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  1. Nursing gear passed on from older generation
    My mom was a nurse for over 50 years. I have her last stethoscope and lab coat. I also have a picture of her at nursing school graduation. She was in the nurse cadets and was paid a stipend of $5 a...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital
    I too have not worked in acute care. Could I? Yes and I could be good at it but I knew before I went to nursing school that I wanted to do maternal-child public health. I wanted time to do health...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Learning to count newborn heart rate
    Thanks for all the tips. I am a public health nurse in a home based program for teen moms and babies. I generally see healthy babies (and do not have pulse ox or other technology) but have baby now...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Learning to count newborn heart rate
    I am not a student but thought someone here might be able to help. I find it hard to count a newborn's heart rate because it is so fast. I have seen sites for learning breath and heart sounds and...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Nerves
    It is good that you know your weaknesses going into it. There really is not a ton of math in nursing school but it is important that you be able to do it. Since you have a couple months until you...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nurse Family Partnership
    I do not work for Nurse Family Partnership but am a public health nurse in a similar program with a non-profit. Just wanted to say I love my job! I can't imagine doing anything else. I love getting...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  7. College of Saint Mary
    CSM has a good program but it is very expensive. They do, however, have a lot of scholarships so you should check them out. After 3 years, you get your ASN (and can get your RN when you pass NCLEX)...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  8. You know you're a nurse if...
    Your 2 1/2 year old, after climbing under the table at the restaraunt to get a dropped toy, says, "I need hand 'tizer. I have germs now." Your 4 year old gets a scratch on his hand. When you say,...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. How can I combine OBGYN nursing with Public Health Nursing as a career?
    I am a public health nurse in a community-based program that serves teen and young adults up to age 21 who are pregnant and/or parenting. We see the moms and children in their home (or other...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  10. baby friendly questions
    Actually, having a mom hand express colostrum and spoon- or cup-feeding it to the baby is an appropriate intervention if the baby is not yet able to latch. There are many advantages to the baby...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. One month as a PHN....
    What kind of public health are you doing? I knew even before nursing school I wanted the be a public health nurse. I wanted the opportunity to build long-term relationships with my patients and...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  12. Weird little things you do as a nurse
    Working with pregnant and parenting teens in a home-based program, I get to do lots of awesome things that make a difference for the families and give me a sense of satisfaction. Last week, i...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. A question for the nursing moms.
    Children grow up quickly - which you know with a 16 year old. You only have a short time with your kids at home. If you have a choice, I would definitely work part-time. Not only do you get to spend...
    Dec 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What career did you have before nursing?
    I worked as a CNA at a nursing home and hospital when I was in high school. I got married and switched to working for a medical temp agency (better hours). I did that until I had my son. Then I was...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Oh! The sacrifices we make just to get through nursing school
    Congrats NurseLoveJoy88! You did it. Now you will reap the rewards of all those sacrifices. Hope you find a job you love!
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Losing my mind in nursing school...
    I am sorry for all the stresses of life that is making school harder for you. You have a lot going on right now. i would suggest that you get some counseling to help you figure out how to cope with...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. First generation college student with Nursing dreams
    Jessica, Congrats on deciding to go to college in spite of your life circumstances. You should proud of everything you have done to get to this point. Your life experiences may help you to be...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  18. Accelerated RN-BSN Degree?
    I have lots of ideas! I could give you 20 of them and not tell you anything you care about. What do you want to know?
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  19. UNMC NICU or any other NICUs...
    UNMC and Children's have excellent large NICU. I have a friend who works @ UNMC and she loves it. They do get called to any deliveries with suspected problems. Both of them get babies flown in from...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  20. Creighton 2011
    acotter, Welcome to Omaha a little early! Have you thought about living on campus or is their housing not available? There are a lot of apartments that would be pretty close to the campus. It is...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Nebraska Nursing
  21. Community college vs. university?
    Do you have a previous degree? If so, you may be able to fill in some pre-reqs and then go to an accelerated BSN program. If you have access to a good community college, I don't see any reason you...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Really want to be a nurse but....I may have a problem :(
    In nursing school, they paired us to go in and watch surgery. My partner was so excited because she wanted to be a surgical nurse and this would be her first procedure. She passed out half way...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Things that nurses say that may seem inappropriate  to lay people
    I was at dinner tonight with a group of nurses celebrating that several of the others just found out they passed the exam to be certified lactation consultants. One LC made a special gift for the new...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What's the task you like doing most on the job?
    I work in home visitation with pregnant and parenting teens. What I love most is teaching and seeing that it makes a difference in the mom and baby's life. When the mom who went into preterm labor...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question
    How would antihpertensives affect the other vital signs? If you look at them, why would YOU guess his blood pressure is high?
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Patient Education