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  1. RN First Assist
    I would also advise you to contact the hospital(s) in your area to make sure that they will employ CRNFA/RNFA, many don't and with the rapidly changing health care systems, many insurance companies...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Excelsior BSN students? =)
    Just delurking a bit to say WAY TO GO TASHA!!! :D I am waiting for my son to graduate from college in May, and I may once again hit the books. As for now, just enjoying work. So encouraging...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. Scope of practice regarding wound closure
    I have researched this over the last couple of years, and I have found a variety of practices. The one thing I that seems to be a common trend is that the role of the CSA/CSFA/RNFA/CRNFA is a dying...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. How to deal with surgeons that treat you like ****
    Never let them see you sweat and I never try to be fake. I have first assisted since 1998, and I have a tough exterior while I am first working with a new surgeon. Many others have a vivacious...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Does anyone else experience pain from standing all day?
    I first assist and can really have some long hours on my feet/legs! If I put in 12 hours, my calves would really be sore the next day but fortunately found a great pair of Keens with very high...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Help with instruments
    If you have a smart phone, there may be an instrument app that works like a "memory" game? If you are able to bring your wrapped instruments that you are having a hard time remembering, bring the...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Is it actually worth it to become an RNFA?
    I have been working as a first assist since 1998, RN/CSA and although this reply is from 2008 I have to say this is one of the most honest and well written responses regarding the future of the...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Excelsior sweat and tears: It's paid off!  New RN in town :)
    Congrats!! Enjoy your accomplishment!
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. CPNE-my final attempt
    Hello!!! :wavey: First of all I wanted to say what a GREAT attitude you to start the ball rolling again! Looking back on it, all think most of us EC grads would agree the CPNE was the largest...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. omg Syracuse so far away
    Sorry that I can offer no advice on Syracuse, but I drove 7+ hours from Minnesota to Madison WI for my CPNE, and it was still worth it. I had my 20 year old son with for the ride (actually he did...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  11. ***FYI Excelsior students can get Licensed in Cali***
    :wavey:Hey MsPC!!!! Thanks for the info! I reviewed some posts from the WGU board, and it appears that they only offer a gpa of 3.0 max, which may pose some problems for me should I chose our...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. Anyone attending Georgetown's Online NP program?
    Vein harvest already falls under the scope of practice of my CSA, my credentialing for assisting in surgery. We don't do bypass in my hospital however, so I would need to travel the 90+ for any of...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  13. ***FYI Excelsior students can get Licensed in Cali***
    BSN in 40 days?! Congrats! Am I allowed to ask how many prereqs you did in advance, and what your total $$ was? Is Western Gov accepted in all states?
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  14. Anyone attending Georgetown's Online NP program?
    Thanks so much for the reply. I have only my ASN at this time, but work for some amazing surgeons and would love to be advanced practice in this field; I am struggling with what I will actually...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  15. Anyone attending Georgetown's Online NP program?
    Hi tadahh, I am totally new to exploring Georgetown Online NP program to see if it would be a good fit for me. You mentioned that you take a week of call on/off. This sounds very similar to me, may...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  16. CPNE at St. Mary's in Madison WI
    CONGRATS!! Isn't St Mary's an amazing hospital?
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. PASSED FCCA...now stuck
    I lost a month applying for CPNE waiting for my CPR test out. I did the online exam and a nursing supervisor at work was suppose to test me out at work (free of charge to hospital employees) but I...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. PASSED FCCA...now stuck
    Just a heads up, but maybe you knew this already: I did the online cpr also (basically the written test), but still needed to do the formal test out with a cpr instructor and dummy before the valid...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  19. CPNE at St. Mary's in Madison WI
    I think only one out of the six testers had a peds patient when I tested, but that was only after the 1st day, so I can't be sure. I shuttled back by myself when I was done Sunday morning and never...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  20. CPNE at St. Mary's in Madison WI
    :yelclap: i did!! i loved my experience at st mary's!! do you have any specific questions? i found my journal from here at allnurses about my experience :) good luck if you chose this testing...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Soooooo anyone doing the BSN program with EC?
    April was my decision making month on this topic, and I am still undecided! I am enjoying work so much right now. I am trying to research what I will recoup financially and what job prospects are...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  22. Nclex in mn after excelsior
    Hello! I passed my cpne on November 4 2011 and I paid all of my grad fees as soon as they would let me at EC, which did actually take several weeks. I also paid a fee a the MN Board of Nursing and...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. I have PASSED the CPNE at Grady! =)
    Congrats Tasha! Isn't it a wonderful feeling? :D
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  24. OR Nurse in PACU
    Is there some specific task that you are doing that is making you feel this way? I moved from the OR to PACU/SSU 2 months ago for the first time and I am loving the change, but whoa...very different!
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Are there any good ACLS apps out there?
    1st time ACLS in June, and I have the ACLS lite app, but does anyone else have others to share?
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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