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  1. Working and school full time??
    I worked two 12-hour night shifts while in nursing school full time in addition to having a 3 year old and a 6 year old. Plus, my husband worked 3-4 twelve hour night shifts AND was in school 3/4...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?
    Get my Master's in Nutritional Science and be a one stop shop for people to teach them how to read labels, grocery shop, prep food and eat real food on their current budget. I am currently a psych...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Help self reported to pap in wi and don't want to sign contract
    My BON also sees it as a hostile move and things do not turn out so well if an attorney is retained. For me, surrendering my license was the way to go. Five years later, my contract has been...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Going from Mon-Fri 8-5 nursing job to 12 hour nocs
    So, I've haven't worked nights since 2007-2008 and have been at a "normal" job (nursing) with a Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:30 and an hour for lunch kind of schedule. I just took a new position...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Moving to NV
    I worked for Renown once upon a time. And left when their staffing practices in the ICU got out of control. Routinely being given 3 patient assignments in a Level II Trauma ICU, sometimes the beds...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I left the ICU when we started getting three patient assignments on a regular basis and the unit was flooded with new grads while our experienced nurses took off for greener pastures. I currently...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    Graduated in 2005 and went right into ICU. Spent 2005 to early 2008 in ICU; did dialysis for a very short period of time and have been in psych since July 2009. I am now moving to Corrections and...
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Completed my 5 year contract successfully!
    It's terrifying in the beginning but in reality, I was terrified to get OFF contract as well. There was definite separation anxiety at the end. I look back and realize how fast 5 years really...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Important Question
    And might I add....if she is working a true program of recovery, then rigorous honesty is a policy to live by. What will she do when she renews her license and they ask on there "have you ever been...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Important Question
    I don't think I would have remained clean and sober that first year or two without the accountability of my BON. I am very grateful to them and Monday will be 6 years clean/sober for me. I don't...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Is anyone willing to hire a nurse w/ stipulations???
    An addiction is an addiction. I see all too often people who "only" had an alcohol problem then they end up relapsing on pain meds. In the rooms of AA, it's not unheard of and we just had a gal...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Role call!
    Sobriety date June 30th, 2008. Coming up on 6 years and on May 21st, successfully completed my 5 year monitoring agreement with the NV BON. Life is good, indeed! Working with the same sponsor I've...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Is anyone willing to hire a nurse w/ stipulations???
    I am in Nevada and we have numerous restrictions: no nights, no charge, no narc privileges for the first year, no home health, no ER/critical care and we have to get our site approved. I was...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Completed my 5 year contract successfully!
    I have not posted here in a LONG time (several years, I'm guessing) and I don't even know if there any familiar names on the board anymore but I wanted to put it out there to those just getting...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Just offered a job as Correctional Nurse III in NV
    I've been an RN since 2005. Spent several years in ICU then a short time in dialysis. I've been in psych since 2009. I am married to a Correctional Sergeant and have always toyed with the idea of...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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