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  1. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    Patients have the right to refuse to attend groups. We encourage strongly but locking their rooms is somewhat equivalent to forcing them to do what they don't want to do or are incapable of doing. ...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    I was taught that lay means to flatten oneself on a surface and lie means to speak an untruth...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Thinking about taking Unit Secretary course..
    While I agree the course would probably be intense, I'm not sure you'd need to course to work as a ward clerk. Many places hire people with good secretarial skills and give them the rest of their...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    with all this talk about what's correct and what's not, I'm losing track of what's what!
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is it appropriate to ask this in an interview?
    Keep in mind that during an interview you're interviewing the facility just as much as they're interviewing you. Questions about the workplace are expected. How will you know if you want to work...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Congratulations Judi (aka traumaRUs) Our new Community Manager Assistant!
    Oct 10
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. New Educator
    JBudd...every semester I emphasize one thing over and over and over, and still some don't get it. I think I must speak a foreign language sometimes! This isn't a difficult concept either! One time...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  8. Is nursing in practice this different from school?
    The practice you described is illegal and WHOA!!! Don't be part of it. Sooner or later someone will get tangled in the details of it and record something incorrectly, and the person who monitors...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. New Educator
    I've found that if I start out very strict I can ease up later. It doesn't work the other way around...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. PMHNP Unforeseen Duties
    If you write prescriptions, you must be covered at each specific facility, if you're prescribing anything that on any of the "controlled" lists. Even if one facility is a branch of the other, you...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    I'm getting confuse-ed here...I've red and re-red so much i'm not sure which is witch or hoo is whom, and will continue my nap...this much edumacation is too much!
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nauseous vs Nauseated (another grammar lesson)
    I shall go take a nap now. I've been so impacted by this discussion that I'm nauseous and must lie down...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does a degree in psych or counseling complement a degree in psych nursing in NYC?
    Those degrees would help you as a psych nurse, but are not necessary, and might even keep you from being employable. A facility might not want someone with an advanced degree if it can get someone...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. What do you enjoy about addictions nursing?
    What I used to love when I was an addictions nurse, was seeing the patients get better, physically and emotionally...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  15. Working with a schizophrenic nurse
    When someone has what appears to be a religious preoccupation or delusion, if I'm leaning toward labelling him or her with an illness, I try to remember that maybe what the person believes/sees/feels...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. awards for clinical instructors?
    My last semester of teaching was this past semester. My students gave me flowers, candy, a party, and a stuffed minion wearing a lab coat. I was overwhelmed. That was surely above and beyond...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Please stop! Little things that are just bad practice.
    I often wonder why toilet paper is such a hot commodity that it has to be locked in its holder and in some far away closet when a replacement is needed. Do people walk off with extra rolls or...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. awards for clinical instructors?
    If you write the nice note to the dean, make sure the instructor gets a copy too. Sometimes administrators don't share those things with those who got them...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Why nurses eat their young????
    Something to consider if one is a new nurse, or new to a job, is that the people there are probably a close, trusting-each-other, cohesive group, and the newbie is a stranger, not part of the clique...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Why nurses eat their young????
    Wow, you lied to a professor? This is not ok, whether you were being eaten or not!
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Why nurses eat their young????
    I think mean people are just mean people and they work in every career. There has been research done on this topic and there's something called the "Queen Bee Syndrome" that is in play in fields...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. possible angel of mercy?
    I think you might consider encouraging the social worker to talk to the administration or whoever about it, rather than you doing it. If you report it, it's just hearsay. Also, consider what...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    I got into psych nursing because my mom had bipolar disorder and I wanted to be able to understand her and help her. From living with her, I think I understand psych better, and I have more empathy...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    I think one way of counteracting the stigma of mental illness is for those that have it to come forward and talk about it. Everyone has times of mental distress, if not illness. If we can be open...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. I want my MSN, but...
    Consultant can be more than legal nurse consultant. I'm the psychiatric consultant at a clinic...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student