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  1. Typical med-surg floor or speciality unit for first RN job opinions?
    I'm in my first position as a new grad--a postpartum and post-op gyn unit. I love it and I'm so happy about my decision. Lots of people told me to do that magical year of med-surg first, and no shade...
    Oct 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Newborn Bath
    I work on a postpartum unit, and we wait 8 hrs to give the first bath, as long as the baby is stable temp-wise. Gotta love that vernix! But like others have said, if baby was born to a mom w/ HIV or...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Does anyone like their job?
    I work on a c-section postpartum and post-op gyn unit. I've been here for almost 3 months, feeling nervous about coming off orientation soon but I really like it so far. I feel so lucky and grateful
    Oct 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Achieved a job in my dream specialty right out of school :)
    Thanks everyone! Good luck to all of you!!
    Aug 8
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  5. Achieved a job in my dream specialty right out of school :)
    This past year of my nursing life has been so wild and transformative and scary and exciting and amazing (I could go on and on with the adjectives). For a very long time I've known that...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  6. What do you do for NCLEX eve?
    My test was today. I saved up to get a massage, and then spent the rest of yesterday with my boyfriend eating pizza and watching netflix. Throughout the day I did occasionally pull my ipod out to do...
    Jun 24
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. I am in school and not currently a CNA/PCT
    I'm in the same boat as you! I'm about to start my final semester of a BSN program in a couple of weeks. I have a job at a collective cafe on campus and it's the best job I've ever had, and I didn't...
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. What shoes are you getting for clinicals?
    I got a pair of Klog brand shoes. I start clinical in a few weeks so I haven't tried them out there yet but I've been wearing them around the house and they're soooo comfortable, but feel sturdy and...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Do you make friends with others in your nursing program?
    Yeah, I definitely get this. I'm 20 and doing a 4 year BSN program. I'm coming into the third year and I still don't have any actual friends in the program. I'm thinking the main reason is because...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    Wow, I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of pagan nurses in this thread! I'm pagan as well, and still a student. The only time religion and spirituality has ever come up in the context of school...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  11. How do I find time for personal relationships?
    Having people in your life who understand makes it so much easier. I have one very close friend who is also in college, but not nursing, and she's very understanding about my schedule, and the fact...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. day vs. evening clinical
    Hey y'all; I did a search and found just a couple of short older threads on this, and I wanted to hopefully get a wide range of responses/experiences for my question. I start clinicals this...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Just got accepted to nursing program today
    Wow, on a wait list for 2 years! That's patience and dedication; congratulations! I'm in a 4 year BSN program, and this year is my first year of "actual" nursing classes and clinicals, so I think...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Wet Hair Don't Care?
    I'm black and have a dense kinky afro. Because how curly my hair is I only really need to wash it about 3 times a week, and when I do I often do it in the evenings. So just echoing what several other...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I Don't Know How To Study :(
    the essay idea sounds genius! I think I'll try it this semester :)
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Which Specialty?
    Currently, I really want to do L&D, postpartum, or general women's healthcare, and recently I've been getting more interested in HIV/AIDS nursing, and found out you can get a certification for it. ...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. What specialty are you considering?
    Right now I have my heart set almost completely on midwifery and women's health, but lately I've been reading and thinking more about HIV/AIDS nursing...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Ways to Stay Energized
    these suggestions sound great everyone, thanks! @MeganDM: I don't think we can give you specific medical advice but you've said you're already making changes to your diet so hopefully that helps!...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Got My Books Today!
    I ordered one of my books on amazon because the price was so good, but the rest of them are waiting for me in my online shopping carts until I have more money. All the money I'm about spend is...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. How long is your commute to nursing school?
    I live on campus, so it's about a 5-20 minute walk to my classes, depending on where they are. As for clinical, I start them this semester and I don't have my assignment yet, but of the main...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Ways to Stay Energized
    I just read this article: http://www.nursetogether.com/Lifestyle/Lifestyle-Article/itemId/2882/7-Ways-to-Stay-Energized-During-a-Busy-Shift.aspx and it offered some tips that sounded really helpful...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. When do you find time to work out?
    I found that in the first 1.5 years of school, it was pretty easy for me to go to the gym at whatever time of the day I felt like it, once I was done with work and class, because my work load was...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Uniforms
    I start clinical this September, so I haven't worn the uniform yet but I've seen them, and they're a white scrub top with the school of nursing patch on the arm, navy blue pants, and white shoes. I'm...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Things that gross you out..
    I haven't had clinical yet, but bodily fluids and such really don't gross me out all that much. However, anything involving broken/dislocated bones...ughhh. Last semester in patho my professor showed...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Fall 2012 new nursing students roll call!!!
    Well I'm in an undergrad BSN program so I've been in college for the past 2 years, but I start the real nitty gritty nursing classes and clinical this fall, so I'm kinda feeling like a new student...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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