icyounurse BSN, RN

MICU, SICU, PACU, Travel nursing

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icyounurse is a BSN, RN and specializes in MICU, SICU, PACU, Travel nursing.

I currently work ICU, go to grad school, am married with 2 dogs and a fat cat, I am a vegetarian

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    Are You Popular At Work?

    I am pretty popular But I think it has less to do with my stunning personality and good lucks (haha) and more to do with the fact that I am in the staffing pool and keep whatever floor I am sent to from being quite so short staffed:specs:
  2. It seems like it could be possible, but there is no way to know how your individual experience is going to go. And honestly, I seriously doubt you are going to want to work after 2 weeks with a newborn AND major abdominal surgery?? My OB told me it w...
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    MRSA again- Are You Kidding Me???

    Umm, if there is no isolation equipment available- why even bother with "precautions"?? Wear a resident gown, really?? Granted I do think that sometimes precautions arent necessary as the previous poster stated when they have been on Vanc and are on ...
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    WAS I REALLY HIRED???

    I know from personal experience if you have lived in multiple states (I have) it really adds alot of time to the background check process, so maybe could be part of the problem. I would not hesitate to call hr. Who cares if they think you are nagging...
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    floating between departments ie med/surg to nicu

    oops misread a post
  6. I did mine at the local University here: University of South Alabama. The online part is 3 semesters (1 year) and its pretty affordable since its a state school. There are some prereqs and clinicals required however, but overall I was satisfied.
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    Decided to go Medical Assistant and discouraged

    Same here. In fact, CNA's make a little bit more even if they work in hospitals in my area and not a nursing home.
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    License endorsements..pls help

    I have personally never worked one, but when I was travel nursing they told us about certain states that offer immediate licensure as an RN if you have all your paperwork when you arrive. I will copy and paste some info here from a website I found re...
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    License endorsements..pls help

    When I got my Florida license by endorsement it took 2 months....... But I have heard about states like California that are "walk-through" states. Maybe you should look into that.
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    ER's Turn Non-Emergencies Away?

    I have to agree that using an ER for non-emergencies is just plain fiscally irresponsible. If you dont have insurance and cant afford a doctor, how can you afford an ER bill?? Geez. I do think that in order for this to be successful, there should be...
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    Alabama to Florida

    No, just go to the Florida board of nursing's website and search for "liscensure by endorsement". You dont retake the boards to get a license in another state, but you do have to fill out a bunch of paperwork and send in fingerprints and about 200 bu...
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    End-of-Life Education for the family?

    I dont know what the official answer here is, but as an ICU nurse who has been placed in that position often I think it really just depends on the situation. However, I always tell them they need to discuss their wishes with the docs. Sometimes with ...
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    Pt./Family Comments that Leave You Speechless

    LOL, no you can't. I went on maternity leave before he passed, so I am still not sure what happened there. I am sure it was pretty bad...........
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    Pt./Family Comments that Leave You Speechless

    Had a patient who had a tear in his airway that was incompatible with life, not to mention advanced terminal lung cancer who was vented and on SEVEN drips after wife had given him some "miracle juice" she bought at the healthfood store through his G-...