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  1. General peds or NICU opportunity
    If NICU is your goal then you should do whatever you can to start in the NICU. It's an entirely different world and while the skills you develop in peds would definitely help, the best option is to...
    Dec 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. How can I prepare for NICU while in nursing school?
    Yep, totally possible. I started in a Level IIIc NICU right after graduating with my ADN. Just need to find the right hospital and start networking hard until you can get recommendations.
    Nov 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    Agreed, that is not a safe assignment. I work in an extremely busy level IIIc unit and our oscillator kids are always 1:1.
    Sep 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Thanks
    Congrats on the pleasent first day! What field did you move too?
    May 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Night Shift Snack
    Cup of coffee w/ fruit snacks and some mini-muffins after my first round of assessments. I'll then eat lunch around 2am with a cherry coke and then have a granola bar real quick near the end of my...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What did you get for nurses week?
    Nada. But then, I work weekend nights and management always forget that we exist so I didn't really expect anything.
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How to respond and act to a baby that is desatting?
    It entirely depends on the baby and what might be causing them to desat. If it's a bigger baby and reflux causes them problems, then sitting them up or stimulating them is usually enough to get them...
    May 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Heparin containing maintance solutions and flushes for PIV
    Similar to the others, we do not use heparin in our PIVs. PICC, UVC/UAC, and central lines we use 1u/mL in whatever fluid is running. We also flush 2nd ports with 1ml of heparin every 6 hours.
    May 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    Our charge nurses do not take an assignment. They have a multitude of duties involved with staffing and admissions and help out around the unit. We are a 107-bed Level III NICU so we get a lot of...
    Feb 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. what did you do before?
    Same here.
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Cooling Blanket for HIE
    We don't have any kind of blanket over the cooling blanket, but we do use bendy bumpers or something to give them some boundaries. We haven't had any trouble maintaining proper esophageal temps when...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. What do you do about leaks?
    Pretty much this. If it's an assessment time I'll reposition the peanut on their other side to see if it helps.
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Parkland Fall 2013 Residency
    You'll get a phone call telling you you're in the residency and everything you need to complete before your start date (NCLEX, physical, immunizations, etc). You then show up at orientation on your...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. Parkland Fall 2013 Residency
    If it's anything like the NICU residency (which I completed earlier this year) then you won't sign your actual contract until a month or two after you've started.
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Question on dopamine infusion
    We change lines for clear fluids every 72 hours (bags every 24). TPN and IL lines are changed every 24.
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. NICU nurse aspiring to become an ER or ICU nurse
    Another one here!
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Approval to take NCLEX and practice as a GN in Texas
    I think you're being a bit paranoid. I had to submit a declatory order to the Texas BoN when I started nursing school and got the same letter you did. I had no problems getting my license after...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  18. New Graduate Nurse in the NICU :)
    I start Monday as well. Would definitely appreciate any advice as well!
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Medical City Dallas Internship Program Oct. 2012
    I just completed my last semester clinicals and senior preceptorship on the Med City PCU. They're a fantastic group of nurses on that floor. Very supportive to all the students so I'm sure you'll...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Collin College Spring 2013 applicants
    Dec '12 graduate here. You should buy it. I used it all 4 semesters for the math exams that you'll have at the beginning of every semester.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Parkland Residency's for January 2013
    Kinda cool to see some other folks who will be in the residencies posting here. I just graduated a couple weeks ago and will be in the NICU residency. Hopefully now that we're almost past the...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. Soon to be New Grad Wanting NICU Internship
    I was just accepted into the NICU residency at Parkland, starting in February. I'll be graduating w/ my ADN from Collin College this Friday so, if you are, don't worry; not having a BSN will not...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. New Graduate Nurse in the NICU :)
    I'm graduating in few weeks and just found out I got a job in one of the largest NICUs in the area. I spent months networking and volunteering in order to get the recommendations I needed an I'm just...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Collin College Fall 2011 Start!
    First semester clinicals are always during the day and typically will not go past 3pm, unless there is some special meeting or instruction scheduled for that day (lab tour, wound care teaching, etc,...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. Texas - Ideas for what program and work while studying
    Collin County has a great reputation and a great program (I'm in my first semester there). They also have an EMT - RN bridge program. You can then roll right into the one year RN-BSN program at TWU...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Male Nursing Student


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