moonshadeau ADN, BSN, MSN, RN, APN, NP, CNS

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moonshadeau has 15 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN, APN, NP, CNS.

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    ANP wants to get credentialed as FNP

    U mass has an excellent program for post-masters students.
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    question to NPs

    Entirely personal question and ultimately you have to figure out what your priorities are (and how exhausted you want to be). Is it something that can be done different than something that should be done, are two separate questions. And not to menti...
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    Help! I am looking for CNS preceptors in the Oklahoma City area

    I am a CNS and went back for Adult-Gero NP. I would respectfully disagree that CNS clinicals can be done with someone other than a CNS. The role is very different than other APN/MD roles. Given that it is also usually misunderstood. My role as a CNS ...
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    CNS! Is this a Dying Specialty!?

    As a CNS with prescriptive authority (functioning in the "NP" role), I can tell you that I would rather have kept my job as a CNS that I had prior to the hospital eliminating the majority of the CNS positions. My CNS job was very challenging but it ...
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    State hikes licensing fees

    If you didn't already hear, the State of Wisconsin will be raising the fees for licensing and renewal for several occupations including nursing. http://www.wkowtv.com/global/story.asp?s=10623061
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    Myers-Briggs Profile Typing and Nursing

    ISFP- Introvert Sensor Feeler Perceiver It fits me because I always see two sides (or more) to every story. My life is definately not black and white, so I tend to have friction in nursing with those that can only see things being done one specific...
  7. So like the rest of the world, I have been loosely following the MJ story with slight interest. Though the other day I was reading a story on CNN, where it was reported that the sedative he was requesting was propofol- to help him just sleep. I imm...
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    Nursing web site help please

    "Google". If you type in just what you wrote above you should find something that will help you.
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    help with groin sheath pulls - any pointers?

    Technique comes with time. My best advice has always been to make sure that either you or the patient has the call light in reach- just in case.
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    Equipment question

    I love my Master Cardiology scope. I have had it for over ten years and it has only walked away once or twice (which is a pretty major feat). It sounds weird, but I like how it fits in my ears better than the Spragues. I suggest that you ask your...
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    Viterbo University

    I am a Viterbo grad. For me it was a hoop that I had to jump through. It was five times more expensive for my BSN than it was for my ADN. I don't really know if I would choose the same path if I had to do it over again.
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    haemofiltration and APTT, can i ask......

    We anticoagulate the circut with citrate and use calcium chloride to bind the citrate prior to re-entry into the patient. We very rarely use heparin to anticoagulate the patient or the circut.
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    Codes and RRT more frequent day or night?

    I evaluated the data from when our RRT's were being called. Almost all of them were on off shifts (late evenings, nights and weekends). The code data was a little more sporadic and didn't necessarily have a pattern. NRCPR data base would be your b...
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    Scandal...I may have my license revoked? help

    I agree with the others- probably not enough to get your license suspended but enough to feel the hot water. It always feels so much worse when multiple incidents get lumped together. Best advice is to keep your head up, be willing to learn from yo...
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    Last name on badges?

    Honestly it was more scary for me to think that in the last unit I worked in was an isolated, unlocked critical care unit where emotional families, drugs and alcohol were a frequent mix. Someone could easily walk in and pull a gun or knife and help...