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  1. Mental health
    Ackeem, I'm glad to see you take responsibility for your actions, and I hope you have learned from this experience. :yes:
    Aug 27
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    The questions are different, but the test is the same in that it determines if you have achieved the basic level of competency necessary to be granted licensure. nursing school has changed? And...
    Aug 26
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Mental health
    Of course, sometimes patients say amusing things, and sometimes they say things revealing great psychic pain, but neither of your posts address that. They are not in the hospital in order to...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. My patients would be horrified...
    It's called "escapism" We all need to unwind. Better than booze, pills, or bars.:) No need to feel guilty or embarrassed.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Pearson Vue: Bullies?
    Did you hear that Allnurses is supposedly going to charge $8 for anyone who posts a "does this work?" question. :sarcastic:
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can strong connections to hospitals really help?
    I will take a look at a resume, and do a courtesy interview, if asked, but have never been asked to hire someone, and would not do so. What you describe would be an unethical use of influence and...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Mental health
    Yes. What you describe is unprofessional and lacking empathy. It's not funny as hell to those experiencing chronic mental illness. But for many, it certainly is hellish.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    30 years ago.. Could only take boards a few times per year. Be there, or wait till the next time rolls around. 2 full days of testing 800 (1000?) questions. pencil & scantron. Then go home...
    Aug 25
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    this type of patients can certainly be a challenge. But there's no reason for you to get p**** off. This has nothing to do with you. Sounds like you did a great job, and I'm sure the real patient was...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Open House
    My experience has been that an open house is a meet and greet with interviews or applications extended to those of interest Bring resumes and think of it as at least a pre-interview
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  11. Babies in hospital rooms. ..ugh!! *twitch*
    Could kill the infant in an instant? Really? :sarcastic: That's a super toxic environment you got there. :nailbiting:
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How to act on the orientation/first day of school?
    If that happens, you pick the leader, or the baddest looking one, and you...oh, wait, that's how you survive prison! :lol2: Everyone there is new, and worries about how they'll get through NS. ...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. It pains me to read "the suspect was a nurse"...
    oh please, no.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. News in my neck of the woods
    It doesn't seem like they can't take any action to quell situations, rather: "The new policy states that if there is disagreement between custody staff and mental health staffers over whether to use...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    she'll be back. as soon as she realizes that self-awareness and individual decision making ultimately leads to failure. http://cdn.meme.li/instances/53011356.jpg Always be sure that you are...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do you cover a high glucose AFTER a meal?
    More information is needed. Is that the only medication given to control diabetes? What is the pts typical before dinner reading. you need to contact the doctor, tell him/her the situation,...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. My poor husband
    Except hubby was asleep, not unconscious. Perfectly normal for married couples, or SO's to touch and cuddle. BTW, there was nothing wrong in the first post, IMHO, just TOS issue
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My poor husband
    When I saw those first few lines, I thought this was going off in another direction. how nice to have a wife taking such an active interest. i hope all goes well. :yes:
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Psych nursing is easy
    :roflmao: Glad you came back the secret is consistency, not letting them get under your skin, and a unified staff. and discharge ASAP. :yes:
    Aug 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Challenge for mental illness
    NAMI has been working on increasing awareness for years NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy
    Aug 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    This thread makes me think of this song about a rich girl who wants to play at being something else. William Shatner - Common People - YouTube
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Of Nursing, Nudity and Public Perception
    From original post: "In closing, if we want to fight for our rights to do and be anything we want outside of the medical environment, can we really complain when our choices contribute to a negative...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. 25 page study guide PDF help!!!
    So, you want to post something that is probably copyright ed, and you don't even know who owns the rights? Only the creator of the work has the right to authorize posting it.
    Aug 12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    To the OP, It could be reaction formation in response to depression, but was most likely bi-polar d/O, in my opinion.
    Aug 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Psych brought up the "D" word today
    You can get started here. Social Security Disability Benefits - Online Application Information My understanding is that at some point, you will be examined by their doctor. Also, that it's best...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities


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