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  1. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "She said if she keeps working overtime shifts at her new job, she'll be able to pay off her nursing school loans and move out within 10 years"
    Jul 25
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. Beginning in a level 3 NICU..any tips?
    When it comes to nursing care, definitely ask questions and do not try to pretend that you know everything right off the bat. When it comes to learning about the environment of the unit, how things...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Management didn't seem to like my idea of cloning myself to prove I can work well with others."
    Jun 6
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. May 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I confide in so many people, but you're the only one who hangs around and really listens."
    May 15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. What's in your nurse bag?
    Nursing stuff: stethoscope, scissors, hemostats, mini-calculator, pens, Sharpie, penlight, little notebook for notes/info to jot down, long-sleeve scrub jacket Personal stuff: Definitely snacks...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Hey, you must be the famous Nurse Hoyer I've heard so much about."
    Feb 9
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. February 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I always thought that learning how to make an occupied bed in nursing school was overrated."
    Feb 5
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. Looking to change our current practice regarding OG/NG tubes.
    We use one tube, usually a 6F and vent after feeds.
    Jan 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. IV insertion issues
    Wow it's been almost a year since I started this thread and I'm happy to say that I've been kicking some rear-end on IVs for the past 6 months now. I was going too deep before. Tips for people...
    Jan 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Baths on your unit
    Wow our unit is so different. We weigh all babies every day regardless of their status. We have no set in stone policy on baths. It's really up to the nurse's discretion. For feeder/growers, they...
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Michigan Pay rate: $26 base In which area / specialty do you work? NICU What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or certification do you...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Registered Nurses: Do you like your jobs?
    I'm also a career changer. I left that career to get into a profession where I felt I was doing meaningful work and NOT working 5 days a week doing it. I knew what specialty I wanted before I even...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Cough Syrup - wow!
    I read somewhere that women in the olden days used to drink cough syrup to get their share of alcohol (because it was un-ladylike for them to purchase alcohol or go to pubs). Now I understand why!
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. June 2013 Top 8 Captions - Select Winning Caption
    Aw, not even in the top 8 :unsure:
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    #1 would definitely be about weight, which I totally understand. Also, "What's his oxygen at?" (FiO2) "Did he poop today?" "When can he take a bottle?" (NPO kid) "Has he been crying?"
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Nursing Hostility and Other Nonsense
    I went into nursing as a 2nd career and I was immediately shocked at how nurses treated each other. The trash talking, the gossip - the THIRST for gossip that some people have, the tattling...There...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. attn: experienced NICU RNs---
    Bortaz's post describes pretty much everything I deal with on a day-to-day basis. There are also a LOT of unexpected things than can occur during your shift in the NICU, for example: -Infant's...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "It's the new Cardiology 3000 - you can assess your patients through floors and walls."
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. Ever work with a broken finger?
    A nurse on my unit recently came to work with a broken finger with splint and they sent her home.
    May 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I'm thinking we deserved a whole lot more for Nurses Week than that pen we got!!"
    May 16, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "I told you that colostomy bag was not going to hold for your shift!"
    May 16, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  22. How much do new BSN nursing grads make?
    Right now, Chicago hospitals are starting new BSN grads at between $26-27 per hour (plus about an extra $3-4 for night shift and $2-3 for weekends). So If you work nights you'd be at around $30/hour.
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. how long doe it take to become a neonatal nurse practitioner
    BSN 3-4 years + 2.5-4 years for NNP depending on how fast you choose to complete the program while working.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. New grads, How did you list your clinical rotations on your resume?
    Is Hogwart's hiring?? Pick me, pick me! :nono: I would definitely list your clinical rotations and 1-2 lines about the non-mundane skills you did in each one. Of course every nurse manager will...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. Newer NICU RN - question avout basics! Weights, baths, etc...
    It's all going to be according to your unit's policy. At our hospital, we put a new diaper on the scale and 'zero' it, then take the diaper off and weigh the baby while he/she is wearing a diaper. If...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal