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cally527 has 6 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med/Surg/Tele.

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  1. So I have been a SAHM for the past 6 months. I am going to be looking to get back to work within the next few months. My last job was M/S/Tele and I have decided to finally make the switch the LDRP when I go back to work. I have no maternity experience since I was in school years ago. what are some books or other learning materials I can get to brush up on my maternity knowledge and maybe even give me a boost over other applicants? I have joined AWHONN, I have Mosby’s pocket guide for fetal monitoring. many other suggestions would be appreciated. I need something to focus on in my downtime while I’m stuck at home.
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    Whiners in the classroom?!?!?!

    I guess the point you are missing from this is that the "whiners" have gone to the tutor. They have scheduled time to speak with the professors and they have met with the Dean regarding their concerns. The "whiners" have done everything within their power to get their questions and concerns addressed without impacting lecture time. In fact, so many students have done so, that the Dean felt it was necessary to come to both section 1 and section 2 and interrupt class to discuss the many concerns she has been contacted about. The program is grossly disorganized. You have experienced that yourself. I recall that you have posted to the class Facebook page asking questions about scheduling, complaining about last minute schedule changes and not being told when or where we need to be somewhere etc. We are all working towards the same goal, which is learning the material, graduating and passing the NCLEX. I can understand your frustration with this situation, but posting on here about the situation is not cool. You painted the entire class as unrealistic, whiny children when in fact there are just a few student that would be considered children or unrealistic. You are no angel yourself. You have vilified an entire class on here yet you legitimately threw a temper tantrum and stalked out of class before it was dismissed, you have whined in our class Facebook page several times about the inconvenience of not being able to schedule your life because the program is so disorganized. You claim you are professional at all times yet you did all of these things and you are on all nurses complaining about the whiners in your class. If you got to know your classmates and actually socialized just enough to be polite you would know that the girl you yelled at before storming out the other day has one of the highest grades in our class. The "whiners" are the students that are doing the best! We are not all young. We are not all failing. We are not all expecting straight A's with minimal effort on our parts. We are not all whiners. We are not ALL anything more than stressed nursing students.
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    Whiners in the classroom?!?!?!

    What is even more astounding is when the almost 40 year old stands up, shouts that she has things she needs to do and does not have time for "this". Basically throws a temper tantrum before storming out of the classroom like a child. (So much for "professional" at work and school!) I can not believe the Dean of Nursing decided she needed to speak with the entire cohort about the many complaints she has received without consulting the only serious student in the class. And, for the record, the Dean of Nursing initiated that classroom meeting. Not students. Not 1 person whined OR complained about the blizzard causing our exam to be cancelled they ASKED why it took so long for the faculty to contact students when they decided to cancel the exam for the second time because another campus was closed. They asked why it was not possible to for the professor to lecture a bit longer on ABG's because more than half of the class still had questions. This class costs more than $6000 so they have the right to asks their questions. Especially when the tutor for the nursing program does not know the information either and tutors students by READING directly from the textbook. Finally not one student complained the the readings were too long and too many, they said the syllabus was confusing. Look at yourself and your behavior before you rant on here about all of us. Especially since many of us are members here.
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    How much is your nursing school expenses?

    $6000+ per semester for the course. Also have to pay for books, parking, scrubs etc. Sadly..... this is at a CC college for an ADN program so I will then have to pay for an RN-BSN bridge program.
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    Should I give nursing another try?

    I just love that she is young enough to still think that starting at $50K makes it a rich profession. Please keep that attitude about money!
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    Want to start a nursing career..

    I have a BA in Business Admin/Management with a minor in HR. I have been unemployed for over a year. I decided in January '12 that maybe I had the right idea in high school and nursing was what I should be doing. (I am 35 now) I looked at the programs in my area and signed up at the local community college for the science classes I needed. Most of my classes from my BA transfered and I only needed to do the scinece pre-reqs. Then the stars aligned perfectly and the FT ADN program at my school extended their application deadline to May 15th, so I applied as soon as my spring classes ended. I just had my first day of nursing school today! It is possible. Good luck!
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    Well just the other day I posted careeer suicide......

