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  1. ICU as a new grad
    Nov 10, '12 by Meriwhen Asst. Admin With the utmost respect, those wanting to go into the ICU as a new grad should first read the many threads in the forums from/about new grads who crashed and...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Working crazy hours
    How many hours do y'all work a paycheck? Myself I usually work 100+ hours, all by choice mind you. This paycheck I am on for 5 off 1 on 5 off 3 I work nights and 12 hour shifts. Am I just crazy or...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Prospects of getting a Critical Care (ICU) nursing job in the Airforce
    Thanks for the advice. Is there a need for high acuity nurses in other branches of the military? I want to serve in higher acuity facilities than I am now or at least the same acuity (CRRT, Massive...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Prospects of getting a Critical Care (ICU) nursing job in the Airforce
    So I have really been thinking of going into the Air Force for many reasons. (not in any order) 1. I have a sense of duty to my country 2. I want to further my education as a CRNA and military...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. Best Burn Centers in US??
    University Medical Center in Lubbock TX. Only level one facility in a 500 mile radius. We serve all of south eastern New Mexico and West Texas and are verified burn center for both Peds and Adult. We...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  6. How did you become a Critical Care Nurse?
    I started as a new grad in the ICU. I applied at a level 1 regional trauma center and I flat out told them that I was ultimately wanting to do advanced practice (CRNA). Were I work there is an...
    Apr 13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. New Rapid Responder
    I do not doubt there is a huge learning curb ahead. I love challenges. Thank you for the support!
    Apr 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Synthetic Marijuana - Research
    Thank you. One of the biggest problem I am experiencing is the wording "Synthetic Marijuana" leads one to believe that it is benign as marijuana (THC). I am speaking at a few middle schools next...
    Apr 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Synthetic Marijuana - Research
    I am doing a research project for a regional medical center and would like to get some testimonials about how you treat patients coming in with synthetic marijuana intoxication. Obviously no patient...
    Apr 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. New Rapid Responder
    I got the rapid response position and will be getting PICC certified soon! #stoked!
    Apr 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. RRT interview
    Have my interview on Wednesday. Any tips or words of wisdom from current rapid response nurses? Thanks!
    Apr 7
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. New grad struggling...should I stick it out?
    Here is my 2 cents. First off everyone has a moment or two when they freeze and feel overwhelmed that is why you have a team of nurses on the unit to back each other up. Second, if time management is...
    Apr 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Lesson learned....Think before you speak...
    I have my interview next week. Thanks for asking :)
    Apr 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Lesson learned....Think before you speak...
    I learned the hard way to think about what you are saying before you put it out there... Lesson learned, sorry if I offended anyone...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Okay so I truly apologize as I have offended many people and that was not my intent. After reading my post I see how that can be taken as rude and like I said I am sorry. At my hospital the 3/hr...
    Mar 31
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Okay so I don't want to come off as rude or biased but I am pretty confused as to how my facility can pay medsurg nurses an extra $3/hr over what they pay me! I know they work very hard but I...
    Mar 30
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Rapid Response
    I work at a level one medical center in Texas in the Medical ICU. This week I have an interview with the director of Rapid Response for a position on their team. I have been a nurse for almost a year...
    Mar 24
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Average age of nurses on your unit
    How old are the nurses on your unit? In mine the average age of the nurses in mid 20's I work at a large level one hospital in MICU. What about y'all?!?
    Mar 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Good enough for CRNA?
    Nursing school pre-reqs - 3.2 Nursing school (RN) - 3.6 BSN - 4.0 Chem, Biochem, Genetics - 3.7 No GRE yet but I plan on taking it soon.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  20. Nursing Is A Business: Get Used To It!
    As a relatively new grad I wanted to put my two cents in. I can kind of agree with this thread in that the job market is very competitive but at the same time if you are driven enough and put in the...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses prescribed marinol?
    So based on a few of these posting I get the impression that some nurses believe that no nurse takes painkillers, anxiolytics, ADD meds, antidepressants/antipsychotic, weightloss pills or even...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses prescribed marinol?
    Can an employer or the board of nursing punish you in any way if you are legally prescribed marinol and test positive for thc on a drug screen?
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Vasopressor and Inotrope Titration Orders
    Ha, silly JCAHO! We stopped using them and switched to a different agency. We are a magnet hospital and our titration guidelines are levo 1-47 mcg/min to keep MAP >60. Epi 1-12mcg/min Vasopressin...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. My first truly critical patient!!!
    Thank you, I have to give a lot of credit to my team of nurses I work with! We work in a 32 bed ICU and all work as one when the time calls. Proud to be a part of something special!!!
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. My first truly critical patient!!!
    I have been a nurse in for three months, all of which have been in MICU at a level one facility. The other day I asked my charge nurse to start getting more difficult assignments, and boy did she...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing