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sillymu BSN, RN

OBGYN, GYN ONC
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sillymu is a BSN, RN and specializes in OBGYN, GYN ONC.

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    Work while in grad school

    I am looking at starting grad school in about a year or two and I want to prepare myself. For those of you who have gone to NP school what did you do for work? I currently work outpatient and would hate to go back to 12s even if they’re PRN. I don’t want to stop working. Have any of y’all had success being part time while outpatient or working from home and going to school? What other jobs have y’all held while in NP school?
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    From Bedside to Clinic

    @travelnurse79 unfortunately I haven’t gotten any recommendations, but my boss did send me a training course to help me brush up on baby’s heart rhythm for non stress tests. I still have my textbook from maternity so I’ve been skimming through it to refresh and learn new things. Good luck to you!
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    From Bedside to Clinic

    I'm making the switch from bedside to clinic in about a month. I currently work gyn/onc and I am going to an ob/gyn clinic. I know it'll be a learning curve, but I want to brush up on my maternity knowledge. Are there any resources that you all recommend that can help with the transition?
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    Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program

    @melodywei there is a facebook group that you can join. People are more active on there. I just started the program. So far so good.
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    @Jory what is your opinion of the patch?
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    @LostMyPen,RN how long did you have irregular periods before you started only having one. Is the one around the same time every year? Is it predictable when you’ll bleed?
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    @cayenne06 thanks for that info. I’ll present that to her and see what she says. Menstrual suppression is what I prefer. I want the patch because I think that would be easiest. As @CalicoKitty mentioned digging around for a ring may be a little awkward. Also not sure if I’ll have huge mood swings or not. Before the pill my mood was unpredictable and cramps were unbearable. Guess I could give both a try and see how it goes. Also I don’t have kids yet. Does the insertion of the IUD hurt? I’ve heard horror stories.
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    @K+MgSO4 I currently take it at 8pm, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to continue taking it around that time because I’ll be working 7a-7p for 6 weeks and then 7p-7a for the next 6 weeks and it will alternate like that for the entire first year
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    Birth Control and 12 Hour Shifts

    I'm currently on the pill and start my new grad residency in about a month. I've been on the pill for almost 6 years and I love it, but I want to switch to something that I don't have to take every day because I will be doing day/night rotations every 6 weeks and I'm not sure I can continue to stay on the pill and take it at the same time consistently. I am wondering what other birth control methods work for other nurses. I would like to stay on my current cycle of only having a period every 3 months. My doctor recommended nuvaring, IUD, or implanon. I asked her if I could try the patch, but she said I would need to lose about 60 pounds first. I'm working on the weight loss. What birth control methods do you currently use or what would you recommended for a busy nurse.
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    Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program

    @okurilen how many pages are most of the papers. I'm thinking about applying soon. Are they like 10 page papers, more or less?
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    My NCLEX Experience

    @Nursing pursuit I second OP. Take a break and relax. Studying for the exam made my brain hurt a few days. I think being able to take a step back and the regrouping will help you de-stress and go back stronger. Good luck
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    My NCLEX Experience

    I was going to make my own post, but I wasn't sure people read them other than me lol. Everyone recommends UWorld, but it's so expensive. I spent the first week studying thinking about buying it before I decided against it. I bought the RN Mastery app way before they started charging monthly and I got 3000 questions and 3 practice exams. I used the scratch off code on Saunders and did the two practice exams online. I also used the ATI package our school gave us and that was amazing! I literally had some of the same content on my exam. I studied almost every day. Reading and doing practice questions every day for 5 weeks. I tested on 6/26 and passed in 75. I think what study material you use depends on how you like to study. I didn't do the PVT trick because some people in my class got the bad pop-up and I didn't want to experience anymore anxiety than what I already had. I waited the 48hrs. And what no one tells you is that it's literally 48 hrs from the time you finished your exam. I was dying waiting until exactly 3pm. Heart palpitations and everything lol. Congrats on passing! We finally made it!
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    Which social platform are nurses using most?

    I use reddit. I think the student nurse, nurse, nursing, medicine, and nurse practitioner subreddits are very helpful and fun reads when I'm bored. It's just easier to vent there when I need to and it's interesting to see what MDs, PharmDs, and PAs have to say about the current state of healthcare and their day to day.
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    Duke New Grad Residency Summer 2019

    For those of you who’ve interviewed already, do you have tattoos and did you cover them for the interview?
  15. 63 in. 60 out. I'm in an ADN program. We lost people in our original cohort along the way, gained some LPNs, and then people who failed the first time were readmitted. Of the original 63 there's probably about 45 of us.
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    Duke New Grad Residency Summer 2019

    @foxj7717 I only got the link for references, but I'm unsure if the video interview is necessary. I'm out of state and haven't received any info about that. I actually had to call the recruiter after all of my references were in. I waited about 3 weeks, but I'm sure you can speak to them sooner. She told me everyone who didn't go to the open house on 3/7 will be interviewed starting the second week in April going forward until all positions are filled. I have 4 applications still sitting "under consideration" and I started applying in late February. I hope that helps