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  1. Pittsburgh ICU nurses
    I am interviewing at both Shadyside Neuro ICU and AGH's trauma ICU. I have been working at UPMC for the past three years on a cardiac unit and I am very excited to go to the ICU, I am just not sure...
    Jan 17, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  2. AGH vs UPMC Shadyside
    I am currently working for UPMC on a cardiac unit and I have been wanting to go to the ICU since a grad (3 years ago) and finally have some interviews. I interviewed at my current hospital but...
    Jan 17, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. ICU jobs in Pittsburgh...
    jamst...you shouldn't have any trouble getting into an ICU out of school. Whatever you're offered take it. You'll get the experience and will be able to go anywhere else if you decide to. I turned...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. ICU jobs in Pittsburgh...
    Thanks. I work for UPMC though and my contract is up this summer so I can't go to AGH yet if I wanted to. I've heard bad things about that place though....
    Mar 13, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. Pittsburgh ICU jobs...
    I currently work for a UPMC community hospital and want to do CC but they're not letting me, its a long story, see my post in the PA nurses forum for the whole story but I wanted to post something...
    Mar 5, '07
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  6. ICU jobs in Pittsburgh...
    I have been wanting to do CC since I graduated two years ago and seem to have a hard time getting in somewhere. I had the chance to work at Shadyside in their Neuro ICU but I turned it down as a GN...
    Mar 5, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. RN to BSN in and around Pittsburgh...
    The North Hills campus.
    Mar 5, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  8. RN to BSN in and around Pittsburgh...
    Well I started in the OR last week and their shifts are 7-3, 9-5 or 2-10 and I was going to just tough it out and work 2-10 during the week so I could have the days open for class and when I...
    Feb 28, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. RN to BSN in and around Pittsburgh...
    BCCC only offers chem 1 three days a week plus lab during the day which I cannot do since I work full time daylight mostly. CCAC offers it in the summer in the evenings which would be PERFECT...
    Feb 27, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  10. Average starting pay in PA?
    Yeah I know. It seems everyone else around the pittsburgh area makes much more....
    Feb 26, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. Average starting pay in PA?
    When I first started at a pittsburgh hospital it was 18.95 two years ago. It's now up to 19 something for new grads.
    Feb 25, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  12. RN to BSN in and around Pittsburgh...
    I got accepted into Pitts RN to MSN program but I have a problem. I didn't have to take chemistry in nursing school b/c my high school credit counted as it. SO....when I got into Pitt they were...
    Feb 25, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  13. Finished first week of orientation....
    Yeah I figured it was too early to make any calls yet. I haven't really done much yet like I said and I was just hoping that what I have seen already isn't how it is everyday. Right now I'm bored...
    Feb 24, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Finished first week of orientation....
    So I just finished my first week of OR orientation. I came from a med surge floor looking for a change and I found it. It is totally different and I guess I like it so far. I have mostly been...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Is it just me?
    You're not alone. I work med surge heart failure stroke and feel the same way. I've been there for two years and I'm transferring to the OR next month to try something different and see what else...
    Jan 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's your favorite type of patient?
    I like to have either the confused ones who don't ask you a million questions about what you're doing because they don't know any better (they also can say the funniest things some times...) or the...
    Jan 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. RE: Hospital premployment medication test
    The one I had to take was comparable to one you would take in nursing school. It was all calculations.
    Jan 22, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. Should nurses be forced to take charge against their will?
    Where I work you do not get extra orientation to be in charge. If you're in charge you still have a full patient assignment which is about 6 patients and if one of the LPN's are working, you need to...
    Jan 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Should all nurses have their BSN or higher?
    Yes Shadyside is in the UPMC system so I agree, it makes no sense. Only one hospital, UPMC Presby is going to do this so far. UPMC will give you only 2000 in tuition assistance if you go to school...
    Jan 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Should all nurses have their BSN or higher?
    I work for a hospital in pittsburgh. There are a lot of them and we're called univeristy of pittsburgh medical center (UPMC) for those who aren't familiar. One of the hospitals recently made it...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Should nurses be forced to take charge against their will?
    Where I work, the unit director decides on who can be in charge on the off shifts. I have been a nurse for two years and was in charge six months after I started there. There are nurses I work with...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. did I do something wrong?
    I don't think you did anything wrong either. Always go with your gut instinct and next time you need to call a doctor and you really feel strongly the patient needs to be seen, express that to them...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Med-Surg Roll Call
    I work on a med surg floor that specializes in heart failure and stroke patients. Some are on telemetry. I have worked there for two years, it is where i started as a Graduate nurse. I am...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. What am I doing wrong?  Argh...
    It will get better!!! You won't feel comfortable on the floor for about a year so don't get discouraged. Organization is the key to getting done on time. There will always be days where you stay...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Working with new circulators
    I will be going to the OR next month and I am nervous about all of the above. My hospital doesn't hire new RN's into the OR you have to have a min of two years on med surg to work there which I...
    Jan 13, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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