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  1. Positioning question
    I work in the NICU at a children's hospital. Same as wooh, we don't use egg crates anymore due to pressure points; we stopped about a month ago. Not sure what the policy is for our OR.
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Got a job, but need clarification/input. Help please.
    Policy at my hospital is that new grads must have a license in hand before they can even start orientation. For this reason, our new grads wait several months after graduating to even get started,...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. school nursing to pediatric psych nursing.
    Before I became a nurse, I worked as a counselor, and my internship before graduating was in a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents with a history of abuse. Not strictly...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Is this common now?
    I haven't gone on enough interviews to know if this is common, but I do know at least two people I graduated from nursing school with (and another who is not a nurse but also looking for a job) who...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  5. Encouraging peds parents to call/text the nurse during off-hours? Common occurrence?
    We practice primary nursing on our unit (surgical NICU in a children's hospital). The primary nurse is in charge of discharge planning, such as making sure the chart is updated as to what types of...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. Should I be worried?
    It's a big red flag that your preceptor was unavailable and didn't let you know where to find her for 2 hours. I'm about to finish orientation, and even though my preceptor isn't always necessarily...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Average night shift differential??
    Hey pjp2u2, how are you liking the PICU? I'm doing my practicum in one of the CHOA PICUs now, and I'm interviewing for both the NICU and the PICU. I'm not sure which one I want the most, but I...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  8. are these feelings normal?
    I'm also new to the PICU, and I've had people make similar comments to me. I see it more as a "different strokes for different folks" type thing (I, for instance, would be really depressed if I had...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Lactated Ringers vs .9NS
    The components of each are different. 0.9%NS is NaCl, while lactated ringers has sodium ions, chloride ions, potassium ions, calcium ions, and lactate (generally as NaCl, KCl, and sodium lactate). ...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pediatric New Graduate Internship Programs?
    CHOA's big hiring times for new grads (per the nursing recruiter) are around October and March each year, a few months before most students graduate. I was lucky enough to get a scholarship that...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Peds/PICU/NICU advice?
    I hadn't thought about shadowing--that's a great idea. Also, you're completely right. I know I'll be fulfilled and happy no matter which area or floor I end up on. I feel very blessed. Thanks!
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. MCG Clinical Nurse Leader - Fall 2010
    Okay, so I know this thread is pretty old at this point (I'm not even sure if I've commented on it before), but we're so close to finished now, guys! There's no point to this post except my...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  13. Peds/PICU/NICU advice?
    I just got a scholarship a large pediatric hospital that pays for the rest of nursing school in exchange for a year of work after I graduate (I intend to stay MUCH longer than a year!). I'm...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Finishing Nursing School Quickly vs Summer Externship
    I was speaking with one of the nursing recruiters from Shepherd at a career fair a couple of weeks ago, and I asked him a similar question about the benefit of an externship. I'm in an accelerated...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  15. Anyone done the VALOR program at the VA hospital
    I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have any more current information about the Altlanta VA? The VALOR program sounds great, but I don't think I'd qualify for it (I'm in an accelerated...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  16. What to Wear??
    I agree with Meriwhen. Go with the suit, especially for interviews. Occasionally, I'll wear dress pants and a top without a jacket to career fairs if its in the middle of the day and I'm going a...
    Feb 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Direct-entry MSN-CNL: What's the reception on the job market?
    Hi all, I'm currently enrolled in a direct-entry MSN-CNL program and planning on working in Atlanta when I graduate. The word on the reception of these graduates in Atlanta has been...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  18. New Grad moving to Athens, help please!
    I'm emailing now! Haha--I wanted to message you also, but I don't have 15+ posts either. For now I always have to settle with asking for PMs on the message board. Talk soon!
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  19. Nervous student in need of encouragement from experienced RN
    Just a student right now, so I'm not going on any experience but clinical. However, I am nervous about that too. I've been talking to my clinical instructor about this a lot, and she's a big fan of...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. I am graduating with a degree in liberal arts next year...
    Not sure where you're located, but GHSU (formerly Medical College of Ga) has a 16 month pre-licensure MSN program. Requirements are at least a Bachelor's in another field and some prereqs. They...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. what are the prerequisites for BSN nursing program @ Medical College of Georgia?
    Do you already have Bachelor's in another field? If so, they also have a pre-licensure MSN program. I'm in the program now, and its VERY accelerated but also very good training. Prereqs for that...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  22. CHOA CHANCES scholarship
    Hey everyone, I'm in the process of applying for the CHANCES scholarship at CHOA. The scholarship itself is great, but to me the biggest incentive is getting to work for Children's after I...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  23. Atlanta hiring new grads
    Two years DOES sound like a long time, but I'm sort of in the mindset that I wouldn't want to leave my first job before the first year is up anyway so I can go ahead and get my "1-2 years of...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  24. New Grad moving to Athens, help please!
    I'm in nursing school in Athens right now (graduating in December--yay!), and we've been hearing a good bit about both St. Mary's and Athens Regional (ARMC) during clinical and from the class ahead...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  25. CHANCES Scholarship/CHOA
    I'm a little late to this thread, but I really want to work at Children's and am completing the CHANCES application right now. Anyone have any tips or advice for being successful in the application...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing


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