    It is Massachusetts AKA Tax-achusetts. That question is extremely important here....lol
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    Well just the other day I posted careeer suicide......

    I highly doubt that the BON cares if you were forced to resign. I would hope they have more important things to be dealing with such as nurses that have violated law, hurt patients etc. So pick yourself up off the floor, dust yourself off and start looking for another job. When anyone asks.... the ER was not a good fit for me at this stage in my career. Once I determined that, my supervisors and I decided that it would be best for me to resign my position.
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    Well just the other day I posted careeer suicide......

    You are not the first nor will you be the last person to not do well in a new position. Why would you have to report that to the BON? Was there misconduct? Was a patient injured/killed? Did you violate laws?
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    Check Up: Obamacare vs. Romneycare: Any real difference?

    When did you go to nursing school? The health plan offered by MA community colleges is VERY cheap compared to the cost of other plans and it complies with the MA Health Insurance requirements. $1050 for a full calendar year of health insurance is a pretty good deal. The plan I have does cover all routine ob/gyn care. I did not check to see if organ transplants are covered.....
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    Full Time Quincy College Sept 2012

    And so it begins...... The syllabus has been posted on the portal!!!!
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    Too Firm on Diaphram of Stethoscope

    Are you talking about the piece that has the Littmann logo on it? If so, that piece can be removed/replaced. If your classmate did actually damage it, all is not lost. It is normal to be a little OCD when you have your first brand new stethoscope (especially when you spend money on an expensive one) You will soon get over that. Your poor stethoscope is not going to be new and perfect forever. At some point you will drop it, accidentally hit it against something hard, it will get puked on etc.
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    Full Time Quincy College Sept 2012

    Sorry, I am in the 10:30 - 12:30 class and my schedule from when I registered and on the portal says that class starts on 9/5.
  14. Tell your parents that you are not too old. Personally, I am 35 and by the time I graduate I will be 37. I hope the "people" that did not congratulate you were not people you considered to be friends??? Family and friends should be happy that you are having success in following your dreams. Your age should not matter. All of my friends and family congratulated me when I was accepted. SO..... Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
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    The Wisest Thing I've Ever Heard on Allnurses ...

    The world does not revolve around you, so open your eyes and look at things with that in mind
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    Nobody told me that after graduation...

    You do sound whiny AND bitter! Allow me to be blunt, I promise the end of my post will be alot nicer than what I plan to say right now. Welcome to reality....where you have to look out for yourself. Nobody told you, well you clearly didn't ask the right people (if you even bothered to ask at all) If you had bothered to do the research you would have seen that your prestigious 4 year program was expensive and strongly suggested their students do not work. If you had bothered to network and ask, someone would have told you that doing an externship would be helpful. You chose to take out $100k in student loans. Again, if you had bothered to research, you would have know that snobbery about the school name comes with a higher tuition bill. The most important thing to look at with nursing schools is their NCLEX pass rate. Did you even bother to look at the pass rate for your school. Not to beat a dead horse, but if you had done some research about your "Brand name" school....... Finally, if you had bothered to research the job market at any time in your 4 years of school you would have found that there is no nursing shortage. (Now enough of the blunt and harsh commentary) Reality bites. Learn from this experience. Research!!!!! Don't expect that because you are paying outrageous sums of money to a school that it is going to tell you anything other than what is required. It would have been great if the faculty bothered to tell you and your fellow students that externships would be helpful, or that it is a really tough job market. They didn't tell you. They let you wander right into the storm without a warning. Learn from this!! The one person you know you can alway count on is yourself. You know how smart you are, so use those smarts. Research!!!!! I truly wish you the best of luck with your second NCLEX attempt and with your job search. Keep your chin up because you will make it though!