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What are some practical, post-degree programs to consider?

The accelerated programs to receive a BSN appeal to me. Are there any other skill-based programs that are similar for other careers? [more inside]
posted by thebots on Jan 1, 2017 - 8 answers

Proven Nursing Bra that supports large chest

38D pre-pregnancy and now measured to a 38DDD/E - what nursing bra to you recommend? Must be supportive! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Dec 26, 2016 - 10 answers

Leave first real job after 2-3 months or stick it out? Lots of anxiety.

I'm a recent nursing grad who wants to leave the field due to anxiety. I recently started an administrative nursing position in a skilled nursing facility but it's making me miserable. I want to start a career in medical records and I am very conflicted about how to make this transition. I may be able to leave after just 2-3 months for a temporary medical record auditing position. Should I? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Dec 18, 2016 - 8 answers

Baby Grabbyhands

My six month old constantly grabs at my face and pulls my hair, especially while nursing. What specific toys / objects / techniques have worked for you to distract a grabby baby? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Oct 7, 2016 - 20 answers

A question about nursing & higher-mercury fish

I'm breastfeeding a baby. And I ate some higher-mercury fish tonight. Can you reassure me that it's okay to continue breastfeeding, or tell me what to do to be appropriately safe? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Sep 11, 2016 - 9 answers

I can love science! I can be a nurse! (Oh God, what was I thinking?)

Am I deluding myself to think that I can suddenly become a science person? Also, small favor, please tell me what to do with my life. [more inside]
posted by thornhill on Aug 31, 2016 - 19 answers

New grad RN would rather do anything else; extreme anxiety

Is it possible to get over anxiety like mine about nursing? I’m not exactly keen to try, but I feel like I’m failing at having a career before I even started. Can I still have a successful career with a nursing degree I never intend to use? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Aug 25, 2016 - 26 answers

Careers related to women's sexuality and health?

Lately, I've noticed that I am very passionate about things having to do with sexuality, especially women’s sexuality and health. What careers exist related to this passion? So far I've thought of a nurse practitioner specializing in women's health, a certified nurse midwife, a pelvic physical therapist, an ob/gyn, and an industrial designer specializing in sexuality or women's health (if that job even exists). What are these careers like on a day-to-day basis? What other careers relating to sexuality are out there? Would any of these careers work for me? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by cnidaria on Aug 16, 2016 - 14 answers

Twin cities nursing home recommendations?

My MIL has moderate dementia and is currently in a nursing home in Kansas City. We are considering moving her to the Twin Cities. Does anyone have a positive experience with a Twin Cities nursing home? Hopefully in the southern suburbs. She would be a Medicare only, elopement risk, patient.
posted by luge on Aug 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Work appropriate plus-size nursing dresses and tops?

Where can I find plus-size nursing clothes (ideally dresses but tops too) that I can wear to work? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jul 27, 2016 - 7 answers

Should I be a dental hygienist or a nurse?

Attention dental hygienists and nurses of MeFi: which career track should I pick? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Jul 15, 2016 - 19 answers

only showing boobs at appropriate times

I'm going back to work as a middle school teacher and I'm going to be pumping during the school day. I need suggestions for tops and dresses that suit both those roles. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Jul 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Kitten Nurses on Himself

My 3 month old kitten began nursing on his own nipples 3 days after adopting him. I've owned him for two weeks so far. He does this ritual immediately before preparing for bed (with my husband and I) and sometimes during the day before he naps. Is there a way this can be stopped, or has it already turned into a (bad) habit? Someone suggested a (pet's) shirt that can cover his nipples. Another suggested "calming" spray just before bed. Is there an ointment I can rub on his nipples that tastes DISGUSTING to prevent him from continuing to do this? Please help!
posted by scarbo on Jun 20, 2016 - 17 answers

Nursing home spend-down in the state of New York

What can a woman living in a nursing home in the state of New York do with her pension income so that she is not in a constant state of qualifying for financial aid / not qualifying for financial aid? [more inside]
posted by cda on May 7, 2016 - 5 answers

Nursing Schools Internationally

I'm looking into going to nursing school in a few years and I'm trying to understand what the options are internationally. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Apr 18, 2016 - 4 answers

Where do I learn how to give an injection?

I need to learn how to give an injection to someone else at home. The only way this will work is if I can learn from someone -- the recipient is already freaked out by needles and is emphatically not willing to be anybody's first pincushion. The only nurse I know lives 200 miles away and is not available for a hands-on tutorial; who can I talk to, or where can I go, for an option other than "practicing" on a member of my family?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Feb 28, 2016 - 12 answers

I want to become an RN - Currently an LCSW in medical social work

I enjoy school and credentials. I'm currently an LCSW working in a hospital, and I want to become an RN. How? ! [more inside]
posted by AlexiaSky on Feb 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Combo feeding, las dos.

Expecting baby no. 2 any day now and this time we'd like to split the workload of feeding the baby. What do we need to know to make this work? What worked for you? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Jan 6, 2016 - 6 answers

Finding Assisted Living for my parents. What do I need to know?

