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    Bad day at clinical

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    Help I am loosing my mind

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    Help on Med Surg from OB dept.

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    Questions about Ambien

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    Mandated time over you status! What can I Do?

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    Mandated time over you status! What can I Do?

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    you might be a nurse

    Your yearly tb skin test keeps getting bigger....and bigger....and bigger...
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    What color was your student uniform?

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    from a potential student

    Cut and pasted this from the OBGYN nursing section. She's a potential nursing student, and you guys have valuable insight that she could really use. :) Thought y'all could really be helpful in sharing your thoughts/opinions/experiences. :) Questions, Please how!!!!!! Hello~ I am a Junior in high school. I am really interested in becoming either a NICU or OB-GYN nurse. I have already been on one NICU job shadow for 5 hours and five OB-GUN job shadows. I have learned how to give shots, seen both a vaginal birth and C-section, and learned the role of being a nurse. However I have some additional questions that I would really like to have answered. 1. Is nursing a flexible job for a mom who wants to stay home with her kids most of the time? 2. Would you reccommend for me to attend a two or four year program, what are the benefits? 3. In Nursing school do you do clinicals in ALL areas or are you able to choose, and how long is each clinical? 4. When your kids are young can you work only a couple times a month/ split shifts with another nurse? 5. What salary and benefits does a beginning nurse get? 6. Is it easy to get a job in OB-GYN right out of nursing school? 7. What are the pros and cons of your job I would appreciate any information at all. I know that I would love to be a nurse!!!! Also if you are a nurse in the Portland Oregon area and would be interested in being my e-mail mentor or allow me to attend a job shadow please let me know at shannon@mckillion.com Thanks so much!!!!!!
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    from a potential student...

    Cut and pasted this from the OB-GYN nursing section...thought she'd get better responses if EVERYONE had a chance to see her questions and her post was here. :) Be nice, y'all! :) Questions, Please how!!!!!! Hello~ I am a Junior in high school. I am really interested in becoming either a NICU or OB-GYN nurse. I have already been on one NICU job shadow for 5 hours and five OB-GUN job shadows. I have learned how to give shots, seen both a vaginal birth and C-section, and learned the role of being a nurse. However I have some additional questions that I would really like to have answered. 1. Is nursing a flexible job for a mom who wants to stay home with her kids most of the time? 2. Would you reccommend for me to attend a two or four year program, what are the benefits? 3. In Nursing school do you do clinicals in ALL areas or are you able to choose, and how long is each clinical? 4. When your kids are young can you work only a couple times a month/ split shifts with another nurse? 5. What salary and benefits does a beginning nurse get? 6. Is it easy to get a job in OB-GYN right out of nursing school? 7. What are the pros and cons of your job I would appreciate any information at all. I know that I would love to be a nurse!!!! Also if you are a nurse in the Portland Oregon area and would be interested in being my e-mail mentor or allow me to attend a job shadow please let me know at shannon@mckillion.com Thanks so much!!!!!!
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    Future of Nursing

    (DONS PROTECTIVE GEAR, GRASPING FIRE EXTINGUISHER.... ) Okay.....well, what about those of us that aren't really sure??? I have a BSN, let me state that right off, b/c folks will surely want to know that info for this thread... Anyhoo....part of me says no, because there is a shortage, and it's gonna get a whole lot worse as the baby boomers age (sorry boomers...don't mean to make ya feel like a bunch of crusty critters... ). Plus, as others have stated, lots of people flat out can't AFFORD a 4 year degree nor do they have the time. BSN minimum would take a lot of potential great nurses out of the picture on the basis of funds/time alone. That sucks. Part of me says yes, because I honestly do think the public would hold nursing and nurses in higher regard if the minimum was a BSN. However, that theory has a lot of holes. I guess I'm leaning more towards the 'no' side, then, honestly. I work in a hospital that still has a diploma program. I work with mostly diploma and ADN nurses. I love them, they are great. I think they bring a lot to the profession in the realm of experience, which is what any profession worth its salt needs to help 'mature' their young. Plus, let me add....yes, I value my degree. I worked hard for it. BUT...and this is a BIG but....my PARENTS had a big part in pretty much FORCING me to go to college. If it wasn't considered such a big hoo-rah to have a college degree, to tell you the honest to God truth, I'd have probably gotten my ADN. However, in my family, not having a college degree is a big no-no, so I got my BSN. Okay, running out of the room to avoid the flames...that's my story and I'm sticking to it...
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    Pitocin

