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  1. NICU Graduate Board
    Hi all, I am looking to start a board in our NICU of graduates so staff can see how they are doing. I was hoping to have pre made cards with questions for families to fill out when they come to visit...
    Jan 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Labs/Blood Gases
    I too would love a copy of this sheet!! Thanks :)
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Washington vs Oregon
    It's true Oregon pays more hourly but the state income tax is much higher. There is no state tax in Washington
    May 12, '14
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Oh, California
    I currently work in California and have worked in a few other states. I have found that overall, no matter where I go the I am able to afford roughly the same lifestyle because either cost of living...
    Mar 17, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Has anyone ever 'taped' a gravity feed?
    The last unit I worked on had recently gone away from putting feeds on a pump due to increased NEC risk and did NG feeds gravity gavage. Anyone else heard of that?
    Mar 16, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Working at CHOP
    Hi all! I was hoping to hear from people who currently work or have worked recently for CHOP. Specifically I am wondering about the cost of living in the area, benefits, and nursing satisfaction. ...
    Jan 30, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. Certification Question
    BabyRN: I'm currently thinking about Doctors Without Boarders or international travel nursing. Do you have any experience with nursing overseas?
    Jan 29, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Safety concern
    I agree with the above posters, I would feel so uncomfortable and unsafe working with adults. My units policy is that we can float to peds floors (including PICU) if we have extra nurses but we can...
    Jan 28, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Certification Question
    I am a current NICU nurse in the US, hoping to do international work in the future. Does anyone know if the RNC-NIC and/or CCRN are recognized internationally? Is one better to have when working in...
    Jan 26, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Christmas in the NICU
    Does anyone have good Christmas traditions, crafts, or ways that they help parents celebrate this time for year?
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Visitation during handoff
    How does everyone's unit handle parent visitation during handoff and change of shift? Are the units closed? If not, how do you handle the HIPPA issues especially in non single patient rooms
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Working while in nursing school?
    I have to agree & disagree with this. I worked as a PCT during nursing school & while I did get worked really hard, I have landed my dream job in a NICU less then 2 months after graduating. I was...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Decisions Ahead! Residency or Another Job
    Even if you don't get offered a position it is still great experience and a great way to keep up your nursing skills. Also making less is better than making nothing!
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Pediatrics Interview Questions
    As a general interview rule, expect a lot of "tell me about a time when...." They don't all have to be nursing related either. If you have a great example from a different job or school...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Your Starting Salary?
    BSN New Grad in Portland Area Starting at $29 in med-surg acute care
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Salary
    My hospital is more for ICU nurses, although we don't have a NICU.
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. What to know before your first day in NICU
    Thanks for all the advice, I start in the NICU soon too!
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Need advice on a job offer........
    I would say take it but ocntinue to be aggressive with finding a hospital job. I was always told in nursing school that taking a SNF job is okay to get experience but to stay there less than a year
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Ideas on ways to stay busy during your job search
    As a fellow new grad in Portland my biggest piece of advice is to be aggressive! After you apply for jobs, go to the floors and hand your resume to the manger in person. Network any way possible and...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Confused on what does PRN Mean??? Need Help on Understanding It Please!!
    PRN does not have to mean part time hours, it mainly just mean you don't get benefits. Many people who work PRN or as resource nurses get close to fulltime hours, they just do not have the benefits...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. Looking to move to Portland....
    If you have the financially ability to be unemployed and time to put in the effort of finding a job in Portland, it can be done! Even if you have to get a job somewhere unrelated just to support...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  22. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    A classmate of mine already got offered a position in the NICU.
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  23. Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013
    Anyone else hear back yet? I am dying in anticipation!
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. VA Hospital Portland
    I also work here at the VA and know that they give preference to vets during the hiring process. I would say to apply!
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. Interview with Portland VA/Salary and Parking Question
    I just got hired at the VA as a new grad in May. As a new grad I am currently making about $29/hour so with experience you should be able to make more. Although parking is a pretty big issue there...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing