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Joined: Jan 24, '11; Posts: 30 (23% Liked) ; Likes: 7
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    migo1234 likes this.

    As a new Grad myself and in a similar predicament, go with ICU. I had a choice med/surg or cvicu and I was thinking the same everyone says you need med/surg but like many pointed out you can always go back if you dont like it. ICU is awesome and if you like challenges take the ICU. Great job on the hard work, it feels good to have it all pay off, huh?

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    abalone likes this.

    Well everyone, I got an offer on a CVICU and accepted it!!! I'm stoked! What a great opportunity and I am so happy! Thanks for your support and advice.

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    Just seems when you say your going to advance your degree they look at you like oh another kid who thinks he's a hot shot. I'm not only confident, but competent. And again Im not saying I know it all. Sorry I want to get comfortable before I have a family.

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    On this forum, it seems like most are quickly to judge. Look at my previous post and right away someone was like, you must pay your dues etc... I'm just saying there is some generalizations made. I didn't mean to start a whole thread on this. My real life experiences with the nurses I've worked with were great. So what if what I want to do is CRNA, many of my friends parents are CRNAs. I had a great exp with one while I was following him during an open-heart surgery. None of them talked to me like people on here.

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    Sweeney, Nicki thank you both for your opinion and non-bias attitude towards my limited exp. I was on a CVICU for my preceptor and managed well, my pts and their families enjoyed my help. Not to say I didn't have a preceptor with me, but I brought up many problems in my assessments that were brought to the attention of the physicians and were followed up on successfully... I'm not saying my skills are fully developed, I know there is much more I need to learn that was not fully covered in school (how can they cover everything!?!?). I hope my ER interview goes well tomorrow its a dream job!! In a city I love, Detroit!

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    SDALPN likes this.

    There are a lot of nurses that get up in the morning and drink a large (sometimes in Merica, a XL) cup of hater-aid?? I'm a very easy going guy, never expect anything anyone. But it sure does solidify an article I read that nurses eat their young and the lateral aggression that exists in this field. Just saying its prevalent.

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    Thank you both, as I have researched and can regurgitate the requirements for all the specialties that I am interested in. My question I guess was stated vaguely, but was intended to get a response of experiences on these floors. I have been looking at ICU positions, but not many hire directly on to those floors, as you have stated, you must pay your dues. That is not always the case I have been talking to admission coordinators for a couple grad schools and they wanted me to apply as soon as I received my license. Obviously this was not for an ACNP or CRNA, but a FNP. But thank you for you input. To answer my own question I'd probably have a better chance moving in to an ICU from a PCU as its a step-down from the ICU.

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    Hello All,

    I want to say thanks in advance for chiming in on this topic. I am a new grad in the Detroit area and I am searching for my first job. My previous experience is nil aside of clinical experience in nursing school which mainly consisted of med/surg floors in a suburban hospital and I completed my preceptor on an cardiovascular ICU, which was amazing. I wanna continue my education, but I'm not sure if I want to go towards NP, flight nurse, or CRNA. I love being in high tense situations and critical decision making.

    Anyways, not to jinks myself, but I am interviewing for a couple positions that are quite different from each other and I am looking for input. Being from the Detroit area, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of the great hospitals downtown. There is an ER position downtown and a Medical Progressive Care Unit that isn't downtown, but at the best hospital around. My question is what do you think the advantages and or which would be most beneficial for the future? I also have a rehab interview, but we will see.

    Thank you,

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    Quote from OldDude
    I'm not sure that being called on for heavy lifting or subduing a fighting patient is being judged in the sense you are talking about; that's fairly common still today. But in regard to this question, I do recall being judged by other nurses when I went through L and D rotation during nursing school. For whatever reason they didn't think it was appropriate for me and another guy student in my class to be in the room for the delivery. Consequently we sat in the hall until there were babies to feed or diapers to change in the nursery.
    my instructor wanted all of us to see one of each vag/c-sec and she kept sending us over as she could after that. At one point I'd rather do the new born assessments vs delivery/surgery.

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    I wouldn't say you'll get a bad edu from either. Wayne will give you an experience in Detroit hospitals for clinicals. I enjoyed OU, I did my PEDs clinical @ children's and was exposed to so much I just wish all my clinicals were there. (Level 1 hospitals vs. Suburban hospitals that send out the high acuity). I may be wrong, but you should look up where their clinical sites are.

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    SarahB0703 likes this.

    Quote from jlc7
    I was accepted into my school with a GPA of 3.9
    So what are you trying to say?

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    Good luck, might wanna go ask jeb bush his opinion since your so pro-bush!

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    nocturnal10 likes this.

    Well thats an interesting question I don't know if its an "and/or" stipulation... Be sure to let us know what you find out. I'd assume both Wellington and or auckland work be best bet for a job they both are nice cities I've been to both and some of the South Island as well... Its a nice country laid back but I would deffinetly take advantage of your study abroad, that's sweet, just to see what its like and possibly obtain a lead on a job for after. I'm planning on going to australia first and I believe its easier to transfer from there to NZ.

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    Quote from ceridwyn
    Not sure where you hope this Phd will take you in the world of Australian nursing. Usually nurses with Phd are university lecturers that are constantly doing research and quite a few have very little 'hands on experience''.

    If an American Phd gets you NP registration there, then it probably will not do, as you need further education in Australian Practice for NP' and qualify working as an advanced nurse (Nurse Candidate) in your specialty for at least 3 years.
    A dnp also doesn't mean a PhDs that is a research degree, its encompasses different advanced practices... Although it's confusing we might more a different structure.

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    A dnp is what all our np and crna are moving towards a dnp mean you completed a doctorate (3-4years) a msn is a masters in nursing practices which is 2-3 years. Once the national switch is made in 2015 all will be required to get a DNP. Which is an umbrella term for advanced practices degrees... I dono if midwife will be made a dnp but I'd assume if NPs is and CRNAs are. I know a CRNA who doesn't even hold a masters but was grandfathered in since she completed edu thru the hospital way back in the day.