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  1. New graduate program
    You should be able to find this information on each hospital's website. The process in Victoria might have changed since I was a grad and it isn't impossible that you have to go through the Matching...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  2. Nursing Agency
    I recently contacted Nursing Network Agency to enquire about a position advertised on the MyCareer website and was not impressed by their recruitment staff at all. The woman I spoke with was rude,...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  3. New Graduate Program Interviews Sydney
    My interview was several years ago now and is blurred in my memory with a very similar interview I did in third year for an AIN position in the same facility. There were six questions (I believe this...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  4. New graduate program
    You need to do your research. Find out the names of hospitals, get on their websites and research their graduate programs. You need to be proactive in the competitive employment environment that is...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  5. New Graduate Program Interviews Sydney
    Your university should be able to provide you with practice questions (there is a common scheme and format of the questions asked across NSW Health) and a general guide to answering them. Practice...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  6. new grad blues
    First off, it sounds like your orientation was lacking. As a new grad I had two weeks supernumerary on my first rotation and six weeks on my second rotation (though this was in a critical care area,...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  7. Sydney public hospitals
    You need to consider what you want from a graduate program and do your research. Is a big hospital with a lot of complex cases, rare diseases or trauma important for you? Find out what hospitals tend...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  8. Graduate programs
    This situation is particularly bad in Queensland given the current political environment and the major public service cuts. If you haven't seen what is happening between the Newman government and the...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  9. Staying in critical care after new grad
    I would stay in ICU, hands down. Especially if the acuity and/or census if often low and there is competition to actually get a sick patient. 6 months is nowhere near enough to have have ICU down to...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. PICU to NICU - Suggestions & Thoughts?
    Hi All, I completed my new graduate year as an RN at a tertiary children's hospital (five months on a speciality ward and seven months in the ICU - where we cared for newborns through to teens)....
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Changing from ICU nurse to a doctor?
    No, it's not. I know plenty of RNs who've gone to medical school. Point is, they didn't expect - or get - credit or recognition of prior learning for being an RN. Everyone comes in from scratch. The...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. The LEAST critically ill kid you've cared for in PICU  :)
    This is the day-to-day woe of most nurses in my PICU more often than not. We are often described as more of an HDU than an ICU, simply because we typically have more stable patients that unstable...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Changing from ICU nurse to a doctor?
    There is no credit for prior learning in medicine in Australia. You must complete the entire course or you will not be eligible for registration with APHRA as an intern at the completion of your...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Low blood pressure great neurological status?
    I encountered a similar, though not the same situation, last night. A bigger patient (14 year old, 60kg) 20+ days post BMT in renal + respiratory failure. Previous issues with hypertension...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  15. Changing from ICU nurse to a doctor?
    In Australia you do not get to skip a year of medical school because you are an RN. You need to take the GAMSAT, have an adequate undergraduate GPA, make the cut off for interview, get through the...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Pediatric Neuro-ICU Project
    I don't work in paeds neuro ICU but I worked in paeds neuro/neuro surg for a while and my current PICU gets a lot of neuro kids. How long will patient's be staying in your unit? I guess one thing...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  17. What is wrong with these kids? (Mystery Diagnosis)
    My local area is having an enterovirus 71 public health crisis at the moment. The symptoms sounds very familiar.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. Tips on Drawing from Arterial Line
    We run our art lines on Alaris GH syringe drivers. We take a discard from the transducer port. We bleed the line back to the transducer until we get 1-2mls frank blood in the syringe (2-3ml of hep...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. therapeutic hypothermia exclusions
    I'm very curious (as a new ICU nurse) as to why this is an exclusion criteria?
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Time Management for the Not So New Grad
    In Australia we mix all our own meds. All of them. Antibiotics, inotropes, sedation, everything. I don't know what our pharmacists do if they mix all infusions/drugs in the states!
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Delayed Sternal Closure?
    Our kids usually have their chests closed bedside, too. All heart kids have defib etc on the end of their bed and kids with open chests have internal paddles ready to go. We also have a cardiac...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Delayed Sternal Closure?
    We had a complicated TOF repair (I work in paeds ICU) who returned post op with his chest open. Cardiac surgeons tried to close it on day 3 however returned about three hours later to reopen (wound...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Balancing on the Borderline
    I haven't read all the replies to your thread so I don't know if this has been mentioned or not but I would very strongly advise on relying on medication as a cure or a fix for borderline personality...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. Jobs for developmental disabilities nurses in Aus
    Allowah Presbyterian Children's Hospital is certainly a suitable place for someone with your degree and experience to work. It is a private, charity funded hospital of 40-odd beds specifically for...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  25. Question about dose and rate
    240mL of formula delivered via gastrostomy at a rate of 360mL/hr. That covers the actual amount of formula and the rate at which you delivered it.
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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