Jump to content
What’s your favorite allnurses.com feature? Read more... ×
climbingeverest

climbingeverest

Registered User
advertisement

Activity Wall

  • climbingeverest last visited:
  • 15

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 731

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Likes

  • 0

    Points

  1. climbingeverest

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs (FNP)

    Hi Nurse216, Thank you for replying! Apparently I have not created enough posts to private message people :) Are you in the full time or part time program? I am a school nurse at the moment and was thinking of continuing to work part time which would be 3, 8 hour days a week. Do you think that seems reasonable given the work load? Good luck in the program!!
  2. climbingeverest

    Colorado FNP School Grads

    Hello everyone, I am researching Regis University and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for their online FNP programs. They are slightly different. I was wondering if there are any graduates of either out there and if you could give my your opinion on the work load, preparedness, professionalism etc? Thank you in advance!
  3. climbingeverest

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs (FNP)

    Hi, I was wondering what you think about the online FNP program? Have you enjoyed it? I am thinking of applying for the online program as well and was wondering what to expect! Thanks!
  4. climbingeverest

    Maryville University

    Hello, I am currently researching FNP and PNP schools. Have any of you attended Maryville University online out of St. Louis? What are your thoughts on the program? Thank you!
  5. climbingeverest

    Looking to relocate to CO

    Hi! If you like Montrose or Delta you would like Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado! We are home to the Great Sand Dunes National park, hiking, fishing and any outdoor sport you could want. I work on the L&D unit there. Alamosa is a small town with a great community and full of lots of families. We moved here 3 years ago and we love it. Right now there is only a PRN position posted but you should apply. We definitely need more full time help. There are currently two open shift per week just as a PRN nurse. If you would like to talk more you can email me at teamstephens29@gmail.com Our website is here : San Luis Valley Health
  6. climbingeverest

    Looking to relocate to CO

    Hi! If you like Montrose or Delta you would like Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado! We are home to the Great Sand Dunes National park, hiking, fishing and any outdoor sport you could want. I work on the L&D unit there. Alamosa is a small town with a great community and full of lots of families. We moved here 3 years ago and we love it. Right now there is only a PRN position posted but you should apply. We definitely need more full time help. There are currently two open shift per week just as a PRN nurse. If you would like to talk more you can email me at teamstephens29@gmail.com Our website is here : San Luis Valley Health
  7. climbingeverest

    Opportunity in Oncology for a Survivor?

    did you get the job???
  8. climbingeverest

    Pregnant Oncology Nurse

    I was in the same situation back in 2006 pregnant with my first child. I requested to do triage and office duties and injections instead. I was very fearful and looking back I may have slightly overreacted but one never knows. I do feel you have the right to have the pregnancy you want and certainly have the right to demand a safe environment for your baby. At this point you are almost done with your first trimester which is the most dangerous part to be around chemotherapy. After the first trimester, chemo can even be administered to pregnant patients. So, looking at it that way you probably don't have much to worry about at this point. I understand your feelings, it was a very difficult situation for me to decide on since they pretty much wanted to fire me for not being able to do the job they hired me to do and I always felt I was letting them down by not doing it. But, it is your first act as a mom....sometimes you have to make difficult decisions that aren't always clear. I think no matter what you decide you won't regret your decision. If they will willingly give you another job for the mean time then go for it, but if not, you probably will be okay. Consider breast feeding too...if you plan to do that you have to consider chemo getting into your milk supply as well. Just a thought. Congrats and best wishes!
  9. climbingeverest

    Teaching about 1 year now

    Thanks! I found that really helpful! Happy for you too!
  10. climbingeverest

    The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading

    I think birth plan are worrisome sometimes because it often means Murphys Law is attached! Whatever can go wrong, will now! That said, I WISH more people would take the time to think about their birth. At our hospital a birth plan is a rare event ! Most women haven't given two thoughts to how they plan to handle their labor let along go home with a baby. It is sad and disappointing to see such a lack of education. So ,even though birth plans can mean disaster, I would be happy to see that kind of consciousness put into it!
  11. climbingeverest

    Terbutaline protocol

    For all of you whose hospitals no longer use Terb...do you mean that you no longer use it in the occasional subq to stop contractions or did you stop using it in other forms like on pumps/iv ?
  12. climbingeverest

    Internal/External Os

    I am happy to report that at work yesterday I had my chance to check another cervix. I used what I learned and all your comments and found it! Not only that, I feel for the first time that I knew more comprehensively what I was looking for and I got the assessment right! I had another nurse check after me to make sure. Thanks so much for your help and encouragement. One down, 1000's to go!
  13. climbingeverest

    Internal/External Os

    Thank you for your replies. :) I know the topic of cervical checks has been beaten to death but I imagine it is such a hot topic because it can be so difficult. If you don't mind, I'd like to describe how I do it/what goes through my mind and maybe you all could tell me what I'm missing in my thought process ?? So basically, I go in and the first thing I'm searching for is the cervix which I deem to be something that feels like an open circle amidst all the mush! I really wish I knew anatomically what all that mush was that I am feeling so that I could find my way better! Anyway, once I find the circle of the cervix (if I ever do) then I feel what is in the middle of it which usually feels like something hard like the baby's head. Once that is done I gently open my fingers from one side of the cervical opening to the other (being careful not to stretch the cervix for accuracy) and measure how far dilated. I have honestly never felt a long tunnel of thick cervix. All I have ever felt so far is cervix lying on the head of the baby so I have just measured how thick the rim is basically, for effacement. No one ever seems to be able to explain cervical checks on my unit. I have researched every thing I know how to and I know I need experience. Is what I described the correct way in your estimation? Thank you so much for your expertise!
  14. climbingeverest

    Internal/External Os

    Can anyone help explain cervical checks in relation to internal and external os? I know conceptually that there is both and that there is supposed to be a tunnel from the external to the internal which gives you your measure of effacement but I cant say that I have ever felt it! When I have done cervical checks I have gone in, felt the ring of the cervix and just felt how thick the cervix felt there in the ring and I usually feel something hard (babys head) right there as well. My preceptor informed me that no, that is the external os and you have to actually push up on baby's head to feel the internal os. I dont know, I cant say I completely understand this. If the internal os is smaller then why do I feel the babys head at the external os (I would think it would not come down if the internal is smaller). Can anyone help me figure this out a little better? I have had a hard enough time feeling one os let alone two!
  15. climbingeverest

    Becoming Fearful

    I am not new to nursing but new to OB. I work on a floor that does nursery, L&D, postpartum and post surgical patients. I am nearing the end of my 12 week orientation period and instead of feeling more confident and ready to go I find myself becoming more and more fearful. I suppose I just dont feel like I have mastered any one thing and I am very dubious about my ability to manage a labor on my own with any degree of certainty. A patient walks in and I still feel like I freeze internally and think to myself, "now what?". Is this normal? Everyone says I wont feel good until a year but that seems like a long time to wait to be able to manage care confidently and securely. We have had a few serious emergencies while on my orientation so Im not sure if that is coloring my view of things but I guess I just feel like I should be becoming more sure instead of more afraid. I love it and dont want to give up. Any advice?
×