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  1. Discouraged from becoming and NP because I hate critical care
    Have you thought of working in med surg pedi or adult? Its probably the best place if you are considering PNP or FNP plus the patients are more stable you do not have to stress when you leave work :-)
    Nov 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    So sorry to hear that. wishing her a quick recovery.
    Oct 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Your PROPOFOL stories wanted
    AACN had a good article on "propofol infusion syndrome" published june 2008. I remember it because it was very interesting case study included and I presented it to my staff back then....worth taking...
    Oct 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Could anyone help me better understand this code ?
    Hahaha delphine22.....that brings up some memories. ..very creepy
    Oct 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. ICU pay differential?
    Different pay for critical care like icus, cathlabs, ir, er vs med surg. But then again its rough for both but medsurg can always call rapid response when the pt goes bad and they take over. The rest...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Texas Tech FNP Spring 2014
    [QUOTE=eCCU;8182880]Congratulations on the acceptance! Inbox me if you can. If not here are the's a very competitive program to get into so congrats. That being said it is also one of...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Texas Tech FNP Spring 2014
    Congratulations on the acceptance! Inbox me if you can. If not here are the's a very competitive program to get into so congrats. That being said it is also one of the most organized...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. Texas Tech and Texas A&M Accelerated BSN
    As Texas Tech graduate both bachelors and masters, I can't say enough positives about the school the staff is suppotive, the business office is even better. I would recommend Lubbock campus they have...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. back to work after 15 months off
    Add critical care CEUs on your portfolio and attend local AACN meetings inquire on how you can be included as a presenter and network.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. How do I handle poor standards of care at a new job? advice CYB all your patients don't worry about your coworkers and their care do the best for your patients and go home sleep comfortably. Otherwise you are going to drive yourself and...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Texas TMC ICU interview questions
    Hi Kissunshine check you inbox :whistling:
    Aug 5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. New nurse and critical patients
    Hahaha. ... just remember it sucks to be a new nurse around july in a busy teaching hospital!!! So make friends with a senior nurse=best advice......all new residents roll up then it's the blind...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. New nurse and critical patients
    I agree with above post, before your education dept signed you off for high risk cases drip titration understanding criterion should have been met ...different bp targets for htn emergency, brain...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. US graduate nurse with F1 student visa need sponsorship
    A few years ago I has a colleague with the same dilemma. I know employment opportunities have decreased but she had to leave the city went to a smaller border town that was willing to sponsor and...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  15. Texas TMC ICU interview questions
    Please do tell..... ;-)
    Aug 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Texas TMC ICU interview questions
    It would help if you had a department or hospital but I understand :-) welcome to TMC Houston lots of research and technology in medicine than anywhere else:-) I would advice you to familiarize...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Too skinny for school
    Huh. ...this sounds fishy there has to be more to the story...besides there are tons of women 5'2 and 90lbs I weighed that in college healthy lifestyle and marathon runner. I personally know a lot of...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. ER nurse to FNP
    If you want to work with critical care patients thats is unavoidable since you have to take call for your colleagues at some point. Other option is to go with specialty clinic and no hospital...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. ER nurse to FNP
    FNP is more preventative care ACNP is more acute care. Case and point FNPs do not do rotations in critical care but more in primary care. If you wish to see what you learn in school ICU may not be...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. NP vs PA vs CNS
    I will correct that point. Anyone can attend P.A school if they have a bachelor degree. Had a friend who was a history major that applied and got in.... Needless to say ended up quitting. .. the 12...
    May 9
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Are 24-Hour Open Visitation Policies a Bad Idea? (Yes)
    Oh lord...I remember one time in the CVICU we were in the middle of a code and a family member came over from the next room asking if the dad next door can have a glass of water!!! Chest open and...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. EKG Competency fail
    For lack of better I have to say I have seen these tactics used by management to get rid of experienced staff or staff under pension system that will cost more money to bring in newbies that are...
    Apr 20
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. when to start compressions?
    I like to get 12 lead especially if they are still chatting with me! Why? I have had vtach on the monitor but upon 12 lead it was WPW or SVT on very rare occasions in my career I have seen brugada...
    Mar 29
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Icu Nursing isn't for me help
    Patient educator for diabetes patients admitted in the hospital might be of interest to you :-) doesn't require an MSN like the Nurse Educator in most places but it doesn't hurt to have one...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. What does 1:1 mean exactly?
    Actually it does depend on your Board of Nursing and how far they go to protecting pt safety. ... Safe Harbor (SHPR), which may be initiated by a LVN, RN or APN prior to accepting an assignment...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing

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