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  1. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I don't do anything special either. My scrubs get washed with everything else, I don't change out of my shoes before I get into my car. I rarely get sick, neither do my kids.
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    We are a small Level III 30 bed unit. We don't attend births, since we do have residents and the OB nurses are NRP certified. The charge nurse takes an assignment and we are assigned admissions.
    Feb 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Washing scrubs
    Every time, no matter what.
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. QueensBorough Community College Help!
    I graduated from QCC in 2011, and from what I remember, the A&P 1 grade is what really counts for admission. If it's still as competitive as when I applied, that C- is not going to cut it. I'm sorry....
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  5. What is your Achilles heel?
    This is the only thing I REALLY, REALLY HATE! Luckily, working nights, we don't do too many!
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. use of diapers during phototherapy
    We always use diapers too.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Salary
    No difference in units at my hospital either.
    May 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. New Grad and would like advice about NICU
    I was lucky. One of my professors at school recommended me to the ADN and got me an interview.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Breast milk storage in NICU
    We are a smll unit, less than 50 beds, with 3 rooms. We have one large freezer for all the breast milk, (like a refrigerator, but it's just a freezer). East patient has their own bin and it's stored...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. 12 hour shift
    I LOVE working 12 hour shifts. I would hate to work 8 hours, 5 days a week. In my hospital, we do get paid if we miss breaks.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Fitness and nursing
    I always work out on the days I'm off. I work night shift and there is no way I could work out right before or after my shift!.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Pod leader model?
    Our charge nurse also makes assignments at the beginning of shift. We try to keep the nurses with the sames babies they've had if they're working a few days in a row.
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. What are you getting for payment?
    I worked at 2 different camps last summer, but one was just a weekend fill-in for the regular nurse. At the main camp I was paid $600 for the week plus free tuition for my 2 kids. Including the...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  14. Describe your med pass!
    The camp I worked in was divided into groups by activity so I organized their meds by group, each group having their own bin. I kept PRN meds separate but also organized by group. I also organized...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  15. 2013 Camp
    I will be going back to Camp Quinipet in Shelter Island, NY to work for one week. I have 2 weeks vacation from my regular job and my kids have been talking about going back to camp non stop since...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  16. New Grads that have Jobs: what do you advise for the rest of us
    I graduated the same time as you and I'm also in NYC. I applied everywhere and never got one call back. Ultimately, I got my job through a professor at school whose sister is a nurse manager at a...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Prospective Student wondering about Job Opportunities in NYC
    It's pretty bad here. I graduated last December and it took me 8 months to find a job and only because someone got me an interview. A lot of my fellow graduates are still not working. I know of at...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  18. Which book?!
    I have Core Curriculum. My supervisor and every nurse on my unit recommends this over the other one. I just have the one book so I can't tell you the pros & cons but it reads very well and is well...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. 1st semester at BCC, I suck at advanced math -- Stick to RN or change majors?
    Math was always my worst subject, except for basic algebra, which is basically what nursing math is. I scored very low in the math section of the PAX but thankfully the English/Science made up for it...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. NICU certification
    My hospital encourages you to go for certification when you are eligible. They pay for the exam and you get an extra $2400 a year in your salary.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    So how are you guys doing? Yesterday was my first official day in the NICU and I loved it! I spent the day with my preceptor on our transition unit, mostly doing vitals, feeding/changing, learning to...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Anyone know of website with nicu-appropriate printed scrub tops?
    The Cherokee Tooniforms line is great, cute prints and they fit nicely! I ordered mine from Ebay, cheaper than the stores/other websites and shipping was very reasonable!
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Further your education?
    I agree, if you are in an area where new grads are having a hard time getting jobs, I would go right away as it's a selling point. I live in NYC and it's brutal here but I know one of the reasons I...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. 29 applications in and still no job!!!
    I finally got a job 8 months after graduation, 5 months after passing the NCLEX. And only because one of my professors got me the interview. It sucks out there. Good luck!
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. How Do I get a Camp job for next summer?
    I believe most camps will hire LPNs. Check out the American Camp Nurse Association, they have a lot ofinfo and jobs posted. Association of Camp Nurses - ACN Also check
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Camp Nursing