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  1. Woohoo...Denver 2014~!
    Nervous1 If you go to AACN's site (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses), then go to the NTI section, they have a portion of the site that talks about "return on investment" and how to...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. In-home NP Medicare Assessments
    Sob24 Sorry for the delayed reply-I usually get notification about a message but somehow didn't this time. I work for a company called Univita and in general, I don't mind being an IC except that...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Suggestions for studying for the ANCC Adult-Gero Cert Exam
    If you had difficulty with Fitzgerald's material, I recommend considering Tom Barkley's courses. He offers both live courses as well as home study. I used his materials for the acute care exam in...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. I am a current ACNP student and wanted advice on what to study for boards
    I would recommend checking out the materials published by Tom Barkley. He has audio CDs and a manual and the material in his manual matches the exam content pretty closely. I took the exam in Dec...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. In-home NP Medicare Assessments
    I am currently doing this for another company. Like FNP2B1, I am an independent contractor-no benefits. When I started last year, they were able to schedule a fair amount of visits for me daily-5 or...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. critical care NP question
    I'm with the other posters who say that you should get some experience as a bedside nurse, particularly if you want to work as an NP in critical care. Having a foundation as a bedside ICU nurse will...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Forensic Pathologist Assistant
    Just as an FYI--there's a lot more training required than one might think. Here is a link to a job description for a pathologist's assistant in NY. Pathologist Assistant Jobs in Oceanside, New...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  8. Acute Care NP with Cardiac Specialty
    I agree with the ghillbert, who mentioned the idea of choosing your clinicals in cardiology. I also agree with them that finding great NPs and docs who will mentor you is important as well. Not to...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  9. ACNP Exam
    I took the exam in December and used Barkley's materials (manual and CD's). I felt the exam itself hewed very closely to what he went over in the CD's and what he put in his manual. I wish everyone...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. Anesthesia Software
    There is a company called Anesoft that has various simulation programs. There is an anesthesia simulator but unfortunately it's only available for Windows (right now, anyway). They do have a few of...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Goal = work with cleft/craniofacial patients
    Hello I know a few people who have traveled to various countries through a charity called Operation Smile (Worldwide children). They help children who have various deformities, including cleft...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. AACN ACNP exam
    For anyone who is going to take the ANCC acute care exam, I recommend the study materials from Tom Barkley. You can order CD's and you get a manual as well. It very closely hews to the material...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. ok, tech geeks, PDA?
    Rokidog Earlier this year, I switched to the Palm T/X and have been very happy with it so far. It has a decent size hard drive (32 MB) plus a slot for an SD card (There are 16GB size SD cards,...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  14. What kind of NP would this be?
    Imastudent If you want to work in med/surg, your best bet is to try to get a job with a physician's practice who are looking for an NP to do hospital rounds. You could also try to get a job as a...
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. California Nurses sue governor
    Originally Posted by kathi yudin middle management here..!!!.. as dierector of nursing at a skilled nursing facility.. not an acute care.. these ratio's do not affect me .. however.. let me tell you...
    Jan 5, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Are there any nurse practitioners out there?
    Amy There is a nurse practitioner thread on allnurses under "specialty forums". I am an NP who works for a private cardiology practice in Philadelphia, PA. Don't hesitate to contact me via a...
    Oct 30, '04
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Philadelphia Unionized Hospitals
    I believe Temple is union, as is Chester-Crozer (just south of the city off of I-95). However, most hospitals are NOT unionized-surprising to me since Philly is very much a Democratic, "working...
    Oct 22, '04
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. Bush says limiting lawsuits will save healthcare
    I think there needs to be some tort reform but I also think that doctors need to stop protecting incompetent colleagues. I read somewhere (and I'll concede, this was a while ago) that a small...
    Oct 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Senator blasts nurses' minimum staffing plan
    I believe what we really need is an acuity-based system that is developed with input from both staff nurses and management. Let's face it, any place that uses an acuity system tries to "rig" it in...
    Oct 7, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Critical Admissions every night :(
    Mattsmom In addition to possibly "retooling" as a newborn nursery RN, could you go to another facility? I don't know how many places you go to and if you're treated the same way somewhere else. If...
    Oct 6, '04
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  21. What are the BEST and WORST States to practice as an NP?
    In addtion to needing a master's to sit for the national certification exam, some states require the certification to get your NP license. I know that is the case in NJ and recently was enacted in PA...
    Oct 2, '04
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. New, looking to talk with NPs
    Hi there I am an NP in the Philadelphia, PA area and would be more than happy to correspond with anyone looking to be an NP. Please don't hesitate to contact me privately with a private message :)...
    Oct 2, '04
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Stressed out and Getting Out
    Yikes! I wince as I read about my colleagues across the country getting out of nursing. I went back to school for my MSN and am now working as an NP for a great cardiology practice. I realize that I...
    Oct 2, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Does your employer recognize "Nurse's Day"?
    Our hospital had a ceremony honoring the "Nurse of the Year" from each unit, along with cake. The docs in the cath lab are providing lunch for us tomorrow and there is something on Tuesday as well...
    May 9, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Fun way to present case studies..anyone have ideas?
    Maybe you could act it out but involve the class also. For example, the "patient" (one of the group members--"Person A") could be on a stretcher and the "nurse" (Person B) could be a nurse coming to...
    Apr 19, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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