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  1. Rush Vs Creighton NNP Programs
    I learned that you pretty much can't escape "across the lifespan" because it's a requirement of many states (if not all?) that you have a patho class across the lifespan in order to get licensed. I...
    12:10 am
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Have we all thought about??
    I've been slacking this week! But will make a start on it tomorrow. Again, if anyone wants to help or have any input, be sure to post!
    Oct 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Most used NICU meds?
    Probably the most common drugs are antibiotics, generally Gentamicin & Ampicillin to cover gram negative and positive bacteria. After that...depends on why the baby is the NICU. Preemies usually...
    Oct 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Rush Vs Creighton NNP Programs
    Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of NNPs on this board, I only know of 1-2 others and they don't post regularly. I did talk to the director at Creighton when I applied a few years ago (chose another...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Multiple news outlets are reporting that the second nurse called the CDC multiple times and was told that she was okay to fly even with a low-grade fever.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    LoyalWeim, I suggest you read this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/10/04/how-ebola-sped-out-of-control/ and watch this:...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    That would result in civil war and rampant spread of ebola because it would run completely unchecked and unstoppable. That's just about the worst thing we could do...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Second ebola nurse "okay'd" to fly
    The second nurse who contracted the ebola virus has been recently flagellated for boarding a plane, including the CDC director stating that it she never should have gotten on the plane...when in fact...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. US Psych RN to UK Psych RN
    I would call them up directly and ask and be sure to get past the first person on the phone line because they are only useful to know basic things off the website. They don't know know intricacies...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  10. United Kingdom NMC new registration process for overseas RNs
    So fascinating!! insa, I did do a traditional 4 year American BSN and was accepted in 2012. I had something like 800 or so clinical hours and 700 hours theory (don't quote me on the exact number, but...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  11. New Registration for Non-EEU Nurses
    Goodness me...I had no idea about any of this until I read an e-mail I got this morning from a travel agency. I got my registration in 2012 and things keep changing! Best of luck to you guys! And...
    Oct 15
    Forum: World Nursing
  12. Have we all thought about??
    Well, I'd love to work on this next week if anyone wants to help. We can definitely pull in some information from old threads if it's still relevant. A starter would be a list of questions that...
    Oct 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. What are the levels of NICUs?
    Most special care nurseries are at a lower level. Most level IVs are found at academic centers; I would also venture to say that nearly all children's hospitals are all Level IVs.
    Oct 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Career Components for neonatal/NICU work.
    Well, being a NICU nurse seems to fit the bill, although they do not medically diagnose infants. NNPs do that, although they have a higher case load than a nurse, usually 6-8 patients or more,...
    Oct 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Have we all thought about??
    Creating a new FAQ thread? I love reading the threads here, but the same questions are asked over and over and over again and it'd be nice to just say, "check out the faq!" I'd really like to develop...
    Oct 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. UK nurse wanting to move to AZ
    Because the UK is trained as specialists, you'll probably be short of hours that you didn't train in. If you trained as an adult nurse, for example, you probably don't have enough pediatric hours, so...
    Oct 10
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    Wow, it sounds like your union isn't really doing much for you guys...and firing people for just one drug error? Sounds like your facility is very punitive and not very supportive of its nurses. I...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  18. NMC fee to raise to £120/year
    While I would never say that conditions are better in the US than the UK in every state, California is one of the best ones in terms that you described, skylark. -You don't need liability...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  19. *anyone aware of any hospitals offering NICU "intro" to get new nurses into the NICU?
    Most if not all hospitals offer an extensive orientation to those with no NICU background since it is so specialized. Higher rated among these, I would pick out a teaching hospital/academic center as...
    Oct 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Need advise
    DTI? Google tells me that it is a deep tissue injury? You should follow your unit's protocol, but 26 weekers are at a huge risk for skin breakdown. I put some kind of soft cushion sticky wherever...
    Sep 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Pushing meds through NGT/OGT with the plunger
    In the NICU where nearly all the patients have NGs, it's very common to have "gravity feeds" where you just hold the syringe full of milk up and let it go down with gravity. For medications, I...
    Sep 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Why would a patients respiratory rate be set at 28 on a mechanical ventilator?
    Have you learned about acid/base balance yet? What would a patient present with in respiratory acidosis?
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Need advise
    If you never make a mistake, then you're not a human being. I wanted to clarify a couple of things: When you said you missed the IV infiltrate when you'd been at work for 4 hours, does this mean...
    Sep 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Scottish Referendum & registration/NHS
    Well, my DH is relieved (although he's stayed out of the discussion with his Scottish friends for the most part because he felt hesitant due to the terrible history between the two countries to voice...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  25. Thanksgiving/Christmas
    Yes, we have a pretty active parent advisory council and they do stuff for most of the major holidays. my favorite is when we get the footprint ink and make something cute to put in a frame that we...
    Sep 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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