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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Keep or sell OB textbook?
    When I graduated I sold everything except Med-surg because I wanted them for reference as I was starting in critical care. I am now in PP and found myself buying used maternal/newborn health books...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Management sharing too much information?
    Have you heard of the saying "every bird has a bird"? Workplace gossip is no secret especially in nursing. Among learning not to be persuaded to cut corners that will get you terminated, but...
    Jul 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. What's in your pockets?
    Contributing to the 4 year old thread for kicks too... My cellphone in my left pocket (yes it must be in left), my right pocket has highlighter, dry erase marker, and two pens in case I lose one....
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Unprofessional lactation consultants
    I now see where you're coming from when you started the other thread about your choice not to breastfeed...It seems like your unit will judge you. I know some hospitals have the LCs visit all the...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. How long have you been at your current facility?
    At my hospital for 3 months, but within the hospital system for 15 months. I did a job transfer to a specialty I love. I will be in women's health for the rest of my nursing career. I'm not sure if...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. med/surg RN who wants to be in OB so bad!!!
    You aren't alone in your desire to transfer to OB. A coworker of mine had five years of critical care experienced and kept trying to get a transfer to the OB department - she was denied each time....
    Jul 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Typical Day for Inpatient Lactation Consultant?
    At my hospital, the LCs work M-F 9-5. They don't see every mom, only the ones we (the RNs) ordered a lactation consult on. We consult lactation for reasons such as breast augmentation, inverted/flat...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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