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  1. TTUHSC FNP 2016
    First I'd like to ask how long you've been an RN? I went through TT AG-ACNP program and all the NP students take the same courses until you get to your FNP 1,2,3 classes. We had a couple of...
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. FNP vs. AC-AGNP
    To address that first issue; you are correct it's not the preceptors job to teach me, although, a lot of the MD/DO's preceptors I had did just that. But this is where active adult learning comes...
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. FNP vs. AC-AGNP
    I understand everybody learns differently but the way I viewed it was school was for the core knowledge but the practical knowledge came from my clinicals and what I was learning in the Trauma ICU...
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. FNP vs. AC-AGNP
    I spent 10 1/2 yrs in various ICU's and ER's before going to Texas Tech for their AGACNP program. A large amount of the program is online but you had to go back to campus each semester(once) for a...
    Oct 14, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Nursing documentation help
    That "Vital signs WNL" will get you in a lot of trouble should you ever have to go to court. DONT ever chart that. It can be argued that what is normal for a 2 yr old is not normal for a 22 yr...
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. IHS repayment and the va?
    I would first contact who ever is servicing your loan and ask them directly. Now off the top of my head I would say "Yes" they will pay it but it's always nice to hear it from the "horse's mouth" to...
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. The cost of medications and universal healthcare
    Very interesting article on Gleevec and yes your correct about the kinase inhibitors, not all of them will work in all instances. Some like Gleevec are very specific, fascinating how they went about...
    Oct 10, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The cost of medications and universal healthcare
    Was actually responding to Alisonisayoshi, LVN response to my initial "rant" and I hear what your saying about him/her taking a lower salary but honestly who wants to make less money. I know I...
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The cost of medications and universal healthcare
    Once again you ask your doc/np/pa to change you to Novolin R instead of Humulin R and go to Wal-mart and pick it up for 27 bucks. There are usually always other alternatives. That was one of the...
    Oct 9, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The cost of medications and universal healthcare
    Not to mention the fact that healthcare and "big" pharm is a business. It's simple economics. As an NP I expect to be paid for my services, if I wanted to do charity work I make that choice for me...
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. AANP Certfication Exam ( I failed it)
    I have to admit even though I took my exam back in 2013 it was more difficult than I expected but I did pass. I bought both Fitz's book and Barkley's book and CD's off Ebay. Fitz's wasn't cutting...
    Oct 7, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  12. AANP Certfication Exam ( I failed it)
    Ya'll with test anxiety....get yourself a script for some propranalol.....Smooths ya right out according to one gal in my class who swears by it. I personally have never experienced it even when I...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. Now soon is too soon....
    You may want to join the state and local NP groups to get to know NP's in your area and smoooze with them. Let them know your a student and will be looking for preceptors in the very near future. ...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. TWU NP program / advanced patho
    I took it last summer at Texas Tech but I'm in their ACNP program. It was pretty difficult but I had plenty of time to study since I'm not working during school.
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. George Washington University ANP and FNP applicants 2012
    Since they will be retiring the ANP credential you may want to find out how and when your program is transitioning to the new Adult-Geri program. I was shocked as well to find out they are retiring...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  16. Online NP Programs
    Texas Tech was pretty easy for me to get into. I know they like the rural aspect of care, but I'm doing the ACNP program there....Graduate summer of 2013
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. NP's in the Military
    Yes they can and do deploy. My wife is in the AF as a NICU RN and here in San Antonio both NP's and RN's deploy for approx 6 months to Iraq(no longer but when we arrived they were still going) and...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Is it wise to take graduate Patho and Pharmacology in the same semester?
    I know I tried to take both pharm and patho this past summer at Texas Tech and they ended up dropping me from pharm....said it was way too hard to take them both during a shortened semester. Had it...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. What does STAT mean to your Lab?
    For us it depends on whether it's a weekday or weekend. May take an hour on the weekday and perhaps an hour and a half or two on the weekends. If we have a pt on CVVHDF then we can always pull out...
    Feb 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Saline or Heparin for arterial lines
    We use both, depends mostly on how they come back from the Cath lab. And for those pt's who come to us not from the Cath lab who need an Art line it's our choice which one we start them on.
    Aug 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. OK, I'll do it, where are you from
    Dallas Texas.......home of the losing Cowboys
    Aug 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How much money do you make?
    Our PRN rate at Methodist in Dallas is 30/hr and with all the overtime I'm doing this year I'll be well over 90....but man is Uncle Sam wearing me out!!!!!
    Aug 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ICU visiting hours
    At our hospital the ICU has a very limited time for visiting and the nurses love it. In CCU/MICU our new manager instituted a very liberal visitation policy. We're only closed from 0600-0800 and...
    Aug 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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