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  1. I just quit my job
    I'm sorry you're going through this. I do have to agree that if you wrote a prescriber's name on a prescription, whether that was in print or script, it means you forged the signature. Is this a...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How would you handle this?
    If you can get through to the director, go for it. You should say something like: MA licensure application in process. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Special Snowflake!
    This has been such a fun thread to follow, I must participate! I'm beginning to accept that being in my 40s might mean I'm getting old(er)... So, I'm happy to embrace the COB badge. But...
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. NP Salaries/Location/Specialties
    And the scope of practice in Florida is horribly restrictive. Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Low iron level with normal CBC
    You'd need to draw a ferritin level and total iron binding capacity to really assess the iron status. The hemoglobin and hematocrit could be normal and the ferritin stores be almost gone. This is an...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. What would you do in this situation? (If you know it all ;) )
    Fun! In the ED, I would place a Foley for accurate I&Os and given her edema, it must not be easy to move quickly to the commode. I wouldn't hold the Lasix. So #3. As a side note, I would not...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NP Salaries/Location/Specialties
    I didn't say anyone on this thread said NPs are unworthy. I meant the general feeling (by MPs I've known and some people on these forums) is that NPs should not expect to make much more money than...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NP Salaries/Location/Specialties
    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NP Salaries/Location/Specialties
    Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Oh my G-d!!! I am so happy to hear from you Esme. Also happy to know you survived such an ordeal (and honestly, can't wait to read your reflection on the experience). Love and healing to you...
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Could I do nursing (BSN) if I have a criminal record?
    In many states, crimes committed as a minor can be expunged. The place to get guidance on this is your local district attorney's office. Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  12. Nude nurse goes nutty
    She nursed out? He went all nurse on us Pulled a Jackie... Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ER RN must haves
    Lol! I can confirm; this is good advice ;) Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    Jun 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What would you have done? Episiotomy
    No. Insulting should not be a part of this thread because we are actually discussing an important issue here. I'm glad you're taking part in this thread and I really hope you take a look at the...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. insulin question
    This is exactly what I've done in the hospital setting. It was actually put into a written protocol after events like what you describe. No long acting insulin until acute event is resolved. Patients...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Should I report this nurse for unprofessionalism?
    The person who needs to report the maltreatment is the patient. Talk to him and see how he feels about it. Tell him you felt uncomfortable and validate the experience for him, but encourage him to...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Procedure on this? Nurse and her abuser
    I'm sorry you're having to deal with this OP! I wish your employer was more empathetic of your situation, but this may end up best for you if you can get a position at the hospital with great...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing, CrossFit, and funky hands
    A weightlifter once suggested the following: as soon as you can after a WOD, wash hands, use a pumice stone on the palms, dry, and lotion up. I've prevented ripping skin since I started doing...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. License with wrong spelling of middle name
    Yes, although jarring in the U.S., spelt is the past tense of spell and not only the grain in the UK. But here, most would see this use as "wrong", don't you think? Sent from my iPhone -- blame...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): My Personal Pro's and Con's
    Although I will be getting a DNP after a few years of advanced practice, I have concerns with the image of APRNs in general. Nursing is very disjointed as a profession, especially when it comes to...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  21. License with wrong spelling of middle name
    If you're going to be communicating about this discrepancy in writing, you should use the more common past tense of spell: spelled. Spelt is technically not incorrect, but in common usage it is...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Liking members at AN
    This is a great thread! I like many posters on AN but never reached out to break that 4th wall... That would sorta ruin the fun of anonymity for me. That same barrier censors my postings, because I...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing Info Website (Similar to UpToDate)
    I used to subscribe to Emergency Central (accessible via app and web). That publisher has various nursing references: unbound medicine. I think there was one called Nursing Central. Sent from...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Has anyone had experience with The College Network prior to doing Excelsior College?
    I hope you mean go for EC and not the college network! The college network is a scam. Apply directly to EC. Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck
    May 31
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  25. dealing with critical personalities
    Let it go. You're not going to change her attitude as she seems inflexible. Finish your orientation and then do your own practice as you see fit. Also, if you're on a self-scheduling unit, put...
    May 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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