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  1. OB Nurses, Help!
    Completely new grad stuff you are feeling. I didn't start in OB, but on a stepdown ICU. I dreaded going into work and I often left work late to finish up charting. I almost wanted to quit nursing and...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Male WHNP/CNM
    I'm a women, but on Allnurses we do have a Male Nurse forum if you want to hear from a lot of men in our field. My question to you is why would you think you wouldn't be taken serious on women's...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. OB Precepting
    Keep doing well on the unit and having an open communication with your preceptor. She could be the key to getting you in. Nice that you met the manager but she really doesn't know you. She knows your...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. L&D Stress
    I've seen many people on here give the advice to ER RNs wanting to make a change to OB by suggesting they try L&D due to its high energy, equally stressful environment they are use to. Yes L&D is...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. OB Precepting
    Have you spoken to your preceptor? She works on the unit and already knows the manager therefore she'll have more insight than what we can provide. When I preceptor students on my unit, I flat out...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. New Job in postpartum/advice?
    I took some classes as well during orientation, which included Lactation. That class helped a lot when trying to help my moms who are trying to breastfeed. I was given a binder during orientation...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. New Job in postpartum/advice?
    Congrats! I'm new to postpartum (been here 6 months now). I came from an ICU stepdown and wouldn't turn back. You have an advantage because you did your Clinicals there so you have some...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. New Grad scared to be in L&D
    As a new grad, starting anywhere will be nerve wracking. Starting in L&D is no different. It will be hard and challenging, but remember this is what you worked so hard for. Write down what you...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. LTC Nurse interviewing for LDRP
    Congrats on landing an interview! Bring extra resumes just in case and be prepared to answer why this specialty/hospital. As someone who has interview before, you should know at an interview you...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Postpartum nurses, how thorough are your shift assessments
    I do focused assessments, which means I'm in and out within 5 mins or less. Unless mom has a lot of questions. I do check homan's, but will look up the EBP. We don't do couplet care at my facility...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. l&d market in Oregon.
    You may want try asking the nurses in the Oregon forum. But keep looking and of course try actually getting the phone number of the unit or emailing your resume directly to the nurse manager. ...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Burnt out after 7mths
    That burn-out feeling is normal especially in your first year on Med/surg. It's going to be tough but it'll allow you to see multi-system problems to give you critical and time management skills that...
    Aug 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. New Grad  Where should I work?
    When I was student I also got assigned the "troublesome" patients. Hey, why not start from that point learning how to deal with difficult patients. Anyways, I would advise you to apply everywhere...
    Aug 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Getting into a groove
    Give yourself time. I'm almost 2 years in and I'm not good with IVs and I'll probably won't get better now that I'm a postpartum nurse. I take out more IVs then place them in. The nervousness...
    Aug 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    Congrats on the job! Being nervous is pretty normal. Carry a pocket sized notebook to write things down that maybe unfamiliar. Even common meds that are usually ordered on your unit, become...
    Aug 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    Just to clarify, you're currently enrolled in a diploma nursing program and will then bridge to an ADN program? Did that job offer come in writing when it was offered to you? As a new grad,...
    Aug 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. I hate my job (vent)
    I wanted to quit my PCU job within a month of starting, so I know how you feel. I longed to be in women's health. But I stayed on my unit for a year till the postpartum unit at the women's hospital...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. oh M Gee how do you guys do it?
    As an RN, you are now admitting you can't hear lung sounds? 1. You can prepare yourself by reviewing and keeping a folder of information that is critical of your survival on your unit. 2. An...
    Jul 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads
    My previous career and degree in a different field did NOT help me in landing my first RN job in acute care. I did get the help from a contact. Networking goes along way. Don't give up.
    Jul 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Career Switchers success
    It's hard to actually click a response in your poll when they are all questions... After graduation, I landed a job as a senior research analyst and I loved what I did. Unfortunately when the...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  21. Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads
    Start emailing potential managers and apply everywhere. If you limit where you apply, the longer it will take you to land a job. Good luck!
    Jul 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Orientation starts in a week!!
    Congrats! I was in a GN Residency program and started on progressive care unit. It was a rough floor, but it was certainly new grad friendly. We had lots of classroom time, including group...
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    I hardly revisit threads I post in that's why my response is late...but I transferred to postpartum at an all women's hospital. I never leave my shift stressed or exhausted. I absolutely love it! ...
    Jul 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. 4 job offers-what will help me get my "dream job"
    Just to clarify. You are an RN who is thinking about accepting a tech job? If so, NO NO NO NO! That is the last thing you want to do. If anything goes wrong, you will be held to your license which is...
    Jul 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Starting first nursing job w/o tech experience...advice please
    Congrats on landing your first job! I started on a tough progressive care unit. A big thing a lot of new nurses are shy on doing is asking for HELP. Don't hesitate to ask your seasoned nurses for...
    Jul 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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