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  1. Frustrated
    Agreed. You need to set limits as to how many patients can be booked. My office staff know never to double book me without asking me first. More often than not I'll say yes, but sometimes I can't. ...
    9:08 am
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    There have been a lot of nasty comments on the internet about Nina Pham and her decision to sue. Some saying she's a gold digger and others saying that every nurse knows and accepts the risks when...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  3. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Unvaccinated child dies from measles. This is a tragedy that did not have to happen. Toddler Dies of Measles in Berlin, First Death in Outbreak - ABC News
    Mar 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  4. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Walking to school ALONE in elementary school-cause it was safe; watching the first man walk on the moon during my 9th birthday party;buying my mom cigarettes at the corner store with no note; lining...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    As others have said, I think it's important to differentiate PAS from euthanasia. I have absolutely no issue with PAS. I feel that a patient should have the autonomy to decide if, when, and how to...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How old is too old to pursue an MSN?
    I got my NP in my late 40s. I'm in my 50s now, and occasionally toy with the idea of going back for my DNP. If you can afford it, then go for it. You will bring a wealth of experience and...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    This is awesome.....my whole office just watched it.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. Schooling
    Actually, you don't have to have your BSN. There are programs out there that bridge from RN to MSN. Some involve getting a BSn as part of the program, but don't require you to have it upfront.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. patient abandonment
    First, I am so sorry for your loss. You were put in a terrible position. As others have said, please seek legal advice. Also, make sure you have documented the events that occurred, with times you...
    Feb 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Maybe because she's not really a nurse? I honestly hope she is an internet troll, and not a nurse, because I am horrified that a nurse could spout some of the stuff I've read from her here.
    Feb 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  11. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Really? And how do you do an assessment from three feet away? How do you listen to lung sounds? Give an injection? Change a dressing? Methinks you are FOS......
    Feb 26
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  12. degree changers, was nursing harder than your previous degree?
    I did my degrees over 20 years apart, so there was a whole different level of dedication and maturity involved. I thought my BS and MBA were hard, but I didn't put the effort into them that I did...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Coworker tried converting me on my break
    I agree with above. Give her one polite warning and if she continues, go to management. This is harassment.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    I've gone through a lot of popcorn reading this thread.....and I am not convinced Andi78 is actually a nurse. She continues to evade any questions referring to her education and credentials. Very...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  15. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    The flu is definitely a deadly disease! Who would think otherwise?? Every year several of my severe asthma patients end up in ICU intubated, because of flu. A couple have died. Saying it isn't...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Anti-vax nurses? Are you serious?
    Aubrienora- When I was growing up we had neighbors that did not vaccinate for religious reasons. Their 8 year old daughter stepped on something while playing outside barefoot. She contracted...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  17. The Snow Day Thread!
    No work/school today, and delayed openings tomorrow. Had 30+ inches of snow with high winds. Is it Spring yet?
    Jan 27
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. FNP work schedule
    I do 2 8s and 2 10s and have every Friday off in a private practice. No evenings or weekends either.
    Jan 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Patient education frustration
    Everybody wants instant gratification in the form of a Z pack. I now simply tell patients that what they have is viral, and an antibiotic won't make them feel better, and here's what you can do to...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. To remain as an RN w MSN or to proceed to be an FNP
    This comes with experience and practice. No one comes out of NP school ready to take on complex patients based on what's in your head. You look up stuff, you confer with colleagues. You see the...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Who gets a home nebulizer, and why?
    I work in an asthma and allergy practice and we frequently rx nebulizers, for the very reasons that Trauma stated. In addition, the moisture provided by the nebulizer is often beneficial. I have a...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. To remain as an RN w MSN or to proceed to be an FNP
    You should not be comfortable with the FNP role after only one semester. You haven't had the training or experience to gain any comfort level. I think you'll see that your classes do apply once you...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Should and do fnp's room their pt's
    All of the providers in my practice room their own patients. RNs do all of the allergy shots and reading of allergy testing. MAs do PFTs and actual testing. I also moonlight at an Urgent Care...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Family NP Specialization
    I'm a FNP and I work in Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. I see both adults and kids, so having the FNP credential was imperative for this job. I did work for 3 years in primary care, and that...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Did any of you get your NP position without prior RN experience?
    Eternity112- I disagree with your implication that Direct Entry/Masters Entry students are looking for the "easy way out". On the contrary-these programs are very challenging and time consuming, and...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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