Nurse_Bella

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  1. Hi! I am currently an RN (6 years experience) looking into graduate FNP programs that are online. I have narrowed it down to Chamberlain and George Mason. Does anyone have any experience with those? If so, what were the pros and cons? I cannot seem t...
  2. PCU or Neuro units?

    Oh yeah, and the Neuro and Stroke floors are at another hospital (same health system, just different locations), which is farther away from me (30-40 minutes), but great reputation too. Location wise PCU would be great, but I don't want to get into s...
  3. PCU or Neuro units?

    Yeah, I had my interview yesterday and was offered the job an hour later. I haven't made up my mind yet, so they're giving me some time to think about it. The PCU Manager showed me around and said that the shift is days only with 4-5 patients per nur...
  4. PCU or Neuro units?

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  5. PCU or Neuro units?

    Hi all! I am a new grad who started a position in the Neuro ICU. It was too much for me to handle as a brand new nurse and as a result, I was let go. However, the manager is assisting me in transferring to a less intensive unit that will better help ...
  6. How the hell did you live with those things all this time???
  7. Guest What? I graduated!!!!! 12/19/14

    CONGRATS!!! It's such a relief isn't it?? YOU MADE IT!!!! Now pulverize that NCLEX!
  8. Thanks, MusicGuy. Yeah, I'm definitely going to stick it out through my entire orientation before making any final decisions, just to see how things progress. I'm going to do my very best and learn everything I can, try my hardest, and go from there ...
  9. Thanks so much Rose_Queen! Yeah, I am looking to transfer within the same health system, so I know they'll know. I had a meeting with my preceptors and manager last week and the manager even told me not to think of the ICU experience as a failure if ...
  10. Intracranial hypertension/hypotension question

    Thanks so much Juan de la Cruz!! You explained it very well :) It's an interesting concept and one that I see quite frequently on the floor, so I was really wondering about the patho behind the disease and what exactly the role of BP is in this condi...
  11. Hello fellow nurses! Long story short - I graduated in May 2014 with my BSN, passed the boards on my first try in September, was offered a job in the Neuro ICU in October and started officially in November. I am mid-way in my orientation and have com...
  12. Did anyone here do the NCSBN review for the NCLEX-PN?

    I STRONGLY recommend using NCSBN to prepare for NCLEX! It was by far the best program that I used. I started out using Saunders, Hurst, and Kaplan. Saunders I felt went over material well, but their portal of questions seemed too basic. Hurst was a g...
  13. Hi fellow nurses! I am a new grad one month into my first job at the neuro ICU. I am still finding myself confused about blood pressure as it relates to neuro compared to the rest of the body. In conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, I've notic...
  14. Inova Fairfax Neuro ICU

    Hi fellow nurses! I graduated in May, passed my NCLEX in September, and am job hunting. I landed an interview for a new grad position with Inova Fairfax Hospital in their neuro ICU. Is there anyone who's had experience in the NSICU (or any other neur...
  15. Cheapest school for RN Program? (Virginia Beach,VA)

    Definitely community colleges or public universities...I went to a private school (Shenandoah) that was ridiculously overpriced. The public schools I can think of off the top of my head are George Mason University, James Madison University, Universit...