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    when should I switch from med surg to nicu?

    I've been a nurse for 1.5 years and I started out as a new grad in L and D for 7 months, I then went to M/S floor specializing in Cardiothoracic surgeries for 10 months, and now I am currently working in the NICU. The only thing that makes my job in the NICU a little easier is that I know the computer systems, other than that my MS experience wouldn't be my saving grace to work with these little ones. It's a totally different ball game. I have worked a total of 2 shifts so far and I absolutely love it.
  2. I've been out of school since march, I started my first job as a new grad in labor and delivery. Although it wasn't the worst, my orientation sucked, no real preceptor, no competentcies check off, no classroom education, and my hospital only has about 30 deliveries a month! I applied Wed morning for a job at a heart hospital, and immediately got a call back, and I had a choice of cvicu, ciu, or cardiac med surg, I chose med surg, because I would be able to work the day shift. I had my interview yesterday morning and the unit manager loved me and wanted to hire me right away, even being 6 months pregnant. I feel so blessed to have a new start as a new grad, I can't wait to dive in. Any advice?
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    Never give up!

    Congratulations
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    tested today 04/17/14

    Congratulations! How exciting! Enjoy the moment
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    3 potential new jobs I can't decide

    oklahoma
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    New Grad In L & D

    Me too, this will be exciting, keep me updated on how things go with you and what you learn. My hospital will be sending to a bootcamp for new grad nurses in L & D coming up in July I'm excited about it, oh and I was given a book to study EFM. Have you joined awhonn yet?
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    The SECRET to passing the NCLEX

    You're welcome
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    The SECRET to passing the NCLEX

    You're welcome
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    The SECRET to passing the NCLEX

    You're welcome! And you'll do good!
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    The SECRET to passing the NCLEX

    Me remaining calm and having an overall positive mindset is what helped me to pass. I have an arrticle of what study materials I used, but this post is more so for those who post threads, pleading for someone to help them because they are so afraid to take their exam, and they are frazzled. I just want to people to know that they can pass their exam with a calm approach rather than afraid
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    My NCLEX Story: Hurst, NCSBN, and LaCharity

    Thank you very much, and good luck 😄
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    3 potential new jobs I can't decide

    I graduated in march 2014, I have an associates degree, I'm currently working on my BSN, and I just signed my new hire paperwork for an RN III in labor and delivery I start next week
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    I finally passed my NCLEX RN with 100 questions!

    I have the same study guide she mentions
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    My NCLEX Story: Hurst, NCSBN, and LaCharity

    Thank you
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    The SECRET to passing the NCLEX

    You guys are very welcome
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    Feel stuck in medsurg

    I would also join linked in and start networking, sometimes it's about who you know