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  1. How do people interact on an LD unit
    We don't have CNAs on our unit. We do have OB techs that scrub, make up delivery tables, stock rooms, help make charts, run specimens down to lab, etc. They don't really have much patient...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Men in obstetrics
    I work with a male L&D nurse. He's awesome!
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Stat C/S, OR cluster
    No advice here, since I'm in the same situation. I trained on PM shift and now work nights, so all my c/s experience has been emergencies or close to. I feel very unsure and clumsy in the OR since...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I asked the patient what she was naming her daughter and she said "Honesty" but it was spelled Ah'nahstee. I told her to be prepared to spell that name out for the rest of her life :/
    May 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. New Grad In L & D
    I started as a new grad last year. It's a very steep learning curve, that's for sure! I still ask questions like crazy. I had a 4 month orientation and have been on my own for 2 months. I still...
    May 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. How much floor experience should I have before applying to OB?
    I started in L&D last year as a new grad.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I think that would make anyone sad ;) I hope things become easier, I hear everyone say how well it works for their family and I get frustrated that it's not working that well for me. Thanks!
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you for understanding! That gives me hope it may eventually get better. Just what I was hoping to hear :)
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way for me, since I'm usually trying to sleep before work.
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you for understanding! This is the first time in 17 years I am not going to bed with my husband every night and it makes me sad. I just try and tell myself it is just temporary and won't last...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you :) I should also add I work about 3 shifts a week (I'm per diem and set my own schedule). So PMs weren't as much of an issue for me, especially if I worked weekends when I had all morning...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    That was my hope but it hasn't worked out like I thought I would. Those afternoons and evenings are usually spent with me trying to sleep before I go back to work :(
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I was definitely hoping nights would be more conducive to family life, which is why I was ok with it when I accepted the job. It has just turned out to be a lot more difficult than I thought. It's...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Trust me, avoiding my family is the last thing I want to do. I love my family more than anything in this world and am actually bothered by that implication. I have trouble sleeping well during the...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I really hope I can soon! It's not management I care about, it's my co-workers. But you are right! Hopefully soon ;)
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    No, I don't think so. I moved to nights while I was still orienting and immediately felt this way, which I didn't feel while I was orienting on PMs. I am a new nurse and definitely have that new...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I have a position that I really like and I enjoy all my co-workers. There's really nothing I don't like about my job other than the shift. I had oriented on PM shift and never had these feelings. ...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New grads in L&D?
    I live in California (Bay Area) and was hired into L&D as a new grad. The learning curve has been steep but I would never want to do any other type of nursing!
    Apr 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    California With NOC differential, about $47 an hour New grad (less than 6 months experience right now) Labor & Delivery
    Mar 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Becoming Fearful
    I'm new to L&D AND a new nurse who just finished a 4 month orientation. I am nervous every second of my shift since just started on my own last week :( No advice, just know you aren't alone!
    Feb 25
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Thank you!! That's exactly what I hoped to hear. Maybe this time next year I will be passing the same advice on to another new L&D nurse :)
    Jan 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Knufflebunny, how is it going now for you? I am a new grad in L&D and will soon be off orientation and I'm terrified. I've ended up with three vacuum deliveries in the last week and they have all...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Best way to give report
    I do use paper that I write down my info on. I just wanted to know what the nursery nurses needed to know specifically. When we are in an emergency situation and I'm trying to relay the most...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location...Bay Area, California Pay rate...$41.62 an hour, $47.82 with NOC differential In which area / specialty do you work?...Labor & Delivery What type of license do you have (RN...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Your Starting Salary?
    New Grad ADN, Labor and Delivery at a county hospital. East Bay Area, California. $41.62 base pay, with 15% NOC differential...$47.82.
    Jan 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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