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  1. burn out, bullying, new nurse blues, affecting my relationship and mental health
    If anyone wanted an update - I found a new job a few months ago, in an entirely different area of nursing. I am totally blown away by how night and day different it is. SO DIFFERENT. My current job...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. RN job with 'normal' hours?
    I think these types of jobs can be difficult to get. Some of the nurses I know with young kids get around this by working as casuals, or in part time positions. With casual work, you can choose which...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  3. nurses in mental health
    My friend was told that registered psychiatric nurses are not recognized or eligible for registration in Ontario. I know that they do work in hospitals in western Canada (Manitoba, Alberta, BC and...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  4. nurses in mental health
    I am in BC but I have colleagues from Ontario. By RPNs, do you mean Registered Psych Nurses, or Registered Practical Nurses? In BC, RPN is a registered psych nurse, and practical nurses are called...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Mental Health and Fitness to Practice in Alberta
    I second using your union. As for applying for EI, did you work while you were in school? If so you might be eligible for EI medical benefits, which are different than regular benefits if you...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Tattoos
    One thing with wearing long sleeved shirts under your scrubs, aside from infection control - do you get warm easily? I do, and there is no freaking way I'd be able to wear a long sleeve shirt under...
    Mar 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  7. Resume advice for seeking second nursing job
    Thanks all. Oh I forgot to mention one thing. I have only worked in psych since I graduated. I am applying for med surg jobs, but have no med surg work experience. I thought if I put details...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. I don't want to work in LTC... Will someone change my attitude?
    I haven't worked in LTC but I did my final practicum in school in LTC. The time management and assessment skills I learned have been useful. I also got a lot of experience working with geriatric...
    Feb 24
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Resume advice for seeking second nursing job
    Hi all, I am currently working on my resume and could use some advice. I graduated from nursing school 2 years ago. I got a job a few months after graduation, and am now looking for another....
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. Hallucinations
    I went in to some detail about providing reality orientation or not on your other post. I think the title of your post was "reality orientation for hallucinations/delusions". There's a lot of...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. De-escalation Techniques/ Redirection techniques for Crisis Situations
    I'm not a police officer so I can't answer how they are trained to respond. I am sure I encounter people with mental illness every day on the street. They are common illnesses and the vast...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  12. De-escalation Techniques/ Redirection techniques for Crisis Situations
    Where I work if someone has a weapon the police are called. It depends on what sort of crisis the person is having. E.g. are they feeling anxious, suicidal, angry and agitated, paranoid?...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  13. Hallucinations
    I would check with your clinical instructor. Delusions and hallucinations are two separate things, but sometimes they are related. For example, someone who hears what they think is God's voice...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. Reality Orientation for hallucinations/delusions?
    It depends on how much insight they have. Some of my patients, especially if they've been ill previously and then improved., kind of get that their hallucinations or delusions may not be real. They...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Taxes
    Does anyone know if you can claim for ongoing education courses? For example, taking college continuing education courses in a nursing specialty area?
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. Toronto: Courses, Psychiatric Nursing to Medical Surgical
    I'm in the same boat! Good luck with job hunting, I am just starting that process.
    Feb 8
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. When Giving Report Please....
    On my unit we have a group report. The oncoming nurses get together and we read out the Kardex for all the patients. This takes about half an hour , which is a bit more than 1 minute per patient. ...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. burn out, bullying, new nurse blues, affecting my relationship and mental health
    Well it's been some months since my last post, and really nothing has changed at work. I and several coworkers have brought concerns to management, and although they are sympathetic, the situation...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. I don't psych nurse like the other psych nurses here
    I should also add, I don't think that becoming hardened or cynical and thus being rude or sarcastic to patients is inevitable. Some of the worst examples of that behaviour I've met are nurses who...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I don't psych nurse like the other psych nurses here
    I think other people have asked some good questions, e.g. what kind of unit are you working on, how long have you been working as a psych nurse and/or working in this facility, etc. I have been...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  21. It just has to be said (vent)...
    That is really wonderful to hear, and it sounds like you have a great attitude and a great work environment. I try to keep a positive attitude even though I'm one of the people who currently dislikes...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. BCNU Extended Work Hours and Line Selection
    Yes it is. I am trying to just go with the flow, but it would have been nice to have had this settled earlier.
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  23. BCNU Extended Work Hours and Line Selection
    We're still working on it too and not sure when the process will be completed.
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. Public health nursing BC
    I still think it's foolish to cut money in the healthcare system from preventative services, as it leads to further costs down the line if more people get sick and are admitted to acute care...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. burn out, bullying, new nurse blues, affecting my relationship and mental health
    Thank you lumbarpain. I appreciate the perspective of more experienced nurses.
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101


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