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  1. Hospice RNs- How would you interpret this?
    Whispera, thanks for your response -- I had a really strong reaction when angieRN used the word "dementia" no where in the description by the OP did she indicate that kind of cognitive change....
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. MSN and PhD from same school?
    I think things are changing -- thinking about my own institution, just off the top of my head, there is: A faculty member who was made full professor and more recently FAAN, has several RO1s...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. Use of pulse oximetry in hospice
    Just one comment about the use of oxygen and comfort. Yes, oxygen can contribute to someone's comfort, but oxygen therapy can also, in and of itself be very uncomfortable! There are some...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Geriatric Nursing Forum from Hartford
    Hopefully it's not bad form to post here about another forum. The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has launched a new forum. Some of the top names in the field (Mathy Mezy for example) are...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. How do you respond when you tell people you are a hospice nurse?
    I often get the "that must be hard, I could never do it," but don't necessarily see a wince or a shudder, more often appreciation and/or admiration." I usually say how I love it, how it feels like...
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Hospice Opportunities in Arkansas?
    I don't know anything about the Arkansas VAMC, but across the US the VA system is doing a really good job with palliative care. And the VA is a great system to work in.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Public health nursing in Oregon
    Glad it worked for you -- really encourage checking out Outside In. They are set up to work w/students and HC professionals.
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Public health nursing in Oregon
    Two places that come to mind are Outside In, which provides services to homeless youth and has a huge volunteer program specifically for people w/a medical background,...
    Jul 23, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. How do you use the FAST Scale?
    So what, exactly do you think is meant by "CNS aging?" I would also refer back to the article I cited in my earlier post -- the reliability of the FAST has studied and validated with AD, but I'm...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Hospice question from a new-ish LTC nurse
    My thought is that someone needs to talk to you board of nursing about the behavior of the DON and NM. I would call them and ask about annonymous reporting, explaining, if necessary your concerns...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Questions and a Request
    Bumping this up in hopes of a reply.
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. How Much Autonomy Do Hospice Nurses Have?
    I can't speak specifically for in-patient hospice, as you are still going to be w/i whatever is the culture of the institution -- after all, ICU RNs have a lot more autonomy, than the average...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Getting certified in Hospice, what is the benefit to you?
    Without getting into a "AD vs. BS" fight, I would argue that there ARE advantages, in terms of learning things at another level in getting a BS. In addition, even if base pay is the same,...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. scheduled meds and PRN dose orders in nursing home
    Abosolutely agree w/what everyone has said, and here's a few other things to think about: besides dose, what is the action (as in time to effect/half-life) of the med? For example, po tab morphine is...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Questions and a Request
    Hi all, I have an interview a week from Tuesday with Kaiser Hospice, and I have a few questions, and a request. First of all, as those of you who've hung around here know, I have a background...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Capella PhD in nursing education
    As others have noted, many, if not most universities that have PhD programs will have faculty pages that list current, or most salient publications/active funded research. Looking at this information...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  17. Does anyone know (re: MSN in nursing education)
    If you want to go for a PhD, another thing to look for are programs that have recieved GAANN funding, which is often specifically aimed at people who plan to teach. I don't know where you are...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  18. Any PhD's here?
    I guess I'd love to hear more specifics about what you are interested in...that is if you want any more feedback. From the the few hints you have offered, I will tell you this: 1) If you are...
    Jun 15, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  19. Any PhD's here?
    What I find most striking is that, as someone who is still in their basic RN education, you seem to have found fault with everything! The large universities, with a focus on research and...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  20. The Nurse's Role in Providing Spiritual Care - Is It OK to Pray?
    I thought of you, and this thread last night. I was watching (ok, until I fell asleep :D) a lecture from Loma Linda University's Center for Christian Bioethics a lecture presentation by an academic...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  21. PhD Students -- how did your year go?
    Glad you had a good first year -- hard to juggle that full-time work (esp teaching, with all the outside of class time work) and school. I do know others who have gone part time and progress does...
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  22. Any PhD's here?
    I just started a thread over in the graduate student forum for people to talk about how their year went -- please come share!
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. PhD Students -- how did your year go?
    Hi, I know there at least three of us, and maybe others who are lurking, or curious about the process. So, how was your year? What stood out for you? What are you looking forward to? This was a...
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  24. Any PhD's here?
    dianacs, hi! I'm sorry I had forgotten about you -- how is it going?
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. Any PhD's here?
    Joe, you talk about salaries, and it's true that (depending on where you are) starting academic salaries can be less than you get bedside but: It can range fairly far, and if one moves up into...
    Jun 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty


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