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  1. Adult ICU to PICU??
    Ah-ha!! I looked it up! With adults at our hospital we utilize therapeutic induced hypothermia s/p cardiac arrest when still unconscious after rosc. I'll look forward to learning more about ECPR. I...
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Adult ICU to PICU??
    They have a CVICU for fresh hearts and cardiothoracic surgeries. I'm not sure what ECPR is, is it like ECMO? Thanks for the recommendations! I have my interview Thursday afternoon :)
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Adult ICU to PICU??
    Janfrn, thanks immensely for the list of other posts... I guess it's a fairly common question. I feel better about making the transition now... Can anyone tell me what kind of orientation I...
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    Thanks for sharing your experience!! I was wondering, though, how many weeks of orientation do you think I should have prior to working on my own? What helped most with the transition?
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Adult ICU to PICU??
    Hi all!! I've been an adult ICU nurse for about 3 years and I'm looking for a change. I'm bored of the same old same with adults. I've always seen myself as a pediatric RN and I miss caring for...
    Apr 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    Hi all!! I've been an adult ICU nurse for about 3 years and I'm looking for a change. Just wondering if anyone could provide insight on the transition from adult critical care to care of our...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Weird, but missing my old state's nurses union!
    I found myself back home to Ohio after a 1 1/2 year stent in California as an RN (and I was a regular FTE, not a traveler). The ICU I came from was a well-oiled machine and staff morale seemed to be...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Chamberlain RN to BSN online program, July 2011
    Man, this has been a rough week... Not with thinking, just with writing. To say that the classes are writing intensive may be an understatement! Except I didn't get either book for Transitions or...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees
  9. New Grad
    I don't agree with anyone who says that LTC and SNFs are for new grads without connections. I graduated from Ohio in February, moved to California in May, and with persistence and patience, found my...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs
    No, don't just show up. Somebody once gave me this piece of advice: If you want to find the name of the nurse manager of a unit, call the hospital, say you were a patient on that unit and want to...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  11. Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs
    Mount Carmel is very likely to hire new grads, try finding the name of a manager and handing your resume and cover letter in in person. I worked for Mt Carmel for 2 years and in that time there were...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  12. What hospital is best to work for in Columbus, OH?
    I agree! I worked at Mount Carmel West for 2 years and absolutely loved it. Smiles from everyone you see, the housekeepers make jokes with the doctors and nurses, the PCAs (Patient Care Assistants)...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. My painfully long orientation
    I would try to stick it out. Biting the bullet and taking the extra 2 weeks of orientation looks a lot better than being difficult or arrogant. You also don't want to be thrown under the bus by...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How soon have you quit a job?
    I see your concern, but PLEASE watch how you word your letter/email to the DON. It seems like you will have an attitude toward him/her. If you give someone an ultimatum, they will most likely...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is it true? BS + RN does not = BSN?
    Straight to the point! :)
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Wanting to pursue Midwifery at such a young age???
    Work it, girl! There's no reason you can't succeed at a young age. When I met my OB/GYN for the first time, my jaw dropped at how young she looked. She looked just a few years older than me and...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Privacy rules for reproductive history
    I think that unless it is a true emergency situation (i.e. we don't have time to get much information because this person is about to DIE), we should always ask to speak with the patient in private...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. Why is LTC so hated
    I really can't agree entirely with "DNS" but you have to think of it this way: This is the viewpoint of MANY acute care employers, unit managers, supervisors and HR recruiters. So even if this...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Why is LTC so hated
    I think the reason a lot of new nurses dread LTC is because many hospitals (many new nurses' passion) hardly even consider LTC as experience. They still have to invest lots of money on training. ...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. What to do when you have multiple job offers????
    I would very professionally call the other place and say something like, "Thank you for taking the time to interview with me. I have given this job offer lots of thought but I received another offer...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Salary on  offer letter different than verbal offer
    Take the $32 and RUN! Don't ask questions!:cheers:
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Chamberlain RN to BSN online program, July 2011
    I'm starting off with Transitions and Health Assessment next month. And as an alumni of their ADN program, I can say that Chamberlain advisors really help make things smooth. Basically, you just...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees
  23. Graduated 2yrs ago, haven't taken nclex, how to be marketable..
    Here are the steps I would take if I were you, based upon priority: 1. Schedule and take the NCLEX. Many facilities won't even look at you unless you are licensed. 2. Make sure you have your...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. ICU position immediately after graduating with BSN
    I agree. The best way to get a job as a new grad in an ICU is to get work experience on that unit. Get a position as tech/CNA. Apply NOW to get a CNA job and start working ASAP. Remember,...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. Pre-interview DDI & Math Test now required... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
    The DDI is more than just a personality test... Did you check out that link I posted? It gives you different examples of the questions asked. They're straight from the test. And the math is a...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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