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    I just started in the Neonatal ICU and I LOVE it!! It is just blissful and it does not feel like work at all to me. I couldn't be happier.

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    I hear that a lot! I usually tell them that we send a lot more kiddos home than die. If it wasn't that way we wouldn't be such a successful hospital. It's so much more than what people think. There are so many wonderful stories there! My brother was a NICU baby (28 years ago) so I have living proof of that.

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    We have these brown bags that go over the lipids and the tubing itself is also dark brown. The whole TPN and IL set up is changed completely every 24 hours.

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    I was a 43 weeker and had no problems other than having to be born c-sect because I was 10 lbs (just imagine what I would have been if I was born a few weeks earlier -12 maybe). I was also born with mec but I did not aspirate. My daughter was induced the day I turned 41 weeks because I was afraid of c-sect. She was fine and did not have mec until that night (2-3 hours post delivery).

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    I was wanting to get a tattoo to symbolize my graduation as well. I am going to get one but I am getting one that symbolizes this phase in my life. I am getting celctic heart that means motherhood. Maybe one day I will get a nursing one too, but I wouldn't want it to be too overtly "nursey."

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    I think a good work bag or a uniform store gift cert are both great ideas. I just got money and spoiled myself!

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    I graduated May 17th and started my job June 5th. I started on the floor this week. I LOVE IT! I will take the NCLEX July 10th.

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    I am having a similar experience. My husband is unhappy in his job so I think that is the real issue. He is jealous that I found my dream job.

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    I found out about the interview one to two weeks after the application and then waited another three months before the actual interview. I found out I got the job two weeks later though. I only applied one place and got that job!

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    I just got my ADN and I am very happy with it. It still took me almost 4 years but the first two were part time and it would have taken 6 to get my BSN. I figured that it was worth it to just get the ADN and then let the hospital I work for pay for me to complete the BSN. And, I make the same as my BSN friends!!

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    This topic is a little old but I figured I'd reply anyway. I just started in the NICU at Children's this month and I love it! The nursing staff is mostly on the younger side and I am not but I haven't run into any problems concerning that so far.

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    I am currently working as a GN.

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    I worked for KU Med an I think it's a great facility. It's a teaching hospital and close to Magnet.

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    I am in KC and I worked as an aide for 3 1/2 years before I graduated from nursing school.

    I worked for an agency and made about $14/hr. Then I wanted to get to practice my skills so I went to a facility that let me do that and my wage dropped to $11/hr as a first year and $12/hr as a second year. I never got any benefits at either place since I only worked part time.

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    I don't know about being a NICU mom but my brother was a NICU baby. That was a big reason I wanted to do this. My dad is a nurse and always credited his survival to good nursing care (that's about all you got 30 years ago) so I think this is why.


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