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  1. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    My guess is that they are worried about people using an out-dated NeoFax since neonatal medicine is always changing. Plus it's cheaper and makes more money to use an app that you have to subscribe to.
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    The difference is that your health care plan that was a lot cheaper was allowable because of so many Americans that did not have health insurance that now do. I pay more for my health care plan than...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    I'm not sure Wal-Mart carries $9 scalpels to cut out breast tissue (along with a microscope to diagnose yourself) or teeth extractors though.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    I never said anything about the mother in question. The mother does not equal "people" as I said in my post. The poster to whom I was referring said that every person who chooses to do IVF should...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. 65 year old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    Saying that people should "just adopt" does not take into consideration the sheer amount of cost and time it takes to adopt. And it feels like you're implying that children of IVF don't make a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Planning to move, where to take NP boards?
    Nope it doesn't matter unless PMHNP is completely different. I worked full-time as a RN in the east coast, went to school in another state, took my boards on the west coast while applying for my...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. High school student needing help
    That might be true in your area, but it's not true everywhere. My own facility (a large regional referral facility) preferentially hired new grads over RNs with experience in other nursing areas. We...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Career Path Questions
    I am a NNP and yes, we do have hands on care with the babies. My caseload is 7-9 patients and I do physical exams on all the children in the morning (and as needed throughout the day if the RN has...
    Apr 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Chronic babies
    More often than not we have OT and PT come by and PM&R.
    Mar 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. When should I start a family?
    I won't answer about the taking a year off because that's another can of worms, but like you, I was 28, nearly 29 when I finished grad school for my NP degree. And also worried about having kids. ...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Fired for following orders
    Aren't Guam and the US Virgin Islands territories? There are only 50 US states.
    Mar 12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  12. NNP Board Certification
    Do a search on google for "pediatrix neonatal nurse practitioner questions" and then you create an account. It's a bit wonky, doesn't play well with a couple of browsers (like Safari). I felt like...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. FNP - How to make enough $$$ to pay the bills?
    Somehow I doubt that across all specialties...I moved from an extremely high cost of living area on the east coast to a much lower cost of living area in the southwest and make $30k more as a new...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. NICU nurse to PNP
    Well, I would venture to say that most NNPs do not work 24s, but they are out there for those that want them. If you want to do PNP, definitely go for it!
    Mar 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. MSN vs DNP
    I got my MSN because my school that I wanted to go to did not offer a DNP. But it turned out to be a good choice for me. I'm working as a new NP now and because my employer will give me a couple of...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. American student studying in the UK
    I would really consider not doing nursing school in the UK because it is far easier to get a UK license from the US versus a US license from the UK. Do you realize that the very long internationally...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  17. NICU nurse to PNP
    It's actually a common occurrence for NICU nurses to become PNPs, for a variety of reasons including that they want to do clinic work and have a M-F 8-5 schedule instead of 12s/16s/or 24s plus...
    Mar 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. NNP Outlook
    I think that in order to further your education to become a NNP, you go to NNP school ;) . You can start school as well as soon as you graduate from nursing school, but I'd recommend taking at least...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Single Patient Rooms
    You can do a search on this topic- it's been discussed before. I moved from a pod-like set up you described over to private room as a RN and our staff loved it. It took some getting used to, but...
    Mar 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. NNP Outlook
    It varies from 8s to 12s to 16s to 24s, but I would say the majority are 12s (3 times a week) followed by 24s (7-8 times a month) from what I've been able to read about. I think this question...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Which NP specialties make the most money?
    In-patient usually makes more on average from what I've read, although out-patients with productivity bonuses can make a ton of money too. My specialty (neonatology) actually has one of the higher...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. New RN (almost), 401k, and Retirement
    Chris Hogan's website has a great calculator that tells you what you should be aiming to invest in each month, based on inflation, rate of return, rate you take out, and what you want your standard...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. NNP Outlook
    kalycat, I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest and unfortunately there are not nearly as many NICUs there as compared to the southwest, east coast, and places like California. I actually moved...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. NNP Outlook
    Good to see you again, Steve! I remember reading your helpful posts about NNP school a long time ago :) And thank you for your perspective- you obviously have great experience to share and it's great...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. New NICU Positioners You Should Know About!
    What is your motivation for telling us about these positioners? You say that your unit has had amazing outcomes. Would you please discuss this in further detail? or... Pro tip: Don't use words...
    Feb 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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