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Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Oregon'. klone is a L&D. She has '10+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Women's Health/OB Leadership'. Posts: 11,567 (55% Liked) Likes: 28,451

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  • 2:29 am

    No, it's not. If an infant has a fever, and they're not fed/given fluid, they will become dehydrated. Breastmilk is the BEST thing for an infant with a fever/illness.

    Are you a nurse?

  • 12:46 am

    Okay, so we're discussing two different programs here, so I think a little clarification is needed. The RN-BSN program is for working nurses who are already RNs, but want their BSN. After a transcript review from your other schooling, they will determine what, if any, prereqs you need to complete in addition to the core BSN courses. The prereqs CAN be completed through WGU. Common ones that students have to do are statistics, microbiology, biochemistry, a liberal arts class or two. The core BSN courses are, I think, 30 credits, and then whatever prereqs you need to complete. Average number of credits a student has to complete is 35-45 credits. You are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits per 6-month term, but you can complete as many extra as you want beyond that minimum. If you're highly motivated, it's possible to complete all your courses in 1 term, but most people seem to do it in 2. Tuition is a flat $3400ish per term.

    The pre-licensure BSN program is for those who are NOT RNs, and it's a program that is complete with clinicals and prepares you to take the NCLEX. It is only offered in about half a dozen states at this time. You do not have to be a resident of the state where the program is, but you must be close enough so that you can drive to clinicals and skills labs, which are held in that state. For that program, there are prereqs that MUST be completed BEFORE you can apply/enroll, and they are not offered through WGU. That's all I know about that program, as that is not the program I completed.

    Hope this helps lend some clarification.

  • 12:45 am

    Quote from ShondaJ
    Remember WGU Does Not Have a ADN-BSN program.
    Yes, they do. I completed it 2 years ago. ADN=RN, as long as you've passed the NCLEX.

    You seem to be purporting yourself as an expert in all things WGU, as someone who hasn't even started the program yet. Gotta admit, it sticks in my craw a bit.

  • Aug 22

    I'm sure "prestige" schools matter in some professions (lawyers, business, maybe medicine). But in nursing, not so much.

  • Aug 22

    I have a theory. My observation is that most of the "which is the coolest/most respected area of nursing" posts are from men. Do you guys who are preoccupied by that, feel emasculated by being a nurse, so you need to be in the coolest, most "manly" area of nursing possible?

  • Aug 22

    Quote from LadyFree28
    Best answer; to add: I have a Dansko clog collection that could get me into Vogue or Glamour.
    Glad to know I'm not the only one with a Dansko addiction. I have 9 pairs now, I think.

  • Aug 22

    Quote from cayenne06
    I'm a midwife; the very epitome of a glamorous profession. It's all cute babies and adoring happy families and cuddling, at least that is what most wannabe midwives think lol.

    There is plenty of that, but also grief and adrenaline and blood and guts. Late nights, painfully long labors, checked out fathers, babies abandoned in the NICU, deeply mourned stillbirths, desperately unwanted pregnancies, abuse and neglect. And you get to help your patients through all of that mess. It really is the most terrible, wonderful job.
    Haven't seen you 'round these parts in a while; good to see you again!

  • Aug 22

    Quote from NurseCard
    Level 1 NICU nurse.
    I think you mean Level 4. Level 1 is a stable newborn nursery.

  • Aug 22

    Oh, OP. You're so cute.

    I'm pretty sure whatever job YOURS is, is the coolest.

    I, on the other hand, got to administer a soap suds enema the other day.

  • Aug 22

    Quote from calivianya
    Have you thought about moving?

    Plenty of areas of the country where they'd love to have nurses with experience, even older ones.
    THIS THIS THIS!

    Our facility is in DESPERATE need for experienced nurses! We live a fairly remote community in the Pacific Northwest, so unless you have family locally, most people have never heard of our town.

    We are slated to hire every single one of the new grads who just graduated, and that still won't fill all of our nursing positions.

    Because we're union, the pay is really good (seriously, WAY more than comparable jobs in Denver, from which I moved).

    So if you'd consider relocating to the PNW (or one of the other hundreds of small rural communities that have a nursing shortage), I can practically guarantee you'd have a job!

  • Aug 22
  • Aug 22

    Quote from cayenne06
    I'm a midwife; the very epitome of a glamorous profession. It's all cute babies and adoring happy families and cuddling, at least that is what most wannabe midwives think lol.

    There is plenty of that, but also grief and adrenaline and blood and guts. Late nights, painfully long labors, checked out fathers, babies abandoned in the NICU, deeply mourned stillbirths, desperately unwanted pregnancies, abuse and neglect. And you get to help your patients through all of that mess. It really is the most terrible, wonderful job.
    Haven't seen you 'round these parts in a while; good to see you again!

  • Aug 21

    NO GLOVES for a vaginal exam? As in, BARE HANDS? Are you certain? That's a huge accusation.

  • Aug 21
  • Aug 21

    I am the manager of an OB department in Oregon. I'm wondering what effect this litigation will have on our practices. Are we going to require moms to get up out of bed and sit in a chair every time they need to feed their baby? Will a nurse have to sit in the room with the mom the entire time she's holding her baby unless another adult is there? What effect is this going to have on patient satisfaction? On breastfeeding, and mother-infant bonding?


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