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  1. Passed AANP FNP today.  Useful Tips.
    Also for quick review for clinicals (not so much for patho or pharm) I have been listening to a podcast called Physician Assistant Exam Review. Guy is to the point on topics (signs and symptoms,...
    Dec 20
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Educating patients on ER use
    I'm enjoying the insight here. I've never worked ER but have read some stories and patient complaints on here and can't help but think if common sense has gone out the window for some people. ...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Patient Education
  3. Justify this nursing diagnosis
    I'm sure my alternative therapies professor could defend it. There are some patients it will pertain to depending on their belief system I think. I'm not saying I could come up with the evidence...
    Dec 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Educating patients on ER use
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152918867081323&id=29348676322 A hospital in my state is the topic of this article about using the ER and when it might not be the best option. There...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Patient Education
  5. Passed AANP FNP today.  Useful Tips.
    Congrats!! I just scheduled my AANP exam for December 30 (first date available...I was hoping to be done by the holidays (ugh!)). I love reading the tips and stories here also and knowing my scores...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Long Acting Insulins
    I think giving it with a snack would have been safest. If you were worried you could have checked their blood sugar 2-3 am to make sure it was ok. Holding a long acting insulin affects their...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. How do I explain to my snobby family why nurses are important and worthy of respect?
    They possibly get their view from TV shows, movies, and limited experience dealing with nurses (it's possible they've only dealt with nurses in a doctors office where he nurse just weighs them, takes...
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. starting NP school
    I have enjoyed a review guide called Pharmacology Recall. It's pretty to the point and gives you the highlights about meds. Doesn't go into details but if you kind of cross reference with your pharm...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. When to have the patient sign consent
    We still have paper charts at this moment so I go over the patients face sheet (name, DOB, docs, insurance, SSN, pharmacy, allergies, advanced directives) then I ask if they've had HH before and if...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    And that is push if I for sure get an offer lol. This first conversation was really just an overview and to answer some general questions I might have.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    Thanks for the guidance!! I'll try to push for a little more vacation. Perhaps they start low just to see what happens. I thought it seemed a little low also.... Thanks again for input!!
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Calling all new NPs!
    In my area many primary care providers start antidepressants and manage some psych disorders. In school we were told that it does take a while to get them to see psych sometimes so you need to do...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Calling all new NPs!
    I'm just graduating as FNP and have worked as a RN for about 4.5 years. I'm nervous too and it seems surreal that I'm going to be prescribing, diagnosing, etc. One thing I'm doing to help prepare...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. I PASSED the AANP certification today!!!
    Thanks for your view! I also stalk these sites....I'm expecting my ATT any day now and walk across the stage tomorrow! Can't wait to post on here that I passed!! Congrats!
    Dec 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. rhythm questions!
    Oh forgot another part of your question lol. As far as rapid vs. Calling the doc it depends on how acute the patient is. Are they having new chest pain? Pulse ox suddenly down from 99% to 85%?...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. rhythm questions!
    And you won't be the other nurse on the floor. When I was on tele even the experienced nurses would bounce ideas off each other on what is most appropriate. So don't get too stressed about knowing it...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. rhythm questions!
    Usually with a fib and v tach it depends on the situation if you call. For a patient with a fib I would consider: what is the rate? Is the patient symptomatic? Does the patient have a history? And is...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    Thanks Caliotter3 for some issues you have seen. TakeTwoAspirin, this sounds very similar to the company I am speaking with. I need to ask about mileage and more specifics about sick pay,...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    Thanks for a little insight! I wonder if the one who wound up DON was hired by the facility or an independent company?? I have applied to an independent company and like the flexibility as it's what...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. NP in Nursing Home/SNF
    I've looked through and searched several pages but cannot quite find much about this topic with many good answers. Does anybody here work as a NP in a SNF/nursing home/assisted living? There are...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Np student unsure
    There are some MSN degrees with a research focus. A quick Google search gave me a couple: Accredited MSN in Clinical Trials Research | Drexel Online Clinical Research Administration MSN Option...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. It's that time  of year...Christmas stories
    Little lady in home health. She was actually one of those little halfway crazy ladies in an assisted living facility. Not much family...only a niece was around. She gave me a Christmas card and when...
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Advice Please
    I'd also add think about how you can better organize yourself. It will take some trial and error in study and organizing habits to figure out what works best for you. But get a good planner or find a...
    Dec 5
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Hello everyone!
    Never heard of this review course. Following out of curiosity.....
    Dec 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. How to not make patients nervous as an orientee
    Also think about how you word things. "I've never used this brand of pump so can you show me how to do this?" Don't let patients see your nerves if you can help it. Ask your preceptor to run...
    Dec 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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