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  1. Leaving during or right after orientation for a better job offer, please help!
    I would choose the job close to you especially considering the commute and that you have 2 small kids.
    Nov 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. PICO question
    It's really going to depend on your interest. For example, I did one of mine on thermoregulation of the newborn. Skin to skin vs radiant warmer.
    Nov 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. What other message forums are there for L&D/MB nursing?
    If you are on Facebook there are several groups. One is labor and delivery nurses rock and one is labor nurses sharing(I think). Both are great, very supportive and a great group of nurses to ask...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Bad job reference from my what?
    I am so sorry :( Are you still working as a PCA? I would recommend trying for an outside hospital and using references from past jobs. I think it's ridiculous that your instructors would give you...
    Nov 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. So fed up with my coworker
    She does have a full time job--raising her kids...I'm guessing you don't have any kids? When my kids were younger, for me to work, we had to use daycare...That's 425$ a month per child....more for...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. So fed up with my coworker
    Oh and prn doesn't mean you work to cover other people's shifts. You do it for your convenience not for others. Frankly I'd be pissed if a full time staff member was whining because I wouldn't...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. So fed up with my coworker
    I'm not really sure I see the problem. I have a prn job as well and am only required to work 3 shifts in a 6 week period. No holidays or weekends though I often do work then. I have 4 kids. ...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Any recommendations for arch pain?
    I wear Asics and New Balance and for the most part, my feet don't hurt.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why is EFM cert. a requirement for L an D
    It's a safety issue. If you can't pass the exam to read fetal monitoring strips then the assumption is that you can't safely read and interpret the strips and determine if the baby is in danger or...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Furthering My Education
    I graduated with my ASN in May of 2013. I found a job immediately in the field I wanted (L&D). I started an RN to BSN program within a few months of graduating(ended up having to stop that program...
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Acceptance and difficulty of admission
    Either of you Tarheels planning to apply to ECU? I'm in the Raleigh area, and plan to apply for next Fall.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. H&P for elective inductions
    Our docs put an H&P in when they are doing there orders. Usually there is also one on the chart,but they always put one in when admitting the patient to the unit. It's required.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. References when appying for CNM school
    Who did you use for your references when applying for CNM school? I am applying Fall 2016 admission, and the requirements are 3 professional references. I am considering asking one or two of the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. Trouble in the O.R.
    Learn from your mistakes. When I first started in labor and delivery, we were required to scrub. I contaminated the field at least twice. I promise you aren't the first and won't be the last!
    Oct 21
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Administering Fentanyl
    I work L&D. I give fentanyl IV often.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. So I thought I would ask if you guys can share...
    Straight out of nursing school. I graduated May 2013, started in L&D in end of June 2013. I worked at a teaching facility and LOVED it. worked there for just under a year and then relocated to a...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Moving to NC (Raleigh-Durham)
    I work in the Raleigh area. I had my ASN in nursing with a BA in Sociology. I did not have a hard time finding a job, but also came in with a year of OB experience. There are other hospitals in...
    Aug 31
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  18. Night shift scheduling!
    Where I work, we self schedule. I work mainly weekends, so I do Friday/Sat/Sun. I do that because it's more money. Otherwise yes, I do prefer 3 days in a row, b/c I feel like I get more time...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Bedadine for vaginal birth
    We are still using a betadine prep and then washing off with a soap/water solution.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Graduate School & Finances
    Personally, if it were me, I would spend the time while you both wait to go to NP school, to pay off any debt you have(credit cards, loans, etc), and not buy a house. If you need to downsize into...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Any midwives in Texas?
    Are there any midwives who are working in Texas who wouldn't mind talking to me about your career there? I plan to start school next Fall 2016, and Texas is a potential place I may consider...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  22. Babies on a plane!! (and also cord clamping)
    One of our OB docs tells the parents that delayed cord clamping leads to increased RBC in the baby, leading to increased jaundice. She says for a normal term baby, she prefers not to delay cord...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  23. Every Nurse has that one patient they'll remember forever
    Most of the patients I have are happy, as I am a labor and delivery nurse, but not all of them. I remember this one because of a variety of reasons that I won't go into, but she was a mom with a...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. University of Louisiana-Lafayette online RN-BSN
    So I found you actually can't take 353/354 with any other nursing classes. They must be taken alone. I have finished my first term and am almost done with the second term, which included 421, and...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  25. Mental math very important in nursing?
    YOu do not need to do mental math in your head for nursing. First of all, pharmacy almost always does all of the calculations, but you do know how to make sure it is correct. I've had pharm send...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion