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  1. Thoughts/advice?
    I'm a current Med/Surg Peds nurse wanting to switch to either L&D or Mother-Baby at a large teaching hospital. Part of me really wants to be on L&D, but a large part of me is extremely nervous about...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Bad idea?
    I forgot to say, I wasn't sure what I wanted to hear, just advice. I have a great job with very few complaints, honestly. I do know that I eventually want to make the switch to Mother-Baby, when is...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Bad idea?
    Even within the same hospital? I only ask because there have been 2 new grad transfers into my department recently. It just seemed common to move around after a few months.
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Bad idea?
    Ok, so I'm a new grad and been working at my new hospital for 3 months and off orientation for one month. I really want to move to mother-baby. I think the pace would be more my style there. When...
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. I was so excited
    Thanks, I really needed that dose of perspective! I have always been a perfectionist and the big fish in little ponds...definitely not used to being the little fish in a big pond and the novice...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. I was so excited
    I was so excited to start my job as a peds nurse! It was my dream job in my top choice hospital. I have been off of orientation for 2 days and have been feeling so overwhelmed and am dreading going...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Is this specialty flooded in your area?
    I'm a Peds nurse in Iowa and we have a shortage here! On my unit alone, we have 7 lines open for nurses...5 for New Grads. I'm a new grad, with 4 other new grads starting on my unit recently, too. ...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. 15 month old getting 750mg Rocephin
    I'm a peds nurse (new grad) and have never given Rocephin IM, so I'm glad I came across this thread. Now I know and will be ready when I encounter this. Split into two doses, go for the VL. Thanks!
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Studying?
    What do you study? Nursing podcasts?
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Studying?
    I am a new grad RN BSN on a Peds unit at a major Magnet teaching hospital and have been on the floor precepting for about a month now. When I have days off, I feel like I want to research, read up...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Clinicals, really not prep for real world?
    Focus on the things you CAN practice like assessment, documenting (or how you would document), communicating with your patients, and helping other nurses. Just jump in there and seem interested,...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How do you keep children from pulling IVs?
    Sometimes with kiddos, just hiding the line with mesh and gauze is all it takes...out of sight out of mi d. Other times mits work, then splints. Least restrictive to most restrictive. Having...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Des Monies vs Iowa City
    I live in Chicago now and went to college in Iowa City for awhile and been to DM countless times. I love Iowa City personally; the hospital, the town, all of it! I just got hired on at UIHC and it...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  14. Your Starting Salary?
    New Grad RN, BSN - Graduated March '13 Iowa Magnet Hospital 25.31/hr base + differentials
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    I graduated March 3rd, took and passed NCLEX mid April (first available), and I start my new grad residency Aug. 12! I had been applying out of state since Dec., had two out of state interviews, am...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Offer letter
    I finally got a formal job offer! It took 3 months but I got it! Couldn't be happier or more relieved!
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Offer letter
    Thank you so much everyone!!! About how long is average for interview to offer time?!? I was told to call in 2 weeks which was today. I did. Should I assume I am no longer considered?
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. Offer letter
    How long did it take from interview to offer letter? Was the offer letter the first indication that you had the job or did they also call you or email?
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Offer letter
    Just curious, but how long did it take from interview to offer letter? Did they call you to say you had the job or was the offer letter the only way you knew?
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Offer letter
    What's in them? Do they come by way of email or regular mail? I haven't gotten one yet and am curious.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. New grad...unsure
    So, I graduated two weeks ago with my BSN and haven't had any opportunities with residencies. I'm not restricted to any area, I've applied all over. I heard back from a plasma center as a nurse. ...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Got an interview!!!
    I don't graduate until February but I got a call from my all-time favorite hospital that I have an interview!!! I am so happy and grateful! I know I haven't been offered a job, but I'm still...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Dream job
    I just applied for my dream job - L & D at The University of Iowa. Fingers crossed that I hear back!!
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. What can be done?!?!
    Anyone know what can be done about a reputable college that has not given BSN seniors in their last semester their clinical placements as of the first day of an 8 week course? We are required to have...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Do your best. Some can get A's easily, while others struggle just to get C's or B's. Usually the ones who say C's are the new A's are the ones who don't read, study, or dedicate much time to it.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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