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  1. Anybody still doing or just did or thinking about doing CNS?
    I'm currently in a post-masters adult-gero CNS program with hopes of finishing next summer.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  2. Need Guidance- CNS student already working in a CNS role
    I'm in the same predicament. I've talked to my director and my tentative plan is to use some PTO time, but mostly some creative scheduling (i.e. Doing 4-6 hrs clinical, then.getting in my 8 hrs of...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  3. Help!  Where should I work???
    I've worked various areas since becoming a nurse. Honestly, I would suggest going after what ultimately appeals to you most. Regardless, you don't have to stay in that position forever if you don't...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. 6 patients at once? How do you do that?? Any advice?
    1:6 is pretty normal for med-surg. I used to take between 5-8 patients on day shift when I worked med-surg and that was about 5 years ago, so a max of 6 is pretty sweet.
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. AM I CRAZY??
    I wouldn't do it. I have a full time job, but also a per diem job on the side. Although I usually get all of the hours I sign up for (which is only about 24 a month), I've been put on call for...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. CNS vs. CNL
    Great thread! I've only recently heard of the CNL title and had originally thought it was just a certification and not a MSN education track. I'm currently working on a post masters CNS and was...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  7. Placing IVs in shoulder, breast, upper chest
    The most I've personally tried is upper arm not far from the shoulder, but that was in the ICU in a patient that was in dire need of access and IR was not open at the time (small hospital, evening...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hey NPs! Looking for a great online Advanced Human Pathophysiology class
    I'm a CNS student, but I took advanced patho phys online at Purdue University Calumet. Great class, but very very challenging. It's also 4 credit hours whereas many other programs' patho class is...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Exam
    Thanks for the clarification traumaRUs. I hadn't realized that the CNS role was not recognized as APN in some states.
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  10. Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Exam
    Am I mistaken or isn't CNS already an advanced practice role?
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  11. Burned out nurse
    I've seen this and unfortunately it was not a pretty scene...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Apologizing for my prima donna ICU coworkers.
    Yeah, I work ICU and though I've never done ED, I have worked as house supervisor so I spent a lot of time there during my shifts when we were busting at the seams. I definitely developed a new...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Best way to contact unsuccessful candidates after interview
    Personally speaking, I would prefer to receive an email. I've only ever received two phone calls to inform me that I was not chosen for the position and it was somewhat akward. Obviously I was not...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. I'm a real nurse!!! Thank you!
    When I was an LPN the med-surg unit I worked on nicknamed all the LPNs (and there were about 4-5 of us at the time and about 20-30 RNs) "little play nurses" or "lets play nurse". I was initially...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. CNS educational programs
    I'm currently in my second semester of an online post-masters CNS program at Purdue University Calumet. So far I love it; the professors (at least the ones I've met so far) are very knowledgeable...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  16. Dissemination Methods
    Sorry for the appearance of the above post. Tried to separate paragraphs, but it didn't work and couldn't edit the post. Arrggghh!
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  17. Dissemination Methods
    Hi Rya and welcome! I do a lot of staff development/education as part of my job and I typically use a multitude of venues for communication. It depends on what the education/message is though and...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  18. She actually said it! Yay for my instructor!
    Wow, great idea! Nice that your instructors actually followed through with discouraging those long, drawn out stories about someones mom's-cousin's-next door neigbors-best friend from grade school! ...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. This Does Not Make Sense - But happens anyway!
    lol!!! actuallly had tears in my eyes laughing at this one. :lol2::lol2::lol2:
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Only 5 units of insulin per injection site??
    Wow, never heard of anything like that before. The scariest part is that this nurse and his NP brother are practicing and teaching vulnerable patients with no medical knowledge and their families...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Knowing the worst and not saying a word.
    About 6 years ago I was caring for a young Hispanic woman in the ICU who had become critically ill with some type of respiratory issue. She was about 30 or 32, an immigrant, and spoke no English. ...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Critical Hgb value changed
    I haven't yet seen this and our docs often transfuse for less than 8.5. At one hospital I was at a few years ago, they had just begun transfusing all post op orthopedic patients who fell below 10...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ODU Nursing School VS Sentara Nursing
    I have not attended either school either, but I am a Sentara employee (I'm not biased...no really, I'm not) who works in education/staff development. I coordinate orientation for all new nurses on...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. "You're a NURSE??"
    I saw that on FB too and thought it was a nice tribute to nursing. Our profession is often misunderstood and downplayed to be "just" a doctor's handmaiden with no real knowledge or contribution to...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Survived my 1st week!
    Congrats on making it through your first week. Its always great to see someone posting about how excited and happy they are about starting out their nursing career.
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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