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  1. Do you go to work when you have fever/cold?
    Yes, pretty dumb way of doing things....wonder if their infection control department or employee health is in on that kind of human resource strategy?
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Passionate about life, pregnancy and babies! What kind of nursing should I pursue?
    Well, we disagree then. Because to become a nurse, you have to get through the program. It takes communication and in my opinion ( I am a nurse of 36 years) it takes strong, well-developed...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Do you go to work when you have fever/cold?
    Not hardly....esp. if you are around patients with chronic illness and immunosupressed patients...and you have a temp! I would send you home if you came to my unit....and be rather straight and upset...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Women's Health NP vs.  Certified Nurse Midwife
    The job outlook for both of them is very good, exp. if health care "reform" if that is what that bill is....passes. The difference is if you want an office based practice, or a hospital based...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Passionate about life, pregnancy and babies! What kind of nursing should I pursue?
    I strongly disagree with the other person who posted and gave you a long list of possibilities. She did not hear that you do not like "social interaction." My advise, stay out of nursing. The core of...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. "Reason for Leaving"
    Say it was not a good fit. Leave it at that and say no more. When you say it, in an interview, look them in the eye. Do not elaborate....no story, no justification, no whining, and whatever you do,...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Career Change want to become an RN confused
    You have a BA degree...look for a BSN "second degree" school. Do not do the "hopscotch" from LPN to ADN, to BSN. There are a zillion second-degree BSN programs now. Sounds like you are taking the...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. I failed out of nursing school my last semester....help!
    Hi, you dust off, figure out what you did that had you not finish...and apply to another school. I had a student last year that the same thing happened to him and he finished a second program, flew...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. How to explain absences & looking for a career coach
    Hi, there are good coaches out there...I do some coaching (it would have to be on a short-term basis) as I am in graduate school....but I do hear your distress and could help. I will tell you, the...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Thank you note after  nursing school interview
    You really need to spell check that note if you have not sent it. I use to be a nurse manager and when I got typos/poorly written notes, I assumed that nurse was sloopy and would make errors on my...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Resume help please
    Hi, I work with some of my advisee students on this and I wrote a little booklet on it that I would be glad to mail to you if you will send me your address. Some of what you are writing is the...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Disabled, Retired Inactive RN want to work from home
    Hi, you just say you took a "leave" and you stop at that. They cannot by law ask you alot of questions. Just make sure you do not get real wordy and say more than you want. It is no one's business....
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  13. Disabled, Retired Inactive RN want to work from home
    Hi, hope you have found something? If not, I have an idea for you. Send me your e-mail and I will be glad to share with you what I am doing to supplement my income and pay my tuition to grad school....
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  14. The skinny on working nights
    It is about adjusting....little tips to get ready and to recover. Some people never like it...but again if you want me to send you the handout, send me your e-mail address. Either way....good...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. The skinny on working nights
    I loved working nights, most of the time. It is hard for your body to adjust. I have a handout I give to my students. Send me your e-mail and I will send you the handout. Helen
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. lost all self-esteem
    Anyone who has been an L&D nurse for any length of time has done an inaccurate cervical check. I would shame on the nurse who berated you....we need L&D nurses and learning cervical checks takes...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Doula Etiquette
    I am a nurse midwife and three years ago did a stint as an L&D nurse. I think doula's are incredible...and I recommended one to a fellow faculty member who is pregnant. I agree with the person that...
    Nov 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. male ob nurses
    To V SPN: I am a professor of nursing and a nurse-midwife at Duke. I teach maternity and community health in an accelerated program. I agree with all the other postings. Pursue what you are...
    Oct 15, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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