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  1. At my boiling point...you are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    As an APRN, I have to correct nurses and techs all of the time because they refer to me as "the doctor". Their argument is that the psych patients do not understand that I can prescribe their meds. I...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. PSYCH ARNP
    I just finished school for Pmhnp and I am 42. I don't see where age comes into play at all
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Interesting times in psych
    I see schizophrenics with active hallucinations and all of the above problems. It is what I was trained to do as a psych np. But if one of them complains of an ear ache I refer to medical. There is...
    Nov 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Altered Mental Status- a surprise diagnosis
    Had a 30 something year d patient at our psych hospital last month with mental status changes also had lesions that his pcp was telling him was eczema or something like that. Ended up being syphlis...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is 18 patients "the new normal"?
    I bet this hospital belongs to a huge corporate chain of behavioral health hospitals. The facility I worked at before becoming an APRN had census like this. The acute unit is staffed 1:15 or...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    My 10 year old autistic son has cvs. I thought I would end up being investigated for munchaussen by proxy we have spent so much time getting ivf. Haldol is the only thing that has ever helped even...
    Oct 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. criminal background? have i wasted my time? please help. Anybody know knows?
    I would get copies of my charges resolution of my case etc and go talk to your state board of nursing. They will let you know. Your school may also counsel you on it but I found the most relief by...
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  8. Are American hospitals ready for Ebola?
    I think if he knew it he would have gone to atl from Liberia. That is where the others were treated and I am sure he knew it. Plus why would he have put his family at risk?
    Oct 4, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. Mentally ill
    Family education has been shown to be effective in reducing re hospitalization rates in many mental disorders, but this does not mean these people need a guardian. They just need family members who...
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Patient Education
  10. role of CNL?
    Clinical nurse leader. I have no clue what they do tho never worked with one in psych.
    Sep 20, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  11. Scenario - input, please!
    Honestly I don't see what the patients mental health had to do with this scenario. I think examining one's feelings about patients with mental health histories may be in order. Patients who are in...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Has anybody done Telepsych?
    I was going to ask this same question. Here in arkansas it just recently changed to where APRNs can bill for all psych services provided by telepsych to medicaid.
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Prospective nursing student
    Just walking away now. But will add my nursing school class of 62 lowest GPA was 3.6.
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Did I take the bait (for profit school)?
    Going the cc route to even just get your RN is going to help you maximize your GI bill. You are better off staying away from places where you even have a doubt in your mind. I am a recently graduated...
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. PRN times in psych
    The facility I worked at outlined the dosing schedule for orders like this in our policies. TID dosing for an adult unit of patients was 8,2,8. If the doc wanted it q8hrs then he ordered it that way....
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. NP Salary
    Starting RN salary: 2009 18.50 ending salary was 21.50 I quit last April to finish my MNSc. I graduated in May as a PMHNP I just turned down an offer for 75k. Lowest starting salary for my class...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  17. First job - HIV unit
    At least you know they are HIV + you will encounter many patients who do not know their HIV status. Use your precautions like you are supposed to and you will be fine. I have never seen someone...
    Aug 3, '14
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  18. Reasonable new grad NP offer????
    Not enough ceu reimbursement either. Most places offer 2000-2500 and paid time off for them that does not count as your pto time
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Why did you become a Nurse Practitioner?
    When my twins were born they were preemies who did well and left the hospital pretty quick. Quick is not always better so we spent a lot of time seeing the PNP at their clinic. She was the one that...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Rolling tote
    I had that tote for nursing school also. Now I use it like luggage for the lake or short trips. So yep it is durable considering I bought mine in 2007.
    Jul 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Questions for Psych NPs
    Should be 2013. Lol
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Questions for Psych NPs
    I graduated in 2009 and worked as a psych RN until 2003 when I had to quit to focus on my PMHNP program. I just graduated and I feel I was leaps ahead of the people with no psych experience.
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. PMHNP
    I am studying for family PMHNP and don't feel like I am doing a very good job at it.
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. Mom jailed for refusing to feed her infant proper formula
    She could have discussed the issue at the hospital instead of avoiding getting the baby rehydrated. Obviously the doc thought the baby was bad enough to send to the hospital. Maybe she didn't discuss...
    Jun 27, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Frustrated with the Admission Process
    Wow. I don't see how that makes a program strong. Basically letting anyone sit around and build enough points to get in. It says just be patient and you too shall get in. Not that you have to work...
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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