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Kate .. Registered Nurse

San Francisco, California
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner practicing in the Mid-Atlantic area. My site features personal stories about my experience in the field of nursing, additional featured writers, and answers to questions readers have.
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Flu Shots and a Tonsillar Abscess by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have been giving flu shots out the wazoo lately and have had some rather interesting responses in various situations. First, there was the man who didn’t want to ta ... Read on »
Flu Shots and a Tonsillar Abscess by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have been giving flu shots out the wazoo lately and have had some rather interesting responses in various situations. First, there was the man who didn’t want to tak ... Read on »
A little Humor in how people found me by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Something I don’t look at too terribly often, but is quite interesting, are the search engine terms that people put in to find something and arrive at my site.  For your ... Read on »
A little Humor in how people found me by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Something I don’t look at too terribly often, but is quite interesting, are the search engine terms that people put in to find something and arrive at my site.  For your e ... Read on »
What do you want to know? by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Questions & Answers in Nursing I want to start writing based on what you all want to know. So, if you will, please leave questions in the comments letting me know the things YOU want to know. I’ ... Read on »
Interesting patients by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The hospital that I worked at had a lot of patients with mental health problems in addition to the actual physical problems that they were being hospitalized for. T ... Read on »
My first job by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I did not get the “job of my dreams”, but rather the job any new grad typically gets stuck with: a night shift med surg floor. But I needed to be employed as I wa ... Read on »
I’m pretty sure he’s dead. by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Another patient that I had during my ICU clinical rotations was an older man who pretty much had one foot in the grave. And the other one on a banana peel. It was ... Read on »
Routes to becoming a FNP by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A reader asks: “I’m currently taking my pre nursing classes at a community college. I can’t decide if I want to get my RN from the community college or if I wan ... Read on »
Caring for the Bedridden by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Caring for the bedridden involves a lot of hard work, time and effort, which is why most people delegate the task to qualified nurses or nurse practitioners who com ... Read on »
Traveling Nurse Practitioners by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing by Heather Johnson Not all nurses are content with a stationary job within a hospital or clinic. For those with a nomadic streak, it is a good idea ... Read on »
Question #1: Is it hard to be a Nurse Practitioner? by Kate .. Registered Nurse 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Nursing This is a rather broad question. Although I have only been a nurse practitioner for less than a year, I think that it’s not as hard as I thought it would be. The o ... Read on »
Routes to becoming a FNP by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A reader asks: “I’m currently taking my pre nursing classes at a community college. I can’t decide if I want to get my RN from the community college or if I want to ju ... Read on »
Caring for the Bedridden by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Caring for the bedridden involves a lot of hard work, time and effort, which is why most people delegate the task to qualified nurses or nurse practitioners who come highl ... Read on »
Traveling Nurse Practitioners by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing by Heather Johnson   Not all nurses are content with a stationary job within a hospital or clinic. For those with a nomadic streak, it is a good idea to consider a ... Read on »
Question #1: Is it hard to be a Nurse Practitioner? by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing This is a rather broad question.  Although I have only been a nurse practitioner for less than a year, I think that it’s not as hard as I thought it would be.  The one thi ... Read on »
What do you want to know? by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I want to start writing based on what you all want to know.  So, if you will, please leave questions in the comments letting me know the things YOU want to know.  I’ll do ... Read on »
Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I’m back.  For real, now.  Sorry it has been so long.  Okay, according to the search engine terms, several people are wondering what are some typical interview questio ... Read on »
Nurse Practitioner Interview Questions by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I’m back.  For real, now.  Sorry it has been so long.  Okay, according to the search engine terms, several people are wondering what are some typical interview quest ... Read on »
Interesting patients by Kate .. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The hospital that I worked at had a lot of patients with mental health problems in addition to the actual physical problems that they were being hospitalized for.  This ma ... Read on »