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  1. Hi all of my nursing experience has been in a PICU. I just graduated in May from an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program and my clinical rotations were in a PICU, pediatric cardiac ICU, a pediatric stepdown unit and a pediatric neurosurgical outpatient clinic. I am actually thinking of getting my post-masters certificate in PMHNP. I like the hours/schedule, pay, being able to provide therapy and medication management. However in the meantime should I just take a job in a PICU? Or should I take a job on an inpatient psychiatric unit? I would not be able to do any of the therapy part (which is what I am actually interested in). It would only be medical management. I would still have the crappy inpatient schedule and pay. I am not really sure what to do. I like the idea of being an outpatient PMHNP which I can't do yet without the post-masters certificate. But in the meantime I like the idea of being a PICU provider more than an inpatient psychiatric medical NP. Thanks for your advice.
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    post-masters PMHNP

    Hi all of my nursing experience has been in a PICU. I just graduated in May from an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program and my clinical rotations were in a PICU, pediatric cardiac ICU, a pediatric stepdown unit and a pediatric neurosurgical outpatient clinic. I am actually thinking of getting my post-masters certificate in PMHNP. I like the hours/schedule, pay, being able to provide therapy and medication management. However in the meantime should I just take a job in a PICU? Or should I take a job on an inpatient psychiatric unit? I would not be able to do any of the therapy part (which is what I am actually interested in). It would only be medical management. I would still have the crappy inpatient schedule and pay. I am not really sure what to do. I like the idea of being an outpatient PMHNP which I can't do yet without the post-masters certificate. But in the meantime I like the idea of being a PICU provider more than an inpatient psychiatric medical NP. Thanks for your advice.
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    Best PNP programs

    Unfortunately acute care PNP programs are not ranked! But here is the ranking for primary care! Here is a full list of the acute care programs PNCB Recognized Acute Care PNP Programs I like acute care because you can work out patient subspeciality, inpatient acute care floors, ICUs, and the ER!
  4. I'd like to know how they are getting that 106,000 figure. Are they including nurse practitioners? Management? Per diem? It can be extremely skewed
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    My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

    I think peds would be good. Sometimes on a general pediatric floor you'll get some overflow oncology patients. Plus you'll already know peds and be familiar with pediatric dosages for antibiotics, antiemetics, etc and maybe get some experience with pediatric ports. And then you will just need to learn about oncology. Plus if you get a job on a general pediatric floor in a children's hospital it might be an easy transfer to the pediatric oncology floor. You could even maybe cross train or rub shoulders with the manager! Good luck!
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    2015 allnurses Salary Survey Results

    I liked it better when it was a thread and you could see more specific information together. Knowing someone's degree and state isn't that helpful. I liked it better when you could see the city people were from, their speciality, their degree and their pay and differentials. I felt like that information was more useful and relevant.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I had called them and unless you receive a letter in the mail that says you're "missing education history" it basically means they haven't processed your transcripts yet.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I did not receive an email. I checked breeze daily and noticed it myself. I did get my license in the mail about a week after it showed up on breeze and nursy. You can call the HR departments of where you are applying to. I called and the ones I applied to all said "temporary license" at the very least. A pending permanent one is fine if you have a temporary one. But they know how long the BRN takes and they don't want to offer a job to someone who likely can't work for several months
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    The online endorsement application is new. That's really nice they have that now. So can you submit transcripts online too? yes on breeze you have to add your license. Sometimes you'll get an email to link them or you have to manually link them. Yes your our temporary and permanent license numbers will be different. Just because the number is there does not mean you have that license yet.
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    Los Angeles Children's Hospital

    UCLA also pays overtime after 8 hours of work. And according to the glassdoor a nurse with 3 years of experience there has their base pay of $40/hr but reading their contract online it sounds like it's actually $47.15/hr
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    Los Angeles Children's Hospital

    I find glassdoor.com to be really accurate. It says about $36/hr which seems really low for los angeles. UCLA and Cedar's Siani pay way more. But CHLA has great reviews!
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    PICU or Pediatric Oncology

    I don't work in either but have an interest in both. Someone told me if you want the parents to remember you work in the PICU. If you want the kids and parents to remember you, work in oncology. Pedi oncology is nice because you get to interact with the kids and have fun with them when they have good days. But the exposure to chemotherapy is a real thing!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Finally got my permanent license!!! It's a different number than my temporary license. Is that normal?! I submitted in January and it took them over a month to process my application (my breeze date was a month off) but I finally have it!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I got my temporary license! Can I apply to jobs with it? Or should I wait?
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    What does your breeze account say? I submitted mine back in December and my check wasn't cashed until recently. The date they have on my breeze is February even though I did livescan and mailed all most stuff back in December. So when I called they said the 4-6 weeks counts as the day they upload it to breeze.
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