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babyNP. APRN

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babyNP. has 14 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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  1. NNP Phase Out Concerns?

    Interesting topic! I am happy to report that the number of NNPs taking their boards is growing and programs are increasing, not decreasing at this point. That being said, yes there are a growing number of neonatal PAs (and I work with several, they a...
  2. Nurse Called Police/CPS on Parents over Jaundice

    I do wonder what the rest of the story was. I mean, a nurse can't just unilaterally make CPS hold a baby for 24 hours. Maybe a drug history or unsafe parenting. Plus hospital admin would be involved and would need to sign off on it. I have placed sev...
  3. Nurse Called Police/CPS on Parents over Jaundice

    The child is 10 years old now. I wonder what happened? I do wish allnurses had a way to automatically lock posts that are old.
  4. Designated NICU staff or all float staff ?

    The devil's advocate in me thinks this sounds like a small community Level 2 nursery. What is your average daily census? Most Level 2 NICUs are not able to stay open unless they can float to other units as needed due to low census issues. At several ...
  5. Should I be concerned?

    What is the clinical setting?
  6. NCC-LRN and new NCC-NIC. Do I let my LRN certification go?

    Sorry for the late response. I almost RNC-NIC go but then decided to give it one more 3 year cycle and since then my employer has paid for it as part of our CME $$ we get so I figured why not keep it? The maintenance is almost identical. I keep it no...
  7. NPs and Being On-Call

    I work in-patient in a NICU and don't do any call time as far as being at home- we are 100% in house and get paid 1:1 hours even if we are lucky to get a few hours of sleep in the call room.
  8. NCC-LRN and new NCC-NIC. Do I let my LRN certification go?

    that's a big commitment for a couple hundred dollars or less! No, you can "earn" CEU that counts for both. I do that for my RNC-NIC and NNP-BC titles
  9. Designated NICU staff or all float staff ?

    I am confused- does everyone come to work, trading units each day? How many beds is the unit? In most units, floating is a normal part of life of a nurse and in most cases, it's usually done on a rotation, "who did it last" with new grads gettin...
  10. NCC-LRN and new NCC-NIC. Do I let my LRN certification go?

    The upkeep probably isn't too bad since a lot of it will cross over, but can your employer pay for the certifications? You don't have to list all your titles out when signing your name. But if you want to keep just one, I would keep the RNC-NIC
  11. Can you take a pharm class at another school?
  12. UK nurses overseas - maintaining NMC registration

    Where did you do your original nurse training?
  13. Babysitting a former patient

    Are you in a right to work state? Are you protected by a union? If you aren't, then the hospital can fire you for that reason. Taking care of former patients is not a protected federal class like gender or age.
  14. UK nurses overseas - maintaining NMC registration

    hey there, I actually need to do mine too! I'm located in the states as well. I will PM you my contact info (you can't send a PM until you get 15 posts but I think you should be able to receive one)
  15. UK nurses overseas - maintaining NMC registration

    I am in a similar position that I've been registered for almost 10 years although I've never practised in the UK. It's annoying to pay the NMC hundreds of pounds for a registration that I may never use, but there's always a small chance that DH and I...