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  1. CME for Acute Care NPs
    I am having trouble finding continuing education for Acute Care NPs. ANCC requires at least 51% of CME be directly related to your specialty. So many conferences are geared mainly toward primary...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. working contingent as an RN during time off as APN
    I'm likely to be offered my first NP position this week after 2 interviews. The schedule is a brutal: 7 days on, 7 days off 12 hour shifts with a hospitalist group. My question is does anyone pick up...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Anybody else in hiring limbo?
    I, too, am in Job limbo... thank goodness I still have my RN job! I finished classes late July, actual graduation date was August 27. Took boards on Oct 16 and my license came through in 8 days. ...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Emergency Department  23 hr Observation Patients
    We are also critical access, with a moderate ED patient volume... big fluxes some days pretty slow, others crazy. My opinion is that it is unrealistic for us to care for OBS patients adequately. ...
    Jan 1, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Fall 2009 Graduate school roll call!!!
    Hi all 1. Wayne State University 2. Acute and Critical care nurse practitioner 3. working full time 4. school part time 5. need to talk to the mental health nurse practitioner student, cuz i...
    Aug 29, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  6. Bathroom Inservicing
    So.. I personally think it is tacky. Tacky Tacky Tacky. If we went to the bathroom of a Forbes 500 company would they have ANYTHING taped to the door of a bathroom stall? If I went to IBM...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. juggling motherhood and nursing
    I started nursing school when my children were 3 and 7. It wasn't easy. I did have a husband at that time and for a couple years while I worked, but always had to work full time. The key to...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Am I to old?
    I agree with everyone else.. you are not too old. As for your nursing education, I would recommend getting your RN degree. Nursing infomatics is complex and would require the more specialized...
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. what is the....
    Boredom to the Nth degree...lol This information should be in your reference books. I assume you are a student. By the way, there are many nursing theories, not just one. Happy researching.
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. learn to say it correctly!!
    OH yes I did... just wanted to see how long before anyone noticed....lol :chuckle Ok, I'll rephrase. GRAMMAR POLICE UNITE!
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. learn to say it correctly!!
    Acid relex instead of acid reflux gets me everytime. I, too, cannot stand when people use to/too/two incorrectly. PheneGRAN puts me over the edge. Pacific for specific, as one poster...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Have you reported each needlestick injury?
    I have reported my dirty needle stick, but not the couple of sterile ones. Those darn insulin needles we had for some reason would go right through the cap (before we got the ones with the sleeve)...
    Apr 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can ppl read their own PPD?
    No lay person should read their own TB skin test. They don't have the knowledge or the background to know what is normal and what is not. I read my own TB skin test at home over the weekend when I...
    Mar 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Suturing - Do you do it?
    I don't do it in the ER where I work (small rural), but would love to. I believe I have heard of training courses within a hospital where they deem you capable of simple sutures, but it's a hospital...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Which had you rather do?
    The decision is yours alone. And it can't just be about money. If you think about it, your increase is only $40/week if you work 5 days a week. Yes, that's $2000 a year. But where is your best...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Recycling pharmaceuticals - an environmental and humanitarian issue?
    I think you need to be more specific. What unused meds are you referring to? Do you mean outdated meds? If so, there are safety and efficacy issues with that one. Are you talking about...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Do Nurses STILL want to marry Doctors?
    nuh uh.. heck no... no way.. not in this lifetime, never ever, not if doctors were the only bachelors left on the planet. Did I say no?
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    OHmygosh... got a mental picture of this. Too funny... feathers everywhere.. wounds, everyone's hair... equipment.... LOL
    Jan 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Book Recommendation for old ER nurse needing refresher
    I am looking for a book that will help me refresh my memory. I am an ER nurse working in a rural setting. It seems as if lately I am stagnant because much of what we see is the same over and over...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse
    Not sure I'll get this in exact order.. but here goes Ice cream jockey bookstore clerk gas station cashier worker in a direct mail distributer worked for Uhaul cleaning motor homes they used...
    Nov 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Out of the mouthes of "babes"
    Ok, so I was taking care of a 95 yr old lady with general complaints and we needed a urine. I decided that the best bet was to do a quick cath. I tell her what I'm going to do, and I'm down there...
    Nov 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Calling out Sick on a Holiday
    Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that we CARE for sick and injured people, and yet, we are not ourselves expected to get sick or injured??? Off topic, but same goes for health care.. some...
    Nov 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Happy Emergency Nurses Day
    We got pizza earlier in the week. Our ADON made us a yummy banana dessert. We were given Emergency nurses week folder/organizer thingy. It has a notepad and slots to file things like your incident...
    Oct 12, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What you wish they knew....
    Boy, if that's not the truth!!!
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What you wish they knew....
    oh my.. where to start I wish they knew... That they are not the only patient I have at the moment and more than likely, they are not the most critical. That I am doing the best I can within...
    Sep 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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