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  1. Post Master's Certificates?
    St. Scholastica has offered this one
    Mar 14, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. "NPs don't practice medicine"
    Thanks for your feedback :) I probably am hard on myself - but I don't feel incompetent at work, see patients on my own in the clinic and hospital, and have great colleagues to help advise me when I...
    Jan 18, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. "NPs don't practice medicine"
    You can message me but... I'm not on here too much so if I don't get back to you, it's not personal :) I'll do my best though.
    Jan 16, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Looking for NP preceptor for May 2015!
    I had good luck in rural clinics; worked with a midwife at a birthing center for my OB hours too. Starting to get tough, I hear from current students, even in MN schools. good luck!
    Jan 15, '15
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  5. "NPs don't practice medicine"
    I think of the time spent in the cadaver lab (when I hear the MDs talk) vs my time with a cat; the time spent in residencies, the time spent preparing to present a patient to a preceptor or colleague...
    Jan 15, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. Leave Easy job for Subacute Unit?
    rehabnurse.org has great information about what a rehab nurse does - I highly recommend this site. I work inpatient, not TCU, but we give IV meds, antibiotics, blood, work with trachs and pegs, and...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  7. Letters after name? FNP, APRN, etc
    My state (MN) tells me to use RN, CNP so I do... my ANCC is FNP-BC - it's a mouthful when I use the whole thing on anything professional
    Feb 15, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NPs in rehab? Looking to connect / network...
    Thanks - I am a member and of our specialty organization too. Was just looking for others on this board.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  9. NPs in rehab? Looking to connect / network...
    I'm a new FNP in rehab (6 years experience as a rehab nurse) and am just looking for informal networking. Thanks!
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  10. Professional Liability Insurance for Nurses in MN
    Mine was ~$115 (maybe less?) and I needed it for school... I used Marsh Liability and it was a very easy process
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  11. Transferring Bariatric Patients on Rehab
    Does your state have a no lift or low lift law? Our state does and employee health spearheaded the changes needed. Good luck!
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  12. Ipad and FNP school!
    I had an ipod touch and it was priceless. I used the apps, was able to access things with wifi, logged clinical hours, did some research when requested by my preceptor if we had downtime (especially...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Graduated NP's.....help me out!
    I worked FT and did school part time 2 years, more full time the last 2. It was tough and I couldn't have done what I did without my husband's support and the flexibility at work to work 3 12 hour...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. New Inpatient Rehab Nurse
    Check out rehabnurse.org and review the article they have about FIM; the CAT exams are also very good. They have role descriptions that can help you figure out maybe who does what. You will spend a...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  15. ANCC Gerontology Exam
    I agree - the exam was fairly easy, with a lot of common-sense style questions. I reviewed the sample questions online and felt comfortable with those and the exam was similar. Good luck!
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. thank you for preceptor
    I bought tea for one (and a cup) and coffee for another (and a cup) as they both tended to drink quite a bit of it
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. When Do I Apply for Jobs?
    I graduate in May (just finished my last clinical today!) and started in February - I had several interviews and inquiries from both rural and metro facilities. Good luck!
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Why are MD's preceptors?
    I learned in a different way from each of my preceptors; I was with a pediatrician for my peds rotation, and an internal medicine physician for another rotation, and am with 2 NPs now. Sometimes,...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. I suppose I should do my homework.
    I hear you! Last month of class (plus a few days) and it takes a lot of effort to get over to the computer, let alone open a book... ugh! I think I can, I think I can... :) Good luck!
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  20. FNP vs Adult NP
    I started in a CNS program, switched to ANP, and am finishing with my FNP. I made those changes as I heard more / learned more about limitations that others have had with their initial degrees - I...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Time between graduation & NP job
    I had an interview today where the administrator mentioned that I could be paid as an RN while I trained in, learned the EMR, went through the classroom training, etc. He didn't seem to think the...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. OMG Say it correctly!
    I get very annoyed when I see RN's or LPN's or MD's when using it as a plural. I see it in articles, policies, powerpoints, etc. ARGH!! We should know better. When we write out two hundred nurses we...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. rehab nurse
    Sounds like PT is what you're looking for (not nursing) ? I could be wrong but... PTA perhaps, if you're not looking to get your doctorate? Can you shadow to get a better feel for it? OT / COTA have...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. Spinal Rehab Nursing Skills
    Can you look at the PVA or VA guidelines?
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  25. Twin Cities (Minnesota) anyone?
    Minute Clinic offers preceptors. Community health centers might be a good one too - good luck!
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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