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  1. Attending high risk deliveries as a NICU nurse. Traumatic experience
    I work in one of the busiest nicus in a large city with a level 1 trauma and my nicu is a high functioning state of art nicu. All i can say is girl, i have BEEN there. I have seen nightmares with my...
    Sep 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Interested
    This question is so broad you need to be a bit more specific
    Sep 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Intimidated new NICU nurse
    I got my job through a hook up. That's why networking is so important. They took me and plenty other new grads. In NYC
    Sep 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. thermoregulation in the neonate
    I agree with others. The bath should be delayed until at least 6 hrs after birth. There is no rush to bathe a baby. Skin to skin should be initiated immediately and the temp shouldve been taken prior...
    Sep 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Why nurses eat their young????
    YES!!!! LOL
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Why nurses eat their young????
    It is not what you say, it is HOW you say it and unfortunately many have not mastered the art of correcting someone in a professional manner and in a way that isn't perceived as an attack. I don't...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. RN, BSN new grad NYC jobs?
    Get experience in GA first before applying to any jobs out here. The competition is very stiff with the over saturation of new grads in the job market pool who are all after the same thing. Getting...
    Sep 17
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Intimidated new NICU nurse
    I was a new grad with no experience when I first started, at least you have some experience. I felt intimidated as well!! It was all so very overwhelming all of the different diagnosis and...
    Sep 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Why nurses eat their young????
    I don't think nurses eat their young. I think there are just some nasty people out there with chips on their shoulders who treat others poorly as a reflection of their own insecurities. It has...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Family members recording nurses doing pt teaching
    We allow parents to take photos and record videos of their little ones but they are not allowed to film or take pictures of a procedure or staff members. I do not want to be filmed or photographed;...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Going back to work after maternity leave
    Wow you gals gave some great advice! I will be taking everything into consideration starting.....now! Lol thanks!
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How Can New Grad RN gain experience to land a job as a RN
    The recent hires at my job have been volunteers! It sucks to say that we are now in an age where simply just applying is not enough. It has become all about who you know. My advice would be to...
    Jul 14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. NY Med (TV Show)
    I recently started watching the show and I love it! I have a couple friends that work at that hospital. They do amazing things there and I'm always drawn in to the stories I see.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Going back to work after maternity leave
    Hello everyone, I recently gave birth and I am already dreading going back to work! I work 3 12's/week which isn't so bad but my little one will only be 2 months old when I return and probably not...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How Did You Get a Job at a North Shore-LIJ Hospital??
    It seems like they've built an impenetrable fort around that hospital! When I was job searching they refused to accept my resume when I walked into HR. They insisted I go online. I secured an...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. NY New Grad Jobs-anyone hiring?
    You should volunteer at your hospital/unit of choice. The last 3 hires on my ICU unit were volunteers! Just applying isn't enough anymore. You have to network, network, and network! Consider reaching...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  17. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    I just think we live in a very vain society. We live in a culture that values aesthetics and we often tend to forget the important things. They are nothing more than a product of society. I've gotten...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. use of diapers during phototherapy
    We use diapers as well. I always fold the diaper down when the baby is prone to expose more skin! Voila! The levels drop everyday. Does anyone have a protocol for irradiance and what the target is...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. When does it get better??
    What you are feeling is normal. I felt that way too. I am 2 years in and sometimes I still feel that way but if you don't face your fears they will intimidate you even more. What helped me? Just...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Mount Sinai
    I now have 2 years experience in an ICU setting at another hospital but I went for an interview at Mt Sinai back when I was a new grad looking for a job and had a horrible experience with HR at Mt...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  21. My first death
    You guys have given phenomenal advice, words cant express how much it means to me. I will carry a bit of each advice with me, especially the one about writing. Thank you all do much! Anyone else with...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. My first death
    Thanks for your advice, i will definitely take it to heart!
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. My first death
    Hello everyone, i work in a level 3 nicu & am a fairly new nurse. I just experienced my first death & i am taking it pretty hard. I got really attached to this child & his mom. I wanted so bad for...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Oral feeding on nasal CPAP??
    On my unit they are fed via OG tube. I dont see how nipple feeding these kids can be safe if they are requiring pressure to keep their airway open. Good suck, swallow, breathe coordination can't...
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Neonatal NP advice
    Why don't you start out in pediatrics, pediatric i.c.u, labor & delivery, or newborn nursery? Those are great paths to head down if you want to be a NICU nurse! Labor & Delivery, newborn nursery, and...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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