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  1. What jobs did you do before nursing?
    Oh, this is fun! Let's see....housekeeper, US Army Reserves, Mailroom Clerk, Preschool teacher and Administrative Assistant.
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cenpatico Behavioral Case Management
    Thanks! I have researched the company. I was just hoping to get a "reality check" from someone who has worked with this company. Companies have their vision and mission statements, but sometimes...
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. Cenpatico Behavioral Case Management
    I'm considering applying with Cenpatico as a Behavioral Case Manager. Does anyone have any info on what it's like to work for this company and salary?
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. Cenpatico Behavioral Case Management
    I am considering applying for a position with Cenpatico as a Behavioral Case Manager. Anyone familiar with the company and the position? What would a typical day be like? Salary? How do they...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. Safe staffing levels
    Thank you macfar28! I have learned to trust my gut while working in psych. And it was telling me that something bad could very well happen. I hope that nothing happens to the staff or patients,...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Safe staffing levels
    I've decided to take another position due to staffing levels. I'm excited and sad all at the same time. Psych nursing is my love...but I can't put safety by the wayside. I've taken a position at...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. who has taken a pay cut, willingly
    I appreciate everyone's posts! I feel so much better about my choice to take a pay cut. Thanks for the encouragement and to be able to look forward to a better quality of life. Chelle
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. who has taken a pay cut, willingly
    Wow! I can't believe how timely this post is...I just last week made the decision to leave my current job for less pay, about 7.50/hr less. This will be an adjustment since I'm the primary earner...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Safe staffing levels
    What do you consider to be safe staffing levels for an inpatient psych facility? We have 1 nurse for 16 patients and then two techs (our techs help with meals, smoke breaks and personal care). ...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    What makes my job the most stressful is coworkers with bad attitudes!
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    Yay for psych nursing!
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    Loving my new job!
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    I have always loved psychology. My first nursing job was med/surg. Then went to psych, it was too far to drive on a regular basis but I loved it! Then went to another hospital close to home on...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    I work med/surg floor. We've been having average of 8-9 patients of a mix, rehab, tele with a drip, fresh post-ops, blood infusions...busy nights!
    Nov 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. St. V's Toledo Shift Differential
    I can't imagine working in the ER! I think that's something you either love or hate. Psych is like that, too, I think. I can't wait to start working psych. Thanks for your comment that you...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  16. I got my dream job!
    Yahoo! Congratulations! I'm a newly hired mental health nurse, too, and also my dream job! Keep us posted how things go.
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. St. V's Toledo Shift Differential
    Thanks for your reply! Actually I meant to type St. Charles...I'll be working on the psych unit. What unit do you work for at St. V's? Do you enjoy working there?
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  18. Primary household earner?
    Ayvah, thanks so much! I am getting excited! ms.rosebud, let me know how it goes for you, too. You're right, it is stressful being the primary breadwinner and NOT liking your job (UGH!!!). ...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Primary household earner?
    Ayvah, thank you so much for your reply! Yes, the job I'm in is not where I want to be. I can't imagine having to work there until my husband is done with school. Bleh! I have been offered the other...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Primary household earner?
    Otessa, you make a good point! But I have schoolage kids, too. I see them max two evenings a week and two days on the weekend I'm off....so every other weekend but they're at the ages where they...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Primary household earner?
    For now, I'm the primary household earner. My hubby is going back to school. He'll be done in two years. So it would be awful if I lost my job. I have an opportunity to do the type of...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. RN Psych interview!!
    Susan, Thanks so much for your reply! After reading it, I'm even more excited! I currently work on a med/surg unit and when I have the time to spend with say an anxious patient and listen to...
    Nov 4, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. St. V's Toledo Shift Differential
    Does anyone know that shift differential for St. V's in Toledo?
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  24. what to expect on 7p-7a geriatric psych floor
    Simply Complicated, congratulations on the job! Keep us posted how it goes! :yeah:
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. what to expect on 7p-7a geriatric psych floor
    Tyvin, thanks for your reply! Your post was confirmation to what I experienced in my psych rotation and what I expect when I start working. The unit I'm going to work is in the hospital in the...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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