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  1. Why I Want to work in the NICU... is this enough?
    pssst, here's a secret: most of us went into NICU because we love babies. period. It's a pretty self-selected specialty of nursing, just like L&D. your reasons are completely fine, but I always...
    Dec 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. NNP Board Certification
    Hey congrats! There aren't really many regular NNP posters on AN, so I'll answer. I just took my boards a couple of months ago and actually used the same resources that you did. 1. Did the FANNP...
    Dec 20
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  3. More work, no pay increase..
    Yeah, no, that's crazy, especially for the kind of money you're making. I make $96k as a new grad NP in an intensivist role (neonatology). I would counter for $$ or just decline politely.
    Dec 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Newborn Baths
    well...respectfully, I don't think the fact that you don't have to wear gloves with a newborn that has been bathed is a sufficient justification to give them a bath.
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Newborn Baths
    Although I don't love the cheese, I probably won't have my kids bathed right away either, especially with rampant noscomial infections
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Different Shift Hours
    We did 7-7 when I was a nurse, rationale being that there are less people to hand off to, i.e. less things to fall through the cracks. We got paid an ICU differential to make up for the fact that we...
    Dec 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Salary info
    Keep in mind that the type of NP you do also impacts it. For example, I'm a NNP and we're on the higher end of the payscale.
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Golden Hours
    I took a couple of modules online, they were pretty good.
    Dec 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Great NICUs to Work in
    Since this is a public forum, many members may not be willing to speak publicly about where they work, but might send you a PM. Good to see another NNP around here though!
    Dec 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Don't think my marriage will survive night shift
    You have a marriage problem, not a night shift problem. I would recommend talking to a marriage therapist and hopefully he or she will tell him that he's being unreasonable because it doesn't...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Complete list of NNP graduate programs
    thanks! I sometimes wish I had done it sooner, but it worked out best for my family.
    Dec 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Am I qualified?
    Thanks, everyone.
    Dec 6
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  13. NNP- Nicu only?
    Some work in the nursery (although it's usually staffed by PNPs) and I've heard of some out-patient well baby visits, but that'd be pretty unusual. Oh- and we did have a NNP that worked in our...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Did you keep your RN certifications?
    But the thing is- I'm still in that area of nursing. My RN and NNP certifications are both in neonatology (and in actuality, it's all administered by the same company, the NCC). I guess I don't see...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. PICU transition- adult or neonatal 1st?
    I woud put in that it also depends on what type of NICU you would be going to. Some NICUs hold on to chronic infants up to 2 years old (trach'd/vented, on chronic meds), and they are managed like a...
    Dec 5
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  16. Complete list of NNP graduate programs
    Wow, I can't believe I made this thread over 5 years ago, holy cow. I would add for anyone reading this thread now to know that 5 years changes a lot of things with many programs shuttering the doors...
    Dec 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Did you keep your RN certifications?
    Now that I'm a NNP, I'm wondering about letting my RNC-NIC (one of the NICU RN certifications) lapse. I'd be eligible to keep it current because all I need to do are some CEUs and I already need to...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Certification : I Did it For the Money.
    I am board certified with the NCC as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner now and also certified NICU nurse (RNC-NIC) with the NCC. I did renew my RNC this past year, but wonder if I should let the RNC next...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. NMC Test Online
    Hopefully they'll see that so many people are failing and adjust accordingly. It's normal to have a "growth curve" on their part since this is the first time they've ever done something like this,...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  20. Experience
    Sure. Lots of academic centers take on new grads and prefer them because they are easier to "mold" (besides experienced NICU RNs, of course). I went into NICU as a new grad and it was pretty...
    Dec 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. recommended neonatal handbooks?
    Haven't heard of any...might try some NICU nursing blogs or read the archives here
    Dec 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Am I qualified?
    I've always wanted to volunteer at a camp (went to girl scout camp many times growing up) but life always seemed too busy. I'm seriously considering doing it for a week or two this next summer (if I...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. Thoughts on revalidation?
    But take part in what? I don't understand. For example, when you're at a conference at a "workshop," basically you're in a room full of people while someone lectures you. It's just the one person...
    Nov 27
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  24. Not sure which specialty to choose?
    The consensus model has changed things up a little bit. I would directly e-mail a program with both tracks and ask them. Off the top of my head, I'm pretty sure acute care PNPs can do specialty...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  25. What is an NPA and how do you collect one?
    We would do them for respiratory cultures, typically for viral ones. Not super often, but more common during RSV season.
    Nov 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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