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Smurfette752 BSN

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Mama, Doula, Childbirth educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Phlebotomist, New Grad Nurse

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    New RN Can I travel?

    Thanks so much for your candor! I thought as much...but thought I would check, just in case it was feasible! Stephanie
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    New RN Can I travel?

    Hi all! I'm a new RN...I have lots of women's health experiences but not as an RN. Would I be able to travel? I really would love to get into travel nursing, but an really unsure of how to go about it or if they would even want me being so "new." Thought? Stephanie
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    Thinking about becoming Navy Nurse (officer)

    Thanks, Cyn! Clearly I have a lot to think about....I'm trying to contact a recruiter now. :) I REALLY want to join, and my parents are very supportive and my son and I live with them already. I know I will have to leave him at times, and I know that is going to be hard....but I feel like it is a really good thing for both of us.
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    Thinking about becoming Navy Nurse (officer)

    I am already a BSN. I want to apply to the Navy Nurse Corps. I know I don't have to sign away my parental rights....I just have to share them with my parents in the event I am deployed, etc... Any other info would be greatly appreciated! :)
  5. Hi all, I have a million questions...so glad I found this board on allnurses! Well, I graduated with my BSN a year ago (and unfortunately haven't been able to find work) and I'm strongly considering joining the Navy as an officer. I have always been drawn to the Navy (both of my grandfather's were Navy men.) My dilemma is this: I'm a single mother. My son does not have a father, well he has a biological father...but he isn't in our lives...he left us when my son was an infant. How does it work if you are a single parent? I know you don't get to choose your base...but how soon ahead of time do you know? What is officer training school like? Is it as rough as I am thinking it will be!? haha Like bootcamp? Would I be able to see my son while there (I assume not, but I thought I'd ask.) I also would like to note that I plan to obtain my master degree while in the Navy and plan to specialize in Nurse-Midwifery Any advice and info you could give me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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    New grad to mother/baby needs advice....

    THAT would be AWESOME!
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    New RN grad moving to Boston area

    I just passed my NCLEX in MA....over a year after I graduated, because I simply didn't have the money to pay for my license and the test....since I graduated I have applied for every single job under the sun in MA, CNA, PCA, RN, phlebotomist...I have found nothing. 99% f my classmates have left the state because they can't find jobs here. It SUCKS here. I am now looking elsewhere, and trying to figure out how to move with my son. ugh. I hate Massachusetts...I fear you will be very sorry if you move here.
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    Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,

    Steelworks....this helped me a great deal! (I'm not the OP) I just passed NCLEX, but I've been a doula, midwife (lay), and a phlebotomist before entering nursing school....I have also been extremely "into" Holistic health. I believe in it before anything else....I will always try a holistic/alternative cure, remedy, etc...before going for a med. I am not "anti" doctor, per say....but I am anti pharma (unless it is REALLY medically necessary, and yes, I have an will take a med if it is truly medically indicated. I was so sad when my son's doctor (a family physician, who als practices alternative medicine) closed her practice for primary care...but was thankful to have found a pedi who is more alternative than 99.9% of them. I'm rambling, im sorry....thanks again for all the info! :)
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    New grad to mother/baby needs advice....

    I've been on this board (mostly lurking) for almost 3 years now....and I also would love to work for you, Babycatcher! :)
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    Got my license today!

    I just wanted to come back and tell you all....I GOT MY RN LICENSE TODAY IN THE MAIL!!! A YEAR after I graduated, I finally took my NCLEX (last week) and passed on my first try! If *I* can do it, anyone can! I'm here if anyone needs help! What I did to prepare: I used the AllNurses study guide, read it a few times. I purchased the NCSBN online course review, which was EXTREMELY helpful! I loved it. took LOTS of practice tests! Thanks for all of your help!!!
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    NCLEX in3 hours - freaking out

    I purchased the NCSBN online study course....it was awesome! Good luck! I hope you pass next try!!!! :)
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    NCLEX in3 hours - freaking out

    if the pearson vue trick works....I PASSED!!!!!!
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    NCLEX in3 hours - freaking out

    I hope the priority and SATA are a good sign because I had a TON of them...the exam shut off after 77 or 78 questions.
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    NCLEX in3 hours - freaking out

    OMG, I'm about to take NCLEX in 3 hours....I've been studying religiously for the past 2 weeks. I graduated in May of LAST YEAR, so I'm really nervous. Please pray for me! I will pray for everyone who is taking it today, too!! :) Good luck!
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    Ethical Dilemmas in OB nursing

    Assisting in circumcision.
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    Lotus Birth...What do yall think about this?

    I would also *gasp* have a homebirth, a lot of what happens in the hospital IS BS. I know many women, nurses AND physicians (OB's even) who have had homebirths....

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