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pugmomrn has 17 years experience and specializes in LDRP/Nursery/Peds/Gyn, school nursing.

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  1. Studying for RNC-Inpt OB

    Just registered to take the computerized exam, and will be doing independent study with a practice exam. I've seen recommendations for the following texts- Which helped you most if you've taken the test recently? AWHONN's Core Curriculum for Mat...
  2. I'm Changing Boards...

    Hello, Dear School Nurse Friends! Today is my last day in School Nursing! I'm starting a new job on Monday, part time in OB at a brand new hospital! I'm really excited about going back to OB- it's where I belong. Thank you for all of the support an...
  3. I'm pretty good with the bodily fluids and goo (it's been so long since I suctioned a trach-- still miss it!!). What really gives me the willies is nails. When a fingernail is bent back off the bed (the only time I ever passed out in school nursi...
  4. funny office visit

    Hey! That kid was in my health room just last week, too! I had a kid come in complaining of being "wheezy". No asthma/resp history, no active URI, lungs clear, able to breathe deeply. He finally said "yeah- my head feels all foggy and I'm dizzy". ...
  5. How to Do Sterile Vaginal Exams

    You know what? Even the most experienced OB nurses need to occasionally ask a colleague for a recheck...
  6. "substitute-itis"

    Pandemic has hit Wisconsin!!! 3 little girls from the same class! (One of them is a frequent flyer who REALLY knows how to act it out; Other one is a frequent flyer who bounces in with a smile and says "my stomach hurts"; the other-- just a fluke....
  7. Quickbeam- what unit? I'll be on OB (and I'm returning to Aurora- great docs at the new hosp!!)
  8. unhappy with school nursing

    But, alas, it's not where I want to spend my life. Coincidentally, I gave my notice just last week, and have 2 weeks left. I've decided to go back to my true love, OB. There's a brand-new hospital opening up nearby, and I'll be working a 0.5 pm/noc...
  9. unhappy with school nursing

    School nursing is definitely a unique area of nursing, and it varies so greatly from one district to the next. I tried it because of the hours/schedule, my desire to try community nursing, and my interest in the whole educational arena. School nurs...
  10. unhappy with school nursing

    testing (couldn't post a bit ago...)
  11. Anyone else working on MLK day?

    I'm here!
  12. How to Do Sterile Vaginal Exams

    You know, it's just one of those things you need to dive in and get the feel of. Heck- I still remember my first successful SVE like it was yesterday! Effacement is the trickiest to get, but it will come. You just need to practice. There should...
  13. How to get Vision/Hearing Certification

    Prevent Blindness offers vision screening trainings-- contact your state chapter. I don't know if there is something more specific required in your state-- check with your State School Nurse Consultant in that case.
  14. "My child came to the nurse? Why didn't anyone call me??"

    When my little girl came home from school with a bandaid on her knee for the first time, I remember saying "Don't I at least get a note???" Then, I became a school nurse!!
  15. Exp Dates

    Wow!! I didn't really notice that those were forks in the eyes- just assumed they were safety goggles of some sort.... Well, then- take my kid off your "no screen list"!! (I'd hate to see how you do hearing screens!!)