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  1. Overwhelmed new nurse, ready to call it quits!
    Thanks guys,it is relieving to know that there are others in my shoes. Like u swtlilangel I am in charge of the unit and have to deal with crisis' that come up. Then we have turnover of aids all...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Overwhelmed new nurse, ready to call it quits!
    Its almost 6 months now and I still do not like it there. I get screamed at by patients all the time because when people are Mentally Ill and in Crisis they are very stressed etc and moody. I know...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Can you take a patient's medication without their consent?
    I probably would not take his meds as they are his property and has a right to them. Now maybe if he had some suggestion that he said he was going to OD on them or something then I would definitely...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. New grad nurse, feeling like I am barely hanging on!
    I feel the same way you do and am not even in an ICU unit so I can't imagine the level of responsibility you have. That is a tough place to start and most of the new grads I know who started in the...
    Jan 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Overwhelmed new nurse, ready to call it quits!
    I'm trying to stick it out, I am trying to look at things differently. The work is not too bad. I come in and get report, ensure orders, take vitals, and pass mess between 8-10. Then start on my...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Psychiatric nursing... do you really lose all your nursing skills?
    I'm glad to hear a lot of these responses. I have been in mental for 3 months now but my ultimate goal is to someday become an ob nurse and lactation specialist. I have tried many times and never...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Overwhelmed new nurse, ready to call it quits!
    I have only been at my first nursing job 3 months. I'm basically a a charge nurse at the facility I'm in and deal with people who are suicidal but not bad enough to be hospitalized. Our program is...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. Med error or not?
    I don't think it would be a med error, I thinker errors of giving the wrong med, the wrong dose etc. Meds like that are typically a prn so I don't think it's too concerning and I personally would...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Nurses, How Do You Care For Your Hands?
    I have been using this stuff called eczema eraser bar. It's made of all organic coconut oil, Shea butter beeswax and essential oil. My hands have been fabulous this winter and I live in a very cold...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. How do you keep your clinical skills sharp?
    I was thinking of applying at some of the local hospitals again to see if I could work a few shifts a month but without experience I doubt they would hire me on part time like that because I have no...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. How do you keep your clinical skills sharp?
    Hello, I graduated with my ASN in August 2012 and I could not find a job in my area at a local hospital for a year so I finally applied to a behavioral health facility and found a job 3 months ago. ...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Psych nurse for 5 mos...need advice
    I would try to find a different place to work if I were you because it does not sound like employer cares about the staff. I work in a private behavioral health setting and they are wonderful to...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Nurses out there! What was your hardest Nursing semester???
    My most difficult was the maternity rotation and pathophysiology. I had 2 kids and thought that Maternity would be easy but I had a hard time but made it through.
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Mental health nursing
    I just got a job at a behavioral health clinic that we have in our area. They have a Crisis Residential Unit that I will be working on which is a diversion so they don't have to go to the Inpatient...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Still can't find a first job
    They already gave me the reimbursement. I had to stay there a year or I would have had to pay it back. I still haven't found a job there but ended up finally finding a job with another company and...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Job offers
    I accepted my first job offer last Thurday and on my list it was the 2nd area I would have wanted to work in. Well today I received a call from the mother/baby floor at a local hospital and I am...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Still can't find a first job
    I work for a sister company of a large corporation and that corporation owns a local hospital. So when I went to nursing I had the idea of them giving me $3500 towards school tuition but I had to...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. New Grad, Urgent Care, Salary Questionable, Need Advice. Should I wait for something
    I think you should take it and keep looking...If you find something that pays more than go. But its hard when you are starting out but with experience will get something good. I graduated last...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. ABSN or ADN then RN-BSN bridge program?
    Im in the same boat. I checked into the RN-BSN programs in my area and it actually looked less stressful doing it that way. I would only have 1 or 2 nursing course a semester because I have done...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. RN to BSN questions
    My instructor gave me the name of Chamberlain University, which is an online school. Another student is currently enrolled there so you can research that.
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. feeling down in the dumps! failed nclex several times
    Our Nursing program had us use ATI program and I thought it helpled greatly to prepare for the NCLEX. I have done some Kaplan questions but I think the ATI's were more helpful. Keep doing...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Just found out I passed NCLEX.. When will my NY license # be posted?
    I took the Nclex on 10/9 and my License was online the next day at 10am. Have you checked the license verification website? Im from PA. Search
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. I got the good pop up
    You can also check the license verification website. Mine was up by 10am the next day. Search
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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