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Indiana - SICU
I've been working in SICU for a month as a new nurse and I've noticed that I need pens, stethoscope, scissors, 2 hemostats, penlight and a carpuject injector...oh, and I've got one of those mini sharpies that attaches to my badge...very handy.
I also agree with the comfy shoes, a lab coat or scrub jacket for when you get cold and ibuprofen to keep in your locker.
Hope this helps!
Just wanted to follow up to say I got the job!!!!!!!! I'm super excited!!!
Thank you for your help! I shadowed last week and used many of your tips. I got the offer and accepted today!!!
My school does the same thing, but some instructors will work with you on this. Try a different clinical instructor. If they still say no, there's just not much you can do. If there is a nurse at one of your clinical rotations you worked closely with you could try asking them.
Well, the shadow experience went great (from my point of view). The nurses I shadowed seemed like a family...one I would like to join. I asked a lot of questions....they seemed to just roll off the tongue, because I was honestly interested and wanted to learn.
Now, I wait! Ahhhhh!
Thanks for the congratulatory comments and good luck to those of you still waiting to hear!
I'm a new grad RN (already licensed, yay!) and have been invited to have a shadow experience after my interview last week. I am really excited about this opportunity and would love to land this job...it would be a dream (as well as a lot of hard work!)
I know this is strictly observation and that I am a "newbie," but I want the nurses that I will potentially be working with to know that I am competent and truly interested as well as show I can be a valuable and fun part of the team.
Any advice from those of you who currently work in SICU?
I'm not trying to be someone I'm not, clearly I know that I am new and do not know everything; however I'm up for the challenge of this position and I want to portray that.
Many thanks in advance!!
Okay, so I saw the maillady drive by, and ran to get the mail, I then saw an IVyTech envelope, and my stomach & heart dropped. I began shaking like crazy with nerves. THe verdict is that I made ALTERNATE for the ASN at Anderson. I guess that's better than a rejection.
So I will accept the offer, but I will also accept the PN at Lawrence, just in case I never get that Anderson call. I'm assuming that since I got into the PN at Lawrence, that I probably didn't make it into the RN. I'm wondering if I should wait it out a few more days, or call to verify this.
I should be excited and relieved, but I'm feeling dissapointment in myself and overwhelmed. It could be the perfectionist in me??
Now for the stupid question: In the letter it states " you must provide a current healthcare provider CPR card which is to include AED(American heart association or red cross). I do not have a current CPR card(it expired along long time ago, I did take a 2 hr course on CPR a couple of years agom, but was never given a card. I'm assuming I need to go get a card by taking a class. ANy suggestions to where??? YMCA is the only place that comes to mind.
My husband got acceptance letters for ASN at Anderson and Lafayette!! Score of 166.4. I'm so proud of him!!
Good luck to everyone who's waiting!
Woohoo! I got a call back to go shadow on the unit next week... and we'll go from there after that!
Waiting, waiting, waiting.... lol
Still applying for other jobs, too... And I should focus this nervous energy into cleaning the house since it's been neglected since I started nursing school!
I am the same way. I just had an interview and when asked to describe my personality, I said organized and professional, yet laid back, easy to get along with... and I was sure to say that I am assertive when I need to be (because I am)... but I don't know anyone who actually likes confrontation!
Fort Wayne isn't going out until tomorrow? Oh good grief! That means if I'm lucky I might have a letter by Saturday.
I'm going to be drunk and bald by the time all this is over. LOL
Which campus are you hoping to get in to?
Ok so I spoke with the Anderson and Fort Wayne campus. Anderson letters went out today and Fort Wayne going out tomorrow!
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