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Postpartum RN

Postpartum RN

Postpartum, Med Surg, Home Health
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Postpartum RN has 7 years experience and specializes in Postpartum, Med Surg, Home Health.

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  1. Postpartum RN

    2016 Salary thread

    1. Sacramento, CA 2. Acute care RN. $51 base benefitted, with noc differential $55.62. Union. Same hospital, per diem I was getting $58, plus noc differential $62.62 3. Mortgage is $575, but that's because I put a large down payment on my house. Apartments in the area vary greatly on neighborhood ranging $800-$1900 or so for a 1 bedroom.
  2. Postpartum RN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Argh thank you now I lay here and will not be able to sleep
  3. Postpartum RN

    What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    Wow, "rude" is you saying "spouting religious crap". Why disrespect what a person believes in, you could have voiced your opinion in a much nicer and respectful way. She has her opinion and so do you. And frankly I agree with her. And yes you are the one being rude.
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    How long is your commute?

    Well, it depends. For me it's worth it because I got into the specialty I really wanted for a long time. I couldn't get into this specialty in any of the closer hospitals because of no experience in said specialty and it's so competitive here..I was not called for even one interview! It's taken me many years, so when I finally was called for an interview there and offered the job, I of course accepted and am happy to be getting my experience :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
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    How long is your commute?

    First hospital: 15 minutes Second hospital: 50 minutes without traffic, with traffic like 1.5 hrs :/ Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
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    Grumpy at change of shift (11-7)

    Omg this!! ^ love it! Couldn't describe it better Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
  7. Postpartum RN

    Getting over a med error, what now?

    How come? Although we usually use lovenox unless contraindicated, then heparin it is. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
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    Grumpy at change of shift (11-7)

    Yes, I don't like it when the chatty catty loud and often dramatic day shift comes on, shift change is the part I dread the most! Well some staff are awesome and easy to give report to but others just ghhrrrrrr....I love my nocs coworkers they are awesome! Nocs is the best :) Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
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    Is clinic nursing a dirty job?

    What is a hog operation? Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
  10. Postpartum RN

    Quitting without a notice

    Congratulations on the job offers! Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
  11. Postpartum RN

    Does med/surg/critical care experience pay off?

    I'm sorry it's usually pretty tough to get into this specialty. You have a lot of experience they should value that on your resume. You will be coming in with critical assessment skills and a lot of technical hands on skills, and you will know how to manage an emergency that comes up without panicking since you have that experience. Make those points in future interviews. Perhaps find out if you can float to post partum or l&d at your hospital as a break or task nurse, that way you can network and get a feel for the floor. Go and meet that manager and hand her your resume and tell her your interest and passion. Start getting OB certifications if you haven't already. When you say turned down 3 times already, do you mean you had 3 interviews or 3 of your applications were turned down? Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
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    Job interview in 12 hours! hELP!

    Maybe do some research on how long it takes for your specific meds to completely be removed from your system, that way you will have a range. I have read other posters comments that say if they find something in your urine they will call you, and then you can provide the prescriptions
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    Job interview in 12 hours! hELP!

    It seems people are posting different things here. I am not sure what the rules are, but I think it would just depend on the hospitals policy. I'm not sure what my hospitals policy is since I wasn't worried about not passing the drug screen. I was told by someone though that as long as you have prescriptions for whatever they find in your urine, it is considered a "pass" and that is all the manager or HR will ever see, they do not get the details of the drug screen. Good luck on your interview. I don't even know what to suggest really..if your able to this time then stop taking the meds for as long as is needed for the drug test to make sure it's a clean pass? If you are that worried about it then that's what I would do.
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    A coworker made me so mad!

    OP yes I would be mad as well. I wouldn't dwell on it, but I would be mad at that moment. Are readers missing the point?? It's obvious OP became upset because she spent a very long time sitting and talking to this pt to get her to trust her and do some lab work etc, that kind of progress is not easy to make! She went to get her supplies and next thing she knows pt is leaving because someone else had come into the room and was trying to talk her into it. Come on people, your telling me that if you worked hard on something for 20 minutes, left for a few minutes and came back to total destruction of what you had built/worked on, you wouldn't be even a little bit mad? Let's get real and get off our high horses. We are all human. I feel bad for that lady. Obviously her phobia of needles is so strong it interferes with her being able to receive care. She came to the ED for help obviously, but unfortunately her fear won over.
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    Drug seekers

    Yes I agree that is important information to pass along in report of course. What I meant was nurses gossiping about pts or complaining about pts because they are addicts or drug seeking. I get a lot of this on my unit
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    Quitting without a notice

    Wow, point taken.