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  1. RN-BSN in 6 months is DOABLE!
    That's correct, but most people start off thinking they're going to CRNA school, but don't ever get in/go.
    Dec 18
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  2. I want to be a neonatal nurse, help pleas
    We're taking over!
    Dec 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Complete list of NNP graduate programs
    Hey, congrats on your MSN.
    Dec 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. neofax
    Stop confusing me.
    Dec 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Golden Hours
    Just a bit over 6 months.
    Dec 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Patient families
    Mom. Definitely mom.
    Dec 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Patient families
    I could not care less about it. It happens, I move on with my life, thankful to be out of that situation.
    Dec 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. preterm baby
    I have used it several times.
    Dec 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. trouble with NICU orientation :/
    The ignorance of managers never ceases to amaze me.
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Golden Hours
    Has anyone used this book? Looks interesting. I'm still considering getting my NICU certification, even though I no longer work in the NICU. http://www.nccwebsite.org/goldenhours-home.aspx
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. preterm baby
    Man, I love LMGTFY. :)
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. What is an NPA and how do you collect one?
    This is what we did at my old NICU too.
    Nov 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Attendance
    I wouldn't work there.
    Nov 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I was out sick the last few days, so nothing new to report. Still waiting to see if they want me to meet with the school bigwigs. I got an email forwarded from CNO showing me that she'd addressed it...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I've been asked to potentially meet with leadership from the school. Just waiting for a call.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I reported it to my direct supervisor, who immediately sent it to the nursing administration. They emailed me for more information, and assured me that the situation will be dealt with. Thanks...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Please give me advice....
    Agreed. RIP ma'am.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. New Grad RN
    I'm torn between not wanting to make this recommendation because the hospital is horrible and the area is worse, and understanding how you feel about the NICU. So, I'll give you the info and just...
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Labs/Blood Gases
    If your list is in excel or word format, you can attach the file to a post on this forum. Might save you a bit of work, since your post is like the ice cream truck being followed by a herd of kids...
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. E 68 and visitation
    My old unit only allowed mom, dad, and grandparents. During flu season, grandparents were disallowed. No children ever.
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I didn't make it clear, too, that this behavior is occurring every morning...not just a one-off incident. My office mates noticed too, and were talking about her when I walked in Friday.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    For the last two weeks, as I was walking to my office in the hospital, I've passed by a clinical instructor and her students from a local university nursing program. She gathers them in a hallway...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Neopuff and pressures. Looking for basic simple instructions.
    20/5 is what we generally used, too, in the absence of other orders. If a baby had been on a vent, I'd use the same settings on the neo puff.
    Oct 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    I don't believe that is a safe assignment, even with an experienced nurse helping you. You're also not likely to be learning anything in that situation.
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    Sucrose causes endogenous opioid release in infants. In small doses, it's a great tool. The usual suggested dose is 0.2-0.5 ml. The problem is that most nurses use it for crying, fussiness, I've...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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