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  1. Difficult decision
    I have been a PICU nurse for a year and a half. Before this I was in adult ICU. I did my first year in the PICU at a large teaching hospital. Med/surg, trauma, liver, kidney, multivisceral ...
    Dec 5
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    I also did this program with HCA. One year in I accepted a job at a different hospital. I was fully prepared to pay my way out. I left seven months ago and am now back per diem once a week. I have...
    Apr 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Med passing question from a student
    Lol @ That Guy. I work adult & pedi ICU. The other night I had an adult pt with 15 meds to go through the G tube at 2200. It took me quite some time just to scan, crush and mix the cocktail of all...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. What is the lowest HGB you have seen?
    I had a Jehovah's patient for 3 days straight who died on Christmas Day last year. He had a lower GI bleed with hgb 3.1. We coded him for 45 minutes. I tried to get a DNR before he went. No way to...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    Miami Florida Pediatric ICU 1 year experience $25.54 hourly $6.00 differential from 7p-7a $3.15 weekend $.75 /hour parking reimbursement Union
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm curious do you experience this too?
    Yes!!! One huge time waster is searching for items in our "point of use" room. They are constantly moving stuff around so it takes extra time to find a stat lock for a foley or whatever one might be...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. what specialties do new grads typically start out in?
    I started out in ICU. I've been there for 9 months and love it!
    May 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Attention, RNs in Fort Lauderdale/Pembroke Pines area--need your help!
    HCA hospitals pay around $23-$24 as a new grad. Memorial pays around $21-$22. Not sure about the Tenet or Cleveland clinic.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same?
    I work in the ICU. My favorite patients are sedated and on a vent. When they become able to use the call bell I'm ready to see them go. Most days I really like my job.
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Does anyone out there enjoy being a Nurse?
    I graduated in May 2012. I was accepted into a critical care program with 7 weeks of classroom and 6 weeks of orientation in the ICU. I have been working on my own since October. I love being a...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New grad position in S. Florida???
    Nurse2B-I'm nearing the end of the same new grad program, mine started in July. 2 more weeks and I'm on hospital payroll! I feel so lucky to have a job. It was a tough 6 weeks in the classroom! So...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. White scrub bottoms
    Most definitely Koi. They have the best white bottoms, the Linsey model.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. New Grad Mother/Baby and NICU Interview
    I just got hired into a new grad residency in the ICU. I was interviewed by a panel of 8 people. In my interview they asked me about a time that impacted me during my critical care rotation. They...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Will EMT experience help?
    I just got hired into a new grad program in the ICU. I had taken an EMT course and gotten licensed years ago. I did have that information on my resume. When I was in my interview I was asked about...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. Interview appropriate?  Opinions needed please
    I ended up going to Marshall's finding a classic black suit on a major clearance. Problem solved :)
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Interview appropriate?  Opinions needed please
    Thank you! The one I have isn't exactly like the one pictured so no plunging neckline. But the sleeveless just feels inappropriate to me. Thanks for helping me make up my mind. Budget is most...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Interview appropriate?  Opinions needed please
    I am having a wardrobe crisis. Are bare arms completely inappropriate for interviewing? Here is a link to a suit I have... Macy's Cap sleeve bow jacket It looks polished and professional to...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. Shocked by new grads at job fair
    Thank you. I am a new grad with an interview next week. This gives me hope that I might get the job.
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. 2 weeks 20+plus Applications
    I have been applying since the 2nd week in May. I think I have around 150 applications out there. The only response I have gotten back is: we do not have any positions for new grads at this time. ...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. So what are these "other" jobs we NG can go for?
    I'm signed up for immunization nurse starting in August. Do a google search and the company should come right up.
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. 29 applications in and still no job!!!
    I graduated in May, took NCLEX 2 weeks later and have since applied to more than 100 positions. I haven't gotten a single call back so far. If I keep applying someone eventually will call back,...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. New grad position in S. Florida???
    ACLS and PALS were a little stressful as an inexperienced nurse. I took them at Broward College and they were each two days long. I studied for them for a couple of weeks before.
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. New grad position in S. Florida???
    I have applied to a couple of the new grad programs with no response. It is very discouraging but I also know that it will take time. Tenet doesn't even change the status or send an email to let...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  24. New grad position in S. Florida???
    Hi PrincessO, I'm a May 2012 grad, licensed since May 18th. I have applied to many, many positions with no luck. The only response I get is an email explaining that they have "gone with someone...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. Studied for 6 days, passed NCLEX-RN in 75 questions
    First, Congratulations to you! I had the same attitude as you about NCLEX. I graduated May 4th, got my ATT on the 16th and took the exam on the 17th. I figured that the worst that could happen is...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum

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