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  1. What do you tell yourself to get you through a shift?
    It shouldn't have to be this way....makes me sad. I tell myself it's only 3 nights a week and that it isn't forever. I tell myself I make good money and that my family counts on me. I tell myself...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Starting a (hopefully) fruitful career!
    It's great that you are receiving a 9-month orientation. There is a lot to learn and we have been losing new orientees due to minimal orientation. I have known a few labor & delivery nurses and...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. me, means real nurse
    No one should have to edit their article/comments just because a select few look for things to be offended by. The OP already stated what her intentions were. It was in no way intended to be a dig...
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Not sure if Nursing is right for me (Right Now)
    It is good that you are questioning your decision and weighing your options. We all have to take our lifestyles and circumstances into account before moving forward with major decisions such as...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. List of 100% Online Acute Care NP Programs
    Maryville offers an online Acute Care program, says it is 100% online. Hope you find what you are looking for. :)
    Sep 23
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  6. Does any NP regret becoming one
    @PsychGuy....I love history too and would love to have been a History Professor!! That cracks me up that another nurse felt the same way. When I tell people I really wanted to be a History...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Continental Philosophy of Science
    You need to look up the different philosophers and their philosophies and then figure which is most in-line with your thoughts. Kant, Descartes, Locke.....good luck!
    Sep 8
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. University of Phoenix FNP
    Many of the NP's I know in the Phoenix area have attended UofP. They have had no issue getting hired or passing boards. UofP has a good reputation in my area, so having them on a resume here does...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  9. How to land your first RN job in Arizona?
    AZ is a tough market for new grads and has been for a few years. No one wants to invest the time and money to train a new grad when there are plenty of experienced nurses to pick from. Having your...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  10. Rhogam eval draw time
    We draw with labs that are needed or within the first 24 hours if no other labs are needed. We have to give rhogam within 72 hours but we try to do it as soon as we can. I have never heard any...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Reference Books for L&D
    I have recommended this book many times: Intrapartum management modules. You can find it online easily. I just bought a copy for a fellow nurse coming to Labor from post partum. Good luck to you!!
    Jul 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. FNP Programs in AZ
    Check the internet for local family practice offices and click on their page. Most will have a page that shows their staff members and will sometimes include where their staff graduated from. I am...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. FNP or WHNP
    I agree with UVA....I was set to do WHNP and have changed to FNP. I have always done OB nursing and love women's health. But the OB's in my area have mostly FNP's in their offices. There are still...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. FNP Education
    If you google clinics in your area you can usually find a page about the providers on their site. A clinic that has NP's on staff usually show a short bio about each one including where they...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. H & H
    We recently had a pp patient with h/h below 7/20. Her only symptoms were slight dizziness and elevated heart rate. She looked good, was able to get up and walk around. All they did was giver her...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. OB position
    Our sister hospital has a male l&d nurse. Most people really like him. Good luck and best wishes!
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. Best medications to give postpartum woman after vaginal delivery?
    We give our post vaginal birth moms ibuprofen and percocet. Now and then they get a T3 if they don't tolerate percocet. Post c-sections get morphine/dilaudid and/or toradol for 24 hours and then...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Do you scrub and/or circulate c-sections?
    We have to circulate all c-sections at my facility. We do not scrub unless we are certified to do so. We have scrub techs that are always on to do that.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. New to Labor and Delivery/Postpartum Nursing - Please help!
    Congratulations all of you that are new to ob! A great book that helped me in labor and post partum was intrapartum management modules. I bought it online. Kind of pricey but the information is...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. WGU's New MSN curriculum
    I am in the new program and I passed the pre-assessment with minimal studying. Most of the first class is stuff that was barely covered in my BSN, so it is mostly new to me. Lots of statistics and...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    My favorites have been the ability to know the lottery numbers or collect a check and not go in to work!! But other than those, I would like the ability to cure "stupid" each shift.....
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Repeated Tries x 5 to Enter L/D field--Still applying Suggestions
    Where I am we are always short on L&D, and they will always take someone with experience over having to train someone. I took the AWHONN basic fetal monitoring and NRP to make myself more attractive...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Telephonic Nursing/Optum Health
    Been there a couple of months. I am a telemarketer not a nurse. I hated the hospital BS so I left....this is not better, just different. Probably going back to the hospital.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  24. Insurance Nursing Job
    I found mine looking on the internet searching "RN Case Manager/ment jobs". You will find several sites that list openings for case management and utilization management. Good luck. Leaving the...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What do you do when Work calls on your day off?
    I didn't answer when work would call.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock

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