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  1. RNC in Maternal/Newborn Nursing
    Hey Glamgal, welcome back, do you remember me? Sorry I can't answer your question, I just think it's funny, because I'm here looking up the same info, on the RNC process. I'm coming up on 1yr in...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. IV fluids during labor
    I'm new (4months into orientation) to L&D. Coming from a short stint in med/surg (everything on a pump) and psych (what are iv's?) I was kind of in shock to see everyone running stuff to gravity. ...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Maybe you guys can answer this.... (Kind of long, sorry!)
    The stringy description could just have been from the blood mixed with the fertile cervical mucous, since it resembles egg whites, and "stretches." Perhaps she was having her period, and it caught...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Psychiatric nursing... do you really lose all your nursing skills?
    You will lose some "skills" as others have said, but you will gain many others that will translate well to the ER. Thinking and acting quickly in an emergency, is a big one that I can think of. ...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Another Philadelphia thread: RN hiring and degree requirements
    Main Line Health does not require BSN for experienced nurses. I was hired there last month, with no BSN. Was told in the interview that it will possibly be a future requirement, so I should be...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. HELP!!! I'm a med-surg/tele nurse who wants to get into maternity nursing.
    I hear ya, me too! If you can find an email address, you can send your resume/interest letter that way. Or if you just have a name, sometimes you can puzzle out the email address, just by looking...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. HELP!!! I'm a med-surg/tele nurse who wants to get into maternity nursing.
    Try expressing your interest to managers directly, not just HR. Usually HR ends up as a hindrance as they have so many apps to sift through. Though you will eventually have to go through HR, the...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Air in IV line
    Thanks, that makes sense. And regarding rational/rationale that was a typo, or perhaps my phone auto-corrected without my noticing. I swear I can spell! :)
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Air in IV line
    I've had trouble similar to the OP, and generally the air sets the pump off. So that would mean the bubbles are significant right? Also what is the rational for not aspirating in these cases? That...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Really sad :(
    This. I totally can relate to your what you are saying. After working as an aide in L&D in school, I wasn't able to secure a position on the unit, and ended up taking a position in psych 5 mo...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. From ED to Mom Baby or L+D
    I was lucky to get hired with "other experience." One (the job I'm taking) was mainly because I already had an established relationship with the manager. But the other job I got purely out of the...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Quitting 74K RN job for a 30K vet tech job? Advice please!
    Why not make yourself a plan to go vet school, DVM, I mean? If working with animals is truly what you love, you are young, and I'm guessing childless. You could probably do it feasibly, and you...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Please Help - I have no where else to turn
    I feel the same. I've worked in psych for 3 years, and gotten screamed at more times than I can count, and threatened with physical violence nearly as much (thankfully not ever actually assaulted). ...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Landed my dream job in LDRP..any tips?
    Congrats! I'm in your position, starting my first L&D job next month. But it took me 3 years, so you are very lucky! I would also love to hear any tips from experienced nurses. The one thing that...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. A Diabetic rant
    I would probably do what cjcsoon2brn said...I'm not giving any insulin until I know the BS is stable. There could be myriad reasons why the pt dropped. Sure it could be something as simple as pt...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  16. Xpost: Time sensitive job decision-- Am I crazy??? psych vs. tele...
    lol, Lovely RN, I did the same, gave up a great detox job, went back to psych, which i don't like a lot because i thought it would get me closer to acute care, then I did get into a med/surg job and...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Xpost: Time sensitive job decision-- Am I crazy??? psych vs. tele...
    I don't think tele would be much different from med/surg, to be honest. That is not to say that you definitely wouldn't like it. But they are very similar, with the exception perhaps of slightly...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Glass ampules, filter needles.  Is this a real or theoretical risk?
    I don't know if there has been research done, but I have seen shards/slivers of glass after breaking ampules, thus I would think the possibility exists for smaller shards to be present.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. Orientation
    What kind of unit are you working on? Though 6 days would be scary for any floor, you've posted this in the OB/GYN forum, and I don't even want to believe that 6 days in L&D or even maternity is a...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Drug screen for new job
    I dunno, I kind of tend to agree that a 24h window seems a bit excessive.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Work/life balance... where to start my career?
    I chose work I enjoy, with salary a close second. I would not be happy with my life generally if I hated going to work everyday, and also if I am not making enough money to life comfortably at...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Thoughts on orientation length
    Thanks for all the input! :) I decided to choose the longer orientation. It will be 5-6 months!
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Help me decide please?
    Thanks for all the input. I went with option 2. I really feel a good strong orientation is going to be critical to my success, and I want, more than any other consideration, to be successful in...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Thoughts on orientation length
    Hi, thanks I think you did post in the other thread. I am just so torn with these two jobs, I have been offered both! There are just so many variables to consider. Pay and commute are the same, and...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Thoughts on orientation length
    I'm choosing between two jobs, and length of orientation is really playing a factor. I know that longer is always better, but would 3 months be plenty adequate for someone with other nursing...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing