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  1. Career (Prep) Advice
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    12:09 pm
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Career (Prep) Advice
    Anyone? Anything?
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Career (Prep) Advice
    I have been a RN for nearly eight years and I have varied experience, including orthopedics and urology, research, health insurance, and travel. I possess a BSN and MPH (infectious diseases and...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    Thanks!
    Aug 20
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  5. NP vs MPH vs NP/MPH
    I have been a RN for nearly 8 years. Because of my interest in public health, I earned the MPH (infectious diseases and micro). In the short-term, as a RN, it has been reasonably useless. Health...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being "impossible," I would give it either a 6 or 7. I studied for about six weeks and I used the NAON Orthopaedic Review Course and Orthopedics Made Ridiculously Simple....
    Aug 15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  7. I Passed Ortho Nurse Cert Exam!
    I passed the exam this morning. If you are considering it or currently preparing, I am happy to provide my advice/input.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  8. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    Yes, I have had a patient and/or a family member complain about me. I recognize that you or your loved one may not be at their best, BUT I am NOT your punching bag (certainly not for, say, $25 an...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. No more 12 hour shifts?
    My experience has been that older nurses tend to prefer 8-hour shifts and younger nurses prefer 12-hour shifts (for a myriad of reasons). I completed a 13-week travel contract where I worked both 7-3...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Grad - OK to start with PH with no clinical experience?
    I completed my graduate school - MPH - practicum as a public health nurse in a STI/HIV clinic and I am currently volunteering as a RN in a similar clinic. I have been a RN for nearly 8 years and I...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. Letter of Recommendation
    I have a graduate degree in public health, but I continue to work at the bedside. I am spending the summer volunteering (approximately 20 hours per week) as a RN in a STI/HIV clinic in order to...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    You are free to refuse a patient assignment, but the facility is free to fire you too.
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    Well said. It is akin to the anger people express when their friend or family member is sent to, say, Iraq. What did you think they were signing up for?
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    My takeaway from all of these posts...and I work in infectious diseases and possess a MPH...is how little we, including physicians, really know about the Ebola virus. THAT is the scariest part.
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
    Conservatism has its place. Xenophobia doesn't.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  16. Ortho Cert Question
    I'm preparing to take the exam by the end of Aug. Does anyone know how many questions re "Ortho in the OR" are on the exam? It's a section in my review course, but it isn't listed on the NAON test...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  17. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    I'd work OT on my home unit or at my home facility. The devil you know... Night OT can REALLY add up. My goal is to work smart...and less. I'd rather work more in a concentrated period and then be...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Marry well. I say that half-jokingly. It's refreshing to read a post about earning more money. As far as I'm concerned, there is NOTHING wrong with that. I spend 6-7 months a year working a seasonal...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Which NP program is best for me?
    Can an adult-gerontology primary care NP work in infectious diseases (particularly in a hospital) or is it best for me to pursue the acute care path? I REALLY don't want to work in the ER, ICU, etc....
    May 24
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Which NP program is best for me?
    Anyone?!
    May 23
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  21. Which NP program is best for me?
    I'm considering applying to a nurse practitioner program, but I need some guidance. I possess a BSN as well as a MPH. While the bulk of my bedside experience is in orthopedics, I don't think that I'd...
    May 22
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. NCH Seasonal Contract in Florida
    BTW, I advise you to secure a 2BR apartment and find another seasonal staff member to share it. Another great part about being down here is visiting the Caribbean or South America and/or taking...
    May 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. NCH Seasonal Contract in Florida
    Hi, jnh911! I am returning to NCH Downtown in October for my third season. I really like it there. If you take the flat rate [approximately $44.50 per hour plus differential ($2.60 from 3p-7p and $5...
    May 22
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. At a crossroads...
    Thanks, again, for your input! I'm STILL thinking about which path to take. I need a program that is within 90 minutes of my home and/or an online program. I really need some practical experience...
    May 21
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  25. At a crossroads...
    Thank you for sharing your background and perspective, DisneyRNMSN. I'm still torn. I REALLY would like to teach and the terminal degree is the PhD. So, that seems to make the most sense. However, I...
    May 17
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD


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