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  1. Homebirth safer then hospital birth????
    Personally, I wouldn't want a home birth. a) in case of emergency, I want to be at a hospital; b) ew; I don't want that mess at my house... or the memories (especially if something goes wrong); c)...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. SIDS Pediatric Code
    *Hugs* Your story brought tears to my eyes. I'm a nursing student and I'm not sure if it was in class or on a thread here that was discussing whether family members should be in the room during a...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Obamacare: are you for it, against it, or unsure?
    I'm for it as long as we follow a model that works in other countries that have socialized healthcare. Question for Jewels... you do know that UK (and pretty much every modern nation) has socialized...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Student Clickers?
    We used those in one of my nursing classes. We didn't have to buy for them though. We were assigned a number so I guess if it was missing you would be held accountable.
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. OB "Goodie" Bags for Moms
    Can I have a Vera Bradley diaper bag that matches my kindle case and wallet please. lol. :spin: I'm not an ob nurse or mommy... yet... so I'm not sure what the hospitals in my area give. I know...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. How clean is a "bathed" patient?
    As a new cna I don't usually find time in my day for all of the patients to get baths and usually have to rush through it if I do give a bath. However, when night shift comes on and I tell them this...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. Really Really Confused? How does this all happen?
    I agree with getting BSN. A lot of job postings state that they prefer bsn over adn. If you can, get your prerequisites at a community college (make sure your credits can transfer). It is usually...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    There are some CNA's that don't do anything. However, as a cna myself on a busy floor I try my best. But I'm new also so I'm still getting used to doings things as fast as possible and figuring out...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Is your program this way?
    Oh wow, my program is no where near that bad. 80% of the professors are nice and are very approachable. There are a few bad apples, but the previous semester always warn us. I have to say I love my...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Question for Women's Health Nurse Practitioners
    That is a major issue. A lot of women go to ob/gyn for birth control. Also, I know its your values/beliefs but as a health care provider your job is to provide teaching and let the patient make her...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Be polite, I don't have superpowers!
    lol. I'm a cna and I will be paged to 3 different rooms at once then a minute later they will redo the pages in a more hasty tone. And they keep paging every minute until myself or someone else...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. My thoughts on Mental Health Nursing
    When I did my mental health clinical my mom and fiance asked me the same questions. "Omg, aren't you scared?"; I only had 1 day that I was a little bit frightened because a couple of the patients had...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Do I need 2 stethoscopes?
    I bought a cheap one on allheart but the it sucks. It would always end up on the bell side and I would have to turn it for minutes before it would finally get on the diaphragm side. So for my final...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Should you arrive on time or super early for job interviews?
    I plan to be there about 30 mins early in case of traffic or anything else, but I don't walk in until 5 to 10 minutes prior.
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. OMG, wash your hands!
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! I don't understand why people don't wash or hands and think its okay.
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Are non-healthcare providers bound by HIPAA?
    She may not realize what she is doing is wrong and unethical. I would look up and print some handouts about hippa and nicely teach her. If she continues then there's a problem. Maybe you could mail a...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. An all time low for a new night shifter
    Night shift is hard. My fiance works nights and its hard for us to spend time together because it. He is always tired and "lazy" on his days off because of his back. His sleep schedule is all over...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. PCP
    Hahahaha that's great. It really is the american way.. spend a lot of money for only a little bit of good
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. New Grad just hired into NICU!!
    Congrats!!! Any pointers? Did you do anything that made your resume stick out?
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Need help deciding what path to take...
    I didn't read all of the posts but here is my experience: I did all of my pre reqs at a community college which were paid for fully with a federal pell grant so I didn't have to pay anything. I then...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. How to become a L&D nurse?
    Although it is a tough position to get as a new grad, not everybody wants to do it. I just finished my ob clinical and half of the people in my group never wanted to be in those units (postpartum,...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Does your supervisor call & text you at all hours?
    I haven't started nursing yet but while I was a pharmacy tech the lead tech would constantly call me. I was going to school full time and already working 3 days a week and she would always call me to...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Favorite things you bought during RN school to help your studies?
    My new laptop, watch, a couple of nursing diagnosis books. I want to buy some study guides for adult 1 and 2 next semester and when I get a cool phone, I'll buy a couple of apps.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I failed
    Relax and breath. Then get back to studying. My nursing school is requiring that we buy the ATI books and take 2 ati tests each semester. I feel like that has helped me a lot. You passed nursing...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Can you hate someone after 3 days?
    Hate is a strong word, but you can strongly dislike that patient. Like you said, you'll be smiling on the outside and as long as you are still professional towards the patient.
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing