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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Failed at pre-nursing and pre OT. What to do now?
    Medical assistant?
    Nov 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. What percentage make it?
    90% of our original group made it through.
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. ****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
  21. Would you feel uncomfortable with your coworkers caring for you?
    If I have a psychotic break, it's probably because of my job and coworkers. So it only seems fair that they should have to take care of me.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Any INFJ in Psych nursing? Is counselling involved as a psychiatric nurse?
    I'm aN xnfj - always tested as a low E, but I'm probably more of an ambivert. Anyway, there are pros and cons to our type in this speciality. Being an extreme empath is great for therapeutic...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Your patients thoughts on YOU
    My patients are pretty open with what they think about me, as well. My most frequently gotten comment is that they enjoy my bubbly personality - that is raises the mood of the unit when I'm...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    Also, I should add that here it violates a patient's rights to keep doors locked ALL day. But it's a slippery slope. If group starts at 9:30 but breakfast is at 7am, locking the doors at 9:20 won't...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. To lock or not to lock the rooms
    We lock doors - depending on the unit, doors are locked for all patients during group classes or only for patients who have been refusing to go to class recently. I hate the policy. Patients...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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