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  1. Newborn Nanny, Should I Return to School for Nursing at 48??
    Wow, newborn nanny. Some of my patients must have one ready for them when they go home because they seem to have no desire to learn how to take care of their infants while in the hospital. Sent...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Banker to nurse - Would you make the switch
    I agree with bebbercorn. I'm a career changer and work 3 12-hour shifts at a hospital in a mother/baby unit. I would never go back to a M-F job because I love having 4-5 days off in a row without...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. disappointed with job offer
    When I was a new nurse I worked dayshift on a stepdown ICU and we had total care patients too. On a med/surg floor, you better believe you will get your experience and then some whether it's day or...
    Jun 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Do most postpartum nurses consider the newborn hearing screen a nuisance?
    No, because we have hearing screen techs that do them...one less task we don't do.;)
    May 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Dream job?
    What you are experiencing is called being a new grad. Moving from student to primary nurse is rough in the beginning. I remember the pit in my stomach before going into work, the tears I cried while...
    May 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. As a single nurse were you able to buy a home?
    I'm a single nurse and bought a two-story home in a gated community. I can pay mortgage, HOA fee, and all monthly amenities and still have money to go shopping and contribute to my savings account....
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. RNs with a Bachelor's in another field
    I have a non-nursing B.A. and went back to school and went through a 15-month BSN program to obtain my nursing degree. My BSN holds more weight than my BA and was apart of the reason why I was hired...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. What is the freaking deal with OB?
    Curious myself. But when I was in nursing school, we realized during OB rotation the turn over rate and stress level was very low. Although L&D can be stressful at times. We saw nurses who had been...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Patient Thank You Gifts
    Food is always good. Some of my patients will set up a basket filled with an assortment of goodies: candies/chocolates, pens and lotions that was setup upfront to be seen when you came through the...
    May 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. How Important Is Money
    That should've never been in the equation because quite frankly who cares...you have to decide if you can manage paying your bills off the salary of the IMC position? If you answer yes, then the...
    May 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I Love Night Shift
    I started on day shift then moved to nights when I switched specialties. I'm definitely happier on nights and actually turned down the opportunity to go to days. Plan to stay nights till I can't...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Male student enters OB room. What do you think?
    This story doesn't make sense. Someone had to have handed you the tray to tell you to take it to room X. In addition, you should have knocked and announced yourself asking if it was ok to enter the...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  13. New Grad in Postpartum
    I'm a PP nurse. We have an influx of new grads on my unit and I'll give you some tips that the experienced nurses have a problem with regarding the new grads. We know you're fresh out of school and...
    Apr 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Tips on how to get into post partum in my hospital
    I disagree with most of the posters in here because you already have 6 years of nursing experience under your belt. If you were a new grad I would suggest you stay put 1-2 years. You came from a SNF...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Medsurg RN want to get into OB
    My hospital is big on allowing transfers for current employees. It's considered a laterally move. I started on critical care and once I hit my year, I emailed the M/B manager and got an interview set...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Failed?
    I had passed with 78 questions...you can either do the PVT check or wait till you're able to pay to get the early results. Sent via iPink's phone using allnurses
    Apr 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. what is a job as PRN?  how do you become one?
    PRN (defined by previous poster) jobs mean they will call you when they need you. Definitely ideal if going to school full-time. Sent via iPink's phone using allnurses
    Apr 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. To take a rehab/SNF RN job or wait it out for acute care in Sacramento... UGH! What to do
    That's not necessarily true. Most states (verify with yours) define new nurses/grads as one with under 1 year nursing experience. I did go through a New Grad Residency and there were a few nurses in...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. Vent: L and D nurses please check your post partum orders
    Mel, it's no secret communication and JACHO standards for handoff is lacking. I've even heard MDs and other units complain about L&D. We have spoken to L&D managers about our frustrations; little was...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Vent: L and D nurses please check your post partum orders
    They kept that pt for two days? Anyways, I understand your frustrations though with L&D not checking orders, especially for those precipitous deliveries where they don't have time to put in an...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. To take a rehab/SNF RN job or wait it out for acute care in Sacramento... UGH! What to do
    Take the post-acute care job and get some experience under your belt. Of course if that's not where you want to be long term, keep a watchful eye on acute care openings and apply. It's always better...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Don't Want To Touch Patients!
    I'm not an extreme germaphobe to the point I can't function as a nurse, but I became slightly germaphobic during nursing school. I also work with self professed germaphobes. We wipe down everything,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Studying for RNC
    Good luck Prn, planning to take MNN next year. Please share your experience when you pass it. I want to be able to refer back to your post when that time comes. Sent via iPink's phone using...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. It's official orientation starting April 6th
    Review your notes/books, including any materials found on here. Carry a notebook to jot down info to remember and show your preceptor that you're ready to learn and succeed. Good luck!
    Mar 6
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. What have you lived through? (Let's reminisce)
    Yup, Gore vs Bush.
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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