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    Value Based Care

    Recently I applied for a position closer to home and a week ago I received an email thanking me for applying. The email went on to question my salary request and asked if I would be flexible in what I was asking for. I responded that yes there is r...
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    Neuro Check on awake, alert patient

    If your patient is alert it will make your neuro assessment much quicker. I have worked a Neuro ICU and sometimes they would keep QH near assessments as the residents were reluctant to step them down without the attending approval. At the minimum I...
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    I am a student NP. Should I put RN-BSN on my resume?

    per the ANA
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    I am a student NP. Should I put RN-BSN on my resume?

    I started as an ADN and never thought I would spend another day in school, but over time I had the desire to lead instead of follow and even teach. Twenty years later and many years in school I can say I will be a lifelong learner and hopefully ther...
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    Frustrated...

    Actually, facilities are moving toward nursing being a BSN only club. The NP programs are also moving towards a DNP without MS option. Still, you will see MS NPs for years to come but the eventual plan is to have DNP only nurse practitioners. You ...
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    Frustrated...

    I disagree... even rung up the ladder you go demonstrates an investment you have made in both your career and education. An RN with BSN should be paid more than an ADN. An RN with MSN again should make more than a BSN. A DNP holds a higher level...
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    I am a student NP. Should I put RN-BSN on my resume?

    You teem 'em "slam that sh@t in!" LOL
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    I am a student NP. Should I put RN-BSN on my resume?

    On a resume list every dang certification and education you have or could think of. It is when you sign your name keep it simple. A. Nurse, RN or A. Nurse, APRN..... However to sign A. Nurse, RN, BSN is silly as as and RN you should be expected to ...
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    I am a student NP. Should I put RN-BSN on my resume?

    I would always laugh when nurses put BSN in charting or when signing their name when RN will be just fine. I think it is expected that the nurse should have the BSN and the ANA made the statement ages ago that the entry level for professional nursin...
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    It's time to vent!!!

    We are taught not to prescribe abx for colds and viral infections, but in the clinical setting time and time again it is done. I had one provider tell me that if they do not provide the abx the patient will just go next door where someone will and t...
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    Things have changed..

    Not all nurses can or should go directly into an ICU and like it or not many green nurses do benefit from the surrounding that is let acute. Get them use to their new role. How many nurses start their first job not knowing any of the medications li...
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    Stay or Go?

    Update: I left and it felt so good walking out of that hospital after my very last shift. My new facility is so nice and so founded in EBP - just a little sad I will only be there for a few months. I would not mind finding a place like this when I...
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    NP school reputation

    I read this a while back and thought what school has open book tests?? Since then I have met several nurses who are in programs where they are essentially given open book tests. In my program we have all our tests proctored - which is a huge PIA, ...
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    Things have changed..

    Amen! Baby nurses who do not have any foundations go straight thru -- I know a few of these and YIKES!
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    Things have changed..

    I am seeing more and more brand spanking new nurses hired into specialty areas such as ICU, SICU, ED, etc... I remember when I was a baby-faced nurse you were placed into medical-surgical areas to develop time management skills and to have a solid ba...