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tigkaskit BSN

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tigkaskit has 15 years experience as a BSN.

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    withdrawing from job offer

    I did this as a new grad. The hospital I was working at as a nursing student offered me an RN position. I told them I still had interviews lined up that I was committed to. They gave me a deadline so I accepted because I did enjoy that unit, but back...
  2. I have 15yrs experience at the bedside (mostly OB and PICU) and, like a lot of nurses nowadays, would like to get away from the bedside. I'm interested in statistics, numbers, spreadsheets, things like that. What type of nursing job would this transl...
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    Tips for first time moms from L & D nurses

    Bring your own pillow. I'm serious. Those things are a hot commodity and every patient seems to (legitimately) need 4-5, plus 1 for their significant other.
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    42 Years Old - Is it too late to become a nurse?

    When you consider that retirement age is 20+ years away, 42 is certainly NOT too old to try something new.
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    New Process Admitting Couplets... HELP!!!

    I'll agree with the others that said that 6 couplets is WAYYYYY too many. I'll admit though, that I've worked on a small PP floor where we routinely had 5 or 6 couplets, and we survived. I'm not sure how, but I think our acuity was really low at that...
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    Mandated colors

    When we opened our new hospital 18 months ago, we went to color coded scrubs for each job. Nurses are navy, techs are olive, pharmacy is black, etc etc. Our OR/L&D scrubs changed from that greenish color to royal. As much as I didn't really w...
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    Bedside handoff report on mother/baby unit

    This is totally us as well. I think the switching back and forth between couplet and nursery is a bit odd. Do you force your moms to send the baby to the nursery? If mom IS keeping her baby in the room overnight, I'm assuming then both the PP RN ...
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    Where do your postpartum Mag patients go?

    L&D. And as with a previous poster, baby could board as long as another adult takes responsibility.
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    I can't take it anymore!

    Healthcare is a really tight-knit field. Managers talk between hospitals all the time, and you never know when you're going to cross paths with someone down the road. Burning bridges is NEVER a good thing. In my area, giving notice as an RN has al...
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    Questions on having closed Peds/PICU and stop floating

    hmmm. I don't have any research to offer you, just personal experience. As a former PICU nurse who just transferred to mother/baby (and other OBGYN units), I can tell you that the knowledge base is COMPLETELY different. Granted, the pts in mother/bab...
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    Sleep/work schedule for working 12 hour nights

    That's almost how I did it also...except that I would generally go to bed as soon as I got home and sleep 8a-4p. On my last night, I'd sleep from 8a-12 or 1p, then go to bed at 10ish for the night. 3 in a row was really hard for me (although 3 ni...
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    Pregnancy question

    Either way, being pregnant during school and being pregnant while working are both hard! But I'm sure I dont' have to tell you that since this isn't your first.
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    Help- Switching jobs after maternity leave

    I totally agree with the previous post. If you work till 5, get home at say 5:30, and your baby goes to bed around 7:30 or 8 (basing this on my own 9 week old), you barely have any time with your little one. If you can stand the 12hr shifts but can't...
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    clogs that don't press on top of foot

    Thanks guys. The Earth shoes look kinda like Birkenstocks. They might be nice. I did try on some more Merrells at REI. Surprisingly I had to wear a 7 1/2 in the one model. I usually wear 7, and sometimes 6.5 in shoes. How frustrating that sizing c...
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    Pregnancy question

    Can you delay getting pregnant for about 4 months after starting a job? That would let you qualify for FMLA since you will have been there a year at the end of your pregnancy, right? I'm currently on maternity leave, and love that I can be off for th...
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    Help- Switching jobs after maternity leave

    I am returning to work in a few weeks after maternity leave, and I am choosing to work 12hr nights (only 2 shifts per week) so that we can avoid paying for childcare. Have you thought about your child care options if you're working M-F? I know the in...