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  1. New Mother/Baby Nurse ... any advice?
    Relax! This unit is fun, most L&D nurses dread going to MB but I like it too :) Enjoy your patients, have fun teaching the men how to change diapers, pain meds should never be considered PRN, offer...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. How do you feel about male nurses in OB/GYN/NICU?
    We have 2 male techs on our L&D and the patient's have no issues. They work in the labor room, OR and we have never had any issues. Go for it :) NICU is totally open as well!
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. HIPAA, yet again
    You are right to worry about gmail or any other public email. Everything you do is "owned" by them essentially, nothing is considered truly private there. I would look into getting your own email...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  4. Why is it okay for Doctors to yell at Nurses?
    Usually we get condescension more than "yelling". I had one of my OBs tell me to go find her a real nurse since I was obviously not able to do her silly request. But she is just a b(*^^ and I feel...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Pediatric Oncology
    Go get em!! I love your confidence and your honesty with yourself. That is a field I cannot do, I placed my own children in their place too often. Best wishes :)
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. Charge Nurse Ignores Me
    Haha of course she SHOULDN'T have to but when has that ever been the way of bedside nursing politics? :) OP: I used to have a nurse do that to me, ignore report, not look, annoying? Yes. So I just...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    Original post: She did not have "dispoable income" as a CNA. She was getting handouts from the govenment. Now she has a job that gives her enough to pay her own bills so I don't have too. Sorry, but...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    No I was implying that her thinking that we make all this awesome money and we can flaunt it and roll in the dough is a child's ways of thinking. She got the grow up part when she realized that...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    She did not have "dispoable income" as a CNA. She was getting handouts from the govenment. Now she has a job that gives her enough to pay her own bills so I don't have too. Sorry, but that whole...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it possible to do maternity nursing in a clinic?
    There are no couplet care clinic jobs. In clinic as an OB RN I do NST's, injections and advice. This is almost always in relation to the mother while pregnant or mom problems (such as bleeding)...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Fired for a medication error
    In L&D we used IV phenergan all the time, good patent vein, highest port over 2 min. In Kaiser it would take a whole lot more than a documented, reported, followed up medication error. We can't...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. what Bachelors degree can I earn besides BSN (from RN)?
    What is it you would like to do? You mentioned your current job is as far away as you can get. What is the other side?
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Average pay for office RN
    If you work for a company like Kaiser under a union the clinic nurses are paid the same as everybody else. I am at $60/hr.
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. A Life for a Life
    What is the problem with the last paragraph? Religion bothers you so? That is a bit sad that people are so judgemental that a nice and interesting article is suddely disregarded because she believes...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurse's getting younger
    She wasn't saying it was an issue, she was saying that it is unfortunate that there are seemingly less people for you to learn from in the workforce and outside of school. You learn a knowledge set...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse's getting younger
    I understand where the OP was coming from but I also understand why her comments could be taken...wrong. I have been a nurse for 4 years, that makes me young in nurse years but I come with other...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I like being different.
    How'd ya guess ;) Grew up in Seattle, work in the Bay Area.
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Are nurses forced to assist abortions?
    I work in L&D and an OBGYN clinic. We do medical TABS and < 12 week D&C's. In my situation I have no choice but to care for them prior and after, but I do not have to asist as long as there is...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Nursing Future?
    Are you unable to take the test for med school again? With doing well in med school perhaps you just need a better study and test taking strategy for your chosen career. You got into med school, a...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I like being different.
    I have friends covered in tattoos who are nurses, midwives, etc. I myself have a tongue ring and large, albiet, coverable tattoos. It all depends on your culture. Get hired first, then most people...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Does working on a OB unit help you eventually obtain an L&D job?
    I got hired directly into L&D so no a year of med/surg is not required. The OB floor will look much better than med/surg 100 times over. You may not float to L&D from Mom/baby but we float there. ...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. what to do
    Are you standing up for yourself? You don't have to sign the write up and can take the issue above her head if you truly feel the write up is unwarrented. The other thing to do is become chummy...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. DEPRESSED New grad. What are we suppose to do?
    Just like the Bay Area nursing jobs for new grads are almost impossible to find. It sounds like you don't have any ties holding you to Ontario besides friends etc.? Have you thought about moving?...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Ever have an OB refuse to come for an emergent strip?
    My MD's are pretty good, never had them refuse for a bad baby, anesthesia was a gem most of the time. I get the most push back from clinic questions!
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Interview ob/gyn clinic
    What they said above are things you need to know but if they know you do not have experience there is no way they will expect you to have all that memorized. I did L&D for 3 years and clinic for the...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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