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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”― A.A. Milne

"A person’s a person no matter how small." Dr Suess

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    New grad

    Sign on bonuses are given after you are working at the hospital for a certain period of time. It may be in one check or over several paychecks. Not all hospitals give sign on bonuses, usually hospitals that have trouble retaining nurses or are in a location that nurses choose not to want to move to.
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    Application says ENG_ON_HOLD

    Just a guess, but it might mean the position is on hold. Something may be temporarily preventing the manager from filling the position.
  3. NICU Guy

    Code Blue: Just Trying Figure Out What Happened?

    orthostatic hypotension
  4. NICU Guy

    Atlanta NurseResidency programs

  5. Everything is fair game for a test. Why would they give you the packet if they didn't intend for you to read it?
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    Was RN school easy for you?

    You will hear this statement from your instructors and nurses on this website: "There is NCLEX way of doing things and there is real world way of doing things".
  7. NICU Guy

    Was RN school easy for you?

    The perceived difficulty of nursing school depends on the individual and their knowledge base. A person who was a PCA at a hospital for 5 years prior to nursing school will have an easier time in nursing school due to their medical knowledge base from their job as compared to someone who worked at Wal-Mart for 5 years prior to nursing school. Maturity level, how easily you can comprehend new information, study skills, time management skills, and the ability to prioritize school/personal life all play a factor in your nursing school experience. For example, I failed an ASN program in my early 20's due to internal and external personal factors. I continued to work in the healthcare field for the next 20 years. I decided to go back to school for my nursing degree and got accepted into the ABSN program at the same school. The ABSN program was far more rigorous than the ASN program. Despite that it was a tougher program, I easily passed the program due to extensive healthcare knowledge, maturity, a completely different mindset towards college, and a supportive girlfriend. I graduated with a high GPA and passed NCLEX at 75 questions. The same person going through two nursing programs with drastically different outcomes.
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    Transfer schools for Capstone

    There are no schools that will allow you to transfer all your credits from one school and take 2 classes to complete a degree from that school, regardless of the degree. Every school has a minimum number of credits that you must take at their university in order to get a degree from that university. Everyone would be taking all their classes except for 2 classes at a local state university and transfer the credits to Harvard and get a degree from Harvard after taking a couple classes.
  9. NICU Guy

    Heel Warmers

    We use them on all lab draws. We have never had a burn from a heel warmer (at least the brands that we have used). They don't get hot enough at the peak of the reaction to cause a burn, maybe a micro preemie.
  10. NICU Guy

    What would cause this?

    My first thought was Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
  11. NICU Guy

    Wearing Scrubs to an Interview...?

    Wear interviewing clothes to an interview and bring along your scrubs to change into for work. It doesn't matter what other nurses do, you want to give the manager the best impression possible.
  12. NICU Guy

    PVT on a Saturday

    The PVT uses the Peason Vue computerized payment system. Their payment system is not intended to determine pass/fail for NCLEX. People use the payment system as a Magic 8 ball to determine if they passed NCLEX. To answer your question, yes Pearson Vue will take your money on a Saturday if you give them your accurate credit card information.
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    Arranging Clinicals w/ online program?

    Western Governors University has a hybrid program (online classes and in person labs and clinicals). The school arranges a preceptor for your clinicals. You are required to follow their work schedule for your clinical time period. https://www.wgu.edu/online-nursing-health-degrees/rn-prelicensure-nursing-bachelors-program.html
  14. NICU Guy

    Other online colleges like Excelsior

    WGU has online classes with in person labs and clinical rotations. https://www.wgu.edu/online-nursing-health-degrees/rn-prelicensure-nursing-bachelors-program.html
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    While we were arguing; we disappeared

    RNs: Galaxy Blue scrubs plus RN placard under badge PCAs: light grey Ancillary staff (RT,OT, SLP, EEG, Radiology, Ultrasound, etc): dark gray plus corresponding title placard under badge Housekeeping: Maroon
  16. NICU Guy

    Do Male Nurses Face Gender Bias in Nursing Education?

    Don't forget Code Black. Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman) was a main character as an ER nurse.