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  1. Advanced Pathophysiology
    Talk to others who have taken the class. Ask for their advice. Talk to the professor. You'll be amazed how often they'll share bits of test insight with students who take the initiative to talk...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Magnet Hospitals
    I've worked for a magnet hospital and for two that are not magnet. The magnet hospital has an outstanding nurse education program, but pays much less than the non-magnet facilities and has a much...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How much do you make as an RN in Labor and Delivery where you work?
    I make $27/hour per diem in upstate NY. Other hospitals in the area pay $32 - $35/hour per diem. Believe it or not, we make LESS than the nurses on other floors because so many nurses want to work...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. S.O.S.!!! New grad RN interview for L&D
    I've never had a scenario question in an interview, although I always run through possible answers before I've interviewed. Be sure to ask about the length of orientation, what classes you will...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. H1N1 Question for Boarding School Nurses
    I'm not sure if there are any other boarding school nurses on here, but I thought I'd take a chance. I'm wondering what other boarding schools plans are for a potential H1N1 outbreak. Obviously,...
    Aug 9, '09
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Any L&D nurses that wanted to be CNMs and decided against it?
    I was on the fast track to midwifery until recently.... I found an online program that a well-respected coworker is attending and began the one prereq I needed to apply. I got my husband and...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. a little lost.....where to go?
    Melissa, I highly recommend Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy. It's a small, hospital based program with amazing instructors. You receive a lot of individual attention because of the...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. A day in the life of a CNM
    Thank you for your insightful post. I'm doing some soul searching now about whether I should apply to a CNM program or not. While my heart knows it is the right career for me, I'm concerned about...
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  9. Do New-Grads get to choose?
    Follow your heart! Don't be afraid to go after what you really want! I knew the only two units I wanted were L & D and NICU, and had been told by instructors and nurses that I would need at least a...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How many hours of sleep did you get last night? FOR SCHOOL PROJECT!
    I'm taking statistics, too. It's a pre-req for a master's program in midwifery. Last night I slept 8 hours! Thanks to horrible allergies and a bedtime dose of benedryl, I slept soundly all...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Which medical dictionary??
    When I started school, I bought all of the required and suggested books. I never opened the suggested books at all - including the dictionary. Since I did all of my work on the computer, it was...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. First week on the job
    I just bought AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing (3rd edition) by Simpson and Creehan. The nurse educator on our unit said it covers everything we should know. The fetal assessment chapter is amazing! ...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Who assigns APGARs?
    I work per diem at two hospitals. At both, the RN assigns Apagar scores. Even when an RT is called to the delivery, it is the nurse's responsibility to do Apgars. The MDs and midwives always ask...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Suggested Reading
    I'm preparing to apply for admission into a midwifery program to begin next summer (2009). Can anyone suggest any reading I can do before then that will prepare me for school? I've alraedy read...
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Energy Level Of "older" Student
    I graduated from nursing school just before my 40th bithday. (A second career for me.) I found that my family commitments gave me very defined times to study, so I didn't need to stay up all night....
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Brother and Sister born on the same day
    I had a patient one day who told me the FOB wasn't going to be with her because his new girlfriend was in labor at a local hospital. His mother was with my patient and her two year old grandson. It...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Kaplan vs. ATI
    I didn't like ATI at all. Honestly, I thought it was a huge waste of money. I used Saunders and Mosby's Prioritization & Delegation. They were the most helpful of all the review books I owned.
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Lamaze certification on long island
    PCE is holding classes in Rockville Centre in November. I know there are some other education programs out there, but the childbirth educator/RNs I...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Postponing inductions/sections when really busy?
    I was wondering if any of your hospitals have a policy in place to use when your L & D unit is full. Do you have a protocol in place postpone non-emergent, scheduled inductions and/or c-sections? ...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Frontier vs. Philadephia U
    I just beginning my search for a distance learning midwifery program. At this point, I'm most interested in Frontier and Philadelphia U. Does anyone who has looked into both programs have an...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  21. ATI--Virtual  RN NCLEX Course
    I used this when I graduated, before I took NCLEX. I didn't think it helped prepare me for NCLEX. I got more out of the Saunders book and the Mosby's Prioritization & Delegation book. That said,...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Night shift: does it make you sick?
    I worked night shift for 6 months, and I was miserable. Although the children were at school when I got home in the AM, I couldn't sleep during the day. My depression, that had been well controlled...
    Apr 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. nursing and vacation time
    Per diem is when you don't get benefits, so you make more hourly - at most hositals. I can do this because my husband has benefits. My goal is to average 20 hours a week, and to pick up a few...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. nursing and vacation time
    The last hospital I worked for gave us six weeks paid leave a year. It was very clear to me early on that I was never going to get to use the time when I needed or wanted to use it, because it went...
    Apr 8, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Any advice about Philadelphia U?
    I'm seriously considering the Philadelphia U CNM program. What can you tell me about it? Any insight into their admissions process, their program, the classes, etc. would be greatly appreciated! ...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)