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  1. Is it made of acid? Fire? Cactus stickers?
    They always fight it...and then one morning they don't. And that, is just not a good sign!
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. TPN
    TPN
    We sure do. although, let's face it. we protect only the bag. Not the tubing. So does it really make a difference?
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Calling all current cns students
    I am one CNS student within a group of 15 NP students. They all look at me with a snarl on their face! Annoying!!!! I am almost done, working on my capstone and I can't wait to be done done done. ...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  4. IV starts - anyone get better?
    I have found that most people blow veins when their tourniquets are on WAY too tight. Loosen it up. For the "fresh" babies, I don't use a tourniquet often at all! And, don't rely on a...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. DPN v. CNS or CNL
    The CNL is not considered an Advanced Practice Nursing role. So if you want your APN/APRN, you'll have to go the route of CNS. There are DNP and MSN CNS options and DNP and MSN NNP options. ...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  6. Suctioning of ETT on < 27 weekers?
    There is a difference in suctioning HFOV and HFJV!!! You must put the Jet on standby but not the Oscillator. We never instill saline in the lung. We use it only to clear the ballard catheter,...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Discouraged Nurse Graduate
    From a NICU nurse in Chicago: I work in a facility where we had over 150 applicants for ONE position. The hospital now hires BSN prepared only. It's a TOUGH market to crack into. If hire new and...
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Anyone find CRNA School EASIER than made out to be?
    You'll have to remember that you will not even be considered for a CRNA program before a couple of years of SOLID ICU nursing experience!
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. Male Nursing Student Interested in NICU Nursing
    DO IT!!!!! We LOVE our 4 male RNs on our floor and the RTs too! Come join a team of extraordinary people!!!!
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Rush University Medical Center-website is terrible but the program is available. Contact them for extra information. University of Illinois Chicago has a Perinatal CNS however the curriculum is NOT...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. NRP certification online?
    here it is from an NRP Instructor. The only option to become officially certified is to attend a certification course that is held by an AAP certified instructor, using the AAP course materials...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. How to get into the NICU?
    I also agree! You may have to broaden your search A LOT, write a very strong cover letter, talk about how the hospital matches what you look for as an employer, taking into account the mission and...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Good and accredited Neonatal Nurse Practitioner programs online
    Check out Rush University in Chicago, although you'll have to find some days to come to the US for most programs. And the university would have to find you a way for clinical hours!
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. OMG!  What was I thinking?
    Remember to be objective. If you don't have objective data, your answers is likely an objective answer. Not another subjective! The answer is never "never" or "always". you can do it.
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. How sad is the NICU? Is there a personality type best suited to it?
    If you don't have tough skin, you may have a hard time in the NICU. Some NICUs, specially those that are Level III with surgical cases and ECMO are sometimes very sad. So you may be better off in a...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Orientation...blechhh
    I also 100% disagree with you. And if I were your manager, you would NEVER be asked to precept staff. Quizing, when done the right way, is an excellent addition to the learning process.
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Kangaroo Care
    Little Oscillator? What exactly do you mean?
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Special Care Nursery vs. NICU
    You WILL sometimes see a ventilator/intubated infant in a level II NICU. However, in most states level II units can NOT keep infants intubated for more than 24hrs. So a level II may be able to take...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Special Care Nursery vs. NICU
    You WILL sometimes see a ventilator/intubated infant in a level II NICU. However, in most states level II units can NOT keep infants intubated for more than 24hrs. So a level II may be able to take...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Neonatal IV question
    Yeah....best not to cover IV sites so that you can easily assess them hourly! If arm board is needed, we make them as soft as possible using a preemie diaper (wee pee) or half tongue and 4x4s.
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Anyone know of any job sites for psych cns?
    have you checked the nacns.org website? Under resources there is a link to jobs available.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  22. extension feeding tube use
    Our policy is to actually change the tubes every 7 days! We used to use the tubes for 30 days but found we were having a higher incidence of NEC. We discard all syringes and extension tubing after...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Self Scheduling/Weekend Requirements
    We have a weekend track. So everyone works every third weekend. And the every third weekend is set, so as long as I work in my unit I know which weekend is mine for the rest of my career there! ...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Obese children...my rant
    You are not alone! I can't stand fast food mostly because in the rare times I go into a fast food establishment I see more than the number one can handle of fat families who LOVE fast food and it's...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Neontal Nurse Practitioners/Neonatal Nurses!!??
    Hey there, Your plan isn't half bad and I love your enthusiasm. I would keep in mind that the nursing regulations for advanced practice nursing are changing. By 2015, Masters programs for...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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