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  1. Free CNA training still available?
    Another Phoenix area CNA school to consider is Star Canyon School of Nursing at 8900 N. Central Ave, Suite 104A (just South of Dunlap). Their phone number is 602-943-1337. A member of my church got...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    Whichone: my first job after graduation was in a nursing home where the majority of the other nurses were mean also. I had a very difficult time, and ended up being let go. But, three months later,...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    Thank you to everyone for your replies. I especially thank the person who posted the "Autism Spectrum Criteria" from the DSM-V; that was very interesting and helpful. I'm glad that I'm not the only...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    I bump into things sometimes. I hold things with too much/too little pressure at times which means I drop or break things occasionally (like in microbiology when I broke a specimen slide). Also,...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    I agree that the proprioception issue makes it more difficult for me to do some skills. That is one reason that I went into psych nursing. The assessment is a little different in psych also. Of...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  6. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    Interesting. I am also a psych nurse now, and I like it a lot. It fits me a lot better than the nursing home that was my first job.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    No, I admit that I used that title to make it more attention-getting. I thought the title "Any other nurses who have some characteristics of autism?" would not draw as much interest.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Any other autistic nurses out there?
    I went to an autism conference recently put on by a friend who has Asperger's, and I related very strongly to some of the things that the presenters were saying about people with autism. I don't...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Best Psych/CD nursing facilities in AZ
    Aurora Behavioral Health is hiring.
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Psych Pet Peeve
    Thanks, Whispera, I agree that is much better!
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Psych Pet Peeve
    Whenever I've seen "med-seeking" it's narcotic pain meds they are seeking. Some of the "frequent flyers" SEEM to come primarily to get Percocet. I'm new at this and don't know how to deal with it.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Psych Pet Peeve
    "Visible on the unit" means they are not isolating themselves in their room. Is there a better way to put it?
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Newbie psych nurse seeking feedback (long)
    jimkusters, Thanks for the feedback. Can you elaborate on your statement "What seems like a simple, logical request to us, can sound like you just asked the patient to jump off a bridge." It...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. You know when you are a good nurse when...
    I am a second career RN, recent graduate, whose first career was software engineering. So I went from working with 90% men to working with 90% women. I agree that there is a huge difference, for...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Newbie psych nurse seeking feedback (long)
    pandora44 and dave, thanks to both of you for your feedback, it is so helpful! im sure that my instincts will get better as i go along, but hearing how other people respond to similar scenarios...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Newbie psych nurse seeking feedback (long)
    dave, thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated! my colleague did not make the statement she was just faking it! to the patient, but privately to me. i dont think she has been...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Newbie psych nurse seeking feedback (long)
    I am a second career new grad RN. My first job was six months at a nursing home, and I have now been working for 2 months at a freestanding psych hospital. I have loved psychology since childhood,...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. New Nurse... Fired from my first job.
    Not too long ago I was terminated from my first nursing job in LTC after six months. I was devastated, felt like a failure, and was afraid that my new career was completely derailed. However, I...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Failed Rn program twice by 3 questions.  UGh  Need help in finding my way!
    Excelsior (an online program) is one option you could look into for completing your RN. Best wishes and hang in there.
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. New Grads! Check it out!
    That was great! I wish it could play on TV as a public service announcement.
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. How come you don't work more?
    It is wonderful that you are choosing to spend time with your sons rather than working more hours. They will benefit so much more from the time you spend with them than from the material things you...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Nursing student expelled for Facebook photo/judge reverses dismissal
    The article says that all four students who posed for pictures were expelled, not just the one who posted the picture on facebook. So, the expulsions were not primarily about facebook, but about...
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Customizing your cover letters
    My cover letter has been mentioned by interviewers before, so I believe it is well worth it to write one. I also think the more personal the better (i.e. if you had clinicals there mention that).
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    Thanks, everyone, for your replies, they were very helpful and I now understand much better how different agencies handle a private duty situation. It sounds like my one shift of training was about...
    Dec 26, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. fairly new grad in private-duty nursing, question about orientation
    As a new grad BSN, I worked for six months in a SNF in 2010 before being terminated (long story that I could elaborate on but is not really the point of this post). I have been looking for a new job...
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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