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  1. Do you believe the pain is all in your head?
    I think it sure can be. I work in an ER and the majority of patients with fibromyalgia have a psych history and I find it interesting some psych/anxiety drugs treat it. I think perception and...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    I dislike nursing more after years than I did initially, the first few months were hard. At some point I stopped giving patients the benefit of the doubt and realized how many people take advantage...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. First Code/Death
    I am an ER nurse, have been for over 3 years. I still don't feel completely comfortable in a code. I feel a lot more comfortable than I did. I realize what things need to be done for the most...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How to get into informatics?
    I am accepted to NP school and just the salaries for NP's aren't great I was thinking informatics from what I am reading would be lower stress regular hours and maybe even pay better. NP starts in...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. NP salary too low?
    Well there isn't much debate they have more loans, but there school is indeed more intense. I don't necessarily buy into they work harder but maybe have more responsibility in most cases. Pay...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. How to get into informatics?
    How was the salary compared to what you were doing before?
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  7. Second Thoughts..???
    Nursing school blows. I thought it was a cool experience though, almost like a study on human behavior seeing crack addicted family having a kid one week to a loving one the next. People dying with...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Desensitization and detachement
    I remember in school in the ER how the nurses seem so cold. I don't really get bothered by it anymore. Most of the patients are dead in the door but I had a high functioning 80ish yo die from a...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Being thrown to the wolves during orientation
    ICU is probably great experience for the ED though I had little experience going in but I didn't have a full assignment until probbaly 4 weeks in. It is very different than what they teach in...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Frustrated with pts!
    Well some people just aren't reasonable. I try to justify things as a lot of the patients in the ER are there because they are not good decision makers. Which is why I am looking to make my exit...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. How to get into informatics?
    I have been an ER nurse for a few years now a little experience beyond that. I am starting to realize clinical nursing isn't where I want to take my career long term. I noticed my friends in...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  12. Has anyone receieved their masters from Kaplan University online?
    I was starting school for FNP and after having 2 years from acceptance to start date I have started to lean away from direct patient care. Nursing Informatics has recently gotten my attention. I...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. Kaplan Post MSN FNP
    The CCNE certifies their masters program. Id be a bit concerened about FNP online but I am thinking about informatics. I see some negative reviews but I can't decide I know it takes a really...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  14. Best Specialty for Travel Nursing?
    We get travel nurses where I work. In the ER you can't really get a worse assignment than anyone else. It's dumb luck. For some reason we are just always short staffed. They do the same job as me...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. UPMC vs West Penn?? New Grad needs HELP
    You will probably make more money though. There are areas where you will make more money and not spend much more to live or less. I hear Ohio pays better with a lower cost of living around...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  16. UPMC vs West Penn?? New Grad needs HELP
    I graduated last year and it was difficult finding a job anywhere. I don't know where you went to school. I assume you didn't do it with either system and your probably going to end up whatever is...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  17. Starting Nursing salaries by State?
    I worked at a health south out of school and prn varies 26-32 depending on how much you agree to work for them.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Starting Nursing salaries by State?
    Did you mean NY? I also wanted to thank everyone for useful information. No we don't do it just for the money, but if I can make 20k more somewhere else for the same work and probably better...
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Starting Nursing salaries by State?
    I live in pittsburgh which doesn't have a great market for nursing due to the fact there are two hospital systems and the one is buying up everything and putting the other out of business. I hear...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ACNP and FNP
    I imagine it would be faster to just get another masters than to take a 2 year certificate program. Seems some places adult or family will be enough to work ER or ICU as a NP. Hell could always...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. ACNP and FNP
    I guess everyone is different. I live in Pittsburgh, UPMC which is the big chain everyone I have talked to said they don't hire NP's they used PA's in the ER but nurses in general seem to hate life...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. ACNP and FNP
    So a FNP can work a floor but not say an ER? Main hospital chain doesnt allow NP in the ER anyway here.
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. ACNP and FNP
    I think I would be more interested in the ER but I just graduated and am starting my first job in july. Just after the preceptorship I don't think I would want to work med surge for very long, it...
    May 31, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. ACNP and FNP
    I think im still closer to having a bachelors in exercise science than nursing I have 142 credits. I just figured a nurse practitioner would be easier at this point. I am under the impression PA's...
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. ACNP and FNP
    from the ancc Credential Awarded: ACNP-BC (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner—Board Certified) Eligibility Criteria All requirements must be completed prior to application for the examination. ...
    May 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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