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  1. Healthy women schedule C-sections to prevent vaginal stretching
    I had a 10lb'er sunny side up baby with a 4th degree tear, labor was a whole hour and a half with an epidural. the 2nd was a 10lb'er who almost came out in the parking lot an hour after I said "hmm,...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. med math
    Our med math is expected to be self taught. The prof's go over a little bit in lecture, but expect us to teach ourselves. The only people who have problems with it are the ones who don't put in...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Anyone else do this while studying?
    I play ATI and Youtube (legit) videos while folding laundry, cooking, whatever. I figure SOMETHING will seep into my brain. I don't have time to SIT and read/study, so I sneak in what I can. I...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Expect to fail at least one nursing course, is this true
    Why would you EXPECT to fail? That is terrible. I would MAYBE expect to lose your 4.0 GPA, if you have it. But to expect to fail is to not have faith in yourself and set yourself up for failure. ...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Nursing Shoes
    I have Nursemates Seneca I think. I love them. Super comfy, easy to get on and keep clean. Good luck!
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. Lament of the White Clinical Pants
    The sun is the BEST stain remover. I refuse to use chlorine bleach. I often wash my laundry, and before I had a clothes line--I would just lay the stained item on the patio table. The sun would...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. My first clinical ever is next week..
    Don't be scared of your nurses. Even though some FORGET they were students once, most are VERY helpful and kind. Also, the students who jump right in, get the most out of the day. Good luck and...
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Can any nurses help me with documentation? I'm a nursing student.
    I am in school still, but our testing on documentation in nursing 1 was more about the legal implications, if you didnt doc it, it wasn't done. That you can call in late entries, but the nurse who...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Just started my first nursing course at Brookdale
    Reading only gets you 1/2 way there. If you know your style of learning, maximize your time in that. I do tons of things online, because I learn better that way. I can't sit and read my MASSIVE...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Eats on Feets -Breast Milk-Sharing group
    Hep B is not found in breast milk. from the CDC: s it safe for a mother infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) to breastfeed her infant immediately after birth? Yes. Even before the...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. A few quick questions about Ocean County College's Nursing Program
    Hi, Lisa. I am at OCC as well, heading into semester 3 with Prof Quinn. I will do my best to explain it to you. 1. Are we supposed to wear our uniforms to orientation and to each class or...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  12. Stopping birth control pills every two years?
    http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/ageing/cocs_hrt_statement.pdf Yep, they did.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Breastfeeding in the Hospital??!!
    Keep your eye on the goal. You said you wanted to go for 12 months, so go for 12 months. Your supply may dip from the long shifts with no baby emptying the breast, so make sure that baby is "on...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Personalizing Stethoscopes?
    I ordered my Littman from allhearts.com and they personalized it for me. I think you can send it in to them to have it done as well, just like you can send it in to medico. You can have it...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Anyone going for IBCLC?
    I am going for an IBCLC as well. They change the testing BIG TIME next year, so keep an eye out for that. I wanted to sit for it before then, but I won't have time. I am taking the La Leache...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. CNA's not completing assignment. Vent.
    Should I have made my expectations of them clear when I made the assignments of the night? Yes.
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Nurse extern interview
    Oh GOOD LUCK!! I am planning on applying for an externship next summer at the hospital I want to work at when I grad. They actually have an L&D one, and I know it will be VERY competive. I hope...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I worked with a girl who was named Godis and her middle name was Good. So her name was God is Good. Her cousin--who was born 3 days later, was named Iamme. I am me. Godis was also very stunning...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. big babies...
    My smallest was 9.4 and my largest was 10.3 Both of them delivered on my knees over an intact peri. My first, was 9.6, delivered on my back, with 2nd degree tears. I swore I would never do that...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Vacuum Assisted Delivery... ugh.
    It is all about education. Teach the ladies that, YES you will panic right before transition, yes, it might hurt so bad you can't see, but when the time comes, your body will bless you with hormones...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Vacuum Assisted Delivery... ugh.
    My first born was done with out an epidural, and he was born OP, and weighed 9.6. I had 3rd degree tears and getting those local injections felt like they did nothing to ease the pain of the...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. What a sweet week!
    Wow! Talk about it all pulling together for you! What a GREAT week! :yeah:It is great when hard work does pay off, isn't it! I hope you enjoy your new position, and remember this feeling!! ...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  23. What to use for school, ipad, iphone, or mini laptop????
    I actually won a copy of the ATI app for the IPHONE and I LOVE it. It is $20 retail, and its great when you are stuck in traffic, or bored watching tv, during commericals. Also, I used facebook a...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  24. Grades don't matter! Are you sure??????
    I have certainly fallen into this catagory the past two semesters. I am entering my 2nd Nursing semester in September and doing it the right way again. My reasoning was I am a mom first. I am...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. vent ....feeling overwhelmed....in last semester
    Well, the 29th is my birthday, so I will grant you all of my birthday luck!! You rocked it up until now, and I am sure you felt this way at another point in your journey to the Nclex. Your anxiety...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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