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  1. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    Also remember that delivery of sucrose via sucking is the preferred method. The research supports this method of administration as compared to squirting the liquid in their mouth with an oral...
    9:50 am
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. what grad degree are you guys going to pursue?
    After my BSN, I went on and got my MBA. Now I am finishing up an MS. CIO and then CEO is my career goal. I'm just not interested in nursing management at all.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location - MA Pay rate - $41.70 + diff In which area / specialty do you work? - NICU What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or certification do...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Best Companies for a New Traveler
    I am a fan of RN Network, having worked with them on about 10 contracts. When I have taken their housing, it was excellent. I have constant access to my recruiter and a clinical manager (who is...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. MSN - Informatics - Suggestions?
    Other than University of Memphis (and apparently Vanderbilt which does block formats), I don't believe any of those have required site visits. The lowest cost option is probably University of South...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. MSN - Informatics - Suggestions?
    Nova Southeastern University Vanderbilt University University of Maryland University of Pittsburgh University of South Alabama (which is relatively cheap compared to others). East Tennessee...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  7. Lateral Violence
    You completely misunderstand my statement of "growing a pair." I was in no way suggesting that you needed to be a "tough girl." Additionally, being a nice person doesn't mean that you accept being...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. men in pediatrics:) thoughts?
    Given several "best nurses" for the job, as there is usually more than one choice, the nurse who adds the most to the unit should be hired. In many cases, units are in dire need of increased...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. what is GIR in TPN
    This math doesn't make sense. In order to get a GIR of 11 with D6.2, you need to be giving almost 250ml/kg of fluid. Were there other things running as well with higher Dex? Quick calculations for...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Difficult Coworker
    Many people who say the things you do avoid conflict because they feel inadequately prepared to handle it (what do I say, what if they get mad, etc). Don't feel bad, it's a large part of the entire...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Lateral Violence
    One of the biggest issues I see in people dealing with lateral/horizontal violence is the pervasive weakness in conflict resolution and "crucial conversation" skills. As a group, people (not just...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. men in pediatrics:) thoughts?
    I've been a NICU nurse (primarily) for 7 years with time spent in the well-baby nursery, pediatrics, and school nursing. I'm also certified as a lactation counselor. The biggest factor for success as...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Male Neonatal Nurse
    I'm a male and have been working in the NICU for 7 years now. It's a great place to work as a guy. I'd be happy to talk to you more about it if you are interested. nicuguy
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Why do umbilical lines help infants in respiratory stress?
    It is certainly not ideal, but Dopamine can be (and is) given peripherally if no central access is available. I always try to have a second line available when I am giving it this way in case you get...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. "Blinded" application/resume reviews
    Hi Havin' A Party! Regarding the relevancy of the name, if a person is known to someone in the unit, they would have ways of getting their information to the right people. There is usually a...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  16. "Blinded" application/resume reviews
    I can only assume that you mean that name, address, and e-mail address are relevant. I'm curious how that information can tell you objectively in your initial screening about my potential performance...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  17. Frontier CNEP Class 116
    I got my e-mail acceptance on Monday June 19. Good luck to you! I've been interested in OB and midwifery for a while and for the most part my experience has been pretty positive. I work very...
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  18. Frontier CNEP Class 116
    I got my acceptance for this class, is anyone else part of it? nicuguy
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  19. Brick and mortar CNM schools....
    Start here: Midwifery Education Programs
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. Resume and cover letter Help!!
    First thoughts on reading this: There is nothing that stands out. It reads a list of generic nursing tasks. Suggestions: 1)Remove the list of tasks under your experience and change them to...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. Graduate Nurse Resume and Cover Letter Help!!!!!
    My 2 cents... bear in mind that many HR systems are inadequat...incomplet...incompetent (that's better) and part of the game is getting your resume through the system. One of my mentors (he's a CNO...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  22. top states for nursing salaries/jobs?
    California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, Alaska. Washington (state and D.C. aren't bad), New York city is lower than you'd expect, particularly compared to how expensive it is to live...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. PCT in NICU, hoping to be hired as an RN after graduation
    Unless you live up here in the Northeast and then it better be DUNKIN! In all seriousness, take advantage of the knowledgeable people around you and find ways to observe and learn. Show your...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Where are you happy?
    I left once, came back quickly (I realized I erred in choosing my new job) and now I'm looking to change specialties or leave the bedside and move to management. At the 2 year mark, many people...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nursing the right choice?
    You said "for years, I've wanted to be a nurse." Why? What is it about nursing that interests you? What makes you afraid that it might not be for you? Have you thought about trying to shadow for a...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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