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  1. Pros and Cons of Induction in L&D
    This question is for seasoned L&D nurses, CNMs, and OBs: Are you supportive of inducing labor in your patients? Why/why not? After a year of working L&D, I'm stunned by how many of my patients...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Night shift unintentional weight loss
    Everyone warned me that I would gain weight when I switched to nights. The opposite has been true. I've been losing weight unintentionally (also @8-10lbs) because of a combination of stress, nausea,...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. UNM RN-BSN program
    Aerorunner, I feel your pain. I've experienced the same shenanigans. In fact, when I went to register for that ONE class, on the SAME day I was accepted, I was met with an error message saying the...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  4. Career prospects in NM?
    If you're not a graduate of an accredited program in NM, the word on the street is that it's especially tough to get a job as a new grad in NM. In fact, it's tough for anyone. Definitely not an...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  5. Jobs for New ADN Grad RN?  Bleak outlook or glimmer of hope?
    Thanks to all for your input and suggestions!
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  6. Jobs for New ADN Grad RN?  Bleak outlook or glimmer of hope?
    Miss Nurse, Thanks so much for your hopeful reply! I'm really glad to hear that there's a need for nurses in the Baltimore area. Were you working for the agencies w/o a BSN? Were the agencies...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  7. Jobs for New ADN Grad RN?  Bleak outlook or glimmer of hope?
    Hi Maryland Nurses, I'm looking into working as a nurse in the Baltimore area as a brand-new RN grad from an out-of-state ADN program. Regionally, the program is well respected, but in MD, no one...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  8. SFCC or CNM?Accepted at both where do I go?
    ...in a nutshell, if you don't want to spend an extravagant amount of money and you have a high tolerance for disorganization/can roll w/ the punches, CNM is the way to go. I don't regret it.
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  9. SFCC or CNM?Accepted at both where do I go?
    CNM has a sophisticated SIM lab -- although, in my experience, it's not often used. The semester begins w/ some on-campus labs, but most of your time is spent doing the real thing: you're in the...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  10. Applying to CNM in Feb 2013 and wanting info
    I can't recall exactly how long it was, but I think it was somewhere between 1-2 months. Also, I remember that they told us they'd let us know by a certain date...then rescinded and told us they...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  11. Applying to CNM in Feb 2013 and wanting info
    Hi Donoharm, Ultimately, I decided to go to CNM, largely because I had already been living in ABQ for many years, and had other friends in various stages of the program. I figured that nursing...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  12. Applying to CNM in Feb 2013 and wanting info
    In that case, I wouldn't sweat it! I don't know how much stiffer the competition is since I applied (not too long ago). I had a 98 on the HESI and a 3.8 prereq GPA, so very close to your numbers. I...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  13. Moving to New Mexico
    Rio Rancho is a mess of big box stores and cheap, cookie cutter housing. If that's your preference (and, for some, it is), then it may be a good place for you. If you seek more authenticity and...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  14. Applying to CNM in Feb 2013 and wanting info
    I was accepted to CNM a while back. I don't recall how many points I was awarded, but if your GPA and HESI scores are impressive, you can feel confident about getting in. As you may know, CNM did...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  15. Stephen Colbert recognizes nurses as Heroes
    Yahoo!!! I am an NYU grad and LOVE Steven Colbert! Did anyone see the interview w/ Anderson Cooper and the awesome nicu nurse in the purple hat? Loved it!
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. SFCC or CNM?Accepted at both where do I go?
    Hi Future Male Nurse, Congratulations-- and good question! What an exciting time for you. I'm a future lady nurse who was faced with the very same dilemma not too long ago. Ultimately, I...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  17. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Forget the Constitution. What does your gut tell you? What's the "right" thing to do? Access to health care, in my view, is less a political issue than a human issue. Would you refuse to treat a...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Need for Nurses in Northern CA?
    Dear CA Nurses, In your experience, what is the need for nurses in Northern CA? I'd imagine that supply meets demand in the immediate vicinity of SFO and the N. Bay area...or maybe that's not so?...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. How to get a job as a new grad RN in this economy
    How kind and generous of you to share your experience! Thanks very much!
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Where do I apply CNM, UNM or SFCC
    It does sound as though CNM's program has been suffering a lot of tumult lately, but inside sources tell me that the dust is settling and things are on the up and up. I also did my prereqs at CNM...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  21. Do MA facilities hire ADN nurses?
    Thanks to all for your thoughts and advice! I was just accepted to an ADN program (which is well-reputed and tuition free, in another state), so I plan to do that, get work as an RN, and do an...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. Video on the Nursing Shortage
    Magnoliophyte, thanks so much for your thorough and thoughtful response! I admit that this was the sort of response I had hoped for--one that wasn't thoroughly doom and gloom, but one that offered a...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Video on the Nursing Shortage
    This video is certainly amusing ("terrible places--like Texas!"), but it's terrifying, too. Terrifying for me, given I've been back in school for the last 3 years, taking prereqs to apply to nursing...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do MA facilities hire ADN nurses?
    Thanks to all of you for sharing your advice and experience! This is hugely helpful, esp. to know that being enrolled in a higher degree program will make an ADN more employable. Really good info....
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. Do MA facilities hire ADN nurses?
    Hi MA Nurses, I grew up in the Boston area and have been living in a land far, far away for many years. I'm pining for my hometown these days and feel it's the right time to return. Here's the...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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