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  1. Fellow nurses...does this make sense?
    The students at my hospital are allowed to perform tasks with either their instructor or, with the permission of the instructor, with one of our RNs.
    Feb 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. patient abandonment
    I'm so sorry for your loss and that you were placed in a position to have to make such a decision :(
    Feb 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Will be taking CNS exam next week - any tips?
    I took the adult-gero CNS exam offered by AACN and it actually came with a free online review course when you registered to take the exam. To supplement that, though, I some CCRN and PCCN study...
    Feb 26, '15
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  4. Desiring to be a CNO
    I know this thread is old, but I work at a 550 need level 1 trauma center Magnet designated hospital. Our current and most recent CNOs both had women's health back rounds almost exclusively.
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  5. Which CNS certification?
    I recently graduated a post masters program and took AACN'S ACCNS-AG in October. Fortunately, AACN offered a free review course when you register for that particular exam.
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  6. I'm an MSN now!
    Congratulations! I finished in August and took and passed the exam in October so I know just what you're feeling! Completing the program was a very challenging and rewarding experience, but I'm so...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  7. RN Certifications?
    There is also a sticky at the top of this general nursing board with 7 pages worth of a glossary of nursing and medical certifications and acronyms
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Anybody still doing or just did or thinking about doing CNS?
    I'm currently in a post-masters adult-gero CNS program with hopes of finishing next summer.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  9. Need Guidance- CNS student already working in a CNS role
    I'm in the same predicament. I've talked to my director and my tentative plan is to use some PTO time, but mostly some creative scheduling (i.e. Doing 4-6 hrs clinical, then.getting in my 8 hrs of...
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  10. Help!  Where should I work???
    I've worked various areas since becoming a nurse. Honestly, I would suggest going after what ultimately appeals to you most. Regardless, you don't have to stay in that position forever if you don't...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. 6 patients at once? How do you do that?? Any advice?
    1:6 is pretty normal for med-surg. I used to take between 5-8 patients on day shift when I worked med-surg and that was about 5 years ago, so a max of 6 is pretty sweet.
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. AM I CRAZY??
    I wouldn't do it. I have a full time job, but also a per diem job on the side. Although I usually get all of the hours I sign up for (which is only about 24 a month), I've been put on call for...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  13. CNS vs. CNL
    Great thread! I've only recently heard of the CNL title and had originally thought it was just a certification and not a MSN education track. I'm currently working on a post masters CNS and was...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  14. Placing IVs in shoulder, breast, upper chest
    The most I've personally tried is upper arm not far from the shoulder, but that was in the ICU in a patient that was in dire need of access and IR was not open at the time (small hospital, evening...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hey NPs! Looking for a great online Advanced Human Pathophysiology class
    I'm a CNS student, but I took advanced patho phys online at Purdue University Calumet. Great class, but very very challenging. It's also 4 credit hours whereas many other programs' patho class is...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Exam
    Thanks for the clarification traumaRUs. I hadn't realized that the CNS role was not recognized as APN in some states.
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  17. Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Exam
    Am I mistaken or isn't CNS already an advanced practice role?
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  18. Burned out nurse
    I've seen this and unfortunately it was not a pretty scene...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. Apologizing for my prima donna ICU coworkers.
    Yeah, I work ICU and though I've never done ED, I have worked as house supervisor so I spent a lot of time there during my shifts when we were busting at the seams. I definitely developed a new...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Best way to contact unsuccessful candidates after interview
    Personally speaking, I would prefer to receive an email. I've only ever received two phone calls to inform me that I was not chosen for the position and it was somewhat akward. Obviously I was not...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. I'm a real nurse!!! Thank you!
    When I was an LPN the med-surg unit I worked on nicknamed all the LPNs (and there were about 4-5 of us at the time and about 20-30 RNs) "little play nurses" or "lets play nurse". I was initially...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. CNS educational programs
    I'm currently in my second semester of an online post-masters CNS program at Purdue University Calumet. So far I love it; the professors (at least the ones I've met so far) are very knowledgeable...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  23. Dissemination Methods
    Sorry for the appearance of the above post. Tried to separate paragraphs, but it didn't work and couldn't edit the post. Arrggghh!
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  24. Dissemination Methods
    Hi Rya and welcome! I do a lot of staff development/education as part of my job and I typically use a multitude of venues for communication. It depends on what the education/message is though and...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  25. She actually said it! Yay for my instructor!
    Wow, great idea! Nice that your instructors actually followed through with discouraging those long, drawn out stories about someones mom's-cousin's-next door neigbors-best friend from grade school! ...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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