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  1. Moving to Michigan U.P... ex-CVICU RN wants to be camp RN- Camp recommendations?
    I'm not seeking full-time employement, so camp nursing is perfect in that aspect...one of the reasons I graitated to it.
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  2. Moving to Michigan U.P... ex-CVICU RN wants to be camp RN- Camp recommendations?
    Thanks for your thoughtful response. You are right, definitely not what I want to hear :) I will have to get pediatric experience somewhere else...I refuse to work in another hospital again. My...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Choosing a Camp
    Has anyone had experience with the website greatcampjobs.com? Are they legit? The description of the camps in their system sound promising... I'm just always skeptical of things that seem too pretty...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  4. Going to CVICU!
    ACLS is a great place to start! +Do you know what types of patients you'll be receiving? In my CVICU, we see: -CABGs, pre and post-op -Valve replacements/repairs -Myomectomies -Congenital...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Looking for some insight from seasoned CCU nurses :]
    I second Dodongo without further information.... Are you floating to other ICUs, with your home base being in CCU? Yes, get a good orientation!!! You need to learn about vasopressor medications,...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I've been stuck with a (clean, thank goodness) needle before, after a patient got combative with me. Always keep a step ahead of your patient, get help holding down limbs if necessary, especially...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Choosing a Camp
    Which camps have you seen them at if you don't mind me asking? I will bring it up for any interview I have, but it's nice to know before hand what expectations are.
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. Moving to Michigan U.P... ex-CVICU RN wants to be camp RN- Camp recommendations?
    Also, are there any winter camps out there? I remember going a camp in winter with my 5th grade class, but that was a special session...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Too much time on my hands
    To Campnurse1....Maybe this really is EXACTLY what I need. I need a nursing job with autonomy that lets me be my quiet, introspective self. Just playing my guitar, reading, fishing. A job that keeps...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  10. Choosing a Camp
    Which camps will let you bring pets? Dogs? I'm having a tough time doing some google searches on it
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  11. Moving to Michigan U.P... ex-CVICU RN wants to be camp RN- Camp recommendations?
    A background on me: -Moving from S.E. Michigan metro working at large, academic (adult) CVICU to tiny Ontonagon in Michigan's upper peninsula (Ontonagon is about 180 miles from Duluth, MN). Have a...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  12. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    Obviously you and the people who liked your post have never been stalked by a patient before have you? Until you've had strange calls on your cellphone and creepy friend requests on facebook, you...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Interested in an RN to Medic Bridge Program
    I started out of nursing school on a cardiac telemetry step-down in a big teaching hospital. I worked there for a year and a half before transferring to their CVICU. There we get frequent transfers...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  14. You know you're an ICU nurse when...
    I loved reading the other posts (neuro, pediatric, general nursing). I thought that we in the ICUs/CCUs could come up with a good list too.... I'll start it off with what I can think of off the top...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    I have nothing but respect for floor nurses- I've never had more than 4 patients at a time, ever. One of my best friends is med-surg/tele nurse in a semi-rural hospital (or as she jokes, "we are the...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Interested in an RN to Medic Bridge Program
    My advice is to try and get into a hospital cardiac telemetry step-down and/or progressive care floor with "stable" vents. After you're there for a year or two, the ER or ICUs will want you In the...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  17. Nurse managers-Do you think tattoos look professional?
    This seems like a rash generalization.. I have two very large, very coverable tattoos. They cost money, but their meaning is timeless and will matter to me until the day I die. One of them, the...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  18. Is nursing what you thought it would be?
    Yes! I would tell my 18 year old self.... "It's okay.. you are actually very, very good at biochemistry, (even though inorganic chem is intolerable) and you love it. It is the high point of your...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is nursing what you thought it would be?
    Not really at all what I thought I think back everyday about how I wish I had shadowed a nurse in junior high/high school before going to school for it. I am very love/hate with nursing... some...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Going from cardiac step-down to CVICU
    Hey all, Been a nurse straight out of school on a medically (rather than surgically) focused cardiac step-down unit for 14 months and just scored a position at my hospital's CVICU, which is...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Looking for a great ICU flow for RNs to organize their shift
    I just got a job in CVICU- based off of my prior cardio/step-down sheet, this is the more detailed 2-sided sheet I'm trialing (I personally need the large time grid to visualize time/tasks in...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Highest Troponin Levels You've Seen?
    467.... a lady with paranoid schizophrenia...needless to say she went straight to cath lab Next highest was a gentlemen who peaked in 300s.....his EKG did show ST elevations, but surprisingly they...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    Oh wow...I just about died laughing...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    As a cardiac nurse, I find this extra funny...very cute
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Religion Needed to be a Good Nurse?
    Oh, I do. I'm willing to open up a bit more about it now that I've been on my floor for a while and people know me. I really don't want to offend anybody, but I would certainly stick up for myself if...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality


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