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  1. laid off d/t injury, what do I tell prospective employers?
    Yes, I got a settlement and the company tried to find another job for me but not much was available. I did not quit and I guess I wasn't fired so I said I was laid off, that's the wrong term. I have...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. laid off d/t injury, what do I tell prospective employers?
    I was a labor and delivery nurse. I still feel like an L&D nurse but I have a lifting limit of 25 lbs. so no more L&D. I hurt my back transferring a patient from a broken, unmoving bed to the...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. new grad job at stake
    This happened to me at the end of my preceptorship. I was called into HR and told if I didn't shape up in two weeks I'd be fired. Of course that made me more nervous but what happened is that one of...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Down to the nitty gritty...
    I wish I'd known what nursing was really like before I became a nurse. However, I'm referring to the responsibilty of patient's lives depending on you. Somehow I got thru school without realizing...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient requests
    I work in labor and delivery, one patient's request that when she had pain she'd like to use hospital-provided marijuana for pain relief. I told her that's not something we stock.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Best Direction for Grad School?
    I think to go to CRNA school you have to have a year or two experience as a nurse in an ICU. Can you shadow someone? My friend is a family nurse practitioner & it looks like a great job. Good...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Any delivery room nurses out there??
    It's called Labor and Delivery and it's really hard work. Very physical and also stressful-as are most nursing jobs. You are taking care of 2 patients, one is invisible (the unborn baby). I liked it...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Top 10 tips for nursing school
    I always went into clinicals telling the nurse that I was their servant and anything they needed me to do-just ask. I really tried to take some of the burden of patient care off the nurse if I could....
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What's up with the 8 hour shifts and 32 hours/wk?
    Actually, we get overtime for anything over 8 hours daily, not 40 hours weekly so we still get good OT. San Francisco is probably the best paying, benefits and ratios in the US. Our union is pretty...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. What's up with the 8 hour shifts and 32 hours/wk?
    I work the evening shift, my daughter is grown so I love this shift. The traffic is better and I have a lot of time in the morning to myself.
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. What's up with the 8 hour shifts and 32 hours/wk?
    I work at a hospital in San Francisco, most of us work either 32 hours a week or 24 hours a week. The pay is quite good and I get fulltime benefits so 32 hrs a week works great for me. The people who...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. Do you have to be physically strong to be a nurse? Lifting...
    I work in L & D, there's lots of lifting and pulling. Many patients get an epidural and they become dead weight & they have to be turned or changed. We often transfer patients from beds to the OR...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Why is it always "Fire the nurse"
    I work l & d, it's a good possibility the woman in labor was only 3 cm's when she was checked by the nurses, patients can dilate very quickly-it's happened to me. This is the kind of patient we have...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Early stages of labor care plan.
    Her abnormality is that her labor stalled. Her pitocin was not effective in getting her contractions regular.
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Back problem, next step
    I am an older nurse with only 3 years experience. Of course, I hurt my back at work about 1 1/2 years ago, I have been taken off work, put back to work and taken off-including 2 bouts of modified...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Need advice re: Algebra req's for Chem (older student)
    You should be fine without intermediate algebra. Look over a chemistry workbook and see if dimensional analysis is understandable. I was quite an older student and hadn't taken algebra since 8th...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Teenage Pregnancy/Nursing
    A little off-topic, but I often think when we have a screaming, groaning natural birth patient in labor that we should bring teenage girls for a tour so they can actually understand that giving birth...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What happens if you don't pass the med calculation test during orientation?
    they really want you to pass, they hired you so they will do everything they can to see that you pass. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. 2nd degree BSN vs. Nursing Master's
    I was not aware when I got my 2nd bachelor's degree that I would not qualify for govt loans or scholarships. If I had to do it over I would go for the MSN. It was soooo stressful dealing with money...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  20. OB Nurses that are insensitive?
    We always tell moms if they poop during pushing that they are pushing right! Moms get so embarassed about it but we are very used to it. A lot of things can come out at the same time as the baby!
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Getting All A's In Pre-Req's
    It is great to take only the good or easy professors but sometimes it doesn't work out. Luckily, I had a good teacher for chemistry but I still wasn't sure I could get an A so I asked around the...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  22. Entry Masters vs BA for RN- pay, jobs, lifestyle
    I graduated with an accelerated BSN in 2008. I already had a bachelor's degree so I figured one year of schooling would be better than the three years it would take to get an entry level masters. The...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Any OB/Nursery nurses that can help?
    I thought of something! It's fascinating watching the newborn hearing test--learn how it is done.
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Need to interview registered nurse for a paper
    Name: Teensmom Date:10/10/10 Indicate all educational degrees held _____ Associate degree _____ Diploma __x___ Baccalaureate
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. An interview with an ob gyn nurse
    How did you get this job? I was recommended by a friend. What kind of training did you have? 1 year at a high-acuity, high birthrate hospital. Where did you go to school? Samuel Merritt. How...
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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