NSJodi

NSJodi

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NSJodi has 15 years experience and specializes in ICU Rapid Response.

An "old dog" hoping to learn some new tricks in the future.

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  1. Hi, After 15 years at the "U of MN" I'm finally looking for a change. I live near Woodwinds hospital and was interested in getting feedback from anyone whose worked on the units there. How is the staffing? Are people happy? How is the work enviro...
  2. Do RNs get extra pay for working with students?

    I take a student intern every year and I don't even get a thank-you from the academic institution or my hospital. I do not get any break in my assignment load. I take students because when I was a nursing student and new grad, someone (who was not ...
  3. Where are the new grads in ICU?

    I work on an SICU at a University hospital and we hire new grads. However, my manager only hires a few at a time so the skill level is balanced and they do get an extended orientation. You may also have better luck at a teaching hospital, might get...
  4. Titrating Multiple Pressors

    Thanks everyone who responded and thanks for the tables! I should have given more information, but I was more interested in how to titrate for the future. No, this patient didn't have a swan line so I was lacking in information. Thanks again for th...
  5. Titrating Multiple Pressors

    Tonight I had a patient on Norpinephrine, Epinephrine, Phenylephrine, Dopamine and Vasopressin with orders to titrate all of them to MAP> 60. My question is, does anyone have any advice when titrating this many pressors? I'm good with titrating t...
  6. Hi. I am almost done with my RN to BSN program (yeah!) but need to do a PHN internship before graduation. I am looking for an extraordinary experience (and a little adventure). I live in MN and have been a MS/ICU nurse for the last ten years. Was loo...
  7. Hi. I am in an RN to BSN program and have to set up my own public health clinical for fall semester. I am a currently working RN with 11 years experience in acute/critical care. Anyone in Minneapolis area know of any ideas? It has to be outside of ...
  8. How much harder is CCRN versus PCCN?

    Thanks for responding! Hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive drips, and 12 leads are no problem. Is that the bulk of the difference?
  9. How much harder is CCRN versus PCCN?

    I got a high score on the PCCN without really studying and am considering taking the CCRN as soon as I can (while I'm in the "certification mood"). Just how much more difficult is it? The PCCN wasn't hard for me because I work float at a univ. hospit...
  10. on line BSN program at Mankato

    Hi. I am currently in the second semester at Mankato for the online RN to BSN program. I too applied to Metro state but they had too many prerequisites before I could start the nursing classes. Plus I have friends in that program and they seem to exp...
  11. ANG versus AFR?

    First off this website has been a wealth of info for me as I have been deciding on trying for a commission. Thanks to all the contributors!! I am about a year away from completing my BSN. I am very interested in AFR or ANG as a flight nurse. Our loca...
  12. What boundaries do you set?

    I've been asked out many times by my patients. It always amazes me to because I'm not thin or pretty. I figure it's because they think I'd take good care of them or something. Anyways I always deflect that one lightheartedly like "well the management...
  13. I'm currently trying to figure out the Mankato RN to BSN program. I'm admitted but it says all of the online courses are full. However I disctinctly remember ( and I also found it online) that the online courses had no enrollment cap. So what gives? ...
  14. I usually wear mine around my neck but the occasional patient will grab it. Makes it hard to get away when they basically have a rope around your neck (so I never wear it that way when I am taking care of any prison patients). I use a cleaned communi...
  15. Hey thanks everyone for the responses. There's a large ANG unit very close to me and they always have postings for flight nurses. I'm planning to talk to them later on this fall. I just hope I have enough experience for them. Thanks again!!