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  1. Which CNS certification?
    Yes, that is the book. The authors are Lubkin and Larsen. I used the eighth edition. It's an excellent resource.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  2. Which CNS certification?
    I know you directed this at a different member, but I took and passed this exam in June '15. I used the book list that is provided with the exam blueprint. So I didn't take a course, but spent a...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  3. PhD right after FNP-MSN?
    SaintlyJ, where are you applying? University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seems to have a strong HIV/AIDS research focus (one reason I personally did not want to apply there).
    Aug 26
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  4. Help!
    Agreed with Justbeachynurse. You will breeze through skills you know, but there will also be ADL skills to learn (are you by chance a CNA also?). The theoretical base is very different. Since...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  5. Elephant in the China Shop
    Do I like putting in Foleys? YES. finding an elusive urethra, navigating a prostate, relieving urinary retention, yes, yes and yes. Do I find this sexy in any possible way? HEAVENS NO!!!!
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Should I tell the truth before I begin my program?
    THIS ^^ plus what Organized Chaos said. Do you have a family member or friend that will allow you to practice with gait belt and changing linen on occupied bed? That might help you gain confidence.
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Gay student attending Christian Nursing school?
    Personally, if I were in your position, I would be reluctant to enroll in a school that didn't have some kind of LGBT office or club. But I know I need writing and research support and would not...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Auditory learner - how to study for subjects like Pharmacology?
    What might help, besides the above excellent suggestions: rhymes, mnemonics, songs, silly but memorable stories you can make up about the side effects.
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Are care plans valuable?
    This was my thought, as well.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Really? It provides immediate results, somehow satisfying. This list is fascinating- every nurse is different.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Graduate Nursing schools with no GRE
    I agree. Nursing school involves a LOT of timed tests. If avoiding these is a top factor for a person, nursing school is just not the right path.
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Hi! I need three nurses to answer a question for an assignment.
    I think this post is the definition of irony.
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Quit during orientation
    We don't clean poop because we LIKE poop. We clean poop because we want our patients to be clean and dignified. We want to avoid skin breakdown. We want to assess our patients' skin and GI...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. DNP by 2015- official retraction?
    Hi Elkpark, I see your point, but because there is so much information about this thing that was supposed to happen, and no official "well, I guess this never happened" from the AACN, that it seems...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. DNP by 2015- official retraction?
    Hi all, As we all know, there is no mandate for APRN's to have a DNP by 2015 (only the CRNA's even have an official date to transition to the DNP by 2025). I am trying to find an official...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Now THAT'S a lab result
    I've seen a1c's 19, 20, 21. 15-18 was pretty typical at our clinic for a while.
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Now THAT'S a lab result
    Blood glucose of 2 (serum draw). Recovered with no deficits.
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. book question - Jarvis
    Personally I like the pictures and diagrams in 6th Edition Jarvis better. i did find the workbook helpful. An older edition pocket guide should be fine as well.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. suspended for doing the right thing...
    Yes, I did mean Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating. You are correct and I am smacking my own forehead.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Nursing Student Attrition and Retention Strategies: Please share your experiences!
    This is a topic of great interest to me as I live in a "majority minority" urban area; yet, our nursing profession is so not representative of the population whom we serve. The ADN program in which...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  21. suspended for doing the right thing...
    There is a school of thought called DAFNE- dietary approaches for normal eating. As a non-diabetic, my pancreas will release extra insulin to cover the occasional piece of cake, so the person with...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Generalist MSN to Post-Master's Cert possible?
    OP, you can get the post-masters certificate- you would need to complete whatever coursework is needed for the NP program that is not in your MN/CNL/generalist masters program. For instance, if you...
    May 26
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Esme, I hope you have nurses as wonderful and competent as you are, caring for you.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is CNS the way to go?
    I just graduated from an AGCNS program. I met with our CNO and inquired about opportunities in the organization in which I'd been employed for 20+ years. She said "we're hiring CNLs now. Maybe you...
    May 20
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  25. Students who fight back at instructor feedback
    Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. These are all great points. I appreciate the variety also (current students, former students, instructors). I am trying to consider both my tone...
    May 19
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty