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  1. Cost the same for NP and MD
    A lot of may have to do with reimbursement. I am in a Masters program and we are discussing the changing roles of the APRN and the differences between states regarding independent or have to work...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Help! Trauma CEU's needed!!
    We use CE direct and they have trauma hours. Medscape may have some. We have a huge library available to us through work. Most online. We also have classes/workshops that fulfill that. As an ortho...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Aspiring Second Degree BSN
    I disagree with the CNA part. It can help. It shows that you have tested the healthcare waters and survived. Don't give up. you'll get there if you want it bad enough :)
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Online Masters Program
    Capella is a good school from what I have heard. One of my ex instructors is a professor there. They also offer one of the only masters in diabetes education. Almost did that one.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  5. Which is the standard diabetes test?
    fasting and an A1c. GTT is usually done in an office setting.
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Shift, SBAR, report
    I made my own too. We use a text paging system, so we are REALLY limited on what we have space to tell. Just the facts Jack. I give whatever info is important to what the situation is. If it...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  7. Need advice working on ortho.
    First of all, your preceptor should be watching you set up IV lines. It is just a skill to learn, What you need to be careful of is compatible meds. Always double check compatibility. No matter how...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  8. Getting Close!!!!-
    School starts for my in Jan. MSN-Informatics. I have a chance at a sizable scholarship. Any advice for my essay? The topic is broad: what am I going to do after graduation? Need it referenced....
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. How long is your commute?
    Current job 45 min. Last job 60 min. This one is 3 days a week, last one was 5 days a week. Do what you have to get work. Got y dream job now :)
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Forgot to carry out an order? Reportable to the BON?
    1.) we have a policy that states admissions need to be completed in 24 hours upon admission. I have heard the JCOH is targeting education and care plans this year. 2.) we have a "blame-free"...
    Oct 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurse Practitioner Rules and Schools
    I have a friend that cannot complete her BSN b/c she lives in NC, but enrolled in an online program in another state. The problem arose when she attempted to do her capstone here. NC won't let her...
    Oct 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Should Nurses have to clean patients rooms after a patient dies or is discharged??
    We have to strip the room of everything, throw all garbage away, but we have not been trained on how to properly disinfect the rooms/beds. It more than mopping the floor and cleaning the toilet. I...
    Oct 22, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Top paying hospitals in NC ?
    Paying what they pay, they won't be able to sustain that. they just went live with EPIC and got dinged from JCOH (for something TOTALLY unfair). They are try to get Magnet status, too. I don't think...
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  14. Quitting without a notice
    Nursing is a VERY small world. you lose your "eligible for rehire" status and the ability to cash out your PTO. I was told 2 weeks when I was offered my current (dream) job and then found out it was...
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Sign-on Bonuses Are Alive and Well
    i just got an email this past week from Minn., I think, with an $8K bonus and a 3500 moving stipend. NO Minn for me! Left Chicago d/t cold and snow!!
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is your schedule like as a nurse?
    I work 3-12s; weekend option so Sat/Sun and another weekday. Sometimes there are opportunities for an extra shift and I will work one extra shift in a 2 week period if I feel like it. We are lucky...
    Oct 18, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Top paying hospitals in NC ?
    Duke has done some things to catch up. I have not had personal experience @ UNC, but a good friend who hated it there. WakeMed may be in a little trouble, but I do know their ratios are not better...
    Oct 10, '15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  18. NI credentials
    To be a certified NI nurse. Just like I wanted to be certified in orthopedics as an orthopedic nurse. I should have been clearer: I am starting my MSN in Informatics. Why wouldn't I want to be board...
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  19. certified!!
    i used the CD-ROM from ONCB. It is worth the money. I also had gone to a review course and that PP to review. I did not buy the Core Curriculum. Most if it is common sense.
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  20. Becoming a flight nurse
    ours have to have 3-5 years ICU experience and work as a paramedic from the ED too. Takes a long time to actually get "in the air"
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Very Low Dose Insulin Administration
    that is ridiculous. Our ss usually starts at glucose over 200 and goes up by 1 unit per 50 points over; up to 350 at which time, if it is >350, call provider.
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurse used same syringe on 67 people at N.J. flu clinic
    When I worked for a vet, and had to help vaccinate 40+ horses at a time, we pulled every single stinkin shot up by hand. One horse, one needle/syringe. This is INSANE. No one noticed??? People are...
    Oct 8, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. NI credentials
    I am starting in January, so when I finish my MSN with 200 hours, I can sit for boards almost immediately? I am ortho certified and there is only one option-2 years and 1000 hours.
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  24. All my friends are RNs
    i am older and have had different careers, so I have friends from grade school to nursing and whole lot of others in between :) Love them all!!!!!
    Oct 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question about possible move
    Cary and Raleigh are neighbors, Asheville is closer to Charlotte. I doubt that you would start at the low end of the pay scale. New grads are close to $22/hr. When I applied for a prn job, they...
    Oct 3, '15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing


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