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  1. Educ./Career Advice Needed from "Direct Entry" MSN trained NP's
    I think there are many variables in play here and it's not easy to predict your success and none of us, unfortunately, have a crystal ball to allow us to look into the future. However, I appreciate...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Nurse Corps Loan Repayment CA Locations
    You may have to do your own research on this with the guidance that in your specific case, the 2015 HRSA Loan Repayment Program applies to ACNP's working in Critical Access Hospitals and...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Anticoagulant Preventing CVC Insert?
    Actually, studies that compared UFH with LMWH in VTE showed less incidence of complications of bleeding, improved mortality, and less recurrence of thromboembolic events with LMWH than UFH drip. The...
    Jul 28
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Anticoagulant Preventing CVC Insert?
    There are two regimens for SQ anticoagulation depending on the indication: (1) SQ Unfractionated Heparin every 8 hours or SQ Low Molecular Weight Heparin (i.e., Enoxaparin) daily or every 12 hours...
    Jul 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. DNP and Phd?
    The separate paths for DNP and PhD have created a new dichotomy in doctoral education for nurses where DNP grads are expected to be practitioners in all types of areas (clinical arena, management,...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Moving From Chicago to California...
    If you haven't already, I would test in Illinois and get licensed there first. All the coastal towns of California have a glut of new grad positions. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area and although...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Value of Post-grad Fellowship
    We started an in-patient ACNP fellowship last year (multi-institution and combination of ICU, surgical specialties, and trauma). Because the one open position per year was developed through...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Wound Care NP
    We have 2 Wound Care NP's in our hospital. They are employed by the medical center and only see patients in the adult hospital. They are a basically a consult service meaning providers in the...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. Finding a NP preceptor
    Sorry you're having a hard time. It is a prevailing issue with NP education that some schools leave the task of finding preceptors to students. Some of us, fortunately, didn't have that problem since...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Acute Care NP stress
    It could certainly help more if I had spent more time in each site though there are some parts where I felt like one or two days there would have been enough (i.e., COPD clinic during Pulm rotation,...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Just took the CCRN 20 Minutes Ago
    ...and they do enforce that CERP requirement. My previous CCRN certification period was randomly audited and I had to submit everything to AACN and the scrutiny (with a fine tooth comb, lol) took 3...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Jane Doe, RN, AAS, BSN, MSN, CCRN BFD
    Yes, I think that is excessive use of letters. As already stated, the BSN is unnecessary since this person already has a higher degree, the MSN. However, it is not excessive to list RN in the titles....
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. San Francisco 2015 JOB Market for New Nurses
    I've lived in San Francisco going on 6 years now. It's a tough job market for RN's. That said, many RN's I work with (I'm a hospital-based NP) are from out of state originally. Also, since plenty of...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Applying for UIC DNP...
    Happy to hear that you're happy where you are. As a former Midwesterner, I could totally understand the West Coast love.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  15. Are you listed as a PCP?
    Since you work with Peds patients, your payer mix is likely a combination of Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid Program) and private insurance. Medi-Cal allows you to bill directly. In fact Medi-Cal...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Acute Care NP stress
    I'd have to say that the biggest obstacles I had to face while in school was keeping up with pace of the clinically-focused lectures. I thought Advanced Pathophysiology was too large of a material to...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. Which EHR do you use at your practice
    We use Epic. All current systems will have pros and cons. Our billing department seems to like Epic as far as being able to capture revenue-related data. There are a lot of features that you can...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Sexy male scrubs
    I know some scrub brands have been mentioned already but check out Medelita...they make professional-looking scrubs with quality fabrics. I know a lot of male physicians who order scrubs from there...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Foreign BSN, Ca MSN need help
    When you say regionally accredited, does it mean accreditation by WASC? while that is important, the NP program must also be either CCNE or ACEN accredited for you to sit for ANCC or AANP...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. How do NPs use statistics in their practice?
    I understand how important it is to critically evaluate research output in healthcare as part of evidence-based practice but I thought the OP was asking for ways NP's use statistics other than the...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Question re foreign educated RN..
    Migration of nurses from the Philippines to developed countries (US being the most popular) have been going on since the 60's. Filipino nurses have had an advantage over immigrants of other...
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. In regards to the Allnurses IOS App
    I use the IOS app quite a bit too (on an iPhone 5c like you). I didn't like the notification feature of the app so I disabled it. I was getting multiple notifications from threads and posts I never...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Site Feedback
  23. Students claim they underwent vaginal exams at Valencia College
    Crazy! There are NP and Nurse-Midwifery programs that allow students to return-demonstrate a pelvic examination on each other as part of the Physical Assessment class. It is done with just the...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. California registration from Philippines
    1. What does "Challenge" the LVN mean? (Dumbest, but I am vague to this) "Challenge" the LVN means applying to the CA Board of Vocational Nursing to receive eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-PN...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  25. DNP for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners?
    ANCC must have changed the rules. I know when I was about to graduate the biggest reason for the delay in getting eligibility to sit for the boards was waiting for the university to grant us the...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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