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By cherubhipster

Joined Nov 29, '07. Posts: 197 (16% Liked) Likes: 55

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  1. I love what I do. I'm helping a population that is frequently stigmatized and written off both by healthcare organizations...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. So true. The days are so hectic--I spend most of my time doing paperwork and weilding phone calls from everyone: we have no...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. I don't know much about psych nursing but I've just started training in the OR and I can say it's a lot to learn and really...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Wow - talk about opposite ends of the nursing spectrum! I think you need to ask yourself whether you'd be happier in a very...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 1) Do you like working nights? 2) Was it hard to adjust at first? 3) Do you get enough sleep during the day and on your...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. I agree with what Nurse LoveJOY88 posted. I have been a nurse at an ALF on the dementia unit for over 4years. I love it...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Just emphasize your compassion and love for the residents. They love to hear that you are a team player, competent , and...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. As far as the psych NP, if that subject comes up in your interview, you can spin it that you have or will receive training...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. >>>>>>Just because you want to go into psych nursing doesn't mean you should<<<<<<<< As a nursing student myself who...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. First of all my dad was not "the drunk" as so eloquently put. He was an alcoholic which we all as nurses know is a disease...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When I started in LTC as a new grad, I found there was a lot to remember, but once you got a routine down, you were golden!!...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. I have been in LTC for 15 years and still use my "cheat sheet" every time, make a functional one and it will be your...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. I think new grad RNs can do very well in a nursing home. A few tips are: I know it's hard to be picky in this job...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Personally, I would look on it as a guarantee of work for two years and go ahead and go for it. You realize that you are in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. While I agree that I would be v. reluctant to sign a contract committing me to a particular facility for a specific minimum...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I graduated in May as an RN and started working in a LTC facility. I only had 5 days of training. I didn't have any...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I think that you are being a bit harsh. I am pretty sure that she is aware that someone would love her job. However, she...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Thank you all experienced nurses for all the great tips. I am a new grad and just started in a LTC facility. It is my second...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Hello! I am a new grad myself and have been working in LTC for a little over a month now. I have about 20 residents to...
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    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  20. I have worked in LTC for several years now. In fact where I have worked for the past almost year is LTC and rehab to home. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. I am also a relatively new nurse. I thrive on that sort of stress, but not always. I was in the Navy in war time...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I have a hard time with animals, too. I would guess that you feel even worse because you have been "mom" to the kitten. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. also, for Ca be prepared to send in your school transcripts..I'm applying for endorsement from Hawaii to Ca right now and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I think babyRN's suggestion sounds good. You really have to be persistant and "sleuth like" to get what you really want! ...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. If you're willing to move, it shouldn't be too hard to get a job in a NICU. I got my NRP (neonatal resuscitation) while in...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  26. This is a great thread - just an FYI - not trying to be a downer . . . . .do not give aspirin or any product containing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. yes you can. i know texas children's in houston took a lot of out of staters one year for their externship program.
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    Forum: Texas Nursing
  28. I am from Louisiana and i could get an extern job in TX....I am currently attending a TX school, but Im pretty sure that has...
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    Forum: Texas Nursing
  29. Matt, I don't know where the biggest demand is, but the job outlook for psych NP's seems to be pretty good across the...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  30. IMHO - If you feel drawn to psych nursing, give it a try. I was afraid that it would be too scary or too sad, sometimes it...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  31. I have been a psychNp for 2 years now, we do seem to be a rare breed. My background is in everything but psych. I have...
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    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  32. You may think you want to work in peds, but keep an open mind. I was sure, 100% posisitive I was only going to work in OB....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. That is exactly how I felt when I had to do a semester each of Peds and OB:crying2: There are several things to look at...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. You grow when you leave your comfort zon:)
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. All experience is useful and good. I graduated in May with full intentions of being a peds nurse, but guess what? Jobs...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. It's ok, everyone gets jitters on their first day. I remember about this time last year I was stepping foot into a nursing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  37. Lorabel, confidence comes with time, as you feel more comfortable in your job. I don't think outgoing people are always...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  38. yes, etiology is the underlying cause. a diagnostic nursing statement has the following construction: p (problem) - e...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  39. I have heard a ton of comments that make you just scratch your head . One of my classmates asked if a feminist was the same...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  40. When you're playing catch - you don't see it in terms of conics, trigonometry and calculus, even though you are using them...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Well, I guess I think that I do use the huge majority of what I learned, but I don't break each patient encounter down that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I'd think that finding a position outside the acute care setting without any previous acute experience may be challenging; ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I agree with soulofme. Do what you want to do. That's the beauty of our profession. There are so many different...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Very few will accept you without any type of hospital experience. School normally does not prepare one to funtion...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Well,I have become totally jaded about my nursing career so at this moment I would say..'yes,I made a mistake' but then I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. i graduated with well over $40,000 in student loans. to that you can add a pretty hefty credit card balance from charging...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I just started as a new grad in a NICU in the fall, so I can give you an account of my duties. At the place where I work,...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  48. Holistic in that health is bio-psycho-socio-spiritual. Typically, one thing does not cause illness, but several risk...
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    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  49. Hi there! When I first entered nursing I was convinced that it wasn't my calling. I figured that I would give nursing a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Warning: About to get all Taoist, here... I think it's a matter of finding a balance. I also think it's a matter of...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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