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  1. educating people
    Does anyone else get annoyed when people tell you "you work with the crazies" or some other condescending word about the mentally ill. any normal person could end up having a mental break even...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Doubles
    The powers that be don't care about my well being just a buck. Sometimes I don't mind it but I have to be in the right mood. I always get the nurses who tell me "you're too young to be tired" They...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Doubles
    a year and a half now. I love being the voice of the sick but I need to find the voice for me. I am the youngest and newest nurse on the unit and the generation gap can be intimidating.
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Doubles
    Very true. Perhaps I'm too hard on myself or paranoid. I work on psych so who knows haha.
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Doubles
    My main issue is that I don't want them to think I am not taking it seriously or just making excuses.
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Doubles
    The word gets to me sometimes. There are times where I am expecting it and I have an answer but sometimes I get caught off guard and feel stupid. Even if I don't end up doing it I have this sense of...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Restrospective
    We had a floating unit clerk the other day who had nothing but respect for us. Made me feel good. I think psych is harder than other specialities. Think about it. You can scan a heart to find a...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. Restrospective
    Yea I have been told that other types of nurses look down on psych nurses. Forget that I think we are just as much nurses as any other specialty
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Psych NP
    Sounds fun. I'm just nervous it may be hard. I was never the best at research
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Psych NP
    What's grad school like for a psych np program?
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Psych NP
    Any psych nurse practitioners here? I am in the process of applying to graduate school to become one and I am so excited. Any advice?
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Restrospective
    Best advice is lead by example when teaching coping skills. Show them how a normal reaction is by remaining calm and assertive.
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Restrospective
    My favorite patients are the ones I refer to as "pleasantly psychotic" they just talk to themselves and don't bother anyone and they are nice. I have one who if he sees another patient freaking out...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Restrospective
    I feel like I could write a book with the stories I have and I have only been working in psych for a few months. I love my job. Does anyone else feel like they were meant to be a psych nurse from the...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. I get out on time...
    I get in a little before 7 and my managers stated i have to be out by 3:30 pm. I work on inpatient acute psych. I notice a lot of nurses taking a lot more time then i do. I always feel like i am...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Do pt families every drive you crazy?
    As a psych nurse I have seen occasions where the patient was the most sane one.
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I get out on time...
    Is that rare? Or do nurses tend to exaggerate? I do what I gotta do and on time.
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Doubles
    Yea I told them it wouldn't be safe for the patients and I wouldn't risk my license if something were to happen because I was too tired.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Doubles
    I have been asked several times to do doubles (16 hours) in one day. I usually have to work the next day. I tell them no. I don't think I can handle getting home by 11:30 and waking up at 5:45 and I...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Psych nurse problems
    Anybody wish they could go nurse ratchet on a patient (jokingly because of ethics and hippa) some of my patients are a piece of work lol
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Checking orders
    One for regular meds, one for diabetic meds, one for abx, one for pain med, one for iv meds (ok maybe it is 5 lol). They are tailored to the type of med for example the diabetic mars have room to...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Checking orders
    I wish it was all on computer. Half is on computer and we have like 6 different mars depending on the type of med. its unorganized i must say.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Checking orders
    How often do you check the mars and the charts for doctor's orders during a shift. Is every hour enough?
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. What to expect during my Mental Health rotation.
    Communication techniques are important. To keep a good conversation going use open ended non judgmental questioning. Try not to ask closed ended yes or no questions.
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. nurse coming to work drunk
    It's sketchy that the nurse manager would do that for her under the table.
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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