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  1. question about school choice for PMHNP in Florida
    Hi guys, I live in S. Florida and am going back for my BSN, then plan to apply to a master's program for PMHNP. My question is this--I have the choice of either going to FAU or FIU for my BSN. I...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  2. I dislike nursing but love therapy--PMHNP or LMHC?
    Hi, I hope I can get some opinions here. I am a little confused on which path to take. I became an RN (graduated last year) because my job of 16 years became obsolete (the entire...
    May 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Looking for a psych NP to shadow for a day in Ft. Lauderdale area
    I'm interested in a career as a psych NP but before I dive in and commit to a master's degree and the debt that goes along with it, I would love to actually see what a psych NP does. I know one can...
    May 20
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  4. PMHNP--9-5 or 12 hour shifts?
    I was wondering if PMHNPs generally are working more traditional M-F 9-5-ish hours or are there still opportunities to work three 12 hour shifts with weekend work? I ask because my partner works...
    May 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Question about IV push and incompatible med
    That makes perfect sense, actually--I never thought about it like that! As I said, I just started L&D and nursing and I guess Pitocin was a bad example to use. I know it is a high risk medication...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  6. Question about IV push and incompatible med
    We always have saline locks connected to the tubing but our patients pretty much always have fluids running, particularly lactated Ringer, and are never really saline locked in our L&D unit. And we...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Question about IV push and incompatible med
    Hi, I'm a new nurse and have a hypothetical question: I have 2 different fluids infusing at the same time, each on their own pump; one is lactated Ringer and the other is Pitocin. They are on...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. New grad in L&D with severe anxiety and stress
    Update: I talked to my nurse manager, who was extremely supportive and understanding and gave me a different preceptor on the spot and also a lot of encouragement, telling me I was doing fine and...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. New grad in L&D with severe anxiety and stress
    Thanks, guys--it is comforting just hearing that you went through the same things (unfortunately!) and survived. Today I am going to work. I hate asking my preceptor questions because she gets this...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. New grad in L&D with severe anxiety and stress
    Thanks so much for your kind words. I needed to hear that. I was able to speak to the instructor who taught our course today and get some support too. Going in tomorrow and just going to do my...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. New grad in L&D with severe anxiety and stress
    Hi guys, I'm a new grad who has been working for a few months in L&D--I was hired as a new grad. I received 2 months of classroom time and am now in my 3rd month of a preceptorship on the floor,...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. New grad hired in another specialty but psych is first love
    Well it seems we have a consensus here! :) I thank you all for your input and plan on doing as suggested--fulfilling my 2 year contract at my current job and then keeping my eyes open for psych...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. New grad hired in another specialty but psych is first love
    Hi guys, I graduated in October 2013 and was hired in the orthopedics unit of a local hospital, for which I am extremely grateful since so many people have had trouble getting jobs in my area. I...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Frequency of changing peripheral IV catheter
    Thanks, Asystole :)
    Jan 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  15. Frequency of changing peripheral IV catheter
    Hi, Infusion Nurses :) I am a new nurse and have read that the routine changing of peripheral IV catheter sites q.72-96 hours is discouraged now and that IV site should only be changed "as needed"...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. New L&D RN, first nursing job--please recommend L&D books for self-study!
    Thanks Sandseaandstone! I saw that book and thought it looked good. How's it going in L&D? Excited and nervous at the same time :)
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. New L&D RN, first nursing job--please recommend L&D books for self-study!
    Hi guys! I'm a new RN and about to start an L&D RN job. I will be provided with 2 months of training, including classroom time, but I would like to start brushing up myself before I begin the job in...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Psych facilities that hire new grads in Broward/Dade
    Hi all, I just graduated and want to find a psych RN position preferably in the Ft. Lauderdale area (including Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Weston, etc.) but I would also travel south to Miami or...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Job outlook for new grads in South Florida (Lake Worth to Miami)?
    Hi, I just graduated with my ADN and am moving to Ft. Lauderdale to be with my fiancÚ. I am nervous because I have heard the job outlook for new grads is not great in previous posts, but I'm...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  20. Psych question
    As far as I'm concerned, all this worry about "losing your medical skills" by working in psych is moot anyway--if your love is psych and what you intend to keep doing indefinitely, who really cares? ...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Psych question
    No, you aren't "crazy"! I feel exactly the same way! I'm about to finish nursing school and the only thing I want to do is psych nursing. I just hope I will be able to find a job in it without...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Job options for new grads OUTSIDE the hospital setting?
    Hi guys, I will be graduating next month with my ADN. I work as a PCT and recently tried night shift for a few weeks and quickly realized I absolutely HATE it--I physically and emotionally just...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Almost done with school and I hate floor nursing--HELP!
    Hi all, I'm graduating in 2 months from nursing school and am currently in practicum. I am amazed at how much red tape and paperwork and stress is involved with nursing and how 12 hour shifts turn...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hypotonic IV solutions to increase urine output?
    Hi guys, Studying F/E and am not sure why my brain is not getting this...I know hypotonic solutions draw water from the vessels and into the cells, decreasing intravascular fluid volume....yet I...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Has anyone ever done this?
    Thank you, guys! That makes me feel better--I definitely cleaned the probe with an alcohol wipe afterwards and just played in cool in front of the patient. I appreciate the feedback :)
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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