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    Quote from decembergrad2011
    Did you start out in psych or did you have experience somewhere else first? And would you recommend a new grad start out in psych?

    Just curious to know the opinion from someone who is in mental health.
    I got my BSN 12-2008, and started my first job 5-2009. I love my work with adult psychiatric (behavioral) patients! I believe it is important to appreciate your gut feeling and follow your passion. My job is never routine and I look forward to meeting some very interesting and very vulnerable people. If you think you'd like it, you probably will!

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    My current workweek is 6 12hr nights in a row, then 8 off. I am in adult behavioura (psych), so I don't usually do a lot of lifting. I love it. I get to really know most of the pts on the floor and I get a very clear break twice a month. The worst part is night # one.... then i am all set.

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    nitenite likes this.

    Food is a loaded issue for most people in our culture.

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    What if you want to be a NP?

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    The hospital where I work is a "no scent facility" (not meaning foul body odors!) and I wonder if there are ways to work within these limits? So far I have been able to manage the odors, but I bet there will be a day I will be challenged!

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    I think you ought to trust your instincts... and move on!

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    Just like the bumper sticker says "there is no excuse for domestic violence". In my opinion, we need to understand that when people get stressed out that they may resort to a lower level of functioning. I appreciate the original post because it was a reminder to PAY ATTENTION. Let's all be part of the solution and agree that it is [?]never acceptable to impose our will on another person. I think that people are happier and healthier when they realize that they can not change others and it is his or her own job to be responsible for the choices they make.

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    I am impressed that you are taking your own life seriously! Good for you and good for those who love you. You will make a choice (graphic arts / nursing) and perhaps along the way do both! The one benefit from a nursing career is that you can reinvent yourself along the way. You can provide direct care, public health, management, research etc. I am less familiar with the other career path. As far as the pro-life business, you will find a way to live your life according to your values--even as a nurse. You seem to be very thoughtful, so I am pretty sure you would find a way to avoid assisting in an abortion in the future. Good luck!

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    Nursebabe2009 likes this.

    I use my Tabers on the PDA all the time.

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    I tried several and ended up investing in a PureTone Cardiology Ti-Lite. I never regretted it! My preceptor called it a "Cadillac" Sure helped me to learn when I could actually HEAR!

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    missingunc likes this.

    If you could do it on the manikin, you will find it WAY easier with a real person! Honest.

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    Quote from Baxtersmom
    I was drawn to this thread because I too have a lot to pay back...four times what you have!

    I did consolidate certain loans that were like your Chase loans, and left the federal ones aside.

    A good resource can be a University financial aid department because they DO NOT!! have an ax to grind.

    My personal plan is to live lean, work really hard and plug every cent I can into repayment. Good luck.
    I am wicked tiredguess it is time for sleep

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    I was drawn to this thread because I too have a lot to pay back...four times what you have! I did consolidate certain loans that were like your Chase loans, and left the federal ones aside. A good resource can be a University financial aid department because they have ax to grind. My personal plan is to live lean, work really hard and plug every cent I can into repayment. Good luck.

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    Quote from Mr Ian
    Yes I have a tip.

    Plan ahead more.

    Good luck tomorrow.


    I read the first question and thought about my answer; then I got to this answer and was floored...
    What are you thinking? This response seems mean-spirited to me.
    How about kindness??

    Autism is a very difficult condition and we really have a lot to learn. I hope that nurses who are willing to work with people afflicted with, or affected by Autism, will get more support for such difficult work.

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    ArmyNurse801st and Thanet like this.

    Thank you for your story, your grandmother was full of wisdom! Meds or no meds, life can still suck--it is what we DO about it that matters.

    I agree that feelings are meant to be felt, I agree that typical Americans have lost what it means to be fully present. So how can we inject a more sane approach to life in society?

    I personally have worked as a family therapist for a long time trying to help where I can in the hope that my small ripple matters.


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