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  1. APN in Hospice?
    Yes, there is a need for NP in hospice and in palliative care. My health system also uses NP for palliative care service in the hospital setting. New Medicare regulations require "face to face"...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. HELP! NP in acute care VS NP in family care???
    Think about what type of setting you eventually want to practice. There is quite a buzz in the Philadelphia area about this question. Jeff and Penn are making all their NPs have acute care...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. So burnt out with still so much left!
    I feel your pain. I have a little over a semester to go and I feel like I have hit a stone wall. While talking with my cohorts I have realized that they feel the same. It has been such a long hard...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. What's the difference betw case manager and UR?
    Case Management and Utilization and Review can be two very distinct jobs depending where you work. UR is evaluating people essentially for SI and IS: Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service. ...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  5. Do you have any experience working as a case manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield?
    I worked for BCBS for about 4 years. I worked as a "care coordinator" or Utilization Review (UR) and Discharge Planner (DCP) for about 3 years and the last bit as a Case Manager. There is a strong...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Utilization Review vs Case Management
    When I worked for an insurance company they made a big distinction between case management and UR/DCP. They educated their case managers more thoroughly. We were primarily involved with disease...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. 3.25 GPA required for new grad position???!!
    The hospital system where I work adheres to practice of looking at GPAs of their new grads. Their thought on this is that they are hiring the cream of the crop.
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Is diploma RN any good, or is BSRN it?
    In the Philadelphia region most hospitals are hiring BSN graduates. There are other jobs available out side hospitals, although the pay is usually not as good. You may want to get the diploma then...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Air bubble in Heart  chamber
    Sometimes during tests such as a TEE transesophogeal ecchocardigram you purposely put bubbles into the IV line so they can watch them on the echo. Agree with several posters: Asking questions is a...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do you like being a CM in the hospital?
    I have done both UR, DCP & Case Management for an insurance company & now I am Case Manager for a hospital. Hospital CM is more of the UR & DCP in my hospital. The Social Work Department performs...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  11. Lay offs!!!
    Hospitals will often hire people with UR backgrounds to do Case Management. The pay & benefits are often better in the hospital. Hope this helps.
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Anybody Do Volunteer Fire?
    Yes, I loved it. Unfortunately with my health issues I am no longer active. Went through fire school and vehicle rescue, EMT & Paramedic training. Volunteered both fire and ambulance. Would...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. No home life on 2nd shift/ Worth it?
    Second shift almost ruined my marriage. We never saw each other. He got lonely, started hanging with friends in bars. I stopped. It stopped. He asked that I never work second shift again- I...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. had job offer but NM had "CONCERNS" about me, should I accept??
    If you have another offer I would go with that. Starting a new job in that situation could be placing yourself in a bad situation.
    Aug 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurses with disabilities
    Originally Posted by P_RN A nurse with an injury or disability is a persona non grata to the human resources department. They do everything they can to APPEAR TO HELP you but in truth you are...
    Aug 21, '07
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. nurses who have had heart caths?
    I scheduled mine on a Friday am. Back to work on Monday. I don't do hospital nursing so there were no special restrictions. Having worked in a cath lab I was very nervous. The anticipation was...
    Aug 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurses who DON'T work in a hospital, what do you do?
    I work for an insurance company doing utilization review & discharge planning. I get to advocate for the patients in a different way. I get to speak to nurses all over the country which can be...
    Aug 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Stupidest reason to go to ER
    broken fingernail- via EMS ate cereal with worms in it. thought that they were eating through her stomach
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Positive PPD test
    I converted over 15 years ago from a very close contact in the ED where I worked ( I was Triage that day). 12 hospital employees that came in contact with this person converted as well. I tried...
    Jul 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Cardiac Nursing Journal?
    Medscape.com You can sign up for their weekly E mail for cardiology that is filled with the lastes articles. The Heart is another online journal. I think it is frm the American Heart Association. ...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Cardiac Cath Advice
    I went from the ED to the Cath Lab as well. Your radiation exposure should be monitored by badges that should be required. There are also leaded shields that go between the source of radiation and...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. chronic pain patients: pain in the behind to care for
    I really dislike people lumping all people with chronic pain together. I really dislike bad attitudes towards people with chronic pain. Yeah I used to be a bad a$$ed ED nurse who was graced with...
    Jul 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. chronic pain patients: pain in the behind to care for
    I too have chronic pain. I have experienced frustration, anger & depression in dealing with healthcare providers who assume I am looking for narcotis. There have been times in the past few years...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. transferring pts. from ED to floor
    When I worked ED we would fax report then send the pt up 15 minutes later. We developed this when we were building a new ED and had fewer beds. The ED nurse had to complete the initial nursing...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. glass of water-stat
    We had a doc that would write the same stupid orders as: put patient in gown, put on gyn exam table, cardiac monitor, etc as well. He drove me freaking nuts. He never bothered to look and see if...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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