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  1. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    I haven't read the book, but I definitely need to! I have very little experience dealing with people like her. My normal method of keeping my head down doesn't seem to be working. Probably because of...
    Dec 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Major Boundary Violation
    Turn yourself in to someone you trust . Boundary violations beget more boundary violations and it's a hard cycle to stop with manipulative populations or struggling nurses. You can get some help. ...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    4 months ago I started a forensic psych job. It's stressful and challenging, but I love it. Watching my patients improve has been an amazing experience. What hasn't been amazing is my experience...
    Dec 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Nervous about new job!!
    I work forensic psych and I love it! Sometimes the lack of freedom can be annoying - there are downsides to working on a locked unit and dealing the with extra rules/restrictions that go along with...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. ANA urges increased workforce funding; 1.1 Million new nurses needed
    Same here (TX). With the exception of physicians office nurses and the like, hospitals pay $3-7 dollars less an hour to new grads than places like rehab, ltac, nursing homes, psych, etc. I'd have...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Dating a former patient
    It's happened. Relationships between staff and patients have ended, and the trauma has put the patient right back in the facility where they met and I bet they're info is EVERYWHERE. Humiliating.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. clinical instructor problem or is it me?
    I forgot to label a med in clinical once. Technically, my preceptor drew it up while I watched and then left it for me to give with my instructor - common practice where I was. All hell broke...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Do nurses have free time?
    I have plenty of time for a social life! What gets in the way is my schedule. I'm sitting at home 3 days a week in the middle of the week when everyone else and their mother is working. But two...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Dating a former patient
    I fell for a psych patient once, before I was a nurse. He was smart, funny, loyal, and kind. We had similar senses of humor and shared the same hobbies. It was one of those otherworldly instant...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. Dating a former patient
    I wish there were more resources for issues like this. It's completely normal and reasonable to find love/attraction at work. Walking away can be extremely difficult. And talking about it can be...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Dating a former patient
    I agree that they need support and relationships are important. 100%. But what are we signing up to do? Be a source of professional support? Or a source of personal support? Dual roles rarely...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. Dating a former patient
    People in inpatient psych generally have deep seated issues, or they wouldn't be there. People don't have severe major depression, schizophrenia, bpd, bipolar disorder, ptsd, WHATEVER, because...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Dating a former patient
    .....no. Just no. This kind of thought process is exactly WHY these relationships are doomed from the beginning. That pervasive idea that we can "save" someone or "fix" them with our love.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Dating a former patient
    How would you connect with her after discharge without acting unprofessionally? Getting "digits" from a patient is unethical and surely straight up against the rules. You'd be using your position...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. New job with vacation
    I would just straight up tell the person who does scheduling before any scheduling is done. I started a new job 3 months ago with a vacation already planned and let my boss know as soon as I got the...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Failed at pre-nursing and pre OT. What to do now?
    Medical assistant?
    Nov 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Need job advice
    You don't think you'll have the opportunity to get training for a job and then leave before you can actually use that training? I guess I don't see the draw. Training for a job you don't intend...
    Nov 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. no new grads allowed in hospitals?
    In my area it's not horribly difficult for new grads in general - it's difficult for new grad ADNs. So they get experience wherever they can while they work on their BSNs - hospice, rehab, psych,...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do I really want to do this?
    I think becoming a nurse is so intense, it would be weird to not have doubts. If I'd graduated NS and never once worked as an RN, I still would've been forever changed. I probably went through...
    Nov 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Does anyone like their job?
    On average, I'd say I like my job. Some days I hate it. Some days I love it. But overall, I'm happy, and I feel lucky that I can say that.
    Nov 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I Want to Be an RN; I Am Bad at Math.
    Psh. I have no shame. I do it in front of my patients when they ask what time they can have their next PRN dose of a med. They accept my flaws haha.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. What color are your scrubs?
    We can wear any color/print we want. I'm a boring solid color matchy-matchy person. But I like wearing contrasting/printed long sleeve shirts underneath.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. I Want to Be an RN; I Am Bad at Math.
    I still catch myself doing math using my fingers. Somehow I survived NS and I'm surviving in practice. 😂
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. What percentage make it?
    90% of our original group made it through.
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. ****HELP*****
    We had to pass the background check before once we were accepted to NS, mostly just to prevent wasted time if we couldn't get a license in the end, anyway. I agree, call someone. I didn't have...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History


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