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  1. climbingeverest

    Why did you become a NP?

    Power2020, Thank you for your reply. I think I really need to research the patient load here and see what is normal. I live in a small rural community. That is crazy to see that many people and still give great care. I'm sorry you are experiencing this. All your comments are definitely helping me form a better picture. Thank you!
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    Why did you become a NP?

    TraumaRUs, Thanks, I love your answer. I'm trying to write my entrance essay now and I've been trying to avoid saying I want more money. But, it is true. I want to be able to take care of myself and I dont want to be in a clinic making ends meet until I retire. I do want to make a difference and be meaningful to my patients as well but I appreciate you saying that. What do you get to do as a CNS on a daily basis?
  3. climbingeverest

    Why did you become a NP?

    Thank you for your reply ToFNPandBeyond. I suspected that might be the case which I definitely don't look forward to. But, I hope you found something better. Your response has definitely given me something to think about when I look for jobs in the future. Thank you.
  4. climbingeverest

    Why did you become a NP?

    Hi everyone, Why did you make the decision to become and NP and more importantly has reality met your expectations? Is what you are getting to do what you thought you'd be achieving when you went back to school? I have this desire to know more and provide really great comprehensive care. I guess I'm concerned that in the real world I might be saying, "what in the world was I thinking!?" Thank you for your reflections!
  5. climbingeverest

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs (FNP)

    Hi Nurse216, Thank you for replying! Apparently I have not created enough posts to private message people :) Are you in the full time or part time program? I am a school nurse at the moment and was thinking of continuing to work part time which would be 3, 8 hour days a week. Do you think that seems reasonable given the work load? Good luck in the program!!
  6. climbingeverest

    Colorado FNP School Grads

    Hello everyone, I am researching Regis University and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for their online FNP programs. They are slightly different. I was wondering if there are any graduates of either out there and if you could give my your opinion on the work load, preparedness, professionalism etc? Thank you in advance!
  7. climbingeverest

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs (FNP)

    Hi, I was wondering what you think about the online FNP program? Have you enjoyed it? I am thinking of applying for the online program as well and was wondering what to expect! Thanks!
  8. climbingeverest

    Maryville University

    Hello, I am currently researching FNP and PNP schools. Have any of you attended Maryville University online out of St. Louis? What are your thoughts on the program? Thank you!
  9. climbingeverest

    Looking to relocate to CO

    Hi! If you like Montrose or Delta you would like Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado! We are home to the Great Sand Dunes National park, hiking, fishing and any outdoor sport you could want. I work on the L&D unit there. Alamosa is a small town with a great community and full of lots of families. We moved here 3 years ago and we love it. Right now there is only a PRN position posted but you should apply. We definitely need more full time help. There are currently two open shift per week just as a PRN nurse. If you would like to talk more you can email me at teamstephens29@gmail.com Our website is here : San Luis Valley Health
  10. climbingeverest

    Looking to relocate to CO

    Hi! If you like Montrose or Delta you would like Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado! We are home to the Great Sand Dunes National park, hiking, fishing and any outdoor sport you could want. I work on the L&D unit there. Alamosa is a small town with a great community and full of lots of families. We moved here 3 years ago and we love it. Right now there is only a PRN position posted but you should apply. We definitely need more full time help. There are currently two open shift per week just as a PRN nurse. If you would like to talk more you can email me at teamstephens29@gmail.com Our website is here : San Luis Valley Health
  11. climbingeverest

    Opportunity in Oncology for a Survivor?

    did you get the job???
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    Pregnant Oncology Nurse

    I was in the same situation back in 2006 pregnant with my first child. I requested to do triage and office duties and injections instead. I was very fearful and looking back I may have slightly overreacted but one never knows. I do feel you have the right to have the pregnancy you want and certainly have the right to demand a safe environment for your baby. At this point you are almost done with your first trimester which is the most dangerous part to be around chemotherapy. After the first trimester, chemo can even be administered to pregnant patients. So, looking at it that way you probably don't have much to worry about at this point. I understand your feelings, it was a very difficult situation for me to decide on since they pretty much wanted to fire me for not being able to do the job they hired me to do and I always felt I was letting them down by not doing it. But, it is your first act as a mom....sometimes you have to make difficult decisions that aren't always clear. I think no matter what you decide you won't regret your decision. If they will willingly give you another job for the mean time then go for it, but if not, you probably will be okay. Consider breast feeding too...if you plan to do that you have to consider chemo getting into your milk supply as well. Just a thought. Congrats and best wishes!
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    Teaching about 1 year now

    Thanks! I found that really helpful! Happy for you too!
  14. climbingeverest

    The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    I think birth plan are worrisome sometimes because it often means Murphys Law is attached! Whatever can go wrong, will now! That said, I WISH more people would take the time to think about their birth. At our hospital a birth plan is a rare event ! Most women haven't given two thoughts to how they plan to handle their labor let along go home with a baby. It is sad and disappointing to see such a lack of education. So ,even though birth plans can mean disaster, I would be happy to see that kind of consciousness put into it!
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    Terbutaline protocol

    For all of you whose hospitals no longer use Terb...do you mean that you no longer use it in the occasional subq to stop contractions or did you stop using it in other forms like on pumps/iv ?
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    Internal/External Os

    I am happy to report that at work yesterday I had my chance to check another cervix. I used what I learned and all your comments and found it! Not only that, I feel for the first time that I knew more comprehensively what I was looking for and I got the assessment right! I had another nurse check after me to make sure. Thanks so much for your help and encouragement. One down, 1000's to go!
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