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  1. Warning - excelsior students
    I don't know that anyone ever failed for not washing hands (I didn't see it) but there is a very specific way to do each and every task assigned in the module. I remember the stress was palpable...
    May 31, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  2. Warning - excelsior students
    I graduated from EC in 2002 and can assure you it is not the easy way out. The tests were not easy and the CPNE was brutal. However, it is a great alternative especially if you work full time and...
    May 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  3. Never would hire an LNCC
    I have training/certification in case management and life care planning. We do a ton of litigation consulting and have never considered getting certified as legal nurse consultants. I don't know...
    May 27, '09
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  4. What inspired your choice of specialty?
    I was always better at the theory than the practice (A's on the classroom stuff B-C on the clinicals). I did work in the hospital for a while but serendipitously got hired in a case management/risk...
    May 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. DM to CM
    I have done the reverse, gone from case management to disease management. In the acute care setting, I would think they would be quite similar as you are managing compliance,treatment, discharge...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Questions about exam
    I remember it was about eight weeks to get my results which seemed like the longest eight weeks in the world. If you pass, they send you a priority mail letter with your score, certificate, and a...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. Nursing Malpractice Insurance
    I carry it as I am self-employed but I also carried it when I worked for an employer. Agree with the above poster that you should always carry your own policy. It is relatively inexpensive and you...
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  8. CPUR or CPUM
    I'm a CCM and CPUR as well. Both are extremely helpful. CPUR seems to be more insurance based (working in insurance, that's a good thing) while the CCM was more practice based. If you are working...
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  9. Male nurses who cook
    That looks awesome. Mix with a nice Chardonnay and I think the evening may be well in hand. Thanks.
    Mar 31, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Two newbie questions
    When I was in nursing school, we practiced vital signs and did IM, SQ, and IV starts on each other. The IM and SQ injections were done with sterile water and saline respectively. The IV start was...
    Mar 31, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Nurses who Hunt and Fish
    Saw multiple turkeys the other day strutting with their friends the deer. I explained to my wife why they traveled together and she didn't believe me. Yes dear, the turkeys really do eat the corn...
    Mar 31, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Male nurses who cook
    I'm a guy nurse (or a nurse who's a guy) and I love to cook. More main course kind of things as I'm not too hot with pastries or desserts. I work as a case manager and wind up talking about food...
    Mar 30, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Would you go for your PA?
    I'm a dude and have no desire to be a PA. I might consider going back and becoming an NP but don't feel the PA thing. The main reason is that I am a NURSE, not a doctor wannabe. Maybe we should...
    Mar 30, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Genex Services - does anyone work for them?
    I have a colleague at my current employer who used to work for Genex. Pay was pretty good. Reasonable case load. Here in Ohio, they only do self-insured worker (which is a major plus). As the...
    Mar 26, '05
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  15. How many of you are LPNs vs. RN/BSNs???
    RN- LPN for 14 years. Back in BSN program. Go the RN route. Much greater scope of practice.
    Mar 21, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. Roll Call
    Hi there- Another man-nurse in Ohio. RN, Case manager with background in ICU. My favorite question- How long have you been a male-nurse? Uh, since I got my license. Beautiful
    Mar 21, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  17. Certification(s) for UR Nurses??!!!
    I am an RN, CCM, CPUR. The CPUR test when I took it in 2000 was brutal. Tons of insurance info to know and a limted time (I think two hours for 100 questions). I thought it was harder than the CCM...
    Feb 5, '05
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. LPN Case Managers???????
    I worked as an LPN case manager for about eight years. I went back and got my RN and continue doing workers compensation case management. The biggest differences for me is I obtained my CCM as an...
    Nov 27, '04
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. Any opinions on United Health Group?
    A nurse I worked with was a CM with United Health Care here in Ohio. Had nothing but good to say about them. Apparently, they had an awesome benefit package. Hope this helps.
    Jul 31, '04
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  20. The Pope and The Rabbi
    That was beautiful!!! :)
    Jul 31, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Are my testicles black?
    :rotfl: Absolutely freakin' beautiful :rotfl:
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. RN or LPN???
    One other note- in Ohio, you have to be a graduate of an approved LPN school to take the LPN boards. No waiver for first year RN students.
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. RN or LPN???
    I was an LPN for 13 years prior to becoming an RN. Decide what your goals are. The roles are very different. An LPN is a trained bedside nurse and a very necessary part of the nursing team. If...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. RN insurances
    As a licensed professional, your employer could easily leave you to "twist in the wind" should an action be brought against you. It is not uncommon for plantiff's attorneys to name both the facility...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Watching a coworker fall in love with a psych pt
    In Ohio, this is bad, bad, bad. The nurse is to form a therapeutic relationship with the patient. Any physical or emotional involvement compromises this relationship and is a breach of professional...
    Jun 2, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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