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kdkout BSN, RN

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  1. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    “So what about about a male gynecologist? “ Feel free to read my earlier comments on this issue. 
  2. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    Oncology nursing is not the same as labor and delivery, though. You don’t do recurrent vag exams and stare at a patients vagina, potentially for hours, while you wait for the baby to come out. When I was an oncology patient, it was embarra...
  3. RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    Agree The problem is when people have a degree based in science and (supposedly) protecting public health. If you are going to pick religion over science, healthcare should not be your job
  4. RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    Oh boy
  5. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    “What is the issue with a male OB nurse, excluding history of sexual/domestic abuse?” Just want to go on record to say many women, myself included, do not even have to be a victim of sexual or domestic abuse to not want a male nurse. Am I am...
  6. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    Again, I was OK with two male OBs when I had my kids, *because* I had worked with them and personally knew them, therefore I felt safe with them. I would not feel safe with just any male OB. I’m not a hiring manager, don’t want to be one, ...
  7. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    Yep. That’s what I said. “Sexist and discriminatory?” Fine. It doesn’t change how I feel about it I also said I’d only accept a male OB that I already knew, felt safe with, had a relationship with. (Assuming I was given a choice and didn’t liv...
  8. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    “But the fact that you mention what would make you comfortable for your daughter just suggests that you don't like the thought of male L&D nurses.“ I admit I don’t like male L & D nurses. Not even trying to hide it. When you come in...
  9. Got Fired Help Plz

    During orientation is often the only time you can somewhat “easily” fire a new employee, especially if it’s a union hospital. When I was a preceptor for the new grad program at a hospital approx. 7 years ago, we had to do a LOT to help each ...
  10. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    Those are great points and I appreciate the legal issues you brought up. Think we can all agree - It’s probably good that I am not in charge of hiring!
  11. Got Fired Help Plz

    Reread what happened. The problem is not your manager. You are unable to recognize what a big deal this was. This is ICU. You left without doing all of your major charting and are defending yourself by c/o about the manager and thinking that yo...
  12. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    It means "Do you know what is involved? - the vag checks to see how effaced or dilated you are, placing foleys, the being naked and vulnerable, the looking at someone's private parts while they may be in stirrups helping them to figure out how to eff...
  13. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    Have you had a baby? That informs this dialog. Yes, but the moms (typically) pick their OBs, and have established relationships with them over the course of many months....so there's a relationship there. If they felt uncomfortable with that O...
  14. Got Fired Help Plz

    You needed to be fired if this is what happened while you were on orientation. If you don’t know what you are doing, people can die. You were in over your head. Apply to easier jobs. I say this as a former patient and as a precept...
  15. Should Male Nurse Work In L&D?

    I have done labor and delivery at three hospitals in the past. I would not feel comfortable with a male nurse, and no way would I feel comfortable with a male nurse for my dtr. No way, no how. I had a male OB once, who I had worked with and ...
  16. Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    Sounds like a good place to work, where they believe in science, have standards and expect the same from you. You are not between a rock and a hard place at all. You just think you are. People who have read all the appropriate information f...
  17. Protect yourself as much as you possibly can. Assume everyone is positive. Finish up getting vested in Aug and get the F out of there. Do NOT stay there. Nobody likes job hunting. Keep your reviews, phone numbers of supervisors , etc and things you’...
  18. RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    Subee - The pandemic sure made me miss the blue bubble I used to work in, where I knew people cared about each other, weren't so prone to conspiracies, and actually studied scientific data. Would still be living there if it wasnt so darn $$$.
  19. URGENT! Please help with job choice

    1. I have done all those jobs but in cities, not rural, and have been a traveling nurse. Rural RNs may be the only one there, and supervising LPNs. You need stellar skills to apply - and with covid, your orientation is going to be minimal 2. You...
  20. RN Jobs That Do Not Require Covid Vaccine

    Thank you Angitia for outing the states with the most anti-intellectualism. Texas and Montana, you say? Color me shocked
  21. New Grad Stuck In Orientation In A Covid MICU. Help!

    I’m sorry OP. Taking an ICU job in the midst of a pandemic experiencing a surge, surrounded by exhausted coworkers who have nothing left to give? It’s worst case scenario The thing is, the cliques are common in ICUs especially now- right or wron...
  22. Passive Hostility Between Workplace Departments

    Assuming you know who is doing the complaining and have specific examples in case they deny, when I was a charge nurse I did this: I privately and directly confronted the person doing the complaining. Was professional, didn’t throw anyone under ...
  23. I agree with Macawake. Think there’s more to the story, and that you do need to work on social cues. Take an honest look at yourself for why you seem to invite (or create) a lot of drama in your life. This is not uncommon in nursing, btw. Start ...
  24. "Sciencedude1" You have said, last month: I am about to finish my nursing education at a public university in Texas. Just because you enjoy debating/arguing, which you clearly do, does not mean you fully understand science and are "critical...
  25. At War With Ourselves

    I completely agree!! I’ve been working full time in nursing, in nearly every area, since 1995. What is going on with nursing schools these days?!? Is that the problem?? We used to be weeded out. Our critical thinking was tested. Now it’s “...