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zipadeezoe BSN, RN

Surgical ICU, Cardiac/Surgical Telemetry
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zipadeezoe has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Surgical ICU, Cardiac/Surgical Telemetry.

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    Any nurses that love nursing and love their job??

    You’re never going to love your job every single day. I think that is universal for any career. I’ve loved both of my nursing jobs (switched to work closer to home), and though there are things I don’t love about nursing, for me, the things I do FAR outweigh the things I don’t. The work can be grueling, and sometimes I fantasize about other careers for variety and income opportunities, but even if I chose to do something else, I’d always be a nurse... at least per Diem. Even if I won the lottery. Never in a million years would I dream of giving up my license or my nursing practice. I love being a nurse.
  2. I’ve been on Everett’s SICU for almost a year and generally like it. However, the ICUs here are a closed unit and I hear worse things about the rest of the hospital. Pay is comparable to other hospitals but OT and benefits a bit worse. Prior to this unit I worked at Swedish in Seattle. If you’re looking for a prov hospital and want to work in the city I recommend them as they are owned by prov. They have a better union and therefore benefits.
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    Relocating to Washington

    UW is a very well respected hospital and I hear have good benefits. Same with Virginia Mason but I don’t know much about them. Both have good reputations. I worked at Swedish cherry hill (they have multiple locations, CH is neuro and cardiac only), which I recommend, they have a great cardiac program - not much vascular even though they call themselves a CVICU. I moved up to Prov Everett’s SICU because I bought a house up here and was sick of commuting. We don’t do ecmo but Swedish does. Not sure about the others I mentioned. Good luck!
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    Patients Say the Darnedest Things Nurses Week Contest

    We had a resident dementia patient on our tele unit for quite a long time due to placement issues. He used to stand outside his room by the nurses station and greet people. A patient’s wife walked up to the desk and he looked at HER and said, “If I didn’t know any better I would say that was a toupee on your head!”
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    CMC and/or CSC?

    Hey all, So my background is in cardiac & cardiac surgery tele, and I recently started working on a surgical ICU. I want to get my CSC, and my question is, should I also get my CMC? Are there significant advantages to having both certs vs just one? Couldn't find much info out there regarding reasons to have both instead of one, but it seems like a lot of RNs do both so I'm just wondering if it's worth it. Thanks!!!
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    Swedish Residency February 2017

    Hey guys! Just FYI I started in October, had my first interview in the beginning of July, and didn't have second interviews until mid September. Don't lose hope!
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    We have!! Did you get in?
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Yay! Congrats!
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Yeah I had my first phone interview the first week of July! Long process for sure. I hope you both hear back soon! I'm coming from Los Angeles!
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Yeah it's great you have a backup plan! Yes, it does start October 24th. She said the onboarding process can be done remotely (background check, drug screen, etc), so you don't have to be up there until the first day. I was worried because my apartment is not going to be ready until the weekend before the start date. They also have a great relocation package and assist with your move.
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Oh good I'm glad some are still deciding. I was told by cardiac telemetry and Neuro ICU this 10/7 was their deadline, but they have been behind with everything so I'm not surprised that it's been extended. I took cardiac telemetry at cherry hill, not neuro tele. Same campus, different unit. Yes, rejections are sent out via email and offers by phone. (I received two rejections and one offer)
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    They called me last Thursday about the cardiac unit but I was waiting til yesterday to find out about neuro icu before accepting. I was told all offers had to go out by yesterday. For me rejections came via email and offers came via phone call.
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    I ended up accepting a position on the cardiac telemetry unit at cherry hill! Super excited to start. Anyone else starting the end of the month as well?
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Bummer! Fingers crossed you get the other one! Good luck!!
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    So the recruiter emailed me today that they chose another candidate for the first hill step down icu position (not sure how many they accepted, I don't think very many), but they liked me and recommended I interview for another unit... I have another skype interview with the Cherry Hill Neuro ICU on Friday. Haven't heard about the cardiac telemetry unit I interviewed for so not sure what that means. Fingers crossed I get neuro, I'd actually prefer that over step down and tele.
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    Seattle's UWMC/Swedish Nursing Residency 2016

    Haha yeah just glad to know I'm not the only one still waiting. Hopefully we will find out this week.
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