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  1. Brigham and Women's Travel Assignment (NICU)
    More like an hour at least is a safer bet for driving. I lived 10 miles north of the city and it took easily 45 minutes on a good day, and I wasnt going all the way into town. (I would park at an...
    8:27 am
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Favorite sneakers?
    Does anyone have any sneakers that they absolutely love? I have multiple pairs of under armour ones that I really liked at first but they are starting to cause back pain by half way through my shift....
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. central line changes
    TPN and lipids (and tubing) are changed every 24 hours, clear fluids are also changed every 24 hours, but the tubing is good for 96 hours, unless the baby is on a drip in which case the tubing is...
    Dec 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. What are my chances of getting a job in the NICU straight out of college?
    It's not impossible, but not easy either. Keep an open mind about relocation, finding a new grad residency is probably your best bet and that might mean moving. Best of luck!
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level 3 (we do everything except surgery and ecmo), 56 beds officially...we typically have about 50-55. The most I've ever seen is 67. (Most of our semi-private rooms have the capacity for 4 babies,...
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Random question.
    Which way do your babies heads go when they're in incubators? In my unit, the head of the baby goes at the end with the display, but I see pictures of other units and the babies are at the other end....
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. E 68 and visitation
    No changes in my unit. We care more about satisfaction scores and limited visitation doesn't mesh well with that. We might not even go under flu restrictions this year. :banghead:
    Nov 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    I'm not sure, they didn't do it that way when I came in, sorry!
    Sep 28
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  9. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    If nothing has changed in the last two years, the commitment is one year (beginning once you're out if orientation), and the residency lasts 18 weeks. I believe they've added classes in since I did...
    Sep 28
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  10. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    All of this. I'm getting so tired of seeing huge syringes of it at kids's bedsides who are NPO for belly issues or are NAS babies...the most I've accomplished is getting a flyer posted about when and...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Is there a chance for me?
    Look into the Barre Tech Center, I'm pretty sure they still offer an LNA class.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  12. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    I'm only making $22/hr with a $4 shift diff, $1.25 for weekends & holidays. I'm in NICU with 2 years experience, but my cost of living is low, so I do feel like I'm making a decent living for only...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Oh yeah. Being a transplant in the Bible Belt this is something that drives me crazy all the time. I'm respectful of whatever people believe, but there are a few at work that just won't shut up about...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Pearson vue trick doesn't always work
    This is about the millionth thread about this in the last few weeks. They fixed the glitch in the website, there is no trick anymore.
    Sep 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Letting my license lapse?
    My license is up for renewal this month and I'm considering letting it lapse, but I'm not sure it's the best idea. I'm currently working in NC, but planning on returning to MA in the next 2-3 years....
    Aug 12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  16. Personal experience with sneakers?
    Danskos are okay...really comfortable, but I had problems with how high they are...I'm clumsy and I rolled my ankles a ton. And they made my feet sweat like crazy. I love my Alegria's but I'm...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. nursing & tattoos
    As far as the policy goes, it's very possible that long sleeves won't be allowed. In my unit, sleeves must be rolled up past the elbows..defeating the purpose. No watches or rings either, it's a...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    I really liked it, the idea is that we could work during senior year. But at the time no one wanted new grads, especially with an ASN so that didn't work out. The thing I loved though was the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    ASN 20 BSN 21 My program was 4 years with us graduating and taking boards after 3, then senior year was BSN classes and capstone :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Qatar
    How long did it take you to get all of the paperwork (visa, etc) all set? I was just notified that I've been short listed to interview! I'm really excited!
    Jul 25
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Does Anatomy & Physiology help you in nursing?
    The best gift you can give yourself as a nurse is a solid understanding of A&P. Definitely helps.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Travel
    I think you'll be hard pressed to find someone that's going to help with moving expenses and housing. I moved as a new grad to find a job (and I wanted to leave anyway), but I did it on my own, found...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. picc teams
    No PICC team, our NNPs place ours.
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen as a nurse?
    I work in NICU, one night I had the parents of a baby come in and the mom was really nasty at the bedside...to the dad and everyone else. Dad was really quiet but we knew there was a history of abuse...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New Grad orientation...
    As a new grad in NICU, I got 18 weeks, 9 on each shift, working 36 hrs/wk. I felt like it was just the right amount of time.
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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