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  1. CNM or OB-GYN?
    "I don't know what to do, and I am in a tough situation, as I have to decide within the next day as classes start and I have to switch from pre-med requirements to pre-nursing." Please also...
    9:25 am
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. precepting assignment- need advice
    I am going to issue a warning that my answer will be perceived by some as overly harsh. It is not my intention to be "mean." It IS intention to open the eyes of any student who believes that s/he...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Where/how to store emergency meds
    Check with your school's policy and state requirements. The locked tool box may not meet standards. Many jurisdictions require drugs, especially controlled substances to be locked in a cabinet...
    Aug 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. CNM or OB-GYN?
    You mention being fearful that the "limited abilities" of a midwife might not be satisfying for you. I would encourage you to research the practice of both OB-GYN medicine & midwifery so that you...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  5. Students with Anxiety Attacks
    I agree with KelRN215. If you are asking about a particular student with diagnosed panic attacks, you probably need a prn medication on hand, and definitely need a conference to devise an action...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Rumors and privacy . . . .
    I was fortunate in that out of 4 schools, I only had one such principal. Probably no coincidence that she was very young & insecure in her own role. I, on the other hand, was much older, ******,...
    Aug 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. Rumors and privacy . . . .
    My instinct would be to respond to Mrs. Busybody by letting her know that you (as the school official or nurse) are unable to accept reports of illness or infectious conditions by anyone other than...
    Aug 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  8. What is bullying then?
    On AN or any other bulletin board, I believe bullying is defined by a post that serves absolutely no purpose other than to degrade or intimidate another poster. I'm sorry to see that it is happening...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Getting approval for FT nurse
    Money makes the world go 'round. If this is a public school district, then the portion of your district funding that comes from the state is probably tied to student attendance. If you are able...
    Aug 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. HR's mistake hurt my paycheck
    There are 2 issues here, the law and the employer's policy. The OP has already indicated that she did not know that her employer outsourced verification to a 3rd party, therefore she failed to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. uic bsn advising for pre-req's
    This is a sincere answer, not intended to be sarcastic. Rather than coming to a message board for advice on how to navigate 2 non-communicating departments at a large university that doesn't seem...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    I used to live in this area and worked at a nearby hospital. My friend who still works at Mercy Fitzgerald is away on vacation, so for the time being, I will have to rely on media reports of the...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    What is a wagon wheel schedule? I've never heard that term.
    Jul 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Licensing question
    The short answer is , "No." but I'd like to clarify a few points. You state that your original license is "delinquent." Do you mean that you allowed it to lapse, non-renewed. Or did you take...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Undiagnosed tuberculosis kills mom and newborns in LV
    I seriously doubt that we're getting the full story here. One thing struck me, and that was that the NICU staff allegedly did not follow the standard of care: The lawsuit claims Vanessa White was...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Unstable Diabetic
    Some parents are willing to do this on "special occasions" but federal law prohibits (public, and private under some circumstances) schools from requiring parents to provide care to their children...
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Unstable Diabetic
    This is a question for your school's legal counsel, as the answer varies depending upon your state law, and the type of school (public versus private.) I implore you and your school NOT to rely on...
    May 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. MD to a RN
    To become an RN, you need to complete a nursing education program and pass a national licensing exam. There are various educational paths from which to choose, including an Associate's Degree,...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Do you ever miss the hospital?
    Nope. Not once :)
    Apr 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. Duplicate skills list in resume
    New grads are encouraged to include skills lists on resumes primarily to fill space. Secondarily, they help clarify skills mastered by the candidate, since nursing education programs and clinical...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    If not for delegation, you would you propose she accomplish tasks that are beyond her scope of practice ? Are you concerned that the position should not be held by a LPN?
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. That's a new request...
    You do understand that school children singing in your hallways pose as much of a lice threat to your residents as the man on the moon. Cuddling in bed with their grandchildren is far more risky...
    Mar 8
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. HIPAA
    I believe there are 2 separate issues to consider here: 1. A probable HIPAA violation, and 2. The unauthorized release of test results. You may be able to convince HR that you asked and gave...
    Feb 12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. Baby Friendly Question
    I second rnkaytee's concern that making the security tags easily removable defeats their purpose. It would also leave the hospital with an awful lot of explaining to do if an infant was removed from...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Temperatures
    An individual with a compromised immune system may not be able to mount a febrile response to illness, but I suspect that if this student had an immune disorder, you would probably already know that....
    Feb 5
    Forum: School Nurses