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  1. Working in SLC healthcare as a non-LDS??
    When I worked at Huntsman Cancer Center, the majority of my co-workers weren't LDS. I am, but I think that the manager was very fair and that the University Hospital was a great organization to work...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Utah Nursing
  2. Dominion, NVMHI, & St. Elizabeths Psychiatric Hospitals
    In my own opinion, HCA is not a great organization to work for. I've transitioned to Bon Secours and they're awesome.
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  3. Switching to Days!!
    Hi All, I'm finally switching to days at a new, wonderful facility after working nights at an awful facility. I'm SO excited, but I'm nervous about working during the day. I'll be rotating between...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Dear Pysch Nurses
    I was one of two people in my class of 90 students that loves psych! The look is pretty common, but like others have said, it's followed by, "wow! I could never do that!"
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. If you got frisked...
    Keys, pen, sharpies, highlighter, pen-light, clip-board with notes. That's it!
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Child Psych?  Your opinions...
    I've asked the nurse manager if I could come see the unit, and I've turned my application in so I'm hoping to hear back from her soon! I think the unit is mostly adolescents. My husband has seen...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Fired....What now?
    A resume isn't a legal document, so you can leave it off it you want to. On your future job applications, however, you are legally required to list that job.
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Child Psych?  Your opinions...
    I currently only have experience in acute adult pscyh and geropsych. However, an awesome opportunity just opened up at the nearby teaching hospital for a 23 bed acute child and adolescent psych...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Med errors: subpoena, copy of incident report
    Hey, don't freak out. Maybe this nurse is required to fill out these incident reports. I used to work in a nursing home/rehab facility and was required to fill out incident reports for every skin...
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Are there any psych areas which will keep other non-psych nursing skills sharp?
    And remember that there are medical psych floors out there. They do exist :)
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Using Dorsogluteal site in psychiatric emergencies
    That's where I usually give my PRN's, just avoid going directly in the center of the gluteus and be off to the side a tiny bit.
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Should I settle for a job I'm not happy with?
    I agree that there are better jobs out there than working in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but you may have to take one of these jobs first. A lot of hospital jobs require you to...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Night Shift For Newbies
    The night before I work I go to sleep at a normal time (like 2300 or 2330) and then sleep in as late as I can the day I work. Then the whole day that I work, I just stay up and sleep when I get...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Please help me!  Serious issues with my unit!
    Thanks for your advice. I just got this job a couple months ago and really don't want to go through the whole job search again. Hopefully it will get better!
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Please help me!  Serious issues with my unit!
    We do taped report and the nurses leave while we're listening, so I don't know they've left until I come out of the room with the recorder. I've spoken with almost all of my coworkers, and they all...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Please help me!  Serious issues with my unit!
    I really, really, really need some advice guys. I'm very, very frustrated with the people I work with. The actual patient load is great, and I love this kind of nursing. But the people...ugh. Let...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    This totally reminded me - we had to pack this poor woman's vagina after hysterectomy and that was the most AWFUL smell ever! Good thing she had her legs bent up so she couldn't see my face!
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    It's strange, but I also HATE the flaky skin that flies in the air when you take off someone's ted hose. I hold my breath until I can stand up to get away from the cloud! Also, dentures. Gag me...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Drug Seeking Patients
    Thank you!!! I have such a hard time with this. Need to work on that. Eventually I'll be one dang good psych nurse thanks to all your comments!
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Drug Seeking Patients
    Love the two tips at the top!!! :lol2: And no, you're not crazy! All patients have a right to medication that works for them. I have decided that just because someone is in the hospital for...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Religion in the Room
    If you're not comfortable, let the pt know that you'll find someone to pray with them. You'll be able to ask one of your co-workers to pray with your pt.
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Religion in the Room
    As a nurse, you want to provide as holistic care as possible. If a pt asks you to pray with them, and you're comfortable doing that, then by all means - do it! It will help them and you develop a...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. Unlicensed caregiver?!?!
    I got my CNA while in high school and it was essentially free. My classmates who weren't in high school paid only a couple hundred dollars for the whole course. It's not a long course either, but I...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How to stay safe fulfilling 2 week notice
    Just be super professional about it. I was in essentially the exact same situation as you, and found my dream job in inpt psych. I waited to give my two weeks until I knew when I would start the...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Pre-printed MARs
    I believe they should be crossed off. You're just creating problems for yourself later on, because if your MARS are anything like some places I've seen, nurses will just sign off on the medication...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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