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  1. Nurse Entrepreneur Roll Call!
    I am getting ready to start my own House Calls practice in South Carolina. It will be a fee-for-service, so no insurance to deal with.
    Nov 8, '15
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  2. First Assist billing
    You need more information on his billing before you can make a decision. You also need to find out what the laws are in your state regarding billing of a RNFA. In South Carolina I am paid 85% of the...
    Sep 12, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. How do NPs use statistics in their practice?
    I personally catch myself saying "statistically speaking, you're more likely to..." to my patients. In that sense I am referring to how they compare to the larger volume of patients I see with same...
    Jun 23, '15
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Advanced Degrees for O.R. Nurses
    As previously stated, I am an orthopedic NP. I split my time between clinic (90%) & OR (10%). Most of the PA's in my department split 60/40 though. Salary is very variable. I will just say that I...
    Mar 29, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Personal Internet Access and NP programs
    You'll want a VERY reliable internet. Broadband is typically preferred especially during exams. You may want to take exams somewhere you have a reliable access. I graduated from UAB in 2010 and found...
    Mar 22, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Advanced Degrees for O.R. Nurses
    I have a couple of things in mind. The first is a RNFA. This would allow you to work more advanced role in the operating room which it sounds like you want to do. The other option is to go ahead and...
    Mar 11, '15
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Question for those of you who precept NP students
    I think as preceptors we have a responsibility to our patients, peers and the public to produce the best students we can. That being said, we are dealt the hands we are dealt. I'm an Ortho NP and...
    Mar 11, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Need a NP Preceptor In or near Florence, SC, May-August 2015, Pretty Pretty Please???
    I'm in Charleston if you're still needing help.
    Mar 2, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. DNP Letter of Recommendation
    What about any of the physicians you work with? I had 2 colleagues and the surgeon I work for write mine. Now, I am already a NP, but I still think this would be a great option for you. Penni
    Mar 2, '15
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  10. job market Charleston area
    I work at Roper and am a First Assist in the OR. We are having several nurses retiring at the end of the year so I know we are hiring for OR nurses. Good luck!
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  11. job market Charleston area
    There are several hospitals hiring. The big thing down here is they want RNs with a BSN or at least a plan for it. I would look online at the 3 big hospital groups and see. Roper St Francis, MUSC...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  12. Graduating NP School
    Not many places want to hire NPs to work as RNs related to compliance issues.
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. prior BS + ADN = BSN????
    I'm just wondering why you didn't get a bridge BSN vs ADN? That seems like that would have been a better option.
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Family NP in hospital and FA?
    Brian, I am an Adult NP with a specialty in Ortho. I split my time between clinic and First Assist in the OR. I have always been an Ortho nurse so I knew this is what I would do. I never worked...
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
    I will say MOST of the local hospitals are only hiring nurses with the BSN. There are nursing opportunities in the area I would encourage you to check craigslist, monster and CareerBuilder.
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  16. Graduating NP School
    I personally don't think it's a good idea. There are many travel agencies that work with nurse practitioners but they require that you have some experience first. Working as an RN and working as a...
    Nov 24, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. Difficulty Finding NP Preceptors in Charleston, SC
    Lowcountry Advanced Practice Nurses has an active APRN board. We meet regularly and can often help place students. I recommend students join - it is a good way to network with possible preceptors....
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  18. Knee Replacement and Danskos?
    Preferably a pair of flat soles with treads, like a slip on sneaker or the like, is preferred.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  19. Difficulty Finding NP Preceptors in Charleston, SC
    I did all of my hours at Palmetto Primary Care when I was a student 3 years ago. Call their corporate office and ask if any of the providers are taking students. I currently have a NP student that...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. Like np role more than bedside?
    I have been a NP for 3 years and I don't regret it for one minute. What I miss the most about being a bedside nurse is the ability to be surrounded by fellow nurses.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. ICU ARNP vs Neurosurgical ARNP
    I can only tell you my stance as the sole Orthopaedic NP in town. I absolutely LOVE being in the OR. I met some opposition originally since it's such a PA heavy field, but I'm now accepted freely....
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. New RN, wondering if becoming a nurse was a mistake. Please read, I need advice!
    At some point EVERY nurse has second thoughts. I have always told the nurses that worked for me that it takes a minimum 6 months to decide if one field of nursing is for you or not. That is the...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Interview
    You are more then welcome to email me at
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. Following Your Path, Finding My Own, RN to NP
    First is your current job market issue. Are you in a position to relocate if necessary to obtain a job as a RN? If not, I think advancing your nursing education without actually clinical experience...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. DEA license
    I don't think it should be a problem. If you are in question I encourage you to look on the DEA website and contact your local office. I found them very helpful when I was obtaining my initial...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)