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  1. Do techs deliver babies in L and D???
    I work with a new tech who says similar things. She's just out of high school, and compared to going to college or the typical jobs that her friends are doing, she perceives that she is doing...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. After the test?
    I didn't receive the results automatically, and had to e-mail my enrollment counselor after a week to see if I passed.
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Finished my MSN this morning - ask me anything!
    I want to finish my MSN in 12 months. Let's say I'm almost done by then but need an extra month to finish... 1. Do you have to pay the entire semester tuition if you only have one class left? 2....
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  4. Break between terms??
    I want to get started ASAP on my MSN, but am stuck with an unsellable house out of state that's eating up my money, so I have to rely on tuition reimbursement through my employer, which covers less...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  5. Grades at WGU
    I'm thinking of doing my MSN through WGU, but my employer will only reimburse tuition for classes that receive a grade at the end, and pass/fail doesn't count. I know that you receive a GPA at WGU...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  6. No physician in-house?
    I am also in a situation where I used to work in a busier hospital with plenty of resources, and now work in a rural setting where the unit is only staffed with 2 RNs. I feel like my confidence level...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Frontier or Stony Brook?
    Frontier is just a school. It's grown way too big, and yeah there's some history, but it's not a big deal once you're in the program. Would you be choosing your own preceptors at Stony Brook? If so,...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  8. Call Pay and Specialty Pay
    Around 150 births/month. $8/hour to be on-call, time and a half if called in, double time if called in on a weekend. We used to have to take 2 12-hour call shifts a month, now it's usually 1/month...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Working in Hail Saudi Arabia
    What companies are you guys using to go to the Middle East?
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: World Nursing
  10. Increase In Obese Mothers=Increase in Risks
    I've always wondered if obese people even know the risks in the first place, and if providers are comfortable enough with the topic to discuss it.
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. SUNY Binghamton
    I graduated from the BAT program a few years ago. I stayed in the area for a couple years after graduation and didn't have any trouble getting a job, and once you have some experience future...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. staffing issues...any suggestions?
    I used to work in an LDRP, and they are so tricky to staff. We had 3 nurses on - 2 would take couplets (usually 2-4, depending on census), and 1 person would take all labor pts that showed up. If...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Safest Place to Work/Live for Single White Female
    I'm thinking about doing a labor and delivery travel nursing stint at an IHS facility. My choices seem to be Gallup, Chinle, Shiprock, Fort Defiance, and Kayenta. Does anyone have any input on which...
    Apr 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Will send cookies for good advice!
    Frontier seems to want to endlessly expand. A brick and mortar school can only get so big due to physical constraints like class size, local clinical sites, and number of instructors, and through...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Will send cookies for good advice!
    Only you can make this decision, but I will tell you that I am finishing up my first semester at Frontier and it is nothing special. There are the same politics and frustrations that you will find at...
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. Traditional postpartum care?
    I've worked in both couplet care and traditional postpartum. I find couplet care easier and more effective because you're dealing with half as many situations. You may have 6 moms on a traditional...
    Feb 18, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. NCC Electronic Monitoring
    I passed this exam without a specific review course or book. I worked in L&D for about 2.5 years before taking the test, and took the AWHONN intermediate fetal heart monitoring course about a year...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. L&D charge nurses required to have patients
    We do about 150 deliveries/month. Our charge nurses always take assignments, but they are always the last to get an assignment, or they take something like a stable antepartum patient.
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. RN to Midwife
    Blueindigo-I wouldn't give up on L&D just yet. L&D in the NYC area (and perhaps other major metro areas) is a totally different ballgame than other parts of the country. I just moved back here after...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. working momof4 aspiring mw debating bw SUNY DE or CNM Frontier
    I was accepted to Downstate but had to un-enroll before classes began. I was going to go part-time and work full-time nights, but their class schedule was really random and classes weren't...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. Are "Baby Friendly" hospitals dishonoring cultural diversity
    As far as bring your own formula arguments- when people are patients in a hospital in the United States, they are entitled to not only receive food, but to receive food specific to their individual...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Are "Baby Friendly" hospitals dishonoring cultural diversity
    My main issue with the baby friendly hospital concept is that the decision to breast or bottle feed is something that one should be formulating during their entire pregnancy, not just their time in...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Need advice regarding finding a good Ob and hospital in Manhattan
    How about calling Lenox Hill's L&D department in the middle of the night and asking a nurse what she thinks? The RN's who have to deal with the docs all the time would be the best source of...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. L&D night shifts?
    Many L&D units will orient new people on day shift before moving them to nights so that you would be exposed to more guaranteed inductions, c-sections, etc.
    Oct 30, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. burnout possible during orientation?? or just overwhelmed?
    The way you're feeling is very understandable. For me, once L&D became a job, part of the magic was inherently gone. There are still some births that make me emotional, but most of the time you...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing