What are FBC and NPM units?

  1. I haven't worked in a "real hospital" for many, many years. My local hospital is looking for LPN's to work in FBC and NPM. W hat do these initials stand for and what does an LPN do on these units. Thanks
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    :chuckle I guess I'm not the only one who doesn't know what FBC and NPM units are in the hospitals. Anyone care to make a wild guess? Thanks
  4. by   eborgelt
    In some hospitals, FBC is Family Birthing Center.
  5. by   jemb
    My guess for NPM was going to be neonatal/perinatal/maternity. If FBC actually is family birthing center as prior poster suggested, then maybe my guess is somewhere in the right area.
  6. by   RN4NICU
    LOL, this is hilarious. I work in a neonatal unit and had no idea what these were. Granted, mine is a neonatal ICU and would not fit within the realm of either abbreviation, but the hospitals where I live are so proud of their birthing centers they would never DREAM of abbreviating. In fact, they put FAMILY BIRTHING CENTER in big, bold, capital letters all over the paper.
  7. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks so much for your messages. Yes I bet you guys are right. FBC for family birthing center and NMP for neonatal perinatal and maternity. Why would they have both part and full time positions for LPN's and RN's in these 2 places? Why do you think nurses don't want to work in these 2 departments? I had always thought that most nurses want to work in labor and delivery? Thanks again
  8. by   RN4NICU
    These days it is not at all uncommon to see jobs posted for units in which you used to have to wait for a staff nurse to retire before you could get in. I have a couple of theories about this.
    1 - Nurses leaving bedside
    2 - Not that many nurses to pick from
    3 - You can try out any specialty you want, these days - no experience needed.
    4 - Job hopping - nothing like finding out the nurses across town make $5/hr more than you do or have better management or better staffing.
    5 - Nurses leaving permanent positions to travel or work agency - hospitals will try to fill these positions with permanent people rather than use agency or travel nurses (who cost much more) so the jobs currently filled by agency nurses or travelers (who love the specialty) will be listed as open positions.
  9. by   angel337
    where i work fbc stands for family birthing center. i don't know what npm would be. i think you should call the HR dept and ask them to clarify the abbreviations.
  10. by   Agnus
    Quote from Blackcat99
    Thanks so much for your messages. Yes I bet you guys are right. FBC for family birthing center and NMP for neonatal perinatal and maternity. Why would they have both part and full time positions for LPN's and RN's in these 2 places? Why do you think nurses don't want to work in these 2 departments? I had always thought that most nurses want to work in labor and delivery? Thanks again
    You are making two assumptions and you know about assumptions.

    1. First assumption: if there is are job openings it is because no one want to work there.

    2. All nurses want to work L and D.

    I can find absolutely NO justification for either assumption.

    Maybe they just expanded the unit. Maybe they just had some staff move. Maybe they had promotions. Maybe they are increasing staffing. There are too many reasons to hire staff that have nothing to do with people not wanting the position.

    Not all nurses want to work L & D. Many many of us are very happy working in other areas.

    Why? Well lets see: Litigation is higher in L & D, we don't all have the temperment for L& D, some prefer more or a different challenge, some do not like dealing with whinney, and/or demanding, and/or essentially healthy patients, Not everyone is enamored by the "miracle of birth". Some of us prefer more variety. Not everyone likes babies. I could go on, just as with reasons a job might be open.

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