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  1. Pros and Cons of doing Masters
    I just completed my MSN after being a RN BSN since 94. I do agree that working experience is important before starting a MSN program as it helps with assignments and papers to pull from past...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  2. PHN environment?
    I have worked in a variety of PH settings. I did home visits for high risk maternal/child health pts and for the last 10 years work in a family planning clinic and now as a nurse supervisor after I...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  3. :::waves:::: I'm a community nurse now!
    Congrats Rizz! Welcome to public health nursing -you will LOVE it! And do not let any nurse tell you that it is not a "real" specialty or nursing job. I've heard this too many times from acute...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  4. Torn between 2 specialties..any way to combine both public health & neonatal nursing?
    I worked for my county public health dept and did home visits to high risk maternal/child pts. I basically did follow up for preemies, FTT kids, and LOTS of education for the parents.
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  5. DNP/MPH or epi program?
    I ended up in a MSN program that has a specialty option in public health. I think the DNP/MPH route would be great. I looked into the U of Minnesota DNP program that has a specialty online public...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  6. interview advice please
    Be familiar with all the STIs and programs on your community, Tx for each, prevalence in your community, stats, etc..
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. PHNs at the Health Dept...please read
    Don't stress yet. It took 2 weeks to hear back and I got the job. The county works painfully slow in the hiring process. Good luck!
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  8. Medical trips to Gambia, West Africa?
    Not sure about Gambia but IVHQ has a lot of medical opportunities in Africa and very affordable.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Partners in Health, other resources to find volunteer opportunites
    I have done volunteer nursing trips. I believe Project Helping Hands will take student nurses.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  10. Public Health Nurse for Health Dept
    Depends on your specific job description. Are you going to work in all the depts? In CA RNs can dispense hormonal birth control under a standing order, order STD labs, etc.. This is my area of...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  11. Places for a Public Health Nurse to Work
    There are lots of opportunities for PHN! What area interests you -OB/GYN, Pedi, chronic health, etc... There are PHN jobs available just by speciality. I work in a family planning and STD clinic. ...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  12. What's Cali. life like?
    Born and raised in California -SD is nice but way too conservative for me. I have always lived in Northern Ca and love it. Northern CA are Southern CA are VERY different. I have lived in Santa...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. HPV vax
    I agree Mariebailey. I also have recommended to friends/family the Gardasil series over Cervarix due to the broader coverage and had my daughter receive the Gardasil series -even though her Pedi was...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. HPV vax
    I am only really familiar with Gardasil as that is what we give at my clinic. It can be given as young as 9-11yrs male and female.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Educations requirements to be PHN
    In CA you have to have a BSN and a PHN cert from the BON.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  16. gre and school of public health
    I don't really know why in this day and age schools still require these tests. What do they prove? I would think your GPA from your bachelors would be significant enough. I looked into many...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  17. Hoping for an Interview/Seeking any advice
    Sorry. Keep looking -it will happen!
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  18. Need some insight into career direction
    Still Love X-Files!
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  19. My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital
    I can echo the same comments. I worked in L&D right after graduating from nursing school because I felt I needed the acute hospital experience. For the past 9 years I have been a PHN and LOVE it...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need some insight into career direction
    I understand the drive for advance practice as a nursing student but nothing beats experience in nursing. I agree with llg -get a job, explore different specialities then you can decide your long...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  21. Hoping for an Interview/Seeking any advice
    Look up basic principles of PH -what is epi, how does PH differ from the medical model, immunizations, STDs and communicable diseases like TB, etc.. What area of PH? Will you be working in a clinic...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  22. DNP APHN Program - Really worth it?
    Look into the University of Minnesota they have a BSN -DNP program online that has a public health nursing track. I was looking into this program also but the post MSN track. I believe U Mass has a...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  23. Child health with role specialty in public health, or straight public health?
    Which school are you attending? I agree with you -go for the general public health.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  24. DNP APHN Program - Really worth it?
    There a lot of different opportunities for PHN -I personally have done home visits for high risk maternal/child pts and worked in a family planning clinic/ STD clinic. I currently am a PHN manager...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  25. DNP APHN Program - Really worth it?
    It depends what you want to do. If you want to work as a NP then I recommend FNP as there are more job opportunities with this specialty. If you want to work specifically as PHN then a MPH or MSN...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing


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