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  1. Bjones94

    Online Instructor with MSN

    My apologies for jumping into this late, by chance would you be willing to state what school?
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    Help! ICU day shift to NICU night?

    I appreciate your comment! You have given me a lot to think about, as well as communicated what I was feeling/thinking in regards to adult ICU and NICU.
  3. This may be a silly or obvious question, I just am curious if a person has their masters in nursing education, are you limited to only teaching nursing courses?
  4. This may be a silly or obvious question, I just am curious if a person has their masters in nursing education, are you limited to only teaching nursing courses?
  5. Bjones94

    Help! ICU day shift to NICU night?

    I am so thankful for your input! Your option C is probably my best option. I just have to be patient and find it.
  6. Bjones94

    Help! ICU day shift to NICU night?

    Having someone I cared about die in an ICU setting in a very traumatic way took the interest out of it for me. I was interested in adult icu due to the complexity of all the different disease processes. My pain I feel for these people and their families takes away the interest in the physiology and dulls the fulfillment aspect of the job that many nurses come to work for. And im not so sure that’s appropriate to say in an interview. Also the night shift for many years in NICU aspect is a little daunting. But if it’s lifts this weight off my chest, it could be worth it.
  7. Hi everyone! I am a new grad nurse that went straight into ICU starting last September. I started out on night shift and had a very hard time. I went onto the unit on my own during peak season and was very overwhelmed with being a new nurse combined with not adjusting to nights. Things started to slow down and I still was hating ICU, applying and interviewing to other jobs outside of the hospital and by chance a day shift ICU position opened up and I took it. Now about 3 months into day shift I am a happier person, but I still don’t like ICU. I do not love adrenaline rushes or crashing patients. I had a loved one pass away in an ICU one week before I started and I think it really skewed my interest and has led to me viewing The unit in a different light. I like routine. I can work well with critical patients as I consider myself being very detail oriented and organized. I like to know what I’m doing and focus on doing it well. I get a lot of anxiety before work. Sometimes sick to my stomach. I have called in sick due to anxiety. And now on day shift I get floated to med surg at least once a week. Also increasing my anxiety due to never knowing where I will be or what I’m doing. A position has has opened up in my hospitals (I believe level 3) NICU which seems fitting for my personality. Critical patients I can pay close attention to, but hone in on a smaller skill set. I see myself happy in NICU. But my few months on night shift were so tough I am not sure what’s the right thing for me. Physical health on days, or mental health on nights where I can see myself happy but battling my emotional tired self. ANY input would be so appreciated!
  8. Bjones94

    Help! ICU day shift to NICU night?

    Hi everyone! I am a new grad nurse that went straight into ICU starting last September. I started out on night shift and had a very hard time. I went onto the unit on my own during peak season and was very overwhelmed with being a new nurse combined with not adjusting to nights. Things started to slow down and I still was hating ICU, applying and interviewing to other jobs outside of the hospital and by chance a day shift position opened up and I took it. Now about 3 months into day shift I am a happier person, but I still don’t like ICU. I do not love adrenaline rushes or crashing patients. Walking into something very different every shift freaks me out. One day I have to psych patients that don’t need to be in ICU, the next I have two patients on the verge of coding and I can’t get ahold of a doctor. I like routine. I can work well with critical patients as I consider myself being very detail oriented and organized. I like to know what I’m doing and focus on doing it well. I get a lot of anxiety before work. Sometimes sick to my stomach. I have called in sick due to anxiety. And now on day shift I get floated to med surg at least once a week. Also increasing my anxiety due to never knowing where I will be or what I’m doing. A position has has opened up in NICU which seems fitting for my personality. Critical patients I can pay close attention to, but hone in on a smaller skill set. I see myself happy in NICU. But my few months on night shift were so tough I am not sure what’s the right thing for me. Physical health on days, or mental health on nights where I can see myself happy? ANY input would be so appreciated!
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