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  1. Perkins Loan Cancellation
    As some of you may know, Federal Perkins loans can be cancelled over a 5 year period if practicing as a full-time nurse. Does anyone know what "full-time" is considered to be for this benefit? I...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bracelets in the NICU
    My hospital doesn't usually put any bands on the critical babies in the ICU, the bands are usually in the bed with the infant. In the step down area we have Hugs bands that are always on the babies...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. NICU Resource Books
    I am THRILLED to announce that after over a year of searching I will be starting a position in a level III NICU in a couple of weeks! I am nervous and excited! I'd really love to read some...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. How do you verify NG tube placement on your unit?
    I am also surprised. Especially that its fairly often a kid will pull their tube out.. I've also heard (but not seen) that some NICUs reinsert the NG for each feeding in order to prevent reflux...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Z track for IM injections?
    Actually.. according to the Centers for Disease Control/US Dept. Health and Human Services "Because there are no large blood vessels in the recommended sites, aspiration before injection of vaccines...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. How to get into the NICU?
    I have been trying to get a position in a NICU for a year now. Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me get in? Nobody around here wants new NICU nurses.. and the people that get them.....
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. How long are we considered new grads?
    Thanks. I did get to speak to the recruiter at one of the hospitals in my area who said that they won't hire "new grads" with <1 year of experience and/or non-acute experience. Making my soon-to-be...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Meeting with recruiter for "prescreen"
    I was called by a recruiter at a hospital because I'd applied to several positions. We talked on the phone for a few minutes and I was invited in to do a "prescreen." Has anyone done one of these? ...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. How long are we considered new grads?
    I have been working as a RN for 8 months now in a residential setting. However, I just spoke with a recruiter who informed me that I am being automatically rejected because I am a new graduate. I...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Alexian Brothers NewGrad Residency Program
    Approximately what percentage of nurses are hired onto units after the program? I'd like to apply but If only 2 of say 10 nurses are hired afterwards it is not such great odds. Are they only hired...
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Jobs for New Grads - The Big Lie?
    My program had 1,215 clinical hours. I still can't find a job.. though I do work PRN for someone.. I hardly get hours and am struggling financially.. I am too looking for a ft job and have applied...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Accepted psych position..am now unsure due to family history......
    There are SO MANY psych nurses, therapists, social workers, behavioral health specialists, etc., that have had their own past struggles with mental illness, addiction, etc.. In this profession it is...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. No nurse in a mental health/addictions facility?
    I'd be interested to see how that works as well. While our patient load is high between 18:1 - 26:1, there is still a nurse there 24/7 for meds, assessments, etc.
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Z track for IM injections?
    On our unit we try to do Z-track if appropriate and accessible. If it is not, and it is an emergency, we can use our judgement as to where to put the needle. While buttock is always the preferred...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Psych Patients
    When I was in nursing school I was TERRIFIED of the psych patients. I literally talked to only one patient during my entire rotation, and only for a whole of 2 minutes. I stayed as far away as I...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. RN hourly salary in Illinois
    I am $27 as a new grad RN, registry.
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Dream hospital job in Illinois
    Level III NICU.. anywhere.. :)
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  18. Children's Memorial RN Internship Program
    Has anyone gotten a call for the August cohort?? I applied and am VERY interested.. If not, I will be praying for October!!
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. My Estranged Mother is a Patient in my Facility?!
    Radio, Yes, definitely alert your supervisor of the situation. I also work in psych and we were told during orientation to let them know if a friend or relative became admitted to our unit. If...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Staff Nurse with a MS Nursing degree?
    I guess I have a hard time figuring that out. How is a BSN grad more qualified than I am? I have a Bachelor's degree.. but IN biological sciences and not nursing. A BSN is the nursing classes +...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. One in four RNs wants a new job
    I think that this is because nurses take (or keep) whatever job they can get regardless of whether they want to do that kind of nursing, or it is a good fit for them. Also, units are understaffed...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Staff Nurse with a MS Nursing degree?
    Thank you for your replies everyone.. I am glad to hear that there ARE staff RN's with MSN degree's regardless of whether is sucks because of the malpractice stuff. To those that asked NCNS does...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Staff Nurse with a MS Nursing degree?
    I am wondering if nurses with MSN degrees are hired into staff nurse positions. I am a current RN from a graduate entry (GEP) program (direct entry -- I had a previous Bachelors degree). I have had...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Question
    Yes, but the OP is correct.. the 2010 standard for the AHA is "CAB" Compression, Airway, Breathing.. Please see this link from AHA website.. Section ABC or CAB? ...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Question
    The protocol would be for PALS: first CPR via BLS standard, then defib, then CPR, then if rhythm persists defib again, CPR + administer epi, then if rhythm persists defib, CPR + lidocaine or...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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