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  1. What is your nursing "joy?"
    Ditto on payday. And 3 shifts per week. Only joys I get from nursing.
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Exhausted Med-Surg Nurse
    Labor and delivery is fast-paced and stressful, too. The 3 different units I worked in have all been crazy busy and, at times, unsafe. I left L&D for that reason. Felt my license was always on the...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    Sending prayers your way, Esme, for a speedy recovery.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
    When I was labor & delivery, I always had "push it" in my head.....go figure :)
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Passed!
    Woo Hoo!! Congrats! Not easy to do after being away. :)
    Mar 6
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. 7 months and I can't do this anymore.
    I agree with previous posters....if you do not love labor and delivery, get out. If you do love it but not the high risk, try to find another job in a lower risk unit. L&D is rough. I did it and...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. New Grad Moving to Phx.. L&D job?
    Dignity has recently hired new grads into L&D. But the market for jobs here is extremely competitive. Most Banner facilities want a BSN so that may help you with them in general. Good luck, there...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  8. Hospitals in Az that self-schedule
    Banner and Dignity self-schedule, but that does not mean they will not move you to ensure adequate staffing. I get moved almost every schedule at least one shift. And I work nights. Weekends are...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  9. Thinking about quitting
    I feel for you. Banner is getting very picky about the BSN and even staff that has worked there for years in a different role have a hard time getting hired with an ADN, even if they are enrolled in...
    Feb 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    Emphasize how important educating your patients is. We do a ton of teaching in post-partum. You will be educating mom and dad on self-care and infant care. You will be there to help the new family...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Orienting on NOC shift - disadvantage?
    Actually, I was hired (pp/nursery) for Noc and oriented on days. Although I was able to meet more of the docs working on days, when I went off orientation to nights, it was a completely different...
    Jan 10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    Don't feel bad about not loving labor and delivery. I started in couplet care and begged to be cross-trained to labor. Guess what? Hated it. Thought maybe it was the facility so when I moved I...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Fun with charting.
    Thank you all for these hilarious posts! Made me laugh and put me in a good mood just before I head in to help all the new Christmas babies be born tonight! Merry Christmas!
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do you tell yourself to get you through a shift?
    It shouldn't have to be this way....makes me sad. I tell myself it's only 3 nights a week and that it isn't forever. I tell myself I make good money and that my family counts on me. I tell myself...
    Dec 1, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Starting a (hopefully) fruitful career!
    It's great that you are receiving a 9-month orientation. There is a lot to learn and we have been losing new orientees due to minimal orientation. I have known a few labor & delivery nurses and...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. RN...to me, means real nurse
    No one should have to edit their article/comments just because a select few look for things to be offended by. The OP already stated what her intentions were. It was in no way intended to be a dig...
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Not sure if Nursing is right for me (Right Now)
    It is good that you are questioning your decision and weighing your options. We all have to take our lifestyles and circumstances into account before moving forward with major decisions such as...
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. List of 100% Online Acute Care NP Programs
    Maryville offers an online Acute Care program, says it is 100% online. Hope you find what you are looking for. :)
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Does any NP regret becoming one
    @PsychGuy....I love history too and would love to have been a History Professor!! That cracks me up that another nurse felt the same way. When I tell people I really wanted to be a History...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Continental Philosophy of Science
    You need to look up the different philosophers and their philosophies and then figure which is most in-line with your thoughts. Kant, Descartes, Locke.....good luck!
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. University of Phoenix FNP
    Many of the NP's I know in the Phoenix area have attended UofP. They have had no issue getting hired or passing boards. UofP has a good reputation in my area, so having them on a resume here does...
    Sep 4, '14
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  22. How to land your first RN job in Arizona?
    AZ is a tough market for new grads and has been for a few years. No one wants to invest the time and money to train a new grad when there are plenty of experienced nurses to pick from. Having your...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Rhogam eval draw time
    We draw with labs that are needed or within the first 24 hours if no other labs are needed. We have to give rhogam within 72 hours but we try to do it as soon as we can. I have never heard any...
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Reference Books for L&D
    I have recommended this book many times: Intrapartum management modules. You can find it online easily. I just bought a copy for a fellow nurse coming to Labor from post partum. Good luck to you!!
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. FNP Programs in AZ
    Check the internet for local family practice offices and click on their page. Most will have a page that shows their staff members and will sometimes include where their staff graduated from. I am...
    Jun 10, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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