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  1. What to expect on CICU?
    Thank you all for all of your suggestions!
    Feb 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. What to expect on CICU?
    I just accepted a position on a coronary intensive care unit. I'm a fairly new nurse, with two years of RN experience, mostly on telemetry. I'm excited about this new opportunity, but also a little...
    Feb 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Applying for work
    I worked with a lady who was a nurse in the Phillipines and was only able to work as a med aide here in the states. If she wanted to work as a nurse, she would have to repeat her schooling. I am not...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  4. First job as a new grad!
    Congrats, but it's telemetry. :) I got my start on tele as well. Great experience. Good luck.
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. obviously pregnant and need a job
    I got hired on a med-surg floor at 6.5 months along. I was obviously pregnant. However, my employer did not take me back after my maternity leave. Now I'm labeled as a 'job hopper' because I had 3...
    Jan 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. I want to be a CVIC nurse.
    Best of luck to you! I received an offer from CICU (totally unexpected) right before the holidays. I'm not sure that I'm going to take it, though.
    Jan 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Question for new grads...
    Absolutely. I only have my ASN and I had multiple offers right out of school. I've been a RN for about 2 years now, currently work FT in rehab and I have 2 offers that I'm thinking about. I've never...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Location - Northern Indiana Pay rate - 19/hr Area/specialty - Rehab License - RN Degree - ASN Experience - Two years Status - FT Shift - 7a-7p Shift diff - No Manager or supervisor - No
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    That's wonderful. In my case, I work on a rehab unit where I am primarily alone (no one to relieve me so I can take a break). I can't just leave my patients unattended.
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Frustrated no ATT yet (FL)
    I graduated in December 2011 and didn't get my ATT until early February of 2012. I sent in my app before graduation. I think it had a a lot to do with the holidays. Hope you get it soon.
    Jan 1
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Getting a meal break
    No offense, but this seems trivial. You don't want to eat with someone you're assigned a break time with? At least you're getting a break... I have never worked L&D or postpartum, but when I...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How many Christmases have you worked?
    Every year since I've been in healthcare. I started at age 19; I'm 28 now. It doesn't bother me. I was raised in a Jewish faith. I pick up Christmas if I happen to have it off. ;)
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Being a nurse has caused me to LOSE weight, lol. It's hard to gain weight when you run for 12 hours straight and rarely get to take a lunch.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Twelve hours straight. And if you have babies at home and want to continue breastfeeding, you can kiss that dream goodbye...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Have you ever had an accident driving to work in a snow storm?
    Yes, last Sunday, in fact. Worst part is it wasn't my car. It was my father-in-law's car. I screwed up the suspension, alignment and steering when I hit black ice, then when I got off work I had a...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I want to be a CVIC nurse.
    Thank you! I guess I've got a lot to think about. I've got the rest of my life to be a nurse. I was just getting concerned about my current job, because our census is so incredibly low and they...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Tis the Season to Give - The Gift of Life
    I tried to donate, but I wasn't allowed. I don't weigh enough to donate blood! Plus, I have a clotting disorder (not sure if that matters of not).
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I want to be a CVIC nurse.
    Thank you for your feedback! I want to get some continuing education, but not really sure how to go about it. Any suggestions? Like I said to the previous poster, I worry that my time in LTC will...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. I want to be a CVIC nurse.
    Well... I've had more than 2 RN jobs, if you want to know the truth. I don't know if the reason for my 'job hopping' is a good one, but I had a high-risk pregnancy that resulted in my inability to...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. I want to be a CVIC nurse.
    When I was in NS, I had a couple of clinicals in the CVICU. I was absolutely amazed and intrigued by the intricacy of it all. I said to myself, "I want to work here someday." Now that I have almost 2...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. First week as a nurse, need some advice
    My first RN job was in LTC as well. I didn't even get any orientation. My first day on the floor, I was given the keys to a med cart (approximately 20 residents per med cart). After my 'orientation',...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Just wondering if other hospitals are doing this….
    This is how it was when I worked tele. Six patients. No techs. When I started on a med-surg floor at another hospital and we had techs doings VS and BS, I felt spoiled!
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing school effect on life?
    Nursing school is most definitely time consuming. I went full-time, worked 3-4 days a week in a nursing home and had a young child. I didn't have a lot of extra time, but I still had some time to do...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. When to beging studying?
    I started doing NCLEX questions in med-surg 1, so after my first semester of nursing school. It's never too soon to familiarize yourself with those types of questions, IMO!
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. New Grad, no Job
    Yeah, I started at $18. I don't know if it's 'dirt cheap'. It's not as expensive as living in Cali, but I've never lived anywhere else, so I have nothing to compare it to.
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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