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  1. Is this burnout?
    Eh, every patient population brings its own challenges and concerns. I don't try to worry too much about the personal lives of my pts. (I certainly notice it). I just don't dwell on the negative. It...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. how long did it take for you to get into L&D nursing?
    Here's advice from an L&D nurse- take an L&D job if it's what you want to do and you are offered the opportunity.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    There is a difference between not understanding and not agreeing.
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Dealing with Overbearing Visitors
    It sounds like you need to be more assertive. There is no reason to be rude to the patient's guest. YOU have to take control of the room because ultimately you are liable for the care. FOB can...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Vag Exams on Preterm Patients??
    How preterm was she? Also, I second the question about the FFN test. I have checked a patient who was 35 weeks gestation.
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    This is certainly NOT my philosophy when precepting. Yes, nursing is difficult. Yes, we do deal with life and death situations. Still, there is little need for the level of drama you’ve inserted into...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Stamp out Gossip today
    Some people thrive on gossip. They love making others feel as bad about themselves as they do. I especially dislike the way I see some nurses demean other nurses. Whether it's talk about their...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nursing Externships
    I did two internships before I left nursing school. That's how I got my first job. It is most certainly worth it in my opinion.
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What do you indicate when they ask "Salary Requirement"?
    I put a range of what is normal/ acceptable for my experience and area. My last job interview I put 27-30 dollars an hour. I got the job and my salary was in that range.
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. How much of orientation is sufficient for Mother/Baby?
    I think you'll find your orientation to be long enough. The role of a mother/baby nurse is very different than many other areas of nursing.(be prepared to do lots of teaching.) As a new grad I...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Pretty bad at starting IV's
    Yes there is a chance of hitting a valve if you go for a "Y" vein. Usually you have less change if you go right below the bifurcation. Also, I understand there are endless do's and don't when it...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Bedside handoff report on mother/baby unit
    You can definitely make bedside report work. On my old OB unit, we did bedside report. If I had a social issue I needed to pass along to the next nurse I did so before I entered the room. I also...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Anyone working BUT dosen't have to?
    I dont have to work but I enjoy nursing. Also, my income creates a bigger rainy day fund for us
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. how long did it take for you to get into L&D nursing?
    I started in labor and delivery and really don't see myself doing anything else.
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. US RN looking into working in Australia in 2013
    I think like with all places, the cost of living will depend on the location. "Now to my understanding...i hear the cost of living is much higher in Australia than NY. How does one survive if...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Pretty bad at starting IV's
    In my L&D we did 18 guages...all the time. I really like all the advice.Hereis the only thing I have to add. If you see a bifurcation in a vein(there's usually that hand one that comes straight...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Old manager new in OB/GYN needs advice
    I really like the advice given. I second what was said. Good luck.
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  18. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    I am a BSN nurse who also took organic chemistry. I value education and I think I am going to further my education eventually. If I do, I would get my masters in education. I love teaching and I...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. BSN as entry into practice; why we decided against it.
    I'm against BSN as an entry to practice. I'm not against getting a BSN in 10 years. I have never understood the uproar about it. 10 years is plenty of time. Community colleges are a cost effective...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Read this email my NM sent to all the nurses.
    I just don't know why this manager can't call out the people she feels are adding to this issue individually. Why send an email to everyone when you've stated everyone isn't the problem? Also, you...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Phone Interview with Virginia Hospital Center
    I wish I saw this earlier! I didn't the talent plus, then an in person interview. They checked references/did drug test, then I got the job offer. It was pretty straight forward to me. I hope you...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  22. Virginia Hospital Center-90 Day Bonus?
    I also didn't see anything on the website. I did receive an offer letter with mention of this though. When I start, i will let you know.
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  23. Evidence based practice for newborn care
    In my old facility, babies used to be bathed almost immediately. The sole purpose of this was to check off the task so the nurses could move on to other things. Sometimes it would be minutes after...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Read this email my NM sent to all the nurses.
    I can't believe she said "full throttle". WHile it seems like she does have a point, her delivery is less than professional.
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do patients question your expertise?
    This has happened to me several times. Fortunately, pts are surprised when they hear I've been a nurse for just two short years. However, I have run into problems with laboring mothers. I have...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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