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  1. Questions about NYP Weill Cornell, especially PICU
    Please feel free to PM me- I can answer these in detail for you. :)
    Sep 10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Orange County + LA PICUs
    Hello all, I am looking to move to the OC area in the next couple months (hubby will be working in Irvine). I am in the PICU now and the hospitals I am looking at working for are Miller...
    Aug 31
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. NYP Cornell Interview
    The phone interview is 2-5 minutes long and very basic. Why do you want to work here, what is your experience,what are your preferences. The in person interviews are first with a recruiter then on...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. Pediatric Nursing in NYC?
    I actually relocated from Texas to NYC in February and had a couple job offers (NICU/PICU). PM me if you have specific questions! :)
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  5. Okay, need some help here...
    Be prepared to deal with a lot of family teaching- I know you probably dealt with family issues on the adult side as well, but families who are in the NICU are often scared out of their minds (even...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Getting certified for a different area then the one I work in?
    Hi all, I am just finishing up 2 years of NICU experience, but it looks like I will be switching over to becoming a PICU nurse. I know I have to get 2 years experience in PICU to take a Peds...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Questions about NYP Weill Cornell, especially PICU
    Hi all, I am in the process of interviewing for a PICU position at NYP's Weill Cornell campus and have some questions for those who work there/have worked there as I can't find any recent threads...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. NYP- Advice!
    I got an interview applying through their website. I have 1.5+ years experience in a high acuity Level IIIC NICU. Thanks for the response!
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  9. NYP- Advice!
    Hi all, I am interviewing at NYP soon and I have a couple questions for you all that currently work there- What are the weekend requirements like? Is the closest subway station in an area...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  10. Business is BOOMIN'
    We have been slow in recent months but are seeing a boom too! Especially with high acuity kiddos.
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. FL to TX move
    The Medical Center itself is great for ICUs, but there are plenty of outlying branches of their hospitals that also have great units- just depends on how far you want to commute and where you end up...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. A day in the life of an Air Force flight nurse
    Loved reading this- thanks for sharing!
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. Cleaning question
    Housekeeping cleans our bedspaces, and our techs clean the isolettes/cribs. We change our isolettes/cribs out every 30 days. Honestly, we have discussed bedside nurses cleaning bedspaces in the...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. FL to TX move
    What type of unit are you looking to work on? That may factor in which hospitals are the "best" to work for. I agree with the previous poster about finding out where you want to work first and...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Transport
    We have a specially trained transport team on our unit that were former bedside RNs- they no longer do bedside care and only work as our transport nurses now.
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Pretty bad at starting IV's
    Keep trying! I still struggle too, but if my podmates have patients who need IVs, I always ask if I can help to gain more experience. Practice makes perfect. :)
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Working nights....tips anyone?
    I always take a nap before my first shift. If you can work them in a row it helps too. When I get home I have a routine and try not to do things like watch TV, etc. that may wake me up. I sleep...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  18. Curious about catheters
    I got lucky and my first catheter was in the OR with a patient who was already asleep for surgery. I work in the NICU now though, and it's incredibly frustrating sometimes to try to cath itty-bitty...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often!
    Wow some of these are scary! We have tried so many different projects on our unit to try to encourage staff to wash hands/use hand sanitizer. I work in the NICU so it is hard to get our parents to...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. MRSA colonization
    We will let babies come off isolation after three consecutive negative MRSA cultures.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. isolettes and premies
    We always put temperature probes on our babies in isolettes, immediately. If not you can overheat the baby very easily.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. A Preemie Teaches Me...
    I love this! I am going to share with my unit. :)
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. New Grad Nurse Hired into the NICU- Seeking Advice
    Any advice from NICU nurses out there? Good things to get involved with? Good magazines to read? Good shoes to buy? Hi! I started NICU nursing as a new graduate July 2011 and I have learned a...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Lullaby system for our feeders and growers?
    I work in a Level III NICU and with some of our stable feeder/growers we use lullabies too! I've just put Pandora on my phone- there is a great station called "Rockabye Baby" which plays modern-day...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Productivity
    We use a staffing "grid" that determines how many nurses we can use based on census- then from there our charge nurses have to decide whether or not a particular patient's acuity will require them to...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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