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  1. QCC higher chance of getting to the nursing program
    I graduated from QCC. It's a very competeive program and the only thing that matters is your grades in the pre-req classes. They don't look at activities.
    Jun 20, '14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. How did you change?
    I wanted to work in the NICU or L&D. I was lucky to get hired in the NICU right out of nursing school. I've been there ever since and absolutely love it! I couldn't see myself anywhere else.
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Who/what keeps track of your hours?
    We have a computer time clock, we punch in our employee number and scan our fingerprint.
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    I don't do a lot of OT. I have 2 kids and am in school part-time for my BSN so I already feel overwhelmed! The most I'll ever do is an extra shift in a pay period.
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Survey on how many patients you get in a shift
    We have one aide that only works with us in the NICU, she is absolutely amazing. When she is off or we need more help we get aides that float but typically there is a pool of 4-5 aides that are...
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Survey on how many patients you get in a shift
    I must work at the same hospital. We are so short staffed right now! It wasn't like this when I first started here. It's not uncommon to have up to 5 feeders, but we usually do have an aide,...
    May 24, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. How Not To Bring Germs Home...
    I don't do anything special either. My scrubs get washed with everything else, I don't change out of my shoes before I get into my car. I rarely get sick, neither do my kids.
    Apr 14, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    We are a small Level III 30 bed unit. We don't attend births, since we do have residents and the OB nurses are NRP certified. The charge nurse takes an assignment and we are assigned admissions.
    Feb 9, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Washing scrubs
    Every time, no matter what.
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. QueensBorough Community College Help!
    I graduated from QCC in 2011, and from what I remember, the A&P 1 grade is what really counts for admission. If it's still as competitive as when I applied, that C- is not going to cut it. I'm sorry....
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  11. What is your Achilles heel?
    This is the only thing I REALLY, REALLY HATE! Luckily, working nights, we don't do too many!
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. use of diapers during phototherapy
    We always use diapers too.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Salary
    No difference in units at my hospital either.
    May 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. New Grad and would like advice about NICU
    I was lucky. One of my professors at school recommended me to the ADN and got me an interview.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Breast milk storage in NICU
    We are a smll unit, less than 50 beds, with 3 rooms. We have one large freezer for all the breast milk, (like a refrigerator, but it's just a freezer). East patient has their own bin and it's stored...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. 12 hour shift
    I LOVE working 12 hour shifts. I would hate to work 8 hours, 5 days a week. In my hospital, we do get paid if we miss breaks.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fitness and nursing
    I always work out on the days I'm off. I work night shift and there is no way I could work out right before or after my shift!.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. Pod leader model?
    Our charge nurse also makes assignments at the beginning of shift. We try to keep the nurses with the sames babies they've had if they're working a few days in a row.
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. What are you getting for payment?
    I worked at 2 different camps last summer, but one was just a weekend fill-in for the regular nurse. At the main camp I was paid $600 for the week plus free tuition for my 2 kids. Including the...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. Describe your med pass!
    The camp I worked in was divided into groups by activity so I organized their meds by group, each group having their own bin. I kept PRN meds separate but also organized by group. I also organized...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. 2013 Camp
    I will be going back to Camp Quinipet in Shelter Island, NY to work for one week. I have 2 weeks vacation from my regular job and my kids have been talking about going back to camp non stop since...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  22. New Grads that have Jobs: what do you advise for the rest of us
    I graduated the same time as you and I'm also in NYC. I applied everywhere and never got one call back. Ultimately, I got my job through a professor at school whose sister is a nurse manager at a...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Prospective Student wondering about Job Opportunities in NYC
    It's pretty bad here. I graduated last December and it took me 8 months to find a job and only because someone got me an interview. A lot of my fellow graduates are still not working. I know of at...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. Which book?!
    I have Core Curriculum. My supervisor and every nurse on my unit recommends this over the other one. I just have the one book so I can't tell you the pros & cons but it reads very well and is well...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. 1st semester at BCC, I suck at advanced math -- Stick to RN or change majors?
    Math was always my worst subject, except for basic algebra, which is basically what nursing math is. I scored very low in the math section of the PAX but thankfully the English/Science made up for it...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing