Winnie04

Winnie04

cardiac electrophysiology, critical care
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Winnie04 has 5 years experience and specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, critical care.

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  1. Nurse Practioner Diagnostic Ability

    Although the AACN recommends that the DNP is the required degree for entry to practice by 2015, it does not have the authority to mandate it. It will depend on each state and whether or not the state changes its practice act to require the DNP f...
  2. Nurse Practioner Diagnostic Ability

    Hi, I am a NP student and I just wanted to note that there are some inaccuracies in the prior post regarding NP autonomy and authority to prescribe opioids. There are indeed states where NP's may practice without any physician supervision/collaborat...
  3. Johns Hopkins FNP-- Where to live in Baltimore??

    Hi, I finished the accel. program in 2008. Good areas on the shuttle are 1) Mount Vernon, which is closer to school and downtown, and 2) Charles Village, which is a few more minutes away and closer to the undergrad campus ( fyi undergrad campus and ...
  4. Johns Hopkins grads?

    Hi, I graduated from the Accel. BSN program at JHU in summer 2008. I am from Boston originally and always planned on moving back to Boston after graduating, and I had a very difficult time finding a job. (I suppose part of it was that I was applyin...
  5. Hi, Sorry you are experiencing this frustrating situation. Sometimes when I ask for a letter of recommendation, I offer to provide a "draft letter" to the recommender...some recommenders say "that's ok, I don't need one," but others are happy to ha...
  6. Question regarding HIPAA

    Hi, good question, I will be interested to hear if anyone has an answer on this. I certainly think that a photo could be considered "protected health information" and therefore may be a HIPAA violation in certain situations if it (along with identif...
  7. Not to be provacative but why not Physician's assistant....

    Hi, my impression is that the "general unhappiness with the profession of nursing" that is expressed on this board has to do specifically with bedside nursing. Advanced Practice nurses (Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, etc) have a muc...
  8. STILL don't have a job?? Vent here!

    Hi there, I'm so sorry you're having this difficulty, I can't imagine how frustrating it is! I just wanted to ask if relocation is at all a possibility for you? I am in the northeast and know how tight the market is here. I know some former classmate...
  9. MSN Admission - NP/CNS

    Hi, Yes, there are some MSN programs that admit students straight from their BSN. I can't say if it's "unusual" or not- I don't know how common it is but I know it exists! Some other schools prefer/require applicants to have experience. Even at the ...
  10. Could use some advice!

    Hi Southernbelle, So, if I understand correctly, your manager is forcing you to work overtime?? I am no legal expert but I wonder if there are labor laws about that? Is your hospital's nursing staff unionized by any chance? If so, I imagine a union r...
  11. Oh yes, I forgot that fixed rate Grad Plus loans can be used for the cost of attendance for direct entry MSN programs. (In my accel. BSN I was not eligible for those and had to take out a dreaded private loan, silly me). Thanks for the correction,...
  12. Hi, I saw your post and just wanted to help by giving you some more info that might be useful as you plan your school budget (I recently finished an accelerated, 2nd degree BSN and now work in a teaching hospital in Boston). Honestly, I am NOT trying...
  13. Reg; MSN

    Hi, I don't know the answers to your questions, but I wonder if you have tried asking these questions of the admissions staff at the schools where you are applying? They can probably help you with these issues. Good luck!
  14. How do you become a NP?

    Hi, There are many paths to being a NP. First of all, are you already a RN? What, if any degree do you already have? To be a NP, you currently need a MSN (someone correct me if I am wrong and there are still some states where you can practice witho...
  15. Hi there, You and I have a lot in common as far as past education and career choices, and I'd be happy to share info with you. Are you able to send/receive private messages yet on this website? I believe you need to have made 15 posts or so in order...