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  1. Future of the CNS
    I am a CNS with prescriptive authority (my Acute care CNS program allowed me to acquire prescriptive authority), thus I had additional options and can always move into a role in which I could utilize...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  2. How long between graduation and NCLEX?
    I took the NCLEX RN way back when it was only offered twice a year (July and Feb) and was paper/pencil, I graduated in August and had to wait until the following Feb to take the exam, so I was a GN...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. What are the worst call in excuses you've heard?
    As a previous House supervisor I never asked why, most would just say they were sick, that is all. If they are sick stay home, if they are faking it so be it, i never asked what was wrong. however...
    Jul 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. UT Houston Fall 2010 (University of Texas at Houston)
    Congrats to everyone going to UT Houston, it is a great school. I graduated from there, now so many years ago, 17 to be more exact. I thoroughly enjoyed it and had awesome clinical experiences. Hands...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. CNS Core Exam: Need advise from those that have taken it!
    Hello I also am a CNS who does pt safety....I took the CCNS exam so can't help with the core exam... May I ask where you work. Would like to know other CNS's who do pt safety. You can send me a...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  6. Identifying yourself as an RN when flying commercial
    For those who wonder the Phenergan came from the medical box. It is full of things that only a physician or nurse would know how to handle them. It had IV caths, start kit, tubing, and NS bag. Also...
    Apr 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Identifying yourself as an RN when flying commercial
    I do not have any title on my American Airlines Platinum card...but I have stepped up on 3 trans-atlantic flights when a doctor was needed but there was not one on the plane or not one that would...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. National Petition to Change N-CLEX Exam Process
    I also have reservations about only 75 questions and then your given a license. I took the written exam, 2 days 360 was difficult and challenging...But having reviwed questions I...
    Jun 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses Fired Over Cell Phone Photos Of Patient
    I can see the problem even if the identifying information was taken off of the x-ray...But you can google x-ray images and find many different unusual images some funny some not so funny... I...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Nurses with a masters  don't do beside nursing ?
    I have my MSN and though I do not work in direct patient care on a full time basis, I still work as I can in the ICU on a PRN basis. I miss patient care at times, but I also like my autonomy of my...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Acute Care CNS:  Any of you out there?
    AACN offers the CCNS exam. It is for Acute and critical care CNS role. What is important is to look at what your state board of nursing accepts as valid examinations of your CNS role/ability,...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  12. Acute Care CNS:  Any of you out there?
    I have MSN from a CNS program that was Acute Care. I have always worked in ICU setting, so worked as Critical care CNS when I graduated, even though with the state of TX and a CNS in Acute care...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  13. CNS vs NP?
    I am in Texas where the CNS is an Advanced Practice Nurse. Along with NP, CRNA, and CNM, these are the 4 APN titles in TX. I am a CNS in Acute care, but have always been employed as Critical care...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  14. I don't want to come to work on my days off.
    When I was doing Nursing Supervisor (I did this instead of getting cancelled, about once a week), I did night shift and had to do staffing in the morning around 0445 so I could gt agency by 0500...If...
    Jan 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. salary--dfw
    14 years ago (1993) as graduate nurse I started out at 11.75/hr, which was more than I had ever made, so I didn't complain. Now 14 years later, have MSN and make 80,000/yr, but I am salaried, so...
    Jun 23, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. BSN to DNP with no nursing experience
    I think experience is a great asset. I am glad I had almost 6 years of exp when I went back for MSN program. The program I graduated from, required 2 years of exp to enter. The experience I had...
    May 15, '07
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. What age were you when you went to nursing school?
    I sort of took the long way to BSN, decided to go to nursing school during the summer before my last fall semester, so I finished Psychology degree when I was 23, and stayed on and took what few...
    May 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. TEXAS BNE POSITION STATEMENT 15:26  "Nurse Working Hours"
    Actually, health care worker fatigue will probably be a National Patient Safety Goal for 2008 and facilities will be required to show what they have done to help prevent errors caused by RN's that...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Any ACTUAL Second Degree BSN/RN's?
    I have a BS in Psychology, but the semester before graduating I decided that I wanted to go to nursing school, so I started taking classes for nursing school. I went ahead and finished my Pyschology...
    Apr 8, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. UT-Houston Fall 2007 Applicants
    I graduated from UT Houtson HSC in 1993. I enjoyed it, the Medical Center is an excellent place for clinical experiences. Back then there was no interview process or anything. Just applied and got...
    Mar 25, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Different roles for CNS's??? Come on guys share what you do!
    I am a APN in the state of TX. I graduated in 2000 from MSN program (CNS track), my experience has always been Critical care, so I took the CCNS exam offered by AACN. Texas recognizes it as path to...
    Dec 22, '06
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  22. anyone go to UT-H or TWU-H?
    I attended UT Houston...But it was long ago (13 years since I graduated)...I think both schools utililze facilities in the Medical Center, and that is the reason I chose UT Houston...The clinical...
    Apr 15, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. CEU's---contact hours????????? help
    I agree with others, I just forgot to mention going to you state's BON website, you can find a listing on NCSBN.COM with links to them...TX requires 20 contact hours every 2 years...And each state...
    Feb 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CEU's---contact hours????????? help
    One contact hour is equal to 0.1 CEU's...A contact hour is considered 50 minutes of classroom education (whether it be lecure, hands-on, discussion, etc)...So, 10 contact hours is equal to 1 CEU...If...
    Feb 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. propofol
    I have pushed it before, but only in the presence of the MD that has ordered it. Some of the cardiologists that I have worked with like Diprivan, because of it's short half-life for elective...
    Dec 10, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing