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post #21 of 89
I am a RN with my BSN. I am currently in the ER, with a 12 yr background in Critical Care, sometimes both at the same time.

I am currently the assistant manager of the department. I also moonlight in a Level 1 Regional Trauma/teaching academic hospital. I love love love that.

The sicker the better. I am an adrenalin junkie.

I am thinking about going for my Masters. Maybe a dual MBA/MHA.
post #22 of 89
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UCO is exactly where we want to go!! I'm so glad to hear you love it and that all of the LPNs get accepted!

We also want to homeschool once we finish school so I hope you don't mind PMs! LOL
Cool
post #23 of 89
Are there any other PA nurses here? Where do you plan on getting your CEU's from for renewing your license next time?
post #24 of 89
GooeyRN ...
there are lots of free CEUs on Medscape ... all divided by specialty. I open up one window with the article, and one window with the test, and I'm done in no time. They also track your CEUs.


Medscape
post #25 of 89
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GooeyRN ...
there are lots of free CEUs on Medscape ... all divided by specialty. I open up one window with the article, and one window with the test, and I'm done in no time. They also track your CEUs.


Medscape
How do you know if they are approved by your particular bon?
post #26 of 89

Nurse Practitioner

Anyone a NP, applying, or in NP school?

I will be applying to a couple FNP or PNP distance programs for next fall. Just wanted to talk about it all....
post #27 of 89
I've thought about NNP or PNP. It;s just not in the cards right now. So I'll just eavesdrop on your replies.
post #28 of 89
Hi! I'm Jennifer! I'm a Labor/Delivery/Postpartum RN, BSN! I work at a small, rural hospital with just 4 LDRP rooms, 2 PP rooms, and 1 triage room (although we can- and have- delivered in any of our rooms). We generally average about 30-35 births a month. I've just started working nights and am bummed about how slow it is- I really liked the pace of day shift! Oh well! We work 3 12's and it's awesome to do them all in a row and then have the rest of my week to hang out with my family!

I've got a fabulous 10-y-o dd and am hoping to start ttc in early 2009!

I'm thinking and thinking about Frontier- but I'm just not sure yet. A might CNM be in my future, but maybe not. SO many advantages/disadvantages! I've only been working for 6 months though, so I'm going to give it a bit of time and see where my heart (and my life!) leads me!
post #29 of 89
Wow, a manageable nurses thread! I've peeked in but never posted before...

I'm Melanie, a BSN RN working in Community Health for 0-5 year olds in BC. Until this summer I worked in "perinatal" for almost seven years; here in BC in a job share between L&D, Postpartum and High-risk Antepartum units for five years (well, with one year of those I was on mat. leave), and more recently for a year and a half in Oregon in L&D while my husband was in grad school there.

I joke that I've "retired" from L&D to work in the community now; the new job is really suiting me well. I love the new baby home visits, the breastfeeding support and facilitating a mother-baby group!

I have a three year old daughter, and am due with baby number two in April.
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post #31 of 89
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Anyone a NP, applying, or in NP school?

I will be applying to a couple FNP or PNP distance programs for next fall. Just wanted to talk about it all....
i am courtney, i'm an RN (bachelors of nursing science) in canada. i did outpost nursing in a 4 nurse station in the high arctic for over a year and now i am teaching in a nursing degree program! i teach on the peds unit, and i teach some seminar courses.

i am starting my MN with NP stream in Jan '09.

please forgive my ignorance, but i am in canada, and i have no idea what 'ADN or AND' stands for?
post #32 of 89
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please forgive my ignorance, but i am in canada, and i have no idea what 'ADN or AND' stands for?
Associate degree RN
post #33 of 89
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Associate degree RN
thank you!
post #34 of 89
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How do you know if they are approved by your particular bon?
this is PA info

http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/...=1104&q=432883

(*)Who are approved providers of CE? The following continuing education activities
that meet the requirements of §21.133 (relating to continuing education content) for
professional nurses are approved:
• Activities sponsored by a Board-approved professional nursing or CRNP
education program
• Activities sponsored by an accredited professional nursing, CRNP, Certified
Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Midwifery
education program
• Activities sponsored by accredited hospital and health care facilities
• Activities sponsored by hospitals and health care facilities licensed by the
Department of Health or Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
• Activities sponsored by regionally accredited institutions of higher education
• Activities sponsored by National nursing, medical and osteopathic and other
health care professional organizations and their state and regional affiliates
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• Activities sponsored by National trade organizations, associations and their
affiliated groups and their state and regional affiliates
• Activities sponsored by National nursing, risk management, health care quality
and patient safety organizations
• Activities sponsored by Federal and state agencies
• Activities sponsored by a Board in another jurisdiction

The CEU's offered by MedScape are fine.
post #35 of 89
I remember gooey bc she's in my new state. <3

My name is Kathy, and I work in the MICU. This is new for me. Prior to MICU, I worked ortho trauma, neuroscience and stroke, and telemetry. I also worked in stroke research. I've been a nurse for six years now. I want to work as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), and am waiting for the right opportunity.
post #36 of 89
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Hi! I am an RN-ADN since 2003, and an LPN since 2001. I was a CNA prior to that. I am currently not working. I have a 3 year old and an 11 month old. I have experience in LTC (lpn) child psych, and most recently, med-surg. I plan on returning to work in a few months, I have not decided whether psych or med-surg or other!
Isn't that statement an oxymoron Crystal?

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I'm slowly working on my BSN, one or two classes at a time. I love the medical floor, and I love working nights.
I heart nights. My dh made me give it up.

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Hi I'm Carolyn. I'm a new member. I have one daughter who is 10 months, I'm currently in nursing school to complete my ADN and I'm scheduled to graduate May 2011. I hope to continue my education through a natural health school afterwards and do the 'holistic nurse' thing... or I'd like to work in maternity
I'm not familiar with this. Surely there's a program here in Oregon.

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I am in my last semester of my ADN program. Three weeks of class and then I work with a preceptor. I am counting down to Dec 15th.:

Which means I will be taking the NCLEX and applying for jobs. Any advice on the NCLEX and when to apply for jobs would be appreciated from those who are nurses.
Congratulations! All I used to study were store-bought flashcards.

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i am courtney, i'm an RN (bachelors of nursing science) in canada. i did outpost nursing in a 4 nurse station in the high arctic for over a year and now i am teaching in a nursing degree program! i teach on the peds unit, and i teach some seminar courses.
That sounds rad!

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I remember gooey bc she's in my new state. <
Your screen name reminds me of the colonoscopy prep we use

I'm Jenn. My first degree is in chemistry. I applied to med school for 4 years and applied to pharm and nursing as well that 4th year. When I got into med school that year, I promptly got an IUD since we needed a reliable form of birth control. G-d stepped in and I got pregnant with dd1. So I accepted into an 18 month BSN program.

I've been working on a med/surg unit at a level I trauma center. We get pre-op patients from ED and post-op patients as well from scheduled surgeries. In addition, we have overflow from our burn unit and TRACU. 70% of our unit is ortho-trauma during trauma season. I love the unit I work on for the variety and excitement.

Currently I work as the patient flow response nurse. Prior to having dd2, I worked 12s on M,T,W with no weekends. I will return to work 2 12s in the same position in January working Monday & Tuesday.
post #37 of 89
Thanks for letting me know the freebie ceu's are acceptable! That is awesome.
post #38 of 89
Only two more days until you have to start a new thread!

Let's have a holiday roll-call; who worked Thanksgiving, or is working Christmas or New Years?

I had turkey day off, and I work (nights) Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years day. That kind of sucks, but actually I switched Fourth of July for Christmas, as we have a huge party, and I couldn't get off any other way.

I don't mind too much, though. I mean, *someone* has to keep the hospital rolling on the holidays, it might as well be me! I think I'm going to buy tamales to bring in on Christmas eve, though; and maybe make a pot pie or something for New Year's eve. Sharing a little meal always seems to make the night nicer.

Lori
post #39 of 89
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I work 2 16's on Saturdays and Sundays so I don't have to work any of the holidays however on Dec. 9th I will be finished with my Certified Medication Aide class so that's dependent on if I find a new job with this schedule

DH works with me on the weekends but he just picked up a second job working MWF 3-11 so he'll be working on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
post #40 of 89
I work Christmas Day. I have the rest off.
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