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  1. Signs of the times: largest St Louis Hospital System laying off RNs
    I think a few of the comments are very right. Tech schools are advertising in newspapers, and newspapers continue to write about a "nursing shortage" to help them out. Tech schools and community...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    In Tampa, USF dropped the ACNP education track, and University of Cincinnati did as well. These are each programs I am familiar with. To some degree, it is geographically dependent. The education was...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    @FUTUREPSYCHNP: No, it is that I used the example of physician training as a model for an abbreviated version for NP's. The regulating bodies of our profession have created a huge controversy that...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    A professional should always be aware that self-assessment of skills is an important trait. Do I feel that my online degree, 2 years of clinicals, and 25 years as an ICU, critical care, and...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    It is too cumbersome to read the state regulations and compare them to actual practice. Does anyone from Texas, Maryland or Pennsylvania have any real-world info about this?
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    @ core0 : I appreciate the information on physician residency and whatnot. That was very informative. What states restrict inpatient care based on acute care certification? Are you a PA?
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    And this brings up the OP's original complaint. The AANP is trying to move in and, I think, clean up the process a little bit with more common sense. The ANA/AACN on the other hand, continues to make...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    I've never actually seen this issue. In everyday practice, FNP, ANP, and ACNP can all have privileges within the hospitals, guided by the scope of their physician group. It is common practice in most...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    FUTUREPSYCHNP. I am not going to cut and paste your comments, but you are not correct on a few things. 1) ALL physicians start out as "generalists" after their first year of residency. Once they...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    Actually, in Florida, you only have to be certified to receive license to practice. If you let your certification lapse after you are licensed, and remain active in Florida, you will remain licensed....
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    To address some of the misunderstanding in this discussion, I want to start with physicians. 1) physicians are not able to practice wherever and however. Most physicians, even specialists, are...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. AANP exam from AANP website-similar to actual exam?
    Just passed today. I actually scored 76% on the practice exam on the AANP website. See my post above for a summary. Good luck.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Passed Adult AANP Certification Exam
    Yeah. Pretty random. The problem with these boards is that they focus on stuff you just don't ever see in actual practice. "Just learn it once and move on." That's my policy. I didn't use to...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Passed Adult AANP Certification Exam
    I am not sure how many people are taking AANP compared to ANCC. I passed it, and thought I would take a few minutes to share some thoughts. 1) The exam was much better than the books. I used...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. Sick of the Certs!!!!!  Just let 'em be an NP!
    I would agree that the profession of nurse practitioner is mired in certification disagreement. Much of this is as a result of the ANA and their subsidiary, that ANCC. Education and certification...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Are online ANP degrees destroying our credibility?
    The answer is money. I am opposite of most in that I just finished an online degree with a well-respected university, and felt like the "quality" was terrible. Adjunct instructors for some of the...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  17. What online NP program did you attend/recommend?
    I just finished University of Cincinnati. The Pro's and Con's are as follows, in my opinion. Online degree pro's (in general). 1) Online is very good for DIY learners. 2) More than enough...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Sodium bicarbonate
    Injectable Sodium bicarbonate use has been a controversy for as long as I have been in nursing. Primarily you give bicarb when acidosis is persistent and difficult to quickly correct by any other...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Advice! Online university of cincinnati!
    Picking a program at this level is a little different than Undergraduate work. It is assumed, and expected, that you have developed relationships within the field to help you further your profession....
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. New grad RN on floor, night shift, am I depressed or am I normal...
    Sorry, I guess I just don't know where to begin with your comments. You have been a nurse for many years but don't work as one. You felt if you left your family member, they would die before the...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New grad RN on floor, night shift, am I depressed or am I normal...
    What you are feeling is very normal. It is good to come to a site like this and share that. After 25 years in healthcare (18 as a RN), I can tell you that a lot has changed in the profession. ...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. University of Cincinnati Online FNP Fall '12
    I am in adult. As it turns out, the criteria is pretty loose, at least in my specialty (although I believe a large portion of my cohort are FNP). It can be any NP, MD, or DO. They don't seem to...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  23. New Grad RN - ICU
    Teaching hospitals are great. There are so many opportunities, and so many levels of practitioners. It also seems that you have a little more autonomy as you develop within a teaching facility. ...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. University of Cincinnati Online FNP Fall '12
    I have a great time at clinicals. I worked hard for many years to build a reputation with physicians, and working in the cath lab and ICU for many years allowed me quite a bit of autonomy. I do...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  25. New Grad RN - ICU
    Good information. I second the need for a thick skin. After almost 20 years in ICU, I can say that new nurses coming in are more prone to decry aggressive behavior as a punishment. As corporations...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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