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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: 476 (32% Liked) Likes: 302

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  1. I'm glad to see I am not the only one with this retirement plan 😊
    Psychcns
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Excellent advice for a new LTC nurse to follow!
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. thanks for sharing your experience! It really helped me see the picture of what it really is about
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Great Article, Psychcns! Well written and Enlightening. Medication Titrating and Monitoring are such important Facets in...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. 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
  14. The millions of alarm bells ringing, new patients whizzing in, current patients crashing, doctors dropping by adding a...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. God, I gotta just say- yeah, grad school was intense both physically and academically. However, no amount of training from...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  23. 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
  24. Myelin, I initially wanted to obtained both certifications but went ahead with the adult psych, then earned the family...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. I work with a very large group of noncompliant, often very difficult to deal with pts. My nursing background is inner city...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  26. Thanks for your support! I actually did accept the offer today. I am excited and of course somewhat nervous as well.
    Psychcns
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  27. I can't thank you all enough for this valuable insight. I'm so excited about my chosen path. You hit the nail on the head:...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  28. As an OB person, you can only help pregnant people. In psych your patients get pregnant, therefore you have the best of both...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  29. I can answer to the disrespect from the student doctors forum - please understand they are STUDENTS: young, impressionable...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  30. On your applications just put down looking for a different environment. Someone trying to get out of a LTC is very,very...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Keep it in perspective.....you DO NOT have any restrictions on your practice ...you are not a criminal..you are just trying...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Thank you soooo much for your help! I am a full time nurse going to school full time and I just didn't have the time to try...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  33. First, I'd like to note that in 35 years, I've rarely seen anyone lose their license and when I did, it was for egregious...
    Psychcns
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  34. "I am being taught to dole out medication, make sure the orders get carried out and am expected to have the knowledge of a...
    Psychcns
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  35. My car rolled to a stop at the curb about a half-block from Bevís group home; soft instrumental music filled the interior...
    Psychcns
    Article Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  36. Doctor originates from the latin and is an agentive noun meaning to teach. Orginally it was used by the church to denote the...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  37. Here's a book I have that you can check out on amazon, especially the contents:Integrative Psychiatry (Weil Integrative...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  38. And....there is NO REQUIREMENT FOR DNP BY 2015 - SUGGESTION ONLY!!!! My advice if you want to have it all: pt care,...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  39. I feel exactly the same way as you did not too long ago. I was depressing..telling myself I wasn't cut out for this but I...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I have got to say, the agency/travel nursing is a great idea! You are much more in control of the hours. You CAN do it...
    Psychcns
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Zenman your posts are very insightful. I purchased these on amazon the day you posted them! I finished Deja Review in one...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  42. Here's my take, and it may not be a popular view. I am not a physician. I don't want to be a physician. I chose the NP role...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  43. studentdrtobe, I believe you have proven above exactly why APN's have such a valuable role: many, many people are still...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  44. Grabbing some popcorn because this could get interesting. Honestly, though, IMO it's not half bad for a start. It makes...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  45. I've been a lurker for several years on this site and your post is the first one that has really made me want to comment. ...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  46. Clearly a med error per joint commission standards. There are no grounds for an argument. Right patient, Right Drug,...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  47. bsnanat2. I totally agree with u. U hit the nail on the head.
    Psychcns
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  48. IMHO psych ER is advanced practice. I've seen people start in ER and get faced with losing their licenses fairly quickly...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  49. gewmac, you already know two of the skills taught in CPI training--move out of the way and talk the patient down. Since...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  50. I've taken this yearly since it came out. It's a requirement where I work. However, this is paid for by my employer. I...
    Psychcns
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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