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  1. Thank you to postpartum preceptors!!
    Thanks, PinkNBlue. I'm having a wonderful time on my unit, learning more every day, and there's great rapport among the PP nursing staff. I think working three 12s back-to-back was a good test of my...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Thank you to postpartum preceptors!!
    I was given a preceptorship in postpartum, which is where I'd like to devote my career. It is unheard of to get this kind of placement at my college (major med-surg focus), and I have to say that my...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Words of encouragement
    Thank you, Jenniebrie. The "Chicken Soup" series is always good for stuff like that, and I keep forgetting that I want the all the "Nurse's Soul" editions. :-) We need to take care of ourselves,...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Words of encouragement
    I'm have 2 weeks left of my last clinical (community health) in my final semester of nursing school. I graduate in 67 days (not that I'm counting!) :) My preceptor at this clinical site (part of a...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What I want vs. reality
    Okay. So I graduate in December with my BSN (finally!!) and after clinical experiences in many, many areas, postspartum nursing is where my heart is. As you know, this is a popular specialty and many...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Anyone here start in OB as new grad?
    Thanks, rn/writer! I especially appreciated the bit about focusing on being a good, competent nurse, rather than on changing lives. Really good advice, no matter the specialty!
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Lincoln City & Surrounding Area?
    Anyone out there working in this area that can tell me about the hospital or any SNFs in the area? I know the job markets in Eugene & PDX are tough, but wondering how the smaller towns are faring...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Considering a move to Oregon...good job markets?
    We will likely be moving to the Eugene area next year, for family. Hubs is already looking at his employment prospects and since Eugene is home for him, he's well-acquainted with the area, cost of...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  9. Relocating to Southern Oregon
    What can you tell me about the work environment in your hospital, Love911Nursing? Do the RNs generally seem happy to be there? What's the nurse-to-patient ratio like on, say, a med-surg floor? Also,...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  10. Advice for new nursing students!
    Jennifer70 hit all the main points I wanted to mention. :up: Especially the ink & paper - those are excellent things to stock up on at Costco/Sam's Club, or wherever you can find the best price for...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    RE the name "Abcde" - Kinda sounds like 'obesity', doesn't it? :lol2:
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Looks like a new-fangled, fancy way of spelling "honesty." To me, that's right up there with "Nevaeh." Don't you wish you could tell these parents "Hey, it's super awesome that you want your child to...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. questioning postpartum nursing?
    First of all, I love your handle, nuts4mymutts! :yeah: I just had a conversation about this with my advisor yesterday, and told her the idea of "having" to work in med-surg makes me so sad :sniff:...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. A soon-to-be new grad who actually WANTS to work in geriatrics!
    I'm so glad to hear that, egglady! :yelclap: I've talked with one of my nursing instructors and she said essentially the same thing. Another told me that LTC/geriatrics is just "another type of...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. So how's the job market NOW?
    Thanks, taz! Can you tell me exactly where on the westside that Kaiser hospital will be? Any target date for opening day? That's very encouraging, and I know my DH will be happy to hear about that....
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. So how's the job market NOW?
    Thanks, taz5869. I'm from the Tacoma area and have heard about the difficulties in Portland. I know what you mean about prohibitive distance. Ironically, Lincoln City and Newport are the areas we've...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. So how's the job market NOW?
    Just wondering if things are loosening up yet in Oregon as far as jobs. Feel free to post about your area, but I'm most interested in the central and southern parts of the state (Willamette Valley &...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. L&D vs Med Surg for a first job after graduating.
    I am SO GLAD I read this thread. :yelclap: I will graduate in December and the professors at my college are from both schools of thought regarding med-surg before specializing. Some say "Yes, you...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. A soon-to-be new grad who actually WANTS to work in geriatrics!
    LoveMyBugs, I hadn't thought of that. I've got a friendly connection with the wound care RN at my med-surg clinical location, so maybe I should ask my instructor if I can shadow that nurse for a day?...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. A soon-to-be new grad who actually WANTS to work in geriatrics!
    Good point. I was wondering about skills - haven't had the chance in my med-surg clinicals to practice IVs much, but lots of post-op wound care & passing meds (not just PO, either). I know what you...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. A soon-to-be new grad who actually WANTS to work in geriatrics!
    Thanks, NamasteNurse! I have 1 friend in my class who feels the same way I do, and we've pretty much decided we're sticking to the old folks. :) Can you tell me more about what a typical day at work...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. A soon-to-be new grad who actually WANTS to work in geriatrics!
    Okay, so I'm graduating in December and I'm seriously considering geriatrics/LTC as a career option. :loveya: I've got a knack for working with older folks (which makes me an oddity in my class of...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Things you would love to say to your fellow nursing students!
    Learned a hard lesson about this during 1st semester, and it was worth it. When you implement good personal boundaries in school, it helps you keep your perspective. Plus, it's good training for the...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. So excited for this new journey!
    Hi MissKrissy! I'm so excited to hear about what you've been doing. I loved postpartum this semester and I think it's great you're having such a good experience. Stork nurses are busy, that's for...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. How Do I Toughen Up At Work? Part 2
    Two thumbs up! Fantastic article! This should be included in nursing school curriculum! Excellent strategies, rn writer. This is worth printing and adding into my journal, for frequent reminders....
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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