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  1. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    Not at my hospital
    Dec 5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I'm not exhausted all the time. After i work three nights in a row, yeah I'll crash but I think that's allowed. I like my job and I still have energy to be social.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. What gear/utensils/supplies do you carry in your scrubs
    Hemostats, bandage scissors, pen x 2, permanent marker, cell phone for setting alarms. We have flushes and alcohol wipes in every room.
    Oct 30
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. What should I be doing?
    Personally introduce yourself to every nurse manager where you do clinicals. You might hit it off with someone who will hire you! Start thinking where you want to do your senior leadership practicum...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. What are the levels of NICUs?
    Can someone explain to me the different level systems that NICUs work on? Is it level 4 is the highest? Or reverse? And then you have special care nurseries-- are they considered the same thing as...
    Oct 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Pathway to get to CNM
    All of those options will get you where you need to go. I'm not sure where you're from, but you'll likely have difficulty finding a job with an ADN as a new grad in ANY nursing specialty, let alone...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. Ohio Health and OSU
    There's no way a new grad is starting at 36, you must have gotten your info from an experienced RN. most new grad start out around $24, with maybe a $1-$2 difference based on the system. Unless she's...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. New Grad RN
    Good luck with that., most NICUs won't take new grads. Plus, there's a job shortage for new grads around the country. It took me 4 months to find a job-- at that point I was so broke I was willing to...
    Oct 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Nurse to OB/GYN path
    You're welcome! Best of luck in the future!
    Oct 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Ohio Health and OSU
    Yeah multiple ones! MICU, SICU, neuroICU, CCU, and a CPCU. However, there no trauma center, so if you're interested in trauma patients/certifications there's none to be had at east. I think St Anns...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  11. Ohio Health and OSU
    I think it's all relative. I work at West, which has a trauma center, so we get trauma patients. East doesn't have one, not sure about St Anns. St Anns is in a better location, so patient population...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  12. Nurse to OB/GYN path
    To become an obstetrician is 4 years of undergrad and 4 years of medical school, plus internship and residency. You don't get to skip years if you're already a nurse, but your BSN would count as...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. ABSN accelerated second BSN programs
    Well, you can't really work during school to ease the burden because there's just no time during ABSN programs. I'd say your options are to call that old witch Sallie Mae again (what i did), or...
    Oct 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Ohio Health and OSU
    I was wondering what the heck was up with that 18/hr! I had an offer from the clinic but turned it down to stay here in Columbus. There's no reason why you shouldn't come down here if you want...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. What color are your scrubs?
    How cool about the jerseys!! I had no idea he had a namesake hospital.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. IS MICU/SICU too much for New Grad?
    I'm in MCSICU as a new grad. I only got 12 weeks of orientation, wish it would have been more but I seem to be doing ok. It's important to remember you're never really alone and to ask for help when...
    Sep 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Thinking of picking up a minor?
    I second what everyone else says. But if you're determined, do Spanish. Definitely a resume booster!
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Should I donate all my scrubs?
    It sounds to me like you have an inkling in your mind, even tiny, that you might like to change jobs in the future. So I would hang on to those expensive scrubs just in case! Put them in one of those...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Any tips after landing a new graduate position?
    I'm a few weeks out of orientation as a new grad myself in the ICU. my advice is to not be afraid to ask questions of your preceptor, go home and study your patients conditions every night, and make...
    Sep 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. What color are your scrubs?
    Royal blue at my hospital, navy at the other 2 major hospitals in my city. Aides wear ceil blue, RT wears black. Green for surgery obviously (MDs & RNs). That's the extent of our color...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Ohio Health and OSU
    Base pay is $24.33 here without shift diff for new grads.
    Sep 28
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  22. Ohio Health and OSU
    I work for Mount Carmel. It gets a bad rap because it's not magnet, but I really like it. I think Ohio Health employees are most satisfied. OSU is unionized and you can be mandated to work an extra 4...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. A Nursing Student with Epilepsy?
    I think it's all about knowing yourself and your triggers and being compliant with your medications. I have to work extra hard to get enough sleep and it sucks not being able to drink coffee when I'm...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A Nursing Student with Epilepsy?
    Topamax? I take it for seizures and it makes my memory so fuzzy sometimes. Kills me!
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. You know you're tired when...
    I once ran into the other room where my husband was like a bat out of hell while I was sleeping. He asked wide eyed what was wrong and I calmly replied "the ventilator was alarming", walked back into...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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