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  1. Frontier Class 104
    Has anyone heard? I submitted my application insanely early but then saw that they extended the deadline until June 1st, at which point I assume they started reviewing and said they would be...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. Tips or suggestions for Postpartum New Grad
    First of all, congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity. I am also, somewhat new to to pp, although I have been doing L&D for awhile now. So here's a few good tips I've gotten from friends and...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. SUNY Downstate-Midwifery: Anti-Nursing?
    Hi Nursology, I just noticed your post (we've been traveling for the past few weeks) and wanted to give you some thoughts. It's quite an interesting question - anesthesia and midwifery...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  4. SUNY Downstate-Midwifery: Anti-Nursing?
    Hi Ktliz, No worries - I am just very very lucky I think! My husband is a biologist and this year was his sabbatical, so we were able to pack up the whole family (we have two girls already - ages...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  5. Student Nurse Midwife looking for someone to shadow
    Hi Krshmt, I don't know if you are in the city or upstate, but there should be a lot of good options for you either way. ACNM meetings are a good start - there are tons of midwives practicing in...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  6. SUNY Downstate-Midwifery: Anti-Nursing?
    Hi Klitz, Yeah, I guess I sort of hijacked my own thread :) I feel like we hear so much about the nursing shortage in the US that we don't realize it is really a global phenomenon - and its'...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. SUNY Downstate-Midwifery: Anti-Nursing?
    Oh, I'm so glad this thread got picked up again - thanks to everyone for replying! I am still completely up in the air about which program to choose (there are actually lots of other factors I have...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  8. Frontier in 2012
    thanks klone! That's really helpful.
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  9. Frontier in 2012
    Is there no way to just apply really early so that you can find out earlier (or maybe defer for a later session so that at least you know you have a spot?) For example, I am not looking to start...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  10. Frontier in 2012
    Hi there, I am also planning on applying to Frontier for 2012- although that sounds crazy that they don't let you know if you've been accepted until 4 weeks before the start of term?! That can't be...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. SUNY Downstate-Midwifery: Anti-Nursing?
    Hello All, So I have been long trying to figure out which school to go to in order to finish my midwifery degree. I started at Columbia but stopped when I had my second baby. I am now expecting #3...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. ETP Columbia Question for Grads
    Hi there- So I graduated from ETP in 2007 and at that time, I'd say at least a third of us decided to work as nurses first before going back for the NP. Each specialty is somewhat different,...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. OB
    OB
    Ha- in my hospital I don't think there is such a thing as too late! I've seen doctors order epidurals for their ladies who are fully dilated and seen mom's come upstairs from our birth center, after...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Got any good BF resources?
    So I am ideally looking for a book that has lots of practical information and techniques for helping new mothers to breastfeed- esp. helping with the first latch. I have done a lot of general BF...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. How long will it take you to admit a new patient to L&D?
    Hi there- I'm also new (12 wks orientation, 1 month on my own now). I've gotten faster at admissions, but it sounds like things run pretty differently at your hospital. For one thing, a lot of...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. First loss...
    Thanks so much for all the support. I was also able to reach out to some of my friends who are also nurses, one of whom has been working in Peds Onc. for the past 2.5 years - I don't know how she...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. First loss...
    Me again- new OB nurse (now officially off of orientation for 3 weeks!). It has been a lot of ups and downs for sure, but last night might have been the worst. My colleagues continue to be...
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Am I being realistitc? Turning 40, 5 kids & wanting to go to Frontier Midwifery Schoo
    Go for it! Life is long - Even if you don't finish until you're 44. The average age of retirement is 65 - that's over 20 years of practice you'll be getting in! And it sounds like Frontier is the...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  19. First night off orientation- feeling overwhelmed
    Thank you all so much for the encouraging words. I do really feel like I'm lucky to be on a floor where the nurses support each other - and writing it all out made me truly realize how much help I...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. First night off orientation- feeling overwhelmed
    So Saturday night was my first official night off of orientation - whoohoo! I work on a rather busy L&D floor in NYC (we do about 7,000 births a year) that includes a lot of high risk pts. I spent 3...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Epidural and DTR
    Hi there - New OB nurse here (whoohoo!) I'm about 7 weeks into my orientation and recently have been taking care of a lot of pts. with PIH/PET, almost all of whom end up on Mag Sulfate (blech! -...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Can't even spike a bag!!
    Thanks so much to everyone for all the advice! The twisting really helps!! (And not getting so nervous that my hands sweat and I can't get a good grip on the bag!) I am now in my third week of...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Can't even spike a bag!!
    OK - so I know I know- we are supposed to go easy on ourselves in the beginning, 'it's a steep learning curve' blah blah blah - but I hate feeling so incompetent! I graduated in '07 and am just...
    Oct 4, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Suggestion for New Grads looking for work
    Hi Whimsical, Thanks so much for the helpful suggestion - I would definitely like to hear more about how it works out! I would also be curious to know, if you work in a nursing home for awhile and...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  25. NY Area Hospitals that might hire a new grad on P/T?
    Hi Everyone - So I graduated from my BSN program in May of 2007 and worked in a couple of clinics while I was pregnant last year. My baby is now almost 6 months old and I would like to work in the...
    Dec 5, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing


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