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  1. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    The other conditions/issues listed seem irrelevant to the vanc dose issue...obesity, multiple comorbidities, tons of meds, etc. They definitely seem like things that shouldn't affect the rate of vanc...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. full time np still wanting to do RN work?
    Enjoy your 8-9 hour days...I would not recommend trying to orient/work as an RN on the weekends. Yes, it is nice to have RN experience (I had a respectable amount before becoming an NP) but I would...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Some people are too smart for nursing
    Ehhh, do what YOU want and tune out the peanut gallery :) I can tell you that people will ALWAYS have comments (even about the stupidest things at the most ridiculous times!) and really, that it all...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Thanks Jules A. I'm a pretty intuitive person and I feel that you are probably right. Even though I'm kind of freaking out that I've basically uprooted my life only to realize that this position is...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Thanks all for the suggestions; I appreciate it. Thankfully the other midlevel is largely on the same page as me re: autonomy. I think the biggest thing that needs to be determined between her, me...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Re: seeing the MD, just tradition on their part and I think just them not embracing us as actual providers. I'm in a state with independent NP practice so it certainly isn't a legal requirement. ...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. First NP Job With Little Autonomy
    Sooo, I'm having a dilemma. I started my first NP job about a month ago and for multiple reasons it is just NOT turning out to be what I envisioned, both in a work-life balance and even more...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. How did the 12 hour shift begin?
    Um, I absolutely loved my 12 hour shifts. Now granted I'm single and had an easy commute, but I still often stayed late as a result of charge nurse duties. However, knowing that those glorious...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. is your job aging you?
    I actually loved 3 in a row (or 3 days a week) a lot and am really missing it as an NP! Crazily enough, it seems that I'm pretty much workig 11-12 hour days 4 days a week and often pushing 10-10.5 on...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Is Volunteering "Worth It"?
    To be honest I think it's kind of overkill. If we are talking about volunteering during nursing school, I think that is a recipe for burnout because there is already so much nursing going on in the...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Of all my "guilty pleasures," double stuff Oreos are at the top of this list. Oh my gosh...give me some trashy TV (sappy Hallmark movies) and a glass of milk and I can finish, well, a lot. I'm young...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Burnout vs. time for a new job
    I would definitely take some vacations. I've been guilty before of not taking much vacay for long periods of time, then realizing I'm a little extra frazzled, grouchy, impatient with patients, etc....
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Second job
    I did some temp/agency work-specifically signing up for really easy stuff (no inpatient). I ended up giving flu shots around the area where I lived for $30/hr. While there was sometimes some travel...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    I HATE it when I see "track" written for tract...i.e., "intestinal track." Sometimes this error is from a nurse or other healthcare professional and that just makes it weirder to me!!
    Feb 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A VERY frustrated nurse
    Wow, 7 patients is definitely a lot. (I had 5 on a specialty/med-surg-ish unit and that was quite enough. Anyways though, no matter what happens you have to get out earlier...NOT just for the...
    Feb 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. do you usually KNOW (sense), after an interview if you got the job?
    I think it can be hard to really gauge exactly what is going on. Looking back on my journey through interviewing for NP jobs I can see that especially in the moment it is often difficult to tell. I...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Nursing Pins
    I have a pin from my MSN and a pin from my BSN...I've always enjoyed wearing the BSN pin over my 4.5ish years as an RN...have worn MSN pin sometimes since I finished several months ago. I plan to...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to get in the zone?
    Try to plan something nice for after your shift. Nothing big-just something like your favorite TV show, a good book or some chocolate will be a nice thing to remind yourself of during a crazy shift.
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Blood, Guts & Bodily Fluids?
    I've always had a pretty strong stomach even before deciding to be a nurse. However, by now I've become immune to grossness to an almost obscene degree...lol. Blood, urine, a large majority of poop,...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New grad NP employment search
    I found a job about 6 months post graduation. I'm in an urban area in the south with many MSN programs in my particular city-the market was probably more saturated than I tought. It is worth...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Do you lie when they ask, "how long?"
    Even when I was really new I just said the actual length of time I'd been a nurse. In my experience if you just say it calmly and matter of factly there shouldn't be a problem...unless you seem very...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Charge nurse needing suggestions!
    Taking it from a different angle...would it help things to simply have a policy that you take admits based on who comes/is assigned to the rooms that they have? In our hospital and with our system...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I think especially as a new grad that it is very helpful to be open to a range of possibilities. That is NOT at all to say that you shouldn't have ideas about where your niche will be, but I feel...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The first year
    This is so, so cliche but first and foremost you have to remind yourself that you are only *one* person who cannot possibly control everything that happens over the course of the day, much less...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. charge nurse:  dealing with negativity
    I echo what Brownbrook said...although obviously you cannot be expected to help out if you have your own full assignment. Super glad that my own facility doesn't do that. If people seem overwhelmed...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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