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Meriwhen the RN
Psychiatric nurse and fan of Shaun the Sheep.
By Meriwhen - Agency nursing (also known as registry nursing) is the provision of nursing services on behalf of a staffing agency. The nurse is an employee of the agency; the agency sends the nurse out to various facilities to practice. Agency nurses can be found in all specialties of nursing. Agency nurses may work part-time or full-time. RNs, LVN/LPNs and advance practice RNs all can do agency nursing. Many nurses choose to work agency as their primary job, or as a secondary job to pick up extra... Read More →
By Meriwhen - Addictions nursing deals with the nursing care of individuals suffering from one or more addictions. Addictions nursing is considered a subspecialty of psychiatric nursing. Patients may be suffering from the addiction alone or may have one or more co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses: this is termed “dual-” or “multiple diagnosis.” People often think of addictions only in terms of alcohol, painkillers, or street drugs such as heroin. In addition to these substances, addictions can also... Read More →
By Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that have a direct impact on a person’s thoughts, feelings, moods, interpersonal relations and ability to cope with stress (NAMI, n.d.). This can result in a detrimental affect on a person’s daily functioning. Some examples of mental illnesses include the schizophrenias, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, substance... Read More →