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  1. Quick tips on Combating the Commoditization of the nurse practitioner degree
    This was a funny post to read! Finally, someone with a sense of humor!!
    May 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Nurses who are mothers to small children.
    Hello! I've done every shift with babies/kids at home. I started out with 3 12's and HATED IT. Couldn't get away fast enough. I found that working every other weekend was especially hard on my...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    I would tell them my husband unexpectedly lost his job and I am now the sole income earner for the family. I guess that's why people are so secretive about their home life at work! They can't...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. For all the momma nurses out there...
    OR circulator here! I had to go on bedrest with my first pregnancy because the OR life was crazy. I remember having to get on my hands and knees and push a pedal to the doctors feet, with lead on,...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. What the $$$$$
    I have to pay a $110 fee for taking an online class.....and then a $200 parking permit fee every semester! If I am taking an online class, why do I need a parking permit??
    Jan 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Any one work for "let mommy sleep" company?
    PLEASE COME TO MY HOUSE!!!! Great company idea!
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Bitter Cold
    O.M.G. I live in south Florida and its currently 80 degrees outside. I cannot even imagine what I would do if the temp was below 0. I am so sorry!!
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Sterilize hair
    Our indicators are put on the outside so that as soon as the nurses opened the tray it can be verified before the scrub even picks it up. We also have a rule where we open all trays before bringing...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Worst Medication Error of my life
    I think giving versed wasn't a terrible mistake! I wouldn't want to remember having chest pain anyway! ((HUGS)) This too will pass....
    Nov 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. Big Mistakes to avoid while circulating...?
    Always watch out for those stupid electrical cords. I swear one of these days I am going to EAT it big time! Also, triple check your consents!
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Nova SouthEastern Fall 2012 FNP
    Thats crazy! When I called them last year they assured me they had all the proper accreditation. I am glad I chose to attend FAU! That would be awful to give up so much time and money and still not...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    What was the surgery, if you don't mind me asking? Some preps involve frog-legging the patient so this could be the case in this situation.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. The Florida job market cannot be this bad?!
    Are you looking only in Miami? How about Broward or Palm Beach county? That makes me nervous bc I am in school for FNP and can't move due to family reasons as well.
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Drawing the Line: Shutting Down Verbal Abuse
    Great article! I also work in the OR and know how hard it can be to be nice to snarky surgeons. People who don't work in the OR just don't know how psychologically distressing it can be! OR personnel...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Devastated I was not accepted into FNP program?! Thoughts?
    ughhh. I feel your pain! I just had my FNP interview last month and it went terrible, which is surprising because I have been on a lot of interviews and I always do well! I was also last to be...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  16. Nova SouthEastern Fall 2012 FNP
    I would also like to hear about their program from current students. I am trying to decide between FAN and Nova. Nova is $$ but so much closer to my house!
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. Left handed nurses, med personnel
    I work in the OR and my first day one of the surgeons approached me and said "Are you a genius or braindead, because those are the only two options for lefties." lol. I said genius, of course!
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. PLEASE HELP i cant get into nursing school
    I've seen so many advertisements for private tech colleges that offer degrees in nursing. I know for sure that some take an extremely low gpa, but you have to pay the $$! You might want to look into...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. FAU FNP
    Hello! Has anyone graduated from Florida Atlantic University from their FNP program? Or currently enrolled? Just trying to get an opinion on the program and if anyone recommends it. Thanks in advance!
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Nursing a headache over the ‘Dr.’ title
    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/health/cerabino-nursing-a-headache-over-the-dr-title/nWg5X/ This is an article about how the AMA is pushing a couple bills that would make it a felony...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    Thank you. That is exactly what I was trying to convey. You can't have it both ways. Ageism is wrong, no matter what age you are biased against.
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    Yet another example of stereotyping based on age.
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    But if a new, cute nurse writes a post about how she disagrees with her nursing unit hiring a bunch of older, ugly nurses, she would be crucified. Its rather immature to write a long post...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. More Proof That Surgeons Are HUGE JERKS!
    Sometimes surgeons get agitated for no good reason. Other times, they have a very good reason. As an OR nurse, I got real good knowing when someone just needs to blow off steam, and when to really...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    These kind of posts amaze me. If any young, new nurse writes a post stating that a bunch of old, crotchety nurses are mean to them, well then they get ripped a new one. But when its the other way...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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