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  1. Doing group work is annoying?
    Of course it's harder but I suspect that's the point, as a nurse you have to do things the harder way sometimes and you always have to work with a team. Good Luck!
    Sep 10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  2. Pediatric BMT
    CHOP has a separate unit but I think the nurses move back and forth as needed.
    Aug 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. LPNs in Children's Hospitals?
    Nope you have a shot as a two year degree RN but most big teaching hospitals are preferentially hiring BSN( four year RN) now.
    Aug 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. Did I Pass?
    It's always a thin envelope just open it to find out!
    Aug 30
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Any PICU RNs from CHOP or Boston Children's here?
    Chop PICU does not really use techs only for stocking not pt care. There are three receptionists most if the time since the unit is in three sections . There are also three charge nurses without...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Finally have a pediatric interview...HELP!
    Research the hospital and ask informed questions. Such as pt ratios, programs to support families, types of patients, what PEDIATRIC trauma level the hospital maintains(not always the same as adult...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Best training ground for PICU wannabe
    Look for PICU as well many hospitals will accept people with adult experience. Good Luck
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    I worked in a PICU that took every pt that had a VP shunt not just malfunctions. If a pt coming in for an t+a or appendectomy etc had a VP shunt they had to stay in PICU through discharge. ...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Best training ground for PICU wannabe
    Given that your goal is PICU I would start in Peds, which is what I did. After two years I moved and got a job in the PICU at CHOP, I worked there for a year and it was a great experience but I...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. Starting my preceptorship next week
    There are tons of procedures to prepare for so it may be better to make a list as you see things,ask questions and look things up when you get home. Every PICU has a different population but...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Continuous Feeding Hang Time for Powdered Formula
    We have used four hours on all 3 pediatric floor I have worked on as a nurse
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. Maternal Newborn CCCP
    I don't know of any nursing certification that doesn't require 2000 hrs of clinical practice. If you are interested in PICU I would looked into taking a PALS class or NRP if you want NICU. YouCAN...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Pediatric Nurses
    What would you like to know? I have been a pediatric nurse for 3 years(PICU and gen peds).
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. first steps to nursing course
    What kind of project informative or research based project? The first things that come to mind include pain management in children and infants, hydrocephalus, congenital cardiac repairs, asthma,...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Frequency of BP in Pediatric Patients
    I agree with the reply about attempting a BP every four hours but you can't just not try. Blood pressures can be very valuable even in children especially with neurological deterioration and fluid...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Sleep Mask
    What about using tension rods to put up light blocking lined curtains? It doesn't damage anything as thrift inside the window that's what I did when living in a furnished appt because the sleep...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Nurses in Pennsylvania
    Hi I currently work at CHOP in the PICU and its a great place to work always busy and learning something new. I am leaving shorty due to my 3hr round trip commute to work at a hospital 20min from...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. new grads and orientation
    This doesn't sound like a good way to orient someone and your manger sounds as terrific as mine(my manager is AWKWARD and critical of everything). When I oriented almost 2 years ago I had a long...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Peds/PICU/NICU advice?
    I am a pediatric nurse on a general floor and most days its great. We have everything from asthma or pneumonia to complex cardiac or oncology patients and even various surgical patients(ortho,...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. Pediatric New Graduate Internship Programs?
    CHOP(in Philly) is a terrific hospital with a new grad program but its tough to get in without doing an externship or clinical there. NYU Langone medical center has a general peds floor and PICU...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Do you think the nursing job market will be back in 5 to 6 yrs
    I think so, even sooner is possible esp with a BSN. My floor has hired 7 new grads in the past 10 months and we have two travelers right now. We need nurses, we only have 30 beds but the kids are...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. Question about living in NYC on RN salary
    You can do it but it can be tight especially in Manhattan without a roomate. I am a BSN New Grad and I'm living in a studio by myself. Its tight but I should be ok(I've only been here a month) Why...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  23. Finally landed a job! however...
    Deep breath, you can do this and you do have an orientation, my best advice would be to go over the most common conditions you saw on your pediatric rotation and a bit of growth and development. ...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Mandatory Flu vaccine
    Actually there is recourse for people that have serious adverse reactions, its called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. I don't think there is reason to fear the seasonal flu shot,...
    Sep 21, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  25. Will RNs soon become mandatory over LPNs?
    I doubt that LPNs will all be required to get thier RN. However, I would expect the options to narrow significantly long term care/nursing homes use many LPNs. Hospitals don't, the hospital I am at...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing


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