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  1. How did you break into CTICU?
    To all the CTICU nurses -- How did you end up breaking into CTICU? I know the job market is pretty tight right now but jeesh! I am having a really hard time even scoring an interview for a CTICU. ...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. PRN pay
    The per diem pay rates in Southern NJ are pretty competitive. Most hospitals down here are unionized, which helps. You can view local contracts for various hospitals at Health Professionals & Allied...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. UMDNJ vs. Thomas Jefferson University
    Lynn -- I think its a great idea for the SON to have someone on these boards to help answer questions, as many pre-NP students turn to these boards when looking for information from their fellow...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. How will the DNP be integrated into NP education?
    Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource. I hope your not using it for scholarly research...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  5. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    I forgot one of the most important parts -- We need to know that basic information so we can adequately care for the patient while he/she is critically ill. Knowing baseline information vs. current...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    Let me begin by telling you -- I began my career on a tele unit where I routinely cared for 5-6 patients a night. I currently work FT in the SICU at a large community hospital and I also work per...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Thanks Ms. B! And yes! I did my celebrating last night!
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    A suggestion that I will give you is that, knowing you dont routinely work in the ICU, you'll really need to brush up on your hemodynamic values and how to interpret them (CVP, RAP, PAS, PAD, PAOP,...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. INR increasing...without anticoagulation?
    Warfarin pretty much interacts with EVERYTHING. Two drugs that come to mind are levoquin and amiodarone.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    I PASSED!! I did notice on my score report that they DID increase the cut score from 51 to 52. And the exam was DIFFICULT. Moreso in my opinion than CCRN just because it's SO focused and in depth....
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Ms. B -- thank you for all of the wonderful information! It helped me guide my studying nicely along with the review course I took at my hospital! I'm on my way to take the exam now! Will let...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    NC -- I actually moved my test date up to this Monday! I'll let you know how it goes.
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Wow -- You thought it was harder then CCRN?! I might have to start taking this a little more seriously!
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Thats what I was thinking, lol.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. ICU in community hospital or Stepdown in academic hospital
    SEWRN -- Congrats on the job offer! In todays job market I would tell you to take any job you are offered, just to get your foot in the door! It seems, from reading your post, your torn between a...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Hey NCcardiacNurse -- What type of ICU do you work in? I researched on the boards a bit and it seems as though the general consensus is that the CMC subspec exam is a little easier than the CCRN, but...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    Hey all -- So I registered for the CMC subspecialty cert through the AACN. I recently passed my CCRN :w00t: and scored 100% on the cardio portion of the test. I was wondering if anyone out there has...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. A Day in the life of an ICU nurse?
    Type A personality, you'll sink without one. I am not sure about others but most of the ICU's that I have worked in the aides do MINIMAL work. I work night-shift and the aide leaves at 9pm (their...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. AACN CCRN Self-Assessment Exam
    Okay -- I just got back from Laura Gusparis' CCRN review in CT this week so I decided to sit down and choke up the money for the AACN's CCRN Self-Assessment exam. After taking it I am feeling...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Calling all CCRNs!
    Hey all CCRNs -- First of all I would like to thank you for reading and responding to my post, I appriciate any insight and/or advice you can provide to me as I continue my journey in becoming...
    Feb 17, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Nurse/patient ratio in ICU...what is yours?
    Usually AT LEAST one nurse per shift is 3:1 in our ICU. I think this is really unsafe, even if one of the patients has orders to move out. According to other nurses on my unit (havent looked it up...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. New to the SICU
    Hey ClaRN -- I too am new to the SICU and just finished my orientation. I am not sure what type of hospital you work in, but I work in a community hospital in Southern NJ. It is really sad to say...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Innova Health and Rehab -- RN Hourly Wage
    Hey all -- Looking for some insight here. I have recently interviewed for a RN position at Innova Health and Rehab in New Jersey. I would like to know the wage scale for RN's. I know their nurses...
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Under-age drinking ticket?
    In the same boat, but I have already invested all the time, work, and money...waiting on the BON to make a decision now...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  25. Random Drug Facts
    1. Pseudoephed is a treatment for priapism. 2. Clonidine can be used for treatment of hyperactive disorders and tourette's.
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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