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  1. Returning to nursing after a long absence (5-year)
    Clinical experience is even more important for ANPs - because they are expected to perform at an advanced level with little or no supervision. My organization utilizes a lot of NPs in various types...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. List of skills in Resume?
    I would advise against this. You don't want to give the impression that you feel nursing is a compilation of tasks. Instead, I would suggest that you describe your skills in terms of the types of...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  3. Job Hopper, concerned
    Were you doing home care in a high-crime area? Providing care to violent, psychotic patients? Threatened by co-workers? Exposed to chemical toxins? Dealing with sub-standard or faulty equipment? I...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  4. Advices for a nursing major?
    It seems to be a very strange situation at the moment. In many areas of the country, new grads are having a terrible time landing their first jobs. Hospitals in major metro areas are only hiring...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Leave CO for beach?
    OK - so this may be out of your frame of reference, but there is an area along the "Third Coast" (or not too far away) that is chronically short of nurses..... Far South Texas along the Rio Grande...
    Mar 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. How long does background check take??
    This 'hidden' part of the employment process is so frustrating! Many organizations use a 3rd party to do background checks because this work is highly specialized and tedious. The scope of the...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Unique Situation - Re-entering Nursing
    Well, the nursing situation now is just as bad, if not worse, than it was when you left for greener pastures 17 years ago. Workload is much higher with more operational and technical demands than...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. In need of assistances
    If you go to a Community College-based program, you can take advantage of Pell Grant money, depending on your financial situation. It can be enough to cover CC costs. Best of luck to you!
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. I am exploring options legal nurse consultant?
    Absolutely agree with PP. I have actually done this twice. It seems that attorneys use MLC RNs is to either: 1) interpret medical records to 'paint a picture' of what happened or 2) convince the...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Looking for advice on career change to PA or RN
    Keep in mind that the process for becoming an NP includes becoming an RN. On the other hand, the pathway to PA is much more straightforward because it IS the entry into practice for that field. You...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Should I drop statistics?
    Stats is a very tricky course. There is a growing body of evidence which indicates that online or distance teaching methods are NOT appropriate for introductory stats unless the student has a strong...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Keep getting automatic rejections. Getting discouraged
    It's smart to use a 'local' address, for job applications. Also, when you list your cell phone number, be sure to indicate that it is a cell phone so they aren't put off because the area code is...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. Relocating during 1st year
    In my experience "unavoidable resignation/turnover" (due to change in family circumstance) is viewed differently and will not characterize you as a job-hopper when you're applying for jobs. Chances...
    Mar 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. I am considering changing careers completely
    I'm sorry you haven't gotten more responses. After re-reading your post, it seems like you may be chasing an impossible dream. Working in a physician office may 'seem' less stressful than a staff...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Becoming a business owner
    Sounds interesting... but kind of vague. You may need to get more specific about the services you want to provide. Would it be Home Care with on-demand transportation as well? Uber for oldies? ...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. jus flapping in the wind....
    This is one of the aspects of nursing that doesn't seem to make an impression on all those folks who refer to the 'great wages' for new nurses. There is (and always has been) tremendous salary...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Medical Assistants and Telephone Orders
    Here is the Texas Medical Board website - very searchable content. You can probably find your answers there.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Arkansas to Houston
    In Texas, the Board of Nursing only manages LVNs and RNs, CNA and MA certification is managed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). That's the link in the previous post. I'm...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Emotional support?
    In the last few years, a new phenomenon called "Cumulative Traumatic Stress Disorder" has emerged in nursing research. It is a very real problem - resulting from the continuous onslaught of...
    Mar 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. confused about cardiac output....
    You're almost there!! Pre-load is a term that can be applied to either chamber. It is easier to understand if you separate the sides of the heart. Remember that the Right ventricle has to push...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. graduate 2009, wanted to take NCLEX RN. Dont know which state i am eligible. pls help :(
    There are a lot of folks with much more expertise on the subject of foreign grads and NCLEX. But, I doubt whether TX BON has any mechanism for licensure of an unlicensed foreign graduate from 6...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Anonymous claim to BON...Psych Eval?
    Wow - what a horrible experience. In my state, the BON has been known to file charges of "making a false report" and seek damages when this type of thing occurs. In addition to the terrible effect...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Help me with compassion fatigue
    It's OKI to vent. You're among friends here. Hey, we all have things that get on our last nerve. Asking for coffee to be re-heated was my 'hot button'..... arrrrgggghhhh. lmccrn62 has...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Tablets
    Depends on what you will be using the device for. If it's going to be the primary machine for completing school assignments, this means writing.... so, a practical keypad is needed. I would...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. safe assignment
    Completely agree - conversation with your manager is the place to start. Has there been a change in the staffing plan for your department? If so, you and your co-workers should have been informed. ...
    Mar 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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