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  1. Done with Critical Care.... Suggestions??
    First of all, thank you for reading this! I've been working in a burn ICU since I graduated three years ago! For months now I've been feeling that I'm not up to par - not up on the knowledge, not as...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Starlight Pediatric Homecare
    Hello there- just stumbled on this thread. I've worked on a burn unit for 3 years now. We have pts of all ages, so I have a bit of peds experience. I'm looking for a change of scenery. I think...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  3. Burn Out Already????
    So I've worked in a Burn ICU since I've graduated in 2007, three whole years. Lately (maybe the last few months), I've been having this feeling that maybe I don't really have what it takes to be a...
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Hello, Will Be New Burn Nurse Here
    Welcome to the wonderful world of burns... =) All I can say is fluids, fluids, fluids!!! And some major wound care too!!
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. The Making of a Burn Nurse
    Just read this now... and it brought tears to my eyes...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Quickly Gaining Seniority but not ready for it..... ????
    I've been a nurse for almost a year (Wow! Never thought I'd get here!!!) I work nightshift. About six nurses have either left or are moving to days, which is giving me a great deal of seniority in...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Labeling IV lines
    We label our lines at the port closest to patient & also we label our maintenance line @ every port with this awesome pink top so it's easily spotted!
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Starting Nursing Career in the Burn ICU
    I'm no CCRN, but I was in the same position as you - All I have to say is DO IT!! :D I started in the BICU as a new grad approx. 9 months ago - There are times when I want to cry & pull out my hair,...
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Thinking of burn nursing........
    Wow - hdigh, you really summed it up nicely!! I totally agree - Being a burn nurse can be hard, but I can't see myself doing anything else right now... Lots of pain meds, lots of pt. education...
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  10. First patient death, first Code Blue!!!!
    I've only had one code so far (Thank God) - It was the scariest thing ever. I felt as if I was an outsider looking in... I had to push meds. Boy my forearm hurt the next day =( It's not so bad b/c...
    Apr 18, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Silly question
    I am SOO understanding what you feel - I too wish nightshift got more respect... We always end up getting screwed w/staffing and day shift doesn't think twice of us.... I didn't see my Nurse Manager...
    Feb 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. EDUCATION: BURN UNIT RN  in Michigan
    I am a new grad & was just hired into the Burn ICU/Burn Unit... No special training needed beforehand, but I had a Burn Theory Class & was given lots of materials about Burns... Will take ABLS...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  13. New Burn Nurse Here - HELP!
    I hope you did well on your pharmacology test.... :)
    Oct 31, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  14. St. Barnabas Livingston - NEW GRADS
    I just started @ SBMC in September - I'm starting off with $29/hr before my night shift differential...nycNurse2b - I'm curious as to what you ended up doing - Did you go to NYC or SBMC?
    Oct 28, '07
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  15. New Burn Nurse Here - HELP!
    I'm working in the BICU @ St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ... It's going well so far... How about you?? *Michelle*
    Oct 28, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  16. New Burn Nurse Here - HELP!
    It's getting better a little bit with each day... I guess it's just normal to be anxious/scared of it to start off. There's just soo much too learn - It's going to be a challenge that's for sure! ;)...
    Oct 27, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  17. Burn Techs...ancillary staff on burn units
    We have techs too - All I have to say is Thank God they do what they do!! They are awesome at what they do - Burn Dsg/Wound Care... I could never do what they do! I agree - I'm a new nurse & the Burn...
    Oct 26, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  18. New Burn Nurse Here - HELP!
    I'm a brand new nurse, fresh out of school and I've gone right into the Burn ICU... It's so overwhelming at times w/all the topicals/meds/special considerations regarding the burn pt. Burn Nursing is...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  19. starting salary new rn's
    I just started and I'm probably gonna make approx. $56k - that's at $29/hr and w/o my night differential which I'll get once I start nites! Not bad :P
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing