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  1. Hi all: I've never done legal work as an RN and have just been approached by a legal services company to review records on a brief case in my specialty (Oncology) and offer an opinion. I will need to get back to them on the hourly rate and possibly h...
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    What to charge for chart review/opinion?

    They found me on LinkedIn based on my professional creds/experience.
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    PMHNP with med/oncology experience

    Hi all: I've been an Oncology RN for 6.5 years now (2nd career). Started an FNP program in 2017 but had to stop as I moved to a new state and life took over. I am considering finishing grad school but I want to switch gears and apply to a PMHNP ...
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    PMHNP with med/oncology experience

    Thank you, my friend! So glad your are doing well and enjoying it. For sure, almost every onc patient has psych needs, so I do feel like I have quite a bit on experience with at least anxiety and depression. Thank you for an encouraging response.⚘
  5. You have what it takes! With IVs, scary as it might be and frustrating, the more you do the better you get. I started my nursing and oncology career inpatient and barely had a chance to start IVs, most of our patients had central lines. I had hu...
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    What to charge for chart review/opinion?

    Thank you. Reviewing the case for now. Not sure if there will be any development thereafter.
  7. Hi all: Wondering if anyone has gone through an interview for the FNP program at Sacred Heart U (Fairfield, CT) - including in previous years. I got the invite saying that the interview will consist of 3 sessions: group interview, interview with facu...
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    OCN Exam Insight!

    Hi all, also studying for this exam. Are there select all the apply questions on it?
  9. Hi all: BF and I are planning on relocation to Asheville or immediate proximity early 2018. I am and RN-BSN and will have 3 years of Oncology experience, chemo-bio certification and (hopefully) Oncology certification by the time we move. I am current...
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    Mission Health & other agencies in West NC

    We recently toured the area and visited Waynesville (great) and Weaversville (wonderful). Good to know you like it. Waynsville just seemed a little far but this all depends on where work is, I guess. Haven't been to Swannanoa but loved the name;) CNA...
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    Mission Health & other agencies in West NC

    Hi Meowzers! Thank you for your very encouraging response! Not married to downtown and we have toured a few smaller cities like Weaversville and Swanannoa - liked it. If you don't mind me asking, in what town did you land? Also, what are the nurse t...
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    Mission Asheville????????

    Great to find all the feedback here as I am also about to relocate to the area. What are the nurse to patient ratios? I am an oncology RN (3 years experience) and would be looking at inpatient (or outpatient) oncology. Thx
  13. Hi all: I currently live in CT and work at a major teaching hospital here. My specialty is Oncology and I have 2+ years of experience (second career). For personal reasons considering relocating to NC. Maybe Charlotte or Durham. Wondering about the "...
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    Nursing in NC - considering moving

    Thanks all! Helpful!
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    Nursing in NC - considering moving

    Thank you for your response. I've never heard of intermediate ortho. What level of care is that? Is that an ortho stepdown (never heard of that either)?Want to clarify, because if this is a regular ortho floor then 4-5 is reasonable. If it is more li...
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    Nursing in NC - considering moving

    Thank you so much for sharing, guys! How are the staffing ratios?
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    6 Resiliency Tips for Your Nursing Staff

    Exactly! Thank you! Employers, please stop talking to me about stress management and self care while understaffing me, underpaying me and working me to the ground! Just stop! (This comment is definitely not directed at the OP, but the post inevitab...
  18. Hi all. I just started my MSN-FNP program while working in acute care (Oncology/Medical). When I graduate, I want to work in primary care. I've been and RN for 1.5 years, all in acute care. Great experience, but I am considering staying in the hosp...
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    What is considered "job hopping?"

    What generally looks good on a resume is you staying with the same employer for at least a couple years. Switching employers earlier can raise concerns and make employers worried about investing in hiring/training for fear they might not recoup the i...
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    New Nurse Exhausted from Extremely Long Shifts? Help?

    Protect your health and your license - don't do this. Say no! Good luck!
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    Should mean people be allowed to be mean at work?

    Yes, this! These indeed are the magic words that HR is trained to jump to. And bullying (and that is exactly what OP is describing) creates exactly that.
  22. Hi all: I am starting my MSN-FNP this Fall (well, actually, later this month:)). I currently have 1.5 years of RN experience on a busy/acute Medical Oncology unit and now also work in more of a Med-Surg/Oncology setting. By the time I graduate/licens...
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    Thoughts on FNP with limited nursing experience

    Thank you for contributing, @Buyer Beware. I don't see any disrespect in your statement that nursing experience is valuable in NP practice. I have nursing experience, value it and will have more of it by the time I graduate.
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    Thoughts on FNP with limited nursing experience

    Interesting, food for thought. Thank you!
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    Thoughts on FNP with limited nursing experience

    Thanks, @TammyG. What experience do you think will help with primary care? I am afraid what nurse do in, let's say, doctors' offices is pretty limited.