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  1. Anyone have an MSN with no BSN? Problems with this?
    Hi Guys, I have kind of an unusual degree. I have a MSN in Nursing. The program was entry level, for people who already had a bachelors in an area other than nursing. (I also have a BS in...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. use of diapers during phototherapy
    We always use diapers too. Just try to fold the extra cloth down, and plenty of skin is exposed.
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Anybody want to help me plan my career??
    I've been a NICU nurse for 3 years now, and it's been my plan all along to get some good level 3 experience and go back to school for my NNP degree. I"m starting to question whether this is what I...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. IV Drug incompatibilities
    No, I don't think they are expecting that. But I'm not really sure what the big "No Nos" are. The only one I've ever needed to know for my job in a level 2 is that you need to stop the TPN before...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. IV Drug incompatibilities
    I didn't have access to their hospital guidelines, and I don't know if they use Neofax or not. I was studying with a compatibility chart from my school. ...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. IV Drug incompatibilities
    Hi All, I'm starting a new job in a level 3 NICU and my job offer is contingent on me passing a NICU pharmacology test. I feel pretty confident about all the topics on the study guide except IV...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. CVCs and Nystatin?
    Hello all! Quick question for all you NICU peeps :) On my unit we have a lot of CVC's...especially Broviacs and PICC lines. It is standard protocol that every baby with a CVC is on prophylactic...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. How the heck do I change my password??
    When I click on the Account pulldown menu my options are: Dashboard, Edit about me, Edit Settings, Edit Avatar, Edit Friends List, Edit Membership. There is no login info. I have opened every link I...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  9. Anyone a member of National Nurses United?
    I registered with this organization over a month ago. They took my money, but I have received nothing from them! No welcome to the organization letter, membership card, information about continuing...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How the heck do I change my password??
    Seriously, there's nothing in the account options to do this! I had the site reset my password but now it's set to some random characters I will never remember. It gave me no option to change it...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  11. Current RN Payscale in Colorado
    Colorado is great! I work at a HealthOne hospital in Denver. Everybody here says this network pays much worse than the others in town, but I'm satisfied with my paycheck. (Although I did move here...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  12. Too soon to transfer?
    Sure, if that's what you want to do, no sense in waiting!
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Flu Vaccine 2012-2013 - Thimerosol
    Can you give us a link to the studies that say it does cause autism?
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. A little help with parent teaching
    Hi all! I am a fairly new nurse working in a level 2 NICU. I don't feel totally comfortable doing parent teaching, and working as a night nurse I don't have a whole lot of opportunity to do it. I...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. I want to curl up in a ball and cry
    I don't think they were maliciously toying with her, no. It probably was a mistake or the fault of poor organization. But they told her she was hired when she was not and they wasted her time and...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I want to curl up in a ball and cry
    I'm so sorry that happened to you. I can't stand it when employers jerk you around! The waiting is already excruciating when you really really want that special job, but to be told you have it and...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Premium Pay for Extra Shifts?
    I've looked through the hospital policies about on call and overtime shifts. Nowhere is the term "premium pay" mentioned anywhere, so I guess it's a unit policy? Everyone I work with seems pretty...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Premium Pay for Extra Shifts?
    Hi everyone! I'm wondering how your facility handles extra shifts. A few weeks ago, my unit was full to capacity so many people were signing up for overtime. Our facility is supposed to pay time...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Med-surg or NICU first?
    Go right into the NICU. It really bothers me when people say you need a year in med-surge nursing. NICU is a different world. You will have to re-learn everything in a bit of a different way when you...
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Listing hire date vs start date on resume
    Now I am confused! I got an offer letter on December 6th saying I got the job and what I would be making hourly, etc. I started orientation on January 17th. They have on file my "date of hire"...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Listing hire date vs start date on resume
    None, obviously. Why do you think I'm asking this question???
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Listing hire date vs start date on resume
    Simple question: Is it bad that I've listed my hire date on my resume instead of my start date? There is a 1 month difference between the two. I'm a fairly new nurse and wanted to take credit for any...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Problems with verifying my past employment
    I'm so frustrated and stressed out about this I want to cry. Here's the situation: I've been hired for my dream job pending passing the background check and having my references check out. It's been...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. checking residuals
    It never hurts to check. I don't see why getting a PO or NG feeding last would make a difference. You are checking to see if they are digesting their food, and to verify tube placement. All good...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. New grad NICU program
    University of Iowa is hiring new grads for NICU and PICU
    May 9, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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