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  1. Stethoscope Question
    Remember, that in patient's rooms on contact precautions, you won't be able to use your own stethoscope anyway (or at least you shouldn't without cleaning it before and after). I found that my...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. Dealing with emotion during patient care.
    Wow Janfrn. Great post. I too work in a pediatric ICU. We see far too many deaths for my taste. I wonder how long I can continue to work in this environment. We have a great support staff for...
    May 22, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. What is the dress code at Phoenix Children's?
    No restrictions. Most nurses wear scrub tops in their choice of color/print. Some floors wear t-shirts with scrub pants.
    May 22, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  4. Phoenix children's hospital
    There's no set dress code at PCH. Some floors have t-shirts they wear with their scrub pants. I know in the ICU, we only wear scrub tops (no t-shirts) but no restriction on colors/patterns, etc. ...
    May 22, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  5. CNA Doing Sterile Dressing Change
    I had to look this up for myself (particularly because I didn't know the SOP for CNAs).... It reads: 16.3 Assists with care of residents with special needs. A. Observes and reports the...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  6. GAPP at PCH - graduating Dec 2010
    There's nothing posted because as of right now, there probably isn't a GAPP class scheduled. Just keep checking the website. Each care area posts openings for the GAPP class. They haven't been...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  7. How hard is being an RN?
    I graduated from nursing school at the tender age of 43 ~ It is NOT for the faint of heart, or anyone that doesn't like body fluids, icky and smelly things. However, the benefits are endless. ...
    Oct 19, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. NP jobs in AZ?
    I know that Phoenix Children's Hospital employs NPs. Family practice may not be quite the fit but worth a try. It's located in downtown Phoenix but recommend living in the East or West valley as...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  9. Phoenix Children's
    Unfortunately, that is how jobs are filled nowadays - it seems like agencies always refer you to the "website". I've encountered that multiple times... As far as I know, there may be some...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  10. "Student" applying to hospital's. Should I tell them...
    I don't know how you'd include that in your resume but I'd definitely bring it up in the interview - if you get one.
    Oct 5, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. Need some advice: NAU vs GCU for RN to BSN program
    I just completed my BSN through GCU in July of this year. I'm pleased with the program although the administration was a bit difficult to work through. I graduated from Phoenix College with an ADN...
    Oct 5, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  12. Curious about the new grads not finding jobs?
    I think there's a shortage of jobs period. I have a friend that graduated in December 09' and she's still unemployed - waiting for a new grad program at a hospital. There's few job postings at the...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. looking for Danskos on sale
    I personally wouldn't invest the money in a pair of white Danskos unless you plan on wearing them when you graduate. The white are difficult to keep clean from scuffs and marks. Save your money and...
    Jul 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. What would you do in my position? Phoenix Spanish Rn program or this job?
    You need to evaluate where you see yourself working in the next 5, 10, 20 years. What education, experience, etc. do you need to get there? Don't be short-sighted and look at the $$$ today and miss...
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  15. How to get ped's experience?
    We are always thankful for anyone that spends their time as a volunteer at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Here's the link to get started:...
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  16. Phoenix children's hospital
    A couple more points: the St. Joe's nurses will be given the opportunity to interview for a position at PCH - it's not a guaranteed job change. Also, little known fact is that PCH has a NICU at the...
    Jul 14, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  17. Looking for X-tra long scrubs for tall women!  Help!
    I also have to wear "tall" and need at least a 36" inseam. My advice would be to go to a store and try on all the talls they have. Find a brand you like and buy all your pants from them. I have...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Phoenix children's hospital
    Yes, yes and yes! Phoenix Children's is a great hospital to work for. The GAPP program is really competitive but you have an edge that you have your BSN because that's all they're hiring. The new...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. GCU RN-BSN prereqs
    Yes, I had already had chemistry as a pre-req for the ADN. All classes were hybrid, meaning one evening a week in class and the rest of the work online. We did lots of papers, powerpoint...
    Jul 4, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. GCU RN-BSN prereqs
    I am currently in the last class of my RN-BSN at GCU. There were no prereq's for me to enter this program. I had my ADN through Phoenix College. I started last May and will finish at the end of...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. FNP program at Grand Canyon University
    Does anyone have information on the Family Nurse Practicioner (FNP) program through Grand Canyon University? I'm seriously considering it for my Master's and would like some input - good and bad -...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  22. New grads in PICU...thoughts?
    If the hospital is hiring new grads and it seems interesting to you, then go for it. The hospital will train you for the position if they realize that you are a new grad - they will not throw you...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. Phoenix Children's Hospital
    I personally have not seen anyone that's an LPN at PCH. The new grad program applies to new RN graduates. Good luck.
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. Relocating
    Sun City is nice but it's where mostly elderly folks live. If you want to do geriatrics - you're in luck. Do some searches on the Phoenix metropolitan area. Like the earlier poster said, there's a...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. From Adult ICU to PICU
    I don't have much to add regarding Adult vs. Peds because I've only worked Peds. Yes, kids generally come with a clean slate however, a large portion of our patient population have chronic issues...
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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