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MrsICURN14

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    What am I qualified to do? OTHER THAN FLOOR NURSING!!

    No advice but following this post! I'm curious too.
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    Fort Worth hospitals with weekend plan?

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    License question

    Thank you. Unfortunately I can't get a PRN job as I only worked in a hospital setting for 6mo before quitting. I was doing part time for a private duty company after quitting the hospital and I guess I could pick up a shift here and there once my son gets a little older, but I know that's not really what managers want to see. They want to see acute care.
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    License question

    I have searched all over the Texas BON website and cannot find the answer to my question. I'm currently a stay at home mom and was licensed in June of 2014. How long can I stay out of the work field before my license expires from lack of working? Is there a minimum amt of hours I have to work every year or something? Thanks!!
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    L&D after time off

    I should also add that my experience giving birth is what has influenced me to want to get into L&D!!
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    L&D after time off

    Hey ladies, So I'm currently a stay at home mom with my newborn. I planned to stay home until about 6 months and then start looking for a job. I am still a new nurse, I graduated in 2014 and have only worked as an RN for about 6mo in a hospital. I worked in ICU and then did peds private duty up until I went on maternity leave. What's the best way for me to get back into the hospital and into a new speciality after being away for a while? Thanks!!
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    Should I wait to have a baby?

    I wouldn't do it. I graduated with my BSN may 2014 and had my first baby last month. There's no way I could have made it through school with a baby. And clinicals plus late nights studying and stressful tests would have been awful while pregnant. People do it, sure. I wouldn't recommend it.
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    Pulse Ox

    Okay, I'll talk to my manager. Thank you. I'm new to PDN so this is all good to know.
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    Pulse Ox

    Both of my patients require O2 sats as part of the daily vitals, and one patient is new and we are waiting on the DME to send a pulse ox to the home. My other patient has one in the home but it's a POS and sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Seemed like getting my own would be a lot easier.
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    Pulse Ox

    This might be a really dumb question, but I am wondering if I can use my regular pocket pulse ox on pedi patients? Or will I need to buy a special pediatric one? Right now my patients are 10mo, and 5 y/o.
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    Losing Skills?

    I'm glad I'm not alone. I feel that my GN internship in the ICU helped me a lot, but those skills are like anything else If you don't use it you lose it!
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    Losing Skills?

    I'm a new RN. Graduated with my BSN last May. I worked in the ICU for 6mo but couldn't handle the 2 hour commute and working nights. I'm almost 7mo pregnant and now working pediatric PDN. I'm afraid I'm losing my skills, but I don't want another acute care job yet because I plan to stay home with my son for a year. Any tips on how I can keep my skills up?? Ultimately I want to work in the NICU. And I am getting good experience with some things obviously like g buttons, cathing, stuff like that with kids and babies. I'm just worried I'm going to lose a lot of hospital skills. Thanks!!
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    Your Opinion

    I was trying to conceive and having problems during my OB rotation in school. For that reason, I HATED my OB class and rotation. All it did was remind of what I so badly wanted and couldn't have. I'm pregnant now, a year later, but before I got pregnant there is no way I could have worked anything in OB. It was way too hard for me. But everyone is different. To each their own.
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    Advice, please :)

    Thank you so much!!
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    Advice, please :)

    Thank you! That helps a lot with my resume!
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    Advice, please :)

    Hi all! I was hoping to get some advice from other peds nurses. I'm a new grad. I graduated with my BSN last May. I worked in an adult Level I cardiac ICU for 6 months. I recently quit due to the hour and half commute, and because I despised working with adults. I'm also 5 months pregnant. I have been working PRN for a peds agency doing PDN, and since quitting my hospital position I now work for 2 peds agencies as a PDN. I think it's better for me being pregnant. More flexibility and not as stressful. I would like to stay home for a while after my son is born and continue to work PRN. My question is, do you think it will be difficult for me to eventually get back into acute care peds? Ultimately I want to work in the NICU. But I would be happy with a floor position in any peds hospital. I don't know when I'll want to go back to work full time after my son is born, but I know I've wanted to do NICU since I started nursing school. It is my ultimate goal. I love PDN, but I think eventually I'll want acute care again. Will working per diem as a peds PDN help me? Or will my lack of acute care experience hinder me? I know 6mo isn't long, but dang I can't even describe how much I learned in those 6mo working in the ICU. I also am hoping to take as many trach and vent patients as possible between now and when I want to go back full time. Any advice is helpful. Also, any suggestions on how to highlight my skills as a peds PDN on my resume to appeal to acute care managers would be great. Thanks so much!!