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  1. Moving to Portland--3 years ED...discouraged
    I think 3 yrs experience plus the BSN you have a good shot of getting hired at any of the Portland area hospitals. The job market is tight in Portland for new grads and those without a BSN.
    Feb 4
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  2. Strep Testing
    Work in a peds ED, we try to wear a mask with every pt. definitely with throat cultures, you never know how that kid is going to react with the swab, gag and cough in your face and then your...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Didn't make it.
    Apply to more than one school. They can not just let everyone who wants to be a nurse in the program....there simply isn't enough teachers to go around. It will be the same story once you...
    Dec 26, '15
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  4. Hospital getting ECMO
    My facility the ECMO nurses get an ECMO differential not sure how much. The pts are 2:1, one nurse on the pt and one for the circuit. I know of an ECMO nurse who went to the float pool, as they get...
    Dec 25, '15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Switching from floor to ER peds?
    I worked inpatient peds to now a 20 bed peds ED. We are on the campus of a level 1 trauma center. So currently all our peds level I and II go to the trauma center, unless they walk in our front door....
    Dec 22, '15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. To old for nursing school?
    I graduated nursing school at 30. That gives me at least 36yrs to work as a nurse before retirement age. 2 yrs is nothing. Got my BSN at 32. If you want to do it, then go for it
    Dec 20, '15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Applying to diff schools
    Getting into nursing school can be very competitive depending on your location. Cast a wide net and apply to many schools so you have a better chance of getting in. The schools you are interested...
    Dec 19, '15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. something that is bothering me
    Most facilities have an Employee Assistance Program, which offer counseling services to employees. Being in this type of work it can be high stress and emotionally challenging to you. A good...
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Need Advice on self scheduling!
    Funny, I have self scheduling and I keep asking for a set weekend, because I build my schedule around my weekend. We work every 3rd But sometimes end up working 3 Friday's in a row or some random...
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. something that is bothering me
    Feelings of sadness over the loss of life are normal. Please utilize your facility EAP program to find someone to help you process those feelings and emotions
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Valuable life lessons from an ER nurse....
    Ibuprofen, ice, elevate
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Can I wear the scrubs for an interview?
    I would change. I had an interview that was scheduled right after my night shift ended. I changed into a pant suit for the interview. The manager who interviewed me told me she was impressed that I...
    Dec 1, '15
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  13. Preparation for a Pediatric ER position
    I wouldn't worry about knowledge based questions. I would focus on, Why do you want to be in pediatrics? Having had a few adult nurses come and work the Peds side, they have started to miss working...
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Peds Nurses: How does Pediatric HH experience look on a resume?
    Depends on where you take it. I took PALS through a local community college, they did the course per the AHA they taught it ok and I learned. Then when I got hired at my current facility which is a...
    Nov 28, '15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Peds Nurses: How does Pediatric HH experience look on a resume?
    Having Peds experience helps, even if it is not acute care. When I have been part of an interview panel, I look at "why Peds? And have they worked with children doing healthcare?" A lot of answers...
    Nov 27, '15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. More Autistic Students
    There is so much information out there regarding the signs of autism as KyRN pointed out. The funny thing is every child on the spectrum is different. What I am noticing this year is my son who is...
    Nov 21, '15
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Vibra Hospital
    Yup Vibra is a LTACH. I haven't heard good things about them, most nurses I have talked to who had worked there were leaving. I toured there on an interview gone bad, I wrote a thread about it...
    Nov 21, '15
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. More Autistic Students
    Just because a student is on an IEP doesn't qualify them for SSI. Please don't discount these students because you think the parents want money. To get on SSI you must have a medical diagnosis which...
    Nov 20, '15
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Psych nursing in Portland?
    I can't comment on the market, but the Portland area hospitals are teaming up to create Unity Hospital. I think that is the name. But they are combing all the psych beds to one hospital with a psych...
    Nov 18, '15
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  20. Denied twice!!! :(
    If you really want to be a nurse you will apply to multiple schools and not count on one school. Myself it took 3 yrs to get into a program and it was not the school I had wanted to go to, but it...
    Nov 18, '15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Top ethical concerns to RNs
    I work in pediatrics, there are tons Child abuse Child psych issues brought on by child abuse Family drama Child abuse by parents End of life care in Peds Custody issues and parents making...
    Nov 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Single parenting & nursing
    Night shift you could hire A college student to sleep over A nanny Coordinate with other nurses Family?
    Nov 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Struggling with IV starts and Starting to Get Discouraged. Help!
    Once you get the initial flash do you ever so slightly lower the angle of the IV before you advance? I work Peds, so once I get the initial flash, I pause and let the pt take a breathe and try to...
    Nov 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Med surg
    Normal, My nursing school instructors told us. Nursing school doesn't teach you everything you need to know to be a nurse. Nursing school teaches you enough to be able to walk onto the floor and...
    Nov 7, '15
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Need advice about break
    ((Hugs)) Long road mama, I used to work inpatient Peds rehab. Focus on your babies like you are currently doing Like you said you can always do a refresher course, and depending what your sons...
    Nov 7, '15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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