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  1. Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act....
    I can't speak to NY, but my health insurance in GA mandates that at least one of my visits during a calendar year be with an MD and not a NP solely. I found this interesting since I have to wait for...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Agreed
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    The only thing that truly separates doctors from nurses
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    There are now competencies that nurses must complete for cross-training purposes. That takes time, and if med/surg units are short-staffed, you'd be doing the training on your own time. That will...
    Apr 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Well said
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    I think that is where advanced practice education is going. More MD's are teaching classes that pertain and nursing also, especially for cultural awareness, quality issues (performance) and comfort...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    There you go-nursing theory. I know for the sake of time we have standardized care plans, protocols with the plan included. But if I had to write one out on each patient, I would never get them...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Exactly-there is no standardized formula. Each institution each shift and each nursing skill set is different. So I guess the answer is to go where the money is if that is what is happening. No...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Nursing theory is used everyday-it's the care plans and ridiculous nursing diagnoses that really don't make a lot of difference in the practice. No one has time to actually write a nursing care plan,...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    I think you should ask someone who is in a NP program and ask about that. Nursing focus is on wellness, health, and disease management in a holistic manner. NP, CNS, and other programs are rigorous...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Salaries and incentives are sometimes used to recruit and retain nurses. Specialty units require extra training and those who want to be in those areas must do the work to either go through an...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Using your employers assistance program
    Mine gives $1500 per year with a 2 year commitment. I did it one time, but no more. No one could tell me whether the 2 year commitment was for each reimbursement or not. Not sure if I feel like being...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  13. Confessions of a Hospital Administrator
    Sorry you are a former CEO-we need more like you!
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nursing Educators/ Faculty
    The salary for the amount of money needed for advanced degrees is deplorable. IOM should address this or all educators should be unionized to ensure the amount of salary to recoup the investment. I...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  15. Man = muscle, being taken advantage of
    No one should compromise their own health just because they are male, big, muscle-bound etc. We have the technology are educated and encouraged to use proper techniques and devices. The problem is...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. affect of nursing shortage on nursing leadership and management, help!
    Wages have improved, but latest specs are that nursing wages have not kept up with inflation. I was working in the 80's and nothing more scary than finishing a shift and being told that there were no...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. affect of nursing shortage on nursing leadership and management, help!
    Very astute observation and one of those things that make you go HMMM... Administration and nursing does not ever seem to be on the same page. Especially when downsizing staff numbers in a knee-jerk...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. affect of nursing shortage on nursing leadership and management, help!
    A little harsh for a blog thread I fear. This is informal-the instructor will do the correcting-help her out in more substantive ways.
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. affect of nursing shortage on nursing leadership and management, help!
    I think the projections of the nursing shortage are to culminate in 2020 when most 50+ nurses will have to retire or not have jobs that will fit their profiles/physical abilities and pending changes...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. New grads shouldn't work in ICU?
    I started out in ICU after nursing school and I have never regretted that path. We had a stringent ICU course that was 12 weeks in length and were rigorously tested and given clinicals as new nurses...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Losing my religion
    Your personal religious views may assist in your passion and zeal for providing nursing care that is compassionate and loving. There is no room for proselytizing or touting your personal beliefs....
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. circulating nurse = "go-fer" with no use for "real" nursing skills?
    When you are a new nurse and have no clinical experience-the post by Ratona would be true. You spend a few years learning to put things together. I recommend that you make your nursing experience...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Hysterflo showing negative deficit????
    Do you have a policy on hysteroscopy? Usually the guidelines for fluids, deficits, and f/u labwork are integrated into that policy. Inservice on equipment is extremely important and calibration of...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Does your workplace have a Suggestion Box?
    We do have lots of suggestions. Here are some of the responses you may hear: 1) that's a great idea, write up a proposal and present it and then we'll let you know; 2) we have to clear that with HR...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  25. 80% BSN staffing by 2020
    It's a goal and a long term one to energize the effort to make BSN as entry into practice. No one is forced to do it at this point. I am in the mid point of completing my RN-BSN and am extremely glad...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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