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  1. If you didn't start in NICU
    I agree, critical care, even if adults, and depending on what kind of hospitals and experiences you have, can make a huge difference. No you don't forget everything you learned in adult critical...
    Aug 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no?
    Truth be told, for most of the nurses either going into CRNA programs or that have become them, money really was a major factor. I mean you have people that right out of nursing school or that...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. Like np role more than bedside?
    See, this is the kind of thing I like and think that matters--if people are happy in their work. Most of the NPs I know like or are happy in their work, and that can only be a good thing.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. MDs dont own the physician title
    *Huge Sigh* This is a frustrating topic--really from all sides. At the end of the day, why worry so much about it if you are doing what you love? That should be the main thing people focus on...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. Bye Bye Floor Nursing
    Good luck in your future endeavors. Everything you have learned you will carry with you. Some things may get a little rusty, but they do come right back to you if they were built on a strong...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New grad, no job, SO confused
    Nice advice here. I'm sorry you are having a hard time. Don't give up. That's really the key in the current environment.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    Yes, you are quite right. From an economic/utility standpoint, if they are forced to do X, then they will try to adjust balance by taking away Y. What I like about having techs and assistants is...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    I'm kind of conservative in many ways, but honestly, I would support this. There's no reason not to safely staff--unless there is some kind of emergent crisis.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. How do you do double check insulin in an isolation room and scanning?
    I think each isolation room should have their own refrigeration and locked stocked drawer for meds, as well as their own scanner. Double checks are still a problem. Too bad they don't have computer...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Burned out and hate nursing
    Do you think if you found a position/area where you felt more challenged it would make a big difference for you?
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    Yes, more often they not they could IF objective systems for this were developed, tested, and here's the big one, CONSISTENTLY APPLIED.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    Honest feedback is often just too darn subjective. What is most logical is to keep the process to as many more objective or near-objective measures and systems as possible. Subjective...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Praying in the work place
    It's only odd if someone decides to make it odd. In a day and age where we are all supposed to be open and tolerant of everyone, I don't understand the problem with it. I feel like we are living in...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Role resistance? Wow. LOL. I think that is a term of projection—from nursing to physician practice. Holy crap. Scarier and scarier. "People have lost sight of the fact that it's not...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Oh brother, OK. Wow
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    "It is plain presumptive to say that having a physician on board will strengthen nurse-managed health centers' outreach to the community. Many NMHC's serve a population that has been marginalized and...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    The trouble with this is they often do not have the proper tools. That is there should be clear delineations for the most objective evaluations as possible. This means there should be a more...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Question about injection of insulin
    ^This
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  19. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    I can show this too in a very well known and large inner city. I did required clinical stint at this great place for a particular program. The NPs and social workers have done a great job....
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    I would suggest that it protects patients. Again, what is wrong with having sound oversight with physicians. Where's the team effort?
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    I fully expect lawsuits to go up against midlevel practitioners, especially as school have allowed folks with manure for clinical experience to move right into these programs. But hey. Time will...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Last first. I already addressed this. It seems silly to repeat it. Other pieces: I'd ask anyone to argue that midlevels and physicians go more into suburban and urban areas for practice, in...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Should I be upset?
    And that speaks volumes.
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Should I be upset?
    Sure squirrelly stuff like this happens all the time. It's a live and learn kind of thing. If you want to feel like you are at the mercy of some hospital HR/recruiter, so be it. But I refuse to...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Not as probable. Seriously....but that's the difference in education, training, mentoring...even selection in the first place in many cases. Whatever with the teen % for Nps in the hospital. In...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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