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  1. The Humorous Nurse Speaks
    A woman came to me to learn how to stop her continued breast milk production, 6 months after she stopped nursing her baby. I asked if she ever thought of just giving the milk to her son, since she...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Herbs and Breastfeeding- any books out there?
    Yes, I imagine Dr. Hale would have some information on the subject. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto also might have some good resources. I find most of the mainstream drug guides to be...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  3. Can we speak frankly about salary? - Switch to CNM program
    Thanks!
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  4. Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work
    I know 2 managers who had to have the 'body odor talk' with an employee. They both felt terrible about it, but their coworkers were extremely grateful!
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can we speak frankly about salary? - Switch to CNM program
    Hello All, I am halfway through a PNP program and am increasingly finding that my heart is just not 'in it.' For the past 2 years I have dreamed of becoming a CNM, but I also felt that I had...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  6. Can a PNP work in a hospital setting?
    It may also depend on your state. Here in Texas, NPs are required to have acute care certification to work in hospitals. All of the PNPs I work with (in a pedi hospital) had to get a post-master's...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Writing Sample?!?!
    Hey Guys, Thanks for the great advice! I worked all weekend on a paper that I think turned out alright. The interview went well and I found out I was accepted into the program before even...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Writing Sample?!?!
    I'll have to see what I can dig up, but I don't remember any incredibly well written papers from nursing school. That didn't seem to be a big priority. Thanks for the advice so far! :redpinkhe
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Writing Sample?!?!
    I have an interview for a PNP program coming up and they've requested that I bring along a writing sample. Does anyone have any advice as to what they're looking for? I figure they want some sort...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. New Nurse Completely Surprised!!!
    Dear Annacnatorn, While you were correct in advising your colleague to check a patient's hx more carefully before deciding not to wear gloves, I hope you also told her that AIDS cannot be...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Where do people like me work?
    Pediatric ICU is a great choice too! We are definitely Type A, overly cautious, follow-every-rule people, and people that aren't that way make us crazy! =)
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Summer externship in PICU - any advice?
    All great advice! During my ICU externship I always worked under an RN. I could give some medications, chart, work on my assessment skills, learn more about interacting with the health care team,...
    Apr 15, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Methodist Hospital
    I don't work at Methodist but I can answer some of your questions. Methodist is in the Texas Medical Center, inside the 610 loop, on the South side. Other hospitals in the TMC are St. Luke's, MD...
    Apr 15, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Intimidating?  ME?
    I agree, it's time to lay everything out on the table. I bet if you broach the subject directly, in your typically nice manner, it might help. Good luck! What a rotten situation though! Ugh! ...
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. pediatric APN in TX
    Hey srleslie. Did you ever get your questions answered? I want to know about APNs finding PICU positions as well! It seems like there aren't that many positions available since there are so few...
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Pre-Nursing Student (TX) needs advice on what track to pursue :)
    Hi JT, Well, there are benefits to each different degree. If you get and ADN you are done with school and working that much faster. I have a BSN but work alongside ADNs in an ICU and they know...
    Feb 24, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. what is the worst part of the job?
    Nursing certainly has a lot of negatives, but overall, for me anyways, it's a great field where you can really make a difference. It's true that you really have to be dedicated, that you see lots of...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. will I be sued?
    Okay, no need to panic. Yes, you definitely should have told the oncoming RN as well as a physician and charted what you found and what you did about it. Were any labs ordered? Was the Foley left...
    Feb 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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