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  1. Another New Grad Nurse Dilemma: critical care nursing in IL.
    Luck, and a unit with high turnover that likes to hire new grads. Not the norm.
    Feb 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Another New Grad Nurse Dilemma: critical care nursing in IL.
    You don't always land where you want as a new grad, despite best efforts. I landed in ICU despite wanting L&d. It sounds like your resume is great and you have already had job offers, which is more...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Giving meds in J-tube instead of G-tube
    They will go into the jejunum and get absorbed faster? Are they crushed and diluted according to policy? Is tube feed infusing, and into which port? More info needed. All meds eventually get to the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  4. Shift differentials/benefits for PCA/PSA at Nationwide Children's?
    Childrens is on a hiring freeze right now. Even PCAs who have worked there have not been getting offers to work as RNs. I hope you took the job with OhioHealth!
    Jan 22
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. Baby due after one month after srna program begins
    Unfortunate but true. It might not matter "because the baby won't remember anything", but YOU will remember that you missed his/her first words, first steps, putting him/her to sleep every night. I...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. Help! Preceptor Advice! :)
    I don't really think it's beneficial to do your capstone in an area that has no chance of hiring you. When you do your RN-BSN, you will complete another capstone, which would be an ideal time to pick...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Trauma ICU or NICU?? Advice please!
    If NICU has always been an interest of yours and the position is open now, I would go for it!
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  8. New Grad Salary
    It depends where you live
    Jan 19
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Trauma ICU or NICU?? Advice please!
    Well, why are you leaving your job in the burn ICU in the first place? What draws you to trauma and what draws you to the NICU? What are your long term goals? If you go to the NICU it will be more...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Blood Return and Flush
    I'll flush the line with 10 of NS, then pull back with the now empty syringe that I just flushed with to check for blood return. When I see blood I'll flush it back in with another 5-10 of NS and...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. New Residency program(s)
    Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania Here's a list of new grad residency programs in general. Not an all inclusive list, but it'll get you started. It doesn't include my hospital. Not...
    Jan 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. The real road to becoming a CRNA?
    I went right into ICU from an ABSN program
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    Not at my hospital
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I'm not exhausted all the time. After i work three nights in a row, yeah I'll crash but I think that's allowed. I like my job and I still have energy to be social.
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. What gear/utensils/supplies do you carry in your scrubs
    Hemostats, bandage scissors, pen x 2, permanent marker, cell phone for setting alarms. We have flushes and alcohol wipes in every room.
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. What should I be doing?
    Personally introduce yourself to every nurse manager where you do clinicals. You might hit it off with someone who will hire you! Start thinking where you want to do your senior leadership practicum...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. What are the levels of NICUs?
    Can someone explain to me the different level systems that NICUs work on? Is it level 4 is the highest? Or reverse? And then you have special care nurseries-- are they considered the same thing as...
    Oct 14, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Pathway to get to CNM
    All of those options will get you where you need to go. I'm not sure where you're from, but you'll likely have difficulty finding a job with an ADN as a new grad in ANY nursing specialty, let alone...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  19. Ohio Health and OSU
    There's no way a new grad is starting at 36, you must have gotten your info from an experienced RN. most new grad start out around $24, with maybe a $1-$2 difference based on the system. Unless she's...
    Oct 11, '14
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  20. New Grad RN
    Good luck with that., most NICUs won't take new grads. Plus, there's a job shortage for new grads around the country. It took me 4 months to find a job-- at that point I was so broke I was willing to...
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Nurse to OB/GYN path
    You're welcome! Best of luck in the future!
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Ohio Health and OSU
    Yeah multiple ones! MICU, SICU, neuroICU, CCU, and a CPCU. However, there no trauma center, so if you're interested in trauma patients/certifications there's none to be had at east. I think St Anns...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Ohio Health and OSU
    I think it's all relative. I work at West, which has a trauma center, so we get trauma patients. East doesn't have one, not sure about St Anns. St Anns is in a better location, so patient population...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  24. Nurse to OB/GYN path
    To become an obstetrician is 4 years of undergrad and 4 years of medical school, plus internship and residency. You don't get to skip years if you're already a nurse, but your BSN would count as...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. ABSN accelerated second BSN programs
    Well, you can't really work during school to ease the burden because there's just no time during ABSN programs. I'd say your options are to call that old witch Sallie Mae again (what i did), or...
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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