RuralNP4KIDS

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  1. A Question to Nurses and Nursing Students.. HELP ME!

    Don't worry your will find some way to manage. I was not very good with people throwing up or really strong adverse smells but I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was 5. In fact when I worked as an aide in college I used the hum the theme from St. ...
  2. male nurse sexism? L&D in the ICU

    Zelesther, As the current Director of Maternal Child Health in an acute care hospital I can tell you I would hire a male new grad in a heartbeat if I thought he was committed to women, infants, and children. In addition to truly wanting to learn 4 sp...
  3. How old is too old?!?!?

    Go for it!!! Even if it takes you 4 years to finish you still have at least 15 years of working You might as well enjoy what you are doing! Good luck!
  4. Our Littlest Patient

    In my past, that news would not be considered nerve-wracking. This time my adrenaline was pumping as I jumped into the shower. I work in a small rural hospital, on the border of Canada, and we don't have those kinds of deliveries here very often. In ...
  5. How do you manage to get to work in snow storms ?

    You really have to just leave yourself extra time to get there. I live in an area where there is snow from October til May and everyone is expected to get in. We have a lot of dirt roads, etc. The maintainence guys go out and pick up staff. We even h...
  6. Hasidic Jew Admitted for Bone Marrow Transplant

    Thank you for a wonderful article. When I was a young PICU staff nurse at CHOP I had the opportunity to care for children of many different cultures. I was working nights and one of the fellows was an Orthodox Jew. I realize this is different from Ha...
  7. The future of NP (practice / privileges) ??

    I completely agree. I have been a pediatric nurse for 17 years in the PICU and Peds ED. I am in my final year of my PNP which I am doing as primary care because I live in a rural area. But my preceptors are training me to do both. I am in the office ...
  8. Working and NP school

    I am doing a PNP program (online) and working 5 days/week as a director of Maternal Child Health. I had 8 credits last semester and I have 9 this semester. After this semester it will get lighter. I am married and have 3 kids. It is not easy. I do my...
  9. I need help getting started.

    I think it all depends on what you want to do. Where I live LPN's work mostly med/surg and LTC. Many speciality areas no longer hire LPN's. As far as tuition is concerned there are many scholarships and grants available to students through national o...
  10. "Customer service" and nursing

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  11. "Customer service" and nursing

    Yikes! I know I only read page one so far but here is how I see it. Look at American society these days. Everything is instant gratification whether that be fast food, buying a new car, drive thru car wash, hotels and hospitals. This society is also ...
  12. My poor co-worker!

    Looking at your staffing of 2 per shift I assume you are at a rural hospital. I am also at a rural hospital and we have the same issues. I oversee the maternal child and ICU areas. The MCH nurses do float to MS but they DO NOT take an assignment. It ...
  13. Banning Crocs?

    Steph- At least the doc wears shoes!!! We have one older doc who frequently does deliveries in the middle of the night barefoot!! Or just as bad an old pair of shoes rumored to be from his med school days! Disgusting!!! Does anyone from IC address hi...
  14. Would you recommend nursing to your daughter?

    I would absolutely recommend nursing to anyone. I have worked in a variety of positions and I have enjoyed every job. Both of my daughters gag at the sight of blood and can't stand to watch "gross" stuff on TV and neither have any interest in medicin...
  15. Please share something GOOD that happened at work!

    I have been a nurse in many different settings over the years. Right now I am in management (a choice I sometimes question). I think some of the best days are when I am successful in "winning one" for my nurses or when I speak to patients and they ha...