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  1. Encouragement Needed
    I'm not at UTA, but I have heard similar complaints from coworkers in their master's programs. At least we are all in the same metaphorical boat.
    Jul 21, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Encouragement Needed
    Thank you for you reply, CocoaLover. My BSN was all on-campus school, and this is the first time I've ever really taken online courses, and I'm really not enjoying the lack of face time. I've only...
    Jul 20, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Encouragement Needed
    I am currently at a local state school's FNP program, going more or less at a part time rate as I work full time. The school is mostly online, though I've yet to go to campus for anything. ...
    Jul 19, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. ENP or Emergency Physician?
    It depends on the level of trust you have with your ED physician and your skills/experiences. It also depends on who you work for. I've worked out in a rural hospital where the midlevels could pretty...
    Apr 10, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. New grad ER nurse
    Brand new - focus on assessment skills and time management (including priorities). Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't know how to do something/unsure/not confident doing it on your own -...
    Jan 14, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Low GPA for NP school
    It definitely depends on the applicant pool. I'll let you know my GPA was in the gutter (around a 2.9) and I did mediocre on the GRE. I applied to a couple schools and in my letter of intent,...
    Jan 13, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Anyone work with NPs who deal with actual emergencies?
    I started in a 15-bed rural ED, and the PAs and NPs saw everything - fast track and if the MD was busy, pick up other patients. When I went to a major city ED, they didn't even hire NPs until...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Emergency Nurse Practitioner
    Unfortunately it is very confusing. I've worked in ERs where the NPs are FNP and I've worked where they're ACNP. It really depends on the system. I've also worked in setting where I've never see the...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Dallas or Houston?
    Dallas! But of course I'm a bit biased as I live here. Apply to all, interview, and decide from there based off their interview/tour you're given.
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. ER nurse with 7 years of experience
    Low 30's sounds about right. You also have to remember the cost of living in the Dallas area is very reasonable, I think, and you can live comfortably at this salary. You'll have to ask the hospitals...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. Help!!! Floor nurse applied for ED position
    Plenty of nurses move from the floor to the ER. I did and very thankful for my time on the floor. I learned about medications and prioritization, and got my assessment skills down. You will have an...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Bedside hand-off/report?
    In a smaller ER. We report at the nurses' station. I think bedside reporting would work in ours, but I don't see any of my coworkers agreeing to it. Plus, the fear of HIPAA violation. We had...
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. How'd You Get Your ER Job?
    I always wanted to do critical care/ICU during nursing school. I did not have a good experience in my ER rotation during nursing school, so I was no interested or impressed with it. After 8...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. getting hired at a hospital with non hospital experience
    I graduated May 2010, never worked in healthcare before. I was a cashier at Target... I was hired on a med-surg/tele floor with no problem.
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Doctors Without Borders - Telephone Screening?
    Unfortunately I don't have any advice for you, but I wish you luck in the interview! I'm curious to know how it goes for you. I'd like to work for MSF one day.
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  16. In my ER, we're required to do preg tests before giving Toradol. Does anyone else do this?
    I've only been in the ER for 2 months, but curious to other's reply to this. In my ER, we're required to do preg tests on all females (unless they've had a hyst) before giving Toradol. Does anyone...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Parkland's Dallas ER
    According to nearly every weekend in the Dallas Morning Newspaper, Parkland is under alot of fire recently between Medicare funding possibly being denied and questionable overseeing of UT-SW...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Tell me about your ED
    I work in a hospital in rural Texas, just a preface to my replies. 15 bed ER, 3 bed fast track. We probably see around 200 patients a day. 1) What is your standard nurse to patient ratio? 1:4 ...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Just curious- When pt's are drug tested..
    Been in the ER only a couple months now, but we don't. We might test to give us an idea of they're actually on something or to help us determine how to treat them, but other than that, we could care...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What supplies do you carry on you?
    two pens, paper and plastic tape, pen light, alcohol pads, 1 or 2 NS flushes, scissors, hemostats
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What ridiculous things have you seen happen in the workplace?
    I have just transferred to the ER, and on one of my first nights, we had a pt come in with an OD. EMS was called by his wife due to his decreased response and hard to wake up. When we asked where the...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. While you're at it...can you clean my poop too?
    My coworkers and I have this theory that when people are admitted to the hospital, they suddenly become invalids. There's been plenty of times we've lectured our patients, "Who does this for you...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feel Fortunate
    I feel very fortunate that I passed my NCLEX the very first time I took it, and obtained a job 2 months after graduating last year. (Not in the specialty/hospital/location that I wanted, but I was...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Being prepared
    I have almost 8 months of experience. My very first code ever was my own patient, and I know exactly how you felt! When you're not ACLS certified, the only thing you'd be asked to do is compressions...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Name the nurse to patient ratio and the hospital in NY!
    Med-Surg/Tele and 10 patients? I'd turn it down. I work nights on a Med-Surg/Tele floor, and we get 5-7. One really horrible night I had 8 and almost tore my hair out. But we also only have 1 or 0...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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