nicurn426 1,939 Views
Joined Jun 25, '12.
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I was able to register too! What r u taking? I'm taking patho and issues.
Oops. I'm from Alabama, so I was like, I'm not paying 1000/hr. Sorry about that. Yea uab is ridiculous for out of state.
Uab is not 1000 a credit hour....its 631 for the first hour and 430 for each hour after that.
Starting New grad pay**
Brookwood starting new grad is the same as everywhere else in the area. Benefits are good. The 401k matching is 50% for up to 3% of contributions. They pay a lot toward student loans, (I want to say say up to 25,000) but that could have changed. They also will pay for you to go back to school. I really enjoy working at Brookwood.
I would read NANN's articles about Necrotizing Entercolitis, Feedings (types and techniques), and respiratory problems that a newborn can have (pphn, bpd, etc).
I've finished my drug screen and background check and still have a hold. Im thinking I may have to call to get those removed. Got my physical today, so I think all I left to do is register!
I think online is becoming the norm for many masters programs in nursing. I will be attending UABs NNP program and it is all online except for clinicals, of course. This allows me to work full-time. I don't think the education is worse because it is online. I would just be sure you are getting your online degree from a legit university. I've read about some schools on allnurses that fo not sound legit amd I would never get a degree from. But there are good online schools. UAB has one of the top FNP programs in the country, and its program is all online.
If you want to work with neuro patients in the hospital, you should go the acute care adult nurse practitioner route or Peds acute care nurse practitioner route. You would have to choose of you wanted to do adult or Peds, they aren't done together. FNPs don't typically work in the hospital in a specialized area.
I thought the merestein was easier for me to read personally. They are both great, but I preferred merestein over core curriculum
Congrats! I'm doing neonatal np. That's weird that you haven't received your acceptance. You might want to call them, they only give u 10 days to accept.
I'm in Birmingham!
Hey! Congrats! I started in the nicu in July as a new grad. I absolutely love it. I love working in a critical care setting as well, and I don't feel like I've given that up at all. Here are some things that helped me during my orientation:
1) read all you can. There is so much to learn. Just don't get bogged down by trying tolearn everything at once. I joined NANN. They have some great past articles that you can access. Such a great resource. I've probably used NANN articles more than anything else. I have the merestein neonatal book, but to be honest, I haven't read it as much as I probably should have. Another great book is the core curriculum for neonatal nursing.
2) make the most of your orientation. Ask questions, observe as much as u can even if it isn't your patient.
I hope this helps!
I recently found out that I was accepted into UAB's NP program! I was wondering who else will be attending UAB in the spring for their master's.
What about a primary Ped np? It's not a hospital setting, but the program might be an easier transition since you are from a nicu.
I got accepted!!! So excited!!!
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