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  1. I hate night shift
    I can relate to what you're saying. I also have had many nights I cried having to go to work. People can think it's crazy and I need professional help (?) but after spending 18 years of my life...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Changes in language
    The other day we were watching a trailer for the new Will Smith movie coming out and my daughter said, "Mom, did you hear that Will Smith was going to be getting into the music business?". I have...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    I received the job offer last night!! I am so excited. My pay almost doubled! Crazy. I already completed the drug screen today and they have started the background check. Shooting for March 9th...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    The interview had went well and the manager asked if I would be willing to cross train to l&d since when census is low they convert to an LDRP. Of course, I said I would. I found out today I am...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    Thank you! That's exactly what I enjoy about pp, the teaching. I enjoy assisting with breast feeding and all the teaching that comes along with newborn care, especially first time parents. I rarely...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    Thanks! I feel like clinically I should be ok...I hope. I obviously recover women immediately postpartum and often keep them as overflow patients, and I deal with PPH and mag patients often. I've...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Do you have an OB in the hospital 24/7?
    That would be so scary! We have at least one resident and one attending 24 hours a day, usually several of each. It's all I've known but I would be terrified of not being able to act fast when...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. L&D nurse with Postpartum Interview
    I have an interview for a per diem postpartum position that I really, really want. I'm an l&d nurse and want to be prepared. Any tips on what questions I should plan for? I only have one day to...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. New Grad L&D Interview
    Jan 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. "Pre-requisite" of being a labor and delivery nurse/midwife-being a mom?
    Nope. Some of the best L&D nurses I work with don't have children. It's no different from being an oncology nurse but never having had cancer or an OR nurse that has never had to have surgery. ...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. New Grad L&D Interview
    Good luck! When is it? Keep us updated :)
    Jan 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. New Grad L&D Interview
    Gosh, it was almost two years ago, let me see if I can remember some questions asked. I can recall being asked about newborn assessment, pre-eclampsia questions and lab values, several scenarios,...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Can LPNs work in the delivery room or maternity?
    We hire LVN's at my hospital as OB techs only.
    Jan 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Do you lie when they ask, "how long?"
    I passed NCLEX in June 2012 but due to the new grad job market, didn't start working until about a year and a half ago. When they ask how long I've been a nurse I will tell them almost 3 years since...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    Exactly!! There are moments when I enjoy L&D but I have realized those moments are usually after the baby is born. Very telling!
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Hating L&D
    Although I started out differently, I am in a similar boat. I went to school wanting to be an L&D nurse and thought my dream came true when I landed my position. I LOVED it at first (maybe because I...
    Dec 27, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. FHR, hypotension, birth experience, PLEASE HELP
    ^^^ I agree with Klone, your labor & delivery doesn't sound out of the ordinary.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Tips for setting up fetal monitor
    If baby is full term I just go right for the lower abdomen and it's usually one side or the other. Sometimes I get a loud, clear reaing with no issues...other times I spend my entire shift moving...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. If you were hired PRN into a new speciality...
    I was hired PRN into a specialty but trained for 4 months full time.
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I did. The entire reason I went to nursing school was to be a labor and delivery nurse. I started in mother/baby and moved to L&D. I am now finding I may enjoy mother/baby more although I don't...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    Thanks iPink! I've been in L&D for almost a year and a half now; if anything, it's getting worse instead of better. I think it's best if I start to explore my options...
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    Thank you. I will admit, I am very disappointed in myself that after all my hoping and hard work, my "dream job" didn't turn out to be what I thought it would be. I just think my personal life is...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    See, that's exactly where I am the complete opposite. That's one of the things that make super anxious, not knowing what is walking in the door. Interesting!
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    All I ever wanted to be was a L&D nurse, it was the whole reason I went to nursing school. After interning as a MB nurse, I landed a job as a new grad in L&D. After being here for almost a year and a...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. IV starts in nursing schools
    We did them in the 3rd semester of my ADN program. We started on fake arms, then our check-off was on another student. After that, we were allowed to do them in clinical for the remainder of the...
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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