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  1. Studying for RNC-Inpt OB
    Just registered to take the computerized exam, and will be doing independent study with a practice exam. I've seen recommendations for the following texts- Which helped you most if you've taken...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. I'm Changing Boards...
    Hello, Dear School Nurse Friends! Today is my last day in School Nursing! I'm starting a new job on Monday, part time in OB at a brand new hospital! I'm really excited about going back to OB-...
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. As a Nurse what are some things that make you sick?
    I'm pretty good with the bodily fluids and goo (it's been so long since I suctioned a trach-- still miss it!!). What really gives me the willies is nails. When a fingernail is bent back off the...
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. funny office visit
    Hey! That kid was in my health room just last week, too!:lol2: I had a kid come in complaining of being "wheezy". No asthma/resp history, no active URI, lungs clear, able to breathe deeply. He...
    Jan 26, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. How to Do Sterile Vaginal Exams
    You know what? Even the most experienced OB nurses need to occasionally ask a colleague for a recheck...
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. "substitute-itis"
    Pandemic has hit Wisconsin!!! 3 little girls from the same class! (One of them is a frequent flyer who REALLY knows how to act it out; Other one is a frequent flyer who bounces in with a smile and...
    Jan 19, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  7. New Aurora Hospital in Oconomowoc/Summit...anyone applied?
    Quickbeam- what unit? I'll be on OB (and I'm returning to Aurora- great docs at the new hosp!!)
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  8. unhappy with school nursing
    But, alas, it's not where I want to spend my life. Coincidentally, I gave my notice just last week, and have 2 weeks left. I've decided to go back to my true love, OB. There's a brand-new hospital...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. unhappy with school nursing
    School nursing is definitely a unique area of nursing, and it varies so greatly from one district to the next. I tried it because of the hours/schedule, my desire to try community nursing, and my...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. unhappy with school nursing
    testing (couldn't post a bit ago...)
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Anyone else working on MLK day?
    I'm here!
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. How to Do Sterile Vaginal Exams
    You know, it's just one of those things you need to dive in and get the feel of. Heck- I still remember my first successful SVE like it was yesterday! Effacement is the trickiest to get, but it...
    Jan 15, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. How to get Vision/Hearing Certification
    Prevent Blindness offers vision screening trainings-- contact your state chapter. I don't know if there is something more specific required in your state-- check with your State School Nurse...
    Jan 12, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. "My child came to the nurse? Why didn't anyone call me??"
    When my little girl came home from school with a bandaid on her knee for the first time, I remember saying "Don't I at least get a note???" Then, I became a school nurse!!:lol2:
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Exp Dates
    Wow!! I didn't really notice that those were forks in the eyes- just assumed they were safety goggles of some sort.... Well, then- take my kid off your "no screen list"!! (I'd hate to see how you...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. Sick of the same old game
    On the one hand, if the kid has nonspecific complaints, nothing I can put my finger on, and the teacher says the kid is just "off" today, I'll go ahead and call the parents. Maybe something is just...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. unbelievable... in today's world
    You know, I started in nursing after AIDS came out to the world. I learned how to start IVs and draw blood with gloves on, and consider myself to be quite skilled- even with the hard sticks. I...
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Exp Dates
    firefightingRN-- LOL on the aed pads-- we could use them for waxing body hair, as so elegantly demonstrated in the AHA training video :) PS- Is that a self-portrait??:lol2:
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. Exp Dates
    I've been going through my EpiPens this week, as a matter of fact. I heard somewhere that they can trade in an expired EpiPen for a new one, but can't find specific information about that (if it's...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: School Nurses
  20. School Nurse Job Interview
    School nurse here- I'd advise to get a few good years of experience under your belt before you do school nursing. We really do work in a vacuum-- depending on what state you are in or how much the...
    Jan 6, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Funny Nursing Dreams
    Had a dream that we had a c-section right in the middle of my grandma's dining room table. The doctor walked in the front door, scrubbed and ready! Also have had those horrifying dreams that I...
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. To all my school nurse friends !
    You too, Praiser! And have a wonderful 2010!
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. what the heck is "sage"??????
    I had a kid tell me that he knows of kids who are smoking nutmeg. I Googled it, and sure enough! The entire spice cabinet is no longer safe.:icon_roll
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. I got the job!!!
    Join our professional organization ASAP! NASN and the WI chapter are 2-fer: pay once for dual membership. I've never benefited from a professional organization as much as I have with NASN--...
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Snow Day Tomorrow????
    Had a very relaxing day yesterday-- sat on my couch, watched movies (I'll give Julie and Julia 3.5 stars-- I had higher expectations), and watched my kids play in the 10 inches of snow. There's a...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: School Nurses


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