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Luckyyou BSN, RN

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Luckyyou has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

adult CTICU, NICU, neonatal/pediatric ECMO specialist

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  1. Luckyyou

    How soon did you move out after graduating (BSN)?

    I was already living on my own by the senior year of my BSN program. Had my own apartment the first two years I was a nurse (no roommate) then bought a house. Had about 24k in loans I paid off in 4ish years. Low cost of living area, obviously. There are a lot of financial assistance programs for first time homebuyers — my state paid for the down payment on my house.
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    How often do you wash your scrubs? :)

    No shoes in the house of any variety!! I’m no germophobe but this one gets me.
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    How often do you wash your scrubs? :)

    After every single shift. Period. Ugh. Gross. Can’t fathom any other option.
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    Salary Offer

    I am in the area and make $35/hr ish in one position and $39/hr ish in another with 8 years of nursing experience (this includes differentials for ICU experience and specialty roles).
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    I’m a huge fan of my Nexplanon. I think the new ones are good for five years.
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    NICU or Med-Surg

    I made the NICU to adult ICU switch. IV skills are a lot different. That’s the extent of the “big people skills” I felt I was at a disadvantage in. Otherwise, sure, there were new things to learn, but isn’t that the point of switching specialties? To learn something new?
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    Running vassopressers separately?

    Depends upon what else you’re running — I would avoid putting them in line with anything I might bolus (insulin, sedation...) if at all possible. Of course, if all you have is a 22 in the thumb while you’re waiting on the docs to throw in a line, you gotta do what you gotta do.
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    Fellow ECMO nurses

    I’m an ECMO nurse in a CTICU, and an ECMO primer/educator in another role. I don’t have any formal specialty certification for it though — who offers it? I just have CCRN, and ACLS/PALS. Taking CSC soon. I thought about perfusion for a bit too, but after shadowing a bypass case in the OR I decided I liked the craziness of the ICU a lot better. I’d recommend shadowing if you can!
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    Advice

    So ... apply to the ER? What’s stopping you?
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    Night shift and dialysis

    I work two jobs in the same system with the blessing of both managers and the scheduling in my situation is a nightmare. I can’t imagine trying to do it between two positions where the managers aren’t trying to make it work on your behalf.
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    Nurses that “only do it for the money”

    More power to them. This job isn’t a “calling” for me either.
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    Did my Interview go well? Or don’t count on a call?

    I don’t think your question about patient population was odd either. There’s a big difference between a unit where a majority of moms come in with birth plans expecting a certain kind of experience, and a hospital where moms may be more likely to want an epidural, to bottle feed, etc.
  13. Luckyyou

    What Does #MeToo Really Mean?

    I can be as “cheap and easy” as it comes, post entirely nude shots on my Instagram and Snapchat and still not deserve to be sexually harassed, assaulted or raped. Stop blaming women for men not respecting us.
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    Did my Interview go well? Or don’t count on a call?

    Baby friendly is a WHO initiative hospitals get involved in with regards to L&D, nursery and postpartum units.
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    Special Care Nursery vs L&D vs NICU vs Postpartum

    I lasted a little less than three years in a level 4 NICU before I was bored to tears and added a different role to my job.
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    Why do you love being a nurse?

    Haha nothing special! ICU staff nurse across four different units. I get paid extra for some ECMO expertise and my hospital pays a generous amount to experienced ICU nurses to keep us at the bedside. I pick up a little overtime here and there.
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