newnicurn

newnicurn

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newnicurn has 9 years experience and specializes in med surg, nicu.

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  1. I interviewed for a telephonic case manger position. No experience with case management. The manager said the case load was about of 150 patients. She quickly stated that they were weighted. Being that I never did any case management I had no fol...
  2. How to get into Periop Nursing

    I am relocating to get into OR fellowship program because the few in my area are super competive. I am a BSN trained RN of 9 years. There is a community college that has a periop program in my area. Hospitals are so deseprate for OR nurses a few wi...
  3. Operating Room Nurse: Roles

    I have a panel interview this week for an OR position & I want to thank you for giving be such a wonderful description of what you do. For those who say OR nurses don't do as much as others your wrong. Each specialty stresses certain skills and...
  4. Do you need all those degrees?

    When I worked on a med surg floor a nursing school classmate was pulled from the ICU. He told everyone what he wouldn't do, what assignments he wouldn't take ect. We were shocked but the charge nurse accommodated him. I even heard him say he is a ...
  5. Do you need all those degrees?

    I think there are many causes for nurses getting master degrees. The field itself promotes masters and the new DNP degree hard. It's like you are a traitor to nursing if you don't get one. There is still the misconceptions that nurses are uneduca...
  6. Non nursing teaching gig

    I am a experienced nurse that is looking for a full time job. I have 9 years as a RN under my belt. I am pursing my masters in nursing education and have taken 18 credits in the education track already. There is a position with the school distri...
  7. My New Life as a Transport Nurse

    I am a Nicu nurse and there are ped hospitals with transport positions. One states it is a 2 person team. I don't know if I can handle that. 2 other teams come to my hospital but its at least 4 people. How I can do a 2 person team every day I d...
  8. Teaching Without A MSN?

    In my area they want MSN's for ADN programs the few that will accept BSN's want you to comit to getting a MSN in a certain time period. It depends on where you live and work. Maybe if you try staff development they will accept BSN. There are online...
  9. Can you really teach what you don't know?

    I'm sorry I have no advice for you. I am currently in a MSN nursing education program. We have a choice of staff development or faculty role. I am leaning to staff develop for that very reason. I am taking patho now & its killing me. (finial ...
  10. RN to a Highschool teacher, HOW?

    I have similar question. I am a experienced nurse that is looking for a full time job. I am pursing my masters in nursing education and have taken 18 credits in the education track already. There is a position with the school district for a Colle...
  11. New Grad - OR Job Interview Tomorrow!

    How was it? I am an experienced nurse from PA trying to get into the OR with no luck. Was actually thinking of relocating.
  12. info cards

    Hi everyone does anyone know where you can get the cards that tell you an infant's neutral thermal environment by weight and gestation? My preceptor has one from our hospital but they gave them out 20 years ago. I want my own anyway. Also does any...
  13. first day in nicu

    today i completed my first week in the nicu. 3/23/07 i felt like a new nurse again. it is completely different from my old unit. it's a quiet, friendly environment. all the staff including the doctors are nice. everyone takes the time to explain thin...
  14. New grad burnt out at 6 mos?

    I know how you feel. I just left a stressful unit. I worked 17 months and remeber looking for a new job as soon as I was off orientation. I have a friend who is a rn in another faclity whos in the same boat. When people describe your unit as a pl...
  15. first day in nicu

    my orientation is 12 weeks. i also have to take a newborn course, critical care course, and nrp course. my head is swamped with all the math calculations; medications, daily intake ect. but i see all the nurses that had no rn expierence successfully ...