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  1. Teaching while raising a family?
    Hello friends, I'm at the very cusp of my MSN program. I originally was accepted to school to become a PMHNP, but lately I have bee considering a MSN in nursing ed instead, for a variety of...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  2. Best shift for raising young children?
    I would love some opinions! I'm talking about starting a family with my husband, and I have been trying to do some research.. What do you think is better for raising young children (infant-5...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. differences between UM and CM
    Hello friends! My latest job is working for an insurance company as a utilization management RN. My job essentially consists of working in the field and assessing members for home care potential...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. FT psych vs PD in 2 hospitals? help pls!
    Hello friends! Here is my situation: I work on a voluntary psych unit- FT days 8 hour shifts. I just got married, and I could be eligible for health benefits through my husband's job. I...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Words and phrases that I didn't know before I became a psych nurse
    I work with a nurse who was once on the phone with a doctor and said "I think the pt is experiencing retarded dyskinesia." AMAAAZING!
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Msn or doctorate to teach?
    Hello everyone!I have a question. If you wanted to become a nurse educator, can you get work with an MSN in education? Or do you really need a doctorate? I have heard this from some people and I am...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Forced to be in charge before I'm ready.
    oh! That 3 years is including nursing school. :p I guess I shouldn't count that? Orientation- two days shadowing another charge. That's it.
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Forced to be in charge before I'm ready.
    Hello friends, I've been working in my psych unit for all of 5 months. I've been a nurse for a year and a half, and this is my first hospital position. Despite my protesting to my manager that I...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is psych getting me down, or is just my unit?
    Hello friends, I've been working in an acute care psych unit for 6 months now. I'm feeling fed up with my unit. When I first got there I loved it. I really thought that I wanted to be a psych...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Psych nursing vs the OR
    I just wanted to let everyone know what the outcome was, in case you were wondering! I've ended up accepting the psychiatric nursing job. My decision was somewhat helped along by external factors...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Psych Pocket Guide
    Hey everyone! I've seen coworkers with laminated cheat sheets for med surg related topics. Anybody know of a good one for psych, or where to get it? I'm not really looking for a pocket guide in...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Sell me on Psych Nursing
    Do you like actually interacting with patients? Are you good at therapeutic communication? Are you emotionally intelligent? I think these are important. Just something to consider.
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Psych nursing vs the OR
    I was thinking.... I have frequently heard that you can get pegged into a label as a psych RN. but i havent heard the same of being an OR RN until this thread. thoughts?
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Psych nursing vs the OR
    I love hearing about the two different fields! It gets me excited to do either. Both. I'm not expecting anything easy in either field. Nor wouldni want it easy- I'm not a fan of being bored. I...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Psych nursing vs the OR
    What would be the difference between a first assist and an np that assists in surgery? I used to be drawn to the idea of being an RNFA, but I heard they get screwed a lot as far as actually...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Psych nursing vs the OR
    Okay haha. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I do have an oddball sense of humor for one..
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Psych nursing vs the OR
    your creative choley comment cracked me up! You bring up some good thoughts that i hadnt considered, thank you. Honestly, i have days where im not sure i would want to be a psych NP. I thought i...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Psych nursing vs the OR
    Thank you Jules. I would be interested to know what you are thinking of when you say the temperament of the two nursing specialties are similar? just curious, it sounds like an interesting...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Psych nursing vs the OR
    Hello nurses! I need some opinions because I'm feeling pretty stuck right now, so if you would be so kind please share your thoughts! I appreciate your time. :) I am now one year out of nursing...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Injection/infusion nurses, help! Are you in business for yourself?
    I would love to hear more about this too!
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Want to get out of nursing, what can I do with my degree????
    You can try to get a job as an mds nurse or mds coordinator at a long term care facility. Though it's also possible you don't feel comfortable because you are still new, or Kay e it's specifically...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Does anybody work at the Christian Health Care Center?
    I am about to be offered a job there, and I have some questions! Anybody out there? :)
    May 18, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. New Grad not sure about LTC
    Shayray, I reread your post again and I thought I should add that I also got hired to a locked alzheimers/dementia unit. As far as specific responsibilities, your number one job will be to give...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. New Grad not sure about LTC
    I was in the same position last august. Now I've been working inltc and as a nurse for 9 months. It's been a good experience, and I've been grateful for the work when it's so hard to find a job. ...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Interview for assisted living. Some specific advice?
    Hey everyone! I have an interview for an assisted living position next week (night shift). Currently my experience is in ltc, early and late stage alzheimers. Can you talk to me about some of...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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