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  1. Starting on the bone marrow transplant unit - help!
    ...also if you run a search, there are a couple threads on here outlining lots of tips about what to study in preparation for BMT work. Check them out, they're full of useful information!
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. Starting on the bone marrow transplant unit - help!
    Congratulations! Pediatric BMT is where I started straight out of nursing school & I love it. I was so terrified, but the nurses I work with are an incredible bunch mixing extremely intricate,...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. It just has to be said (vent)...
    Thank you!! I really enjoy my job, my patients, and my coworkers/managers too -- I'm a second career RN, and often tell my preceptees that going into nursing was one of the best (and hardest)...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. "I don't know how you do it"
    When I first graduated and landed my job in peds oncology, one of my male nurse friends who worked in the ER told me, "I could never do that. The only reason you can do it is because you don't have...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. New grads, How did you list your clinical rotations on your resume?
    Some places ask for this, others don't consider it experience -- there are a few threads on this. I'd suggest a separate page, include the hours of that rotation (this was requested at some major...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  6. BMT nursing questions
    Hey there! Huge Congrats! I did my senior practicum in BMT too & LOVED it. It's not for everyone, but it was definitely for me. I remember it being a steep learning curve because, as you...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  7. Holistic Nurses, what are your thoughts on GMO's
    I try to avoid them & wish they were labeled clearly like in Europe so I could make better, informed decisions as a consumer. At least let me choose -- GMO plants are NOT the same as hybrid plants,...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  8. For extroverts...please don't ask me
    Susan Cain is also the author of a wonderful book on introverts aptly titled "Quiet"
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing
    I love child life! They offer so many wonderful, creative services!! So glad we have them as part of our team at work.
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Unique Toys/Gifts for Kids in Hospital
    Hi there! I am compiling a list of gift ideas/toys that are particularly good for sick kids - both in the hospital and at home. Aside from the normal things like puzzles, and art supplies, what...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Never Thought I Would Be a Peds Nurse but...
    I wasn't planning on working Peds either! Of course, life had a different idea. I had a background in education working with children before nursing school and the idea of working with sick...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    I second that. I do think my class was very unique, we were small, and the competition to get accepted to the program was SUPER fierce (state school tuition pulls a lot of apps!) so our group had a...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    PS: I definitely agree that working as a CNA is probably one of the best ways to get an edge as a new grad!
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. New Grad Programs: Advantage of MSN & high GPA?
    I completed a generalist (not NP, or specialty based) direct-entry MSN at a cal state school. No previous healthcare experience other than volunteering. Myself and my classmates all had jobs within a...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Help deciding between new grad jobs!
    Sounds like you know your answer. I wish you the best on CTICU!!!
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Help deciding between new grad jobs!
    I'd find out if "part-time with full time hours" means no benefits & factor that in. I have some classmates who were hired "part-time" only to work full time hours w/out medical insurance or a...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Favorite Nursing Sayings, Quotes, Jokes.....
    "Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine." - Lord Byron
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Do I Have To Be A Part of Social Networking To Be Hired?
    I found my job off Facebook -- there was a group page that had started for new grad RNs looking for jobs in my state. Everyone would post updates about new grad positions they had found, or when a...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. is 25-30 too late to want to pursue a nursing degree?
    I am in my early 30's and my first year of practice. Definitely doable!! Only thing I grapple with a little is postponing starting a family while I am building my foundational nursing skills and...
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Nothing like having one of those CRAZY shifts....
    Thanks! I actually really love my job and feel very blessed to work where I just amazes me that even during those crazy shifts, when you think you're doing nothing right, there is still room...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Nothing like having one of those CRAZY shifts.... of those running around all night, kid's spiking, need STAT cultures, and blood products to pump up BP's that are bottoming out but there's no type & screen yet and parents are annoyed that...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Can a new graduate be a hospice RN?
    Hey Fireball! Looking forward to seeing how you progress towards your dreams!! I developed an interest in palliative care/hospice during school -- shadowed a hospice RN during CNA training,...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Basic tips for getting hired as a new grad
    This was a really great list!! -- I literally did every one of these things & got a job seven months after graduation. I didn't have any money, so I invested in an "interview suit" w/ a credit...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Is it normal to go from straight As in prereqs to b- grades in nursing classes
    Hey there, Like you, I was a straight-A student until nursing school and I struggled to keep my scores up in the beginning. My program demanded an 80% or higher to pass and I was just getting...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Made it through three night shifts on my own...then...
    Hey all, Just wanted to update and say thank you for your encouraging words. I have settled more into my work as an independent RN and am learning an incredible amount each shift from the...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure