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  1. FNPs in the Hospital?
    It is absolutely possible to work inpatient as an FNP. As a matter of fact, I am an FNP working in neurosurgery in a primarily inpatient position.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Texas NPs
    I don't think it's my resume or CV. It's been reviewed multiple times and I've been hearing from people interested in other states and in FL. Just not TX--most of the TX jobs don't want new grads....
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Texas NPs
    If I knew why it's been hard, I would have a job by now! lol But, I haven't heard back from anyone in TX, so my relocation is looking pretty bleak :-/ I'm pretty open. I'm an FNP-BC.
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Texas NPs
    I'm in FL and want to relocate to TX. I have been applying for jobs, but have had no luck. I am also a new grad., so that might be the problem there :-/ *SIGH*
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (
    Thanks! I reviewed some of the theories that kept popping up on the practice questions, such as Piaget's cognitive theory/stages, Erikson's theory/stages of psychosocial development, transtheoretical...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. how did you pass the ancc certification exam
    Ok, so I took the ANCC FNP exam today and PASSED! :-) I used two Fitzgerald books, which I got from a friend. One, I believe, was from a class she took because it has filled-in content. The other...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (
    Ok, so I took the exam today and PASSED! :-) I used two Fitzgerald books, which I got from a friend. One, I believe, was from a class she took because it has filled in content. The other is the 3rd...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Night shift dinner time
    I'll speak for where I work. My co-workers eat like pigs lol They order out every night--Chinese, Dominos, etc. EVERY NIGHT. And, they make fun of me for eating fruit, veggies, other healthy...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Online Certification Practice Study Tests (
    Yes, I am currently using that website's practice questions. They're a lil pricey, at least for me, but have been helpful so far, especially with the non-clinical questions. I'm studying for the ANCC...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Listing license on resume
    Same here--I list my license number. I would like to know the rationale behind not listing it, as well.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Got fired for changing fluid rate
    I'm confused. So, what happened after you changed the fluid rate? You got fired? Reprimanded? I am glad you realize why what you did was wrong, even though it was appropriate. You did so without an...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you tell people where you work?
    I tell people I know where I work. When strangers ask, I give a vague description, i.e. "I work at a local hospital."
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What drug reference do you use?
    Clinical Pharmacology. It's free and very easy to use. It's the hospital-approved reference. I also have epocrates on my phone and use that from time to time.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. RN total patient care...
    My hospital is getting rid of LPNs, but there are no plans to get rid of CNAs. They are moving in the direction of having CNAs only on the private halls. Nurses on the semi-private halls will be...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nursing: Art vs Science
    Nursing is neither an art nor a science. It's just a job.
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The route to take
    What degree do you have now? If you already have a Bachelors degree in a different field, you can do an accelerated BSN program. If your ultimate goal is to be a Certified Nurse Midwife, you will...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anyone work in a chest pain ctr? How do you like it?
    I have never worked on a chest pain unit/ctr, but I have floated to the CP ctr at my hospital. It was a great experience, probably one of the best units I've floated to. They're all there for the...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Patient Hides Needles in Bathroom
    Many cases of endocarditis are r/t IVDA, so I'm not too surprised. A PCA on my floor once found a spoon and lighter that a pt's wife had been using to shoot up in the bathroom. When the pt spiked a...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. What do you do?
    When I have absolutely nothing to do, I listen to music and/or read a book.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How much do you owe in student loans?
    $0. BSN was paid for with scholarships and a college fund my parents set up. MSN paid off by working and scholarships. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE apply for scholarships! They are out there and you can...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New NYC anti-teen pregnancy campaign....are they being too harsh, or just enough?
    I've seen nothing wrong with the ones I've seen. The ads are brutally honest and for that reason, there will be backlash. Wrap it up, folks!
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Working with a nurse who isn't allowed to admin narcotics?
    I once had a nurse on my floor who was on probation for diversion. Everyone knew though. It was still a burden sometimes to have to medicate her pts for her.
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. nurses don't know when they're orientating
    Like others have said, it's probably due to the managers/coordinators not informing the nurse that he/she will be orienting someone. I had the same experience when I was new on my floor, so I know...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Sigma Theta Tau ... and then drop it later?
    It depends on what job you're trying to get. I have never seen STT as an advantage in getting a floor job. That does not make you look better. I wouldn't waste money on it, personally. I didn't join...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. How high have you seen??
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion