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  1. Do you lose nursing skills as a nurse case manager?

    You will learn new skills. However, I no longer fill comfortable starting IVs, but I was never great at that skill anyway. I don't know anyone who leaves bedside nursing and wants to return though. There is a CM in my department, who is in NP scho...
  2. Broward College Nursing or NSU ? Winter 2014'

    Definitely, without a doubt, Broward College. It is a difficult program and some of the instructors are very challenging. However, my co-workers, who are NOVA, Barry and UM graduates, make the same amount as I do with my ASN from BCC. The only dif...
  3. I have an interview scheduled with a managed care company. I am not sure how to explain why I am trying to leave my current case management position where I have only worked a few months. My position before this one, I worked full-time for about a ...
  4. Case Management in nursing

    I am an acute care case manager, which means I am an RN case manager in a hospital. My role is to make sure we get paid. I review charts to ensure patient's meet inpatient criteria, to identify and prevent delays in treatment, and request discharge...
  5. Pre-Employment Testing

    Not quite. I mean the competency exams.
  6. Pre-Employment Testing

    I would like to apply to a few agencies in the South Florida Area. I have been off the floor for about 9 months. I am reviewing NCLEX materials. Any advice or study tips for the agency pre-employment testing? What topics should I focus on? I am ...
  7. What was your experince at Broward College nursing program ?

    If at all possible, stop working 32 hours per week!! This is a full time program. It is very difficult especiallt if you work!
  8. Teacher turned Nurse

    I miss teaching as well, especially the bell, the vacations, the lightbulb moments, and getting home every day in time for Oprah!!
  9. Psych Nurse Practitioner

    Hello Alllnurses, Where can I find information about the job outlook for psych nurse practitioners? The schools in my area have closed admission to their Psych NP programs, which makes me nervous about the job market. Also, any recommendations as t...
  10. Is 50+ pages of reading a week "normal?"

    I wish I only had to read 50 pages a week in nursing school. That's less than 10 pages a day. My first exam in nursing school covered over 900 pages of text!! Seriously, I counted them!
  11. Too many Applicants....

    You don't catch your own mistakes because when you proofread your own writing less than 24hours after you wrote it, you usually read what you think you wrote not what you actually wrote.
  12. New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    This is the prevailing theme at my place of employment. Well, at least we have a job!!! This attitude drives me crazy and explains why nurses are at the bottom of the totem pole. I swear, even the maintanance man at my job can discipline nurses. Nur...
  13. New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    Please try EAP. Speaking with a therapist can only help. If you aren't happy with the first person you speak with, try someone else. You don't have to struggle alone. Also, it makes me feel better when I use my employee benefits. As hard as you work...
  14. job expenses to expect?

    I don't have enough experience. But, if I make it through, I will definately consider it!
  15. job expenses to expect?

    My expenses as an RN are not even worth mentioning when comparing them to my out of pocket expenses as a teacher. As a teacher, I spent a lot of money on supplies, incentives, cloths, food, etc for my students. As a nurse, I purchased a pencil bag, p...