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  1. Reactions to being a NP
    I apologize if I insulted you - that was not my intention. There are definitely many, many NP programs out there that do a WONDERFUL job preparing their students. Most of the reputable schools,...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Reactions to being a NP
    Unfortunately, I think part of the problem is that it's really easy to be a bad nurse - and bad nurses still make money. It seems every school in the country has a nursing program, including...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    Thank you! Very helpful
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Thought I would have a job by now. Getting depressed
    This is the reality. THERE IS NO NURSING SHORTAGE! Every school in the US has cashed in on the nursing thing, spreading lies about the shortage to get more and more students. Hundreds of nursing...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Can you work straights days?
    I left my first job due to the long commute with the hours...I didn't leave my second job due to dissatisfaction. I quite enjoyed working there, but I HAD to move. It was a relocation issue.
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can you work straights days?
    Well: 1. My previous hospital switched people from days to nights to evenings - all in the same week! I was a zombie, I can't switch that fast, and it was unsafe for me. I'm hoping in my new area,...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. north pay better than south
    Don't forget insane taxes in north vs south eats a lot of your take home pay! Sales tax is higher, property tax is higher, tolls are higher, state income tax is higher - that can amount to a 10-20%...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Can you work straights days?
    I have another thread on here about trying to get back into the hospital setting, and this is sort of related. After nursing school, I quit my first hospital job after about 3 weeks because I...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can you work straights days?
    So here's the deal: I started in a hospital straight out of nursing school. Left after a VERY short amount of time (like 4 weeks) because I couldn't deal with 12 hour shifts, weekends, etc. I then...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Doctors serving fast food and providing cleaning services in US
    Yes, states should give NPs more autonomy. The lack of planning on the part some physician-immigrants from Latin America has nothing to do with whether or not professionals such as NPs should be...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    Is there an FNP/ACNP combined program?
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. MDs dont own the physician title
    [QUOTE=nomadcrna;7419151]Same with podiatrists and optometrists. Well you see I immediately posted an article showing who CAN use it.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  13. north pay better than south
    It's not north vs south as much as rural vs urban. I know that in many parts of the RURAL north, they make less, and yet cost of living is higher. You guys are using Boston, NYC, etc as comparison. ...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Does anyone else plan to stay in bedside?
    There's nothing wrong with using nursing as a stepping stone for other things. It just so happens a BSN is required to be an NP or CRNA, just like a BS is required to go on to graduate school. I know...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    I was thinking of things like this: 12-lead ECG interpretation Chest x-ray interpretation Hemodynamic monitoring Suturing Spirometry & peak flowassessment Local anesthesia application
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. NPs: How did you learn clinical skills??
    To all NPs out there: I'm still up in the air about NP vs PA. I feel NP makes more sense as I'm an RN and would need no additional coursework. PA, however, definitely has a stronger curriculum and...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. MDs dont own the physician title
    The Joint Commission has revised the definition of physi- cian and, as a result of this change, several elements of per- formance (EPs). These changes apply to the hospital program and are...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  18. MDs dont own the physician title
    Um, I don't think "physician" has anything to do with doctoral level education...nor have I ever heard of a pharmacist calling themselves a physician. I think, in fact, that only MDs and DOs may call...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  19. Psych NP programs that are the most psychotherapy focused?
    Your welcome. I was going to suggest OHSU but couldn't find the curriculum. NP schools on the West Coast tend to be great though IMHO. Every curriculum I've looked at looks really good - OHSU, UW, UC...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Should I get a nice car as a new LPN/LVN?
    Women are very jealous creatures, especially nurses (from my experience). If you have something they want but can't have, they tend to use relationship violence to retaliate.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. New Grad Nurse Starting Out in a Speacilty? Help?
    I absolutely hated med/surg in school and would never work a day there unless I absolutely had to. So many nurses consider it "ground zero" but that makes absolutely no sense to me - you can learn...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Psych NP programs that are the most psychotherapy focused?
    I've seen a few schools that offer quite a few psychotherapy courses and look like very good programs. As elkpark said, many just offer the FNP program with 2 or 3 "specialty courses" tacked on,...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  23. Withdrew from the CRNA Program
    How were your grades? I think if you have a compelling reason (family member sick, etc) then it wouldn't be an issue, especially if you had great grades and recommendations from professors at...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Best online Psych NP Program?
    An FNP who has a desire for primary care and then goes back for a Psych cert. soley because they can make a tiny bit more money is very shallow indeed. So many NP's complain about physicians being...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Hospitals / Corporations replacing nurses with...
    It should be "a heart, a soul, or compassion" not "and"
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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