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  1. Older Nurse as NP Student
    I'm older than the OP, considering PMHNP for my "retirement career". Dont know, maybe I'm a bit nuts, but the desire is there...
    May 1
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. dismissed from program/ hipaa violation??
    Your opening sentence was "she feels he was mistreated" is a very strong statement. Were they threatening him, withholding food or medications, letting him lay in filth for hours? Or, does that...
    May 1
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Emergency or NOT?
    How hard a plastic? Wouldn't it have sharp corners that cut his GI tract or lodge somewhere? And what's going to feel like when it passes through the rectum? i think you might want to...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. RN in a rut....
    Been there. I've been through much the same. Maybe you are in a rut, maybe suffering from depression here is a quick, easy, reliable self assessed depression test. Mental Health Screening...
    May 1
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Salary and how to interpret this graph?
    No. You are,looking at the top 10% and the bottom 10% In that NY Zip code. it doesn't factor in education or experience. Do you have something to offer that would justify a salary higher than they...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. 72 hour notice/AMA
    In Illinois, it's 5 business days, and at the end of that time the DR can't file court papers if a risk to self or others. usually, they withdraw the request, or are discharged at the end. ...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Graduating with $15K in debt and they wont let me sit for boards :(
    So, both schools are charging you tuition for the same time period? That makes no sense. I suggest contacting a lawyer. You should be able to get a low cost referral through your local bar...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. No Restraints
    Do you have seclusion available? Regarding the meds, sounds like they,should've then moved up to something like Thorazine or Zypexà if still agitated
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Smoke free psych hospitals
    Every hospital in Illinois is smoke free
    Apr 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Specialty Poll for male nurses
    where is psych?
    Apr 25
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Possible HIV exposure?
    you can report just to close the loop. But I don't see anything to worry about
    Apr 25
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  12. Best practice to manage the low functioning, aggressive, psychotic patient
    Patients who are treated with respect act out less often. i don't hesitate to pull a staff member aside to inform them that their interaction was too harsh, or to remind them that they are not...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. What is your facility's policy on late patient arrivals?
    We had a 30 minute rule. After 30, there was no guarantee of being seen. If there was an available open spot, we'd put them in there, but they'd have to wait for that time before being seen. ...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  14. PMHNPs Online Programs
    RUSH has a DNP program that can be done online. runs around $70,000
    Apr 24
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  15. No Restraints
    Restraints are sometimes neccesary for safety, but are never theraputic. They are nor the be all and end all. In fact, they are considered to be a therapeutic failure by many. If they won't...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. violating HIPAA?
    A room number is never a valid patient identifier. It could be fatal if they misidentified and monitored the wrong patient
    Apr 24
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  17. question about signature after certification
    It was RN-C back in 98 when I certified with ANCC, IIRC. have no idea when it changed.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Need Nurses Survey for my Class
    You forgot diploma programs.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Georgia law for involuntary meds
    Here are the SC statutes: Code of Laws - Title 44 - Chapter 22 - Rights Of Mental Health Patients A competent person may refuse medication except in emergency situations. And the mental illness...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Cover letter?
    Do the cover letter. Your resume is a rather dry list of accomplishments and experiences organized in some particular fashion. Your cover letter is your chances to focus in on who you are. ...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. In the old days, 10 patients on med/surg?
    I think I had much more than 10 on a team. but, people often weren't as sick. Would check in the evening before surgery for their work up: h&p, anesthesia, labs, etc Would stay longer, receive a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. New Grad interview: Tell me about yourself - What do I say?
    Singwithme123 gives some good advice. Also, the new grad shouldn't read too much into that question. I really intend it to be an icebreaker type of thing. Just to get you talking a bit and loosen...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Want to be a nurse, just no butt wiping or other yucky stuff please
    Thats because you're either too pretty...and they're all like in awe & jealous of you....or, you're not pretty enough.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. FLAME ON!
    i wrote something new, went to edit it and it instead pulled up text I posted a few weeks ago, replacing what I had written moments earlier. New stuff...just vanished. That was what was weird.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. On digging deep and carrying on
    I'm not at the executive level, but this so describes what I'm going through, been going through for the last 6 months. But we can only hold on for so long, and there is really little choice...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nurse Management


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