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  1. Funny Names

    We seem to have a run of parents that believe that subbing a "y" in place of the letter "o" in an otherwise masculine name makes it "girly" (recent ones...Carsyn, Hudsyn, Dawsyn...) No. It. Doesn't. And if you want to give your kid a unique name then...
  2. You Know You're a NICU Nurse When...

    You actually groan inwardly at the thought of higher order multiples. (goodness...triplets AGAIN?!) Whereas the rest of the population seems to think it is sooo neat and cute...the more the better.
  3. Yes to this. It just depends on what you like. I used to think I would love to work Peds. But after being pulled there a few times, I hate it. But I absolutely love NICU (where I work now). You also couldn't pay me to work OB. I would do adult ...
  4. Because some people are just mean and arrogant...and some of them happen to work in healthcare...and many other fields.
  5. Assignment Karma!

    Kinda off topic... Fentanyl is what we routinely use for sedation for our vent babies. What does everyone else usually use?
  6. Valet Parking

    I think the valet parking is nice enough to have, provided the improtant issues like patient safety have been addressed. Most of the time though it's not. Our hospital is pushing all this stuff too. Building a fancy new gift shop, rennovating units...
  7. We have internet access at work. Often it's used for obtaining information related to work...but it's often abused. Online shopping, ect...there is NO WAY in hell I would shop on line at work. Just plain stupid
  8. Nursing hat with ruffles required?

    I have no problem being seen as a nurse in my scrubs. I've never been mistaken for dietary or housekeeping. But it is definitely a problem with non nursing personnel being mistaken for nurses (housekeeping ect...) I don't really see the caps as dem...
  9. Rediculous "could you be a nurse?" quiz

    I have a feeling whoever takes this quiz will make a great nurse according to the quiz. It seems geared toward that result...no matter what your answer there is the rationale that nursing is perfect for you. You don´t like blood? Plenty of nursing...
  10. Getting sick when your a NICU nurse?

    Well our hospital policy for calling in sick is the same as the rest of the hospital. But I find my fellow staffers in NICU seem to be much more understanding about calling in than other areas of the hospital even when short staffed. If you are sic...
  11. Insane thing?

    I I hope I didn´t come accross as unsupportive. I think it´s great that you want to better yourself. If you have the money to do it then go for it. You can never learn too much. Just that there are also lots of great resources out there for free ...
  12. Insane thing?

    I was also going to ask you what is your job now? Most of what you will learn in nursing school is Med surg based. And what exactly are you looking in to buying? Are there ways you can access useful informative material without having to spend that...
  13. Insane thing?

    It depends on your situation I guess. Right now it would be insane (not even insane...just kind of silly) for me to do because I work NICU...don´t really plan on going anywhere anytime soon and don´t really have that sort of money to spend. But I s...
  14. Nursing can be stressful at times. Maybe he/she just had a bad day. Maybe they are just a pissy person. It exists in every field of work. Sour grapes isn't unique to nursing.
  15. Does size of the NCLEX envelope matter?

    I guess it really doesn't matter. It's not like I'm going to chuck it without reading it anyway. *is your "O" key broke or something?*