amb218

amb218 BSN, RN

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amb218 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Critical Care.

My passions are pediatric nursing, community service, mentoring high school students, and raising awareness for cancer research through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteer work.

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  1. Want to transition to Pediatrics

    I think I would take the urgent care position. I have worked at an adult hospital that had a small pediatric unit and the ED did not see very many pediatric patients at all and often called us to come down when they did LOL. I would say that you'll g...
  2. DNP or MSN-administration??

    I think it really depends on what kind of administrative role you would be looking for. I am currently enrolled in a Nursing Admin MSN program because I am really only interested in an administrative position on the nursing side of things... I have n...
  3. Aspen University MSN

    Looked into this program as well but I had a sort of weird feeling about it after doing some research...I'm by no means an expert when it comes to accreditation but I was reading about some people saying it's not as widely recognized as many other un...
  4. CHOP NICU

    Yes, not in the NICU though. I just used to float there. Not sure about during the pandemic, but I would lean towards no because pretty much every other unit has not due to the hospital wide hiring freeze. Yeah...they do things like that there becaus...
  5. CHOP NICU

    I do know CHOP in general has been on a hiring freeze since the start of the pandemic because the census really took a hit as surgeries were put on hold. However, coming with NICU experience, as soon as they are hiring I do not think you will have an...
  6. ‼️New Grad Peds Cardiac ICU Nurse‼️

    Congratulations! As you said the world of cardiac is very complex and a bit daunting because there's so much to know! I had been a PICU nurse for about 4 years when I started ICU floating and the CICU was a whole other world and I had to learn a lot!...
  7. What I Really Learned in Nursing School

    So sorry I didn't see this sooner, I haven't been on here in a while...oops! But I am still an ICU nurse and still feel 100% stand by everything I wrote here as a nursing student and I still love my job and cannot believe how much I've grown since st...
  8. Hi there!! Definitely start job searching early even if you don't start putting in applications until later. For many residency programs, you must have specific recommendations, write essays, etc. The information with everything you need to submit is...
  9. For me, nursing was really one of the few careeers I could see myself being really happy doing. I don't know if I'd necessarily consider nursing my "calling" but I'd definitely say that I was meant to be an ICU nurse. At this point in my life, there'...
  10. NYC New grad nursing jobs

    Hi there! I do agree that finding a job in NYC will be difficult (as NYC is one of the toughest job markets for new nurses in the country), however, it's still worth a try! I would still apply to all hospitals in the area that you're interested in; j...
  11. I agree with the first couple posters. Most residency programs hire internally first since they'll already know you and how well you work in high stress, fast-paced situations. ICUs tend to have high turnover rates due to burnout, nurses going back t...
  12. CHOP externship 2015

    I would start by just Googling "chop externship" and click on the first link that comes up. There's a ton of information there and if you still have questions feel free to pm me!
  13. "You're too smart to be a nurse. Be a doctor"

    Respectfully, although this has been your experience, the OP should also know that nursing does not always involve backbreaking labor and disrespect from doctors and administration...I'm not saying it doesn't happen at all because it does. However, a...
  14. Worst/Best thing a nursing instructor ever said to you?

    Best: My Med-Surg clinical instructor told me during final evals that I was the most consistent student in my clinical group and then went on to say that my compassion and empathy for others, critical thinking skills, and "nerves of steel" were a tru...
  15. If you don't have a uniform...

    WOW!! Seriously jealous of your collection! I work at a children's hospital and we're allowed to wear any t-shirts with the hospital logo or scrubs, so I have a bunch of t-shirts and brightly colored scrub pants. I do want to buy some matching s...