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Queen2u

Queen2u

Postpartum, L&D, Mother-Baby
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Queen2u has 7 years experience and specializes in Postpartum, L&D, Mother-Baby.

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  1. Queen2u

    Nursing salary in AZ

    Hello! I just filled out an application for a Banner facility as a registered nurse with 7 years of experience. I was asked what I was expecting to earn per hour. What do mother-baby nurses with 7 years of experience earn on nights in AZ? THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!
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    Nurse-to-patient ratio in AZ???

    Does this apply to all Banners?
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    Nurse-to-patient ratio in AZ???

    Hello there!!!! I am moving to AZ within the next few months. I currently live in CA where we were blessed with nurse-to-patient ratio laws. I am aware that AZ has no such laws. On average, how many patients do you care for during your shift and what unit do you work on? (By the way, I am a mother-baby nurse) THANKS!!!!!
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    IV Certification Class

    Hello, AN family! I have a quick question for those of you who have taken IV certification classes. Do you know of any IV certification classes in the Los Angles or San Fernando Valley area that don't run 3 days? I am planning on making a career move soon and I know I would need to be efficient in starting IVs and drawing blood for this career change. Thanks a bunch!!!!!
  5. Hello, all!!! I have my RN BSN and have been a postpartum nurse for 6 years. I am currently in school to earn my Masters in Public Health. I will be graduating in June! Does anyone have ideas of what career paths I could take besides being a public health nurse? I was thinking more along the lines of admin, but not management.....
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    Women's Health Clinic Nurse

    Hello AN family. I am moving from California to Arizona next year. Currently I am a postpartum nurse with 6 years of experience, but I am planning on gaining experience as a women's clinic nurse. Is there anyone here with experience in a women's clinic? If so, how is the pay? Also, what has your experience been in the clinic?
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    Moving to AZ from CA

    Hello AN family. I am moving from California to Arizona next year. Currently I am a postpartum nurse with 6 years of experience, but I am planning on gaining experience as a women's clinic nurse. Is there anyone here with experience in a women's clinic? If so, how is the pay? Also, what has your experience been in the clinic?
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    CEU websites

    Does anyone know of any good, inexpensive/free CEU websites? I need to renew my RN license by April and I am not planning on waiting til the last minute. THANKS!!!
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    Job outlook for postpartum nurses

    Ha ha, I ment to put L&D, not the smiley face lol...
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    Job outlook for postpartum nurses

    Thanks for your reply! I tried L&D after starting Mother Baby and found Mother Baby to be the right fit for me. This is where I know I want to be. I'm glad to hear it's easy to get into. Does the pay allow you to live comfortably in AZ? That is a major concern of mine...
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    Job outlook for postpartum nurses

    Hello!!! For personal reasons I am considering relocating to the Phoenix area from Southern California. I work in a hospital on a mother baby unit and make $41 an hour with a bachelor's degree and 4 years experience, however the cost of living is relatively high...right now, gas is over $3 and you can't find a decent home here for less than $399,000. How much, roughly, would a mother baby nurse with a bachelor's degree make in the Phoenix area? I have already researched the housing market and it looks pretty good compared to here!!!!
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    Postpartum couplet care

    5-6 couplets is a lot!!!! I once worked in a hospital that had separate postpartum and nursery units--they hadn't gone mother baby. We went 6:1 then because we were only caring for moms, not babies. But once you put babies in the mix, things become a lot busier!
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    Postpartum couplet care

    Hello. I work at a southern California facility. We are staffed 3:1, unless we are really busy or short staffed, then we go 4:1. No antepartums--they go to out Maternal-Fetal Care Unit...we do care for NICU moms but it doesn't automatically bump our ratio up to 4:1. Babies room in with moms but there is a nursery available for moms who simply want to rest for a few hours, and the nursery nurses do assessments for us at times but are not required to. Nursery nurses also sometimes step in to do newborn screens and they draw labs and start IVs on babies that need them. I love my facility!
  14. What is your schedule like as a public health nurse? Do you work 5 days a week, 9 to 5? Four 10 hour shifts per week? I am really looking forward to applying muself as a phn and would like to know. Thanks!
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    How do you like your job?

    Thanks for all the feedback!
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    How do you like your job?

    So, I am working on a mother baby unit and I am considering moving on to public health. Just wanted to know how some of you like public health. What are some pros and cons, and do you miss the floor?