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serenity1 has 7 years experience and specializes in labor & delivery.

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  1. Banner used to have a program that you had to apply to and be accepted into before you started classes. You were under contract to work for them for 3 years upon graduation. They did away with that program about 5-6 years ago. I have worked for Di...
  2. Scheduled to Work A Holiday Not Assigned

    On my unit we have assigned holidays in order to make sure there are enough staff on those days--usually we are overstaffed due to the holiday obligations. So, unless they are understaffed all the time, it makes no sense that they would already be u...
  3. Had this problem. The same RN always asked me to take her holidays because she had to go to church. She had already run through the other staff when I came to the unit. I did it a few times, but then told her I make my schedule based on my needs a...
  4. Direct entry NP, switch to bedside RN?

    I'm a former labor & delivery RN, and I am almost finished with my FNP. I can tell you from my family clinical experiences, I am not interested in taking a family position because of all the reasons you list. I thought I would be so over women'...
  5. C Section Post-Op Rx

    Our C-sections get the 1 gram of Ofirmev and 30 mg of Toradol in the pacu. They usually get Toradol every 6 hours and Percocet every 4 hours for the first 24 hours and then switch over to Norco and Motrin until discharge. The only time our mom's ge...
  6. Seriously?!?! You gotta be kidding me!

    A patient came in through triage for her scheduled 7am c-section and could not believe we bumped her surgery because her hubby stopped at McDonalds on the way in so she could eat breakfast....her response was "they told me not to eat anything at home...
  7. Difficult Patient/Family

    You did everything you could have to make this patient/family happy and provided excellent care. At the end of the day, that is all we can do. We cannot control other people. Thankfully, your manager knows you did your best and that the mom was ly...
  8. Postpartum Magnesium Sulfate

    We get mag pp patients all the we are running a special on hypertension. We get them from L&D on it, and we also start mag on our unit. We do q4 vitals, reflexes, clonus, loc, i&o on our mag moms. And they do not care about ...
  9. lying about clinical hours

    This is crazy. I am beginning my final rotation in my FNP program. I get nervous if my preceptor leaves earlier than scheduled because I have to figure out how to make up that time. Yet this person could care less if he is completing the required ...
  10. Too soon to ask about going part time or to day shift?

    I work mother-baby and we just had this exact thing happen. We were terribly short on night shift and hired a few nurses. One of the new nurses that was hired for full-time nights asked/demanded to go days, part-time, or prn as the full-time, night...
  11. What is your nursing "joy?"

    Ditto on payday. And 3 shifts per week. Only joys I get from nursing.
  12. Exhausted Med-Surg Nurse

    Labor and delivery is fast-paced and stressful, too. The 3 different units I worked in have all been crazy busy and, at times, unsafe. I left L&D for that reason. Felt my license was always on the line. We have had several tele nurses transfe...
  13. Esme Needs Your Prayers

    Sending prayers your way, Esme, for a speedy recovery.
  14. When I was labor & delivery, I always had "push it" in my head.....go figure :)
  15. Passed!

    Woo Hoo!! Congrats! Not easy to do after being away. :)