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  1. Initial assessment while in Kangaroo Care
    It's better for baby and mom to stay together immediately after birth, as long as the baby is stable. Why does the nurse need to do a full assessment immediately after birth? A quick once over for...
    Feb 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. NICU Nurse ..working in usa?
    Try checking out this forum: Last I read a year or so ago there is a back log of nurses that want to come to the USA, some are waiting years in order to...
    Jan 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. New Grad Starting in the NICU
    hey welcome to the NICU site. Your questions are great. These kinds of questions are asked on a weekly basis. Try doing some searches and join the thread that was recently started a few threads below...
    Jan 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Donate Blood - Become a Hero
    It's a great thing to be able to donate blood. I wish they'd update their arcane policies, however. If people in England lived by their rules, there would not be any blood for anyone over there to...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    OP, take a look from their angle. The staff has no idea what your capabilities are other than what you say, which hasn't been empirically proven. They don't have an incentive to give you the sickest...
    Dec 30, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Neonatal NP question
    A couple of us who are NNPs posted on this thread awhile ago that should answer some of your questions:
    Dec 20, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Residual Checks/Abd Girth
    Girths are useless. Everyone measures them differently and they change day to day. Residuals are a mixed bag. On my unit, we don't check them if they are trophic feeds (<30ml/kg/day). If the...
    Dec 15, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. What are the rules of what we can tell patients?
    Here's an example of why a RN wouldn't be best suited to give out all the results... Micropreemies (born <1 kg) are at high risk for intraventricular hemorrhage, which (depending on the severity)...
    Dec 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Neonatal NP in Palliative Care
    I haven't heard of any NNPs getting a post-grad certificate in palliative care, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. There are programs out there for NPs to have certificates (I found by doing a...
    Dec 3, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. L&D or Mother/baby before getting into NICU?
    I would agree. L&D is sometimes an intensive care environment and being able to think quickly on your feet is a good skill to learn.
    Nov 29, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Why DNP and not MD?
    I have zero desire to work the number of hours that most doctors do. I work three 12 hour shifts a week and make six figures. It's pretty hard to beat something like that.
    Nov 21, '15
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  12. Is this true? Salary Question
    You have to keep in mind (as others have said) that no rules apply to those in California because of the very high salaries coupled with the high cost of living with high cost of taxes. That being...
    Nov 14, '15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Sodium Bicarb
    Sodium bicarbonate use in the NICU has declined over the last few years and it is outdated depending on what you are trying to do (I've seen it still being used for hyperkalemia in order to drive...
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. NP Exam Prep Course?
    Which exam are you doing? I can recommend a couple if you are doing the neonatal board exam.
    Oct 20, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. To Go for DNP or Not?
    I got my MSN first so that I could start working (and I worked full-time for about 75% of it so I didn't really lose much in the way of wages). I'm doing my DNP now but on my own terms- getting my...
    Oct 15, '15
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  16. Help a student pick the right path!
    What do you mean a step down from a neonatologist? A neonatologist is someone with a 4 year bachelor's degree, a 4 year medical school degree, 3 years residency as a pediatrician, and 3 years in...
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Help a student pick the right path!
    A PA requires a 4 year degree and a 2 year master's degree. They do a type of "mini-medical" school meaning that they do theory classes & rotations in various specialties. They are viewed as a...
    Oct 12, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Regions that take male new grads into L/D
    ICUman, I would love to hear how you came to choose L&D and what your future plans are :)
    Oct 8, '15
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Trial off of PGE
    Sure, it depends on the infant in question & the type of defect they have, plus any "extra" openings or various anatomy differences that may help them out. PGE1 is not a benign medication. It can...
    Oct 6, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. 3rd yr undergrad student for non-nursing, want to become a NNP, confused & worried HELP
    Why not abandon your psych degree track and just go straight into nursing? that will save you 2 years on your timeline.
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. 3rd yr undergrad student for non-nursing, want to become a NNP, confused & worried HELP
    A lot of your answers can be answered by doing a search, but I will tell you that I know of no graduate program that will allow you to have no NICU RN experience and complete your master's degree in...
    Sep 24, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. RN that doesn't want to be an NP
    Just fyi, the link you posted was for the organization, "National Association for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners"- so it would make sense that they have a majority of NPs on that council. I think...
    Sep 10, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Scrubs for the slim
    When looking at scrubs (and let's be real, basically all clothes as someone who is petite and who must shop in that section of the store), petite refers to the length of the inseam, no matter what...
    Aug 21, '15
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. College advice for a future NP?
    Yes, you can do a direct entry MSN, but you still have to complete nursing school in order to get your RN license, which is usually at least 18 months doing an accelerated program (I think some do it...
    Aug 7, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    MKE- congrats on passing NCC and starting your new job! It's good to see another NNP post on AN :) happyinmyheart, if you do a search, there is a ton of information on this subject. I myself have...
    Aug 4, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal