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anurseatlast

maternal child, public/community health
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anurseatlast has 4 years experience and specializes in maternal child, public/community health.

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    Nursing gear passed on from older generation

    My mom was a nurse for over 50 years. I have her last stethoscope and lab coat. I also have a picture of her at nursing school graduation. She was in the nurse cadets and was paid a stipend of $5 a month while in nursing school. I wish I had her cape...
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    My Reasons For Avoiding The Acute Care Hospital

    I too have not worked in acute care. Could I? Yes and I could be good at it but I knew before I went to nursing school that I wanted to do maternal-child public health. I wanted time to do health teaching and to have long-term relationships with my p...
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    Learning to count newborn heart rate

    Thanks for all the tips. I am a public health nurse in a home based program for teen moms and babies. I generally see healthy babies (and do not have pulse ox or other technology) but have baby now with cardiac issues. I knew some of you here would b...
  4. I am not a student but thought someone here might be able to help. I find it hard to count a newborn's heart rate because it is so fast. I have seen sites for learning breath and heart sounds and wonder if there is one for counting newborn's HR. ...
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    Nerves

    It is good that you know your weaknesses going into it. There really is not a ton of math in nursing school but it is important that you be able to do it. Since you have a couple months until you start, I would suggest looking for a book on math for...
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    Nurse Family Partnership

    I do not work for Nurse Family Partnership but am a public health nurse in a similar program with a non-profit. Just wanted to say I love my job! I can't imagine doing anything else. I love getting to know my clients and to have enough time to really...
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    College of Saint Mary

    CSM has a good program but it is very expensive. They do, however, have a lot of scholarships so you should check them out. After 3 years, you get your ASN (and can get your RN when you pass NCLEX) and then go for very limited time the last year to f...
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    You Know You're A Nurse If...

    Your 2 1/2 year old, after climbing under the table at the restaraunt to get a dropped toy, says, "I need hand 'tizer. I have germs now." Your 4 year old gets a scratch on his hand. When you say, "Guess we'll have to cut it off so it doesn't hurt ...
  9. I am a public health nurse in a community-based program that serves teen and young adults up to age 21 who are pregnant and/or parenting. We see the moms and children in their home (or other community site of her choice) from pregnancy (if we get the...
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    baby friendly questions

    Actually, having a mom hand express colostrum and spoon- or cup-feeding it to the baby is an appropriate intervention if the baby is not yet able to latch. There are many advantages to the baby receiving colostrum as early as possible (and for the mo...
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    One month as a PHN....

    What kind of public health are you doing? I knew even before nursing school I wanted the be a public health nurse. I wanted the opportunity to build long-term relationships with my patients and to do a lot of teaching. A year after I graduated, I...
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    Weird little things you do as a nurse

    Working with pregnant and parenting teens in a home-based program, I get to do lots of awesome things that make a difference for the families and give me a sense of satisfaction. Last week, i visited a mom with a sick toddler. She was out of milk...
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    A question for the nursing moms.

    Children grow up quickly - which you know with a 16 year old. You only have a short time with your kids at home. If you have a choice, I would definitely work part-time. Not only do you get to spend more time with your kids, but I think there is less...
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    What career did you have before nursing?

    I worked as a CNA at a nursing home and hospital when I was in high school. I got married and switched to working for a medical temp agency (better hours). I did that until I had my son. Then I was fortunate to stay home with my children. I taught th...
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    Oh! The sacrifices we make just to get through nursing school

    Congrats NurseLoveJoy88! You did it. Now you will reap the rewards of all those sacrifices. Hope you find a job you love!
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    Losing my mind in nursing school...

    I am sorry for all the stresses of life that is making school harder for you. You have a lot going on right now. i would suggest that you get some counseling to help you figure out how to cope with all that while keeping up with school. Your school p...