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  1. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    I'm not sure, they didn't do it that way when I came in, sorry!
    Sep 28
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  2. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    If nothing has changed in the last two years, the commitment is one year (beginning once you're out if orientation), and the residency lasts 18 weeks. I believe they've added classes in since I did...
    Sep 28
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  3. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    All of this. I'm getting so tired of seeing huge syringes of it at kids's bedsides who are NPO for belly issues or are NAS babies...the most I've accomplished is getting a flyer posted about when and...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Is there a chance for me?
    Look into the Barre Tech Center, I'm pretty sure they still offer an LNA class.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  5. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    I'm only making $22/hr with a $4 shift diff, $1.25 for weekends & holidays. I'm in NICU with 2 years experience, but my cost of living is low, so I do feel like I'm making a decent living for only...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Oh yeah. Being a transplant in the Bible Belt this is something that drives me crazy all the time. I'm respectful of whatever people believe, but there are a few at work that just won't shut up about...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Pearson vue trick doesn't always work
    This is about the millionth thread about this in the last few weeks. They fixed the glitch in the website, there is no trick anymore.
    Sep 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Letting my license lapse?
    My license is up for renewal this month and I'm considering letting it lapse, but I'm not sure it's the best idea. I'm currently working in NC, but planning on returning to MA in the next 2-3 years....
    Aug 12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  9. Personal experience with sneakers?
    Danskos are okay...really comfortable, but I had problems with how high they are...I'm clumsy and I rolled my ankles a ton. And they made my feet sweat like crazy. I love my Alegria's but I'm...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. nursing & tattoos
    As far as the policy goes, it's very possible that long sleeves won't be allowed. In my unit, sleeves must be rolled up past the elbows..defeating the purpose. No watches or rings either, it's a...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    I really liked it, the idea is that we could work during senior year. But at the time no one wanted new grads, especially with an ASN so that didn't work out. The thing I loved though was the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    ASN 20 BSN 21 My program was 4 years with us graduating and taking boards after 3, then senior year was BSN classes and capstone :)
    Jul 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Qatar
    How long did it take you to get all of the paperwork (visa, etc) all set? I was just notified that I've been short listed to interview! I'm really excited!
    Jul 25
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Does Anatomy & Physiology help you in nursing?
    The best gift you can give yourself as a nurse is a solid understanding of A&P. Definitely helps.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Travel
    I think you'll be hard pressed to find someone that's going to help with moving expenses and housing. I moved as a new grad to find a job (and I wanted to leave anyway), but I did it on my own, found...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. picc teams
    No PICC team, our NNPs place ours.
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen as a nurse?
    I work in NICU, one night I had the parents of a baby come in and the mom was really nasty at the the dad and everyone else. Dad was really quiet but we knew there was a history of abuse...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New Grad orientation...
    As a new grad in NICU, I got 18 weeks, 9 on each shift, working 36 hrs/wk. I felt like it was just the right amount of time.
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Qatar
    Thank you so much! That really helps!
    Jul 11
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. A few months ago, I asked you all...
    Oh man, I had some grade A snuggles the other night! Sweet sweet little NAS boy that hung out on my chest for quite a while and just hunkered right in. He wasn't even in my assignment, but those kind...
    Jul 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Graduated in New Hampshire May 2012, Applied to a ridiculous amount of jobs, no one anywhere in the northeast wanted a new grad. Moved to North Carolina and applied to a ton more jobs, finally...
    Jul 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    I had two patients and was first admit, I ended up going on a delivery for an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He did well in the delivery room, was fairly vigorous and was intubated...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Qatar
    Anybody have any first hand experience with going to Qatar? I've done a ton of research and put in an application, but I would love to hear from someone who has been!
    Jul 1
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Code Cart/Box
    We have three code carts that we use within the unit. Then we have two tackle boxes that we can bring to deliveries. The ORs all have tackle boxes as well. On L&D there is a cart that we can use, but...
    Jun 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Salary of a US nurse expat in Qatar or Middle East
    Following...hopefully some more people can chime in, I'm very interested in going to Qatar but I would love to hear from someone who has been!
    Jun 29
    Forum: International Nursing