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  1. A Call to Action from the Nationís Nurses in the Wake of Newtown
    TBQH the only reason this event blew up and got big press because a lot of kids died. Thousands of kids die every day in ways more violent and prolonged. The only reason the populace cares is because...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    I work 3 nights a week (granted 50% of the time I dread working) and pull 50k+ a year. Not too bad for being able to get in with only a two year degree, feeding patients meds, buttwiping, charting,...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Going for a MD program from FNP
    As far as schools are concerned look for a DO school or MD school in the US. Residency spots are tight right now, and with many more FMG (foreign medical grads) who generally have a better education...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. NP vs MD and other discussions...
    I'm kind of in the same spot you are. Been working the floor for a couple seasons now, and it's not enjoyable at all and I never feel at ease or comfortable. I mean I could do nursing in my sleep,...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Student Nurse = Medical Assistant??
    I think MA's have a certifying or diploma to recognize competency. While many of the skills overlap, MA's have been bred to meet specific criteria for doctor's offices. They do some skills that...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. A question for NP's - What if our school preceptorship isn't so great?
    Can't you moonlight somewhere as a shadow or in a non-program affiliated fashion. At least you would get the experienc and exposure, and I'd wager that would count for so much more. I'd be time...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Value of the DNP: Worth it or not?
    Hey Cauliflower, I've only an RN now but have been considering advanced practice in the future. Realize that at this point the DNP merely a suggestion by the AACN and is not the requirement for...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  8. Online BSN - Is it taken seriously?
    In my observations, state schools and reknown nursing schools that offer online RN-BSN curriculum are seen by my coworkers and the general hospital environment as equivalent in status as the same...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Military Nursing Schools
    Bump. Yeah, both certs I'm definitely going to be pursing in the near future (or at least when I aggregate enough experience).
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. Military Nursing Schools
    Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster on this board. Apologize in advance for redundant questions. A little hx about myself: 23y/o M with ASN, working on my BSN with 1.5 semesters...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. Intramuscular injection technique tips
    I just got my HepB updated an Tdap in my R and L arms and the lady who did mine was awesome. I made sure my muscles were relaxed, and she darted me and injected the vaccine. Could hardly feel it....
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Nursing positions deeply embedded in science
    Just my opinion, OP, as I feel that I was once in that same boat. Have you considered PA school? It quite more scientifically oriented compared to nursing and is a masters level preparation....
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. RT vs RN schooling
    Just something to consider, it's getting as hard if not harder to get respiratory therapist jobs than it is a nursing job. Especially that hospitals hire so few in comparison to nurses.
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What a coincidence. . .every single student nurse who shadows me. . .
    Very true! When I was in school and the post-grad reps came in EVERYONE raised their hand that they wanted to do ARNP. It didn't help that faculty told every student to go get MSN/DNP prepared (even...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is It Just Me?
    A lot of instructors are egging grads and current nursing students to pursue their masters and doctorates probably to rack up $$$ for the nursing college while suggesting things nursing leadership...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is it me? What happened to nursing?
    Here's a couple of things that someone posted a long time ago that hit home on why a lot of places are so messed up, and I'd have to agree with them: Hospitals with hunger for money over patient...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Priceless FNP clinical resources
    ^^^ Those are good, especially tarascon and the sanford guide is practically the bible for abx as far as i know. Here are some others: Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook, Third Edition ...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Is a nurse in the ER joking to a patient like this appropriate?!?
    No, nurses must be strait-faced robots and not attempt to build any rapport or do anything that may suggest normal human interaction. Oh, and IVs will only produce maybe 1 or 2 gtts of blood for...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Surprise!?!?!!
    Shampoo bottle in rectum that they "fell on" in the shower. Seriously, if I had a dollar for every FO that pt's "accidentally" fell on I'd be rich.
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Is becoming a Nurse hard?
    Just my 2c, but you can't think of nursing school, even the two year degree's, as a get rich quick scheme or even for job security. It's a commonly perpetuate myth that nurses are somehow always...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The Midwife As A Status Symbol
    Thanks
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. The Midwife As A Status Symbol
    Are these "nurse midwives" or "midwives" like a lay midwife?
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nurse Practitioner Autonomy
    It varies state to state, but from what I gathered midlevels in general function as a kind of "permanent resident" as far as those not in independent practice are concerned.
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. What are helpful hesi exit materials?
    Saunders is pretty much the gold standard. When I took it (scored in the 99th precentile with JUST using Saunders) I felt - and a lot of my peers agreed with me - that it was a mixture of very brain...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  25. Any male school RNs?
    Just curious and if so how is the patient/family response. Do they feel comfortable with a male RN seeing their children (just cause of stigma, ect...) I'm interested in possibly picking up a couple...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: School Nurses


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