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ArmaniX has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Critical Care.

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  1. ArmaniX

    Perfect Timing: Brand New ICU RN During Pandemic

    Just make sure your orientation is not cut short due to the pandemic. I’m sure many classes will be cancelled, no in person 12-lead courses is one example I could imagine. Good luck!
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    Has anyone ever let their CCRN expire?

    Mine expired during the initial renewal period, even though I had the CEUs. I chose not to pay the renewal fee because it no longer served me a purpose. The first four years it got me a raise, got me into grad school, and fulfilled a personal goal. It holds little merit once you obtain an advanced degree. In my opinion.
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    Is it inappropriate to reach out to the CEO?

    He might be a little busy.
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    Transferring ICUs- Resumes & Interviews

    My bad, I was certain they were applying for a new RN position since they didn’t feel they had a high enough acuity in their current ICU. Applying for grad school is another event.
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    Transferring ICUs- Resumes & Interviews

    EducatioN: college degree, year achieved. Boom. I’m not a hiring manager but frankly I wouldn’t care if you ran track and got an award. Irrelevant to patient care in an icu. Once I had a year or two of RN work, I started weeding out the irrelevant prior work experience. As a new grad I included my two years as a PCT and I included my years at Disney, highlighting my customer service/leadership experience. When 1 year new grad and applying for icu, I left off the Disney. When I applied for an NP new grad I highlighted my years as RN and roles performed. The further you move out from graduation the less it matters what you did in high school or college. Unless you have a GPA worth bragging about don’t include it, I never have as it really is a meaningless number. My opinion, I know others will differ greatly. As far as the 5 year plan. Mention how you want to grow within the company, such as eventual preceptor, charge, committees (which hopefully are truthful). It is OK to mention that eventually you want to look into graduate school once you have additional experience.
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    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    Surprise. He is the author of the website.
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    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    99% ... with statistics like that, no need for further debate!
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    They locked up all the masks in security 😳

    I felt it was part of Standard Precautions to wear face/eye/gown protection when there is the possibility of getting splashed with a substance while at work (ie: emptying foley, cleaning up liquid stool that is running down the bed and towards to nurses station, wound care, draining any drain). I would argue this to be a safety issue.
  9. True. It seems many individuals go the route of “easy” and some random online program with limited admission criteria. I paid for my graduate program out of pocket without incurring any debt, so it is definitely possible. On the same note, I’ve worked with many NPs who have debt combined from undergrad/grad in excess of 100k. While loans and educational debt are not the worst, I think it is prudent for every person to consider what it means for them and their lifestyle at the end of the day.
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    Working and Clinicals

    You’ll make things work when you need to, similar to others statements, it varies. I maintained a full-time job, three 12-hr shifts and clinical/school. There were weeks where I legitimately did my 3 work shifts and 3 clinical shifts (six 12-hrs). I don’t have regrets, but it’s not a path I recommend.
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    Is it an ethical violation to quit a job before you start?

    Are you seriously talking about / considering a 4th “job” now? You need an intervention. Something is not right here, you simply cannot be this financially incompetent at your age.
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    What was your Orientation like?

    ICU 3 months orientation paired with another NP for each shift with gradual shift in being more independent and responsible. As well as in unit training, additional “boot camp” like education days were assigned and part of the new hire new NP process.
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    Licensed ACNPC-AG ..going back for FNP guidance

    This. Find a new ED. My friend works in one and while yes in an ED whatever walks through those doors must be treated from infant to death.. their contract specifically states they will not see pediatric patients and only those above .. what’s the age now 13? Puberty. You will never be the sole provider in an ED. Always a PA or MD who can handle the younger patients.
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    Promising Job Prospect

    Young individual here. I have NEVER wore a suit for any job interview. Pre-nursing, nursing, or for my nurse practitioner jobs. I am not a dress savvy male. But I’ve always approached interviews in dress slacks with a proper button up. Neutral/complimenting colors. Simple tie. Sure there is some theory that, and I partly can see, that a tie without a suit jacket looks “dumb”. I’m a simple person. Have not needed to purchase a suit and financially see no benefit in buying a suit for a few hour interview once every few years. You will never go wrong wearing a suit. Being UNDERDRESSED is far worse than over dressing. But, ultimately, dress in what makes you confident. They will hire you for your skill/personality, not on a suit (but do put in some effort). Edited to add that the only job I’ve applied/interviewed for and did not get an offer was as a new grad RN when I made the comment that I hate the focus of healthcare is more on timely administration of ice water/apple juice than actual medical care... as the words were spilling out of my mouth I remember thinking “ah crap, this is over”.
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    Low blood sugar, juice or D50?

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    Putting in orders without an order.

    It is certainly not good practice as you can guarantee, as previously mentioned, if something goes south they will not back you. When I was working in the ICU as an RN years ago I had a fellow tell me to “do whatever I wanted” in regards to meds/sedation .... at the end of my shift when I saw that fellow I told him “FYI I put bed so&so on a paralytic gtt” ... the look on his face was priceless. (I did not do such a thing).

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