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  1. L & D Experience
    From what I have observed most employers want the cnm they hire to have labor and delivery experience. It is very helpful! I just saw a cnm student ask about how to read fetal monitoring strips. ...
    May 25
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. Twelve hour shifts. Are you doing 3 or 4 days a week?
    I work 3-12 hour shifts a week. Our week runs Sun-Sat. No mandatory overtime, but we do have to pick up call which averages 20-30 hour a 6 week period. And yes are paid 1.5 pay for holidays.
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Half of the class fails
    Our first class started with 32 and I believe it was 24 that graduated. Everyone graduated from the last semester. Most of the failures start in the first semester when students realize it isn't...
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. So 39 weeks is the full term cut off now?
    37 to 40 weeks is considered term. Anything prior to 37 weeks is considered preterm. However, guidelines to prevent docs from inducing prior to 39 are in place as it is preferred to let babies...
    May 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. About pitocin
    Pitocin is regularly given after birth which is what the above nurse is referencing. During labor we often give it if a patient has been ruptured for a long time and labor hasn't kicked in or perhaps...
    May 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Patient Thank You Gifts
    Any kind of food is appreciated. We love pizza. I've had some patients bring a basket with individual packs of snacks and drinks and chocolate. My patient the other night gave me a lotion set...
    May 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. 2015 Rn pay per hour
    It definitely depends where you are. Where I am at in NC, it's about 21-22. That sounds not so great, but factor in shift diffs......5$ for nights, and 10$ for weeks, and I work mainly weekends so...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. L&D gals
    My hospital allows 3 visitors, which includes the s/o. And they can take turns going in. This is during labor and pushing.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Hepatitis B titer low?
    I would go through the hep b series again....very expensive...so find out if your facility will pay for it. Mine will. I have had I think 3 series and my titers are still low, so the vax is...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. can RN order another RN to bring medicine for a client prescribed by physician
    Not order, but a nurse can ask another nurse to do something for them. This happens often. Doc orders an IV......I am busy doing the admission work, and may ask another RN to start my IV(we do it...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. CNM student malpractice insurance
    There is an ACNM Student Midwife group on FB. IF you are on FB, perhaps someone there may know.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. If admitted to a CNM program(or graduated) what were your stats?
    Queenanne what was your bachelors in? I have a bachelors as well in Sociology which wasn't hard for me and then my ASn and am doing an RN to BSN now. My ASN was pretty rigorous and hard. Also...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. Paying For Nursing School - 2nd Degree
    I had a previous bachelors degree and got loans for my asn program. Did you take out loans for your bachelors degree? If not you will be eligible for aid. If you did...you may still be able to...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Nurses and Financial Freedom
    Follow Dave Ramsey. Follow the baby steps and you will get there. Work more than 1 job if you can.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Asking for prayers:  multiple nursing students died in car accident
    I just read this. How sad for the families and nursing community.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. scrubs or business casual
    I usually wear scrubs.
    Apr 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. You do all of this?!
    I would definitely try it out. I would be overwhelmed to be learning how to do all of that at once...I would ask how the orientation is into each specialty. It would be somewhat like working LDRP...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Bruises
    Document the bruise, or any injury to the patient's skin....If it's an ER type situation, find out where the bruise care came from as some bruising can be signs of further injury to underlying organs.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If admitted to a CNM program(or graduated) what were your stats?
    I am curious what your stats are if you have been admitted/graduated from a CNM program? GRE/GPA/Experience and what program are you in/graduated in? Also, if you are applying or planning to...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. CNM program without L&D experience?
    I agree that it can be very helpful. I am applying to a CNM program for Fall 2016, and in talking with the director, they look very favorably on candidates with labor and delivery experience. I...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. East Carolina University for MSN? CNM?
    Anyone attending ECU for their MSN or CNM program? I am planning to apply for Fall 2016. I am currently an ASN working towards my BSN and should finish Spring 2016. For those admitted, especially...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Any single moms that are CNM students?
    Wow cayenne. That's good. I will have to use school loans as well. Right now my husband just isn't supportive at all and we are currently living in NC but wanting to go back to his home town in...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  23. Unsolicited Warnings....
    I've had similar.....so what I have done is take it with a grain of salt. I watch what I say to people and keep quiet and my opinion unknown for a while until I know people's personality better.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Accepted a job at UNC. Where should I live?
    Good luck in your search and congrats on your job. I also moved from out of state to the area(work at Rex). We chose to live in Wake Forest, right outside of Raleigh, as the schools are really good...
    Apr 4
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  25. Do Nurses Work Several Per Diem Jobs?
    Yes you can.
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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