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  1. Annointed_RNStudent

    Men in L&D

    I always hesistate to respond to such threads. But I will say this... I work at what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world, and I am a male L&D Nurse, that is also a Lactation Consultant, teaches Ob Preparation classes, and is a very sought after nruse. I am also a minority.... Good Nurses are Good Nurses, and patients just want someone that is a good care provider. That being said I have taken care of people that are very conservative (Muslim etc) and same sex couples.... Only had three patients in three years that didn't want a male OB Nurse.... Go FOR IT!
  2. Annointed_RNStudent

    UNC-Charlotte MSN

    Hello, I plan to star the UNCC MSN Nurse Education program this fall, has anyone completed this program, or knows anyone that I could possibly contact that is in the program? I am trying to decide on where I will actually attend in the fall.... Thanks
  3. Annointed_RNStudent

    New Peds Male Nurse....

    Hello All, I am a nurse of one year, and I have recently been offered a job on a pediatric floor, I am so excited. For the last year I have worked OB/Newborn Nursery, and will continue to work OB part time. Transitioning from Ob to Peds will be hard I'm sure, what is some advice you peds nurses can give me... Thanks You Guys
  4. Annointed_RNStudent

    Cape Fear Valley

    Hello all I am interested in knowing what you guys know about Cape Fear Valley HOspital, and living in Fayetteville, I am considering moving there and would like to work in their peds department? Anyone got any advice, are the nurses happy there, patient ratios okay, etc? Salary.... HELP Thanks
  5. Annointed_RNStudent

    Wssu Rn-bsn

    Does anyone know anything about the Distance Ed RN-BSN program at WSSU, or is anyone/ has anyone in or been through the program, I have interest in this program and would like to get feedback from any that have experience with it? Thanks
  6. Annointed_RNStudent

    L&D rotation as a guy

    it is exactly what you make of it, I did OB rotation last year and now I am a full time OB nurse, I work in a relatively large teaching hospital, and out of maybe 100 or so patients , I have only had 2 that didn't want me to be their nurse, and I'm sure in other units the numbers are the same or higher (medical floors etc), So go in with an open mind and who knows you might just become and OB nurse.!
  7. Annointed_RNStudent

    It's sometimes hard being a nurse of color isn't it?

    Hello I am AA male that works OB in a relatively large teaching hospital, while I've been a nurse for about three months now and I have had several patients, only two didn't want a male nurse, but there was a rather interesting incident that happened because of my race I do believe, I was called to be the second nurse in a delivery, and I rushed in as the baby was coming, and the lady (an African American) looks over and tells her mother that I should leave, considering I was an RN now, well when asked if she was uncomfortable with the student being in there a male medical student white, she said he was fine, she was just uncomfortable with me? I was puzzled, ofcourse there was plenty else to do but I just wonder.... To everyone who faces discrimination.. Keep your Head Up!
  8. Annointed_RNStudent

    Declined Job Offer, Practically told off!

    As many of you know I have wanted to be an L&D nurse forever, and I have posted many threads about men in L&D nursing, well when I started to look for jobs I looked in several places, as this was a non-traditional role and I figured it would not be that easy to do, so I applied at like 3 places, and the first place I applied had no openings in L&D, but offered me a NICU position, making the famous problem: you could start there and then move to L&D, because they thought I was a good candidate, and I would be considered if anythign came open in L&D. Well I went on to two other hospitals and was offered L&D/OB jobs, and that is what I have wanted to do since I was ten years old, so I decided to wait around and see if anything opened up at the first hospital in L&D, and now that I am ready to graduate I called today and spoke with the Human Resources lady today, Whom I had told from DAY 1 that L&D was my first choice, and if anything came open in L&D to let me know, well nothing evere came open, so I told her that I would have to decline the NICU offer, as I had been offered an L&D job, well she went into a long spill about how I had done such an inconvenience to the hospital, and how so many people could have had that job, and wanted to know where I was going to work, and when I told her, she said "We'll I have never even heard of that place" and she went back again and I said well my real interest is L&D and you knew that when I applied, and your advice was to look into NICU and then move into it, and she went on to say well dont' think you are going to be considered for L&D now, and I wish you the best, and she hung up! I guess why I am upset is because I drove 45 minutes just to tell the people in person, becuase they were so nice and I wanted to thank them for the job offer.. Did I deserve to be told off?
  9. Annointed_RNStudent

    Declined Job Offer, and Was practically told off!

