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  1. When admin-type RNs forget about the little people.
    At least she's honest about it. I can respect that.
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rejected Apps- getting scared
    To you and I and any nurse worth their salt, your LPN experience should be very much relevant. Unfortunately, HR often takes a more black-and-white view about it. They don't see a RN with four...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Challenge LVN Board and completed LVN-BSN bridge still not eligible to take RN NCLEX
    Unfortunately, the CA BRN is a stickler when it comes to educational requirements. And even though those requirements may not make sense to you and I, the CA BRN wants what the CA BRN wants, and if...
    Sep 30
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Did you attend your RN-BSN graduation?
    I would have attended had I been in Texas at the time. But I was a couple of time zones over.
    Sep 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Current LPN-just received criminal charges
    Since you are a currently practing LPN, you need to follow the guidelines that your BON has set for reporting criminal charges. DO NOT wait until you have to renew because if they want you to report...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  6. Evening shift - yea or nay?
    Personally, I love second shift. I don't have early mornings, I'm not up ridiculously late, I can still do things during the day and my sleep schedule is not set out of whack. As far as the...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Accepting first offer
    IMO you should still be able to negotiate the salary until you sign the official offer. Though keep in mind that as a new grad, you don't really have a lot of leverage to negotiate with...unless you...
    Sep 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Per Diem non-bedside?
    Outpatient, utilization review, infection control, intake, home health, community/public health, school...pretty much any non-bedside job that utilizes nurses has the potential to need/use a per-diem...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Your Family?
    I tell my family a lot about what I do in psych...and I also leave a lot out so they don't get worried. I generally put emphasis on the good stuff, such as the success stories or breakthroughs I...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  10. NCLEX and licensing with 2 OLD DUI's
    I had to double-check that one...and you are right :) I did find it interesting that the TX BON stated that if you don't disclose it, you better make sure it's expunged or sealed or you'll be in a...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  11. Wishing to work in CA, GA new grad
    Also apply to any new grad openings IMMEDIATELY. A lot of hospitals will stop accepting applications after they receive a certain number of them, so if you wait to apply later, you may find that the...
    Sep 26
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. HELP! regarding criminal background & nclex results
    If you failed to disclosed that expunged charge to the BON, that's a deal-breaker right there as far as BONs are concerned. Otherwise, if you disclosed it as required, all you can do is wait. ...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  13. NCLEX and licensing with 2 OLD DUI's
    I just had the pleasure of sitting on a BRN presentation where they discussed how they handle applicants with criminal records including substance-abuse related convictions. Long story short: ...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  14. Criminal Background Check
    I'm not sure if a dismissed charge may or may not show up on a background check. As far as whether you need to disclose that to your BON, that would be up to the specific BON you are applying to...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  15. California application confusion...gray area around criminal history...
    Honestly, only the CA BRN can accurately answer this question, as they are the ones who will have the final say on licensing you. I would call or e-mail them (do it anonymously if you prefer) and...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  16. Contact
    Wherever I've worked has had a P&P in place that prohibits us from having outside contact with patients for a set period of time, usually a year or so. This doesn't mean we can't say Hello and...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  17. New Grad
    Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to work in med-surg first to have a successful psych nursing career. It can't hurt, but it's not required. You will learn the same first year basics of...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Training too much to fast?
    You said that this was unlike anything you had ever done before...so its reasonable to expect that you're feeling like a lot is being put on you, and that it may take some time to adjust to this new...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Things I wish I could tell my patients
    Only if you're making things all about you, instead of keeping the focus on the patient where it should remain.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Working with a schizophrenic nurse
    That is my thought too. OP's coworker may be a little too immersed in her spirituality, but that alone isn't enough to diagnose her as having schizophrenia. And I agree with Chicago's advice. ...
    Sep 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. Intake Nurse
    I agree--experience is a must for intake because you're the one doing the initial assessment of the patient. You need that experience and knowledge to evaluate them and help determine their ultimate...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Help, question about a patient
    This, this, this. Anyone working in psych should make an effort to keep up their medical-based nursing knowledge because of situations just like this. Even though treatments and O2 are on...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. ACLS Certification #?
    There is no ID number on my AHA ACLS card.
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pay for parking?
    I pay $1.25 per pay period (every 2 weeks). Most of the time I actually park in the lot/garage too.
    Sep 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Enforcement for non-disclosure
    Moved to the Licensure with a Criminal History forum. Be advised that this is a moderated forum and all responses are reviewed before being published, so it may take a bit before posts appear.
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History


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