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  1. RosaleiMae

    Stony Brook Summer 2015

    I'm also applying for next year. Good luck with the program! Feel free to come back and tell us your experience with it :)
  2. We have issues like this. We do LDRP and some GYN post-op. Sometimes a nurse has 3 couplets and is the delivery nurse for the shift. It makes no sense to me at all, and doesn't feel safe. Patients need more attention and you can't divide your attention between so many things, it becomes a juggling act and inevitably something gets dropped. I have a really hard time with staffing and assignment stuff, and as a new nurse I can sympathize. I suggest starting to look around. Unless you see the dawn on the horizon, sticking it out might just burn you out. Just my two cents. Best wishes in sorting it out!
  3. RosaleiMae

    SUNY Stony Brook experiences?

    Greetings! I have looked into Frontier and I am interested in their CNM w/ the WHNP as well. However, I qualify for in-state tuition for SUNY Stony Brook, and since this will be my 2nd Master's I want to explore all my options. Any reviews on the SUNY SB program? I know they no longer offer the WHNP, but they still have the CNM program. Just for background- I'm a recent graduate of an accelerated BSN program, and I now work LDRP and GYN post-op at a local hospital. Before becoming a nurse I worked as a perinatal social worker and doula. I'm hoping to start a CNM program in Summer or Fall 2016. I'm also looking into scholarship options at the moment. Any advice or input is always appreciated! Becoming a CNM is something I've wanted to do for a very long time and I'm glad to finally be answering that call.
  4. RosaleiMae

    Losing respect for nursing students

    I find this so silly and judgmental. I'm a 2nd career BSN student and I say 2nd career, not 2nd degree because it's my 3rd. I hold a Master's of Social Work and was a clinician for many years. I was ED PCT during my first undergrad degree and a case manager during grad school. I'm also a birth doula and mother of 3, and I happen to be heavily tattooed. It in no way reflects my ability to be competent and effective in any of my clinical roles, nor is it an indication that I am somehow unprofessional.
  5. RosaleiMae

    Nursing Program Length

    Same here.
  6. RosaleiMae

    Why do some nurses use their titles as a big ego boost?

    This is very true and good advice!
  7. RosaleiMae

    Where to get CPR certificate

    Most EMS agencies offer them... so your local FD or ambulance service is a good place to start. If they don't offer them, they will likely be able to point you in the right direction locally.
  8. RosaleiMae

    Do I tell my manager?

    This is absolutely correct and the majority of psychotropic medications carry warnings about operating a vehicle or machinery... as far as the laws are concerned, impairment is impairment whether it's prescribed or not... if the medication impairs you and you chose to operate a motor vehicle then you could potentially get a DUI. The question of impairment may still be a subjective one on the part of the officer, but showing proof that it is a prescribed med certainly won't get you off the hook.
  9. RosaleiMae

    Brockport BSN students?!

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    iPad apps?

  11. RosaleiMae

    iPad apps?

    I know I've seen people mention different apps, but when I tried searching the forums I couldn't find a post about apps so I figured I'd ask for recommendations... Any iPad apps that you found very useful in school? Any that were a waste of time? Also interested in phone apps too... I'm new to apps in the academic world so it's hard to guess what might be helpful... I'm a 2nd degree BSN student so all jr/sr year coursework. Thanks!
  12. RosaleiMae

    Intensity of adn/absn programs

    I don't think you can generalize all absn programs that way. Some of them are definitely lacking in many ways, but some of them have just as much clinical content as a regular bsn program. I'm in an absn program and it's still 4 semesters like the bsn program offered at our school, the major difference is two of the semesters are Summer ones so slightly shorter and the program runs continuously from May through the following August.
  13. RosaleiMae

    2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application

    Thanks. I tried a few of the lookup tools they link to, but that didn't help much... one shows no facilities in my area and the other shows a ton : ( I've just heard terrible stories from past recipients who struggled to find suitable positions to meet the requirements after graduation.... I know I want to get into OB nursing so I'm hesitant to apply...
  14. RosaleiMae

    2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Application

    But the position has to be primary care or mental health related, correct? It isn't necessarily any nursing position in an approved facility?