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  1. Pitocin and protocol problems
    I am a new L&D nurse (week 4 of orientation) and I also have a few questions about Pit. Why do we keep upping the Pit when the patient's contractions are in a regular pattern? We have so many Pit...
    Dec 5, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. help with fetal monitoring
    Hello everyone, This past week was my first week in L&D and so far ILOVE it!! I am excited to get to the point where I understand things more. I came from an ICU background so I have a lot to...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. high risk OB?
    Hi all, I just wanted to know a little about high risk OB. It seems that at my hospital the manager described it as the "feeder unit" to L&D. She said that once a position becomes available in L&D...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. ICU to L&D? Any advice or personal experiences?
    Hello all, I am currently a Neuro ICU RN and am really having a serious change of heart. I started last July in a critical care fellowship and completed that after 5 months of various critical care...
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Anyone switch from ICU to L&D???
    Hello all, I am currently a neuro ICU nurse and really am thinking about a change. I love the unit I work on, the people, the management is pretty good, I am just having a hard time with our...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Random ?s for the Active Duty experts
    I am no "active duty expert" however my husband was AD for 4 years and did attend school while AD. I think that the information you were given on #2 is grossly inaccurate. Schools transfer credits...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Living in a military community
    I lived on an Air Force base for 3.5 years while husband was active duty. It was so much fun. We were always having friends over for dinner, bbqs, etc. There is such a unique feeling of community and...
    Apr 20, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. chances of getting wilford hall?
    I sent you a PM with further questions. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks so much! QUOTE=Nole_Nurse33;2766908]If you come in the AF with the ICU identifier (46NxE) you're almost...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. NO bonus and NO student loan repayment to join USAF?
    So I went to talk with a recruiter yesterday (4/8/08) and he said there are currently NO bonuses or student loan repayment options for nurses joining the Air Force? I was so shocked I had to pick my...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. questions to ask a recruiter
    In the process of getting BSN. Well the bonus and loan repayment aren't really my reasons for joining but they do sweeten the deal, so that was on my list. What did you get offered for Army as far as...
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. questions to ask a recruiter
    Oh, sorry you're right. I wanna do Air Force, I am already an RN with some experience (about 8 months Neuro ICU). I have been doing so much research on here that I feel like I kinda already know a...
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. questions to ask a recruiter
    I am going to talk to a recruiter this week and would like to hear some specific questions I should ask. Any answers will be greatly appreciated! :)
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. chances of getting wilford hall?
    I am considering the AF. I am an Rn working in Neuro ICU. I would have the ICU identifier going in as I will have the >1 year requirement. I would want Wilford Hall. What are the chances? Also heard...
    Apr 5, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. questions about AF nursing (specifically ICU nursing and application process)
    Hi there, I am currently a nurse working in a Neuro ICU. I have thought about military nursing for awhile now. My hubby was active duty AF and just recently finished his time and is now out. I have...
    Mar 30, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  15. Neuro ICU - "how to test for pain response in comatose individuals
    Ok I have a few more questions. I am also a new Neuro nurse here fresh out of orientation. Because nail bed pressure can show both painful stimuli response and spinal reflexes, how are we to know?...
    Mar 14, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  16. Neuro assessment @ change of shift
    We do end of shift assessments some of the time depending on the acuity of the pt and based on the nurse I get report from. Some nurses you can trust others I like to get a picture of what they are...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  17. Neuro ICU - Withdrawl of life this so wrong?
    What do you all think of 1mg Dilaudid q10 min. after extubation on a withdrawl pt????I am a newer nurse and am still very uncomfortable with the whole "withdrawl" process. I feel that ultimately,...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  18. OSU's Rn-BSN program anyone?
    I just got accepted into OSU's RN-BSN program. I was wondering if anyone out there has went through this program? Thoughts? Advice etc.? I have only been out of nursing school since May so I am still...
    Jan 31, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. For those who went to CRNA school with < 3 years experience
    I have been thinking about CRNA school for a while now. I currently work in a Neuro ICU. I am on my way to complete my BSN. MY question is, for those of you who went to CRNA school with little...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. lots of ?s about Army CRNA program
    Hello everyone, I am a 22 y/o RN working in the Neuro ICU. I have had a dream for several years now to become a CRNA and just investigating all the possible routes. I have many questions about the...
    Jan 19, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Is the GRE as hard as it looks?
    I was studying some today for the GRE and wow it seems pretty tough. Can anyone let me know how it really is ? It seems like the words they want you to know are so out there. It said in the Kaplan...
    Dec 18, '07
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. is neuro icu exp. acceptable?
    just wondering if anyone knew if neuro icu experience would be competitve in the goal of CRNA school acceptance. i just recently got hired in a neuro icu and have the goal of going to CRNA school...
    Dec 11, '07
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. IUD Pregnancies
    I am sorry but I have to disagree with this statement! I knew I was pregnant at 2 weeks after fertilization. My husband was in the military and there was no way I was pregnant before that date...
    Aug 2, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. discouraged on getting own insurance?
    Well I am in my first week of orientation and I am excited to finally be starting. Today a person from Risk Management came in to speak with us. She told us that we do not need our own insurance, and...
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hitting the bookstore...
    Get "How to Survive and Maybe even love nursing school " It is comical, but truthful. It is not a book that is like a textbook, but for fun. I read it before I started nursing school and I really...
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion