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  1. April 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    What wonderful veins you have!
    6:51 am
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. Patients who want to be admitted for minor things
    I guess my psych nurse is coming out but I have to think about his place in erikson with the two failed marriages etc. so I guess I have to agree with llg in that this guy probably needs some help...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. FPMHNP Preceptor SW MO
    Springfield supposedly has some good preceptors and also in Rogers/Fayetteville are of nw arkansas.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. PMHNP- advice needed!
    I started right away too. ASN 2009 bachelors 2010 will have MSN 2014. I was that person the first day of nursing school who knew what they were going to do and got the snarky comments when I said I...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. What if the test answers are not right?
    The correct answer is a. I have had this question before.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    I have been diagnosed with fibro but later had the diagnosis changed to lupus. It took ten years from onset of symptoms and a second opinion to be correctly diagnosed. I personally feel like fibro is...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    Talk to management and if that doesn't work go to the EEOC. They cannot do that based on my experience as a EEOC paralegal that would be covered under discrimination as it is based on your "marital...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Extreme hardships...but still dreaming of becoming a nurse
    I went back to school in 2007 to become an RN. I graduated with an ASN in 2009 a BSN in 2010 and will fulfill my true dream to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner this May. If you have dreams you...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Psychiatric Nurse NP without R.N. experience
    I would keep looking but not stress. I had psych nursing experience going into school to be a PMHNP and it was useful in many ways for when I started clinicals because I didn't have to learn the...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. AR license and prescriptive authority
    I am in Arkansas and this is what my professor said was the longest part of the process. You have to apply for a NPI number (if you don't have one) then Medicare number then medicaid number. She said...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. AIDS during the 80s
    I was just a teen during the early days of the aids epidemic but I had a personal experience with it during that time. My cousin who passed away in 1989 died of aids and the horrible treatment he...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Doing a class on Autism What are your questions
    I think I would definitely talk about sensory and how bad sensory can make them aggressive. Discuss interventions for warning signs of overstimulation how to deescalate these kinds of situations....
    Mar 31
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Am I doing something wrong?
    I don't like giving invega in the arm always have complaints of pain. I always go for bigger muscle groups and rotate sites because of the sheer amount these patients usually get way too hard on...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Do you ever get sick?
    I had the nervous stomach everyday before clinicals. Didn't encounter any situations that made me sick until I watched them do a spinal block had to back to the wall and slide down with my head...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why did you become nurses?
    Probably going to get flamed but I became a nurse so I could become a NP. When my twins were babies their primary care person I chose was a nurse practitioner. She wasn't afraid to approach me about...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. CEU's While in BSN or MSN Program (California)
    In arkansas being in school is your CEUs.
    Mar 19
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Cannabis and Healthcare 2014
    That is psychological addiction. I think most people are referring to physical addiction. Most people can quit pot cold turkey without any physical effects. People can become psychologically addicted...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Overtime
    Used to have to work forced overtime often hated it. Felt like it was detrimental to my patients well being and think it is wrong. Other nurses I know love overtime. In mental health I do not...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Workplace bullying
    The only thing you can do is to calmly ask her to have the conversation elsewhere when she has something to correct you about. I had a bully that was on a totally different shift than me but when...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    Where I worked it was a rotation. But the nurses with the most seniority were usually cancelled because they wanted it and usually had the most pto time accrued.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Masters entry to NP
    At most places you will just enroll in a post masters certificate program in your desired specialty. Now before you get offended, I am a pretty quick RN- BSN-NP student (became an RN in 2009)....
    Mar 13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  22. RN with a misdemeanor
    Be prepared to answer lots of questions from your school and the board. I have a 25 year old dwi and a misdemeanor hot check charge that is that old also and I have had to answer for at all 3 schools...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  23. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    I am from the south and to me "hon" is a southern put down. It is almost like saying "well bless her heart" when you start a sentence in which you are going to gossip. I find myself using darlin...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    Having worked in retail management and then as a paralegal and now as a nurse soon to be a nurse practitioner, I have to say I love nursing. I wish I had done it my first time around in college like...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Who looks out for them?!
    I think the OP was meaning more along the lines of unlicensed than "unskilled" some CNAs are far more skilled than I can even begin to thank them for! I agree it's sad they don't make more but...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion