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Joined Feb 10, '06. Psychcns is a Psych APRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psych'. Posts: 555 (35% Liked) Likes: 419

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  1. Don't apply or test for anything until you will test clean. Continue with your meetings but tell no one in school or the...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. I think that requesting a personal statement is a way to weed out problem children. Don't put anything in it that would...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. I like the first paragraph except where you add the info about leaving home at 18, it is unnecessary and diverted my...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Wow. Some folks can be very insensitive If you can, try taking hurst review. If not nursing look into education like...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. I would try to take a Kaplan NCLEX class. Some of my classmates took it and strongly recommended it. You still have to do...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Sure. On the pro side: 1. There are quality programs that continue to produce quality NPs with significant academic...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. I'm sure I will get some flack for this but OMG start looking for a real NP job with decent compensation and autonomy! I am...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Please post a link to any psych NP program that requires ICU experience to apply. Please post a link to any MSN program...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. I don't know how popular my post wil be...but I say go for it! My story in short: 20+ years ago = high school grad with...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Sorry......I am just now seeing this thread. Esme is very ill and is in the hospital. She would appreciate your prayers...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. A few tips (I still do these and I have been practicing for 10 years) Your exam: do it in the same order EVERY TIME. I...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Wow Psychcns! PMHNP sure pays! Sounds lke something I would like to spend my day doing. I honestly don't wasnt the fast pace...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. OK, I'm just going to put this out there to be devil's advocate. Just because you have years of excellent nursing...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Management
  14. I agree with this entirely. I was recently the young charge. And an older much more experienced nurse was very upset she...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Management
  15. you know a lot of people use EBM like a club. Wasn't actos EBM? Wasn't thalidomide? How about eggs this year? Good or bad?...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Hi, I will share with you my story because it reminds me of my story. I was a new graduate in 2013. I thought I should...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. I think you gave great advice, often times early in this game we don't know what options are available to us. I know I could...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Hey RED, What I said may have been misconstrued or I didn't say it right. What I meant was that she should go to a...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Just a Kinder gentler thought! Who watches your child/children when you are working or socializing? If it's a family member...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Sorry, I’m afraid you’re totally busted. :eek: It sounds like, unless you’re extremely lucky, you’re going to wind up doing...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. I started my nursing career as an ADN/RN, I had wonderful experiences as an ADN student, to the point that I was hired as an...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. I attended a dual psych CNS and NP program so my education was also heavy in therapy. Although it isn't my main focus I have...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. Trouble is people will keep coming into nursing. Maintaining a middle-class life is getting harder and there is more...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Chiropractic was founded by DD Palmer in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. He described himself as a "magnetic healer." Palmer...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. You had bad ones. That's something you see in anything. My husband found out about his issues because the chiro pushed...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  26. You're right of course Harmonizer about legal restrictions, I disagree though with the statement that the patient is at an...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  27. I retired at 66 1/2 as CRNA. Loved the actual instant gratification of the nuts and bolts of the thing but after 41 years...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  28. I'm glad to see I am not the only one with this retirement plan 😊
    Psychcns
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  29. Thanks, everyone. I went to my supervisor and talked to her about it. She was sympathetic (or appeared to be). She called...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  30. I think floors should have a policy in place regarding weight and assistance. For example, if they weigh less than 100 lbs...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Understand that MOST of the public thinks people who suffer from depression and other mental health crises that we should...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I am a brand new PICU NP (still on orientation). Salary and benefits sounds similar, but we do not get extra pay for...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  33. Thank you, all, for your support. I actually hadn't even thought about going to a meeting.....haven't been to AA in over 20...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  34. Improper staffing has been a thorn in nursing's side FOREVER, heck for many jobs....when one slacks off or is constantly...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. I'm a realist...and that makes me an optimist. I maximize my practice; I am able to advocate how to MAXIMIZE in a given...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  36. The company is a recruiting company ( Caan and Associates). They sent an advertisement looking for OR nurses. I have not...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  37. Excellent advice for a new LTC nurse to follow!
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. thanks for sharing your experience! It really helped me see the picture of what it really is about
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  39. Great Article, Psychcns! Well written and Enlightening. Medication Titrating and Monitoring are such important Facets in...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  40. I will be brutally honest--having BPD, I went through and did NCLEX style questions about BPD and what they tell nursing...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  41. The millions of alarm bells ringing, new patients whizzing in, current patients crashing, doctors dropping by adding a...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  42. Agree with the others. I too inherited some chronic painers. I dumped them one by one, essentially. Or I should say, I...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  43. I think you will find this attitude among RNs anywhere you go, especial when you're talking about ICU or ER nurses. And I...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  44. I wish more places would do medical screening exams. One place I was at did them, a PA or MD would see the person if the...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. And they wonder why health care costs are out of control. I so wish we could stop this abusive use of the ED.
    Psychcns
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. from NCtoRN12 Yes and yes. The symptoms you'll be controlling are the end-stages of the disease processes you're...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  47. And that's the problem. They're terrified if they don't do a full workup on every silly complaint that they'll miss a...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  48. Welcome PinkPinkster and congratulations on achieving your educational goals. I myself am not a new nurse, but I am new to...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  49. God, I gotta just say- yeah, grad school was intense both physically and academically. However, no amount of training from...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  50. As long as NPs and other advanced practice nurses are practicing within their scope of practice established by the state in...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing


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