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  1. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    I don't want to ever find myself in the OR. Although I loved watching open heart surgery, I can't stand around all day. I would go mad. I don't want neuro, ortho, psych, nicu, either. I am just happy...
    Jan 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. FINALLY LEAVING ER ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ OB here I come
    Welcome to Mother/Baby. It's great and I hope you love it.
    Jan 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    I dreamed of being a L&D nurse since I was a kid. I went back to school and I prayed it would happen. It happened. And I HATED it. After 5 days, I switched to Mother/Baby. I love being a Mother/Baby...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Postpartum couplet care
    I worked in 3 different postpartum units. I had 4 patients, standard, pretty much in all of them. Sometimes, when things are rough, I have 5, and once in a blue moon, I had 6 (ridiculous). 3 is a...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. "Actively Considered"
    I got the name of the recruiter from a friend and emailed her personally. It helped. You definitely got past the first phase. You need to find a unit where they like to have new grads or nurses who...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. The Health Insurance Marketplace: One Nurse's Journey
    I was between insurances. I checked out the marketplace. Or at least, I attempted to....I began registration, I was asked a lot of personal information....as in...."which high school did you attend...
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. "Should Doctors Fire Their Anti-Vaccine Patients?"
    We live in a country with a lot of "freedoms." If a doctor wants to "fire" the patient, it's his/her right. But I am just wondering...if your obese patient doesn't lose weight, are you going to fire...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    I have a large family. I had some of the kids with epidurals and some without. I am a postpartum nurse who started in L&D. I see a huge difference between babies born with no interventions and...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. NCLEX Tips - One I Never Knew
    My one tip....despite all the talk about one question per minute and how you need to practice doing that...before I sat down for NCLEX, I thought to myself "Why bother with one minute per question?"...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Weiss Memorial Hospital
    I need more information about Weiss Memorial in Chicago. Do Weiss RNs belong to a union? What is the starting salary at Weiss or one of the Vanguard hospitals? What kind of benefits do they offer?...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. What did you do the day before your test date?
    I studied. Couldn't help myself. Lab values, content, etc. Didn't need any of it on the exam
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. How to study the Content for the Nclex?
    I used saunders 5 e and it has content and questions. Excellent for content. Good luck
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. If you live in Illinois, this one's for you...
    Graduated but haven't taken NCLEX yet. Was offered $26 an hour in hospice home care. Suburb next to Chicago.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  14. ATI Appeal
    I have taken several ATI exams and scored a Level 3 in all. Do I imagine this means I will pass NCLEX with 75 questions? NO! Absolutely not! Because our school doesn't incorporate the ATI into...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. "true knot"
    One of my kids was born with two knots in his umbilical cord, one over the other, and he was perfectly healthy, with an apgar of 9. The doc said he had never, in 25 years, ever seen or heard of such...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Women and men beware: HPV, the culprit behind more than just cervical cancer?
    There are so many strains of HPV. I don't know if I believe any of this. Sounds like fear-mongering again, to sell vaccines.
    Sep 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Dealing with a sick loved one or death while in school?
    I feel so bad for you. I don't think you should put your life on hold, although it is important to be there as much as you can for your Mom. Unfortunately, she is suffering terribly from her choices....
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Help- what are the requirements for Truman College nursing!
    You only need the prerequisites. That's it. The other classes would be nice, and they are going to look at your overall GPA (CCC) and compass score. The CNA, etc. won't mean much to them,...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. "It isn't your mother; it's the disease"
    I visited my grandmother a few times over the years, after she was placed in a nursing home. I felt very little emotion towards her and only visited as a kindness. She lived in our home for many...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Illinois Schools NCLEX pass rates 2006 - 2010
    This is certainly interesting information, but NCLEX pass rates say very little about the rigors of a program or how successful they are at educating potential nurses, for the very simple reason that...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  21. Truman College (CCC) Nursing Books
    How many of you have already purchased the textbooks for the first year at Truman? Did you purchase the package from the bookstore, or did you buy them online, separately? If you bought them online,...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  22. Thoughts about Organ Donors?
    My nephew, age 9, received a heart from a donor. He is now running around like a young boy should, happy and healthy. We are so grateful to the family who donated the organ.
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Truman College Nursing Students starting Fall 2011!!
    Yes, Mother-of-2. The pre-requisites for entrance are Chemistry, Biology, and Math. See Truman website for info on which ones.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. What do you think of nurses who can't spell medical terms?
    Spelling the words incorrectly isn't as bad as pronouncing the words incorrectly, but it does appear somewhat unprofessional.
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Truman College Nursing Students starting Fall 2011!!
    Did they send an email with this information....that we should order our uniforms now, rather than at orientation? and when? I never received anything, of course. Tx.
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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