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Just_keep_swimming has 1 years experience.

Crew chief in the Air Force Reserves & newly minted nursing graduate hoping to survive my first year as a registered nurse in the critical care field :)

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    Pittsburgh hospitals-ICU specialty

    Hello! Just looking to see if anyone has information on hospitals around Pittsburgh, looking at moving there next summer. I currently work in a Level 2 Neuro/Trauma ICU in Western WA. Our Ratios are 1:2, sometimes flexed to 3 if staffing is low but it'll be a mix of ICU/PCU normally. Trying to find info on pay/benefits/staffing. I'll have a year and a half experience in ICU once we move, researching now when I need to start applying for PA license and all of that mess too. Thanks for any info, I appreciate the feedback!
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    MultiCare RN Residency Feb. 20, 2018

    So stoked for you! Sent you a PM with the schedule :)
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    MultiCare RN Residency Feb. 20, 2018

    Sent you a PM @NurseKat
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    MultiCare RN Residency Feb. 20, 2018

    I'll send it now, I think we can message on here right?
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    MultiCare RN Residency Feb. 20, 2018

    The first two weeks will be classroom (which you've probably already gotten the schedule, I'm sorry for not replying sooner!) If not, it's 0800-1630 Monday through Friday at various locations, just let me know and I can send you a copy of mine. After that, depending on your unit, you'll be working up to 40 hours per week. My unit is 4, 6, or 12 hour shifts. I don't really know much more than that because they've changed the residency program from the last group that went, supposedly it's less classroom time and more unit time (which I'm excited about, I know classroom learning is important but it's so boring lol) Let me know what other questions I can try to answer and congrats on the NICU! I've had to go down there a couple times when we had NICU patients mom's (DIC/Severe HELLP syndrome, etc) and deliver their breast milk. The nurses/unit seems really nice!
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    MultiCare RN Residency Feb. 20, 2018

    Hi is anyone starting the residency on the 20th? I'm already a multicare employee (worked as a nurse tech & CNA) so I won't see you until the 21st but hello! I'm going to be working in Adult Critical Care/ICU
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    Mission Asheville????????

    I'm looking at moving there in approximately a year or so, I graduate with my BSN in December and will have about a year experience as a nurse. Are any of you looking at working at the Children's hospital/PICU? Just looking for info on starting salaries/experiences if any of you have worked in the Peds area. The children's hospital I currently work at has an ER, Med/Surg, PICU, Surgical services, etc. The med/surg nurses can cross train into the PICU area and vice versa. Just looking to get more info if anyone had any. Thanks!!
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    Nursing in NC - considering moving

    I'm following this as we are looking to move here once my husband retires from the military in 2 years. I'll be graduating this December with my BSN and plan to work in Peds, preferably ICU, so I would have approximately 2 years experience before we move to NC. Here in WA we are able to look up contracts from all local hospitals that include pay scales through WSNA. Does NC also have this option? I tried looking on NCNA website but wasn't finding any results. Starting out here, I will make $28/hr or $32/hr with differentials/night shift pay/etc. I understand cost of living is a lot higher here, but we are wanting to buy property so trying to gauge approximately what our income will be like to see what we can afford. We're looking at the Asheville, NC area if anyone has any info/help I'd greatly appreciate it.
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    Pacific Lutheran University (BSN 2014)

    Is there a fb page set up?
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    Tips for Surviving the 1st Semester of Nursing School

    I start in less than 2 weeks, thanks for all these tips!!
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    Best Places to Buy/Rent Student Books

    I used chegg.com. I compared the prices to Amazon and chegg was much cheaper.
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    PLU spring 2015

    Hi everyone! I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, I found out on Monday that I was accepted into PLU's BSN program starting in less than 2 weeks. I am extremely excited but also nervous! I wasn't expecting to be accepted bc they sent an email out the week before saying all spots were filled. Is there anything I should start reviewing now? I will be separating from active duty Air Force so I'm going to have a ton of stuff to do between when school starts and the end of feb but I'm so thankful to finally start my goal of becoming a nurse! Any other suggestions to prepare would be awesome, thanks everyone! :)
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    Pacific Lutheran University (BSN 2014)

    Just received the news I've been accepted off the wait list!!! So excited!!!
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    Preparing for PLU Nursing School?

    Hi there!! I just received my acceptance letter off the wait list for spring 2015! I have 2 weeks to get everything done 😊😳, any hints? Is there a FB page? I'm so excited to start! 😃
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    Pacific Lutheran University (BSN 2014)

    Did you get a letter saying you're on the wait list? I turned my package in the beginning of August & haven't heard anything back
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    Waitlist at UW

    Have you heard anything?

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