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  1. ICU RN to L&D RN
    I agree with cayenne06, I would start in L&D. You will learn some baby stuff in L&D but won't learn any L&D skills in nursery.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Why do epidurals fail?
    Thank you!! Your response not only answered my question but was very educational! Are you a CRNA?
    Sep 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Why do epidurals fail?
    About a third of all my patients that get epidurals fail at the end. Why? In the beginning, the epidurals work beautifully, and then when it gets close to 8, 9, 10cm, it fails completely like they...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. BREASTFEEDING
    I would recommend going straight into an RN program. Does she mean go from CNA, to LVN, then RN? In my opinion, it would be a waste of time to "go up the ladder". Especially in L&D, the majority of...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. L&D not for me :(
    Hospice might be a good choice. I had a relative on hospice and I definitely appreciated the staff that helped our family through the difficult time. As for postpartum, I'm still considering it....
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. L&D not for me :(
    I'm happy to report that I got insurance today and covered to the max amount!
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. L&D not for me :(
    UGH! I can't believe I haven't gotten it yet! I literally asked everyone I knew about insurance because I was so nervous about being in such a litigious area of nursing. Not ONE said to get it. I...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. L&D not for me :(
    Yes I have considered being an IBCLC Lactation Consultant. It is definitely a route I can consider. I have also thought about working at an infertility clinic. I guess there are options for me :yes:....
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. L&D not for me :(
    I am a new nurse but I have been in L&D long enough to know it's not right for me (almost 2 years now). I've talked to my fellow co-workers, my cousin who is a doctor, and some other specialty...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. L&D not for me :(
    As much as I love L&D, I do not feel it is right for me. I do not like the fact that it is such a highly litigious area of nursing, potentially critically or permanently hurting a baby, and the...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. L&D not for me :(
    As much as I love L&D, I do not feel it is right for me. I do not like the fact that it is such a highly litigious area of nursing, potentially critically or permanently hurting a baby, and the...
    May 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. New Grad Interviewing in L&D! Tips & Suggestions...please help!!!
    I would definitely leave out the "dream job" comment. I think a great OB nurse is one that is able to quickly think on their feet, can handle any situation under pressure, and able communicate...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Internal/External Os
    It is more obvious when the pt's cervix is thick. When you go to check, you feel the outer os first and it might feel like 2 cm, then when you tunnel your fingers through, you notice the internal os...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. New grads in L&D?
    I live in Los Angeles area and found a job 2 1/2 hours away in a very rural area in L&D. Got hired as a new grad. It is hard to find a hospital that will train a new grad. But doesn't hurt to try and...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. B/P and Seizures
    I am a new nurse at a facility that does not do high risk labors. So I do not get much experience after a pt gets a dx of anything high risk. They are sent to another hospital to delivery. Today, my...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    1. CA (rural area, far from any city!) 2. $30/hr 3. Started as new grad 4. Labor & Delivery
    Mar 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Registry nursing
    I'm interested in picking up a per diem shift every week and have been curious about registry nursing. There are so many companies out there. Are they pretty nice all the same? What should I look for...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Calinurse 4 - I can't believe time has past so fast, I wrote that post a year ago! I am now 1 year and 3 months into my job and..... I am starting to love it!!! I can't believe I am saying this! I...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. New Grad Nurse in L&D Orientation Needs Advice
    The day I found the cervix, I never had a hard time finding it again. At first I felt warm squishy mush too. But when my preceptor was checking the cervix, I noticed the mom was about to jump out of...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Do not like L&D!!
    I've been working as an LDRP RN (Labor & Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum RN) for 1 year and I can not get over the stress and anxiety. It is becoming painfully obvious that I was not cut out to do...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. How much do you owe in student loans?
    I hate debt so I opted to go the ASN route. (I already hold a BS in Business with no student loans). I got a 5k student loan and researched how to get free money (I was not eligible for grants since...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. LDRP vs L&D/Postpartum
    I am a new grad in LDRP in a small rural hospital. I'm curious what the ratio between RNs to patients are in postpartum or L&D in larger hospitals.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. L&D nurse interested in NICU
    I'm a new grad in LDRP, so I am learning everything from Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Nursery, to L&D Triage. I am enjoying a lot of aspects of this position but I still have my heart set on the...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. How far would you commute to an OB job?
    I commute 2 1/2 hours, stay over 3 nights, and drive back home. It's not bad at all...and totally worth it! Why be miserable when you can be happy?
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Thank you so much for the tip!! That will help me tremendously! The emergency situations are the ones that freak me out the most. I don't know where everything is yet so stocking and getting my hands...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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