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  1. Most used NICU meds?
    It depends on what your goals are. If you're happy working with adults, then you'll be fine. If you're more interested in NICU, though, it's not any easier to transition from adults than it is to...
    Nov 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Most used NICU meds?
    Caffeine isn't given to prevent bradycardia, it's to combat apnea of prematurity (of which bradycardia/desaturation is a secondary outcome). OP, I wouldn't worry too much about specific...
    Oct 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Crash C-Section Interventions
    "Tincture of time," ha. I like that, not heard that one before.
    Oct 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. splitting jobs between sides of isolette
    In my first job, the bottom end of the incubator was considered the "dirty" end (makes sense, if you think about it!) and the top was the "clean." My current job doesn't adhere to any such...
    Jun 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. New Grad in NICU Orientation
    Is there any NICU nurse (or really, any nurse in general) who didn't feel petrified during their orientation? I know I was. Never felt on top of things, constantly confused and running behind, and...
    Jun 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. RT a good path towards becoming NICU RN?
    Bit harsh. I doubt the average RT has any worse hand hygiene than the average RN. (Come on, we all know it's the surgeons who are the problem there... ;) ) I just have to disagree with...
    Feb 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    You have 47 posts, you should be able to.
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  8. Do I have a chance? Please help.. about UK NMC application
    I think the process was revised fairly recently; at any rate, yes, you do have to take the IELTS now if you're applying from outside the EU.
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  9. Do I have a chance? Please help.. about UK NMC application
    The gap shouldn't make a difference to the NMC provided you have the requisite experience; potential employers may ask about it, though.
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  10. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    Not sure how "I'm happy to answer your questions" can possibly be misconstrued as a refusal to offer assistance, but okay. BabyRN has pretty much covered all my possible responses (except for the...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  11. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    I'm happy to answer your questions, just would rather not do so in an open forum. 15 posts isn't too hard to manage, then we can chat.
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  12. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    Hi guys -- yes, I am working in the UK now through Continental. PM me if you want more details.
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  13. Getting a manager to notice me and offer me a job
    Er, not to be rude, but -- that's how interviews work? You said you've already asked them why you weren't hired and they told you that other candidates were "better," so I'm guessing they hired one...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  14. Any healthcare jobs that don't require certification?
    What babyRN said. You can't just move to the UK and get a job. They'll grant you leave for up to six months as a visitor, during which time you are prohibited from seeking employment or recourse to...
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    Oh, no, sorry, I said I start work a week from tomorrow. Did the ONP back in November. No desire to retake it, thanks :-P
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    i thought i remembered it saying more explicitly in the pdf that only traditional bsns were accepted -- nevertheless, if you look at that page i linked to, it does say: "if you trained in the usa...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  17. Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion?
    Unfortunately, the NMC currently do not accept any degree other than the traditional BSN. Diplomas, associate degrees, and accelerated BSNs are not considered adequate. Trained outside Europe |...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  18. Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure
    The dates listed are the days you spend physically in class. They make up for the fact that this is clearly not 120 hours of classtime by making you fill out a workbook that takes a week or more to...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure
    Lord no, that would've been insanely expensive. The reason why they spread out the days like that is because technically, you're supposed to be spending something like 120 hours in the class. ...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure
    I did mine through Bournemouth University. I think the majority of people go there, and it's the cheapest as far as I'm aware. http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/hsc/overseasnurse.html
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Wondering teenager
    Have you ever observed a day in the life of a NICU? I don't know where your interests lie, but if you want to be the one who's at the bedside providing direct care for babies, being a neonatologist...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure
    Congratulations on your NMC approval! I do wonder that you decided to apply so early, when it sounds like it means that you'll just be paying to maintain a license for years without using it, but it...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. can i send an application for nclex in two diff. state?
    Have you already sat the NCLEX? If not, there may be a way to change your initial application from CA to FL. If you've already taken the test, I think you'll have to wait until you're properly...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. NMC registration processing times
    The ONP is more or less straightforward, but be forewarned, it's actually a lot more work than they let on. You'll probably want to allot at least a full week to complete that workbook, since it's...
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  25. Interested in obtaining NMC registration. Need IELTS tips.
    I'm in the same boat as you, and just took IELTS in January. It's not as bad as they make it out to be, but I did find the writing section to be a bit more challenging than I expected, even as a...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: International Nursing


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