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  1. New Grad Job Offers Advice
    I agree with the above poster. I think the cardiology job would best utilize your skills and give you a more broad based experience. Pain management can suck the life out of you if a clinic is not...
    2:41 pm
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Inhalers?
    It is very frustrating when the parents aren't on board with their child's asthma action plan. As an asthma and allergy NP, I get a lot of frustrated calls from school nurses (and you are saints!)...
    2:30 pm
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Just one (life ending) mistake
    My heart goes out to this poor family for their loss. I can't imagine how devastated they must be. However, I don't think they should be suing the restaurant. The family was negligent in letting...
    9:17 am
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. If you wear Danskos....
    I've been wearing Danskos for years-even before I was a nurse. Mine usually last about 4-5 years. I now own Dansko boots, too. My only complaint about the clogs is that it's easy to roll an ankle. ...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. So...what do you do after burnout ?
    Trauma-you bring up a good point. A specialty practice can be "boring" if you prefer a large amount of variety. There are days that I think I'll scream if I talk to one more patient with chronic...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. So...what do you do after burnout ?
    I'm in a private specialty practice (owned by 1 MD, and not a corporation), and I love it. I have a 4 day work schedule (2 8 hour days and 2 10 hour days) and rarely stay late. No weekends, no...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. PMHNP or FNP ?
    I work 2 8 hour days and 2 10 hour days. My base pay is in the low 6 figures, plus a few thousand more with my bonus. I also moonlight 1-2 shifts a month at an Urgent Care center. It's a nice...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Support Kaci Hickox
    I'm going tonight after work. I hope the fruit bats are on sale so I can stock up....
    Mar 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. FNP - PMHNP required vaccinations
    Every place I have ever worked has required proof of immunizations. Everyone at my place of employment gets their flu shots, with the exception of one staff member with a severe egg allergy. I...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. PMHNP or FNP ?
    PMHNP or FNP? FNP Why?-I don't like psych very much and would not want to do it exclusively. I wanted to be a PCP, and that did include doing some psych. I did a few years of primary care and...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Is employer-provided malpractice enough coverage?
    ^^^^^ What they said.....
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Feeling very disheartened...please help!
    I can understand why you're so frustrated. I agree with Trauma...take a locums job and get some useful experience until you move. Can you increase your hours at Walgreen, or maybe find something at...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Question for those of you who precept NP students
    I've precepted FNP students for a few years. It seems to me that their ability to succeed is independent of their nursing background. I've had really sharp students with no nursing experience, and...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Pharmaceutical reps in the clinic
    I've had a different experience with drug reps. I work in a private specialty practice, and there aren't many generics available for the conditions we treat. I've found the vast majority of our...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. new grad job decision
    My thoughts-i also graduated as a FNP with no hospital experience. I would not have considered an inpatient hospitalist position, let alone an intensivist position. My training did not encompass...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    I never met a carb I didn't like-both sweet and savory. I'm also on the bacon bandwagon. I feel really sorry for vegetarians.
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Non-FIT Nurses and FIT Nurses
    Oh. Dear. Lord.
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Does the prestige of your BSN/MSN school matter?
    I really don't think it matters. As others have stated, stay away from the for-profit schools. Also, I would find a school that will set up your clinical sites for you. It can be very challenging...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  19. Asthma treatment
    Completely agree. I'm an Asthma and Allergy NP, and we frequently run into issues with kids who are not on controller meds for various reasons (not prescribed by PCP, parents feel kid is doing well...
    Mar 5
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Frustrated
    Agreed. You need to set limits as to how many patients can be booked. My office staff know never to double book me without asking me first. More often than not I'll say yes, but sometimes I can't. ...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    There have been a lot of nasty comments on the internet about Nina Pham and her decision to sue. Some saying she's a gold digger and others saying that every nurse knows and accepts the risks when...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  22. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Unvaccinated child dies from measles. This is a tragedy that did not have to happen. Toddler Dies of Measles in Berlin, First Death in Outbreak - ABC News
    Mar 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  23. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Walking to school ALONE in elementary school-cause it was safe; watching the first man walk on the moon during my 9th birthday party;buying my mom cigarettes at the corner store with no note; lining...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    As others have said, I think it's important to differentiate PAS from euthanasia. I have absolutely no issue with PAS. I feel that a patient should have the autonomy to decide if, when, and how to...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How old is too old to pursue an MSN?
    I got my NP in my late 40s. I'm in my 50s now, and occasionally toy with the idea of going back for my DNP. If you can afford it, then go for it. You will bring a wealth of experience and...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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