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  1. Behavioral Health Nurse- break from floor nursing?
    As much as I love my psych nursing job, I would never say it was not stressful or in any way easy. You have to be thinking ahead of your patients, some who are always looking for a sneaky way to kill...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Anyone know of good online BSN-MSN program?
    Going back for MSN. Would like to do general MSN. Anyone know of a school that gives good online education for a good price?
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  3. ADN's being pushed out
    I work for a large Magnet hospital. As nursing becomes more popular, and nurses not in short supply, I have noticed something ominous has being going on lately. Several of our older and very seasoned...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  4. Dementia patients on psych unit?
    That's the problem with our unit. We are not a geripsych unit and we don't have the resources to keep them safe.
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Dementia patients on psych unit?
    Our doctors are consistently accepting elderly dementia patients on our psych unit. These patients are then in amongst other patients with psychosis and other psych problems. The dementia patients...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. Seeing mental illness everywhere
    Oh yes, I see people with mental quirks all over the place too. All I have to do is look in the mirror and I see someone with whose kids describe as hypomanic, irrational and totally out of touch...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. School presentation on Psych Nursing - HELP!
    Thanks for your help. I appreciate the ideas you gave me! I will be presenting probably for 30-45 minutes. I will definately try to dispel some of the urban myths. I did think about playing a...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. School presentation on Psych Nursing - HELP!
    I've to go to my kid's high school and give a presentation on psychiatric/mental health nursing. Needless to say, the thought of standing before a bunch of 17-18 year olds makes me very nervous! ...
    Dec 2, '08
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. What do I do with my CEU's?
    Thanks for the answers! I appreciate not having to ask anyone at work, LOL.
    Jun 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What do I do with my CEU's?
    I feel too stupid to ask anyone this question but can someone please tell me what I do with my CEU's? Do I post them to the Board of Nursing? Or do I just call them and say I've completed them?
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Benzo group
    I'm finding many, many psychiatric patients are addicted to benzos. I'd like to do an educational group suitable for patients in an acute care inpatient setting. They only stay about 5 days. ...
    Sep 24, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. CEU's
    How many CEU's do we need to get by the end of our first year of nursing? I thought we needed about 30, but my friend said we don't need any at all this year. Can anyone shed any light? ...
    May 1, '07
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. PRN meds - question
    Thanks so much for the help!
    Apr 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. PRN meds - question
    Thank you for your very quick reply. It is very appreciated.
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. PRN meds - question
    I'm a new nurse. If you have a patient say on Ativan tid and PRN q6h, can you give the PRN Ativan one or two hours after you've given the scheduled dose of Ativan, if the scheduled dose isn't doing...
    Apr 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Role Transition Objectives
    For adolescents, self-worth and positive coping skills are very important. People with mental disorders often becomes drug abusers because they are vulnerable to situations that lead to drugs. ...
    Apr 10, '07
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. I REALLY want to be a psych nurse, and i'm close to graduating with some questions!
    Buttercup, I found that there were plenty of posts available in psych. Strangely, the posts don't seem to be advertised the way they are for med-surg RN's. Like you, I thought I'd never be hired...
    Nov 27, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Need Psych Mentor
    Edorn, thank you very much for offering to help me out. I have sent you an email. Pam C
    Nov 7, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. filter needles
    I too have wondered about this. My unit doesn't have filter needles and I hate to give meds from an ampule without one. My pharmacy said they don't have them.
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. Hesi-NCLEX comparison
    You'll do fine. I got 900 and passed with 75 questions. Don't freak out though because you WILL think you flunked the NCLEX when you take it.
    Oct 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Need Psych Mentor
    I'm a new nursing graduate and am working as an RN in a short term psych unit. We are very busy and I don't get as much time as I would like to ask questions. Is there anyone who would be a...
    Oct 4, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Assessment/Question Tool
    I'm a new psychiatric nurse and could use some help. I'm trying to make a one page assessment sheet that I can use to help me with my assessment and charting. Being new at this, however, I'm not...
    Aug 19, '06
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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