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  1. werlp

    Books?

    I wish I had some advice for you. New NP here, but I just wanted to agree with you. I wish we would have been taught more about documentation and coding. Hope someone has some good advice for you (us).
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    Should I mention this to my coworkers?

    I can relate a little to your situations. I did tell my boss because I needed her to be flexible with my scheduling, especially when clinical hours started. But I didn't really want everyone in the floor knowing, mostly because I didn't want them to think I was bragging. I work with a lot if nurses who have their diploma degree (no problem there, I was one) and do not want to go any further. These nurses tend to make little comments like, oh your so smart. So I opted to tell my boss and just let everyone think I was still in school without saying for NP. Most of the floor has since found out, buy I still never talk about it at work unless someone asks me a specific question. Just my preference for my situation. Good luck!!
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    Clinical thank you gift

    Does anyone have any ideas for thank you gift for the offices where I do clinical? Last semester I made cupcakes and a thank you note but this semester I was way too busy. I want to either have something delivered it drop it off. Any ideas?
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    Otoscope/opthalmoscope

    I want to practice my assessment skills for NP school, so I was looking into buying an otoscope/ophthalmoscope set. Since I am sure many offices already have them, I am not looking to spend a fortune. What is a decent brand to look for? Thanks!
  5. I believe legally they can terminate you as family medical leave does not start until you have been there a year. I think it is unlikely though if you are gone only 2 weeks. Or would probably take them longer to train your replacement. Hope you feel better! Lisa
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    Flu clinics for per diem work

    Does anyone know of any flu or injection clinics that are hiring, specifically in Pennsylvania. I want to pick up 6-8 hours a week for additional money. The only on I have seen advertised is Mollen (I saw the post below). Anyone know of any other companies to look into? Thanks, Lisa
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    Professional organization

    What is Pennsylvania's professional nursing organization??? Is it PSNA?? Do you belong?? I am looking for a good professinal organization to join and thought the state level would be a good place to start. Lisa
  8. I too had a baby in nursing school and I was not able to do clinical for 4 weeks although I only got one day off class (Thanks!). I went to a hospital diploma program and in order to return to clinical I had to be cleared by my OB and also by emloyee health at the hospital. Maybe she could return earlier on some kind of light duty. I was fortunate enough that my time was over Christmas when we were off clinical. Her best bet is to talk to someone in administration and find out what her programs policy is.
  9. I was wondering if anyone has any information of the education requirements for being a nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania. I know that currently a NP can have a Masters degree in order to be qualitified to take a certification test. Someone told me that starting in the near future a doctorate degree would be required, but I cannot find any information on this any where on the internet. Anyone have any insight for me??? Thanks for any help, Lisa
  10. I was wondering if anyone has any information of the education requirements for being a nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania. I know that currently a NP can have a Masters degree in order to be qualitified to take a certification test. Someone told me that starting in the near future a doctorate degree would be required, but I cannot find any information on this any where on the internet. Anyone have any insight for me??? Thanks for any help, Lisa
  11. For my RN-to-BSN class I have to write a letter to a politician expressing my view on a political issue which impacts nursing and the current healthcare system. Anyone have any good issues or know of a place where I can access some of these issues??? I looked at my state (PA) nurse association website and I have to pay in order to view this area (which I won't do). Thanks for any assistance! Lisa
  12. For my RN-to-BSN class I have to write a letter to a politician expressing my view on a political issue which impacts nursing and the current healthcare system. Anyone have any good issues or know of a place where I can access some of these issues??? I looked at my state (PA) nurse association website and I have to pay in order to view this area (which I won't do). Thanks for any assistance! Lisa
  13. I work full-time, which means 3 12-hour shifts, at a intermediate med-surg unit in a hospital. I am in need of extra money and was wondering if you have any suggestions on where I should look for a job. I was thinking per diem work, but I have no idea where to work. Thanks, Lisa
  14. I am looking for someone that has or is currently attending Slippery Rock's online RN to BSN program....I am starting the program in January and also working full-time with a family at home. I for the life of me can't figure out how many classes to take. I was wondering what the class work was like. Is it mostly writting papers?? Online tests??? What is the format?? Thanks for all your help!
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    What books did you keep??

    I am graduating from my RN program in June and I am trying to sell the books I don't think I will need (mostly because I need the cash and because I don't want them lying around). So what books did you keep?? I am thinking Med Surg book, maternal-child book, medical dictionary, med book and labs. Getting rid of psych, pharm, critical care manual, fundamentals, and one infant/child.
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    rn-msn online

    Try: http://www.midwives.org/home.html They have an FNP option. I think you have to have your BSN first. But there are a ton of places you can get your BSN online.