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  1. AA meeting and addicts
    In closed AA meetings, it is breaking tradition to announce yourself as anything other than an alcoholic. Of course, a group conscience can be done but that is how is usually works. I started...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Aftercare
    I was ordered to attend Aftercare for one year when I entered into a contract with the NV BON. It consisted of a 2 hour meeting once a week and I loved it. In fact, so much so that I have continued...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. State hospitals?
    I work in an outpatient psychiatric clinic for the state Mon-Fri (8 hour days) and make $30/hr.
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Increase abuse of Bath Salts
    Sounds like our bath salt patients....we get those, drug test them, and when they test negative, bath salts are the first thing that come to mind.
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  5. Is this what night shift really does to us?
    I have always been a night owl, even in my teen years....I would be up until the wee hours of the night, rearranging my room and cleaning out cabinets. Drove my mother crazy! During nursing school,...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Question on Washcloth and bathing
    When I worked in the ICU, we always used washcloths to clean stool. And most of our patients were vented (i.e. not able to ambulate to the bathroom/portable toilet) so we were always cleaning up BM....
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. When did you figure out your specialty?
    I started out in the ICU, which is where I was an apprentice nurse all through nursing school. I thought it was where I belonged but looking back, I liked it because it fed my ego and my...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Evening shift - no family time
    I completely understand. While I have never worked swing shift, I am married to someone who has and it sucked. We have three kids and I told him it was the ONLY shift I never wanted him to work. ...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. From experience, has anyone had a relatively low stress nursing job ?
    I work in a nursing job that is low stress 90% of the time. I am a psychiatric nurse in an outpatient medication clinic. The majority of our clients have been stabilized on medication and come in...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Clinical nursing jobs with "normal" hours
    I currently work 7am to 4pm (an hour for lunch), weekends off and paid holidays off. Never any overtime as well. I am a psychiatric nurse in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. I spend 15-30 min...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Licensure in another state after contract completion
    There is a nurse here who was on contract multiple times in Colorado (they let her go back to working peds ICU right after she got out of rehab!!!). She relapsed several times but she has mentioned...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Is Any Nurse Actually HAPPY?
    The good thing about nursing is the options available. I worked in a hospital from 2003 to 2005 as an apprentice nurse while attending nursing school, then transitioned into my role of RN in the...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. How does your monitoring program deal with dilute urine screens?
    I know....I have been very fortunate, although I'm not sure it's really "fortunate". The compliance coordinator has cut me a lot of slack, which is not a good thing. I've since learned that even...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Licensure in another state after contract completion
    I am not sure if job prospects are better but I have a great job where I am at now. Been here for 3 1/2 years, have an amazing supervisor, great coworkers, and a Mon-Fri 7am to 4pm job. Why would I...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Licensure in another state after contract completion
    I could probably call the Board of Nursing in Oregon to ask but when I did that for Texas, they started asking a ton of questions, including my name. I don't really want to give my name for general...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. How does your monitoring program deal with dilute urine screens?
    I have had numerous dilute urines....I think about 6 or 7. I drink about 1 1/2 gallons of water a day (it's the only thing I drink) and if I'm not really vigilant about cutting back my water intake...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. From being a nurse to a flight attendant
    My good friend is an international flight attendant and I will admit, I get jealous when I see her constant trips to Rio De Janeiro, Fiji, and other exotic locations. She always seems to have tons...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Missed Call-ins
    I have been on contract for about 3 1/2 years in Nevada. We have to call in 365 days a year, even while on vacation. I have been horrible in remembering and was actually pulled in after this last...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Why should I become a Psych RN?
    I am a psych nurse that works in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. I think we have about 9-10 nurses and about 8 psychiatrists (I can't ever keep count because we have residents that don't work full...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    Is your PTO sick and annual? Or just annual? We accrue a total of 8.72 hours per pay period because sick and annual are separate. I wasn't sure whether to include those because at my old job, it...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    I work in Nevada. We can bank them up to 200, I think? Never got anywhere close because I'm always taking time off! We have a supervisor who pretty much gives us whatever days off we want. It's...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    Hey, that's me! I work Monday through Friday 7am to 4pm with weekends and holidays off, no overtime EVER. I actually get to sit down and enjoy lunch (I'm on my lunch break now). I love, love, love my...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  23. My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It?
    It takes a lot to actually have your license revoked in my state. I was found unconscious at work due to a pain medication addiction, turned myself in and am on a 5 year contract with the Board. I...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    We accrue 4.36 hours every 2 week, which amounts to about 2.8 weeks per year. We also get about 14 days off for holidays (I work outpatient Mon-Fri, no weekends, no holidays). I think we also get 3...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can I be a full time MOM and full time RN???
    You can definitely do it....I have been a nurse since my two older ones were 8 and 5 years old; then I had a baby in 2007. I started out working night shifts, three 12-hour shifts and occasionally...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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