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  1. Eliminating Seclusion/Restraint? Um, NO.
    How would that even be possible?
    May 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Comfortable shoes?
    I love me some Nike Air Max!
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    You are loved, Esme. Best wishes for your recovery <3
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    It's not out of line. It's my opinion, which I'm entitled to. Out of line is "monitoring" people's freedom to express such opinions on a public message board. But I suppose you're entitled to your...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Perhaps this Wasn't for Me
    I love forensic psych. Love, love, love it and intend on starting grad school soon and hopefully working with the same population. That being said...yes, it can be horribly boring at times. I can...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Benzo free inpatient hospital?
    I don't work in a benzo-free facility, per se, but very, very few of my patients receive them outside of an ETO. Their reasoning is a bit more straight-forward. I work in a forensic facility where...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Security guards
    I had to laugh out loud at the idea that all of my medication restraints could've been avoided by something so simple....JUICE!!! I'll admit, sometimes if you know a patient well enough and...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Security guards
    We have four safety officers per shift and usually around 90 or so patients.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Four years to earn an ADN :/
    It took me four years to get my ADN as well. Trust me, those kinds of thoughts only matter when you're at the starting line. You won't be the least bit concerned about the details of getting...
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. You may want to consider looking at less desirable career options such as a nursing home o
    Less desirable doesn't mean "bad career choice." I'd be willing to bet money that the difference in the number of applications for every home health job and the number of apps per hospital job is...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    I knew right away that I wasn't going to do med-surg, l&d, nursing homes, or OR. I wanted ER or psych and ended up in psych with no regrets thus far!
    Jan 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    I haven't read the book, but I definitely need to! I have very little experience dealing with people like her. My normal method of keeping my head down doesn't seem to be working. Probably because of...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Major Boundary Violation
    Turn yourself in to someone you trust . Boundary violations beget more boundary violations and it's a hard cycle to stop with manipulative populations or struggling nurses. You can get some help. ...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    4 months ago I started a forensic psych job. It's stressful and challenging, but I love it. Watching my patients improve has been an amazing experience. What hasn't been amazing is my experience...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nervous about new job!!
    I work forensic psych and I love it! Sometimes the lack of freedom can be annoying - there are downsides to working on a locked unit and dealing the with extra rules/restrictions that go along with...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. ANA urges increased workforce funding; 1.1 Million new nurses needed
    Same here (TX). With the exception of physicians office nurses and the like, hospitals pay $3-7 dollars less an hour to new grads than places like rehab, ltac, nursing homes, psych, etc. I'd have...
    Nov 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Dating a former patient
    It's happened. Relationships between staff and patients have ended, and the trauma has put the patient right back in the facility where they met and I bet they're info is EVERYWHERE. Humiliating.
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. clinical instructor problem or is it me?
    I forgot to label a med in clinical once. Technically, my preceptor drew it up while I watched and then left it for me to give with my instructor - common practice where I was. All hell broke...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Do nurses have free time?
    I have plenty of time for a social life! What gets in the way is my schedule. I'm sitting at home 3 days a week in the middle of the week when everyone else and their mother is working. But two...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Dating a former patient
    I fell for a psych patient once, before I was a nurse. He was smart, funny, loyal, and kind. We had similar senses of humor and shared the same hobbies. It was one of those otherworldly instant...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Dating a former patient
    I wish there were more resources for issues like this. It's completely normal and reasonable to find love/attraction at work. Walking away can be extremely difficult. And talking about it can be...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Dating a former patient
    I agree that they need support and relationships are important. 100%. But what are we signing up to do? Be a source of professional support? Or a source of personal support? Dual roles rarely...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Dating a former patient
    People in inpatient psych generally have deep seated issues, or they wouldn't be there. People don't have severe major depression, schizophrenia, bpd, bipolar disorder, ptsd, WHATEVER, because...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Dating a former patient
    .....no. Just no. This kind of thought process is exactly WHY these relationships are doomed from the beginning. That pervasive idea that we can "save" someone or "fix" them with our love.
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Dating a former patient
    How would you connect with her after discharge without acting unprofessionally? Getting "digits" from a patient is unethical and surely straight up against the rules. You'd be using your position...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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