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BeachsideRN ASN


NICU, Trauma, Infusion, Research, MPH, ASN, FNP Student

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BeachsideRN has 2 years experience as a ASN and specializes in NICU.

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  1. This is why I am so thankful my school assigns preceptors. Good luck OP
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    Weird Interview!?

    If she has a back issue like ankylosing spondylitis or hip joint issue this could be her only comfortable sitting position....
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    Free teaching labor

    I don't mind students typically but sometimes the timing and/or placement is very inappropriate. I was barely a RN for 6 months and was fresh off orientation at my new unit when I got my first student. It was very awkward and uncomfortable. I wasn't confident in my own practice at that point to be teaching. Two years later, I actually enjoy having students most days. I enjoy teaching them especially in the NICU because everything is uncharted territory for them. It helps that we are a very small unit and most of our patients are really intermediate care and not NI status for very long. I know it will never be considered to be a student differential but it would be nice to have a heads up that we are expecting students before the teacher waltzes them through the door and drops them off.
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    Best RN Health Coach Program??

    Our facility just started hiring Clinical Health Coaches... the salaries are mid 40s-50s, M-F 8-5 type gig. They require a BS in nursing or health related field, and prefer a MSN or Master's in a health field such as Public Health. They also required health coach certification with in 6 months of hire from a NCCA organization or Wellcoaches.
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    Giving up PA school acceptance to pursue ASN?

    Have you considered an accelerated BSN program?
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    Is it time to stop? Adult to Neonatal.

    This is so true. Maybe ask for a few shifts doing well baby assessments if you have a LD unit. That will help you differentiate normal from abnormal. Also, grab a copy of Merenstein's NICU handbook
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    New to Infusion

    I have been recently hired at the Cancer Center Infusion clinic. My background is trauma PCU and NICU - along with cancer research (pre-nursing). Aside from the ONS Chemo/Biotherapy Cert course and hospital policies, what do you recommend for a new infusion RN to brush up on?
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    Is it time to stop? Adult to Neonatal.

    Take a deep breath and *think* before acting. You are coming from adult nursing and it is way different than NICU. Your actions appear to me to be nerves getting the best of you and acting before thinking. Slow down. Pay attention.
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    UCF DNP 2019

    Check your email. I just got my update... I'm in!!!
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    UCF DNP 2019

    YAY! I am obsessively checking my email.
  11. BeachsideRN

    New grad job offers....what do I choose?

    If you have the opprotunity to go to PP do it.
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    Is this hurting my resume?

    definitely include your retail experience on your resume. LD/MB is a hard unit to get into as those RNs typically do not leave. I would suggest learning as much as you can, maybe shadowing a LD/MB nurse at the facility you want to work for. I also I highly recommend a professional resume writing service. The professionals can tease out skills from your previous retail position that are transferrable to RN practice. Network with people in the unit you want to get into
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    Delgado Charity School of Nursing

    I graduated in 2016. CSN is excellent for preparing you to function as a competent RN on the floor. You need thick skin and resilience to get through the program though. The instructors challenge you to the point of exhaustion and despair.
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    UCF DNP FNP Fall 2018

    Did you apply? Have you heard anything yet?
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    UCF DNP 2019

    Me too! Looking at the posts about last year's program emails went out first full week of March. So hopefully we should hear something by next week. I am so nervous since I am in the NNB track. Basically, if I don't get in I have to re-evaluate my plan of attack to get the FNP.
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    UCF DNP 2019

    Anyone else here apply for UCF (Central Florida) DNP program? I applied for the FNP track for 2019. I applied through the non-nursing bachelor's path as I have a BA in chemistry, MPH, and an ASN RN. Hoping to find out soon!