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  1. Nurses, do you exercise?
    I have to drink a 5 hr energy or a different energy drink after work or else I'm too tired to go to the gym and be effective after work.
    Aug 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Had to lol! I've been a nurse since Valentines day this year! I'm in my 30's, too!! (-;
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    As a new grad Lvn I was in charge of 45 residents. I had 4 aides. Yes, this is normal. There was no other nurse in the building after 4pm. I worked 3-11. I do wish they spent more time in school...
    Aug 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Giving/Receiving report
    I don't know how much time you have to prepare for report, but as an LVN, what has helped me is prepare for shift change ahead of time. I try to have the report sheet filled out in advance of...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. TEAS V Exam
    I don't know what kind of score you hope for. From my own and friends experiences, if you were an A student in your prereqs, you quite possibly will score in the 80s without studying the TEAS manual....
    Aug 17
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  6. News in my neck of the woods
    Meriwhen, I don't work in a prison setting either, but in an acute psych unit. It seems to me that in this case, a knee jerk reaction was made by the judge in order to protect mentally ill...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Nurses, do you exercise?
    Do you take another nap before you go back to work? Or is 5.5 hrs enough for you?
    Aug 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. News in my neck of the woods
    California prisons alter ‘use of force’ policies for mentally ill inmates - Crime - Sacto 911 - The Sacramento Bee I finally got around to reading this article. As a nurse in psych, I can see both...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. lvn-rn bridge
    Yes, they are in northern CA. I'm sorry to hear it's so much harder in So Cal. Do you also have to complete a bunch of prereqs? Out here, the private schools allow you to work while completing...
    Aug 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  10. lvn-rn bridge
    Which schools here in Cali require a year of experience Not Carrington, not Uophx, not sac city college....
    Aug 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Nurses, do you exercise?
    I totally agree! After working out after work the last 2 days, I definitely feel better! I feel less stressed and my body doesn't hurt as much after work. I hope I can keep it up!
    Aug 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Nurses, do you exercise?
    I just started with a personal trainer yesterday. I work full time and have an elementary school aged child. I'm paying for 3 days per week of training in order to motivate me/ force myself to...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. Day in the life of a nursing student??
    Wake up at 4:20. Get me and my elementary school aged son dressed. Take him to daycare Drive to school where we met to carpool to our far away clinical sites Start clinicals at 6:30am
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    What do you mean , exactly ? are. You talking about bubble packs? (-:
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    I bring the following: real food, an energy drink, stethoscope, a spiral bound notebook for notes on policies/procedures, extra pens, pads, tampons, Chapstick, light colored lipstick, non perishable...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. I came down with suspected C diff
    Your c diff is suspected, not confirmed, correct? As a nurse, you likely know the smell and consistency of c diff. If it were me, I'd try to get the dx confirmed before calling off. But that's just...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    My first thought was the OP was slow to give report, but then I reread it...slow to receive? If the original poster is asking the off going nurse to go slow enough so she can write things down...
    Aug 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. What do you carry with you/bring to work as a psych nurse?
    Large sheet of paper, pen for my brain sheet I keep on me at all times. I keep everything else in a bag stored in the nurses station.
    Aug 7
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. New at Charging - Need Tips
    I hope things get better for you. I feel my facility staffs adequately. 2 nurses: 16 Pts on the short term acute. Sounds like your ratios are greater. I'm accustomed to 45 - 54 pt med passes so I...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Just curious..what color is your stethoscope?
    I just changed out my tubing to raspberry! From breast cancer awareness pink. FYI-you can order just the tubing for any littman. Mine had ink stains. I ordered from AllHeart online!
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Night Shift PDNs....
    I read with interest these posts on Ped Home Nursing. They bring to mind my days as a licensed child care provider. I believe parents focus their frustration with their children's medical problems on...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. New at Charging - Need Tips
    Our PHF (psych health facility) is locked. Our Pts are there because they were placed on a hold (5250, 5150, 5270) due to being a danger to themselves or others, for the most part. Your ratios...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. New at Charging - Need Tips
    I'm a new nurse to psych, too, but not experiencing the same challenges. First, let's figure out if you are overwhelmed because you have an unreasonable work load or because you're new and still...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. CNA jobs $15-18/hr ??
    If you can get hired by an acute care hospital--kaiser, Sutter, etcetera they pay $16-21+/hr After you have 1 yr experience you can work for a temp agency that places you in a hospital. They also...
    Aug 4
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. How Soon Should I Begin Studying for NCLEX
    I didn't formally study for the nclex until I scheduled my exam. That gave me about 2 weeks. I did review approx 2500 questions during the time frame. I passed. My school did incorporate some...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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