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  1. Homebirth safer then hospital birth????

    I'm back and forth about homebirth. On one hand, with a well trained, well prepared midwife an appropriate candidate should be fine at home. On the other hand, I was an 'appropriate candidate' but the you-know-what hit the fan so quick with my first ...
  2. Is There Truth To This?

    As was previously stated, Yale (it's the only hospital I can speak for) greatly prefers BSNs. Does it mean that ADN's never, ever get hired? Of course not. But if all other things are equal, a BSN will be hired over an ADN or a diploma nurse. I won't...
  3. NEW GRADS:Yale is willing to give you a shot..

    My unit hires new grads, but I'm sure the positions are really, really competetive. It's too bad we don't hire more, because we are so short staffed right now.
  4. Mixing Breast Milk with Formula

    I mix them together all the time, and have never heard of it changing the composition of the breast milk itself. I only mix it for nipple feedings if I know the entire volume will be consumed in one way or another, but that's just so I don't waste i...
  5. Pregnancy and job offers as a new grad

    It is absolutely discrimination and against the law. Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 states that pregnancy based employment discrimination is illegal, and that pregnancy must be regarded by employers as any other temporary illness. It is ...
  6. Pregnancy and job offers as a new grad

    It is absolutely illegal to not hire someone because of their pregnancy. A number of people have admitted that they would break the law and discriminate against you if they were given the option of being in charge of hiring a pregnant nurse. I beli...
  7. Pregnancy and job offers as a new grad

    There is no reason to mention a pregnancy during an interview, and it is illegal for an employer to ask you about it. If you were qualifed for the position prior to the disclosure of your pregnancy, being pregnant shouldn't change that. If a job is ...
  8. Funny things lay-people say...

    Working in the Neonatal ICU: from outside the hospital people that hear what type of unit I work in : Awww, how sweet! You just go to work to rock and hold sweet babies!! (perhaps they misunderstand what 'ICU' means??) From a parent at work once: I...
  9. Its not what you know, it's who you know

    May I ask why you say this? I know many people (myself included, as stated above) that have relied on networking to get into a hospital job, and I don't find them to have 'low performance' at all.
  10. Being a Teacher/Nurse

    I have a BS in Edu and a BSN, currently licensed and working as a nurse. I let my teacher cert lapse. I am exhausted just thinking about doing both jobs! But, theoretically, since you asked, is it possible? I don't see why not. As long as you ha...
  11. Its not what you know, it's who you know

    It's networking, and it in NO WAY means that the person is unqualified. Example? I graduated with my BSN, great GPA, great clinical recs, passed NCLEX first try with 75 questions, good to go for a job, right? Except there were so few places that wou...
  12. Bitter dried up nurses that need to RETIRE

    Wait, aren't you the guy that started all the crap a few months ago about how it's immoral for women to seek employment when they know they are pregnant? :icon_roll Know what gets under my skin? People that like to stir up crap just to create drama...
  13. Current Method of Gavage Syringe Warming

    We warm them in a plastic ziploc bag placed in a warm water bath in one of those pink patient water pitchers.
  14. New grad nurses- what did you do to get hired?

    I applied and applied and applied, and called HR and tried every angle I could think of, getting nowhere. Then I contacted every person I knew working in a hospital back home (I had to relocate to a state after school, so I had no experience with th...
  15. Silly question about pregnancy!

    I worked until my water broke. It broke while I was walking into work. I called off that day.