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  1. peterm2

    Want to get into NICU

    Is there anything else you did, that really helped you get an edge. NICU is my dream job right now but it is so hard to get into it right now:(
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    Want to get into NICU

    I was thinking of getting NRP, is there any other certifications that would help me. Would PALS help me even though it s for Peds
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    Want to get into NICU

    I am a new grad. I have no clinical experience with neonatals or peds. I was wondering what certifications i should do that will give me an edge to offset my lack of experience. Also would you advise on getting certification without actual experience?
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    C- Section or Vaginal birth

    I have a question? My sister woke up in the middle of the night with a fever of 39 degrees. She went to the ER. The fever disappeared on it s own with no medication. When the RNs checked the fetus' vital. His HR was 200. It dropped after an hour or so but it still remained high and fluctuated between 170- 190. They had advised her that it would be best to have a C-section. 15 minutes prior to her being taken into surgery, she went into labour. In this situation, would it have been better for her to go through with the C-section or wait it through and go through a vaginal delivery?
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    Tips for a NICU New Grad?

    thanks a bunch. this will be helpful
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    Pediatric Position help

    I am in the same boat. I will definitely take your advice. I have been asking around to see if anyone knows anyone within that field. It is difficult but I am not giving up. I want to start in Peds and remain in Peds. Hoping for that first interview. I also think having some certifications related to Peds might help me so I signed up for some. NRP and PALS and so forth. Do you think this is a good start? Is there anything else that I should be doing?
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    Getting that First RN job

    Having experience, whether it involves work or volunteer will help you. Highlight anything related to the health field on your resume. Best of luck. I just started applying for jobs. This is some of the input i have received. I have decided to also get some certifications while i wait for an interview. I don t want to sit around waiting. It will help me be proactive and hoping these certifications will give me a boost:)
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    Eager to hit the pavement....

    I think starting early will definitely help you. It is highly competitive out there, and showing eagerness is always good. Have you decided what field you want to start with, or are you ok with applying withing any areas. If you lack experience, best thing to do while you are waiting for interview is to volunteer. It ll show that you have initiative and you are not just waiting around, but being proactive towards your search for a nursing position. You can always get a temporary license if you get a position early:) I wish you the best of luck.
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    What would be a good place to relocate to? I honestly want to start with Pediatrics and stick to it. I know What I want and any suggestions would be good.
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    I did go to Ryerson. I liked my placements but would have really liked if I had the opportunity to the Peds rotation. Since I am a new user, I cannot inbox you, but I would definitely like the opportunity to discuss what you did. Let me know if there is another way to keep in touch. Thank you
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    Thank you for your input. The only experience I have is babysitting babies and toddlers throughout high school up to now. Also one of my placements involved assisting with play time for toddlers. I know what you mean about people thinking they want to do peds and switch to another field. But, I am positive it will not apply in my case. My goals have always been to work with kids and has yet to change. Thank you for your input. Do you know if there any certifications or anything that I could do to help me get started. I was thinking of doing a NRP and PALS certification while I wait for an interview. Do you think this will help me and is there anything other suggestions?
  12. I have no clinical experience in Peds. My clinical placement did not have any Peds rotation. It was a luck of the draw. What can i do to get started? I know that this is definitely what I want to do. Any advice would help. Certification and any other suggestions. Thank you
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    This was back in 1980, and you cannot base the hospital's reputation on the acts of one nurse. That was definitely tragic and hopefully will never occur anywhere ever again. But, overall, this hospital is well renowned and gives excellent care to the pediatric population.
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    It is officially termed The Hospital for Sick Children but it has been shortened as SickKids.
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    My placement consisted of med/surg, mental health, LTC and we also did public health nursing at non- hospital facilities. None of the locations had any relation to pediatrics, and I know that a Pediactric position would be challenging. None of my instructors and preceptors had any affiliations with the pediatric field. I have always liked caring for the sick and caring for the younger population. Is there anything that I could do that could help me get a position with that specific population. I was looking to volunteer for the SickKids Hospital but there are currently none available. Is there any tips that you could give me?
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    New grad. How to land my first job? Please help

    Our program was a little different. We were not guaranteed a pediatric position. During the final year, it was a hit or miss on getting what we really wanted. We were assigned our locations. We did not get a choice in it. As a result, i did not get any pediatric rotation