    As many of you know I have wanted to be an L&D nurse forever, and I have posted many threads about men in L&D nursing, well when I started to look for jobs I looked in several places, as this was a non-traditional role and I figured it would not be that easy to do, so I applied at like 3 places, and the first place I applied had no openings in L&D, but offered me a NICU position, making the famous problem: you could start there and then move to L&D, because they thought I was a good candidate, and I would be considered if anythign came open in L&D. Well I went on to two other hospitals and was offered L&D/OB jobs, and that is what I have wanted to do since I was ten years old, so I decided to wait around and see if anything opened up at the first hospital in L&D, and now that I am ready to graduate I called today and spoke with the Human Resources lady today, Whom I had told from DAY 1 that L&D was my first choice, and if anything came open in L&D to let me know, well nothing evere came open, so I told her that I would have to decline the NICU offer, as I had been offered an L&D job, well she went into a long spill about how I had done such an inconvenience to the hospital, and how so many people could have had that job, and wanted to know where I was going to work, and when I told her, she said "We'll I have never even heard of that place" and she went back again and I said well my real interest is L&D and you knew that when I applied, and your advice was to look into NICU and then move into it, and she went on to say well dont' think you are going to be considered for L&D now, and I wish you the best, and she hung up! I guess why I am upset is because I drove 45 minutes just to tell the people in person, becuase they were so nice and I wanted to thank them for the job offer.. Did I deserve to be told off?
  10. Annointed_RNStudent

    Great clinical time in nursery!

    Hi, I loved NBN also, however well baby nursery are becoming harder and harder to find, with the new LDRP trend, and the ones that do exist, someone has to die for you get a job. I would encourage you to look at a Large Large hospital when you graduate. Good Luck, also don't ever let anyone discourage you from where your heart is, if you want to work Neonatal, Then that's what you should do!
  11. Got my offer Dec 18th at about 3:30, on L&D. I can't wait to start!
  12. Annointed_RNStudent

    Male nursing students can do assessments on the women?

    I am a senior in nursing school, getting ready to graduate, and I have been to every single rotation in the clinical setting, and OB was my favorite, I was requested and asked to stay over with one of my patients, even asked to name the child and be a God-Parent, and with my interest and my experience I will be a L&D Nurse, a Male L&D nurse. As far as OB, in many large hospitals nurses hardly do checks, and many nurses prefer that Doctors do them, but like another poster said I don't ever recall any nurses doing in-depth assesments. I personally think that a Man can do well in any area, and all this foolishness about men not working OB, or only being allowed to deal with Male Patients is basically a whole slap in the face to men and the entire profession of nursing!
  13. Annointed_RNStudent

    would you be a RN for $11.00/hr?

    Yup, I have wanted to be a nurse forever, and I never knew what the salaries ranged until I was deep into nursing school. :-)
  14. Annointed_RNStudent

    Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse?

    I wouldn't give up on OB just because of a few wrinkled egos, and patients request. What male nurses dont' seem to understand is that these things can happen with patients on any floor, and they happen on all floors, I have seen it happen on Med-Surg, ER, OR etc. Now with that being said, someone has to pave the way and change the stereotype about men in OB nursing, which is why I'm going full force. However I will say this, after doing mentorship at Community Hospital, I would NEVER EVER consider doing OB in a small rural or community hospital....~ Sorry you had that experience~
  15. Annointed_RNStudent

    Why do so many of you hate working med/surg?

    I am getting ready to graduate in May, and hardly any of my classmates are going to Med-Surg Areas, many are going to ER and Critical Care, a few going to Med-Surg (1) me, going to OB, and the rest are going to nursing home, psychiatric units, where the benefits are pretty good and the hours are also, then one girl going to NICU. Out of maybe forty students, only 5 are even considering going to Med-Surg! Being on Med-Surg Clinical you see how it is always overfull of patients, and underfull of any nurses, and who wants to take care of 7 and 8 patients?
  16. Annointed_RNStudent

    Are you man Enough to be a OB nurse?

    As I was looking at the billboard promoting men in nursing, It read Are you man enough to be a nurse, none of these male examples however worked in Maternal-Child Health, they all worked in generic men "safe" areas? SO I'm honestly asking: DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAN ENOUGH TO WORK OB (L&D)? WAITING TO HEAR INPUT~