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  1. Tell me more about psychiatric nursing...
    Hi there! I've been a psych nurse for over 23 years...I love psychiatric nursing! I too worried about my medical skills but I took a 2 year break to work on a step down unit/med surg to get my skills...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Help! My unit is called "the Career Killer" and it's true.
    I am so sorry you are having to go through this!!! I too had a very similar situation! But I ended up quitting because I just couldn't take it another night and knowing my license was at risk every...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Please help me understand this scenario...can I be banned...
    I just wanted to share with you all that this recruiter kept e-mailing and calling and I sent him a very stern e-mail telling him to stop contacting me! I even gave him the excuse that I had taken...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Please help me understand this scenario...can I be banned...
    I don't want to at all! I have stayed on this site during this whole process to see how you all do this traveling nurse career and I have learned so much! So, knowing this, I have found other nurses...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Please help me understand this scenario...can I be banned...
    My recruiter just called me and told me that if I don't accept his first assignment for me and show up for work next week, that I will be blacklisted in the State where I am suppose to go and that I...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Psychiatric traveling assignments...anyone had one? Where?
    I am seeking out my FIRST travel assignment in psych and there are very little positions open in any agency. I thought about doing corrections but had some serious doubts when I took an offer with...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. FIRST travel assignment...afraid I have been low balled!!!
    All of your responses are great but how do you negotiate higher pay when they TELL you what you are going to make? I mean they have it all right there and throw it at you as if you are suppose to be...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. FIRST travel assignment...afraid I have been low balled!!!
    Hello fellow travelers!!! I need your help...this morning I accepted a first time travel assignment in North Carolina. The recruiter from Supplemental explained the pay etc but it was so confusing...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Psychiatric RN seeking travel assignment~!
    With so many travel companies out there, I am confused as to how to go about getting an assignment. I am available immediately and specialize in psych. I am eager to get started ASAP. Thanks!!!
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Travel nursing for Psych~ Need some direction....
    i have decided to start traveling but specialize in psych nursing...does anyone have a really good travel agency they work for? or does anyone know of any good hospitals looking for psych nurses? i...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Nursing job rescinded due to past surgeries???
    i was offered a position at a local hospital a few weeks ago. i put in my notice to my current job and prepared to work for the new job. the doctor that did my physical decided that i was not...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Pyxis machine and nurses diverting meds.....
    The meds were cancelled out 2x because each time they didn't want the medication so I just closed the door back. I didn't even look at the medication. Im just standing in the med room and because...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Pyxis machine and nurses diverting meds.....
    That is what scares me...the staff nurses never count the pyxis. It hadn't been counted since Sept of last year. So that means that hundreds of meds have been pulled since that time with no count...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Pyxis machine and nurses diverting meds.....
    The medication was not a controlled substance. Tramadol. It is in with all the other meds like Tylenol, Motrin, pepto and naproxen. There has never been any counting of these meds since I have been...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Pyxis machine and nurses diverting meds.....
    Good idea! I will do that this afternoon...we are sort of in a snow storm right now! But excellent idea!
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Pyxis machine and nurses diverting meds.....
    i have a question regarding the legality of being blamed for meds missing from a pyxis machine. there are several nurses in a 24 hour period that pull meds from the units' pyxis machine yet the...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Missouri Salary Poll
    st. louis - $34.00/hr + $2.00 for eves + $3.25 nights + $2.00 weekends + $10/hr if working for bonus shifts. i am making the most money i have ever made in my +20 years of nursing. working for it...
    Dec 25, '09
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  18. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    when working at a maximum security forensic hospital for the criminally insane, i had the scare of my life! another nurse and myself entered the hallway where a psychologist had been murdered and a...
    Dec 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Drainage and the color of it.....
    could someone tell me what it means when a wound has a bright green drainage to it? it's mostly serosanguenous in nature but i have noticed the increase in the bright green drainage on the dressing....
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  20. Wound Vac Company and Issues
    i was on the wound vac for almost 9 months and too had problems with having to go off of it and then back on. but my biggest complaint was when i received the bill! i called them and asked them if...
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  21. MHM in Corrections?  Anyone have any feedback on them?
    we just got a new contract in our state. they are taking over the mental health portion of corrections from cms. the company is mental health management and they are out of va. we have never heard...
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Most easy job in Nursing?
    how does a nurse find a job in managed care? i mean what am i looking for when i start looking for a job in this area? what about legal consultant nursing? can we work with lawyers in cases that...
    Apr 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Psych Nurse ="not a REAL nurse"?
    being a psych nurse for over 15 years, i know that i am a "real" nurse. worked in a maximum security forensic hospital and now in the prison system. i can even start iv's...lol there are alot of...
    Apr 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Sorry for the last post.......I am new on here. Lesson learned.
    i made a post about an abominal wound opening up and i sincerely apologize for not knowing that what i wrote was not allowed. i will be more careful as to what i write on these boards as i am new...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. I'm In Trouble B/c Of Borderline
    i too use to work with the borderline females! 7 years of pure exhaustion! not only did they drain me emotionally on some days but they drained all of us physically on most days. my borderlines...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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