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  1. Adult NP seeing kids
    Thank you Juan, that is my concern. I am less concerned in the OR, because I am assisting. But I will be in the office by myself (that is a very scary thought LOL). I think for now, I will tell them...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Adult NP seeing kids
    Hello, I am a new graduate adult acute care NP. I recently started working with an orthopedic surgeon. I see patients in the office, first assist in the OR, and do follow care in the hospital. The...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Orthopedic Nurse Practitioners?
    Hello, I am a new graduate, and I just got my first job in with an orthopedic surgeon. I have so much to learn! I know the surgical side of it, but exams etc are proving to be a challenge for me (I...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal?
    I graduated with my DNP on Saturday :) Yay! I was in the first cohort of BSN-DNP students in my school, and I think in the metropolitan Detroit area (although I could be wrong, so I shouldn't even...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  5. Negotiating contracts
    I have heard profit sharing is a big plus to consider. I honestly do not know what that entails. I spoke to a PA that just started with another surgeon. She has experience as a PA, but virtually NO...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Sterilize hair
    They were specialty trays brought in specially for this procedure. So we didn't have back up. We have a very strict policy about flash sterilization. We almost never flash sterilize. The patient had...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Sterilize hair
    Hello, during a total knee replacement today, a huge clump of hair was discovered in the bottom of a tray of trials. I immediately called the tray contaminated, along with the entire back table. An...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Negotiating contracts
    I feel funny asking private information about pay etc...Plus, the PAs have a lot of experience, so I'm sure my package will be much smaller?
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. DNP seems like a waste...
    That is a MAJOR issue. They all need to be created equal. Should be an accreditation requirement.
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  10. New Master's NP, cannot find job...should I go for my DNP
    I went into the DNP program as a BSN. I knew that I liked critical care and OR. I had NO idea what I wanted to do in regard to my clinical inquiry project, and as I started with one area (family...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  11. Negotiating contracts
    Hello, and thank you! Well, I will be employed by the surgeon, not the hospital. I think that is where the huge swings in pay come in. I only have 9 years of RN experience. I had 10 years of scrub...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. DNP seems like a waste...
    I graduate with my DNP in two weeks. I have learned a lot more than just "research"...Not sure why that is such a dirty word. Isn't that how we are supposed to practice? Evidenced based practice? Who...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  13. Negotiating contracts
    I graduate with my DNP in two weeks. I am hoping to take my ACNP boards in January. I have a position lined up already, only we haven't started any type of negotiating. We haven't even talked about...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. NP preceptor
    My mailbox is full? Lol that is weird! I'm on my iPhone, not sure if I can PM from here... If not, I will tonight from home :)
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. What were your "dealbreakers" or "must haves" with your first job?
    Thank you BlueDevil...I'll look into that!
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Can the NP assist in surgery?
    most RNFA programs require prior surgical scrub experience , like experience working as a scrub nurse. If you can find someone to train you to scrub, then an RNFA/NP CERTAINLY CAN assist in surgery....
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Am I Crazy? Revaming the RN/NP school curriculum...
    Hmm I had to take Bio, A & P, chem, biochem, micro and stats for my nursing undergrad pre reqs... I assumed that was a requirement throughout... I chose to take advance chem I and II after just for...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. What were your "dealbreakers" or "must haves" with your first job?
    BlueDevil, I am curious as to how you find out what exactly the average mean of a new grad NP in your area and specialty. I am worried that someone will offer me $65K and since I actually don't know...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Tons of student loans, pursue DNP still?
    Well said BlueDevil. I honestly had no idea hard doing the BSN to DNP would be... VERY demanding. When people call it "fluff" I want to scream. I agree with your advice. She can always get her DNP...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Should i become a nurse practioner or wait?
    I think experience helps for sure, but the role of a bedside nurse, and an NP are totally different.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Should i become a nurse practioner or wait?
    I know of one student from Canada with a school visa, who graduated with her BSN, and immediately started into the MSN program. She finished that and went straight into the DNP program. I know that...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. DNP trouble in sight? FNP graduation Spring 2015...
    My school converted to the DNP, but only in acute care. I think all of U of M(Michigan's) is DNP as well. I wouldn't worry about it....honestly! I'm almost done with my BSN to DNP, ad I'll be...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  23. AST and ALT levels after open heart surgery
    Lol no, but that's funny! He was trying to educate me on assessment findings... It's my fault I didn't ask for clarification. I tend to go home and look it up, then ask questions the next day if I...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. AST and ALT levels after open heart surgery
    Thanks so much.. I could have misunderstood him. He spoke softly (unless he was yelling at me lol) and he had an accent. So I figured I'd look it up... But found very little information on it...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Should i become a nurse practioner or wait?
    6 years experience is plenty! I have 6 years and will graduate from the DNP program in one year Lol. I can't imagine not having at least a year under my belt, and I think it should be a requirement....
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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