My parents are in their early 80's. The time has come for them to sell their house and move to an assisted living type environment. This needs to happen sooner than later. If you have gone through this process what do you wish you had known before you started visiting places? What questions do we ask? What type of financial set-ups have you encountered? [more inside]
posted by Coffee Bean on Nov 3, 2015 - 15 answers

Payday for nurses

What's a typical salary for a nurse, and how do nursing salaries vary in different fields of medicine? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Calling the Nurse Advice Line...

I'm considering becoming an RN/BSN, with no intention of being a nurse in a clinical setting. Is this a good idea... or a terrible one? [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Jul 31, 2015 - 13 answers

Random weird thing on the web

I googled a subject and stumbled upon random porn links on a nursing home website. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by generic230 on Jul 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Question for nurses

For all new experienced nurses- I am in my second week in hospital for clinical rotations .i am going for my BSN. I feel I want to cry- so much I need to learn, so little I know. [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak on Jul 7, 2015 - 8 answers

How to finish Nursing Pre-Reqs in Los Angeles in the next year

I'm looking to enter a nursing program like a BSN or MSN in the next few years but was wondering about the best way to get all my pre-reqs out of the way this year. I'm 22 years old and I have a BA in Linguistics and Creative Writing. I haven't taken a math or science course since high school. Looking for information in Los Angeles (North Hollywood). [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jun 27, 2015 - 5 answers

I got into nursing school! Yay! Now what? Do I go?

I was accepted into a very competitive BSN program for fall admission. Hooray! I've been working so hard for the past year and a half to make this happen, and now that it happened I'm starting to question whether it's the right thing for me after all. [more inside]
posted by adiabat on Apr 15, 2015 - 12 answers

In the ninth circle of sleep hell

I desperately need some perspective on my toddler's multiple sleep issues. Hope me??? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Apr 14, 2015 - 39 answers

How can I be less angry at work ?

I need tips for coping with a poorly-run work environment. To put it in perspective - I'm a charge nurse at an assisted living facility that doesn't have enough staff or money to provide decent care. I want to be less angry when I'm at work. How do I let go? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Mar 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Interview Clothes for the Nursing Mother

I'm interviewing for jobs a few months out from having a baby and I'm at a loss for what to wear. I could use suggestions for a few clothing items to buy to interview in now that I have some in-person interviews, without having to buy a new outfit for every interview or spending a lot of money on clothes that won't fit for very long. [more inside]
posted by sputzie on Feb 3, 2015 - 14 answers

I want to do all the art! But I don't know how to...

I'm a junior in college about to leave school and transfer to a nursing school. What's the best way I can currently get trained in art (a comprehensive education) before I go to nursing school? Or during. I'm willing to do either a full or part time program. I'd really prefer not to take a bunch of random classes somewhere. New York City (tri-state) area and East Coast suggestions are greatly appreciated! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by starlybri on Oct 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Has anybody seen this photograph? Complication: boobs.

Three or four years ago I saw a photograph in an actual newspaper of a group of wetnurses and babies in an Italian orphanage. There were some rows of buxom young women in uniform, each one seated with a breast out feeding a baby. The young women all wore a kind of nurses cap and oddly, every single one of them had dark curly hair. There was an odd juxtaposition in the picture between the uniformity of the group - and they were pretty smart - and the intimacy of the action. The date must have been 1940's or 30's. Now I've tried googling this picture and while the searches have taken me to some unexpectedly alarming places, I've not found it. The closest I've got, in feeling and structure, is number 3 of 4 here; but this isn't it. So, consulting the diverse and extensive knowledges accumulated here, does anyone know the photograph and where I might see it again? [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Oct 24, 2014 - 14 answers

The pre-modern breast pump was a man? Tell me more about tetaires.

In The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, the following sentence has prompted much speculation: "There were rebilhous, who called out the hours of the night, 'cinderellas', who collected and sold ashes used for laundering clothes, men called tetaires, who performed the function of a breast-pump by sucking mothers' breasts to start the flow of milk, and all the other specialists that the census listed under 'trades unknown' and 'without trade', which usually meant gypsies prostitutes, and beggars." So, uh, tetaires? [more inside]
posted by poodelina on Sep 13, 2014 - 5 answers

What makes a physician's role fundamentally different from a nurse's?

I have to articulate my desire to become a physician, and I'm having trouble explicitly stating my motivations. I work in a hospital and have been shadowing doctors, so I know that they essentially use their understanding of medical science to make diagnoses and come up with a treatment plans. However, I'm curious to know how the "calling" differs between people who want to become physicians, and people who want to become RNs. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Training for an unpopular profession

Thinking about what I would like to go back to school for and the thing that I find myself most passionate about is women's health. Specifically I would like to perform abortions in a safe manner for as many women as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Help Me Shop Online for Nursing Bras

Help me shop online for nursing bras. I am currently a 38G with the expectation of major fluctuations after the birth of my first child in August. I do not have stores nearby with a range of nursing bras in my size, and I prefer to shop online anyway, so please help me sort through the options. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jun 30, 2014 - 18 answers

Nursing scrubs in NYC?

