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  1. Advice for the Student Nurse Midwife
    Figure out how to manage your time well. Develop skills in reading and analyzing research studies, since a lot of what your learn will come from journal articles in addition to texts. If you are...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. Nursing prerequisites help!!
    This is 100% correct. You may not want to hear this, but here goes: There is no easy, fast, simple way to gain the knowledge you need to be a nurse. Nursing requires a high level of knowledge and...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  3. Nursing prerequisites help!!
    This is 100% correct. You may not want to hear this, but here goes: There is no easy, fast, simple way to gain the knowledge you need to be a nurse. Nursing requires a high level of knowledge and...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  4. things that annoy me on Allnurses
    Thanks for the laugh.
    Jul 26
    Forum: Site Feedback
  5. things that annoy me on Allnurses
    I am bothered by the folks who come here trying to find a fast, cheap, easy way to become an RN, and those who have never stopped to consider why we have something called "standards". I wonder how...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Site Feedback
  6. New NP insecurities
    Go low tech. Get an alphabetized pocket sized notebook. Every evening, no matter what, go to Up-to-date and write brief notes on various conditions, beginning with the ones you encounter most often....
    Jul 26
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. CNM
    CNM
    Agree, it depends. I worked in one practice with enough CNMs that I did two 12-hour shifts per week in L&D, did rounds, saw ER and triage patients. In another, had two partners and we split up the...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  8. How I feel about group projects...
    When I was in undergrad, I HATED them because others used it to get a free ride off my good work. I had much better experiences in grad school probably because everyone there was a serious student,...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. clinicals
    Bring your lunch, eat quick and go browse in the gift shop for 10 minutes. They often have cute stuff, so leave your credit cards at home.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Being Accused of Cheating! Help!!
    Drop the lawyer idea. Instead, you might want to see this as a golden opportunity to become a person who fully understands what the word "integrity" means, and who will go on to live out his or her...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Mom and Nursing Student: What should I do? How should I do this?
    Don't quit. You will always wonder about what might have been if you do. Be sure to meet with the faculty and ask them what you should do differently to pass. Do not be defensive, do not make...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Help me deal with the 'tough love'
    Along with cutting way back on the apologies, maybe try this: Just say "OK." so they know you heard them. Then just don't say anything more. If they push you, say "I need a minute to take this in...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. I'm a sexless nurse
    nursingaround1 This is an excellent example of confirmation bias. You see this as inappropriate and as a sexually tinged issue, so you look all around you and latch onto every little bit of...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurses, how do you view your job?
    Aspiring NMW Nurse and midwife bleed into one another. I know this as someone who has been both an L&D nurse, a Mom-baby nurse, and a CNM in practice for 10 years. Nursing skills are foundational...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you leave it at work?
    My bad--I mixed things up. Both of the two of them handled themselves poorly in their exchange. I am, however, concerned about cynicism being too quick to see idealism and new grad enthusiasm as...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Failed A Course...
    I love your attitude. And just think--you never once blamed anyone else, or said "The instructor is picking on me."
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Failed A Course...
    I am bothered by the "the school doesn't adequately prepare students" comment. It may be true, but don't you think that maybe you can work around that by doing everything you can to prepare? I for...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Advice Needed: When is it time to pursue something else?
    Why not just go to a second-degree BSN program that is a BSN to MSN Nurse Practitioner program, then apply to a CNM program? If you apply to a CNM program with a public health background, and are...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How do you leave it at work?
    Please explain to me how I, and dozens of other nurses I know, have been able to do this for 10, 20, 30, or 40+ years without developing your level of cynicism? How do we manage to function with all...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What Nurses Really Want
    The four key concepts behind nursing practice are Person, Environment, Health, and Nursing. Our foremothers in public health saw addressing crowded slums, sanitation, impure milk, child labor...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies
    The cheap junk insurance -in-name only policies that many on the right find acceptable create a huge problem for the rest of us. When that person finds out that their coverage is worthless and then...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Torn between LPN and RN
    Also be sure to do a Google search of the name of any program you are considering + the words scam or complaints. Go to the State board of nursing website and check their NCLEX pass rate as well. ...
    Jun 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. Torn between LPN and RN
    As someone who spent 15 years as an LPN, I wish I had just gone to an RN program in the first place. Why? I could have accomplished more, been taken more seriously, had more influence to change...
    Jun 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Is this right?
    Think about it: Might you not be better off to build a really strong foundation first? This is not just you, but many of the nursing students I teach have developed over-confidence and a distorted...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Is this right?
    Biology makes sense for a couple of reasons: 1) you need to understand cell structure, genetics, energy production and use, etc. as a basis for A&P; 2) the people in the program may come from high...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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