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By Wabi Sabi

Joined Nov 18, '09. Posts: 45 (33% Liked) Likes: 25

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  1. It's a very fast-paced environment. Patients come and go (often time within 3-4 hours). It's admission and discharge all day...
    Jun 26 '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. If you have time, capability, and determination, I would say go to medical school and become a psychiatrist. Having a MD or...
    Mar 21 '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Wow, really? I have honestly never heard such a story. In my area (So Cal), RNs make a LOT more than LVNs, including LTC (I...
    Jan 17 '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. I think $21 per hour is too low for a psych nurse in that environment (considering all the risks and such). I make more than...
    Jan 17 '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Are you kidding me? RNs (whether BSN or ADN) get paid substantially more than LVNs/LPNs, not to mention more opportunities...
    Jan 16 '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Definitely not safe! It's dangerous that you are the only RN on the unit. There should be at least one more RN and one more...
    Jan 5 '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. If you are young, I'd say go to med school. If that is what you really want, don't settle for anything else. You will be...
    Dec 13 '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. I float to a Geriatric Psych ICU unit (high acuity) frequently and what you described is pretty common. Having RT on call or...
    Dec 12 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Take whatever is BEST for you and your family.
    Dec 11 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. It can be frustrating sometimes how little time we have to spend interacting with patients. Since you work 8-hour shifts, I...
    Dec 8 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Becoming a nurse is not hard but being a nurse (working) is really hard. The educational requirements, intensity, and...
    Dec 5 '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. That is probably the best thing you could have done. Once you have your foot in the door, it would be much easier to get a...
    Dec 2 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. I don't know but at my work (psych hospital), certain RNs can do face-to-face for S&R. They have to be certified/qualified...
    Dec 2 '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. I would say any opportunity right now is a good opportunity (considering the state of job market at the moment). Maybe, you...
    Nov 28 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. If I were you, I would continue on to get a Master's degree or a Ph.D. in your field. Nursing is very different from Biology...
    Nov 18 '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. I would also strongly encourage you to work during nursing school as well. CNA, Unit Clerk, ER Tech, Secretary are all good...
    Nov 18 '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. That is REALLY low for California.
    Nov 17 '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. It's not "normal" but since you mentioned it's a county facility, I'm not that surprised either. Well, at least you...
    Nov 3 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. I think you should take it. December is just around the corner (like month away). At least you get your foot in the door....
    Nov 3 '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I wouldn't do it. You are there as a regular volunteer, not a nurse volunteer. I rarely sign my name with a R.N. unless it...
    Oct 28 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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