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siegolindoRN has 7 years experience and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. that sad part in the battle between ADN and BSN is that someone entering nursing as a second career with a previous bachelors education will be forced to spend more money in getting another bachelors degree (depending on year graduated may/may not have credits transferred) in order to have a better chance in this competitive market. The scholars in our professions can sometimes lose sight of reality when creating policy.
  2. siegolindoRN

    How do you teach the nursing process?

    I remember when i was in school what helped me was a presentation by a fellow student (who was a teacher starting a new career) on how the nursing process is the nursing term for critical thinking. It made so much sense afterward and was very helpfull to most of the class. After that presentation I used the steps in critical thinking knowing how closely related it was to nursing process except for the NANDA terminologies. How we were taught NANDA was that we were asked to place oursves in the position of patients and ask what we would require if say we just came out of surgery. We would create a list and then convert that into potential problems which would be in the risk category and actual would stay an actual problem. When it came to writing notes we were shown the SBAR method for writing nursing notes. It helped us out alot, even those that needed more instruction
  3. siegolindoRN

    Name the hospital and its Starting Salary!!!

    NYU base $74k. $5k shift diff. $2300 1st certificate, $1500 2nd certificate. Clinical ladder program $2 for senir staff nurse, $2200 for nurse clinician, $2500 senior nurse clinician. Some units have weekend bonus which I think is like 20%extra pay.
  4. siegolindoRN

    Anyone interview at NYU Langone?

    Sure. Siegolindo@gmail.com
  5. siegolindoRN

    Anyone interview at NYU Langone?

    I have never heard of such a law. A nurse is a nurse regardless of where you work, your basic duties don't change. As long as you have your bcls, acls and/or pals you can work in the ED. Before I got hired at my last hospital, I had worked as an EMT for 4 years and a medic for 3 years. Only ED personnel can appreciate the pre hospital services skill set. I got in with just a year of experience from my previous ED and my EMS background. I know other medics that became nurses and migrated directly to the ED. Your best bet into any unit is to work the manager, if they want you, you will get hired. Go ahead and out your application in.
  6. siegolindoRN

    Anyone interview at NYU Langone?

    well I know most places don't like to hire for the ED with less than a year experiance BUT you should apply regardless because you never know. if you have an EMS background that can help you also. Like most ER's in the city, it is very face paced and busy, since st vincents closed. many places need bodies. go ahead and apply.
  7. siegolindoRN

    Anyone interview at NYU Langone?

    I work in the ED at NYU. We have new manager and director who are very much interested in hiring the right people. You dont need ED experiance but it is preferred. We have recently hired nurses from other disciplines and as a collective the staff are very involved in orientating newcomers. Work has started on our new ED which will be completed by 2013 so we need more staffing. We have been approved for something like 12 new full time slots. go to the online website and drop your resume
  8. siegolindoRN

    Info about NYULMC and Mt. Sinai in city

    hi. I work at NYU. We have tuition remission and tuition reimbersment. The former only applies if your accepted to NYU School of Nursing in which case the hospital pays your tuition up front BUT you pay the taxes. the latter is reimbersment of $5000/yr to any other school. most nurses in the hospital choose the tuition remission. Some go to CUNY schools where tuition is dirt cheap and nothing comes out of thier pocket. salary is $75k/year. They have nurse residency for new grads and around 3-4 different health plans, including blue cross/blue shield and unitedhealth.
  9. siegolindoRN

    Does your ED use CNA's or EMT-B's

    In my ED we use Patient Care Techs. Coming from an EMS background I would prefer EMT's having my back ANY day of the week over PCA, ER techs, etc. The advantage being EMT's are taught to assess patients. I proposed a change to the nurse manager and VP of nursing at our facility and they shrugged me off, then again they cant see the value since neither of them ever worked in the ED. go for the EMT, you will not regret it.
  10. siegolindoRN

    ER Nurse Salary??

    the only nurse i know that made that much is a gentleman with over 20 years experience who also happens to be the only PICC RN in our entire facility. Hes staff in the ED M,W,TH and PICC RN the rest of the days. He tends to work straight for many consecutive days without a break but then he takes 2 one month periods off during the year. I don't think hes married and he doesn't have children.
  11. siegolindoRN

    Will EMT help me get a job in ER?

    I was an EMT for 4 years and a medic for 3 years, worked all over NYC from the hood to the penthouses on park ave. The EMT cert helps ALOT. In a code situation the skills that you develop give you the best advantage over a new grad RN with no prior experience. I've been in the ED for about a year now and let me tell you, there isn't one staff member that doesn't want me as part of a code. your CPR skills will be insane, people will mistake the rhythm strip as a pt pulse, that's how good your CPR will get. As an EMT you will be taught the same assessment skills that MD's and RN's are taught, the biggest difference being the level of detail. BCLS, ACLS and PALS are all the same for every level provider. In EMS we have ABC, in nursing its ABCDEF, doctors have the rest of the alphabet . Heres an example of how you will react without thinking in certain situations. The other day we had a 13week old in respiratory distress. I was taking report from day nurse when the med res called for help and I see her bagging the pt. I look up at the monitor and saw no sp02 reading and HR of 50bpm. I calmly pulled on a pair of gloves and gripped the baby with both hands and began CPR. i noticed the med res bvm technique was not correct, the sp02 wouldnt go above 50% so i looked at her and told her to repeat the phrase "squeeze, release, release" as she vented. Our peds ED is a 12 bed suite with a staff of 1 RN, 1 attending and 1 resident. By the time other staff members from the adult ED came the babies HR had climbed to 150bpm and sat of 100%. The baby was tubed by the anesthesia attending and placed on ventilator. The baby had pneumonia and we had to transfer out to another NICU. The parents were so grateful and couldn't believe that of all involved i was the calmest, my response to them was that I had been in EMS for 7 years prior and that those skills have helped me deal with emergencies in hospital.