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  1. Any NPs that still work as RN?
    I'm currently in my ACNP program. Sometimes, if I think this poses a problem I will omit my Master's program from my resume. The only time I put in that I am furthering my education is when applying...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. NP preceptor needed in Southeast Georgia
    I actually transferred to a school that arranges clinicals for its students. Also I'm no longer FNP student, I'm now in an ACNP program with hopes of enrolling in RNFA program after that!
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. NP preceptor needed in Southeast Georgia
    I'm actually transferring to a good brick and mortar school in my city that arranges my preceptors but allows me to work out my schedule. Thanks though!!!
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. NP preceptor needed in Southeast Georgia
    Hi all, I am an FNP student in the Southeast Georgia area and will be in need of a preceptor. I am really worried I won't be able to find a preceptor for my practicum component of the program. I am...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Yet another preceptor request!
    Hi all, I'm currently in Nurse Practitioner school and later on this year I start the clinical component. I have to find my own preceptors, which I know to be very diffcult at times, so I was...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. metabolic acidosis and tachypnea
    It sunds like respiratory acidosis to me too due to the carbon dioxide level. However, the bicarbonate level wasn't mentioned so we really don't have a complete picture.
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. What the what??
    Realize that "sella turcica" is a Latin phrase. In classical Latin, a "c" before and "e" or "i" is pronounced as a "k" such that her pronunciation is technically most accurate. I realize that's not...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Medication administration in deltoid muscle
    If they want you to give in the deltoid you could give 1 mL in one deltoid muscle and 1 mL in the other, that's what I was told to do with irritating substances like iron, so perhaps you could try...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Stupidly put myself in a difficult position (got 3 jobs)
    I'm all for less stress and all that jazz. If you're that distressed, go somewhere else. However: I always say that meditation is necessary before making such changes. As the old adage goes: 'better...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How do you work????
    #2 is an ideal situation. Being comfortable in such a situation is something all must learn to do because nurses are valuable members of the team. We should not complain about those doctors who do...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. CNA's Applying heat
    Well, I can't say as to whether it is legal or not in FL, but I don't see a problem, provided that the pt does not have pathophys causing decreased sensation such as diabetes, PAD or something like...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So do you really...
    To me, a full head to toe should be done when the patient is first admitted to the hospital, perhaps before discharge or so. Also, I might do a full head to upon admission to the floor when the...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Tracheostomy Suctioning Sterile?
    Trach suctioning not a sterile procedure!!!!!!!??????????:eek: You want to avoid introducing bacteria into the sterile lower respiratory tract like some of the other posters have said. I was taught...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. My LTC experience doesnt count  :(  HELP!!
    I, too, have heard numerous times that LTC experience is not considered "real nursing experience". My facility I suspect would view it this way. I am not exactly sure why. I have been trying to make...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. picc lines and TPN
    You are correct. I don't know what I was thinking. I must have been thinking about a single lumen PICC. A previous poster mentioned that. Woops! I never like to spread incorrect info. Thanks for the...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. picc lines and TPN
    At my facility, the people putting in PICCs are nurses who are PICC trained. When there is a triple lumen and we want to give them an IV push drug we pause the TPN, flush with 10 cc saline and push...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. In need of encouragement.
    Feelings of inadequacy can sometimes happen, especially in nursing, where school is only a first step to becoming a nurse. The medical field is something that takes many years to master. Don't feel...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Labored Breathing?
    Well, if O2 sats and other vital signs are normal, I don't see an indication to worry. This patient is lethargic r/t his condition. You did not mention the disease this patient has, so I don't know...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help with A/P II
    Go to the professor who teaches the class and ask them to override the system by manually putting you in. It couldn't hurt to ask. Explain your situation.
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. PCT/ Nursing Student Tech scope of practice?
    At my hospital, the only major trauma hospital for 150-200 miles, the requirement to be a PCT is that you either have taken a PCT certificate program at a technical school, or are and ADN or BSN...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. why double chart?
    At my facility, some nurses will double chart - once on the COW (computer on wheels), and once on paper in the MD's progress notes so that the MD or NP will actually take the time to look at the...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can paramedic or EMT administer an IM med like Haldol or Ativan to help unruly pt?
    True, combativeness does not necessarily equal psychosis, but Haldol can be given to control behavioral disturbances in individuals that are not necessarily psychotic. Haldol and other antipsychotics...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. CNA scope of practice
    The PCTs in our facility simply ask if the patient is in pain and have the nurse follow up. They do not chart pain level, though it is a fifth vital sign because the nurse needs to do this in order...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Need Advice.
    Try to find references from experienced nurses who like you, charge nurses, or your former preceptor when you were on orientation. Also get references from professors who remember you. Best wishes!
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. New nurse dilema
    Just tell them that you appreciate the offer, but are obliged to accept the offer. Don't feel bad about doing it either, because you have to look out for you. Of course, I wouldn't try to apply there...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion