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  1. DNP vs MD
    DNP is meant to prepare a person to be a primary care provider from a nursing orientation. MD is meant to prepare a person to be a primary care provider from a medical orientation. If you aren't...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  2. DNP: What did you get out of it?
    The DNP is "doctor of nursing practice" it's meant as a practice degree. The Ph.D. is a research degree, seems like it would be more logically connected to teaching. On the other hand, 1/2 way...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  3. Am I doing the right thing? New nurse getting butt kicked
    I do know that I"m eternally grateful that I didn't work full time at first (frankly, or ever). I would have gone mad.
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Foreign Nurse Licensed in the US. RN, BSN, Masters.. Without job for over two years..
    I hope the search is going better now.
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Ready to leave nursing for good
    Leave nursing? I wouldn't go that far, but leave this facility? Absolutely. Dian
    May 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. What's Wrong with My Resume?
    I agree, "assessment" isn't in the LPN scope of practice in MN (where I live) either. I think you could use 'evaluation' (I can't recall for sure what the preferred term is). As for the GPA, since...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. Advice on Psych NP vs. Psychiatry MD/DO
    I am a new RN with no experience who got into a RN-BSN program. so if I continue streightforward, I will be NP in three years, but will only have 3 years of RN experience since i will work as an RN...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. dilemma regarding antipsychotics
    My answer is "it all depends". I've seen patients come in psychotic, struggling, violent & dangerous and then a month later are chuckling over the "weird things I used to think." I've also seen...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Is 31 too old to start a nursing career?
    I'm a year into my BSN-DNP and I just turned 50. Too old is an excuse, not a reason. Dian
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Tons of student loans, pursue DNP still?
    Hi, Just got an e-mail this week from my college (I'm in a BSN-DNP program, paying for it with student loans) and now grad school doesn't qualify for subsidized loans - I'll still get the same...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  11. Shady S/R practices. . .
    I've been thinking about this and while I do work in psych (inpatient & acute/emergent), and I have seen patients in a combination of restraint/seclusion/PADS (the latter is a kind of restraint a pt...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Ugh...Bedside Report
    I work in psych, and since you can expect patients to go balistic if you use a word they don't like such as "psychotic" or a diagnosis they disagree with, or god knows how many other things. So in...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Should a resume only be one page?
    I can see the advantage to having the whole CV (and I'm not even going to try to spell it) available, including CEUs and articles written and so on. However if you can't summarize to one page - that...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. Should a resume only be one page?
    When I hear from HR, they say "one page". Although I've heard many other sources (such as advisors, etc.) say that more than one page is okay - since they are not HR, they are not going to be hiring...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. Foreign Nurse Licensed in the US. RN, BSN, Masters.. Without job for over two years..
    If you really want a job, apply for everything nursing. I wasted a year applying "only at the places I really wanted to work" but it was the year of working at the "last choice" places that got me...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. possible to work during NP school? or loans?
    I am taking full time grad school classes (ranges from 9-12 credits), and couldn't possibly afford my house payments if I didn't work. As it is, I take all the loans I can get, the (minor) tuition...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  17. My degree is not worth the debt!
    "NP school was started because nurses already had the skills to do some of the general practice work needed for children. All these people needed was some extra knowledge and class time to hone and...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. PMHNP Private Practice, Management Companies & Professional Organizations
    Hmmm. Salary e-mails forwarded from headhunters are telling me anything from 85-120 or so annually. As for independent practice, try Oregon (great union - OMG - I'm seriously in envy). If your...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Future PMHNP
    I looked for psych programs and found very few. I live in MN, so the easiest ones to get to were U of M, and The College of St. Scholastica. The College of St. Scholastica had fewer hopes & didn't...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Advice on Psych NP vs. Psychiatry MD/DO
    I faced that same question; I had just finished my BSN by scholarship, no student loan dept, happy graduation, feeling on top of the world and could do anything. So I considered - should I just go...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Shady S/R practices. . .
    Maybe we aren't thinking of the same thing. With us, 5-point is limbs and a waist restraint. Diane
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. How does one become a psych nurse?
    When I was hired, the managment accepted previous work as a PCA to a brain-damaged young lady and as an RN on a dementia unit as related enough to psych. I asked what the hardest thing about psych...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Is psych getting me down, or is just my unit?
    I love psych, which is why I ended up in a psych-based BSN-DNP program. That being said, I never want to work full time at it; and my preference is to work sometimes in inpatient and sometimes in...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Haldol and Ativan cocktail IV
    Our version of a B52 is given either orally or IM and consists of Benadryl 50, Haldol 5 and Ativan 2 (if IM, you have to give the benadryl in a separate syringe). Give it at least 10 min. In the...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Dear Pysch Nurses
    Hello, Yes, I work in psych, and yes we still have patients with other problems (diabetic is the usual), but my blood drawing skills are crap, and I know I'm not as up on some of the physical...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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