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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. picc teams
    No PICC team, our NNPs place ours.
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Qatar
    Thank you so much! That really helps!
    Jul 11
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Mom jailed for refusing to feed her infant proper formula
    I got the exact same impression.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    RN BSN for two years, spent my first three months as a summer camp nurse. Then I moved away to get a real job, and I've been in the same unit since. Will be two years this fall. I'm planning to stay...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Have you ever puked/fainted/etc at work?
    Almost. I had a cold so I was wearing a mask and I was dehydrated. Would have been fine, but I had a baby who was on a radiant warmer and I spent too much time in the bed, the heat was too much and I...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How did you feel after you took the NCLEX?
    I felt great immediately afterward, I only had 75 questions...but after a day or so I started to freak out.
    Jun 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. On-Call Pay Survey
    Where I work we don't don't get paid anything for being on call.
    Jun 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Post-mortem care
    I'm in NICU, we leave all lines and tubes in place if the parents want an autopsy. If it's clear that the baby died of extreme prematurity and an autopsy isn't needed, we take the tube out.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Cleaning Isolettes
    We have techs and care partners that are trained to break down and clean isolettes.
    May 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal