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Khalas

Posted on July 24th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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I came back to Baltimore a few days ago, my time in Abu Dhabi having ended. I went out with a bang, of course, working 3 night shifts in a row. Interestingly, I assisted a midwife in delivering twins each … Read More »


Roots of Miscommunication

Posted on July 14th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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It was late in the afternoon, I was hot, tired and needed a bathroom. We stopped at small cafe, where an Omani teenager was sitting on the steps drinking juice.


Baby, it’s a wild world!

Posted on July 12th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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I’ve been singing Cat Stevens for the past week, so I thought it was an appropriate song to end my first night shift and share my first video blog. Click the youtube link below to hear my story!


Shawarma at Midnight

Posted on June 25th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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With temperatures soaring over 115 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity in full force, it was difficult to be outside during the day. As the sun goes down, however, Abu Dhabi comes alive. Shops that closed for the midday heat reopen, men … Read More »



Desert Mysteries

Posted on June 24th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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Although we work hard and enjoy our experience in the hospital, every now and then it’s good to get out. Even if it’s mid-summer and the heat is boiling away at over 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the four of us here … Read More »



The Line Between Doula & Midwife

Posted on June 24th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated, Students.
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At Corniche hospital on the Main Delivery Unit (MDU), there are only midwives and doctors. There is no such thing as a Labor & Delivery Nurse in the UK healthcare model. Thus, my partner and I have had to explain … Read More »


Khamsa ٥

Posted on June 13th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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“Khamsa?”
Yes, Madame, khamsa.
“Khamsa!”

In the Labor & Delivery triage this morning, an Arab woman arrived in the throes of labor contractions. Her mother was with her, both dressed in their black abaya and speaking Arabic. She came straight to the triage room … Read More »


First Impressions

Posted on June 11th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated, Students.
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About a week ago I arrived in Abu Dhabi, stepped out of the airport into…a sauna. My first day here, the temperature was 45 degrees Celsius. I only know that’s hot because I learned that 37 degrees C is normal … Read More »



To the desert…

Posted on June 4th | by Jamie, MSN student, BS '11 in Accelerated.
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I’m on my way to Abu Dhabi today!

During the next six weeks, I will be at Corniche Hospital, the “premier maternity hospital in the Middle East.” Check it out here: Corniche Hospital.

During this rotation I will work 1:1 with a preceptor in Labor & Delivery. The hospital has over 8,000 births per year, so I anticipate being very busy! This is my final rotation, or “transitions” as a nursing student, where I get to show off all the nursing skills I’ve learned in the past year.