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  1. Fired During Orientation
    I know it has been almost a year since you wrote this post. How are things for you now? I hope things are better for you. I have to say, your story could have been MY story, almost exactly. I went to...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Parents required at bedside?
    I think we are trying so hard to be "family friendly" that we try to accommodate people as well as we can. There is only room in our ICU rooms for one fold-out bed, so if both parents are staying,...
    Nov 1
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Parents required at bedside?
    Yes. We sometimes have a unit full of vents/very sick kids, and sometimes we have one sick kid and some floor overflow. Our acuity is not as high as the other hospital here. We also tend to keep our...
    Nov 1
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    That was an easy trap to get into. The reason I didn't leave the area I was in sooner was because I liked the people I worked with and knew the doctors and what they wanted, for the most part. I was...
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Parents required at bedside?
    I understand what you are saying. That is just the policy here. I can see how it makes it hard for the families. I was just wondering if that is the norm. What do you do with the younger kids who...
    Nov 1
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Parents required at bedside?
    I am a relatively new nurse in PICU/pedi (almost one year). We have a 5-bed PICU, and bed pediatric floor. I admitted a 4-year-old to our PICU last week, and mom said something about "I'm going to...
    Nov 1
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Nightshifts..how to prepare for them?
    I love nights and plan to never work days. I don't live on a night schedule at home, though, because it would be too hard with my young children. So I keep a regular schedule like most people when I...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Are there any nurses happy to be a nurse?
    I think it just depends on where you work and what you expect from your career. Anybody who goes into nursing thinking that they are going to make a lot of money is delusional. The money is decent,...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Kids Say the Darndest Things...
    I know this is an old thread, but I had to add something funny I aw from one of our patients. She drew a picture of a horse for the nurses (currently on display at our nurses station), and after...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Advice for a new peds nurse?
    I agree with all the previous posters. I will say, however, that some of my teenagers remind me of the adults I used to take care of, in regard to not wanting to ambulate, not wanting to go use the...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Advice, tips, knowledge..
    The previous posters are correct in that you will be spending a lot of time with these kids. Obviously, with the infants and very young kids, you will be dealing more with the parents (which can be a...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. New Grad trying to get into PICU
    I went to school with the goal of working in NICU or PICU, but there were few jobs available, so I worked with adults, mostly in Med-Surg. I did that for almost two years before I decided to move on...
    Oct 31
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. BEST Ebola Theories
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    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. BEST Ebola Theories
    Let's see... a guy in Africa claims that Ebola is a hoax, but is transmitted via vaccines. How the two American nurses got the vaccine, he did not say. I actually can't even discuss this topic...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. question about picu and vented
    I work in a small PICU, and our patient acuity is not as high as the other hospital in town. We do get vented patients, sometimes multiple ones, but it's also not uncommon to have no vents or to have...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Lab draws
    I am a fairly new pediatric nurse. I was just curious as to the lab draws in your various hospitals. In mine, we draw all the labs ourselves. However, if it is our busy season and we have a lot to...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Male pediatric nurses?
    I work in a PICU in Texas. We have a few male pedi nurses in our unit, and they are great! Go for it!
    Jul 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Is this specialty flooded in your area?
    I remember that in nursing school there were a few people other than myself that wanted to work in pedi. Most of them changed their minds after being in clinicals. They usually cite the parents as...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. Best training ground for PICU wannabe
    For what it's worth, I graduated almost 2 1/2 years ago, with my dream being to go into NICU or PICU after graduation (our local hospitals DO hire new grads). I was turned down for a PICU job and it...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. What freaks you out?
    Okay, I have been a nurse for just over a year, and spent a year as a tech in SICU/MICU. I have seen some pretty disturbing stuff in that short time (Lots of trauma), but nothing has gotten to me...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Need some career advice. - long
    Pneumothorax, it's not that I don't CARE, it's just not the unit where I want to work, especially with the way things have been there. It's not just me -- even the nurses that have been there for...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Need some career advice. - long
    I won't just quit my job. I honestly don't want to leave them on bad terms. As far as not letting them know that I am looking for another job, I am going to apply for a job at the same facility. On...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Need some career advice. - long
    Minnymi, was your new job at the same facility? Because the NICU that is hiring is in the hospital where I currently work. I am afraid to burn bridges. I am scared, though, because when I left my...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Need some career advice. - long
    I may get out late, but my patient care is done, meds passed, etc. The only thing I am ever doing when I stay late is charting. If I could do that without getting in trouble or risking our grid being...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Need some career advice. - long
    Sorry it took me so long to reply to all of the comments. Thanks to all of you for your advice. We had a meeting at work on Monday, where we discussed the new staffing grid. We were told that if...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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