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  1. The Five Patients You Meet In Heaven
    A very heartfelt "thank you" to you
    May 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Calling all gerontological Nurse Practitioners....
    Actually, I don't work for the physicians nor the facility. I work for the parent organization of the facility which places NPs in the nursing homes.... makes life easier..the physicians do their...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Calling all gerontological Nurse Practitioners....
    I am an adult NP working at a subacute rehab nursing facility with mostly geriatric patients. Always was interested in Geriatrics but the GNP would have allowed me to see only 55 and up. As an...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. What will you do after floor nursing?
    Not sure if I count. I did floor nursing after getting a BSN then due to the stress, etc. went back to school part time to an adult nurse practitioner program where the first two or three classes...
    Nov 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Most common disorders seen in practice
    Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia.....definitely.
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Am I too old?
    Back to college at age 42 with a non nursing degree that was 20 years old. Started nursing school at age 43. Earned my BSN by age 45, worked a year as an RN in a hospital, returned to school and...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. How many years have you been a nurse?
    Around 5 and 1/2: graduated in 2004 at the age of 45, then 3 and 1/2 years as a bedside nurse, almost 2 years as an NP. (acute rehab for most of the time.) Now community health and primary care NP
    Mar 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Washington Hospital Center fires 16 for snowstorm absences
    I live in the DC area, there were 3 blizzards dumping about 60 inches of snow in a very short period of time....folks could not get off the streets they lived on and snow plows could not figure out...
    Feb 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. I LOVE Community Health
    wow.. I just left hospital nursing after about 6 years. (3.5 as a staff RN working at the bedside and a year and a half as an Adult NP. I left my NP job after tiring of workin 10+ hours a day at a...
    Jan 23, '10
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  10. Homeless-- where do they go after discharge?
    Sometimes they are discharged to places like this one in DC http://www.christhouse.org/ other times they end up back on the street....or back in a shelter or group home.
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 46 too old to start nusring school?
    Had a previous degree in another field which I never worked in. Decided at age 42 to go back to school, even though I was married and a housewife with a house full of kids. I took the prerequisites I...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. CABG... highest number of grafts you've seen?
    I work inpatient cardiac rehab. CABG x 7 is the most I've seen.
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. day in the life of a PEDS rehab nurse?
    Not a pediatric rehab nurse (I work with adults) maybe this will help. :) http://www.rehabnurse.org/pubs/role/pediatric.html
    Oct 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    Wow - this thread is still going strong.. I posted a little over a year ago when I was in school to be an NP and have now been an NP for over a year. I worked as an RN one year before heading part...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Becoming an NP with little to no nursing experience??
    Wow - this thread is still going strong.. I posted a little over a year ago when I was in school to be an NP and have now been an NP for over a year. I worked as an RN one year before heading part...
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Am I Crazy?  38, never thought I'd considering nursing but now I am
    Nope you are not crazy. I started nursing school at age 43, graduated with the BSN at age 45 and actually discovered that I'd passed the boards to be a Registered Nurse exactly 5 years ago today...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing Nightmare - Whats's the most number of patients you cared for by yourself?
    nine, as a bedside nurse in acute rehab....and I was the charge nurse for the evening...one was a readmission who showed up somewhere in the midst of the shift... I also had at least one nursing...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Take A Breather - A Fun Video for Students
    One school's musical take on how it feels to survive a semester in nursing school. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0f5bgbj0s
    Mar 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Nursing School vs. Reality
    No comparison really. In nursing school, the patients are folks in need and you are the wonderful nurse coming to aid them. In real life the patients are folks in need who -realize they are in...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How repetitive is your job?
    As an inpatient NP working with a mostly elderly population in a hospital, ... never a dull moment... :)
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Six months until NP school begins -- What to do until then?
    I'd find a job working around CNAs, RNs, etc. Before I started NP school I had worked a year as an RN and continued to work while in school for the next almost 3 years. So by the time I graduated ...
    Mar 7, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. does anyone know what 7 variables of a symptom are?
    or another may be: Onset, Location, Duration, characteristics, aggravating factors, relieving factors, timing, (OLD CART) And then there is Severity... but that would make it OLD CARTS and too...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. does anyone know what 7 variables of a symptom are?
    I may be wrong..but I always thought there were only six variables of a symptom as designated by the letters P Q R S T U Palliative/Provoke - what makes it better (and what makes it worse) ...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What is the highest BP reading you've ever recorded in a patient?
    252/159 BP as recorded by ER nurse for patient who had a stroke and lived.... (with serious cognitive deficits....)
    Dec 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I passed boards today!!!!!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:clpty:
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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