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DolphinRN84 BSN, MSN, APRN, NP

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DolphinRN84 has 14 years experience as a BSN, MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Med Surg Cardiology.

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  1. I was wondering if anyone has gone to or currently in the Adult Gerontology NP Program at Northeastern. I am applying for the part time program for next fall and would like to get a sense of how the program is. Thanks!
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    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Thanks for the responses. Does anyone have the contact information for 8D or 6E/7EW unit??? If anyone has that information you can PM me. I'm trying to get in touch with someone on any updates on any new positions that may be available. Thanks!
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    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Unfortunately my hospital isn't hiring new grads at this time. Good luck with the job hunt though! I know I didn't get my first position until 4 months after I graduated and passed boards!
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    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Hi Chapo84. Yeah I figured it would be awhile. Are you an experienced nurse? I have 6 years of RN experience and just looking for a change.
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    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Hi all, Still job searching and actually applied to a position at Brigham and Women's last week. Anyone know what 8D is? The description said it was a surgical ICU but other than that didn't really specify. They had like 4 positions open for nights (variable nights as they describe it). I also applied to 6E, 7EW a coupe of weeks ago- I guess its a cardiac surgery unit (which I'm interested in!) but haven't heard back yet. Anyone work in these units that can provide more information and any positions available. Thanks!
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    Anyone who works at MGH?

    Thanks for the post ivyleaf! Unfortunately can't afford to work per diem right now. Still haven't heard anything from either position but noticed a position in the cardiac surgical step down unit and went ahead and applied. I love cardiac and if I can't get into the cardiac surgical ICU now, the step down unit would be a good opportunity. Now comes the waiting game again!
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    Anyone who works at MGH?

    Thanks for the reply PediLove2147! I haven't heard anything from MGH so I'm assuming I wasn't considered. Does your friend work at MGH?
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    Anyone who works at MGH?

    Thanks for the reply! I've been working on a vascular surgical unit for almost the past 6 years. I know that they hire mostly internal candidates with ICU experience......when I applied it stated that it was preferred but not required. So I thought maybe I would have a chance. It's tough though! It does make sense to just move on to an ICU at my current hospital but no positions at this time. I'm just getting burnt out and need a change. Thanks again for you reply!:)
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    Anyone who works at MGH?

    Hi! Haven't posted in a long while, but just looking for some advice. I have been a nurse for 6 years and work in a surgical floor. I've always wanted to work at MGH and noticed they had a couple of positions in the ICU- ICU is where I want to work eventually. I applied to the cardiac ICU and neuro ICU as they had openings. I have applied to MGH in the past and it seems almost impossible to get a job there! I applied to the cardiac ICU 3 weeks ago and the neuro ICU almost a couple of weeks ago and haven't heard anything back yet. Anyone have any advice??? I applied as an external candidate and I understand they give preference mostly to internal candidates. Thanks!
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    High paying cna jobs

    Mass General Hospital.
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    rehab hospital full time or med surg unit per diem?

    I work at Beth Israel and actually they are starting to hire some nurses now. There were lay offs last year but now that the census has gone way up recently, the hospital seems to be doing decently now financially. I think you are better off taking the full time position, only because working per diem isn't always stable. I'm sure whatever decision you will make will be the right one. Good luck!
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    Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center

    I think it may be be floor specific whether staff work 8 hour or 12 hour shifts. Though if you work 40 hours its usually 2 8's and 2 12's. I'm currently working 40 hours but will cut back to 36 hours hopefully in September (which at BIDMC if you work at least 30 hours you're still considered full time). Hopefully something comes along for you!
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    Non-Union Boston Hospitals?

    April is right. BIDMC is a non-union hospital.
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    MGH Cardiac Surgical ICU

    Thanks for the info! Any idea on the CSICU? I noticed a job opening, but I kind don't expect to get a call back as it says they require ICU experience, which I have none...I currently work at BIDMC and have been since I graduated 3.5 years ago, I'm waiting for a job opening in the CVICU, however I hear there's an overstaff of ICU nurses so just kind of exploring for the time being. Would prefer to stay at BIDMC though.
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    MGH Cardiac Surgical ICU

    Hi! Not sure if anyone will respond to this, but I was just wondering if anyone worked at MGH in the cardiac surgical ICU and what it's like and your experience? I'm interested in eventually working in the CSICU as it's something I'm interested in and kind of looking for a change. Thanks! DolphinRN84
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    That sounds better than my floor...those ratios are actually decent. On days on the floor I work in a nurse can have up to 5 patients during the day and its 5-6 during the night. But sometimes if we are a nurse short, then its 7 with one nurse with 8 patients during the night! Good thing this doesn't happen often now. Our floor is high acuity as well and its vascular surgery. Lots of heavy patients.