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Nurse Maru, BSN, RN 3,458 Views

Joined: Dec 22, '10; Posts: 51 (51% Liked) ; Likes: 91

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    Quote from BlueShoes12
    it was a real eye-opener knowing I'm the one ultimately responsible for the patient! The bonus is that you're being paid to learn
    Let's be clear - you are NOT being paid to learn. You are being paid to deliver safe, competent, skilled nursing care to vulnerable individuals who absolutely depend upon your knowledge and professional judgement to care for them across the spectrum of Maslow's hierarchy.

    Nursing is not an on-the-job "trial and error" profession. We simply must get it right.

    CE's are our professional duty.

    Competent care and your professional judgement - that's are what you are being paid for.

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    BookishBelle likes this.

    Sing it! Amen. Verdad. Yup.

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    Ummm. . . . What?

    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are asking.

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    Quote from apocatastasis
    This is entirely ridiculous.

    1. Getting into and graduating from an NP program has nothing to do with getting a DEA number. They have no way of knowing your eligibility for a DEA number.

    2. People with DEA numbers receive prescriptions for controlled substances all. the. time. The DEA has no say over the medical care of registrants who possess prescribed controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes.
    Hey, go ahead and shoot the messenger if it makes you feel better, I can only relay what was told to me. If this were an issue I were facing, I would certainly do my own research.

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    WKShadowRN likes this.

    Just wanted to say hello and good luck to everyone who applied. I'm in my first semester of the FNP/Advanced Emergency AACNP and so far I LOVE it. Although there have been little bumps in the road here and there it's been a great experience thus far. I really feel I am getting a strong and challenging education. I have a friend who is waiting to hear if he got in too. Fingers crossed for all of you! Good luck!

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    Quote from charlie1234
    Do you really think that an Np will have difficulty obtaining prescriptive authority if they take medications? I am trying to figure that out myself because I am currently an NPP student and have to take meds. Do you have any information about this? THanks
    One of my best friends who is ex Army Ranger was passed up for an NP program, had two interviews and the dean told him he couldn't let him in because he didn't want to see him get through the program just to be denied scriptive authority by the DEA because he is on a benzo for anxiety and PTSD.

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    One of my best friends is a newly minted BSN, RN who right now has a job in an ED where she is very, very happy.

    Less than one year ago she was an inpatient at the acute psych facility where I work.

    Your prescriptions are your business, as long as you do not come to work impaired, your privilege as a patient is absolutely protected. If you want to become an NP with prescriptive authority, you might have to worry about schedule II or III meds, but other than that, no big.

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    Quote from veggie530
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    "Here is your call light."
    OK, that made me actually LOL. Thanks :-)

    I must say, I think this is the most intelligent and thought-provoking thread I've read in a long, long time. I love it, and I hope the conversation continues.

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    norlns24 likes this.

    Quote from jadelpn
    And my guess is more along the lines that Dad doesn't want to relinquish control, and college and shadowing a working RN just may do that, so send her with a spiritual caregiver, call it a "nurse" to satisfy kid's need, and Dad and church still have the control.
    This suggestion is utterly and completely ethically and morally bankrupt. It is absolutely loathsome and horrifying to suggest that a young woman should be deluded and deceived in order to maintain her status as chattel under the control of her father. You show no respect for the autonomy of a woman to control her own destiny and no respect for the truth in this statement. To find a statement like this on a site dedicated to a profession of integrity that has meant so much to so many women is appalling.

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    gloryfied likes this.

    You will have to put down supervisors of some sort who have worked with you directly. Otherwise you could easily come off as someone who has poor effort and/or performance to hide. Providing a full effort and maintaining your professionalism even in a job you don't like connotates a level of maturity that is required in a position of such enormous trust and responsibility as nursing.

    Have you considered the idea that your night manager is trying to help you develop professionally, rather than being "out to get you?" Have you tried accepting his direction as help, rather than being defensive? You say he pulls you aside for these talks. That indicates to me a manager who is trying to communicate in a professional manner.

    My best advice is to make the very best of where you are while you are looking for another job. That begins with you. Make a decision to throw out all of your negative thoughts, gripes and assumptions about your current job. Make a decision to look at everything with new eyes and a new heart. Be on time. Be courteous and kind to patients and coworkers. Be mindful of your posture and walk tall, you'll be surprised at how much better that alone makes you feel. Be secure enough to take direction as help, and resist the urge to be defensive.

    And meanwhile, keep looking for the job you think will be the right fit for you.

    I hope you find your place in nursing.

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    I've never used an IE, but from what others are saying it sounds like a great deal if you do your research and make sure it's not in B&W. Where do you purchase international editions? I still need to pick up a couple of texts for my grad program too!

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    Quote from Animal3
    Medicine is not an option right now due to pregnancy. I swear it has gotten worse the farther along I become in my pregnancy. I just want to do everything perfect and I would never want to harm someone.
    Oh sweetie. There's a word for that. You're nesting. It's just that you're doing it at work too, instead of just doing it at home.

    This too shall pass.

    Try to avail yourself of any resources available to you at work like a counselor, make yourself a list of nice things that are easy to do for yourself along with some positive ways to cope with stress like walking, listening to soothing music, doing a craft project, reading a book - whatever works for you and then - - - and this is the important part - - - - do them.

    If you'd picked the wrong career - you wouldn't care so much.

    Best of luck to you, and congratulations.

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    Topaz7 likes this.

    I'm not really an ECT RN, I work at an acute care psychiatric hospital that is located in a building about 1 mile from our hospital but we are technically considered just another "unit" - as though we were simply another floor on the hospital. I don't know how that works, but anyway, we send our ECT's to the big house for their treatment. They are usually accompanied by a Psych Tech (we call them Recovery Specialists) who basically facilitates transportation and provides a calm, familiar face. Immediate recovery takes place in the big house, we (RN's) assess and evaluate them Q1/2hr for 2 hours then Q4 hrs x 4 when they return to us at our facility. If they are having any trouble with BP, agitation, loss of balance, etc., we may put them on a one to one.

    I love my facility. We constantly push for a climate of respect, non-coercion, and collaboration. Restraints have remained in the bag, in the closet for over 4 years now and the director is trying hard to do away with them altogether. Some of the best people I've ever met in my life work there, and I'm honored to be a part of the team.

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    nurse671 and Amy'sGrandbaby like this.

    I estimated my test was about 40% SATA, I had 76 questions, and I passed. Not looking would drive me NUTS, lol, I checked in the lobby before I even left the building!

    FYI - I know it varies from state to state, but here in Nebraska I was not able to get quick results until 48 hours after the test, but I'm so glad I didn't pay for them, because my nursing license number was up on the Nebraska website within 72 hours.