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  1. I will be interviewing for a Primary Health Clinic tomorrow. I am really hoping to get the job but I have no med-surg experience. I went straight into L&D after graduation. Don't get me wrong! I love L&D but I need a better foundation to stand on. What types of interview questions should I prepare for? I know I did myself some diservice by going straight to a specialty which is why I am backtracking at this point. I would greatly appreciate some advice before 11am tomorrow :spin:
  2. My first son was born after 22 hours of labor. I was induced at 41 weeks, membranes were ruptured by the dr and I quickly requested an epidural, leaving me bound to the bed with an IV and numb legs. At 9.5 centimeters, the dr stated I needed a C-section because of late decels and a little bit of cervix that would dilate. NO position changes recommended, just "you need section". Even with the countless vaginal exams, it wasnt until during the surgery they realized he was "sunny side up".....sigh.... It wasnt until I went to nursing school that I learned soooooo much more could have been done for me to prevent a C-section. Now that I am pregnant with my seecond, I refuse to go through something like that again! Yet, it looks like this is what the dr's want for me. The first dr I went to stated he does repeat C-sections. I then switched drs at around 6 months and shared my concerns and desire for a VBAC with my new dr. Of course in the beginning, everything if soooo great with a new dr. "Oh yes, you can have a VBAC".... blah blah blah! Now at 36 weeks, it's "your baby is in an oblique position with her hand on her head so I want to schedule you for a C-Section 5 days before your due date" WTH!!!!!!!!!! Now, I understand the risk of a prolapsed cord and all if my water breaks. But IM NOT IN LABOR YET!! A C-section would prolong my recovery time, something I cannot afford. I just got my first job as an RN 3 weeks ago and would like to keep my job!!! I was thinking about going to a CNM to help with different positions to help get her into the pelvis correctly. I believe she is in the posterior position as well. What do you all recommend?? I need your help please!!! I want a safe and successful delivery for my little girl.
  3. My first son was born after 22 hours of labor. I was induced at 41 weeks, membranes were ruptured by the dr and I quickly requested an epidural, leaving me bound to the bed with an IV and numb legs. At 9.5 centimeters, the dr stated I needed a C-section because of late decels and a little bit of cervix that would dilate. NO position changes recommended, just "you need section". Even with the countless vaginal exams, it wasnt until during the surgery they realized he was "sunny side up".....sigh.... It wasnt until I went to nursing school that I learned soooooo much more could have been done for me to prevent a C-section. Now that I am pregnant with my seecond, I refuse to go through something like that again! Yet, it looks like this is what the dr's want for me. The first dr I went to stated he does repeat C-sections. I then switched drs at around 6 months and shared my concerns and desire for a VBAC with my new dr. Of course in the beginning, everything if soooo great with a new dr. "Oh yes, you can have a VBAC".... blah blah blah! Now at 36 weeks, it's "your baby is in an oblique position with her hand on her head so I want to schedule you for a C-Section 5 days before your due date" WTH!!!!!!!!!! Now, I understand the risk of a prolapsed cord and all if my water breaks. But IM NOT IN LABOR YET!! A C-section would prolong my recovery time, something I cannot afford. I just got my first job as an RN 3 weeks ago and would like to keep my job!!! I was thinking about going to a CNM to help with different positions to help get her into the pelvis correctly. I believe she is in the posterior position as well. What do you all recommend?? I need your help please!!! I want a safe and successful delivery for my little girl.
  4. I'll be starting on the L&D floor at about 32 weeks pregnant. What are the best type of shoes to wear that will support my feet and back?
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    7 months pregnant and starting as a new grad!!

    thank you!
  6. Soooo....I was interviewed and offered a job on the L&D floor. I was extrememly happy because this is the floor i've always wanted to work on. I start orientation Jan 17th. I'm not sure if the DON noticed I was pregnant at the interview due to my coat, purse, and notebook. I have been looking for a job since i graduated at the end of July and this was the first hospital in my area that were accepting new grads. Can they take the job back when they find out im pregnant when I go on to shadow Jan 3rd??? I also have a physical Jan 4th. What does this entail?
  7. I was just offered a job today on the L&D Unit. Thing is, I'm 30 weeks pregnant (Due 3/3/11)!! New grad orientation starts Jan 17th. I need some advice on how to work productively and not let the pregnancy affect my work performance, especially because I'm anemic. Like, shoes I should purchase, snacks I should buy, things I can do now to get my energy and stamina up (as I've been home since I graduated in July), etc. I NEED ADVICE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Yes, I didnt look at the BON site eveeryday to check to see if I had a number but I took the NCLEX Wednesday, September 8th and saw my number 2 days ago. So yours should be up soon. And congratulations RN!!!!
  9. Yea, it said completed on the passed exam line and not indicated on the reschedule line also. I havent recieved my license number as of yet but I did pass
  10. Just got the Quick results and I passed!! :dance::w00t:
  11. I took the NCLEX Wednesday @ 2pm. My Quick results are not back yet and it's 3:10 Friday. I went on the maryland BON site, typed in my name and it came up with license Registered Nurse. But when I clicked on it, my license status said pending. Does this mean I passed?
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    Airforce essay questions

    Um....ok. :imdbb:
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    Norfolk State University 2nd Degee Nursing Program

    They tell you that it is competitive. When I applied, all but one person was accepted and he was put on a waiting list and starts in December. The GPA you need is a 2.5 or better. I'm not sure what the average GPA is of the students in the program. Alot of students are concerned with the exit exam known as the HESI. You MUST pass this exam before you receive your degree. I've heard of someone that finished her classes in 2007 and has still not passed it. But the program is under investigation (from word of mouth) and some students are petitioning to have the HESI removed. I don't want to give you the impression that NSU has a bad program, there are just some kinks that need to be worked out. Thy are planning on revamping the program next year to up its success rate. Anythin else??
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    Norfolk State University 2nd Degee Nursing Program

    I am now in the program and I really like it. The only thing that I worry about are the students that do not have a medical background from their 1st degree. We are in the program with LPN's that have sooooo much more knowledge in the nursing field which can be intimidating and a little annoying. It is a really fast paced program therefore you have to be motivated and self disciplined because the teachers cannot possibly teach everything in such a short period. This semester I am taking med surg 1 and a cultural class (the whole semester), peds, OB, psych (are 5 weeks each). It's alot but it can be done, especially if you have a good study group. And believe me, you'll need one to keep you up for those inevitable all nighters!! Let me know if you have any other questions???
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    Airforce essay questions

    I guess I didnt think of incuding research from my nursing classes...thanks!!!! now all i have to do is remember a good one
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