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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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    The MD Bias Hits Home

    I'm sorry you're going through this as well. The "us vs. them" attitudes of some MDs towards NPs are so tiresome. The American healthcare system is an absolute hot mess, and simply cannot sustain its current trajectory. We spend way too much and h...
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    Truth vs. myths

    @traumaRUs you were sued individually? Or you were involved in a suit against the hospital and then had to deal with the BON afterwards? Just curious, you don't have to share if you don't want to.
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    Truth vs. myths

    From what I've gathered over the years, I'd say your preceptor is 100% wrong that having malpractice insurance will MAKE doctors/patients/attorneys "go after you" rather than your institution. However, I've also gathered that having malpractice insu...
  4. I'm a CNM now, but my very first job as a nurse was actually on an ortho unit! It's pretty cool, it can just be a LOT of lugging and tugging for the nurses and aides. Good aides are absolutely critical.
  5. THIS! A conflict-averse manager is the absolute worst. Dealing with people is probably the hardest aspect of the job (and why I know a lot of people don't want to get into management), but it's critical.
  6. I'd rather a strong leader, every day. I've never worked on a unit where the manager ever jumped in and helped by taking an assignment. I can see how that would be helpful/admirable and make staff feel like the manager really "gets it," but there a...
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    Feng Shui of Nursing

    I completely agree--my brain does much better in an orderly, aesthetically-pleasing environment. I've worked in poorly designed, cramped units with no flow at all and I felt so incredibly overstimulated by the end of a shift. Unfortunately I think ...
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    Feeling Like An Idiot

    This! LTCs are such a disaster
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    Transfer to PPU

    At the hospitals where I've worked, either an L&D nurse or an L&D tech transported the patient to PP.
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    Why is there a shortage of pediatric nurses?

    I'd almost rather loose my licence than violate HIPPA.
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    Non-Hospital Nursing

    Do you still have your gig at the farm store?
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    Working as a CNA in SNF vs. Assisted Living

    My grandma was in a Brookdale assisted living years ago. I'll never forget going to visit her there and attending "happy hour" with her, where the residents could have a glass of wine or beer and a dude came and sang some truly awful torch covers. ...
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    Can WHNPs work in the hospital?

    Yes, I've seen WHNPs working in postpartum as well as with the MFM service. Definitely not as common as traditional office jobs though.
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    New grad Midwife! Which job??!?

    Gotcha. I still lean towards #2 then. New grads don't need a sink or swim environment! Good luck!
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    New grad Midwife! Which job??!?

    What are the salaries like? Commute? Any other perks? Do you have to learn to first assist? Will you have support specifically from a team of midwives at either job? Or will you be the only midwife? For job #2, the practice does 60 deliveries p...