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  1. Acute/Critical Care Cardiothoracic NP.... need some info
    I am currently a pediatric ICU RN. My passion is cardiothoracic critical care. I want to get my NP and become a part of the intensivist team. Because my goal is so focused, I am debating whether to...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. UCLA's NP program...
    No, havent applied. What is the application process like, and how competitive is it to get in?
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Is there such a thing as postgrad depression syndrome?
    I too have a post grad depression going on... but I had a job lined up 6 months before graduation! I think for me it was multifactorial: 1 Being done with school and now an "adult". School is all...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. High level Cardiac ICUs in Denver area...
    Hello, PICU RN here looking to relocate to Denver by the fall and am looking to land a job in a high acuity ICU (really looking for cardiac opportunities :D) So far I have been browsing the...
    Dec 30, '08
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  5. Advice for new grads searching for work
    Tay, Would you be willing to relocate? UCLA has a great new grad program, that hires groups (of about 15 or so per unit) of new grads twice a year (August and February).
    Dec 30, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. UCLA's NP program...
    Hi All, I am a new RN working in an ICU and one of my long term goals is to become a NP of Cardiology (I know that UCLA has several NPs on the Cardiothoracic team). I am looking at UCLA to get my...
    Dec 26, '08
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. mistakes made during your first year...
    From what I understand now, pushing Dilantin doesnt require a filter because it precipitates in NS if it is piggybacked into it. Im not sure how fast it precipitates or how much NS it takes to cause...
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. mistakes made during your first year...
    I never heard that about lasix... but it does definatly make sense! Our lasix drips are never shielded from light.
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. mistakes made during your first year...
    On my own in the ICU for about 6 shifts and lets see: 1. Infusing phenytoin without a filter (but I did use a filter needle to draw it up) Infused fine. Figured this out later on. 2....
    Dec 24, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Ugh stupid mistakes!!!
    Once I figured out that it was leaking, it was still infusing. So I stopped it, switched the correct line to the patient and continued the infusion. I let the next shift RN know that a portion had...
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Ugh stupid mistakes!!!
    I work in an ICU and have been off my 10 week preceptorship for about a week. When I have one patient, things usually go really well. But when I have two... I feel like an idiot. Last time I worked I...
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. ICU nurse thinking of relocating to Denver...
    Hello. I currently work at as a PICU RN in Southern California, but may be relocating to the Denver area within the next year. I am slightly familiar with some of the hospitals (ie Swedish, UCH), but...
    Dec 6, '08
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  13. ECMO in the PICU or peds cardiac ICU
    Just wondering.... Is ECMO done strictly in CVICU/pedsCVICU or can it be done in PICU? I am a PICU new grad RN who is absolutely fascinated by ECMO and hope that I will get to see it in action,...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. New CA RNs, how long did it take to receive your permanent license in the mail?
    It took about 4 weeks to process the paperwork and issue temp licence. However when I recieved it in the mail, it expires in over a year instead of the 6 months a temp license did. So I checked...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Bedside assessment in the PICU
    Thanks for the tips Jan, I appreciate it!!
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  16. Bedside assessment in the PICU
    I am going to be starting in a week or so, and I know I will have to do some bedside assessments before I start patient care with my preceptor. So going through my notes from peds.... I just wanted...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. "Smart enough to be a doctor" What do you say to that?
    YUCK!!! :no: Who said that to you?
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Salary to expect as a new grad nurse
    At the LA hospital that I am starting at soon we make $29.50 for days with weekend/night differential and a raise a few months in
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Did You Settle for Nursing?
    I originally started out Pre-Med, but after a year and a half of excrutiating chem classes, I decided to go to nursing school and graduated this may. I still may end up going to med school but I...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. aprehensive about relocating to LA
    LA is a very very big area, so when you say how is LA... I can only answer regarding west LA (santa monica area). Yes the cost of living is considerably higher than in other cities, but it is safe,...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Licensure by endorsement to CA.....
    ...... is a nightmare( well its a lot of things that aren't G rated enough to put on this board lol) . Not only is getting through to someone who has enough info to answer a question related to my...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. "Smart enough to be a doctor" What do you say to that?
    I have heard on several different occasions where someone has referred to a nurse/nursing student as "Smart enough to be a doctor". To me this is an insult to the profession, because they (always...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Surge in air ambulance accidents...
    Hello all, I am a brand new RN looking to eventually become a flight nurse! It has been my dream for a long time, and am looking forward to a possible ride along in the fall. However, the number...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  24. Nose Piercing question...advice needed
    I have had a small stud for a long time before I even started school (so I could take it out if needed, but tried to get away with it :lol2:. Only a few times during my first semester did they want...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. Those who failed on Kaplan are scaring many!
    Averaged 68% on Q bank, got a 67% on trainer 7. Passed with 75, about half were SATA, one math. My advice is to follow their study schedule diligently. Do questions every day. Read ALL rationales....
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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