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LaurieCRNP2002

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  1. LaurieCRNP2002

    What is the best way to look for jobs?

    First, congrats to you, WinterWolf90, for completing your NP program!! As MikeFNPC advised, find out if your new city (Lubbock) has an NP group there (may be part of a statewide group). Additionally, AANP (the national NP organization) has job listings (you may have to join as a member to look at the job listings, though). Another site that has NP job listings is HealtheCareers.com. I personally feel I've had better luck with job searching by going to the website for the hospital/health care agency directly and looking at their job listings. I tend to think the listings are more up to date than if you use a site like indeed or Careerbuilder, etc. In any case, I wish you the best with your move and job search! Please come back to AN and let us know where you land!!
  2. LaurieCRNP2002

    I'm a CNA, will I lose my license?

    OP--I am sorry to hear you were sick at work. I don't think you handled things well but when you are sick, you are not always thinking clearly. I agree with Kooky Korky...I don't think you should get fired for this incident but you definitely need to be aware of the procedures to follow regarding who to call should this situation (or a similar one)arise again. I pray that your manager will show some mercy and not terminate you but if that's the case, I pray that you learn from this and when you are applying for the next job, you have the courage to say "I made a mistake, I learned from it and I will not let it happen ever again." Godspeed to you and please let us know how things turned out for you! I think everyone here hopes for the best for you!
  3. LaurieCRNP2002

    Schedule as hospice

    I agree with JBMmom--talk with your local hospice agency and find out what positions are available. My guess is they would be thrilled to have someone who WANTS to work off-shift hours!! Good luck and let us know how things work out for you!!
  4. LaurieCRNP2002

    Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    (Reply to comment #9) Me too. A sad situation for everyone involved
  5. LaurieCRNP2002

    Should New Grad Start in Hospice?

    I think everyone is different and if you truly have a passion for hospice care, you have nothing to lose by applying and if the hospice agency is interested, maybe they will bring you in for an interview. If you are lucky enough to get an interview, you need to ask good questions about what kind of orientation you will get, how long orientation will be, etc. That being said, if it doesn't work out at this time, consider volunteering for a hospice in your community as you work to gain the nursing skills needed to become a great hospice case manager. I can't think of any agency that would turn away a volunteer! As ohiomatka said above, another option would be to apply for a hospice/palliative care unit in an inpatient facility. Finally, if you have another semester of school, is there a way you can do a clinical rotation in hospice? Just a thought :) Best of luck to you whatever you decide!! Laurie
  6. LaurieCRNP2002

    New Hospice nurse, all tips welcome!

    For those of you who are case managers for home hospice--if your company uses Relias for your online training, there is a module on case management that probably would be helpful.
  7. LaurieCRNP2002

    Exploring Hospice Nursing

    A resource to consider is the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Home. Good luck and welcome to the hospice world! Laurie
  8. LaurieCRNP2002

    Hi looking for some home hospice nelp

    Another resource to consider is the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association https://advancingexpertcare.org. Good luck and welcome to the hospice world! Laurie
  9. LaurieCRNP2002

    Help! New EMR System

    My company uses HospiceSoft by Optima Healthcare Solutions. While it offers lots of space for narrative descriptions, it can be labor intensive at times.
  10. LaurieCRNP2002

    MSN after Hospice Nursing

    Hi Dani I am a nurse practitioner who has acute care training but I have been working in hospice for the past 10 months (in addition to doing primary care home visits). Typically NP's in hospice are utilized to do face-to-face visits for re-certification but my current manager actually utilized me in a case management role for about 5 months earlier this year, which is unusual for an NP. I have to say, though, that I learned a lot about hospice that way and got to know my patients. If you want more details, you could PM me for specifics. I found this page that talks about education for APN's interested in hospice/palliative care. Hospice Nurse | How to become a Nurse Practitioner. Also, I believe Massachusetts General Hospital offers a fellowship for nurse practitioners interested in palliative care. Here is the link for more information on that program: Palliative Care Nurse Practicum/Observership - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA As I said, if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to PM me. Good luck in your decision, regardless of what you decide!! Laurie
  11. LaurieCRNP2002

    Tips for Hospice RN interview.

    Best of luck to you in your new job in hospice!! Please check back on this group and let us know how it is going!
  12. LaurieCRNP2002

    A few questions for the group

    Hi everyone, hope all of you are well. I have a few questions for the community here. 1. For those RN's that are case managers--does your agency also use CRNP's as case managers or are the nurse practitioners exclusively utilized for face-to-face visits for recerts? 2. Again, for case managers, especially those coming from other specialties: 1) How long was your orientation? 2) Did your orientation include going out with other nurses--not just other CM's but the on-call nurses as well? 3) Did the orientation follow the "core curriculum" for hospice and palliative care RNs or did your organization have their own materials that were given to incoming CM's when they started work? 3. Another question for the CM's--what is your typical caseload? 4. What is the communication like between team members? The organization I work for has a daily conference call Mon-Fri but more often than not, nurses may not find out that one of their patients has passed until they hear it on the "stand-up" call. Does the weekend administrator on-call notify the case managers if one of their patients dies? 5. What EMR system does your hospice company use? That's all the questions I can think of at the moment. There may be a follow-up post down the road :)--of course I had a few questions in my head but they seemed to escape as I was composing this post, LOL. I will thank everyone in advance for responding to my post. Laurie--hospice RN/CRNP
  13. LaurieCRNP2002

    Stroke Meaningful Use questions

    Good evening everyone! :) I wanted to ask my fellow NP's, who in your facility answers the "meaningful use" questions on discharge related to stroke patients? Is it the neurologist or NP/PA who has been involved with the patient's care, your facility's stroke coordinator or an internal medicine attending MD? Thanks in advance! Laurie L Dougherty, MSN, CRNP, BC
  14. LaurieCRNP2002

    Stroke Meaningful Use questions

    Good evening everyone! :) I wanted to ask my fellow NP's, who in your facility answers the "meaningful use" questions on discharge related to stroke patients? Is it the neurologist or NP/PA who has been involved with the patient's care, your facility's stroke coordinator or an internal medicine attending MD? Thanks in advance! Laurie L Dougherty, MSN, CRNP, BC
  15. LaurieCRNP2002

    Being Pulled into the Office for calling CAT

    I agree, it sounds like you were on top of things and the resident was very slow to respond. I hope the resident gets a chewing-out by his attending!! Although I agree you did nothing wrong, if you have a union, I hope you had a union rep with you. Clearly the clinical coordinator was NOT on your side! Unbelievable! Sounds like you need to move on from that unit, whether to another unit in the hospital or another hospital altogether! Good luck!
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