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  1. Otoscope/Opthalmoscope Required for NP program?
    Our program loaned them out, but I have my own: Welch Allyn Pocket set. The otoscope is great, and I didn't need much practice, but the opthalmoscope is HARD to use anyway, and a pint size one...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Anyone interested in moving to New Mexico?
    Dry, and hot the more south you go, but not as bad as Arizona. High 90's in summer, but yes, all 4 seasons, with snow. Autumn is beautiful in SF and Taos
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Rural Health Programs
    I grew up in NM. Important. pretty darn important, I might add. If you go, please also challenge the interpreter test, not so bad!
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Anyone interested in moving to New Mexico?
    @nursetim: Having grown up in NM and travelling around "third world" south america...WHAT the Heck are you talking about?! I love NM and fantasize about moving back often...I mean...er...it's awful,...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Designing an NP fellowship?
    Hi all, I'm graduating in the spring from an FNP program, and have a few strong job leads, in family medicine, rural health, and with an awesome Family Medicine HIV team. There is a local NP...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Young NP not getting any respect
    Agreed with OrangePink. I'm done with NP school this May, and I get Doogie-Howser jokes ALL THE TIME! I'm 28, and even have a thinning hair line, but I guess I look a little boyish. Anyway, I dress a...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Typhon logs for employment
    Yup, i got the job. And they were more trusting of my be willing to do procedures like caths because of it.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Typhon logs for employment
    As a RN, I provided my typhon logs to employers at interviews and they were impressed. I plan on offering it to my NP job apps, especially re: competencies for procedures, most common Dx, etc.
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Trigger point injections
    At least in primary care settings here in California, our NPs do them all the time. If done right, they're easy and our patients LOVE THEM!
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. California NP's
    California SB 491 has officially been voted out of legislation until at least next year, as of yesterday. Sigh.... :P
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Do you get paid for clinical hours??
    Whiel you may be reimbursed for your tuition, most schools (and I believe there are also state laws re: this) have a clause that makes it illegal to recieve compensation for educational clinicals. In...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. NP: Still a nurse?
    Interesting question! As a student nurse practitioner and cardiac nurse, I had a hard time striking a balance with the RN staff of the ED. It was really strange being a nurse and idetifying with...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. California NP's
    For anyone who is interested, there is a greaet interview with the head of FNP/PA program and Davis and Dr. Finney from CMA on KQES Live, "Forum"
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. California NP's
    @ Juan DLC: As always, thanks for your updated info and your insight. It's a disheartening speedbump, but let's hope those Dems decide to vote next time!
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. California NP's
    So very sad. I shall reserve my anger, spare allnurses.com another tirade against territorial physicians, hold my head high and keep moving forward with embodying professional and competent practice....
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Telephone Triage
    In most clinics, Telephone Triage Nurses use a manual or protocol to respond to common complaints. But REMEMBER: You are not diagnosing or treating anyone over the phone, you are assessing and...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  17. California NP's
    I agree...honestly, this isn't an awful situation, IF it doesn't change what is required for "Physician Supervision..." If they DID change those requirements after all of the physician opposition to...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. California NP's
    My thought is that it is the same level of "supervision" as exists now: contingent on standardized procedure documents... So would these be void after 2-3 years of experience?
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. California NP's
    UPDATE! The CANP has released this most recent updates to the amendments before this gets voted on in Assembly on Aug. 6th: Under the first pathway, NPs who are nationally certified and have at...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. NP licensure in multiple states?
    Hi All, I'm an FNP student considering moving to the Northeast, rural Mass/Vermont, and there may be multiple job opportunities across state lines. Given that Vermont and Massachusetts have slightly...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. telemetry vs med surge
    I work on a Cardiac Tele floor in California, and while it is technically also a Med Surg floor, we are a progressive-care/step-down floor for the ICU. Our patients are much more sick/unstable than...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. Good camp nurse nicknames?
    hehehe, I like "Uncle Faruncle..." ewww
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. DNP trouble in sight? FNP graduation Spring 2015...
    From what I understand, the CCNE is PROPOSING the DNP be the entry level degree by 2015, but there is yet to be any real threats of enforcement from state or licensing agencies. At this point, yes,...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  24. Sternal Precautions Help!
    I wish I had citations for ya...having worked in cardiothoracics and now cardiac telemetry, I have had some experience with sternal precautions. To start, think of the etio of pressure to the...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. GWU MSN/NP online: Has anyone done it? Enrolled?
    Above 3.5...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing


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