EGVnurse

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  1. Letter of rec? Grad of '12

    Hey all, I graduated with my BSN from Ohio State University in 2012. I now live in Washington, DC and I want to go back to school to get my MSN to become a PNP (acute/primary care). I need a letter of recommendation from a former dean, faculty member...
  2. Hey all, I accepted a job as a Endocrine Nurse/CDE at a pediatric endocrinology office and I am SO excited. For the past two years I have been working primarily with adults with diabetes, although I have worked with more pediatric patients in the las...
  3. How did you become a CDE?

    1. I documented all the diabetes education I gave while working on the floor. 2. I applied to every diabetes nurse educator position open within 30 miles (or more). 3. I worked REALLY hard on my cover letter so that I could squeeze through that narro...
  4. Triage Nurse at HIV/AIDS clinic

    Hi all, I have a phone interview (yay) at a HIV/AIDS clinic for the position of Triage Nurse. It sounds amazing. Does anyone have helpful resources, sites or professional orgs you recommend that I explore before my interview? Thank you. Advice from H...
  5. Biomedical engineering & nursing?

    Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any nurses out there who went back to school for biomedical engineering, software development, computer science or bioinformatics? I'm a RN (3 years) with a passion for type 1 diabetes (had it for 10 yrs). I'm inte...
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  7. RN/CDE foot exams?

    Any RN's or RN/CDE's doing comprehensive foot exams on your patients with diabetes? Including, ankle-brachial index, monofilament testing and tuning fork, etc. I work in a education-based clinic as a RN Educator now so I don't currently examine peop...
  8. Ideal diabetic diet?

    I have my personal opinions on this and ONLY anecdotal evidence to support (using myself as a guinea pig). The best "control"/hgba1c I ever achieved after many years of living with type 1 diabetes was on a low-moderate carb intake (less than 30 grams...
  9. NPs specializing in endocrinology?

    I am very interested in returning to get my Master's in Nursing so that I can specialize in endocrinology as well. I'm not sure whether FNP versus ACNP would be better, depends perhaps on whether you want to work in outpatient or inpatient. I would l...
  10. Outpatient HF Management Resources

    Any CE's, preferably free?
  11. Outpatient HF Management Resources

    Hello, I'm a RN working at an education-based Diabetes Clinic. We mainly see GDM, type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes, obesity, and failure to thrive. However, we're in the middle of changing over to a medical model that will encompass COPD and CHF patient...
  12. Humalog only, no background

    Patient has had DM type 2 since 1998. About 239lb, 5'8". Severe muscular atrophy, wheelchair bound, difficulty raising hands above head, some issues with dexterity but takes most of his injections via pen in his abdomen. Takes Humalog only (up to 185...
  13. Looking for NP/MD mentor in DC/MD/VA

    I have been a RN in DC for over two years now and I've been working as a Diabetes Nurse Educator in northern VA since February. I'm currently accumulating my hours to become a CDE. I'm interested in, hopefully the next year, pursuing a Master's degr...
  14. Gestational Diabetes Treatment

    I'm receiving conflicting information on the standard, safest medication treatment for a woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) whose blood glucose is not being controlled with carbohydrate-counting/meal planning and physical activity. I hav...
  15. Certified Diabetes Educator

    Hi there! I recently started a new job as a Diabetes Nurse Educator and I love it. I'm not a CDE yet but I'm working on it. To sit for the exam, you need to have documentation of 1,000 contacts hours of direct diabetes self-management education. But ...