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  1. Poor RN professional conduct
    C'mon guys, we don't need to fight fire with fire. Sure she/he came in pretty defensive, but mocking her/him doesn't really serve any purpose. It certainly won't help her/him change his mind about...
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Journey of a foreign nurse getting licensure
    Feel free to post your questions and I will help you as I can, but be aware that they've changed the process a bit since I did it a couple of years ago. You do need a BSN, another bachelor's...
    Jul 20
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Rehashing the 2015 DNP Requirement Debate
    I'll do you one better ;) not all states require certification. California is one of them.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Australian nurses in USA
    Did you come over on a K1 or a CR1? If on a K1 or tourist visa, have you adjusted status yet? itsmejuli is right, you need your social security number first, but you can get it immediately if you are...
    Jul 18
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Rehashing the 2015 DNP Requirement Debate
    My understanding is that the only way for DNPs to be "required" for practice are: 1. State BON requiring it for licensure. Unlikely...some states do not even require a master's (just a...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  6. Can a nurse with Nicu experience get accepted to a Family NP program?
    I know of two NICU nurses that are doing FNP school and haven't worked with adults. Good luck!
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Poor RN professional conduct
    I think no water allowed in the unit is a bit much; do you also not allow breastfeeding mothers to bring any water? The no eating thing is very appropriate in a NICU, although I would mention that...
    Jul 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Light Cycling for ROP
    I have never heard of light cyling. Time to ask Dr. Google and Dr. PubMed :)
    Jul 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. NMC registration
    CTM gives you guidelines, but they don't really have much to do with the registration paperwork. I'm an American BSN who got registration back in 2012. Things have changed a little bit, but not too...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  10. Help UK-mass NP
    Ginger's mom is right, if you've only trained with adults, your education won't be sufficient because you can't get a NP license without a RN license. Do a search on the forum; it's been brought up a...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  11. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    My grandmother died when I was 18 and my younger sister was 10. Most of the extended family was in the hospital in the waiting room (she had a stroke) and my mom actually wasn't keen on the idea of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. neonatal meningtis
    In general, neonatal meningitis has a high risk of neurodevelopmental delays (even with adequate antibiotic treatment), some of them quite severe. Infants usually have a brain MRI after treatment to...
    Jun 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Neonatal dialysis?!
    Yeah, I've heard this is coming; one of the renal docs at my hospital mentioned it in passing a few weeks ago.
    Jun 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    See and that right there is part of society's problem. Breast milk from breasts is considered intimate and gross (I know that Esme did not say gross, but society generally thinks it is). This is a...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    NEC is actually very rare in full term infants and it largely occurs in those infants who already have a compromised body or disease anyway, like myelomeningocele (exposure of spinal cord to air) or...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    I plan to breastfeed/pump breast milk for my kids, but to each their own, and demonizing women for choosing formula is wrong. It's hard enough to be a mother and if we ever want to encourage mothers...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Woman gives birth alone in jail, baby dies
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/23/us/texas-jail-baby-death/ Horrifying... Is it in a nurse's scope of practice to determine onset of labor? I don't know; I work NICU.
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Floating
    We go to the PICU and the peds Cardiac ICU. They try to give us babies (babies meaning <2 years old, lol, not a baby IMO!), but we end up with older children sometimes. I don't know of anyone that...
    May 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. NICU newbie
    It might be a hindrance when applying to work with adults, but remember that your nursing education is almost entirely focused on adults. You'll be fine; even after your practicum, you're still more...
    May 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. What do NICU nurses consider "viability"?
    The problem is that it may be hard to pinpoint an exact gestational days due to maternal differences in menstrual cycles; IVF is probably the most accurate for dates. That being said, there are...
    May 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. NICU newbie
    I'll bite :) I did mostly feeder growers during my senior practicum, but I was in a little level III delivery hospital. I would expect that you would mostly be taking care of those types of...
    May 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Are NPs and PAs "Interchangeable"
    Neonatology is one field where I imagine most people would hire a NP over a PA because a PA is a generalist and have very little neonatal focused content, whereas a NNP is required to have at least a...
    May 16
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Australian Nurses - Rejection due to clinical hours
    That's good that the NMC is looking into this kind of evaluation. I personally think that they should look at American nurses who went to a school certified by the NLN or CCNE because they accredit...
    May 15
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  24. Disgusted
    I guess I'm curious then...would you also tell women not to have children if they were at a high risk for something like CHD, cystic fibrosis, or trisomy 21? Those are lifelong conditions that cause...
    May 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Disgusted
    Well, I guess this is where you and I would disagree because while NAS isn't mild, it does go away after 1-2 months and as far as I'm aware, there is no research saying that there are any long-term...
    May 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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