    LMAO!!! That woman would lose her religion if she did a midwife delivery @ my facility....not only do we not put those moms on the fetal monitor (we merely AUSCULTATE....GASP!!), but they DON'T HAVE AN IV, EITHER!!! If they need pit...and I mean NEED it...the midwives don't just shove it in out of habit...they get it IM. Tell that old nurse that there's this neat little thing called fundal massage combined with breastfeeding that works JUST AS WELL, and doesn't fill up the doggone bladder with a big bag of IV fluids!! LOL!! I laugh because I used to BE one of those nurses...I freaked out the first time I had a labor patient who wasn't on the monitor and who didn't have an IV or anything...but now I LOVE it that way!! Education is truly a wonderful thing....
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    the happy neighborhood pharmacist

    What a FREAK!!! FrustratedRN, that SUCKS!! My God, since when could you not LOOK at someone??? Write those letters, woman!!! Tell us what happens... Yeesh!! Hope you're feeling better. :)
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    Pitocin

    You are extremely fortunate....see, the Europeans have it right. When me and my coworkers are on one of our 'these women need to get a grip' tirades, we always come back to how it's WESTERN, AMERICANIZED women who have this 'epidural, epidural, epidural' mindset. I will FIGHT another nurse to take care of a Latino woman in labor.....they understand that *gasp!* it HURTS to have a baby, but that you can *get through it* and will do just fine. I tell my patients that we send home that if they want to try to 'induce,' that what got them pregnant in the first place (like Renee said) is the best way.... That, and some castor oil. American culture, somehow, has just gotten into its' head that giving birth has to involve all kinds of interventions, epidurals, and that breastfeeding is primitive and dirty (that's another one of my soapboxes....but we won't go there today). AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGHHH!!! It's so frustrating... Krista, while I love the freestanding birth center idea, I must say you hit the nail on the head when you said you can get more access to women who think they can't at hospitals. It's so cool to get a woman through labor using the tub and birthing ball and relaxation and see the look of amazement on her face when she realizes 'WOW!! I really DID it!!' One birth at a time....
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    Pitocin

    Me and my coworkers get so fed up with b.s. inductions and impatient MD's that we threaten all the time that we're going to open our own freestanding birth center....no epidurals, no pit, no admittance until you're FIVE CMS!! Had a patient who was ADMITTED the other night at ONE CM because she whined and moaned that she 'didn't want to miss her epidural.' We tried to explain to her that she wasn't IN LABOR and had LOADS of time, but the doctor caved. It totally pissed us off. She got an epidural 2 hours later, still 1 cm dilated and contracting only q12-15 minutes.....CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT CRAP???!!?? Needless to say, she got a c-section 26 hours later for 'failure to progress.' Well, DUH...I suppose one WOULDN'T progress if one wasn't even in LABOR when they got a freakin' epidural and their water broken. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Anyway, the moral of this story is that yes, a big part of the problem is that docs are impatient. But the OTHER part is that the general public thinks that A)having one contraction every 15 minutes = labor, B)epidurals are passed out like candy at the front door of labor and delivery, C)it doesn't hurt to have a baby(I hate it when a patient with an epidural whines, 'but I still FEEL something!!' DUH...it's an epidural, NOT a spinal, and you HAVE to feel SOMETHING to push your baby out of your VAGINA), and D)it's perfectly okay to be induced if you're just 'sick of being pregnant' when both you and the baby are fine and there's no MEDICAL reason to induce. That *#@!! show "A Baby Story," where freakin' everyone gets pit and an epidural and pops their baby out like toast (after 3 hours of pushing, forceps, vacuum...that they DON'T tell you about) is a horrible disservice to those of us who work OB. The general public thinks childbirth is fast, easy, painless, and that we'll induce you on a whim and give out epidurals the minute the pt. says 'boo.' Unfortunately, it's the doctors dealing with these patients that aren't standing up to them that's causing such trouble. SO YES...I hate pit, I hate most epidurals, most inductions nowadays are total CRAP, and I wouldn't go to an obstetrician unless forced. I see a CNM thank you very much, and am THRILLED with her care for just my regular GYN visits. Stepping down off the soapbox....geez, you guys have such a way of getting me rattled.. :). Catch ya on the flipside!!
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    Help my goldfish

    Anybody see 'Deuce Bigalow?' HAH!! I cracked up at that scene where the dude was tapping on the tank saying, 'fishy fishy fishy' in that stupid voice and Deuce grabs his hand and says, 'they really don't like that.' LOL!! I'd be the geek saying 'they really don't like that.' Yep, I'm an aquarium geek. I totally admit it!! JUST CALL ME DEUCE! HA!