Nurse as NP Student
    I'll be 51 when I graduate and there two others in my psych cohort older than I. The FNP cohort has at least 5-6 that are 50 and over. Don't let age stop you for anything, keep that brain moving. ...
    May 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. 72 hour notice/AMA
    And here I thought it was only our ED that does this with the 72 hour, silly me.
    May 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. New Graduate Nurse
    I wish I had known how to be a better advocate for myself in regards to my preceptor experience. I believed (mistakenly) that I would be treated fairly and with respect. I was not. If I could go...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Shocked by MD care of my patients
    No it is not. I am still in grad school but I know that is NOT the standard. www.diabetes.org/diabetescare The above is the website that has the "Standards of medical care in diabetes for...
    May 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Odd situation
    If this male nurse was unable to adopt previously, then the question is why. Obviously there is a lot going on here that we aren't aware of. That being said, it is NEVER wrong to make a...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Nursing School Horror Stories
    I found a mantra that helped me, you need to find one to repeat to yourself in those "exciting" moments... My mantra was "life begins at the end of your comfort zone." I saw it on a coffee mug and...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nursing School Horror Stories
    My nursing school horror was the size of my butt after 2 years of sitting on it while studying for hours on end and stress eating :bookworm:
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Advice before starting grad school
    A tip for patho, I augmented with the book, "Clinical pathophysiology made ridiculously simple" by A. Berkowitz MD, PhD. It was an excellent resource and was very concise and organized. I also...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. Advice before starting grad school
    Hi and welcome! I am just finishing my first year as a PMHNP student, we have been following a FNP curriculum to begin with and this semester have begun psych clinicals. I have a hybrid program so...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Will green skin hurt my career?
    If you were accepted into my NP :geek: program (which I am sure you would as we are that kind of group) I would want to sit next to you and ask you all kinds of questions and be your best bud. I...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Best practice to manage the low functioning, aggressive, psychotic patient
    I agree with all above posters, especially about being proactive, but JulesA comment about rapport and monitoring their interactions reminds me of my unit. We have a couple of nurses and tech's on...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Leaving Social Work to become a Nurse Practitioner
    You've got to be kidding. If this is your attitude towards people/nurses/CNA's who are experienced and knowledgeable about the very questions you are asking, let me say this: PLEASE go to nursing...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Esme, please feel better soon. I am sending prayers your way, you know how much you mean to everyone here. {{ :nurse:}}
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need insight
    misslaceyob, sorry about my previous post, I had the horrors thinking about the debt accrued from that program. I would think it's impossible to pay something like that off. I would strongly...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. How to NOT Aid a Cheater?
    I am shocked that someone would have this much influence with coworkers to get you all to write papers for her, no matter what the whine. I can't even comprehend the b**** one would need to have to...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Need insight
    $100,000 !!!! $100,000!?!?! you are kidding , right? Is it a solid gold diploma with guaranteed passing boards and a job making $200,000 when finished?
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, PLLC
    I keep seeing this company advertising for PMHNP's. Anyone work for them? I eventually plan on moving to NC or thereabouts so I am watching the job boards . I keep seeing them advertising but not...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Sexting: A Trending Risky Behavior For Young Adults
    Excellent article and it should be posted on the general forum, as it is applicable to everyone not just NP's. It is helpful to me as a PMHNP student who deals with adolescents and parents. Very...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Perhaps this Wasn't for Me
    Psychguy, I get where you are coming from. I work inpatient acute as a perdiem RN and I am currently doing clinicals for psych NP on the same inpatient unit. They are completely different roles and...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. An Overview Of Nursing Compact Licenses
    TheCommuter, Thank you for an article that is actually useful and accurate. (P.S. secretly I want to be known as Bunny :bag:)
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics
    Altra, I agree. The all caps "LIED" in the title is not accurate. Body mechanics were/have been taught because it was considered correct form and the best way to lift. We obviously know better...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics
    I tried following your links to the "works" cited and they don't work. I am also surprised that they are blogs and not peer reviewed research that you are using to support your position statement. ...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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