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  1. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    I worked as an NP in a practice where an LPN was placed in the position of COO, and she delegated to MDs as well as NPs and RNs.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. How many patients are you expected to see daily?
    I have never gotten paid for my charting, and usually see 16 - 30 patients/day. With EMR (which I STILL hate!) it takes me about 15min (with a template) for an established pt and 30 min for a new pt...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Letters after name? FNP, APRN, etc
    Frankly, I have multiple degrees and DETEST the "alphabet soup" that most nurses with more than one degree use to make themselves seem impressive. I use CNP (even though my certification is ANCC)...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    Viva, you may be that type of surveyor, but most that I have met are unpleasant and think they "walk on water." They are condescending and think that you have all the time in the world to wait for...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. "Essential Personnel"
    When I worked at a hospital 30 miles from home, there were times when the state highway patrol closed the roads between where I lived and the hospital, I just called and told them. But I only missed...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Medical marijuana, role of the nurse, professional organization
    When I was working in oncology I had patients who smoked it to relieve nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy (marinol wouldn't work for the obvious reason of vomiting it back up - smoking it bypassed...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NP vs PA vs CNS
    I work as an NP, and have colleagues that are NPs and PAs. Frankly, I feel that we are pretty much equivalent in knowledge. I did a "diploma to Master's" program. They "suggested/recommended" that we...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  8. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Family I grew up with, last name Coon, Kids named "Ric,", "Rac," and "Ty". (raccoon, tycoon?) Another boy I went to school with, Frankie Weiner (no I'm not kidding.)
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. What do you do about doctors who don't write scripts for narcotics/sleeping pills etc
    When someone is admitted, I ask "would you like to write for this now or at 3AM when I call you?" I believe in being pro-active and having pain, bowel, and sleep meds already ordered - you KNOW you...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Fired After Fifty: Redux
    Have you considered becoming a medical scribe? They are used at some hospitals here in the ER, and my employer is looking for several to round with the providers. Pay is not great, but better than...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    In Ohio (at least it was when I did some agency a few years ago) it was considered okay for one nurse to pass meds on 50 (yes fifty) residents) in a LTC facility. I had two (yes two) STNAS to help. ...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Do you (Active NP's) feel respected by MD's/DO's/PA'S
    In general I am respected. There are occasional MDs who don't care for NPs, but some who have seen my work have changed their minds (hurray for them keeping an open mind.)
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. How to resolve a "Letter of Admonition"??
    A DUI, possession of marijuana, grand theft. etc.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. Patients destroying pain meds?
    Dissolve the meds in water and pour over clumping kitty litter.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. Dear British "Hoaxed" Nurse:
    In my state she would have been "thrown under the bus" by the hospital. She was humiliated worldwide. How could she have ever gone anywhere without finger-pointing and comments? We who do not...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Confused and scared...I need advice...
    Be EXTREMELY careful whistleblowing. A medical office employee in this state reported medicare fraud (in the millions) which was found to be true, and while there were no OVERT repercussions, she was...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Deep In The Dark
    That's why I always loved oncology nursing - everything you do for the patients is SO appreciated and they are such lovely people.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  18. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): My Personal Proís and Conís
    I would consider the DNP if I could learn what I really feel I need to improve my practice: Extra courses in becoming proficient in reading x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRIs, and additional...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  19. Questions about becoming a Nurse Practitioner?
    You also said in your original post "when you get your BSN." I suggest you work for several years as a RN before you become an NP. You need to have a background in normal versus abnormal before you...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  20. Would you do this for someone else?
    Brandon, because you are operating from reality, and it seems many of the other posters are operating in an ideal world, where you don't have 40 patients for med pass and treatments. Wait till you've...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What to do about disruptive behavior?
    Things like this should ALWAYS be handled in private - I told an MD once that when he could address me politely we would talk. He was shocked into silence. I don't think anyone had ever called him on...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Preceptorship
    It may not be that NPs are unwilling: I have been an NP for 7 years and have volunteered to precept with every NP program in the area, and no one has asked me yet. I have also volunteered with NP...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. Would you do it all over again?
    I LOVE being an NP. I was a staff nurse in oncology for nearly 23 years, became an oncology NP (loved it) and also worked as an adult NP in primary care (enjoyed that too) and am now in wound care...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. The problem with floating ER Nurses
    But I DO have to say that ER nurses rarely floated except to ICU/CCU/step-down. And I don't think the staffing they left you with was acceptable! That was risky at best, dangerous at worst.
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. The problem with floating ER Nurses
    When I worked in the hospital (22 years Heme/Onc) I had to float to med/surg, tele, psych, OB, and ER. In ER they had me put IVs in everyone and draw blood (excellent venipuncture skills after that...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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