cjcsoon2bnp MSN, RN, NP

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  1. Before I go too far into this article, and risk being stoned to death by the maternal-child nurses, lactation consultants, and midwives out there, I would like to make a few critical points. I'm not against breastfeeding.I absolutely believe that bre...
  2. You can find the 1st part of this article at Confessions of a Clinical Instructor (Part II) Students can be both a blessing and a curse for any clinical instructor (CI). We relish the days when we see the light bulb turn on when a student connects th...
  3. I am new to prescribing as an NP and I can't tell you how helpful all of the local pharmacists have been when I have had to call in scripts. I work in an ED and we have to call in antibiotic prescriptions for positive culture results if someone didn'...
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    When to delegate to CNAs?

    I seriously hope that this is a joke. When I was an ER nurse I had no problem delegating tasks to CNAs and I certainly wasn't a pushover but I also learned that asking for help and showing a little humility from the get-go made a lot fewer conflicts...
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    Multiple CNA's refusing assigned task

    I don't work in LTC but I have a deep respect for those who possess the skills and disposition suited for that setting because I do not. My experience in LTC is limited to what I saw in nursing school and briefly as a CNA before I worked in a hospita...
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    Multiple CNA's refusing assigned task

    I think that CNAs/techs have a role in the delivery of healthcare as do nurses (RNs/LPNs), advanced practice providers (MD/DO/NP/PA) and all of the other disciplines (pharmacy, social work, case management, psychology, physical therapy, occupational ...
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    Length of Orientation for New NP

    Hello everyone, I'm looking to get some feedback from NPs who work in acute care settings (ED, Urgent Care, Hospitalist, ICU etc.) regarding the length of orientation that their faculty/practice group provides for brand new/new graduate NPs. I realiz...
  8. With all due respect, your response comes across as dismissive and is exactly the reason why I wrote this article in the first place !Chris
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    Fairness

    Back when I was a nurse manager my unit had self-scheduling and while I loved the idea of staff being able to have real influence over own schedules I found that for every schedule period I would often have to "fix" the schedule so that the unit woul...
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    Many nurses do not chart?

    I haven't been a Med/Surg nurse in a while because I'm in the ED now and the charting requirements are completely different but my previous nurse manager regarded me as a pretty thorough in the documentation department and I didn't have to stay late ...
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    Accusing Hospice

    This is a great story, your message and choice of language created a really solid picture, at least in my mind. I agree with the user who suggested that it must be the family who brings up religion in these situations and I can appreciate that you we...
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    Nurse-client Relationship Boundaries

    I'm a clinical nursing instructor and I would tell my student that this is a matter of professional boundaries. I agree that it was a mistake and a momentary lapse in judgement but I understand how a student could have done it with the very beat of i...
  13. I understand the the idea of supply/demand and the concept that quality programs will produce quality graduates and only quality graduates will get jobs. However, I can't seem to get past my personal experience of seeing recently hired NPs in my facu...
  14. NURSE PRACTITIONER HISTORYWhen Drs. Loretta Ford, RN and Henry Silver, MD developed the first NP certificate program in 1965 it provided experienced registered nurses (RN) with the additional training to work in pediatric primary care settings collab...
  15. As usual I think that BostonFNP is right on target, programs that don't or can't secure sits for their students are sending a message that tuition dollars are valued above the quality of their students education. I am a FNP student who comes in with ...
  16. Ivan, I appreciate your feedback and did not create this post solely for the purposes of offending anyone or diminishing any education track. I understand the word "broken" may have come across a little strong, it was primarily for the purpose of dra...
  17. I really like the idea of post-graduate residency programs that combine NPs and PAs, I think it brings together the strengths of both disciplines and will advance the combined education. I am lucky to work side by side with quite a few PAs, many of t...
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    New BSN Grad - Should I get my NP now?

    I am in 1000% agreement with Nurse Beth on this one. Trying to start an NP program while in your first year of RN practice is both challenging and ill-advised. You won't have enough time to really dig into the RN role, learn what you need to know an...
  19. I will admit that I only did about 8 - 12 months of Med/Surg before transitioning to the ED but here is the perspective that I have gathered why many nurses grow to dislike like beside nursing (and not just Med/Surg). 1. Patients who are hospitalized...
  20. Most people who know me from this site know that in addition to being a practicing nurse and graduate student, I'm also a new dad. For the entirety of my wife's pregnancy, I read everything I could get my hands on about babies and fatherhood and my f...
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    FNP Programs that accept new grads?

    I know that this opinion might not be well received by some on this board but as a current NP student now and someone who teaches undergraduate nursing students as well I feel like I have a unique prospective into this issue. If you are a brand new ...
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    Unprofessional to mention you have other patients?

    I think that it has to be said very carefully with the right tone, choice of words and context. Saying somethign to the effect of "well I have other patients too" or "I have 4 other patients besides you that I need to take care of" is completely inap...
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    Documenting injection the MD gave

    This is exactly what I was thinking. I work in the ED and I know our provideres can't chart meds as adminsitered. I will pull the med and give it to the provider, on our drop down list it says "Admin. by Provider" and I will add a comment (Medication...
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    Kiss My Nursing Dream Goodbye?

    I agree with other users that at age 18 it is way too soon to say that you have to "kiss your dream [of being a nurse] goodbye". With that being said, you need to take a moment to pause and come up with a plan on how you wish to move forward. I woul...
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    NP Programs, Preceptors and You - Get Your Voice Heard!

    I'm not convinced that it will help to be honest. However, I did complete the survey and add comments about schools providing preceptors and compensating them for their time (another issue I have with current APRN education). !Chris