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AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P 20,515 Views

Joined Oct 24, '06. AnnieOaklyRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has 'Previously ER RN, 17 years in EMS (yes, I still love it) , IV RN 8 months!' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'IV RN, (911) Paramedic'. Posts: 1,960 (31% Liked) Likes: 2,114

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    FranEMTnurse likes this.

    "I am going to pick the flower that best represents my level of stress and anxiety from working here and give it to human resources!"

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    Bottomed out likes this.

    I even went back to school and obtained by BSN since in this area you will never be hired into a NICU without it... but still, nothing! I am taking NRP in Feb so maybe that will help.

    Annie

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    I have done all of that! I have applied for new grad positions even though I am not a new grad and explained things in my cover letter.

    I have applied to any and ALL open positions in my area within reason and it has been truly frustrating! Moving is not an option as I just bought a house and I love the state I live in to much to leave.... even if it means no NICU job

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    poppycat and Shookclays like this.

    Hi,

    I have been a nurse for 9 years now, most of which has been part time or per-diem because I have only been able to land ER jobs because of my background.

    I hate working as an ER nurse so I left that and am now doing IV nursing, which I like, but I would not do it full time unless I had to. I work full time as a medic now an am thankful I have that to fall back on.

    Anyway, I have been trying for YEARS to get into a special care nursery or NICU without success. They all want experience! I have some experience taking care of neonates in the ER, some that have been very ill. I have put that information in my cover letter and resume and nothing. No interviews even. I have rewritten my resume and cover letter multiple times to see if that is the problem and it hasn't changed anything. I live in the northeast where the nursing job market isn't great. I am just so fed up and ready to give up on nursing and pick another route like PA or FNP.

    I have no desire to care for adults and have ALWAYS wanted to work as a nurse in a NICU. Should I give up on that dream? What else can I do to get an interview at least? I keep reading on here about nurses that are new grads or that have less experience than I have landing NICU jobs. I am just at a loss...

    Annie

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    NurseCard, SnowShoeRN, and Davey Do like this.

    "Looks so much nicer out here since they installed the Versed wall atomizers."

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    You best bet would to be to call HR at Dartmouth and ask them...

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    MrNurse(x2), TriciaJ, poppycat, and 1 other like this.

    That sounds a bit silly, no offense!!

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    Davey Do likes this.

    Trying working in EMS BEFORE You complain!! I have been doing this for 18 years, 12 as a paramedic and am still in the LOW 20s range for pay per an hour!!! I have a two year paramedic degree, same as some nurses and tons of responsibility. I feel like part of how well you get paid is how many people are willing to do the job for crappy pay.

    EMS is fun, I won't lie and nursing sucks in my opinion, thus nurses make more because if you didn't pay them more they wouldn't do the job. It's not all about what sex dominates the profession or how much education is needed to do it.

    Annie

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    ICUman, NICUismylife, and sallyrnrrt like this.

    Emergency department! You take care of anyone with any problem that walks through the door, whether they are 5 days old or 105 years old.

    Annie

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    Julius Seizure, Ruby Vee, Lev <3, and 3 others like this.

    I know you don't want to hear this, but give it time, you may like it once you are more comfortable in your role. You will have an easier time getting into that hospital's labor and delivery unit if you are already employed there, so it may be worth it in the end.

    Annie

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    Hi

    i have a motorcycle which I used to ride to work and quite honesty I rode it everywhere during the warmer months. I live in the northeast so its a seasonal thing. I am contemplating getting rid of it in the spring because of all the injuries occurring lately with regards to distracted drivers that are to busy looking at their phones and whatever else.

    As I have gotten older I have surprisingly become more afraid of dying for whatever reason.

    Will this be your first motorcycle? If so I would not get one that heavy. I would buy a semi decent used smaller harley or other brand so that you get used to riding it on the street etc BEFORE you spend 25K or more on a nice, but very heavy bike!

    Annie

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    I don't think you will find one specifically geared towards that. You will find plenty on youtube in general with regards to IV insertion.

    Annie

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    Quote from brillohead
    Nurse AND gun-owner here. My owning a Sig Sauer P238 with Rainbow Titanium Slide has nothing to do with my nursing license.

    Holy weirdness I own the same EXACT gun and LOVE it!! How do you like yours? I live in the same state where Sigs are made and where they have their store so I was able to get it 40% last year on black Friday.

    I had a Ruger LCP and those things hurt so bad to shoot, this has been so much nicer. I can actually take it to the range. Just wish 380 wasn't such an expensive round!

    Annie

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    floridanurse1983 likes this.

    Quote from BSN16
    Someones always gotta make it political
    Thats because guns will always interact with politics since unfortunately our "rights" to carry and own them depend on law makers allowing it, which is pretty sad actually!

    Annie

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    Quote from BostonFNP
    I own and carry.

    Interestingly enough it was the local PD that suggest I carry to/from office, I wouldn't have done it on my own.

    You got a carry permit in MASSACHUSETTS! OMG that is like winning the lottery, same chances!


    BTW love the Bruins avatar!


    Annie


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