Guess what!!!!!!

  1. No, I'm not pregnant. Wish I was but that's another story. Anyhoo, I applied for a job in our hospitals ICU unit and got the job!! The great thing about this is that the Head Nurse in ICU is wonderful! I have spoken with several of her staff nurses and they all have good things to say about her. She requires that her nurses attend nursing seminars out of town at least once a year. I'll still have to float out to the floors but at least I wont have to put up with the crap that I currently have to deal with.

    Orientation should start in March! I can't wait!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   kids
    Congrats!

    and prayers for your baby dreams!

    -nancy
  4. by   kaycee
    When I saw your guess what I was hoping you had baby news but that's ok I'm sure that will happen.
    Anyway glad to hear about your new job. Best wishes and let us know how it's going.
  5. by   aimeee
    Sounds great, Kelly! Congratulations, and all the best to you.
  6. by   Q.
    Congrats Kelly! I was hoping you were going to say that you got a job in L&D! Oh well - ICU can be fun and sounds much better than your current floor. Good luck and have fun!

  7. by   kewlnurse
    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!
    Congrats!
    I love the unit, and never, ever, never, never , never, ever want to work on the floor again. We don't float to the floors, just other units. Unfournatly all our positions are senority based and when the layoffs come, and they most certainly are, i'll be the 2nd person in our unit to get bumped. but hey for right now I love it.
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    Congrats Kelly!

    That is fantastic I hope you enjoy it!

    BrandyBSN
  9. by   Teshiee
    I love to hear my fellow nurses come up! Good job keep us posted on your new job. :-)
  10. by   hoolahan
    WoooHoooo!! Congrats! You will be great!
  11. by   Jenny P
    Kelly, congratulations! I hope you like it as much as I do! Some of the newer people on my unit have taken ECG or other classes before they started in ICU so that they could settle in easier.

    Hey, Kewl, glad to know that you've settled in finally. Hadn't heard much from you since the new baby, so had been hoping that you were doing better than when you first posted about moving to ICU. And, as time goes by, your name will move up that seniority list, slowly but surely.
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks for the well wishes! They are much appreciated! Since I currently work on a tele floor, I already have basic EKG under my belt! Next step is the ACLS class. After my orientation period, I'll be floating out to the med/surg floors also--probably mostly on my current unit. Plus, since I am working the 7pm-7am shift, I have a lot more seniority than alot of the night shift nurses on the other units too, so I can "bump" them to another floor if necessary. Orientation is 9 weeks, according to the head nurse, mostly on day shift, then I have 4 weeks after I am off of orientation before I have to float out to the med/surg floors. I am really looking forward to the new challenge.

    Kelly
  13. by   prmenrs
    That's great! Good for you!

  14. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by kaknurse
    No, I'm not pregnant. Wish I was but that's another story. Anyhoo, I applied for a job in our hospitals ICU unit and got the job!! The great thing about this is that the Head Nurse in ICU is wonderful! I have spoken with several of her staff nurses and they all have good things to say about her. She requires that her nurses attend nursing seminars out of town at least once a year. I'll still have to float out to the floors but at least I wont have to put up with the crap that I currently have to deal with.

    Orientation should start in March! I can't wait!
    I just knew you were pregnant! Congrats anyway!! good luck!!

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