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  1. Rush Vs Creighton NNP Programs
    Hello All, Just looking for some advice regarding which program to choose. Looking for people who are either currently in the program or went through it! Just curious to see how you all liked...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  2. Transport
    We transport from a lot of hospitals with no NICU... therefore we get a lot of random things, from extreme prematurity to hypoglycemia.... never know what you are going to get. Some are kids barely...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Transport
    I have worked in 2 NICUs- the first had a core group of Transport nurses that were on each shift- they were trained for transport- the staff would absorb their assignment (Charge would help). The...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Transport
    Just wondering what everyones protocol is for training to be transport. Is everyone required to do it? Is there a special team in your NICU? Thanks!
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Speech on NICU nurses
    Please feel free to message me on here, I can send you my email that way if you still need someone!
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. NICU certification
    Personally, I have had interest in becoming certified since I first became a nurse... that being said, the first hospital I worked at strongly encouraged it. Now that I've been in NICU for a year...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. NICU Interview... HELP!
    My advice: Make sure you ask them a lot of questions about the unit. Such as is there any current research? Are there students? When are you expected to go on transport? How long is orientation?...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Is it made of acid? Fire? Cactus stickers?
    I always dread the first time parents watch the temp getting taken, and the look of "how could you" from them.... goes away pretty quickly once I teach them how to do it themselves :) Although I...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. What experience needed for NICU
    Don't be afraid to apply to jobs that say they require experience- "prefers m/b experience," etc. Worst thing they can do is send a rejection (and don't get too down when you get rejections...) ...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. What kind of experience did you have?
    I used to work on a high risk L&D unit.... they LOVED hiring nurses with ICU experience. :)
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Would you do this?
    I would call the MD- That is why they get paid the big bucks... Also might help them to remember to check over their orders next time :lol2:
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do men and women go into nursing for different reasons?
    hmm, the "calling".... I am a female RN and I work in an NICU... I fell into nursing by mere accident... I did not know what I wanted to do with my life at all, my Mom and Dad told me Nursing was a...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Helping Parents- Looking for a Good Book
    Hello All, wondering if you could help me find a good book with tips for helping families/talking to parents in the NICU, etc. I feel I am very good at talking with parents but I also feel like I...
    May 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. What if I am not cut out for NICU :'(
    Report can be really tough to give in the NICU- what I've found is some nurses expect certain things and can be very particular- others are easy going. It WILL get easier. You are only 1/2 way...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    Whoops, do not give me your tears... haha! simple typo! thanks again!:lol2:
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    Hi Boratz- I just DL-ed your Brains! Thanks so much for sharing! I start hospital wide orientation tomorrow and then on the unit the next day! The next 2 weeks will be on/off hospital...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. New nurse in ICU and I hate it...please help!
    6 weeks is not enough, I would talk to someone (educator, NM, preceptor, etc) to see if you can get more time/help. Also, I would look for a new job- you are not prepared and could risk your...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Motherbaby to NICU
    Bobbkat what did you end up doing? I know you posted a loooonnnnnnggggg time ago. To update on what happened with me, well I regretted canceling the interview- at work I always want to go in...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. OB Nurse Interview Paper
    1. Who was your role model? -I didn't really have a role model when I started school, I sort of just went for it! When I did get an intern on an L&D unit I had about 20 role models!!! The nurses I...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. More strange baby names
    One of my patients named her baby Lagaga... in honor of Lady Gaga.... but hey- I'm sure that same lady would think the person in the room next to her was insane for naming her baby "alice" her...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Low Census - Is it Happening to You
    it has been pretty bad the last 2 weeks on my floor!!! It definitely is the quiet before the storm, not to mention the OB/GYNs try not to schedule to much the week of Easter. Hoping it picks up- my...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. ATI Maternal Newborn Study Tips
    does your school hand out the ATI books? I suggest starting there, also the school I went to had us do "practice" ATI test on MNB to let us know our trouble areas. If they didn't do that and you...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Putting diagnoses in priority order? Help!
    ABCs then the 5th VS PAIN
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Anyone made it through Nsg school WITHOUT caffeine , Adderall, or Red Bull??
    well, i was drinking coffee before nursing school so does that count? i know a lot of nursing students who took adderall (buying it illegally) and would go on studying binges a day or two before a...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Motherbaby to NICU
    I wanted to thank you for your advice- I did get an interview, I set up the time to do it, but think I am going to cancel. For some reason I have it in my head that everything needs to be done now,...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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