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SCmomof3 is a RN and specializes in NICU.

I am fascinated by the entire miracle of life from conception to birth (and beyond!). I always imagined I'd work in L&D - til I FELL IN LOVE with the NICU!! I'm a wife, mother, daughter, friend and brand new NICU nurse, and I love the Lord!

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    Nurses at Increased Risk for Asthma

    I've heard this before. There is also a link to frequent latex contact and asthma. I'm just lucky, I guess - I already had asthma before I became a nurse
  2. Aisha, I would be interested in and appreciate of both of those resources!!! :)
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    Quick ? about IDDM

    Thank you sirI - that was exactly my thought process on it and I was hoping for some reassurance :) Thank you again.
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    Things to do while awaiting NCLEX results

    I got my results from SC BON in 25 hours, before Kaplan even had the results up. Thank God for a prompt BON!!!!!! I was going nuts!
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    12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

    Thank you!!!! I hope your wait isn't too terribly long - I have heard the horror stories about CA! *hug* Waiting is the worst part! Oh it's 15 non-scored ?s. No idea how they judge your competency in 60 ?s but right now I don't care anymore - I'm an RN!!!
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    12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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    12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

    I PASSED I PASSED I PASSED!!!! I am an RN!! I still can't believe it. I just cried and cried when I saw the results. I am so glad I never have to take that horrible test again!!!! I checked the SC BON several times and it was 27 hours after I started my test when I saw it (25.5 hours after I ended the test). NICU here I come!!!!! Thanks for your support everyone :)
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    12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

    Thanks for the good luck wishes. Not sure how I feel right now. I have gone through pretty much every emotion imaginable today. I had 90 ?s, got the last one right for sure, so I'm hoping that means something, but I know it probably doesn't. I had lots of priority and drug ?s, 2 check all that apply, 1 math... The thing that's freaking me out (besides that it didn't shut off at 75!) is that after the 75th ?, the ?s started to seem easier, KWIM? I am all freaked that they seemed like they were Level 1 ?s at that point. I mean, I knew at least 1/2 of the answers to the last 15 ?s and like I said, I was just guessing about the difficulty level of course. But that can't be a good sign. I am completely freaking myself out and I wish I could stop. I am just so confused and sick to my stomach. I did well on my practice ?s - scoring in the mid to high 70% range consistently. There were a couple ?s from fundamentals that I just totally blanked out on (where you hear certain breath sounds, for example - ack!). And the things I thought I know - um, yea, well, the ?s were worded in such a way that I felt like I didn't know anything. So that's that. This is going to be a long, hard wait.
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    NCLEX Exam today!!

    Congrats!!!
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    Quick ? about IDDM

    Thanks.
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    Quick ? about IDDM

    Which would be of greater concern for a newly admitted, newly diagnosed IDDM diabetic, a pH of 7.2 or a BGL of 268? Thanks.
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    12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

    I can't believe it's finally here. I feel sick to my stomach! Not only that, but I have been so stressed about it and the fact that DH lost his job June 19 that I am now sick with a sinus infection. It ought to be fun sniffling with taking the NCLEX (hope I don't bug everyone around me too much - I always hated "that person" who sniffled and blew their nose through every test, and now here I am all stuffy and runny LOL Murphy's law, I guess. I feel prepared but you just never know. Three years of school comes down to this one test. So random. I did well in school and am a pretty good test taker (make dumb mistakes though LOL). I had an ERI review course, did Kaplan's NCLEX RN review book (great tips!), and almost finished the Mosby's review. Hopefully I won't draw a blank once I sit down to test! Well I am just rambling because I am anxious and jittery since I just took my albuterol nebulizer meds but I guess I better hit the sack. Hopefully I'll have good news to report in a couple days!!!!!
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    NCLEX Exam today!!

    This thread caught my eye because of your user name - my 8 1/2 year old son is named Jayden :) Anyway, I bet you did great! I take the NCLEX in 12 hours 45 minutes!!!!! :uhoh21:
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    heel sticks?

    Kristi thank you soooo much for that awesome detailed post. I did quite a few blood draws while I was precepting this spring, but like Marnie, I usually had trouble getting the mechanics down properly to get a good bloodflow. Your tips and explanation really help, and I feel more confident now - I take my boards Monday and start work August 6th. I can't wait to get back in the NICU!!!
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    Heelsticks How to.

    I know this is an old post, but it came up on the bottom of a thread and I wanted to say thanks! I start in the NICU August 6 and I can't wait. I precepted there for 12 shifts and fell in love. So I'm here soaking up as much info as possible from all of you experienced NICU RNs Thanks!
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    ever use a 'Zaky'?

    That looks...different. But neat. I wonder if our NICU has tried them (I don't start work til August 6). I will definitely have to bring that up. Thanks for sharing.
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