Where can I shop for nursing scrubs in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Triumphant Muzak on May 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Nursing job market in Atlanta

Asking this question for a family member who just graduated from the University of Mobile with a B.S. She's considering moving to Atlanta for better job opportunities and continuing education in nursing. She has some bachelor-level credits in nursing-related classes and experience in the field. We have some questions... [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on May 11, 2014 - 3 answers

What kind of nurse are you?

I graduated nursing school almost two years ago and got a job doing inpatient acute care nursing on a telemetry floor. I basically have that down now and I'm clear I don't want to be this kind of nurse forever. Part of the appeal of nursing is there are, supposedly, a million different kinds of jobs nurses can do. So what are they and how do I get into those jobs? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 6, 2014 - 21 answers

Care and feeding of home medical professionals?

This weekend, I'm going to have a home infusion nurse in my house for approximately 4 hours a day while I'm hooked up to an IV. This process is going to repeat every 4-5 weeks indefinitely, to treat an autoimmune condition. What do I do with her? [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Feb 14, 2014 - 15 answers

How much should I spend on my education?

Go to the far away, cheap nursing school, or close, expensive one? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Feb 9, 2014 - 16 answers

The wide world of healthcare

Calling all nurse practitioners: tell me about your career. [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Recovering from a mistake in nursing

I'm a new RN but was terminated after I screwed up and verbally abused a patient. Help me figure out what's next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Breastfeeding-convenient fashion help!

Tall, broad shoulders, large bust, small waist and hips, at two months out I fit back into pre-pregnancy jeans but none of my shirts work for my new (hormonally-enhanced) shape or for breastfeeding. What do nursing mothers with the shoulders of a lumberjack wear? [more inside]
posted by yogalemon on Jan 2, 2014 - 18 answers

Migraines and hospital night shift mitigation

My friend is in nursing, working in an ER right now, and also finishing up a degree to be a nurse practitioner, with intention to work in a hospital emergency dept. She suffers from migraines, and whenever she's worked a nightshift, she's been hit with a terrible one at 3 or 4 in the morning. It seems like new hires in every position she's found are expected to take on regular night shifts, and that even later on they'll be expected to do that a few times each month. Is there any hope of getting hired in an ER at that level with a stipulation that drastically limits the number of night shifts she has to endure, or is there really no recourse other than to leave the emergency department in order to work. (In her present job, she's been doing regular 12-hour daytime shifts, which has been fine.)
posted by spbmp on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Help picking NCLEX review flashcards.

My fiancee is graduating with her BSN, and is taking the NCLEX in two months. What flashcards should I buy her? [more inside]
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Dec 9, 2013 - 2 answers

I need a review or overview of nursing quality indicator systems.

I am on the hunt for a review, overview, listing of, or any other compilation of sorts that you may find explaining all the different American quality indicator systems in health care, specifically nursing if you're that good. AHRQ, ANA, NDNQI, .... but a more inclusive list and description of all their individual quality outcome management recommendations. I've been searching for days and haven't really found exactly what I need or want. Thanks!
posted by acertainseason on Dec 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Adult looking for answers about college, specifically Nursing school.

I'm a 31 year old single father who currently has something of a dead-end job after giving a sales career a shot (I was terrible). I have a BA in History from Ohio State with a graduating GPA of 2.42 (it's fun working full time, going to school full time and raising a kid full time!). I want to go back to school, but don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Capt.DooDooFace on Nov 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Expectant mefite ISO cat-pee proof chair for baby noms and writing work

For the past year or so, this has been my writing/computing set-up. The chair (a used Shermag glider) was super comfortable, but also super ugly. But my cat keeps peeing on it, and crazynesting has me wanting a better-looking (and smelling) cat-pee proof replacement. Challenge: under $200. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Sep 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Breastfeeding help for two month old

I've looked at the archives but couldn't find much specific to my situation. I have been breastfeeding my nine week old since he was born, but recently things have gotten more painful. It's never been easy or pain free, but lately nursing has resulted in so much bleeding that my poor little guy is spitting up pink/red after a feeding. I have four days left of maternity leave and an appointment with my OB in two Thursdays, but is there anything I can do in the meantime to make feedings a little less upsetting for both of us? [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Aug 25, 2013 - 28 answers

Advice for applying to grad school and coming up with a backup plan.

I need to figure out what I'll do if I don't get in. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Jul 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Nursing someone after oral surgery: how to not screw it up edition

A relative of mine is having the entirety of her teeth replaced by what I think is called an implant-supported bridge. I'm caring for her the day of the surgery, but 1) I'm not super-awesome, or anyway, super-intuitive at nursing people 2) I'm not at ALL familiar with this type of procedure 3) Said relative is very ashamed of the situation and thus VERY vague about the actual terms, details, and recovery situation. She...tends to be a little in denial about stuff, I tend to take her statements with a grain of salt. So I would appreciate anything you all can offer in terms of advice, or in procedure-specific tips and information. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jul 8, 2013 - 22 answers

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